One Item for BM a Day (2010-2012)

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby geospyder » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:28 pm

Added a little color to the front of the basket on my bike. Love the glow in the dark paints...

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Fufa » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:49 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Why do you think most Americans sleep on the job... It's the boring money. It's also how we get wacky economic theories--trying to make the money exciting...

Have you talked to Dadura?


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Fufa wrote:I picked up American money at the bank today. I'll never get used to how boring your bills are. :P

I LOVE your currency. It's so, current.


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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby maladroit » Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:34 pm

Foxfur, I saw those same vent filters on sale too! They're perfect for a couple of electronics enclosures I'm building.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby tattoogoddess » Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:53 pm

So made super good tips tonight so i am not freaking out about money for the burn anymore. everything i need is taken care of. 3 more days of work and im done.

printed off-
my camera permission slip thingy from bm
my train tickets
my budget on the road (hush im an over planner after i ran out of money in europe)
my to vol list on the playa so i dont forget any of my shifts

packed it all and my ticket in my travel wallet watcha ma call it.

to do list for tomm-
find odds and ends im missing (meds and cords) and maybe get the last of my sewing done? deppends on how tired i am. i have all of monday off so may just wait until then. if so figure out how to download a pdf on my iphone so i can read a book i have been working away at and work on my playlists.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Foxfur » Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:16 am

geospyder wrote:Added a little color to the front of the basket on my bike. Love the glow in the dark paints...

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby piehole » Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:36 am

Foxfur wrote:Thanks for reminding me!
I have a pint of GITD Rustoleum.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:29 am

Fufa wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:Why do you think most Americans sleep on the job... It's the boring money. It's also how we get wacky economic theories--trying to make the money exciting...

Have you talked to Dadura?


Who is Dadura?

He's doing the money tree this year. It'll be over in 2012 Art thread.

And to veer off in another direction--Hey, Foxfur! I saw a hello kitty water bottle at safeway this morning.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Simon of the Playa » Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:26 pm

bought twelve pairs of hiker grade merino wool / cotton / spandex socks.

crucial. i need happy feet every day.


of course, some people dont have that problem...
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby tahiti_treat » Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:43 pm

Completed the vehicle test pack. Everything fits with room left over!! :D
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Foxfur » Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:03 pm

Simon of the Playa wrote:bought twelve pairs of hiker grade merino wool / cotton / spandex socks.

crucial. i need happy feet every day.


of course, some people dont have that problem...

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Foxfur » Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:05 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
Fufa wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:Why do you think most Americans sleep on the job... It's the boring money. It's also how we get wacky economic theories--trying to make the money exciting...

Have you talked to Dadura?


Who is Dadura?

He's doing the money tree this year. It'll be over in 2012 Art thread.

And to veer off in another direction--Hey, Foxfur! I saw a hello kitty water bottle at safeway this morning.
(Oh fuck, forgot to buy garlic.)

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby tattoogoddess » Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:52 pm

got the rest of my el wire sewn on my dress. made the top of the dress now just have to sew snaps on it so i can take off the top of the dress if i please.
added wire to my butt flap thing for my queen of hearts outfit so it wont make my tutu lay flat.

still to do today-
sew 3 feet of el wire on my playa coat and sew snaps. pack it all in.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby tattoogoddess » Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:00 pm

here is a video of it all done but me sewing the snaps on to hold the top down. the sound activator works pretty well. it is on low. so i dont think it will be a problem at the burn but who knows.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby skippy3k » Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:23 pm

tahiti_treat wrote:Completed the vehicle test pack. Everything fits with room left over!! :D


I also complete the vehicle test pack today. Everything...well, I don't want to say it "fit". It was coerced into fitting.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby maladroit » Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:02 pm

Scored this bad boy at the thrift shop for 5 bucks. It's new.

There are large twisty dragons in the lace pattern.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby EmilyD » Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:12 pm

FINALLY!!! Finished the last dress! I also finished one of the two pair of bloomers but just as I was about to finish the final one...I ran out of the trim. I've cleared the calendar for the next to days to finish all clothing, then get back to the water costumes (4 more to go). I can see the light at the end I CAN!

Also, a possible relief of stress by some camp members who want to maybe take over the dinner shift I signed up for, here's hoping!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby BoyScoutGirl » Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:37 pm

My duffel bag is on its way. Only carry-on luggage and Reno-bought supplies left.

