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Re: Worst part of 2013?

Post by delle » Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:43 pm

tatonka wrote:[

Was she a small women with short hair? She ran her nails down my back and grabbed my ass , I turned around and she just smiled at me and walked off , she was on everyones lap , and was real flirty. Didnt see a name tag so I guessed she wasnt with M%G .
Hahaha.

That was probably me. (at the M&G, NOT EVER at that camp)

The hilarious part about this is that nothing I ever did was meant to be sexual. As my husband so aptly put it, "this is the week we let the puppy out". That fucking puppy is all over everyone, but sex is not at all what its about. I wish most of all I could have recorded some of that "flirting", as some of those conversations were the most important and insightful I've had all year.

I apologize to anyone whom I offended. I did not mean to offend...

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Re: Worst part of 2013?

Post by FIGJAM » Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:47 pm

I could sing you another song! :)
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Re: Worst part of 2013?

Post by Sic Pup » Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:50 pm

delle wrote: The puppy does what the puppy does.

....... and such and interesting way of introducing oneself..... HA HA HA...... loved it.
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Re: Worst part of 2013?

Post by delle » Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:52 pm

May I can sing harmony?

Pretty please?
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Re: Worst part of 2013?

Post by delle » Sat Sep 07, 2013 1:04 pm

Sic Pup. It was so great to meet you and telling you what I REALLY thought about you.

You really DO look very much like your avatar.
Worry is a misuse of imagination

She had blue skin, And so did he.
He kept it hid And so did she.
They searched for blue Their whole life through,
Then passed right by- And never knew.”

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Re: Worst part of 2013?

Post by Lonesomebri » Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:27 pm

delle wrote:The puppy does what the puppy does.

I learned alot that night.

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Re: Worst part of 2013?

Post by tatonka » Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:39 pm

lucky420 wrote:Are you complaining? :wink:
nope brought a smile to my face :) old folk love attention :)
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Re: Worst part of 2013?

Post by skibear » Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:20 pm

ACfromSAC wrote:I saw three people pulled over on my way in. I wonder how much a speeding ticket costs when you're doing 8 in a 5 zone?
Don't know. several years ago a BLM ranger pulled me over for doing 8 in a 5 just past greeters.

I got talking to him but said I worked for the same Federal Govt as him. We compared jobs but I think all this surprised him and I left without a ticket.
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Re: Worst part of 2013?

Post by MikeGyver » Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:52 pm

Worst part of 2013 for me was all the lines. Before this year I had never waited in line to get in, to get up the Man, or to get out. I had to wait in line for all three this year.
Not being able to write on the Man made no sense either.
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Re: Worst part of 2013?

Post by Fire_Moose » Sun Sep 08, 2013 2:55 am

I like to wait in the ice line and act like I'm having the worst time waiting in line.
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Re: Worst part of 2013?

Post by tatonka » Sun Sep 08, 2013 1:31 pm

delle wrote:
tatonka wrote:[

Was she a small women with short hair? She ran her nails down my back and grabbed my ass , I turned around and she just smiled at me and walked off , she was on everyones lap , and was real flirty. Didnt see a name tag so I guessed she wasnt with M%G .
Hahaha.

That was probably me. (at the M&G, NOT EVER at that camp)

The hilarious part about this is that nothing I ever did was meant to be sexual. As my husband so aptly put it, "this is the week we let the puppy out". That fucking puppy is all over everyone, but sex is not at all what its about. I wish most of all I could have recorded some of that "flirting", as some of those conversations were the most important and insightful I've had all year.

I apologize to anyone whom I offended. I did not mean to offend...

The puppy does what the puppy does.

no offence at all :)
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Re: Worst part of 2013?

Post by delle » Sun Sep 08, 2013 2:53 pm

Thanks Tatonka.

I have a (thankfully very short) list of people I KNOW that I offended, which I totally realize may well get longer, as only two people came out and told me On the Spot how they felt about my shenanigans (and one of those was more a volume issue as I almost blew unjohn's hearing aide out "helping" to shut people the fuck up).

Being Canadian, I have to apologize ad nauseum to each and every one which tends to be more of a bummer than the original transgression to the poor receiver.

I'm glad you're not on that list. I remember your back and bum with fondness.

Just wish I'd stuck around for more than a smile....
Worry is a misuse of imagination

She had blue skin, And so did he.
He kept it hid And so did she.
They searched for blue Their whole life through,
Then passed right by- And never knew.”

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Re: Worst part of 2013?

Post by Elliot » Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:12 pm

All right, I'm not reading four pages of negative stuff, but I'll allow myself this one venting:

Three out of four of the bicycles I repaired in the early days of the event were bikes that were patently defective when the owner brought it into BRC. The owners reported buying the darned things for 20 to 40 dollars on Craigslist, and at garage sales and flea markets and such, and from the Reno bike recyclers, and even out of a roadside truck... AND THEY EXPECTED THESE PIECES-OF-SHIT TO ACTUALLY BE RIDE-ABLE JUST AS THEY WERE PURCHASED! I don't know what to call this phenomenon, but it is pathetic. Please spread the word.

Next year I just may refuse to repair such bikes.

Now back to my regularly scheduled joyfulness.


Oh... and Delle.... You never annoyed me in any way, even with your Greatest Stunt of reaching from behind between my....
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Re: Worst part of 2013?

Post by Captain Goddammit » Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:21 pm

You know Elliot, that would piss me off too! I have been considering camping by you next year and fixing a bike or two, but yeah, back when I had the 9:00 bike repair camp I wasn't there to fix bikes that were already broken when the unprepared dumb-ass brought it to BRC.
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Re: Worst part of 2013?

