Virgin Burner now, but wait till 2011! Hi everyone!

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Virgin Burner now, but wait till 2011! Hi everyone!

Post by maryanimal » Sat Oct 02, 2010 6:57 pm

Hi everyone! I had the misfortune of missing this years burn (although I watched the stream and felt like I was there, minus the dust :lol: ) I tell you this, I cannot wait for next year! I'm planning already! It'll be an experience of a life time for me. When I lived in Cali I would see things about BM on the local news! And that was 20+ years ago! I wanna get out of the default world!!

So introduce yourself to me!! Help me get to know some regular burners as well as virgin burners!
Sometimes I'm confused by what I think is really obvious. But what I think is really obvious obviously isn't obvious.

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Post by TomServo » Sat Oct 02, 2010 7:48 pm

Welcome maryanimal! Read up and prepare.
anything worth doing is worth overdoing..

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Post by Elderberry » Sat Oct 02, 2010 8:12 pm

Hey there, welcome to eplaya!

JK

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Post by maryanimal » Sat Oct 02, 2010 8:29 pm

Thanks jk!! I know I'll feel welcomed by everyone!
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Post by maryanimal » Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:32 pm

then again, maybe not...
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Post by weirdscience » Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:37 pm

welcome 2011 will be my first burn as well
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Post by maryanimal » Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:03 pm

Great!! I swear, I'm obsessed about going! I think about it everyday. I'm in a different frame of mine these days. I can't wait to go! What an experience it will be! one way I can explain it is it brings me to a differnDid you go to a decompression in your area? I'm hoping to go to the Seacompression in Seattle. A friend of mine said you might want to have a techno-type camp. That would be awesome! Gimme some details!!
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Post by weirdscience » Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:22 pm

i will be going to the after burn in florida if u can get a ride over, i know how you feel my friends say that i need to STFU about going to burning man and what i need and ect lol.. yea the camp was gonna be called rtc RANDOM TECHNO CAMP not just one type of techno but all kinds and you could request songs and such
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Post by maryanimal » Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:11 pm

But you're coming next year to BM arent you? Just to camp and have fun?
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Post by SilverOrange » Wed Oct 06, 2010 5:24 am

Welcome to the eplaya, Mary, you animal!

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Post by weirdscience » Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:03 am

maryanimal wrote:But you're coming next year to BM arent you? Just to camp and have fun?
o hell yea ill be there pft i wouldnt miss bm for the world
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Post by maryanimal » Wed Oct 06, 2010 6:54 pm

Well thank you Orange! rawwwrrr! lol
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Post by maryanimal » Wed Oct 06, 2010 6:59 pm

yay WD!! Me either!! I think I'm way too bosessed with BM. I saty up to late in the wee hours of the morning gleaning as much infor as I can. I look like a puffy-eyed zombie when I went to work this morning! it was an awful site.
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Post by maryanimal » Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:08 pm

and as you can tell by my typing, I'm really tired tonight.
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Post by Elorrum » Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:17 pm

Check out the Civilized Explorer site, Burning Man pages. http://www.cieux.com/ loads of links, and lots of handy information. Also Alternative Energy Zone http://ae-zone.org/

Both of these PLUS the Burning Man Survival Guide (required reading)
were very helpful to me my first year.

(edited to say "Welcome")

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Post by maryanimal » Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:25 pm

Thanks Ellorum! I'll check it out tonight! I can't get enough to read about this, this thing called Burning Man.
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Post by Roundtuit » Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:25 am

Welcome! I have known about BM for several years and 2011 is going to be my first burn as well! I have already done quite a bit of planning and have a small group together to go. Preparing seems to be a year round project.
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Post by maryanimal » Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:42 pm

Hey Roundtuit! I see that it does take a whole year to plan! So much to do! What to bring, what not to bring, bar or no bar, clothing, shelter, food, PPE, water...and the list goes on!! But it will be an awesome experience. You going solo? Joining a camp?
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Post by existential_renewal » Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:31 am

Hi MaryAnimal

2010 was my first burn and I'll be back in 2011. It does a lot of prep, but I started in the spring and was ready in time. You'll love it! The toughest part is waiting til the actual event starts. It seemed to take forever for the end of August to arrive.

Everyone I met on the playa was great, welcoming and very real. It is an amazing place.

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Post by maryanimal » Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:26 pm

Hi existential_renewal! I started a small list in August of things to bring. I;m starting with the survival aspects first. I have a few ideas for swag to give away, however I want to make something that people can use and enjoy. I know it will be a totally bitchin experience!! :mrgreen:
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Post by Roundtuit » Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:49 am

maryanimal wrote:Hey Roundtuit! I see that it does take a whole year to plan! So much to do! What to bring, what not to bring, bar or no bar, clothing, shelter, food, PPE, water...and the list goes on!! But it will be an awesome experience. You going solo? Joining a camp?
I plan on going solo. From everything I have read so far it seems to be the best way to go the first year. You?
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Post by junglesmacks » Sat Oct 09, 2010 1:16 pm

maryanimal wrote: I have a few ideas for swag to give away
Mary (and whomever..) .. please check out this article on gifting. It should be required reading..

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Post by maryanimal » Sat Oct 09, 2010 3:53 pm

Well js, that's what I needed to read. makes perfect sense! thanks for the article!
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Post by maryanimal » Sat Oct 09, 2010 3:55 pm

I'm going with a friend who's been a burner for years RT. I'm a wimp when it comes to camping! That's whuy I'll be over-prepaired.
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Post by junglesmacks » Sat Oct 09, 2010 4:00 pm

maryanimal wrote:Well js, that's what I needed to read. makes perfect sense! thanks for the article!
Posted with love :D
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Post by maryanimal » Sat Oct 09, 2010 5:26 pm

Awww shucks js! heeheehee
Sent with love :D
this is a test. for the next 60 seconds I'll try yo ad smilees et al. And see if I figure out this myself.
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Post by maryanimal » Sat Oct 09, 2010 5:27 pm

errrr. I meanr "Posted with love" :oops:

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Post by maryanimal » Sat Oct 09, 2010 5:28 pm

maryanimal wrote:errrr. I meanr "Posted with love" :oops:
Is this right?

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Post by maryanimal » Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:58 pm

This is a test. I left a quote but it isn't showing for some reason.

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Post by maryanimal » Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:18 pm

Grrrrrrr. If it doesn't work this time, I'm going to take out my whip and beat eplaya within an inch of it's life! And you WILL like it!!! :twisted:
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