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Postby Samwise » Sat Mar 08, 2008 9:27 pm

Howdy everyone!

I have been on the web for quite some time researching Burning Man and it looks absolutely amazing! The only problem is that my friends are not into this kind of thing at all (trust me, I tried) and will not go with me. I definitely do not want to go alone, but I do want to go, so this seemed like the best choice for me. From reading earlier posts you all seem like really interesting and nice people, so I hope you would accept a 20 year old virgin (BM virgin that is :wink: ) into your rank. I am open to all types of people no matter what you are or what your philosophies may be.

I have yet to purchase a ticket and I am not actually certain I will end up going. However, I am going to Sacramento next week and I saw they are selling tickets there. So I am quite tempted.

I am not experienced at camping so I won't be much of a help in the beginning. But I would be happily willing to help in anything that needs to get done around the camp.

But mostly I am just looking for a cool group of accepting people willing to help make my (potentially) first Burning Man a memorable experience. In return I will try my very best to do the same for everyone else. :D

Best wishes,
Sam(wise...sorta)

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Postby Funky Monkey Mech » Sat Mar 08, 2008 10:34 pm

Welcome Welcome.... don't worry a lot of us last year was our first time at burning man.... :) so for a lot of us this is still a new thing as well... It is easy to learn though.... :) welcome to Stag Camp :)
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Postby twinwitin » Sat Mar 08, 2008 10:52 pm

you know it funky cheeky monkey!! I can't wait to be neighbors! ha ha ha :D
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Postby Funky Monkey Mech » Sat Mar 08, 2008 11:15 pm

HEE HEE YA HA!!! i am the cheeky monkey look out now... BOW CHICKA WOW WOW!!!! VERY NICE lmao oh wait that would be kinky porno monkey.....
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Postby Funky Monkey Mech » Tue Mar 11, 2008 9:20 am

Ok so yeah lol i scared everybody away with the last comment cause it got mega quiet in here....well i guess i am gunna hide in my hole now
*** scampers away and hides in a deep dark hole ****
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Postby seeka » Tue Mar 11, 2008 10:13 am

we're not scared,we all just decided we're not going to BM this year.
BM sucks, don't go!!! :roll:
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Postby Funky Monkey Mech » Tue Mar 11, 2008 10:45 am

Yeah i heard that... ohhh well guess it must be true... :( SIGH oh well there go all my hopes and dreams again... lol so jess if i role with you will i get all sorts of hook ups at airport security 2? lol
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Postby twinwitin » Tue Mar 11, 2008 12:50 pm

if you all stay home I will be in the desert all alone. Please, come to Burning man, won't you be my neighbor?? ha ha ha ha :lol:
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Sigh ok here it goes..... I am Scared....

Postby Funky Monkey Mech » Tue Mar 11, 2008 1:43 pm

Ok so last year during my yearly physical they found a very small lump on my right testicle... they determined that it was probley nothing and said to me if it feels like it is getting bigger or have any pain then let us know... so i kept track of it while i was on deployment i noticed it was a little bigger so i went to the doc he said it is not a major change.... don't worry about it it is nothing... yesterday i had to go to the doctor for fucking up a nerve in my elbow... while i was there i figured kill 2 birds with one stone and got my physical out of the way. Well the doctor gave me that like :: UH OH:: look and the " Hummm that is interesting"... so when you hear that from your doctor you start freaking out and going through the that is never good thoughts..... so then i asked whats up and he said that it has actually grown a consider amount from last year... from like () that big to like ( ) big.... i mean i noticed it felt a little bit bigger but i did not think it actually got that much bigger... every time i asked one of the doctors while on deployment they said either not to worry about it now or wait till i get back to the states there is nothing they can do about it out there.... so i waited and waited and got back the USA and then waited and finale i guess it got to a size they thought was big enough to worry about... so now they have me made an appointment for me to get an ultrasound to check and see what is up and to determent if they want to do a biopsy or not... so naturally i am freaking the fuck out..... i mean it could be nothing or it could be a cyst or it could be cancer.... so now i got all these thoughts running through my head and am freaking out... they are calling me tomorrow to let me know when the appointment is.... :( yeah so yeah :( just thought i would let you all know... i told my family back east now i need to tell the people who are my burner family out here and all over the US ... I usually never freak out about stuff that i go to the doctor for and i mean i have never freaked out about doing some really crazy dumb shit and usually never let people know whats going on ... but this... this scares the shit out of me.... so if i am not acting sorta like my self lately you know why... I am hoping to see everybody at fools in April for the san diego, oc, and la community and for the staggers on the playa i will see you .... Sorry for sorta making it sound like i am dumping my self out here i am just scared from not know what it could or could not be... anyway i have to get back to working.... well thanks for everybody reading this you are all very spical to me even though i don't call and say it all the time to everybody or i don't say it on here enough.... Thank you and lots of love to all of my San Diego Family and my Stag Camp Family.
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Postby twinwitin » Wed Mar 12, 2008 5:20 pm

Oh, my darling cheeky-monkey, we are here. When you are scared talk to us. You are in my thoughts,prayers,vibes.