Post by Elliot » Sun Sep 08, 2013 4:16 pm

The problem naturally faded after the first few days, and toward the end of the week all my bike repair was sheer joy. And next year I will also set strict shop hours. I may still want/need to leave occasionally, so a relief mechanic would be a godsend. Similarly, I might occasionally relieve you as skipper of your Ship, so you can enjoy an adult beverage. We might also be able to consolidate some infrastructure, like generator power. Let's explore this by PM.

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Re: Worst part of 2013?

Post by strange love » Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:09 pm

Flipping out on a darkwad after getting into a head on bicycle collision with her; I should've been more compassionate and offered her some illumination of some kind.

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Re: Worst part of 2013?

Post by Canoe » Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:50 pm

strange love wrote:...I should've been more compassionate and offered her some illumination of some kind.
Why?
If they've read what they're supposed to read about being prepared, you wouldn't have been put at risk.
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Re: Worst part of 2013?

Post by Captain Goddammit » Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:37 pm

strange love wrote: I should've been more compassionate and offered her some illumination of some kind.
Would seeing stars count?
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Re: Worst part of 2013?

Post by BBadger » Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:40 pm

strange love wrote:Flipping out on a darkwad after getting into a head on bicycle collision with her; I should've been more compassionate and offered her some illumination of some kind.
Good that you flipped out, but yes, giving her some illumination would've been good to pair words with action -- and prevent something like that from happening again to someone else. If darktards aren't already lit up, there's a good chance that they don't have any illumination supplies to begin with.
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Re: Worst part of 2013?

Post by Fire_Moose » Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:00 pm

Elliot wrote:All right, I'm not reading four pages of negative stuff, but I'll allow myself this one venting:

Three out of four of the bicycles I repaired in the early days of the event were bikes that were patently defective when the owner brought it into BRC. The owners reported buying the darned things for 20 to 40 dollars on Craigslist, and at garage sales and flea markets and such, and from the Reno bike recyclers, and even out of a roadside truck... AND THEY EXPECTED THESE PIECES-OF-SHIT TO ACTUALLY BE RIDE-ABLE JUST AS THEY WERE PURCHASED! I don't know what to call this phenomenon, but it is pathetic. Please spread the word.

Next year I just may refuse to repair such bikes.

Now back to my regularly scheduled joyfulness.


Oh... and Delle.... You never annoyed me in any way, even with your Greatest Stunt of reaching from behind between my....
It was simply all wonderful Burning Man Fun.
That's a bummer but makes total sense. I'd put out the word/rule that if a problem like you describe is found, to get to bike repaired they need to work or donate or something. If they are saving on a bike they should be able to bring a spare gear, pedal, tube...
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Re: Worst part of 2013?

Post by graidawg » Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:38 am

constant exhaustion, failing ranger training, not doing a fraction of what i wanted, feeling every single morning that I was doing it wrong, even though i was surrounded by friends, feeling incredibly lonely, crushing self doubt. then leaving on tuesday morning with the feeling that it will be the last time i will be Home.
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Re: Worst part of 2013?

Post by Ratty » Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:09 am

Graidawg, When you come back next time go to the bulletin board at Playa Info. Find my 5 X7 card and come on over. There is strength in numbers. We can eat, drink, bike, walk, talk, visit camps, see art etc... We'll look up old friends and I can introduce you to new ones. The playa can be an overwhelming lonely place. You could have helped me find those damn MONKEYS. (The highlight of the art projects that I never saw.) I can steer you towards fun volunteer opportunities. Introduce you to lovies. Generally kill time in a most pleasant manner. Every year is better than the last.
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Re: Worst part of 2013?

Post by Dr. Pyro » Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:27 am

graidawg wrote: failing ranger training
How is that even possible?

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Re: Worst part of 2013?

Post by graidawg » Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:31 am

Dr. Pyro wrote:
graidawg wrote: failing ranger training
How is that even possible?

too "burnery" (yea it made no sense too me either)
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Re: Worst part of 2013?

Post by Captain Goddammit » Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:39 am

I consider failing Ranger training to be a high honor!!!
Too burny is quite an accomplishment, something to hold in the highest regard!
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Re: Worst part of 2013?

Post by Ratty » Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:07 am

With that recommendation you are a perfect candidate to be a Greeter.
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Re: Worst part of 2013?

Post by Savannah » Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:43 am

Dr. Pyro wrote:
graidawg wrote: failing ranger training
How is that even possible?
I will never understand it, either.

I remain indebted to Graidawg for his kindness.
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Re: Worst part of 2013?

Post by graidawg » Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:45 am

Savannah wrote:
Dr. Pyro wrote:
graidawg wrote: failing ranger training
How is that even possible?
I will never understand it, either.

I remain indebted to Graidawg for his kindness.
NO debt incurred Savannah. As if that would be possible
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Re: Worst part of 2013?

Post by MyDearFriend » Mon Sep 09, 2013 3:59 pm

graidawg wrote:
Dr. Pyro wrote:
graidawg wrote: failing ranger training
How is that even possible?

too "burnery" (yea it made no sense too me either)
Savannah wrote: I will never understand it, either.

I remain indebted to Graidawg for his kindness.
Me too. 8)

And how hideous that they rejected you for being too "burnery." :evil: A bit less distain on their part might help everyone. But fuck 'em if they don't want to be a part of this wonderful community. I watched them sideline themselves Sunday night after Gates opened; Ranger Station Berlin completely dark and deserted, no one home, no one available to help the streams of lost and confused people wondering where the fuck they were supposed to be... yeah the dazed & confused all came to my Med Station to be welcomed Home with hugs and fire.

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Re: Worst part of 2013?

Post by Aurelia » Mon Sep 09, 2013 4:20 pm

The Rangers are definitely there for you

Silly to be against them

They like BRC and all of us are constantly evolving and growing

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