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Postby C.f.M. » Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:38 am

I've been to paradise! But I've never been to me. :cry:
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Postby AntiM » Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:41 am

C.f.M. wrote:I've been to paradise! But I've never been to me. :cry:


Great, now I'm going to have that song stuck in my head. Damn you! Damn I say!
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Postby Bounce530 » Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:52 am

C.f.M. wrote:I've been to paradise!

How come you didn't come see me, when you were in my little town?
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Postby ygmir » Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:09 am

C.f.M. wrote:I've been to paradise! But I've never been to me. :cry:


you've never been to me, either.
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Postby Clar-i-ty » Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:00 am

Token wrote:Tear down your house. Put it in a truck. Drive 10 hours in any direction. Put the house back together. Invite everyone you meet to come over and party. When they leave, follow them back to their homes, drink all their booze, and break things.

Pay an escort of your affectional preference subset to not bathe for five days, cover themselves in glitter, dust, and sunscreen, wear a skanky neon wig, dance close naked, then say they have a lover back home at the end of the night.

Stack all your fans in one corner of the living room. Put on your most fabulous outfit. Turn the fans on full blast. Dump a vacuum cleaner bag in front of them.

Buy a new set of expensive camping gear. Break it.

Only use the toilet in a house that is at least 3 blocks away. Drain all the water from the toilet. Only flush it every 3 days. Hide all the toilet paper.

Set your house thermostat so it’s 50 degrees for the first hour of sleep and 100 degrees the rest of the night.

Before eating any food, drop it in a sandbox and lick a battery.

Mail $300 to the Reno casino of your choice.

Make a list of all the things you’ll do different next year. Never look at it.

Search alleys untill you find a couch so unbelievably tacky and nasty filthy that a state college frat house wouldn’t want it. Take a nap on the couch and sleep like you are king of the world.

Shop at Wal-mart, Cost-Co, and Home Depot until your car is completely packed with stuff. Tell everyone that you’re going to a "Leave-No-Trace" event. Empty your car into a dumpster.

Spend thousands of dollars and several months of your life building a deeply personal art work. Hide it in a funhouse on the edge of the city. Hire people to come by and alternate saying "I love it" and "this sucks balls". Blow it up.

Cut, burn, electrocute, bruise, and sunburn various parts of your body. Forget how you did it. Don’t go to a doctor.

Walk around your neighborhood and knock on doors until someone offers you cocktails and dinner.

Lean back in a chair until that point where you’re just about to fall over, but you catch yourself at the last moment. Hold that position for 9 hours.

Don’t sleep for 5 days. Take a wide variety of hallucinogenic/emotion altering drugs. Pick a fight with your boyfriend/girlfriend.

Set up a DJ system downwind of a three alarm fire. Play a short loop of drum’n'bass until the embers are cold.

Have a 3 a.m. soul baring conversation with a drag nun in platforms, a crocodile and Bugs Bunny. Be unable to tell if you’re hallucinating. Lust after Bugs Bunny.

Spend a whole year rummaging through thrift stores for the perfect, most outrageous costume. Forget to pack it.

Read "Dhalgren" by Samuel R. Delany. Read "The City Not Long After" by Pat Murphy. Cut off the bindings, throw all the pages up in the air, and shuffle them back together. Reread "The City After Dhalgren" by Samuel Murphy. Burn it. Read the ashes.

Listen to music you hate for 168 hours straight, or until you think you are going to scream. Scream. Realize you’ll love the music for the rest of your life.

Bust your ass for a "community." See all the attention get focused on the drama queen crybaby.

Get so drunk you can’t recognize your own house. Walk slowly around the block for 5 hours.

Tell your boss you aren’t coming to work this week but he should "gift" you a paycheck anyway. When he refuses accuse him of not loving the "community".

Ask your most annoying neighbor to interrupt your fun several times a day with third hand gossip about every horrible thing that’s happened in the last 24 hours. Have them wear khaki.


