Burner newbie from NYC... woot woot!! :)

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MichelleMaBelle
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Burner newbie from NYC... woot woot!! :)

Post by MichelleMaBelle » Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:12 pm

Hi everyone! It's great to find and read through what's been posted by this community. I have been hearing about burning man from my friends that have gone the last couple years, and suddenly something clicked and I can't wait to go, too!! My birthday is Aug 24th and I can't think of a better way to celebrate being in my mid-30s. :)

I grew up in Rochester, NY and currently live in Manhattan, but I was born in CA and have lived in Holland, Israel, the Caribbean, Ithaca NY, Illinois, and New Mexico (not in that order, lol). I used to backpack when I was growing up and I love camping, though this definitely takes things to a whole 'nother level. I love costumes and music and dance and art, but then again, so do most others that do this (which is awesome). I have been skydiving and scuba diving and water rafting and rappelling, I ski pretty much every weekend during the winter, and I love adventure. I am responsible and I absolutely understand the need for leave no trace and no MOOP. I'm a veterinarian and I love my career (though please no shop talk, I'd appreciate it)! I was previously in a 7-year relationship all through college and into vet school, and then more recently a 5-year relationship which included my boyfriend's full custody of his 2 teenage daughters... I have to admit I'm relieved that's done. So I'm currently just enjoying life and all the fun it has to offer!

I'm grateful I have some close friends that can show me the ropes, though still a bit intimidated... in an exciting way! One of the biggest hurdles is probably getting the time off work, which I think I managed to do today, yay!! Thanks in advance for the welcome and the help you guys offer. :)
-Michelle

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Re: Burner newbie from NYC... woot woot!! :)

Post by 9ah » Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:46 pm

Welcome to eplaya. Be sure to get added to the NYC list and check out local events, if you haven't.
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Re: Burner newbie from NYC... woot woot!! :)

Post by MichelleMaBelle » Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:00 pm

Thanks, 9ah! I was just trying to figure that out. Are you referring to the email mailing lists -- the announce vs discussion lists?

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Re: Burner newbie from NYC... woot woot!! :)

Post by 9ah » Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:14 pm

Discuss... I will warn you That it is pretty active.
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Re: Burner newbie from NYC... woot woot!! :)

Post by Savannah » Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:42 pm

Welcome, Michelle! :D
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Re: Burner newbie from NYC... woot woot!! :)

Post by TT120 » Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:03 pm

Hi! Welcome to ePlaya!
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