Coming out of lurkdom...

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Coming out of lurkdom...

Postby BirthChazz » Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:59 pm

I have been lurking since September, but thought I would become official.

Last year I helped my friend buy supplies and pack. I had vivid dreams all that week about the dessert. I am sure sleeping in a bed with a small child and two cats draped over me, plus sand and kitty litter on the sheets helped with the sensations of dust and heat. I have no idea why I would want to wear black vinyl with hello Kitty on it all week, but that is what my subconscience decided to give me to wear. My friend came back tan and overflowing with happiness. I stood there looking at him, and suddenly I was insanely jealous of the week he spent in the desert, so jealous I wanted to hit him. No amount of great parking in the Mission could ever compare to his joy, and so I made a promise to myself- "next year, I am going."

Many thanks for letting me lurk for months and read, learn, and laugh. I could not think of a better theme than fertility for my first year.

Warmly,

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Re: Coming out of lurkdom...

Postby Elderberry » Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:04 pm

Hey there, welcome to eplaya!
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Re: Coming out of lurkdom...

Postby tamarakay » Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:13 pm

I lurked for several months before I spoke up too. By the time I got up the nerve to post I felt like i'd known all these crazy people my whole life lol. I kept forgetting they didn't know me.

Welcome to eplaya! Your avatar is very interesting. I bet there will be quite a few people pondering that one. :wink:
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Re: Coming out of lurkdom...

Postby BirthChazz » Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:29 pm

Thank you JK and Tamara :D

Yes, exactly. I was beginning to get to know people, and look for favorite posters without having introduced myself. So I thought I would take the plunge.

I know the avatar is a little over the top, but I have several great photos that are not fit for FB or G+, and I thought I might as well begin the way I plan to go on. Be the real me up front. I hope it is not too off putting.

Warmly,

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(And in case you were wondering, the answer to the question: if you take photos dressed as Princess Leia with Yoda pasties in front of the Yoda statue at Lucas Films headquarters will they call security?" is "Yes, yes they will.")
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Re: Coming out of lurkdom...

Postby Elliot » Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:39 pm

:D
Hey Birthchazz, we need to introduce you to Stitch. Her avatar shows her firing a revolver on a target range. (At least, I assume it was a target range.)

You have done well by reading and learning. Now you can jump right in without asking the most basic questions. Welcome! :D
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Re: Coming out of lurkdom...

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:41 pm

BirthChazz wrote:(And in case you were wondering, the answer to the question: if you take photos dressed as Princess Leia with Yoda pasties in front of the Yoda statue at Lucas Films headquarters will they call security?" is "Yes, yes they will.")

This is the cutting-edge research that the llc should be funding.
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Re: Coming out of lurkdom...

Postby ygmir » Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:56 pm

welcome!!
and, yes, what Fishy said............

I'm guessing you've lurked long enough, to know some nicknames.

it's gonna be fun out there.
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Re: Coming out of lurkdom...

Postby BirthChazz » Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:37 pm

Many thanks for the warm welcome!

I would love to see the art grant application for Outdoor Burlesque Geek Pin-ups, perhaps a whole exhibit.

I would not be so bold as to use the nickname Fishy myself, but am quite pleased to follow along :)

My nickname is Chazz (or Chazzy if you are feeling friendly, Chaz-Batz if you are my Father).

Looking forward to joining the fun, both here online and in the dust.

Warmly,

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Re: Coming out of lurkdom...

Postby gyre » Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:01 pm

BirthChazz wrote:(And in case you were wondering, the answer to the question: if you take photos dressed as Princess Leia with Yoda pasties in front of the Yoda statue at Lucas Films headquarters will they call security?" is "Yes, yes they will.")

I like this.
Sort of an interesting area.

I can tell you what happens when you block the only entry road into an international airport for an hour.

And what happens when you lean into a plane before boarding and call out, "Fedihl!, Achmed!".
Try that one.

Even more interesting is the things you can do without security showing up.

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Re: Coming out of lurkdom...

Postby BirthChazz » Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:35 pm

Well, I have quite a head full of fun facts. Some related to my professional life, some just for fun.


If you pull off at SFO before the actually exit and wait, the real police will come to ask if you are having car trouble, tell you you are sitting at the end of a runway, and ask you to move along

and

I also know that is takes one can of reddiwip to fill a men's size 13 low boot.



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Re: Coming out of lurkdom...

