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Re: Stowaways!

Postby ygmir » Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:46 am

CapSmashy wrote:
Lord Of Ruin wrote:<chuckling> I worked 30+ hours for Gate my first year. And it hasn't gone down since...lol

LoR


I'm so excited about all of it, I just signed up for another rider shift bringing me up to 30 hours this year. :lol:

I am hoping for mad entertainment.


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Re: Stowaways!

Postby Igneouss » Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:47 am

I've brought folks to BM in the past and will be again this year.
People that I hooked up with on the ride board or other places.

I made a set of rules the first time and they still apply.

1) No drugs. Particularly no pot. It's my vehicle that is at risk. Burners are way more likely to get stopped and searched by cops. Wanna bring pot? Drive your own vehicle.
2) Show some form of legal ID. If you are going to take a turn driving then show me a valid driver's license.
3) Everyone shows their ticket or will call printout at the start of the trip. This year I have one rider. We are going to lock the tickets/will call info in the glove box and only get it out when we reach BM.

The good people at the gate have reasons for what they do. For example, they do not want to have abandonned people hanging around the gate. Hence it's all or nothing for each vehicle.
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Re: Stowaways!

Postby Minxy » Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:05 am

Ughhh. My sweetie told me today that someone who often camps in our "group" said he's going to drive out to the burn, buy a ticket at the gate and smuggle three friends in.

I really do wonder about the IQ of some of his friends...yeeeeesh. :roll:
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Re: Stowaways!

Postby ygmir » Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:12 am

Minxy wrote:Ughhh. My sweetie told me today that someone who often camps in our "group" said he's going to drive out to the burn, buy a ticket at the gate and smuggle three friends in.

I really do wonder about the IQ of some of his friends...yeeeeesh. :roll:


did he happen to mention a schedule and vehicle description?

you know, just so others can help distract the ever observant Gate personnel.
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Re: Stowaways!

Postby Dust Becomes You » Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:13 am

I make the same offer available to would-be stowaways every year: You can have a free ride in my RV's black tank.

....but first lets run a simulation with a full tank and a little drive thru Joshua Tree.
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Re: Stowaways!

Postby Minxy » Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:19 am

ygmir wrote:
Minxy wrote:Ughhh. My sweetie told me today that someone who often camps in our "group" said he's going to drive out to the burn, buy a ticket at the gate and smuggle three friends in.

I really do wonder about the IQ of some of his friends...yeeeeesh. :roll:


did he happen to mention a schedule and vehicle description?

you know, just so others can help distract the ever observant Gate personnel.


Not yet. I'll keep us posted, though. Hate to do that to an acquaintance, but...do the action and accept the consequences. *shrugs* I don't think he'll really do it, at least I sure hope not. =/
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Re: Stowaways!

Postby ygmir » Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:24 am

ygmir wrote:
Minxy wrote:Ughhh. My sweetie told me today that someone who often camps in our "group" said he's going to drive out to the burn, buy a ticket at the gate and smuggle three friends in.

I really do wonder about the IQ of some of his friends...yeeeeesh. :roll:


did he happen to mention a schedule and vehicle description?

you know, just so others can help distract the ever observant Gate personnel.


this part might make it difficult (colored above)
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Re: Stowaways!

Postby jkisha » Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:29 am

LMAO Especially after I realized who posted! :D
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Re: Stowaways!

Postby jkisha » Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:34 am

Just don't tell him there's no ticket sales at the gate this year. Let him find out for himself once he gets there, and Minxy's problem is solved. You won't have to rat on your friend.

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Minxy wrote:Ughhh. My sweetie told me today that someone who often camps in our "group" said he's going to drive out to the burn, buy a ticket at the gate and smuggle three friends in.

I really do wonder about the IQ of some of his friends...yeeeeesh. :roll:


did he happen to mention a schedule and vehicle description?

you know, just so others can help distract the ever observant Gate personnel.


this part might make it difficult (colored above)
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Re: Stowaways!

Postby Minxy » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:02 am

That was partially my point about low IQ. =P

He's been told that. I believe (this is all third hand remember) that he's envisioning purchasing from someone in line. I think he's rejecting reality and replacing it with his own? Derp.
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Re: Stowaways!

Postby ygmir » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:04 am

well, it'd be lovely to be there, to point and laugh...........
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Re: Stowaways!

Postby unjonharley » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:13 am

ygmir wrote:well, it'd be lovely to be there, to point and laugh...........



When I go whale watching in the Salem mull.. My kids tell me it's ok to laugh, but not to point..
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Re: Stowaways!

Postby ygmir » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:15 am

unjonharley wrote:
ygmir wrote:well, it'd be lovely to be there, to point and laugh...........



