Last minute panic thread

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Re: Last minute panic thread

Post by Sundial » Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:03 pm

Captain Goddammit wrote:This is my last evening to get shit done, I leave TOMORROW!
What the fuck should I do? What's most critical? What am I forgetting?
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHGGGH
A life jacket?
"I will not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. I will face my fear. I will let it pass through me. Where the fear has gone, there shall be nothing. Only I will remain."

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Re: Last minute panic thread

Post by C.f.M. » Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:46 pm

Don't forget to pay any bills that'll be due while you're gone...

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Re: Last minute panic thread

Post by Sundial » Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:10 pm

C.f.M. wrote:Don't forget to pay any bills that'll be due while you're gone...
Whoops!
*pays off his credit card*
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Re: Last minute panic thread

Post by C.f.M. » Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:08 pm

This is my last post on eplaya before I go!

AAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now I get to go lie in bed panicking, instead of staring at the internet, panicking.

See y'all there.

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Re: Last minute panic thread

Post by FIGJAM » Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:31 pm

Watch "The Boosh" till you fall asleep. 8)
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Re: Last minute panic thread

Post by Captain Goddammit » Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:22 pm

C.f.M. wrote:Don't forget to pay any bills that'll be due while you're gone...
This year's prep, which has been going on for months, has cost me way too much to pay any bills!!!
GreyCoyote: "At this rate it wont be long before he is Admiral Fukkit."

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Re: Last minute panic thread

Post by Sundial » Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:26 am

Captain Goddammit wrote:
C.f.M. wrote:Don't forget to pay any bills that'll be due while you're gone...
This year's prep, which has been going on for months, has cost me way too much to pay any bills!!!
See, now you're confusing pre-Burn panic with post-Burn panic.
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Re: Last minute panic thread

Post by Captain Goddammit » Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:28 am

Yes, I guess you're right! You have a very sharp clear mind for someone in the panic thread. Hell you started it!
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Re: Last minute panic thread

Post by Sundial » Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:33 am

That's because I"ve got lots of panic experience! :mrgreen:
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Re: Last minute panic thread

Post by C.f.M. » Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:12 am

Captain Goddammit wrote:
C.f.M. wrote:Don't forget to pay any bills that'll be due while you're gone...
This year's prep, which has been going on for months, has cost me way too much to pay any bills!!!
Then yer doin' it right! :mrgreen:

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Re: Last minute panic thread

Post by MyDearFriend » Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:22 am

Hahahahahahaha, sitting in a hotel in Reno, woken early by a robot call from my credit card company alerting me to "fraudulent activity" on my account, fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck I forgot to tell then I would be traveling, hoping they will sort it out before I present that card at Total Wine. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Last minute panic thread

Post by tatonka » Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:11 am

[media]
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Re: Last minute panic thread

Post by geospyder » Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:40 am

MyDearFriend wrote:Hahahahahahaha, sitting in a hotel in Reno, woken early by a robot call from my credit card company alerting me to "fraudulent activity" on my account, fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck I forgot to tell then I would be traveling, hoping they will sort it out before I present that card at Total Wine. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
I'm heading to Total Wine today also. Bald headed wearing shorts and black Burning Man Pier 2 t-shirt from last year.
You know it's going to be a bad day when you jump out of bed and miss the floor.

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Re: Last minute panic thread

Post by C.f.M. » Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:01 pm

Mmm...likker shopping! I hope I have enough money left in my budget after buying food to get some booze. Just a little bottle of Barenjager, this year, for the chilly nights.

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Re: Last minute panic thread

Post by RosieTahoe » Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:32 pm

This thread is making me feel so much better about the craziness that is going on in my head this week! I'm literally not sleeping right. It is so fucking weird to be planning and preparing for something you have never experienced before!! So, yes, I'm bringing a ridiculous amount of stuff because I am lucky enough to live just 4 hours from the Playa. But that is a blessing and a curse because there is basically no limit to what we can bring and the list keeps growing! 4 more days!!!!!!!!

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Re: Last minute panic thread

Post by knowmad » Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:36 pm

yeah crazypants time fo sure!
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Re: Last minute panic thread

Post by illy dilly » Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:45 pm

knowmad wrote:yeah crazypants time fo sure!
Fuck! I still have to go to Army Surplus and get my Crazy Pants.
FUCK! Good reminder though!
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Re: Last minute panic thread

Post by C.f.M. » Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:46 pm

Crazy pants? Are you sure you didn't mean these...

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Re: Last minute panic thread

Post by oly14 » Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:48 pm

RosieTahoe wrote:I'm literally not sleeping right. It is so fucking weird to be planning and preparing for something you have never experienced before!! So, yes, I'm bringing a ridiculous amount of stuff because I am lucky enough to live just 4 hours from the Playa.
I thought the playa was where we were supposed to get sleep deprived, not days before leaving. I can't fall asleep with my head spinning, finally nod off and then wake up hours earlier than normal thinking of things I still need to do or things I need to add to my list of things to do. Ugh. Re the ridiculous amounts of stuff, I guess that's what we, birgins, do. I have my own oversupply. Even with everything I've gathered, my veteran friends say I'll realize I don't have something I need shortly after arrival. I can't wait!

