here it is, IMHO:

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here it is, IMHO:

Postby ygmir » Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:27 pm

so, here we are, two or so weeks to go........
stress is nearing max
time is nearing min
excitement-o-meter on full
anticipation overload approaching......
trepidation for some, fear, or even regret............

but, I'll speak for me, but maybe others will agree:

Keep in mind:
we were all new once........
full of wonder, in awe.
asking stupid questions
making stupid statements, promises, proclamations and requests.
we wore the wrong clothes, ate the wrong food, drank the wrong booze............
we tried to stay clean, smell sweet, and comb our hair.
we felt we needed to proclaim, to every passerby, our excitement, and love, of all things Burny.
we proclaim we are Burners, and will Burn until we die....and then once after.
we looked in awe, at the "old timers/old school" burners, who where here, when it was "better".
but, we were trying, we were learning.......we made and make mistakes, but, with the focus and intent, to be "Burners", (whatever that means to each of us).

and, know:

some get jaded.....
cynical......
some become "Burnier than thou", and love to proclaim as such.
Some resent the "Burngins", and how things "change".......
Some just resent change.....or new people........

and yet:

some "get it right"........know the difference between a genuine hug and a smile, along with "welcome home", and a chinese made whistle, in neon colors.
Some learn, and help, and try their damndest, to participate, to make their Burn "their own"........and to help others do the same............

And along with that:

some mentor, help, advise, with love and patience (and necessary snark and humor)........the allow folks to be "what they are" and don't tell them they're "doing it wrong".........they let them learn, and enjoy witnessing the process, that not so long ago, they went through, themselves.
They guide, when asked, or if it's needed, and do it from the heart, to help, and only to help.


we know:
we'll fight, argue, hug and kiss.......
and we know, we have this one huge camping trip, in the desert, in common.........we know, in some senses, we are part of a larger reality, and experience.
we can agree, that when we are "home", we are all home...........no one is a stranger, if they make the effort to be there.
We can meet, enjoy, and laugh.......snark, joke, tease and, philosophize,
and, we can do this, together, leaving judgements and predjudice behind......open and accepting, of truths yet to be known, of jokes yet to be told, of friends yet to be made.......and loves, yet to be kindled.

We, light the fire, that is the spirit of why we go to TTITD.
only we can extinguish it.

So, we feed the fire, we help others Burn......and together, surpass the sum of all our parts.

Know this:
it's gonna be fun
It' gonna be extreme
we're gonna laugh and cry,
freeze and sweat,
dance and sleep.

and it's all about to happen so:

READY

................................................................SET

...................................................................................................................
GO!!!!
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Re: here it is, IMHO:

Postby oscillator » Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:33 pm

Yep, that is pretty much it.

Oh, don't forget to floss.

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Re: here it is, IMHO:

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:44 pm

oscillator wrote:Oh, don't forget to floss.

Popcorn Palace better be there...
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Re: here it is, IMHO:

Postby Dr. Pyro » Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:06 pm

I'm already sick of Burning Man and it doesn't even start for another three weeks.
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Re: here it is, IMHO:

Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:18 pm

IMHO, you nailed it Yggy, as is your wont.
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Re: here it is, IMHO:

Postby Drawingablank » Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:37 pm

Well said.
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Re: here it is, IMHO:

Postby moonrise » Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:49 pm

Agreed! I need a hug right about now and to be thrown off the wondrous "time sucking machine" that is eplaya....I have a bunhca stuff to get done!!
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Re: here it is, IMHO:

Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:01 pm

will BassNectar Be there?
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Re: here it is, IMHO:

Postby Eric » Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:32 pm

Nicely said, Yggy, nicely said.






