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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Celery (Jamey) » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:13 pm

I've got 4 tents. The thing I learned after the first one... It's important to be able to stand up when you are putting your pants on.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby VultureChow » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:36 pm

RosieTahoe wrote:I've been so inspired by these daily preparation updates... I love this thread. Today, we bought our tent for burning man and it is huge and awesome! Thank you so very much to IllyDilly who suggested this tent in my introduction thread months ago. I did a ton of research, decided it was the best bang for my buck and then waited for a sale :) We just set it up in the driveway and I already feel like it's our home away from home, as a backpacker, I'm not used to this kind of luxury... being able to do a jumping jack in a tent?!?!? awesome.



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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby RosieTahoe » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:58 pm

http://www.big5sportinggoods.com/produc ... -tent.html is the tent I bought. And upon Illy dilly's suggestion I will use one of the side doors as the front door, use the first "room" as the entry take-off-all-your-crap room, then the center HUGE room will be for all our clothes and our hang out part (center height is 6'9" so no changing laying down for my 6'1" husband!) and the final room will be our bedroom, hopefully staying more dust free.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Savannah » Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:07 pm

Celery (Jamey) wrote:I've got 4 tents. The thing I learned after the first one... It's important to be able to stand up when you are putting your pants on.


Not only this, but if you can't stand in your tent and have thin skin like mine, you will have bruised knees by day 3 or 4, from all the crawling. :roll:
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby VultureChow » Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:25 pm

Savannah wrote:
Celery (Jamey) wrote:I've got 4 tents. The thing I learned after the first one... It's important to be able to stand up when you are putting your pants on.


Not only this, but if you can't stand in your tent and have thin skin like mine, you will have bruised knees by day 3 or 4, from all the crawling. :roll:


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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby tattoogoddess » Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:48 pm

Savannah wrote:
Celery (Jamey) wrote:I've got 4 tents. The thing I learned after the first one... It's important to be able to stand up when you are putting your pants on.


Not only this, but if you can't stand in your tent and have thin skin like mine, you will have bruised knees by day 3 or 4, from all the crawling. :roll:


Are you sure that's what it is from ;) jk.

We have the crawl around type tent. Really giving some thought to a new one this year. I HATED crawling around!!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby clocksnmirrors » Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:17 am

tattoogoddess wrote:We have the crawl around type tent. Really giving some thought to a new one this year. I HATED crawling around!!



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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Sham » Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:59 am

For those of you crawling around your low tents, here is a good suggestion to keep crawling to a minimum. It sits just 10 inches high, but lets you get dressed and washed up while sitting down. It's tiny enough to pack in a suit case. (Big Lots/Odd Lots $3) Called a pocket chair.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby BeeWeeDee » Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:42 am

May have to start over on this mask - I kept trying it on as it was being put together and as soon as I put the gesso on it seemed to shrink. Right now it is slated for gifting and somebody else can decorate or paint it to suit.

On the lanyards and vials of playa dust.... They look like they might accidentally hang somebody without a break away feature. Think of the necktie in the rotating piece of machinery.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby VultureChow » Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:10 am

BeeWeeDee wrote:
On the lanyards and vials of playa dust.... They look like they might accidentally hang somebody without a break away feature. Think of the necktie in the rotating piece of machinery.



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Though I would hope to go in a slightly more spectacular fashion than slowly strangled by a nylon lanyard.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Drawingablank » Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:40 am

BeeWeeDee wrote:On the lanyards and vials of playa dust.... They look like they might accidentally hang somebody without a break away feature. Think of the necktie in the rotating piece of machinery.


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BeeWeeDee wrote:May have to start over on this mask - I kept trying it on as it was being put together and as soon as I put the gesso on it seemed to shrink. Right now it is slated for gifting and somebody else can decorate or paint it to suit.