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Postby Clar-i-ty » Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:04 am

Fire_Moose wrote:I hope its "Mad Max"


Isn't it always Madmax?
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Postby C.f.M. » Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:16 am

ygmir wrote:
C.f.M. wrote:I've been to paradise! But I've never been to me. :cry:


you've never been to me, either.


yet   /yɛt/

–adverb

1. at the present time; now: Don't go yet. Are they here yet?

2. up to a particular time; thus far: They had not yet come.

3. in the time still remaining; before all is done: There is yet time.
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Postby Fire_Moose » Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:02 am

Noun 1. yeti - a large hairy humanoid creature said to live in the Himalayas

abominable snowman

legendary creature - a monster that is unverifiable but popularly accepted as possibly factual


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Postby LostinReno » Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:42 am

Bounce530 wrote:
misfit wrote:bounce, ive been to paradise. not really paradise is it. ?. but down the road is chico state. :twisted:


It's hardly what its name implies...unless you're a bay area transplant who doesn't want any kind of social life, or decent job. 7 stop lights, hills, trees, churches and retirees, that's Paradise, Ca in a nutshell. But yes, Chico is just a quick hop down the hill, and boy do I love Chico in the summer time! :twisted: and the Sierra Nevada brewery.


Chico has the best bike trail system I've ever seen. I wish every city did this! I love the park where they made the swimming pool out of the river...I hope it's still there?

92 miles from the playa for me (as the crow flies) I dunno, its a hundred something by road.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Jul 12, 2010 2:28 pm

LostinReno wrote:
Bounce530 wrote:
misfit wrote:bounce, ive been to paradise. not really paradise is it. ?. but down the road is chico state. :twisted:


It's hardly what its name implies...unless you're a bay area transplant who doesn't want any kind of social life, or decent job. 7 stop lights, hills, trees, churches and retirees, that's Paradise, Ca in a nutshell. But yes, Chico is just a quick hop down the hill, and boy do I love Chico in the summer time! :twisted: and the Sierra Nevada brewery.


Chico has the best bike trail system I've ever seen. I wish every city did this! I love the park where they made the swimming pool out of the river...I hope it's still there?

92 miles from the playa for me (as the crow flies) I dunno, its a hundred something by road.

I have no idea what they'd have to have come to if they actually considered closing Bidwell Park. That's a real treasure...
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Postby Bounce530 » Mon Jul 12, 2010 2:57 pm

Yes the "1-mile" pool is still going strong, as are all the other swimming holes and bike trails in town and at 'upper park'.
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Postby ygmir » Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:00 pm

Fire_Moose wrote:Noun 1. yeti - a large hairy humanoid creature said to live in the Himalayas

abominable snowman

legendary creature - a monster that is unverifiable but popularly accepted as possibly factual


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Postby dragonpilot » Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:12 pm

drucake wrote:i really hope to go next year. im really interested in what the theme will be for 2012. that should be interesting. hmmmm. im sure the over all vibe will be different for that year. any thoughts on that?


Everybody already hates next year's theme.
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Postby C.f.M. » Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:35 pm

dragonpilot wrote:
drucake wrote:i really hope to go next year. im really interested in what the theme will be for 2012. that should be interesting. hmmmm. im sure the over all vibe will be different for that year. any thoughts on that?


Everybody already hates next year's theme.


Yeah, and this guy is TWO years ahead of the hating.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:27 pm

dragonpilot wrote:
drucake wrote:i really hope to go next year. im really interested in what the theme will be for 2012. that should be interesting. hmmmm. im sure the over all vibe will be different for that year. any thoughts on that?


Everybody already hates next year's theme.

The only street names I can think of suck. Caribiner--yeah, "Can a Wiener." Eggplant, Abstinence. I'm gonna puke.
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Postby Golde » Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:00 am

Boooo! Im not attending this year either. It will be year 2 off. Bought a couple of tickets for this year and sold them to a fellow burner because of low cash flow BUT next year i will be there with flare!