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Re: here it is, IMHO:

Postby Elorrum » Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:40 pm

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Re: here it is, IMHO:

Postby gaminwench » Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:18 pm

(((((ygmir)))))
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Re: here it is, IMHO:

Postby RedHeaven » Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:25 pm

Beeeeeutiful
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Re: here it is, IMHO:

Postby FIGJAM » Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:51 pm

Ditto, but how the hell does he expect a reply when he says it all in the first post!!! :wink:
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Re: here it is, IMHO:

Postby Elorrum » Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:54 pm

Perhaps there is a typo or misplaced punctuation we can comment on?
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Re: here it is, IMHO:

Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:06 pm

GOD FUCKING DAMMIT YGGY!!!

you know, i had plans...

oh yeah, i was gonna grind our newbs into little sausages, and spit them out in Sparks afterwards with a bus ticket and a cliff bar and a handful of bad shrooms after a week of verbal and physical abuse and experimental chemicals actually classified as chemical weapons...

No Sleep...Bad Food, worse beer.

and the noise noise noise....

an occasional tasing because im a sadistic fuck and i like to see them wriggle...

but NOOOOOOOOOOOO...

you gotta write some brilliant transcendent love poem to the playa, and change my mind.


fuck your day...


i'll see YOU and all the other assholes in the dust... :wink:
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Re: here it is, IMHO:

Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:32 pm

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Re: here it is, IMHO:

Postby Trishntek » Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:51 pm

But But Buttt!! Can we still have salt and pepper please?
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Re: here it is, IMHO:

Postby TomServo » Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:57 pm

we tried to stay clean, smell sweet, and comb our hair.


Nope..never did that
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Re: here it is, IMHO:

Postby Elderberry » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:14 pm

Nice.
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Re: here it is, IMHO:

Postby maryanimal » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:21 pm

Thank you yggy...*hug*
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Re: here it is, IMHO:

Postby AntiM » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:38 pm

Dude.
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Re: here it is, IMHO:

Postby trilobyte » Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:01 am

Well said, Ygmir, thanks
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Re: here it is, IMHO:

Postby Foxfur » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:25 am

Nailed it! My hero :D
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Re: here it is, IMHO:

Postby thisisthatwhichis » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:57 am

Let's keep that YGMIR fellow around......... I think he's on to something...... :D
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Re: here it is, IMHO:

Postby wh..sh » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:34 am

Ygmir, you are such a gift to humankind :)

In general, if you all can stop being awesome for a while, I can actually get some work done.
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Re: here it is, IMHO:

Postby goathead » Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:31 pm

Simon of the Playa wrote:GOD FUCKING DAMMIT YGGY!!!

you know, i had plans...

oh yeah, i was gonna grind our newbs into little sausages, and spit them out in Sparks afterwards with a bus ticket and a cliff bar and a handful of bad shrooms after a week of verbal and physical abuse and experimental chemicals actually classified as chemical weapons...

No Sleep...Bad Food, worse beer.

and the noise noise noise....

an occasional tasing because im a sadistic fuck and i like to see them wriggle...

but NOOOOOOOOOOOO...

you gotta write some brilliant transcendent love poem to the playa, and change my mind.


fuck your day...


i'll see YOU and all the other assholes in the dust... :wink:


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Re: here it is, IMHO:

Postby Savannah » Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:39 pm

TomServo wrote:
we tried to stay clean, smell sweet, and comb our hair.


Nope..never did that


And some of us are still trying. :lol:
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Re: here it is, IMHO:

Postby MyDearFriend » Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:45 pm

moonrise wrote:Agreed! I need a hug right about now and to be thrown off the wondrous "time sucking machine" that is eplaya....I have a bunhca stuff to get done!!


Ditto, damn straight, agreeagreeagree...

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Re: here it is, IMHO:

Postby ygmir » Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:19 am

*bumping, just for perspective, and feeling too lazy to try to say it differently*
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Re: here it is, IMHO:

Postby ygmir » Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:24 am

most important:
there is no "wrong" way to Burn.
do what makes you happy, as long as your not knocking others.
if anyone says you're doing wrong, "fuck them", and I'll argue them into the dust!
be open.
curious.
adventurous.
stay hydrated.
and happy......you'll be blown away what you'll see and do, if you just drop all expectation, go in as a new person in a new world, and soak it up!!
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