I went hiking with my camelbak-clone today. Glad I did, because I learned: 1) the water reservoir/bladder is very difficult to fill and store even with the benefit of a kitchen sink tap and a counter at hand; and 2) the water reservoir leaks unless packed just so. That's what I get for shopping cheap at a big chain boxmart.

Also, I caught a snake on said hike! He tried to hide in some bushes but I got him - and then the bushes turned out to be stinging nettles, so I had some welts on my arm for about an hour! Still, totally worth it :D

Also-also, tried out some emergen-C fizzy electrolyte powder. Tangerine flavor was bearable but not great. It's pretty cheap at a local grocery so I might wind up buying some just in case.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby maladroit » Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:49 pm

BoyScoutGirl: I also had bad results with an off brand reservoir. Bought a Camelbak M.U.L.E. from Amazon and it arrived the next day...is awesome.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby FIGJAM » Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:52 pm

Found 100% coconut water no additives at Sprouts 10 for a buck. 8)
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Foxfur » Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:10 pm

tattoogoddess wrote:here is a video of it all done but me sewing the snaps on to hold the top down. the sound activator works pretty well. it is on low. so i dont think it will be a problem at the burn but who knows.


YAY! It's great!

FIGJAM wrote:Found 100% coconut water no additives at Sprouts 10 for a buck. 8)

WoW! Insanely cheap...
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby FIGJAM » Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:20 pm

Sorry, buck apiece.

But they are pints! :oops:
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Foxfur » Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:35 pm

FIGJAM wrote:Sorry, buck apiece.

But they are pints! :oops:

WoW! Sanity-challenged cheap...
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby maladroit » Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:39 pm

Got some 17.5 ounce cans at 99 Ranch for like 69 cents each during their sale. Not going crazy with it though, prefer plain water plus enhancer when needed.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby SquirrelHead » Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:27 am

I picked up a emergency weather/radio that uses solar, battery, and hand crank or clearance plus a bunch of stuff for my GoPro. I grabbed a few bandanas, a neck cooler, and some Dr Bronner's soap. I also finished my tutu finally (Big thanks to catinthefunnyhat).
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Foxfur » Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:36 am

Add a dash of Doc Bronner's to yer bloody mary...
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby wh..sh » Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:41 am

BoyScoutGirl wrote:Also, I caught a snake on said hike! He tried to hide in some bushes but I got him - and then the bushes turned out to be stinging nettles, so I had some welts on my arm for about an hour! Still, totally worth it :D

You are my hero! Maybe you can teach me how to catch a snake?
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby BoyScoutGirl » Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:01 am

wh..sh wrote:You are my hero! Maybe you can teach me how to catch a snake?


:D :D

I wrote a contender for "world's longest response post" but then decided to just PM you, wh..sh. I have a bad habit of attempting to derail this venerable thread.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Foxfur » Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:46 pm

wh..sh wrote:
BoyScoutGirl wrote:Also, I caught a snake on said hike! He tried to hide in some bushes but I got him - and then the bushes turned out to be stinging nettles, so I had some welts on my arm for about an hour! Still, totally worth it :D

You are my hero! Maybe you can teach me how to catch a snake?

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But he paid us five bucks for rattlesnake heads. That was good money for a kid in the 70's!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby geospyder » Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:16 pm

Monkey Boy fits in the bike basket, holds four cans PBR plus blue ice. Ready for the deep Playa!

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby The Bee » Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:35 pm

I bought some of those motorcycle glasses with the foam padding because I can't stand wearing goggles. One clear pair for night, and one tinted for day.

Problem: the glasses are made for fat heads. (Nothing personal against Harley riders). My head is shaped more like the prow of a ship, and with the glasses on I could see light and feel the breeze around the outside of my eyes.

Solution: I filled a saucepan with cold water and placed it on the back of the stove. I turned on a burner on the front of the stove. I gently heated up the bridge of the plastic glasses, moving them back and forth over the heat. As the glasses heated up, I gently squeezed the temples towards each other, shaping them to be a tighter fit. Then, still squeezing, I plunged them in the cold water.

Now they fit my head much better. I also put purple duct tape over the vent gaps in the foam.
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