Postby ygmir » Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:37 pm

BirthChazz wrote:Well, I have quite a head full of fun facts. Some related to my professional life, some just for fun.


If you pull off at SFO before the actually exit and wait, the real police will come to ask if you are having car trouble, tell you you are sitting at the end of a runway, and ask you to move along

and

I also know that is takes one can of reddiwip to fill a men's size 13 low boot.



Chazz

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Re: Coming out of lurkdom...

Postby Elliot » Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:49 pm

BirthChazz wrote:If you pull off at SFO before the actually exit and wait, the real police will come to ask if you are having car trouble, tell you you are sitting at the end of a runway, and ask you to move along


For even more "fun", try that with a four foot length of six inch black plastic drain pipe (resembling a surface-to-air missile) in the back seat! :lol:
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Re: Coming out of lurkdom...

Postby Bin Noddin » Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:54 pm

Welcome - and be sure to pack plenty of high-SPF sunscreen. You're gonna have a ball.
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Re: Coming out of lurkdom...

Postby knowmad » Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:56 pm

Oh My good lady you really shouldn't have lurked so long. youare the Genius we've been waiting for!!
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Re: Coming out of lurkdom...

Postby Savannah » Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:02 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
BirthChazz wrote:(And in case you were wondering, the answer to the question: if you take photos dressed as Princess Leia with Yoda pasties in front of the Yoda statue at Lucas Films headquarters will they call security?" is "Yes, yes they will.")

This is the cutting-edge research that the llc should be funding.


:lol:

Don't you love it when a virgin has useful tips for us?!? This is the BEST.

I now know to stage all my Lucas Films HQ mischief to occur in 30 seconds or less, like any quality heist . . .

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Re: Coming out of lurkdom...

Postby tamarakay » Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:15 pm

VERY good to know about the whip cream. Kendoll had better be a bit more careful about annoying me now!

I love your picture by the way. It is exactly the sort of picture needed with a crazy place like this. You are going to do well here :D
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Re: Coming out of lurkdom...

Postby ygmir » Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:41 pm

Savannah wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:
BirthChazz wrote:(And in case you were wondering, the answer to the question: if you take photos dressed as Princess Leia with Yoda pasties in front of the Yoda statue at Lucas Films headquarters will they call security?" is "Yes, yes they will.")

This is the cutting-edge research that the llc should be funding.


:lol:

Don't you love it when a virgin has useful tips for us?!? This is the BEST.

I now know to stage all my Lucas Films HQ mischief to occur in 30 seconds or less, like any quality heist . . .

Welcome, BirthChazz!


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Re: Coming out of lurkdom...

Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:45 pm

Yoda, guns, and Boobies.

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Re: Coming out of lurkdom...

Postby BirthChazz » Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:10 pm

:lol:

Don't you love it when a virgin has useful tips for us?!? This is the BEST.

I now know to stage all my Lucas Films HQ mischief to occur in 30 seconds or less, like any quality heist . . .

Welcome, BirthChazz![/quote]


You have 20 minutes, (even enough time for whatever Ygmir has in mind :lol: which is time for 6 great pictures, with three minor costume changes. And you get to be annoying by agreeing to cover up and then putting on the tiniest shrug ever, and continuing to take pictures (unfortunately they are not any good, because the expression on your face is now irritation, which is not a sexy look for most people).

The airport police are FAST, you have about 3 minutes.

Thanks for the reminder about sunscreen, I regularly use liquid sweater (50 and above) to preserve that level of fish belly white . It will be even more of a challenge in the desert. I will need constant reapplication (and lots of friends)

Warmly,

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Postby Savannah » Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:13 pm

To get quotes and other tags to work for you, go up to User Control Panel --> Board Preferences --> Edit Posting Defaults --> Enable BBCode and submit. :)
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Re: Coming out of lurkdom...

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:35 pm

tamarakay wrote:VERY good to know about the whip cream. Kendoll had better be a bit more careful about annoying me now!

Scott used to talk about oatmeal...
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Re: Coming out of lurkdom...

Postby BirthChazz » Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:58 pm

Savannah wrote:To get quotes and other tags to work for you, go up to User Control Panel --> Board Preferences --> Edit Posting Defaults --> Enable BBCode and submit. :)


Thank you! Tips on using the board always appreciated!

I have _no idea_ how much dry oatmeal you would need to cook to fill a size 13 boot. But I think I might miss the swhswhsswh noise you get from the reddiwip can.

Warmly,

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