If that is paper mache, keep in mind that it continues to shrink for a long time after making it. The thicker the mache the more weeks it might take to fully dry - even though the surface may seem bone dry, the inside dries much slower. One alternative is to build it up in layers allowing it to dry before adding the next layer.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby clocksnmirrors » Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:08 am

Drawingablank wrote: One alternative is to build it up in layers allowing it to dry before adding the next layer.


you also might try letting it dry on a rigid form that won't allow the shape to change as the mache contracts
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:57 pm

BeeWeeDee wrote:On the lanyards and vials of playa dust.... They look like they might accidentally hang somebody without a break away feature. Think of the necktie in the rotating piece of machinery.

That explains the Great Ranger Die-Off of 2009...
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Elorrum » Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:24 pm

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby clocksnmirrors » Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:32 pm

yaaaaaaay! my boots arrived today!

a little tight at first but i pounded the shit out of them and they're going to be just fine by the time for the burn
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:34 pm

clocks, I hate to say this, but when you say "I pounded the shit out of them," my mind does unwholesome things.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby clocksnmirrors » Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:35 pm

ahahahahahaha

great. now i have THAT stuck in my mind.....
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Savannah » Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:07 pm

Hahahaha!

What makes it worse is that, uh . . . you could have the boots professionally stretched.

Although I don't like to imply that you're not capable of it yourself. :lol:
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby clocksnmirrors » Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:10 pm

:lol: actually i know where the shoe shop is

but i was so anxious to wear them that i had to do a little preliminary work


as in other places in life, an extra quarter inch would be nice
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby TT120 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:27 pm

Y'all crack me up! I can't wait to meet everyone at the MnG. :D
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby unjonharley » Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:29 pm

TT120 wrote:Y'all crack me up! I can't wait to meet everyone at the MnG. :D

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby BBadger » Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:29 pm

We should call clocksnmirrors the "Stretch Genie". I need to stop watching those damn late-night commercials...
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby TT120 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:34 pm

I wonder if that spray and stretch stuff would work on my......um.....oh, never mind.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Bounce530 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:59 pm

Kind of an odd "thing a day" but...
I was laid off my job of 22 years last month, so one of my first thoughts (not the first, but one of the top 5 at least) was to figure my finances for the rest of the year to the worst extreme (not being able to find a job within the next month or so) and figuring budgets and such. In doing that I was able to figure what's in the savings, and a few odd, under the table jobs that I've done since being laid off, and was able to stash my "money to burn" So, I have all the money I need for all my supplies/toys/emergency to be able to still go this year, without having to use CC's, and still keep the lights on at home. That's granted that my water heater doesn't blow through the roof, or the transmission in my daily doesn't blow up. As it stands now, I'll still be able to fund my vacation, while out of work..Now here's to hoping to find a job that will let me off for almost two weeks, shortly after starting it.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Bounce530 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:52 pm

A few minutes after I posted that last ^^ post, I got an email...

GOT THE DMV INVITATION FOR THE MV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Milayna » Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:05 pm

Congratulations!! :D Do you have a pic of your MV?
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Bounce530 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:27 pm

Thanks!
But to avoid too much cross posting, you can see what it looked like last year in the "Denied Ouch" topic.
It'll have the same basic shape, but revamped for this year.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby tattoogoddess » Sat Apr 06, 2013 4:04 pm

We got the bar done today. Just have to finish the canvas painting and attach it. That fucker is heavy!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby clocksnmirrors » Sat Apr 06, 2013 4:07 pm

tattoogoddess wrote:We got the bar done today. Just have to finish the canvas painting and attach it. That fucker is heavy!


that's pretty sweet! who's doing the painting?
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Savannah » Sat Apr 06, 2013 4:11 pm

Nice, TG! I look forward to seeing the finished product (what's the painting of?)

Good pic of Tom, too. :)

Bounce, I looked at the pic in the Denied, Ouch! thread. It's a good-looking ship. Why is it called BRC Guardian? Just curious. :D What are those dials on the outside? . . . And what kinda changes are you going to make? Unless it's a secret. :) [/5-years-old]


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tattoogoddess wrote:We got the bar done today. Just have to finish the canvas painting and attach it. That fucker is heavy!


that's pretty sweet! who's doing the painting?


I am virtually certain it'll be TG! She's quite the artist. Get her to post the picture of herself in skeleton makeup!
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