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One Item for BM a Day (2010-2012)

Postby Victorian » Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:01 pm

I'm going to start doing ONE thing for BM each day. If you would like to share as well, I'll start posting each date, and what I did, made, planned, or purchased for BM.

Let the madness begin!!!!!!

Feburary 14th 2010.

Going camping in the desert tonight, testing out the new camping gear for BM!

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Postby ygmir » Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:06 pm

ok, wait,.......no, no, really.........
*choking*........
ok, ok. I"m fine now........

(I think a big cup of coffee each morning is my thing I do for (a) BM each day........)




good idea.
snickering still

I'm refining the design and gas seals of the "flaming pinwheel of death".
YGMIR

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Postby C.f.M. » Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:39 pm

Yeah I'll post!

Starting a week or two before Burning Man. :shock:

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Postby ragabashpup » Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:05 pm

That is so cute........me personally I think it may be one thing a week. Cause yeah daily..not going to happen until closer to the burn when I am sweating it :)
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Postby dragonpilot » Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:54 pm

Slackers! I'm ready to go right now!
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Postby Victorian » Sun Feb 14, 2010 3:06 pm

Even if it's "Thinking about sleeping area"... or "buying some snacks"

Think/Do/Buy/Create/WHATEVER!!!

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Postby phil » Sun Feb 14, 2010 3:38 pm

Prunes.




right, unjon?

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Postby Edana » Sun Feb 14, 2010 3:40 pm

This weekend has been planning logistics to bring a 20 foot teepee.
Before that I picked up a new improved LED lamp, and a neck bandana thing that is supposed to help keep you cool.

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Postby lonestoner916 » Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:11 pm

Today: Practice drinking Whiskey and warm beers.

Tomorrow: "Try to take over the world!" Uh, I mean pick up my tickets at the Post Office. Yeah!

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Postby ragabashpup » Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:17 pm

lonestoner....the post office will be closed tomorrow..holiday :( Tuesday you can pick em up..sorry to pop your happy ticket bubble :(
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Postby lonestoner916 » Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:20 pm

ragabashpup wrote:lonestoner....the post office will be closed tomorrow..holiday :( Tuesday you can pick em up..sorry to pop your happy ticket bubble :(


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! What kind of bullshit holiday is it this time? National Masturbation Day? Wait, I like that one and it's clearly marked on the calendar. So what is it?

*Googles* Thanks for the info.


Tomorrow: Recon shopping expedition.
Also: Practice drinking Whiskey and warm beer.

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Postby lonestoner916 » Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:22 pm

Happy Birthday George!
Asshole!
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Postby ragabashpup » Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:22 pm

It's presidents day. Huzzah
So fine I will post my duty of the week. Finally finish unpacking from 08 :roll: and then clean and figure out what I really want/need to take this year.
I am really horrified to see what I have hidden away in all of the bags...this should be fun!
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Postby teardropper » Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:37 pm

Been buying pink grapefruit juice, cranberry juice and vodka for Seabreezes for our bar. At a meet and greet for some new burners we added some champagne to them and got a really nice drink. Think we'll call them Playa Breezes.
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Postby Victorian » Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:11 pm

teardropper wrote:Been buying pink grapefruit juice, cranberry juice and vodka for Seabreezes for our bar. At a meet and greet for some new burners we added some champagne to them and got a really nice drink. Think we'll call them Playa Breezes.

That sounds amazing!!!! YUM!

I just finished my first edition of my 2010 Grocery list.
I'm sure I'll be updating that every month or so. Just going to buy some dried foods and the containers themselves this week. Tomorrow or Tuesday.

I leave for my camping trip in about 2 hours.

What are YOU planning for the day/week for BM? :D

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Postby Tiahaar » Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:32 pm

Happy camping Victorian!

OK here's my contribution, Friday I decided to get serious about getting my new shade structure started. Found out half the conduit connectors I'd ordered back in September didn't fit the conduit...the canopymart was sourcing two different vendors and apparently 1-5/8" measures differently to some folks :roll: Ordered replacements. Slept in the sun for 3 hours today to get ready for (near)naked playa time 8)

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Postby pntball727 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:19 am

well my contribution...tough one...talking to you victorian of course and planning stuff for the awesome camp we are staying at and starting the fabrication of some custom made gifts for the camp mates and started getting some stuff together...like alcohol that was on sale...