As awesome as the burn is, I had to sacrifice this years burn to do everything else offered to me, like 2 regionals (AWESOME!), 4 other festivals, 2 weddings and a trip out to the island. Good trade right?

I am missing BM but now I have all the time in the world to come up with new and improved costumes for next year!

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Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:22 am

Golde wrote:Boooo! Im not attending this year either. It will be year 2 off. Bought a couple of tickets for this year and sold them to a fellow burner because of low cash flow BUT next year i will be there with flare!

As awesome as the burn is, I had to sacrifice this years burn to do everything else offered to me, like 2 regionals (AWESOME!), 4 other festivals, 2 weddings and a trip out to the island. Good trade right?


Depends on the island. Jamaica, Maui or just Catalina?
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Postby Golde » Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:01 pm

^^^^^
well, not as tropical but nonetheless cool in many ways, Vancouver island! heading out tomorrow![/quote]
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Postby themoonlightseedling » Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:42 pm

My inability to find a job since moving out here to crappy PA means I, too, am like my only friend not going.

Damn it.

Here's what I'm missing this year:

Dr. MegaVolt!
Halcyon, single this year. Aw man, what fantasies I've had about him! And since he's single this year, I was hoping to at least get to hang out with him more.
Burner clothes. All of mine were lost in a flood.
Playa Bacon!
Port-a-potties. I now take every chance I have to use one.
A reason to wear my utility belt without people laughing.
A chance to walk around in naught but underwear for a week. And I was really looking forward to showing off my new hand-knit thongs!
The people. My area of PA sucks on the interesting people front.
All my friends.
Getting my one tan of the year - it lasts all year!
Telling the newbs NOT to bathe in the water truck's stream!
Getting my bike stolen, then meeting some awesome people who found it.

Things I am doing during BM week this year:

cleaning the apartment.
job hunting.
eating boring, normal food.
consuming no alcohol or other intoxicating substances
Knitting playa costumes for no good reason. I might even wear some of them out.
Knitting more thongs.
Annoying the crap out of my non-Burner BF by constantly being upset.
Debating the wisdom of not moving out to Austin with my Burner friend, who was planning on taking me... I didn't go because I get a lot of flack for our age difference. Feh.
Spending as much time as possible on the eplaya and BMIR.org.
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Postby drucake » Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:57 pm

you should move to austin! its great! best regionals!
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Postby 707 » Tue Aug 31, 2010 4:41 am

I just woke up to the sound of this and it was part of my dream. http://www.ustream.tv/burningman Happiness until my eyes opened then sadness. I still want to get in my car and drive the 25hrs it takes to get there.

Having the sounds of a live burningman work their way into one of my dreams is as close to the burn as I've been so far. I'll just say it felt like home.

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Postby 707 » Tue Aug 31, 2010 5:01 am

double post i know :lol:

Why am I such a kitty? I have a ticket my tent's been set up in my living room for week. All the supplies I need to survive are sitting next to it. Freaking work and responsiblities I dislike being an adult. :cry:
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Sep 01, 2010 3:19 pm

When do you hit the road, 707?
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Postby RedHeaven » Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:46 pm

I decided to write my first Blog due to missing Burning Man for the first time since Ive been going this year. Get the creative juices flowing. Enjoy

http://samsareviewsyondershow.blogspot.com/
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Postby gypsy68 » Fri Sep 03, 2010 6:40 pm

Decided I could not afford to go, sold my ticket to a friend of a friend. So instead of being on the playa, having a wonderful time, I have been stuck in class listening to lectures. I would rather be on the playa!
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Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Sep 03, 2010 6:45 pm

And that's why the playa is a vacation and a classroom is an outlet of a conformity factory.


God, taht term must be 30 years out of date.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Sep 07, 2010 11:34 am

My pathetic home burn slideshow.
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