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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:34 pm

Started my last infusion last night...
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Captain Goddammit » Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:06 am

Putting the wheels on the boat - seems a strange thing to be doing...

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Captain Goddammit » Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:44 am

Why the hell is that upside-down?
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby BeeWeeDee » Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:49 am

My tipi poles arrived yesterday.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby VultureChow » Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:01 am

Captain Goddammit wrote:Putting the wheels on the boat - seems a strange thing to be doing...

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The wheels on the boat go round and round...
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby 9ah » Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:24 am

bought a new toothbrush for the playa
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby unjonharley » Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:26 am

9ah wrote:bought a new toothbrush for the playa


did you give it a name?
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby International Incident » Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:24 pm

Lucky420 is picking up my bike today!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Sic Pup » Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:14 pm

Had my current boss sign off on my vacation request.

Met with a perspective boss at another location and had her agree in principle to the time off should I get the position. I will end the interview on Tuesday reaffirming my wish to take the time off in front of the interview panel (witnesses) but phrasing it somehow that it's not a prerequisite for my taking the position. Both current and perspective are the same company and I haven't taken a day off since I started a year and a half ago so I'm 95% certain I may actually be coming home this year (and boy do I need want it).

Got my ticket email.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Savannah » Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:22 pm

Fingers crossed, Sic Pup! :D
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Captain Goddammit » Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:56 pm

Man I hope it works out! Last year, after a 4 year absence, I finally was able to go; I had a ticket, early entry pass, all my stuff set up, but I got a new job in July - and the only other person there who can do my job was already scheduled for vacation on Burning Man week! There was absolutly NO way to get the time off and keep the job.
Usually if you come in the door telling them you've already got "something" scheduled you can get the time, probably unpaid but so what.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Sic Pup » Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:37 pm

Thanks folks, I appreciate it. I think I'm good. I probably actually even have the position (if they don't happen to read ePlaya, put two and two together and are not willing to hire someone who writes perspective when they mean prospective :wink: ).

Good thing word choice isn't as imperative in the kitchen (barring any fryer/hand-washing sink mishaps, of course).
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby MikeGyver » Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:55 pm

Sic Pup wrote:Thanks folks, I appreciate it. I think I'm good. I probably actually even have the position (if they don't happen to read ePlaya, put two and two together and are not willing to hire someone who writes perspective when they mean prospective :wink: ).

Good thing word choice isn't as imperative in the kitchen (barring any fryer/hand-washing sink mishaps, of course).


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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Martiansky » Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:54 am

Ordered bungie balls, 100 of them(hope I got the right length-6") and a grommet press.
Kind of a double-duty item, I can use it on some crafting/sewing projects also.

Trying to talk a friend of mine into going, but it would count on him not working and then finding him a ticket.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby unjonharley » Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:17 am

The stainless steel stove is out of storage and cleaned.. Had to disassemble, clean, reclean (with lite oil) and reassemble..

I know I should not sell things on this board.. BUT.. I have about two shot glasses of prime playa dust.. Aged three years.. To the highest bidder :wink:
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby 9ah » Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:21 am

unjonharley wrote:
9ah wrote:bought a new toothbrush for the playa


did you give it a name?


Not quite yet... It's a multi-pack. It'll be named once it gets on the playa.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby VultureChow » Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:28 am

unjonharley wrote:The stainless steel stove is out of storage and cleaned.. Had to disassemble, clean, reclean (with lite oil) and reassemble..

I know I should not sell things on this board.. BUT.. I have about two shot glasses of prime playa dust.. Aged three years.. To the highest bidder :wink:


I think you should make a drink with the dust. Unfortunately cement mixer is already taken...

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby 171/348 » Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:42 am

Baring any more last minute unreadiness... Today is FINALLY the day I pick up the land yacht!

Oh...and you should bring that playa back to the playa... Trace no leaves or something like that.
although... After 3 years apart, maybe they won't get along with the other dust particles anymore. I mean, at the absolute least they will have a helluva time with sunburn after 3 years in the dark! Hmmmm... Maybe that wasn't such a good idea after all. n/m
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Captain Goddammit » Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:51 am

That's exciting, very impressive rig!!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby 171/348 » Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:08 am

Thanks! :mrgreen: It's been a couple of weeks of stomach churning excitement to get to this point. This summer my rusty welding skills are gonna get one helluva workout on my RUSTY new home to get it ready to make the 2700 mile trip from here to there. Not sure where we're goin from there, one step at a time...
Hopefully the cargo and holding tank boxes aren't completely shot... And HOPEFULLY they're the only things that are completely rusted out!!

I'm thinking I need to bring a special hat to drive it home or something. The
Atomic Turqoise Mohawk might be good enough for the maiden voyage though?
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby unjonharley » Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:11 am

got the heavy duty scissor jacks out and oiled.. Don't put all trust in hydraulic when out in the middle of nowhere.. Busted two floor jack while assisting a big motor. home.. These scissor jacks and as old as me.. Big enough to lift when needed..
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby FIGJAM » Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:02 am

ALL SINNERS MUST DO PENNANTS!!!!!!!! :evil: :evil: :evil:










So gather up all your old useless pvc.


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Get pennentent and make them with a sleeve on top.


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Slide the pvc into the sleeves.


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Now you can string them or ziptie or wire them up anywhere!!! 8)


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With the "Cargo Cult" theme, you can draw whatever you wish would return on them! 8)



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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby unjonharley » Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:34 am

Or Tibetan/Buddhist prayer flags.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby unjonharley » Fri Jun 21, 2013 4:50 pm

garage sale down the block.. Two jerry cans.. Seven bucks a copy..Now have four and enough for Burning man..
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Patsh » Fri Jun 21, 2013 5:04 pm

YAY!!! Just now, one week before being gone for a month, I got the tickets shipping notification!!! WHEW!!! :mrgreen:
(I was getting a tad nervous, here...)

Now, if only my passport would get here. They returned the whole application for its renewal because on my photos, a: there was an *invisible* shadow on it, and b: I had a bit of a forbidden smile. (I'm a compulsive smiler... born that way... can't help it!) That same day, I had more photos taken (it took 5 tries before they got it right) and returned the whole package by priority mail, before the outgoing mail deadline..(that's not cheap, either!) Fingers crossed for it to arrive by Thursday... :?

I'm really hoping to see all three of my toadly ossum sisters and my sweet Mom! I should have no trouble getting into Canada, but it's getting back into the States that would be awkward, to say the least, without my Cdn. passport.

Settling in for a wonderful, productive weekend, not thinking about all that, while I work on Playa shwag and partake of assorted goodies. (I'll leave that last bit up to your collective imagination.) 8)
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Elorrum » Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:59 pm

pie iron, needs some seasoning at a hoff campfire I think.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Ratty » Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:05 am

I'm glad you reminded me. Get a watch battery!!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby tatonka » Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:27 am

bought a camper ,will pick it up Sun. Cut some pads for it 12x12x2inch thk . Cut some tree limbs so camper will fit at side of yard . Only couple mths to go :)
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby ygmir » Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:40 am

tatonka wrote:bought a camper ,will pick it up Sun. Cut some pads for it 12x12x2inch thk . Cut some tree limbs so camper will fit at side of yard . Only couple mths to go :)

congrats!!
are the pads so it clears your truck roof?
if so, make sure the floor is made to be suspended like that. Campers usually ride, and are made to ride, sitting flat in the bed of a truck, so, the center of the floor area may be flexy/spongy without support.
post us picks and stuff.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby TomServo » Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:59 am

Got my bread bag/pocket from the post office this morning!!
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