When I go whale watching in the Salem mull.. My kids tell me it's ok to laugh, but not to point..


yeah, but, UJH, we all know, you're not pointing with your finger............
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Re: Stowaways!

Postby unjonharley » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:26 am

ygmir wrote:
unjonharley wrote:
ygmir wrote:well, it'd be lovely to be there, to point and laugh...........



When I go whale watching in the Salem mull.. My kids tell me it's ok to laugh, but not to point..


yeah, but, UJH, we all know, you're not pointing with your finger............


Wrong, the sight those Salem mull cows will put your d*ck in the dirt every time..
I don't use that pointed anymore.. The last time I tried to count to 21 I was arrested..
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Re: Stowaways!

Postby ygmir » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:41 am

unjonharley wrote:Wrong, the sight those Salem mull cows will put your d*ck in the dirt every time..
I don't use that pointed anymore.. The last time I tried to count to 21 I was arrested..


I can't count that high in cold water.
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Re: Stowaways!

Postby Dr. Pyro » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:43 am

Or in warm water for all that matters.
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Re: Stowaways!

Postby ygmir » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:45 am

Dr. Pyro wrote:Or in warm water for all that matters.



I thought I could trust you...........
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Re: Stowaways!

Postby Lassen Forge » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:45 am

Trust... Pyro? I thought you knew him!! --giggles--

Hah! I can count to 22 in cold water... or warm water... or no water... :mrgreen:
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Re: Stowaways!

Postby ygmir » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:49 am

*searching for abacus*
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Re: Stowaways!

Postby CapSmashy » Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:01 am

Minxy wrote:Wow, 30 hours is a LOT.

I'm quite excited about working perimeter, though, I must say. :P And I want to check out lighthouse, too. :D


Oh yes, lighthouse has me greatly intrigued.

As for 30 hours, we are out there for 2 weeks because of the theme camp stuff, so giving up a day spread out over that time is not a big deal for me. I realized last night, I am almost as excited to be working the event this year as I was my first burn. A schedule? Places to be? Bring a watch for the first time in five years? AWESOME for some totally bizarre reason. :lol:
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Re: Stowaways!

Postby Minxy » Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:19 am

CapSmashy wrote:Oh yes, lighthouse has me greatly intrigued.

As for 30 hours, we are out there for 2 weeks because of the theme camp stuff, so giving up a day spread out over that time is not a big deal for me. I realized last night, I am almost as excited to be working the event this year as I was my first burn. A schedule? Places to be? Bring a watch for the first time in five years? AWESOME for some totally bizarre reason. :lol:


Makes sense. Having a schedule out there isn't bad, it's just different, for me anyways.

My first years were mostly all no schedule at all, which I loved. Now I love having a little bit of schedule and I love volunteering. It all works out.
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Re: Stowaways!

Postby capjbadger » Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:12 pm

ygmir wrote:*searching for abacus*

Get a wood one. They float in both warm and cold water.

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Re: Stowaways!

Postby Sail Man » Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:08 pm

ygmir wrote:
Minxy wrote:Ughhh. My sweetie told me today that someone who often camps in our "group" said he's going to drive out to the burn, buy a ticket at the gate and smuggle three friends in.

I really do wonder about the IQ of some of his friends...yeeeeesh. :roll:


did he happen to mention a schedule and vehicle description?

you know, just so others can help distract the ever observant Gate personnel.


Nothing will distract me from my gate duties in the .............hey! a car full of naked girls 8) Say babies, come here often? :mrgreen:
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Re: Stowaways!

Postby MisaBlue » Sun Jul 31, 2011 2:07 pm

It seems, we all work with Gate this year :D
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Re: Stowaways!

Postby Minxy » Sun Jul 31, 2011 2:31 pm

MisaBlue wrote:It seems, we all work with Gate this year :D


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Re: Stowaways!

Postby Eric » Sun Jul 31, 2011 2:38 pm

Minxy wrote:
MisaBlue wrote:It seems, we all work with Gate this year :D


Yarrr


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Re: Stowaways!

Postby Rice » Sun Jul 31, 2011 2:41 pm

I look forward to seeing all my gate & perimeter peeps ;)

20 shifts this year... It is going to be a blast.

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Re: Stowaways!

Postby MisaBlue » Sun Jul 31, 2011 2:47 pm

stretch80 wrote:I look forward to seeing all my gate & perimeter peeps ;)

20 shifts this year... It is going to be a blast.

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Re: Stowaways!

Postby ygmir » Sun Jul 31, 2011 2:56 pm

MisaBlue wrote:
stretch80 wrote:I look forward to seeing all my gate & perimeter peeps ;)

20 shifts this year... It is going to be a blast.

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Re: Stowaways!

Postby Minxy » Sun Jul 31, 2011 2:57 pm

That's a LOT, Rice! Oy!
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