ragabashpup wrote:Drunk isn't the only thing that can give you a hangover out there
use yer imagination!
BeyondIndigo wrote:I was just hoping the other poster didn't mean, I dunno, some horrible playa disease that I have yet to hear about. There seem to be so many of them.
ragabashpup wrote:Watch out for playa foot! Take good care of your skin out there..
wh..sh wrote:...People always love that.
Bob wrote:No. No, people don't always love your shitty little trinkets or food items shoved at them at a leave-no-trace campsite. Grow the fuck up.
thisisthatwhichis wrote:One thing not to forget..... All the newbs really need to do, to participate, is open your mind. Leave your expectations. Enjoy the senses and sensations. Experience what it's like, not to be judged or have any kind of social status. Start becoming comfortable in your own skin, once again.
The look of awe on your face is a gift back to us old Burners..... It brings back the memories........
its not only hands.. but anything.. theres tons of info about it here on the forum..
i wear shoes and socks, not so much of a worry for me if i put on new socks every day
but it KILLS my hands, the playa dust.. to the point of my first clueless year by wednesday/thursday all of my cuticles on all of my fingers were scabbed up and bloody. and burned constantly. it was painful, it sucked and i couldnt stop it.. it didnt stop until i left..
vinegar as an acid kills the very alkaline nature of the dust..
the alkalinity is literally OFF THE CHARTS..
check out this helpful video:
"Senior Exploratorium scientist, Paul Doherty, unlocks the mystery behind the corrosive dust that coats the Black Rock Desert."
Bob wrote:Greeting requires no effort at all, mental or physical.
theCryptofishist wrote:If you really *are* ready and able after a couple of days there is a desk in center camp where you can sign up. Or you can do Potty Patrol with Robbidobbs. Or you can moop, whereever and whenever you feel like it.
I don't like handwritten poems. I do like at least some wacky crap from China. I'm a loner on this, I know. What I don't like I can give to the East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse, and someone else can make art from it. (Hm. I could make "gift" art for AntiM... Must consider.)
So, don't stress, you can't please everyone, and you're going to have to take care of yourself.
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