So what do YOU do to decompress?

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Edana
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So what do YOU do to decompress?

Post by Edana » Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:59 pm

Other than the official decompressions, what do you do to decompress? Anything you do every year?

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Post by Frankenstipe » Thu Sep 23, 2010 3:03 am

I come home and I sleep a lot and take a lot of hot showers.
I may be crazy but at least I'm not sane.

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Post by velocirafter » Thu Sep 23, 2010 3:58 am

moap around the place, complain about how I want to emmigrate, comment on BM photos on facebook....maybe make a video montage.
Catch the beats, embrace them and let them go!! )*(

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Post by Mister Jellyfish Mister » Thu Sep 23, 2010 6:15 am

Not clean my personal gear while I clean/scrap my art project with friends.

Try and fail to convince myself of how work can be like Burning Man.

Look for other material crap in my life to throw in the garbage.

Help my daughter plan her Halloween costume fabrication.

Think about starting a Burner Business Network.

Stop thinking about starting a Burner Business Network.

Eat too much.

Look forward to the night's sex all day long.

Plan for decompression and devise a way not to work at it.

Plan for April's re-compression.

Remind myself that I'm "going small" next year.
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Post by Sail Man » Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:38 am

I bring home a large container of playa dust and cover my bed with smaller and smaller amounts to wean myself off of it gradually. Once the bed is dust free I rejoice as that means I leave for the burn the next day :lol:
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Post by Eric » Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:23 pm

Talk to friends about their Burns

Look at photo's.

Try to find that one picture that someone random took of me without me thinking to get contact info. Never find it, but find lots of other cool ones.

Make a date with the playa boyfriend. Discover we actually like each other.

Think about cleaning my playa bikes before they start to corrode. Realize it's too late but that I need to clean them anyway. Think about doing it tomorrow.

Finally give away the last Tasty Bites as I know I'm never going to eat them here unless I'm really really desperate.

Crave a Tasty Bite the day after I give them away.
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Post by googbox » Thu Sep 23, 2010 1:27 pm

Lament over facebook how much I miss the playa. Commisserate w/ all my campmates about how much we miss the playa.

Try planning a camping trip w/ said campmates and realize all of our schedules are crazy and attempting to plan a camping trip before frost sets in is like herding cats.

Attend a bday party for a campmate where he tells us to dress in burner attire. We all forget we're not on the playa til we're waking up on the floor and remembering that we do indeed have warm comfortable beds within 10 minutes of the party house.

Lament some more over facebook which results in more parties, slumber parties, get togethers, and lunch with fellow campmates and locals.

Have I mentioned I love the local burner community?!

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Post by Dr Jet Sinister » Thu Sep 23, 2010 3:33 pm

Mister Jellyfish Mister wrote:Remind myself that I'm "going small" next year.
Oh that's RICH! Bahahahha :lol: I love you Jelly!

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Post by Ugly Dougly » Thu Sep 23, 2010 3:40 pm

Why do we call it "decompression" anyway?

I would say that a week in the desert, having fun and making friends, is the closest thing to "de-compress" or relieving the pressure of life in the default world.

So on warm nights, I open all the doors and windows, put on some techno, turn down the lights, dress inappropriately and have myself a nice cold PBR!

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Post by peachandpapa » Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:11 pm

"Remind myself that I'm "going small" next year."

Jellyfish, I don't know you, but I love you! Great line! That has been my mantra for 6 straight years and it just doesn't happen.
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location, location, location.

Post by Simon of the Playa » Tue Sep 28, 2010 4:52 am

i yell horrible horrible awful obscenities thru my bullhorn at nuns and girl scouts as i ride thru town on a drug-addled, drunken bender.


oh wait, that was on the playa....



or was it?
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Post by baconqurlyq » Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:08 am

Decompression with camp mates involves sushi then a dip in a friend's pool. However, we've all hung out twice at various social gatherings.

I took the week after burning man off. Did a lot of laundry, processed photos, had odd sleep. I would wake up still thinking I'm on the Playa. As in, I'd wake up thinking my bedroom had been transferred the playa. My sleeping brain rarely bothers to make sense.

I finally cleaned up my burner bike last weekend. Whoo boy. WD-40 is my friend.
Popped the playa cherry!

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Post by Mojojita » Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:59 am

Start planning for next year.

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Post by Savannah » Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:13 pm

My strict 12-Step Decompression Process:

1. Congratulate self & others on Best Burn Ever
2. Frenzied laundry
3. Frenzied put-away of all items so landlord may do yearly inspection the day after return (THE FRICK?!). Upside: fastest put-away session ever; half in 24 hours, the rest in 5 days
4. Ignore bicycle (as foretold by prophecy)
5. Wonder how soon is too soon to sign up to volunteer again; don't want to look pushy or anything but it was AWESOME
6. Make additions & deletions to packing list
7. Contemplate tears
8. Pine
9. Exfoliate
10. Talk bus driver's ear off about it
11. Talk bank teller's ear off about it
12. Make no sudden moves / procrastinate posting photos until dust removal trick in photoshop surfaces in memory (tie)

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Post by Trishntek » Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:21 pm

Mojojita wrote:Start planning for next year.
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Us too. We've already designed and started accumulating better shade structure frame and materials. Just this last Sunday, organized BM stuff sufficiently to actually walk on the floor of our double garage. Cleaning stuff will continue indefinitely. We've also acquired a 30" tall batman and "the thing" to accompany our absinthe-issuing superman. Not sure what we are gonna do with 'em, but it will be some kind of "Rite of Passage" exercise of pink pain and pleasure. We also acquired a 38" tall Barbie doll,,,,, not sure why,,,,, Dr. Pyro????? Any ideas?????

Decompression seemed to be the 2 nights in Reno before heading south.
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Post by Dr. Pyro » Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:39 pm

Well, I have plenty of ideas of what to do with a My Size Barbie, but most of them would get you arrested in 43 states and the Virgin Islands. If you need something to do with her, you can either 1) gift her to us; or 2) drill two holes through her back and then through her breasts, put duel propane heads sticking out as nipples (word of caution: use tin foil as a faux bra so you don't melt the doll itself) and set her on fire. Then watch as hilarity ensues.

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Post by Trishntek » Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:42 pm

Dr. Pyro wrote:Well, I have plenty of ideas of what to do with a My Size Barbie, but most of them would get you arrested in 43 states and the Virgin Islands. If you need something to do with her, you can either 1) gift her to us; or 2) drill two holes through her back and then through her breasts, put duel propane heads sticking out as nipples (word of caution: use tin foil as a faux bra so you don't melt the doll itself) and set her on fire. Then watch as hilarity ensues.
That would go wonderfully with a Dominatrix outfit! Ahhhhh yes decompression continues,,,, WwickedgrinN
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Post by CapSmashy » Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:05 pm

Jump straight into getting ready for the North Texas Regional event, Myschievia.

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Post by Mister Jellyfish Mister » Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:12 am

Putting together a "best of" video compilation that rolls credit out to the crew makes me finally feel like I've thanked them sufficiently. My computer is just so bloody slow that the rendering is gonna take forever so it's as daunting as cleaning the gear piled up in my garage. Alas, new 'puter not in the budget.
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Post by Sail Man » Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:13 am

Another was I like to decompress is to insert a 14 gauge IV catheter atop the 3rd rib mid-clavicular line and stop advancing it when you hear/feel air escaping.




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Post by Ugly Dougly » Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:19 am

This is the only way to decompress.
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So is this:
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