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Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Post by Elorrum » Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:40 pm

yikes grasshoppers! Why surprises that combine with a full hot beverage. Murphy? is that your law?

a full hot beverage, or the last and only food in the house you want. with clean clothes.

Oh the sluices are opened on the spending, one little visit to the hardware store, one little visit to Trader Joes, and no more online purchases.
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Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Post by ygmir » Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:52 pm

Dr. Pyro wrote:Break out the champagne!

My youngest daughter Joelle, who is a theatre major at USC, just got a call-back for a second audition and reading with the directors of a Top 10 show on network TV. Actually two different auditions tomorrow in Burbank for two different roles. The odds are pretty good she may well land one of the roles. If she does, I'll be even more insufferable than I am now, and that's saying something. And she can pay her own damn tuition at USC.

Oh, and Yggy, she's still sorry about clobbering Clyde...
that is nice of her.....super kid!! and yeah, just seeing his name make me eye water, damn it!
Congrats though!! all the best to her!!
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Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Post by ygmir » Fri Aug 14, 2015 7:30 am

*strolls in, starts ECM*

prep and prep and prep.........and wishing I knew more about solar charge controllers and batteries and stuff.
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Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Post by VultureChow » Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:05 am

Grai and I are headed to chinatown today. There's a candy shop with tiny whole dried crabs flavored with sesame. The perfect playa snack. Anyone have any requests?
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Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Post by Savannah » Fri Aug 14, 2015 1:26 pm

VultureChow wrote:Grai and I are headed to chinatown today. There's a candy shop with tiny whole dried crabs flavored with sesame. The perfect playa snack. Anyone have any requests?
Whaaaaat?

I am terribly curious to try that. :shock:

But I might chicken out. And when I say "might", I mean "probably", but then again I did try escargot this year (and it was delicious).
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Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Post by Ratty » Fri Aug 14, 2015 1:32 pm

One of the most foolish things you can do at my work...Accept a snack from any Asian employee. It will either turn out to be seafood or tamarind candy that tastes like ass. (Please keep your comments to a minimum.)
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Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Post by chuckularone » Fri Aug 14, 2015 1:49 pm

I have a friend with a very Italian last name who twice married a woman born in China. He spent over 5 years of his life in mainland China as well. He always brings in the most vile foods to sample. After 12 years, I long ago realized that it wasn't worth my time. His wife Imports "delicacies" and electronic parts from China and sells them in an ebay store.
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Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Post by MyDearFriend » Fri Aug 14, 2015 3:40 pm

So much prep stress :lol: :lol: :lol: why do I do this to myself?

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Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Post by Savannah » Fri Aug 14, 2015 3:44 pm

MyDearFriend wrote:So much prep stress :lol: :lol: :lol: why do I do this to myself?

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Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Post by MyDearFriend » Fri Aug 14, 2015 3:47 pm

*pours a drink for Savannah*

*and another for self*

8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
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Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Post by Savannah » Fri Aug 14, 2015 3:51 pm

Yaaaaaaaaaas, Julia yaaaaaaas.

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Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Post by Elorrum » Fri Aug 14, 2015 7:48 pm

EAT DRUMS!!! EAT DRUMS!!!


no, I'm not a d.j. and should not have tried this at home. hot hot hot
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Post by theCryptofishist » Fri Aug 14, 2015 11:22 pm

So, I hit the "Mark Forums Read" button, and five minutes later I'm looking for unread posts...
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Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Post by mgb327 » Sat Aug 15, 2015 4:51 am

Morning bar...thought I might pipe in while having my coffee. Stress. Yes, stress. This year is more stressful in prep than any year before. Why is that? Maybe because I have really stepped up my "gifting" thing, or maybe defaultia is getting busier for me each year. I don't know what it is, but I have hit the wall. I start the drive a week from Monday. I am stuck, just sitting here drinking my coffee. I have lots to do today, but want to just work on BM stuff. All the needed stuff is done and packed, now it seems I am just inventing things to do in prep. Do I really need 4 kinds of sardines?
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Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Post by Simon of the Playa » Sat Aug 15, 2015 5:08 am

let your OCD flow through you and manifest all the myriad pathways at once.


pass gas once in a while too, i find that helps.
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Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Post by AntiM » Sat Aug 15, 2015 6:06 am

:coffee: :coffee: :coffee:

Ah, here's to passing mass gas.