I need to go cook dinner now, (the kids are hovering) I will check back later.
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Postby motskyroonmatick » Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:12 pm

Wow that's scary. I'm confident that and simultaneously hoping that everything will be fine.
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Postby plowman » Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:44 pm

Take care monkey, There is only one of us aloud to limp on the playa.
I limp because of my leg. Don't you limp somewhere else..
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Postby lonestoner916 » Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:27 am

Hello Staggers! :D
I am a second year Burner with a nasty case of "second year fever!" I am waiting to hear back from DPW about working set up and tear down this year, but if for whatever reason they dont' accept me, I can't think of any other place I'd like to stay than STAG camp! During the event I'm going to be working shifts at both the airport and the cafe, in addition to writing for the Beacon and (hopefully) sitting in as a BMIR DJ for a couple hours at some point, so I won't be around a whole lot, but when I am I can tell we will all get along just fine! *pass the wake up drink please!* :twisted:

I remember reading the first post by Fat Sam last year and being immediately intrigued, and wishing I hadn't just joined up with a group of locals, even though they turned out to be great of course, there are very few douchebags in BRC! I will of course bring everything necessary for survival, but as opposed to last year when I had every comfort imaginable, I'm on an extremely tight budget. (Being a writer is NOT the way to riches!) :oops: That's part of the reason I'm gifting so much of my time, I even signed up to work the cafe on Burn Night! I am however an amazing cook so perhaps I can exchange my culinary prowess for an occasional meal of "real food" instead of the granola bars and cup-O-noodles that will make up the majority of my entrees?? :wink: Of course if I get on with DPW then I'll be camping in the DPW ghetto and eating at the commissary, but I still wanna meet you guys and hang out, maybe I could write something up about the STAGGERS for the Beacon?? It's a good story, Burners from all over, from all walks of life, coming together for a week in the desert and having the time of their lives! Just know that even if you don't get me as a campmate, you've already got me as a friend! You will undoubtedly be hearing from me again! 8)
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Re: Sigh ok here it goes..... I am Scared....

Postby lonestoner916 » Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:36 am

Whoa, that is indeed some scary shit FMM! Just know that whatever happens, we're ALL your family and we are here for you brother!
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Postby Funky Monkey Mech » Thu Mar 13, 2008 12:33 pm

Thanks for all the support guys... i call the hospital today to confirm my appointment for the ultrasound... and hey lonerstoner.... i will be at the airport for 2 shifts this year and the whole camp plans to do a greeter shift :) so i am sure i will see you at the airport man :)
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Postby lonestoner916 » Fri Mar 14, 2008 3:49 am

Funky Monkey Mech wrote:Thanks for all the support guys... i call the hospital today to confirm my appointment for the ultrasound... and hey lonerstoner.... i will be at the airport for 2 shifts this year and the whole camp plans to do a greeter shift :) so i am sure i will see you at the airport man :)



Looking forward to it!
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Postby anairo » Fri Mar 14, 2008 9:19 am

Hey fellow burners,

We're a group of four virgins (2 NYers, and 2 DCers) looking forward to Stag Camp. We'll probably be driving out from San Fransico for the lasr 4-5 days of BM, with an RV full of yummies, goodies, and sunscreen.

Can't wait to meet you all!
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Postby Lakshmi » Fri Mar 14, 2008 9:29 am

Hey, none of you know me, but you may recall my friends who camped with you last year. Daryl and Chris from Boulder. I just thought I'd say that they plan on returning to the camp this year. They're not often on the internet otherwise I'd leave it to them to express their interest on here. I may be joining them as well =)
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Postby Funky Monkey Mech » Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:03 am

Very cool welcome to all of you! Wow we are breeding like rabbits i have to say... we growing by leaps and bounds every day... This is one small step for the burn... one giant leap for staggers kind! lol anyway greetings to all of you and can't wait to meet you on the playa in Augest... oh hey Lakshmi tell them Can't wait to see them in camp again this year :)
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Postby twinwitin » Fri Mar 14, 2008 12:12 pm