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Postby jcliff » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:04 am

This thread is actually right up my alley this year. Instead of plowing through and dumping a bunch of cash 3 weeks prior to departure, this year I've been buying one or two items each pay period. $20 or so every two weeks or so isn't going to be missed and will leave me more funds to play with when I go.

Since January 13th (the day I ordered my ticket) I've scooped the following:

A sweet pair of Chippewa Logger boots (that was actually a big splurge) but sadly the playa dust does a number on my tootsies (even with daily care)
New goggles since the seals have been eaten off my old ones.
Playa mug for cocktails on the go.
Tarp for shade (donated mine to an Indian Taco stand last year)
New cooler (see above)

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Postby Bling » Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:03 pm

Today, a big bag of furnace filters for our Gypsy wagon's windows arrived (Merv 9 and just the right size!), and I finished reading through all of the back Q&A posts, which took about 2 weeks. ('Course, it would have been about 2 days if there weren't so many duplicates! "Where do I camp?" "Shade?" "Water?"...)

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Postby Bling » Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:04 pm

Today, a big bag of furnace filters for our Gypsy wagon's windows arrived (Merv 9 and just the right size!), and I finished reading through all of the back Q&A posts, which took about 2 weeks. ('Course, it would have been about 2 days if there weren't so many duplicates! "Where do I camp?" "Shade?" "Water?"...)

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Postby Edana » Mon Feb 15, 2010 6:06 pm

Today I tweaked our proposed meal plan.

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Postby Bling » Mon Feb 15, 2010 6:11 pm

How so? I've reworked ours so everything that gets cooked will be boiled in vacuum bags. Except bacon. :D

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Postby [SpaceBoy] » Mon Feb 15, 2010 6:11 pm

Bling wrote:Today, a big bag of furnace filters for our Gypsy wagon's windows arrived (Merv 9 and just the right size!), and I finished reading through all of the back Q&A posts, which took about 2 weeks. ('Course, it would have been about 2 days if there weren't so many duplicates! "Where do I camp?" "Shade?" "Water?"...)


is this double post a joke? because thats really funny!

and ive been starting to talking to my sewing inclined friends and starting to brainstorm about costumes. hopefully i can get 2 new ones completely built up from scratch in the next could of months. ive also been working on my bm podcast and trying to launch that, so we can be in full swing by march, *shameless plug* check it out at www.theplayacast.blogspot.com

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Postby Bling » Mon Feb 15, 2010 6:14 pm

No, totally on purpose. I did all that twice.

Okay, maybe I didn't notice the double...

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Postby CapSmashy » Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:02 am

I have some catching up to do.

January: 180 ft of blue and 180 ft of red el wire, solar powered lights (x-mas clearance), solar powered path lights (home depot clearance), misc led ac powered lighting to cut apart and adapt to dc power and a bunch of rope lights and other misc stuff for a build project that will get re-purposed for Burning Man.

Feb so far: A wire frame hippopotamus, 2, 7 gallon water containers (will be buying one or two of these a week as I remember to pick them up for the bus).

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Postby Bling » Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:06 am

Wow, that's a lot of El-wire!

I came up with a totally fun design for a boot cover, with bells and battery-operated LED lights at night! And nighttime costume ideas. Just need to find a bunch of brightly colored silk scraps now, but have friends who should have some. :D

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i shop at a different mall.

Postby H.G.Crosby » Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:12 am

1. An Eight-ball of New Coke.

2. a real Boa boa.

3. Art's Car.

4. Glue sticks that Glow.

5. DruGG boots.

6. "you're doing it wrong" Thong.

7. Raver Flavor Savers

8. No Drama! mime.

9. Chai-Chai Rodriquez

10. Hippy Waders.
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Re: i shop at a different mall.

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:37 am

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H.G.Crosby wrote:9. Chai-Chai Rodriquez

Snort!)
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Postby Edana » Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:41 am

Today or tomorrow I'll be picking up some clothes/costumes for myself.

Need to pick up a buttload of bandanas to make cheap easy and cool bandana pants for my kids to wear there.

Need to start working on the little things I'm bringing to give out to folks (I'm making them).

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Postby Bling » Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:42 am

Do you have a source for cheap bandanas? About the best we've been able to find is a buck apiece. The pants sound cute!


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