My Epic Journey Home

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Shpilkus
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Re: My Epic Journey Home

Post by Shpilkus » Sat Oct 15, 2011 6:36 am

Get well soon, so you will be able to ride the astroturf slide of death should it be there in 2012! :shock:

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Re: My Epic Journey Home

Post by MOOP_Czar » Sat Oct 15, 2011 9:52 am

Another thought is I could show up at the hospital with the mask and goggles wearing a military unifirm and sprint from one end of the building to the other screaming :RUN!!! RUUUUN!!! It escaped!!!!"
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Re: My Epic Journey Home

Post by TinkerMom » Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:56 pm

Jax Dee!!!!!

Just was thinking of you!!! How is everything?

(((((Jax)))))
....the password is pineapple.........

Just throw it on the fire! It will kill it or cure it!!

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Jax Dee
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Re: My Epic Journey Home

Post by Jax Dee » Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:05 pm

TinkerMom wrote:Jax Dee!!!!!

Just was thinking of you!!! How is everything?

(((((Jax)))))
Aw thx :) I have been coping. I am still struggling to put together my appeal to my insurance company for denying my surgery. My long term disability finally kicked in so at least I am not suffering monetarily. I have been making the attempt to be more involved with my friends and family even when I don't feel good. It's hard some times but makes me feel better mentally. I am currently talking my best friend into going to Burning Man 2012 with me. So hopefully I'll make it out again next year. I am getting my blog updated with my BM story that I posted here. http://mixedstatesandme.blogspot.com/ I am currently excited because my best friend from Australia is coming to visit me and we are doing New Year's in NYC. And that's about it. Thank you so much for thinking of me!
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Re: My Epic Journey Home

Post by theCryptofishist » Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:17 pm

If we don't see you before then, have a wonderful new year's eve.
The Lady with a Lamprey

"The powerful are exploiting people, art and ideas, and this leads to us plebes debating how to best ration ice.
Man, no wonder they always win....." Lonesomebri

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Re: My Epic Journey Home

Post by Jax Dee » Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:26 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:If we don't see you before then, have a wonderful new year's eve.
You too and everyone else in the ePlaya family! I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season.
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Re: My Epic Journey Home

Post by theCryptofishist » Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:36 pm

((((((Jax)))))
The Lady with a Lamprey

"The powerful are exploiting people, art and ideas, and this leads to us plebes debating how to best ration ice.
Man, no wonder they always win....." Lonesomebri

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Re: My Epic Journey Home

Post by cpart » Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:55 am

If your friend doesn't end up going in 2012, can we somehow guarantee we can get you a mentally stable, secure ride to and from BRC this time?

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Re: My Epic Journey Home

Post by TinkerMom » Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:45 pm

I have been trying to butter up my son to fly out and be your driver, next year. But, he's being
a little butt head right now. So I will try again in spring.


((((Jax))))
....the password is pineapple.........

Just throw it on the fire! It will kill it or cure it!!

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Re: My Epic Journey Home

Post by Jax Dee » Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:07 pm

You guys are so awesome.
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Re: My Epic Journey Home

Post by JesseGrrl2009 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:04 pm

What an amazing story JD. Truly inspiring and a great example of what true Burners can do if they have the mindset. Hope the insurance companies can pull their heads out of their asses and get you fixed up :)
"Now go make art, eat, drink, learn, discuss, study, read, absorb art daily. You are an artist. The commercially make a living part comes later, if ever, but never doubt: you ARE an Artist." - AntiM

)'( 2013 )'(

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Re: My Epic Journey Home

Post by knowmad » Thu Dec 08, 2011 6:43 pm

Hia JaxD,
I some how lost this thread from my "follow". so I whent lurking/reading up on this. WOW!!!
My story is kinda been the same. and then not.
Lots of Love to you! By the bucket! and FB me. I'll PM you.

Hey Have I ever told you you got the koolest Avitar? No? Well, You and Savannah totaly tied.!!!
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Oh yeah, this year I was totally twerping out at the fence. ~Lonesombri

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Re: My Epic Journey Home

Post by theCryptofishist » Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:31 pm

And they both used their own photo!
The Lady with a Lamprey

"The powerful are exploiting people, art and ideas, and this leads to us plebes debating how to best ration ice.
Man, no wonder they always win....." Lonesomebri

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Re: My Epic Journey Home

Post by motskyroonmatick » Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:53 pm

*nods*
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Re: My Epic Journey Home

Post by gyre » Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:56 am

Howdy, Jax!

I'll be driving west next year.
Can you not drive?

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Re: My Epic Journey Home

Post by Jax Dee » Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:44 pm

I have narcolepsy and seven herniated disks in my spine. I can drive but not long distances. I wanted the experience of the road trip this year but I think for 2012 I am gonna fly. I had to leave all my stuff in Cali so flying out is now an easier option for me. I can then drive from Cali to the burn. I know so many people out west that it should be easy for me to find a partner in crime. My best friend may even come with me. I thank all of you who have been concerned and offered to help me. You are all so great!
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Re: My Epic Journey Home

Post by Savannah » Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:40 pm

Jax Dee wrote:I have narcolepsy and seven herniated disks in my spine. I can drive but not long distances. I wanted the experience of the road trip this year but I think for 2012 I am gonna fly. I had to leave all my stuff in Cali so flying out is now an easier option for me. I can then drive from Cali to the burn. I know so many people out west that it should be easy for me to find a partner in crime. My best friend may even come with me. I thank all of you who have been concerned and offered to help me. You are all so great!
I'm glad to hear your trip stands to be so much easier next year. :D (I'm not going to jinx you by saying "WILL be".)
knowmad wrote:Hey Have I ever told you you got the koolest Avitar? No? Well, You and Savannah totaly tied.!!!
Aw--thanks! Jax haz just has the world's most beatific expression, does she not? I'm pleased for the privilege of sharing a compliment with her.

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Re: My Epic Journey Home

Post by Jax Dee » Thu Dec 15, 2011 3:04 am

It's funny you guys like the avatar pic. That is from my first burn in 2008. It is about day 5 or 6 and in the middle of a huge white out. I am in the tent killing time, reading, got bored and started playing dress up and taking photos. This pic is a close up of me in my fave scarf that year that I have always loved because of the tank girl vibe of the pigtails and goggles combo.

And I love Savannah's avatar too. Beautiful and artistic! It's a lovely shot.
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Re: My Epic Journey Home

Post by burner von braun » Sun Oct 25, 2015 6:40 pm

<bump>
This is a great story from several years ago.. well worth reading in its entirety.


Happy Birthday Jax Dee!
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