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Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Post by lucky420 » Sat Aug 15, 2015 7:13 am

Ahhhhh weekends. Life is good, no?

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Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Post by mgb327 » Sat Aug 15, 2015 7:14 am

Must be Saturday morning..
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Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Post by Ratty » Sat Aug 15, 2015 7:20 am

mgb let's have a sickly sweet coffee cocktail. I'm stuck in the same spot as you are. Today I'm planning to read my lists and start packing. If not into the van, at least into bins and close the lids. I'll take a look at the food bin and do a little shopping too. I think it's because we know it's not that hard to pull it together.
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Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Post by mgb327 » Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:05 am

Ratty, I think it is the anxiety as well, as I have to drive 3,000 miles one way to get there. The drive alone is daunting. Towing my camper. I am mostly packed, but get that heart palpitation every so often. WTF did I forget? Shit, I don't know, just go. I am medium OCD, that doesn't help much. I am going to go and get a chocolate malted. Yup, that is it. Oh look! A blinky......
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Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Post by Ratty » Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:17 am

Well mgb, Stop worrying right NOW. When you get there you can go to Elliots or Black Rock Weekly and find Eric, (on Rod's road). Look in the book for playa addresses of your friends. We have stuff!
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Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Post by ygmir » Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:47 am

*wanders in, starts ECM, checks War Rabbit™ *
*sets out cocktails*
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yeah the "mental freeze", I'm there,too, and I'll be on playa next Friday! dang!

*strokes TV, heads for IBBOD*
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Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Post by lucky420 » Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:56 am

Way to get the party started Ygmir! I'll have a blue drink. I've got home made muffins and Bacon over here...
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Post by MyDearFriend » Sat Aug 15, 2015 1:48 pm

Rainbow of drinks for me please.

I am aimlessly wandering putting things down and picking them up. Two bins go to the DC container tomorrow, one leaves here with me in my car for that 3000 mile drive on Friday.

~~~~~~tries to focus~~~~~~

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Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Post by rideincircles » Sat Aug 15, 2015 2:27 pm

Fuck leaky keg taps. Just lost my entire keg of a double ipa pliny clone for Burning Man. Got too much shit to do to worry about it much, but still have to clean that out after I just cleaned the chest freezer out this week.

At least there was a small glass left in the keg as a consolation prize, but I don't feel like drinking at all after last night and its about 100 outside.

Back to work. Going to work on the swamp cooler.

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Post by Elliot » Sat Aug 15, 2015 2:30 pm

:lol:
So... here I am, desperately flailing around with wrenches in both hands to get 70 Loaner bicycles and much else ready by... eight days from now, when....

...I discover where the odour of sewer gases has been coming from lately.

I was kind'a hoping it was a dead cat under my porch.

Nope. Sewer line. Slip fitting slipped out after 40 years of gradual soil movement. So now I am swinging pick and shovel in the open sun, with 90 F in the shade. "Mad dogs and Englishmen...."

This is terrific conditioning for BRC! It's like I'm there already! Whoo-hoooooo! :mrgreen:
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Post by Elliot » Sat Aug 15, 2015 3:29 pm

In other news.... (While I am indoors cooling off)
My friends Adam and Ashleigh met as travel companions on the way to Burning Man, became a couple at Burning Man, then married, and today announced the birth of their second child. Life is wonderful.

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Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Post by lucky420 » Sat Aug 15, 2015 3:51 pm

Beautiful ^^
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Post by sadie » Sat Aug 15, 2015 4:12 pm

Good Afternoon, Bar.
So. Much. To. Do....!!! Loading what won't melt or explode into the van today. We're having a bit of a cold front..only 95 today...it's the killer 33% humidity that gets ya.
Every drop of sweat is worth it! Can't wait to see all of you.
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Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Post by ygmir » Sat Aug 15, 2015 4:32 pm

damn Elliot!! wish I were closer, my backhoe or trencher could help!!
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