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Re: Last minute panic thread

Post by illy dilly » Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:54 pm

C.f.M. wrote:Crazy pants? Are you sure you didn't mean these...
Hahaha!
No I'm already wearing a pair of those. Never know when you might get a spontaneous surprise lap dance. :wink:
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Re: Last minute panic thread

Post by fernley1 » Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:04 pm

Another first timer here.
I think I am done packing

Yeah, weird dreams about packing up everthing.
Thats all I am going to say about that.

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Re: Last minute panic thread

Post by VultureChow » Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:12 pm

Car is picking me up to take me to the airport in 20 minutes. What am I doing? Why am I doing this. Dear god I'm crazy.

Now just to convince the airline to accept a lion shaped piece of luggage.
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Re: Last minute panic thread

Post by geospyder » Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:15 pm

oly14 wrote:
RosieTahoe wrote:I'm literally not sleeping right. It is so fucking weird to be planning and preparing for something you have never experienced before!! So, yes, I'm bringing a ridiculous amount of stuff because I am lucky enough to live just 4 hours from the Playa.
I thought the playa was where we were supposed to get sleep deprived, not days before leaving. I can't fall asleep with my head spinning, finally nod off and then wake up hours earlier than normal thinking of things I still need to do or things I need to add to my list of things to do. Ugh. Re the ridiculous amounts of stuff, I guess that's what we, birgins, do. I have my own oversupply. Even with everything I've gathered, my veteran friends say I'll realize I don't have something I need shortly after arrival. I can't wait!
I know the feeling - I keep a pad and pen on the night stand. Sometimes it's a challenge to try to decipher what you wrote the next morning :-) Last night I had scribbled - tie "large" wraps. At least I knew what that one meant - heavy duty tie wraps :-)
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Re: Last minute panic thread

Post by geospyder » Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:17 pm

fernley1 wrote:Another first timer here.
I think I am done packing

Yeah, weird dreams about packing up everthing.
Thats all I am going to say about that.
Think your dreams are weird now - wait until after you comeback from Burning Man. At that point you will know what they mean when they say you need to decompress.
You know it's going to be a bad day when you jump out of bed and miss the floor.

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Re: Last minute panic thread

Post by mulch » Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:18 pm

I keep a pad and pen on the night stand.
Me too. Lately the list just includes things to grab out of the kitchen... right now it just has "Wine glasses, cork screw, advil" come to think of it, those may be the most important things of all, and I saved them for last.

I'll be so glad to be leaving in the morning, but the 33 hour trip from New Orleans is not something we are looking foreword to.
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Re: Last minute panic thread

Post by Boijoy » Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:21 pm

oly14 wrote:
RosieTahoe wrote:I'm literally not sleeping right. It is so fucking weird to be planning and preparing for something you have never experienced before!! So, yes, I'm bringing a ridiculous amount of stuff because I am lucky enough to live just 4 hours from the Playa.
I thought the playa was where we were supposed to get sleep deprived, not days before leaving. I can't fall asleep with my head spinning, finally nod off and then wake up hours earlier than normal thinking of things I still need to do or things I need to add to my list of things to do. Ugh. Re the ridiculous amounts of stuff, I guess that's what we, birgins, do. I have my own oversupply. Even with everything I've gathered, my veteran friends say I'll realize I don't have something I need shortly after arrival. I can't wait!

sleep with a note pad !!! :)
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Re: Last minute panic thread

Post by Sundial » Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:15 pm

RosieTahoe wrote:This thread is making me feel so much better about the craziness that is going on in my head this week! I'm literally not sleeping right. It is so fucking weird to be planning and preparing for something you have never experienced before!! So, yes, I'm bringing a ridiculous amount of stuff because I am lucky enough to live just 4 hours from the Playa. But that is a blessing and a curse because there is basically no limit to what we can bring and the list keeps growing! 4 more days!!!!!!!!
Rest assured, your craziness is par for the course.
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Re: Last minute panic thread

Post by Sundial » Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:16 pm

knowmad wrote:yeah crazypants time fo sure!
I found some navy women's pyjama pants with white stars all over them in a thrift store. MURICA PANTS!
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Re: Last minute panic thread

Post by knowmad » Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:36 pm

Schtev wrote:
knowmad wrote:yeah crazypants time fo sure!
I found some navy women's pyjama pants with white stars all over them in a thrift store. MURICA PANTS!
WIN!!!!
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Re: Last minute panic thread

Post by kiss-o-matic » Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:29 pm

I might need a little adhoc sewing job done - a few buttons, but the button holes (or loops I should say) are out of my skill set. Is it acceptable to assume someone at a costume tent can help? Not that it'd be necessary but I'll be making a donation of some garb I don't need.

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