Greetings from Ottawa, eh!

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Greetings from Ottawa, eh!

Postby cdnsparky » Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:15 pm

Hey ePlaya! Big shout out from a Burgin headed to BRC for the first time this year.

Burning Man has been something I have wanted to do for the last couple years, and it seems like I definitely picked an interesting year to go. I have been following some of the threads on here for a few weeks in regards to the ticketing situation, and finally decided to sign up and add my voice to the community. While this may be my first year, I'm definitely not planning to go as a sparkle pony... I've been doing tons of reading, I'm (very likely) joining a theme camp, I plan on volunteering, I know what MOOP and Leave No Trace mean and maybe most importantly, I know that I am responsible for making my own experience on the playa.

I know some people are critical of what 2012 will be like at BRC, but I think there is a whole crew of virgins out there ready to surprise and delight once we are given the chance.

Going to Burning Man was something that I knew would push my physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual boundaries and I actually decided to get a blog going to share my experience as a virgin... it's still in its infancy, but it's live at http://feeltheburn.arketech.ca

Cheers,

Ian (aka Sparky)

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Re: Greetings from Ottawa, eh!

Postby Elliot » Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:30 pm

Welcome Sparky! Sounds like you are on the right track. Remember to sign up for Jack Rabbit Speaks (on the main web page) if you have not already. :D
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Re: Greetings from Ottawa, eh!

Postby cdnsparky » Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:35 pm

Thanks Elliot! Did that a couple weeks ago, it's been the easiest way to keep up with the official updates on the ticketing situation! :wink:

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Re: Greetings from Ottawa, eh!

Postby tamarakay » Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:16 pm

Hey welcome! It will be interesting to watch your progress. Preparing for our first burn was almost as transformational as attending our first burn. Have fun with it!
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Re: Greetings from Ottawa, eh!

Postby Elderberry » Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:13 pm

Hey there, welcome to eplaya!
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Re: Greetings from Ottawa, eh!

Postby Savannah » Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:30 pm

Hi Sparky! Sounds like you're going to hit the ground running.

I look forward to you surprising AND delighting. :D
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Re: Greetings from Ottawa, eh!

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:24 am

I dunno. Most burningman years are interesting years...
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Re: Greetings from Ottawa, eh!

Postby Savannah » Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:31 pm

cdnsparky wrote:Burning Man has been something I have wanted to do for the last couple years, and it seems like I definitely picked an interesting year to go.


theCryptofishist wrote:I dunno. Most burningman years are interesting years...


Agreed. :lol:
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Re: Greetings from Ottawa, eh!

Postby cdnsparky » Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:43 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:I dunno. Most burningman years are interesting years...


I'm sure! Let me re-phrase that - I picked an interesting year to try and get a ticket. :wink:

Thanks everybody!!

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Re: Greetings from Ottawa, eh!

Postby Savannah » Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:47 pm

We can't help ourselves. :)

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Re: Greetings from Ottawa, eh!

Postby Ottawacpl1 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:00 pm

Canadian couple from Ottawa Canada living the BM 2013 adventure this summer. Have our tickets, motorbike and tent trailer packed, will leave for our journey in 2weeks. We are mid 40s empty nesters healthy attitude and ope minds We motorbike all over and see the world on two wheels without ac. In the playa we will be known as HAQET and GORF.
Open minded Canadian couple travelling to Burn 2013 by motorbike, first timers, but not shy to try it all. HAQET the Frog Goddess & GORF


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