Hey family,
Sister and I are going to an s.c.a. event this weekend, and we are taking the r.v. for a test run! Normally we camp very primitive with "period" tents etc.. but we are soooo excited about the 5th wheel we can't help ourselves. Whoo hooo!! :D
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Postby Funky Monkey Mech » Fri Mar 14, 2008 1:26 pm

Have fun and good luck hope that it works the way it is supposed to my friend baught a used rv and it had some problems but i think you guys should be fine. hope that you have a good time at your event. OHHH you said 5th wheel sweet a mega huge wind break. very nice lol i am for sure camping by you or under a a dome if sarge is nice enough to let me put my tent up under his dome again :) I have an even coming up in San diego if anyobdy in the SD<>LA<>OC<>SF burner communityies wants to come... i think that maybe SF is to far away for a weekend trip. Well anyway back to the salt mines (aka work) lots of love to everybody.... Joe Camel aka Funky Monkey Mech! :) )'( The man burns in 169 days!!!! that means only 190 days till we are all home again WAHOOOOO!!!!!!
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Postby Somnivore » Fri Mar 14, 2008 1:29 pm

Daryl and Chris rocked, we're glad they're coming back! Keep your chin up Joe, me thinks all will be well. Like Plowman said, there can only be one limp in camp 8)
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Postby seeka » Fri Mar 14, 2008 2:00 pm

hey new burners/staggers, welcome!
anairo, i wish you had posted sooner or i had posted that i would be traveling. i was in dc. two weeks ago and i left ny city just this morning. i'm in no.mass, so.nh area so not too far away. maybe we'll have a chance to meet before aug. either way i'm excited to meet you all :D
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Postby motskyroonmatick » Fri Mar 14, 2008 5:50 pm

Seeing our thread go in to overdrive once again brings a smile and laugh to me after another slogging through the mud work day.

I remember you Lakshmi! From other threads.

Have we all been reading the 2007 survival guide in preparation for the release of the 2008 survival guide. :wink:
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Postby The stoker » Sat Mar 15, 2008 2:19 am

Just dropping in to see what has transpired since I last checked in. It is good to see new members consistently joining. The more the merrier, I still need to meet people from last year as I did not spend too much time in camp. I also had to leave early, but this year I am staying the whole week so I want to pre-meet people this year have some buds in place for arrival. Trying to decide what I want to bring this year whether to rough it our have more stuff. What is everyone else thinking of.
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Postby motskyroonmatick » Sat Mar 15, 2008 11:19 am

I am bringing nearly everything under the sun again. I will be bringing a scaled down version of repair stuff in case there is an emergency repair needed on my mutant vehicle or something else. I will not be setting up my huge green shade with my plywood room inside but will be living in my box truck. I will have shade off of one side but it will be simple, fairly open and possibly have room for a couple of tents under there. The other side will have my shower and evaporator set up. I will be facing the nose of the truck more or less south on the south side of camp so that my access to the box will be in the generally leeward side for wind and so the evaporator is exposed to more sun and wind. I will need to park the mutant somewhere but that will be figured out later when we start to make a camp diagram.

What is everyone else thinking?
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Postby lonestoner916 » Sat Mar 15, 2008 2:38 pm

I'm bringing the bare minimum; tent, sleeping bag, food, water, booze, drugs, camping chair, bike, gifts, (besides the booze and drugs of course!)and maybe a camping stove...
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Postby lonestoner916 » Sat Mar 15, 2008 2:40 pm

lonestoner916 wrote:I'm bringing the bare minimum; tent, sleeping bag, food, water, booze, drugs, camping chair, bike, gifts, (besides the booze and drugs of course!)and maybe a camping stove...


and a lantern of course! :idea:
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Postby melancholy harlot » Sat Mar 15, 2008 3:43 pm

Just showing my face--been MIA during finals these last couple weeks. I'm glad to see we've got so many new and excited faces and that all our old staggers are posting up as usual. The holes in my fingers from the last sewing party are almost healed. Motsky's jacket is nearing completion--I turned all the lights out in my house the other light and danced around in front of it with a flashlight mimicking a strobe effect--David, you might end up the brightest spot on the playa--and Stef has sewed Shell's flame vest. I just have to stud it. Another weekly trip to Joann. Prepping for the Chicago burn community's Resonate party. Sure that will add another dose of inspiration. Just as soon as I get these damn finals done. Love to all.
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Postby Crappypants » Sun Mar 16, 2008 8:53 pm

motskyroonmatick wrote:What is everyone else thinking?


Tent, sleeping bag, food and drink, naughty things and gifts. That is the lot for my virgin burn!

hello to all the new people that have popped up!

Funky Monkey: my thoughts are with you mate, scary things to hear, hope it all turns out fine!
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