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Post by CLARKcon » Sun Jun 01, 2008 5:22 pm

Happy times Existential Isis! Now that you got your tick, you can start making/aquiring rad stuff to bring out :D (I just ordered last week--have been waiting to have tick in hand before b u i l d i n g stuff.) The Lamplighters are way cool. Light up/lanterns on the Esplanade and the 3/9'Oclocks walkways. Without those markers, it would be a little more confusinig to navaigate the open side of the arc. Tent (especially if just one person): get a three person sized tent. Easiest design in the world. Two long poles that make "X" design. Presto! Tent's done :)
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Post by **burn** » Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:29 am

Hi ExisIsis!

This will be my second time on the playa. I have been lurking here for a little. Trying to get enough time off work to make it before Wed. Husband and I are hauling our 62 Winnie.

So excited! We leave home about midnite, stop at Denny's for breakfast, and arrive at sunup. Watch the playa wake up and it is the coolest part of the day to set up. Then we sleep til dark - thirty and hang all night.

There's no place like home.

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Post by britzbitz » Wed Jun 11, 2008 9:35 pm

Hello, hello....

britz here...6yr "Shambhala" veteran...after many years of playing in that forest wonderland, this little woodland pixie is feeling the urge to spread her wings and explore the Playa...

See you in August!
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Post by gyre » Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:23 pm

Welcome....even though you're Canadian!!

Don't forget your flag.
http://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic.php?t=16297

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Post by britzbitz » Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:32 pm

gyre wrote:Welcome....even though you're Canadian!!

Don't forget your flag.
http://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic.php?t=16297
hehehe, well thank you. ;) just ignore the "eh's" and "aboots" and you won't even notice I'm from Canadia.

I guess it's time to get some maple leaf pasties.
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Post by LeChatNoir » Thu Jun 12, 2008 10:27 pm

And syrup!!!

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Post by CLARKcon » Sun Jun 15, 2008 7:44 pm

I've been to Vermont one time and had real maple syrup & maple syrup candy. After seeing how thick & dark the real stuff is, I felt like I had been l i e d to my whole life with the stuff (sugar cornstarch artificial mapleine) you get in the stores...next, I'll probably hear that Santa Claus isn't real :lol: ....
...he is real, right :?
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Post by LeChatNoir » Sun Jun 15, 2008 8:51 pm

CLARKcon wrote:...he is real, right :?
Oh yes... and he'll be on the playa this year!!
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Post by AntiM » Mon Jun 16, 2008 7:02 am

Is he bringing real maple syrup? I can drink that stuff straight!

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Post by mdmf007 » Mon Jun 16, 2008 8:04 am

remember canadians only burn at 70-90% the power of americans due to the exchange rate.

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Post by gyre » Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:03 am

97-98% and not going in our direction either.
Thank you bush.

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Post by britzbitz » Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:21 pm

gyre wrote:97-98% and not going in our direction either.
Thank you bush.
I can't complain. I've been to the states more times in the past year than I had been in the past 10 combined.
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Post by gyre » Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:29 pm

Yes.
It means more Canadians too.

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Post by britzbitz » Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:46 pm

You're our Mexico now.
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Post by gyre » Mon Jun 16, 2008 1:16 pm

I always think of Canada as the apartment upstairs, with the oontz oontz oontz coming through the ceiling and everybody banging on the floor.
"Hey, hold it down! We're trying to be polite and wear knitwear up here.
Knock it off!"

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Post by britzbitz » Mon Jun 16, 2008 3:41 pm

hahaha, is that so? and here i thought y'all would think we're pot-smoking, beer drinking hosers.
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Post by AntiM » Mon Jun 16, 2008 7:07 pm

Take off!

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Post by britzbitz » Mon Jun 16, 2008 11:48 pm

AntiM wrote:Take off!
eh?
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Post by gyre » Tue Jun 17, 2008 1:15 am

Maybe the us should invade Canada?
We haven't won a war in a while and you never know, we might win?
That might cheer everyone up a bit.
And if we lose, we get health care!

