2010 Newbie from Oregon, question pls

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2010 Newbie from Oregon, question pls

Post by winebuff » Sun Sep 13, 2009 2:54 pm

Hi, I am 51, married, live in Pdx area. I am a wine rep during the day and photographer on the side. I want to go to BM in 2010. Unfortunately my husband or friends dont feel the same way. Can you recomend how to hook up with people of similiar age in PDX or in general to join a theme camp? I really appreciate it. Want to go so bad, not into drugs, just want to groove on the art and wonderful people. Thx!

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Post by shroom » Sun Sep 13, 2009 4:10 pm

My hubby has no interest in going at all! Burning man has been a dream of mine for about 4 years now and I'm going in 2010 no matter what!

Maybe I'll see you there!
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Post by littleflower » Sun Sep 13, 2009 6:00 pm

i was wondering the same thing a year ago...

i just hung around this site, and ended up meeting people and learning about various camps. several camps look for people to help out, they often post here. i think you can email a camp that sounds interesting, look at the theme camp directories. look into tribe, as well. it was a lot easier than i thought!

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Post by LeChatNoir » Sun Sep 13, 2009 6:40 pm

Hi winebuff and shroom,

A good place to start is always the Regionals webpage. That will get you in touch with the regional network and hopefully lead you to some local meet-ups and such. There is a wealth of burners in the Portland area. Also check the regionals area of the eplaya.

Welcome and if you ever need help, just ask around on the board. There’s lots of helpful folks to get to know here.
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Post by dragonpilot » Mon Sep 14, 2009 4:57 pm

Spousal approval can be a touchy thing. My wife doesn't go and prolly never will, but she's OK with me going. If the spouse is not OK with the idea of the other going there may be rough roads ahead. Proceed with caution and consideration of your partner.
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Post by davids4250 » Thu Sep 17, 2009 5:54 pm

Me too! Newbie from pdx, hoping to be on the playa in 2010. Got the same? ??

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Post by TomServo » Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:31 pm

Is their a decompression party in portland? If so, that would be a good way to start. S.f.'s is in the next month or so?
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Post by theCryptofishist » Sat Sep 19, 2009 11:25 am

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Post by winebuff » Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:31 pm

There was an after burn in PDX but I had to work. Sucha bummer. Yes, my spouse is very comfortable with me going on my own. He trusts me. He is my best friend. I am more the outgoing one and friendly. He would rather stay at home. Good balance. Now need to figure out the whole rebar situation with the tent and shad. Any links? Man, pardon the pun, alot of planning but I am willing to pay my dues!

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Post by Elderberry » Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:47 am

Hey there, welcome to eplaya!

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Post by gyre » Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:54 am

Anybody want to tell the rest of us what the fuck PDX is?

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Post by gypsy68 » Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:24 pm

PDX = Portland Oregon. Actually, Portland International Airport. You will find some Portlanders will use PDX when then are talking about Portland.

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Post by gyre » Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:27 pm

Thanks.

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Post by dragonpilot » Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:16 pm

SEA=Seattle, LAX=Los Angeles, RNO=Reno, SFO=San Francisco

Trivia: Know why Chicago's O'Hare Airport is ORD? It used to be called OrchaRD Field...sorta stuck.
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Post by theCryptofishist » Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:01 pm

I thought Seattle Airport was called SeaTac.
I know, that's not the three letter code that they use for baggage and whatever other official things they use it for, but still...
What I really want to know--Is there KSEA, KPDX, KLAX, KRNO, and WORD? Because I've noticed that there is often a radio station with call letters that are the appropriate W or K and the airport three letter code.
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Post by gypsy68 » Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:44 pm

We do have a KPDX, It's a TV station.

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Post by dragonpilot » Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:23 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:I thought Seattle Airport was called SeaTac. Is there KSEA, KPDX, KLAX, KRNO, and WORD? Because I've noticed that there is often a radio station with call letters that are the appropriate W or K and the airport three letter code.
Indeed, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is often affectionately referred to as SeaTac. Just a few years ago the commercial/residential area surrounding the airport was incorporated...the city's name: Seatac...yuk!

I don't think there's a KSEA radio station...at least not one that I listen to...don't know about KLAX, KRON, or WORD.

Google Airport 3-Letter Identifiers for an interesting historical perspective on how these codes came into being.
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Post by theCryptofishist » Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:30 pm

KRON is a radio station. And a tv. In San Francisco. I was asking about KRNO.
And well, at least you can say that that city's name is Seatacky.
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Post by winebuff » Sun Nov 08, 2009 8:06 pm

Thx everyone for all the great info and help here btw. All I think about now is BM. I go to the store and scout out the clearance racks for clothes etc. My pile is getting larger and larger. So much planning cuz I am doing this solo but too much fun.

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Post by pinemom » Mon Nov 09, 2009 6:20 am

WELCOME!



Please read this:
http://www.burningman.com/first_timers/




Then read this:
http://www.burningman.com/preparation/e ... index.html


These will answer 95% of all your questions you could imagine!
Then when your done reading them both....read them again......and again....good bathroom reading..btw!

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Post by AntiM » Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:52 am

Scoop up some solar xmas lights ... perfect for marking/decorating your camp.

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Post by winebuff » Mon Nov 09, 2009 8:11 pm

Great idea on the lights. I am bringing a vintage 71 really small rv. Already have the flowers to adorn it with :) God, this is so dam fun now looking at everything, everywhere I go and wonder if I can use it for Bm. I am such a freak now!

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Post by AntiM » Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:46 am

Silk/fake flowers? Wind test them. If you do not have access to a wind tunnel, take them in your hand and beat them against the wall. If pieces fall off at home, then they will fall off in the wind on the playa and become MOOP. I made a bouquet for my Mrs Bucky, and I reglued each petal and leaf so it would not shed.

Ah, experience! You'll see fake flowers out there, some do well, other not so much. They're major dust collectors too, so have plastic bags to wrap them in until you can toss them or clean them.

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Post by goathead » Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:47 am

nothing like you will be once you have gone.
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