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Where do I start?

Post by Ansgard » Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:51 pm

Hello! I just moved up to Northern California. My new Room mate mentioned Burning Man, and I was Intrigued... Should I be? I love art, expression, and camping! Never been to the desert, but I love a challenge! anyhoo... Hope this turns out to be fun! <3
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Post by Thecatman » Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:17 pm

WELCOME!! :D

Many here will share their, mostly helpful 2 cents.
Has your room mate ever been?
Prepair for weather extremes: hot, dry, comfortable to cool to cold at night, wind, dust etc.

Read as much as you can on eplaya. Ask questions. Some may give you snark, which is usually in jest. Others will be very helpful. Don't forget to read the survival guide.

You'll have a blast.
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Post by Ansgard » Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:22 pm

He's been going since 1999. I downloaded the first timer's guide, and have plenty of reading to do. Thank You! Catman
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Post by JStep » Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:30 pm

Hey there, welcome to eplaya!
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Post by ygmir » Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:44 pm

welocome!!

good call, read the guide, in fact, both first timers, and survival.
and, do your homework.

lots of good info, here on eplaya.
some snark,
some jokes,
just, hang in
we're helpful folks.
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Post by TomServo » Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:58 pm

welcome! roomie! just take it all in stride.
anything worth doing is worth overdoing..

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Post by knowmad » Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:31 pm

TomServo wrote:welcome! roomie! just take it all in stride.
oooh the plot thickens.
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Post by Ansgard » Sun Dec 12, 2010 7:43 am

[quote="knowmad"][quote="TomServo"]welcome! roomie! just take it all in stride.[/quote]

oooh the plot thickens.[/quote]

huh?
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Post by ygmir » Sun Dec 12, 2010 7:56 am

knowmad wrote:
TomServo wrote:welcome! roomie! just take it all in stride.
oooh the plot thickens.

*pulls chair up beside knowmad*



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Post by Ansgard » Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:03 am

[quote="ygmir"][quote="knowmad"][quote="TomServo"]welcome! roomie! just take it all in stride.[/quote]

oooh the plot thickens.[/quote]


*pulls chair up beside knowmad*



[img]http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii26 ... opcorn.gif[/img][/quote]

<grabs a chair> what are we watching?
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Post by ygmir » Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:06 am

I dunno, but, if knowmad said there is a plot, and, it's getting thicker, it's gotta be good.
he's an astute observer.
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Post by Ansgard » Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:25 am

Let me know when something happens.
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Post by theCryptofishist » Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:38 am

Ansgard
Go to your profile and unclick the button that says "Disable BBCode."
Then the quoting will embed properly.
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Post by Ansgard » Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:46 am

theCryptofishist wrote:Ansgard
Go to your profile and unclick the button that says "Disable BBCode."
Then the quoting will embed properly.
Thank you!
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Post by knowmad » Sun Dec 12, 2010 12:10 pm

knowmad wrote:
TomServo wrote:welcome! roomie! just take it all in stride.
oooh the plot thickens.
Wow! All that from a inferential assumption that Tom is your Roommate.
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Post by dragonpilot » Sun Dec 12, 2010 12:14 pm

Oooooo...I, too, love camping in the desert. Most deserts have life. The only life in this patch of earth is that which we bring...the rest of the time it's mostly an ancient, alkali lake bed.

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Post by Ansgard » Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:00 pm

knowmad wrote:
knowmad wrote:
TomServo wrote:welcome! roomie! just take it all in stride.
oooh the plot thickens.
Wow! All that from a inferential assumption that Tom is your Roommate.

For $400 per month, I hope I am.

I get more and more excited, as I read all the posts on here! I just hope this doesn't interfere with my teaching schedule.
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Post by ygmir » Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:03 pm

uh-oh........teaching?

you may want to find out when school starts.
and check that against this years event.