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Post by britzbitz » Tue Jun 17, 2008 8:21 am

gyre wrote:Maybe the us should invade Canada?
We haven't won a war in a while and you never know, we might win?
That might cheer everyone up a bit.
And if we lose, we get health care!
If we win, we're keeping the whole West Coast. Well...we could do without Washington, but what the heck?
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Post by Sensei » Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:19 pm

britzbitz wrote: Well...we could do without Washington, but what the heck?
Gee, let me guess... You're from Nelson and you think all of Washington is like Spokane, right? Puh-lease. I'm betting you've never seen Seattle, or at least never spent any meaningful amount of time here. Your loss.

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Post by gyre » Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:22 pm

Who ends up with Quebec?

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Post by britzbitz » Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:23 pm

Sensei wrote:
britzbitz wrote: Well...we could do without Washington, but what the heck?
Gee, let me guess... You're from Nelson and you think all of Washington is like Spokane, right? Puh-lease. I'm betting you've never seen Seattle, or at least never spent any meaningful amount of time here. Your loss.
Haha, no not necessarily. I've spent time in other places in Washington, including Seattle. The last time I was in Seattle it rubbed me the wrong way...Guess I'm still feeling a bit biased from that.
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Post by theCryptofishist » Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:23 pm

gyre wrote:Who ends up with Quebec?
Can't we give it to Iraq?
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Post by Zulegoona » Sat Jun 21, 2008 4:51 pm

French speaking Quebec with Improvised explosive devices ,....

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Post by Sensei » Sat Jun 21, 2008 7:09 pm

britzbitz wrote: The last time I was in Seattle it rubbed me the wrong way...Guess I'm still feeling a bit biased from that.
:roll:

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Post by Barbie » Sun Jun 22, 2008 11:26 am

Hey Now don't be talking trash about my City...

I was born and raised in Seattle.

Come to think of it- I moved AS SOOn as I was old enough. :wink:

THe Northwest corridor of Burning man is from 8-9:30 outside ring second to last ring.
or so it seems -last year all the plates on the cars in that area were from Washington, Oregon or Canada.
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Post by STACKflyer » Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:52 pm

Hey All,
Im STACK, I wish I could make it this year, but alas, my BRC cherry will be popped in 09. I cant wait to go and let go of reality and really be myself for a few days. I will be driving from the east coast, hopefully not by myself. Hoping to stay at the DOTA rocks camp and fly lots of kites, see old friends and make a lot of new ones. How is everything here?
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Post by aiao » Sun Jun 29, 2008 10:10 am

Hello all. Coming over from oztraylia this year to see the burning man with an old friend. We were always going to be going - do a bit of a fear and loathing type trip - but someone told my friend about this Burning man thingie that would be on when we'd be in the US (he sold it to me as this 'crazy hippy kinda thing that's really hard to describe').

I looked up the site for 5 minutes and it looked great so i immediately bought the tickets over the net . Since then i’ve spent a bit more time reading about BM and it's going to need a lot more prep and thought than i initially anticipated. I am freeking a little about the logistics of sourcing everything I need in a week and actually getting there etc...but it will all be okay on the day.

I can't wait. Apart from the art and the mind expansion and the variety of people all together... i am also keen to see the whole 'gifting' concept in action and how a community of 35,000 people can pop up in the middle of the desert, function effectively for a week and then disappear without a trace. It seems to have become the sole focus of the trip. I haven't even thought about what to do for the other 3 weeks yet :)


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Post by CLARKcon » Mon Jul 07, 2008 6:14 pm

Welcome aiao! :D I know the trip may seem alittle perilous, but will be worth it many times over on many different levels. Imagine hi-fiving 50,000 of your friends that you never knew you had. Imagine feeling depths of yourself you never knew were present. Imagine a week of pure e n e r g y. It's an interesting note, as well, to see how things shift as the days go on from Monday to Monday (take a before and after picture with a Polaroid or write a poem on Thursday of the week. Enjoy mate :) !

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