I've seen many teachers and students here, lamenting that BM happens at or near the beginning of school.
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Post by MisaBlue » Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:57 am

Yggy, you know it is worth to rather skip some days of school and come to desert :)

Welcome Ansgard! Enjoy the time here on eplaya:)

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Post by Ansgard » Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:52 pm

Thank you Misa! I just moved up here, so I don't want to start problems with my new job. Although, its not a public school, and I believe they have a different schedule. I could be wrong though.
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Post by Elliot » Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:18 pm

:D
Welcome aboard, Ansgard! Any chance that's a Scandinavian name -- maybe Old Norse? You would not be the first of "us" here.

A friend of mine is a teacher, but he has this clever trick of working strictly as a Substitute. This is unrealistic for most teachers, but it gives him unlimited freedom to take days off as he pleases (and can afford).
:D

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Post by Ansgard » Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:26 pm

Elliot wrote::D
Welcome aboard, Ansgard! Any chance that's a Scandinavian name -- maybe Old Norse? You would not be the first of "us" here.

A friend of mine is a teacher, but he has this clever trick of working strictly as a Substitute. This is unrealistic for most teachers, but it gives him unlimited freedom to take days off as he pleases (and can afford).
:D
Thank You Elliot! Im was born in Germany, and as far as I know, my name is German. Right now, I am sort of substituting, to get aquainted with the students and other teachers. I teach Physical Education. I will ask around, once I get more aquanted with the other teachers.
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Post by Elliot » Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:51 pm

:D
Ah yes, could very well be a German name as well. Trade and migration between Scandinavia and The Continent goes back thousands of years. And most of it peacefully -- if we gloss over a couple hundred years of pillaging by my dastardly forefathers, the Vikings. ;-)

One suggestion that may not have been mentioned yet: Go to the main Burning Man web site and sign up for Jack Rabbit Speaks -- the Burning Man e-mail newsletter.
:D

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Post by ygmir » Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:02 pm

Elliot wrote::D
Ah yes, could very well be a German name as well. Trade and migration between Scandinavia and The Continent goes back thousands of years. And most of it peacefully -- if we gloss over a couple hundred years of pillaging by my dastardly forefathers, the Vikings. ;-)

One suggestion that may not have been mentioned yet: Go to the main Burning Man web site and sign up for Jack Rabbit Speaks -- the Burning Man e-mail newsletter.
:D
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Post by Ansgard » Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:04 pm

ygmir wrote:
Elliot wrote::D
Ah yes, could very well be a German name as well. Trade and migration between Scandinavia and The Continent goes back thousands of years. And most of it peacefully -- if we gloss over a couple hundred years of pillaging by my dastardly forefathers, the Vikings. ;-)

One suggestion that may not have been mentioned yet: Go to the main Burning Man web site and sign up for Jack Rabbit Speaks -- the Burning Man e-mail newsletter.
:D
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Its ok Ygmir! We Germans do it at every opportunity!
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Post by ygmir » Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:09 pm

Ansgard wrote:
ygmir wrote:
Elliot wrote::D
Ah yes, could very well be a German name as well. Trade and migration between Scandinavia and The Continent goes back thousands of years. And most of it peacefully -- if we gloss over a couple hundred years of pillaging by my dastardly forefathers, the Vikings. ;-)

One suggestion that may not have been mentioned yet: Go to the main Burning Man web site and sign up for Jack Rabbit Speaks -- the Burning Man e-mail newsletter.
:D
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Its ok Ygmir! We Germans do it at every opportunity!
hahaa , yeah, I'm a Dane...........so, sort of a mix.
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Post by Ansgard » Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:22 pm

I absolutely adored Tivoli Gardens! Have you ever been their Ygmir?
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Post by ygmir » Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:30 pm

Ansgard wrote:I absolutely adored Tivoli Gardens! Have you ever been their Ygmir?
nope, I'm a genetic Dane......never been there, just flown over.

well, laid over in Copenhagen once.

well, in reading your post, perhaps my answer should have been:

well, no, I've never been their Ygmir. Do they need one?

*giggle*
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Post by Ansgard » Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:32 pm

Im sorry! Copenhagen is a beautiful city!
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Post by Eric » Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:41 pm

ygmir wrote:hahaa , yeah, I'm a Dane...........so, sort of a mix.
I'm one of probably 6 Scandinavian Jews, so I'll pillage with you.

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