2012 shall be my year

2012 shall be my year

Postby engineer2012 » Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:03 pm

April 25 2010 I first heard about Burning Man
April 26 Visited the Burning Man site
And ever since there is not a day that Burning Man is on my mind.
I am from the Netherlands and will be joining you in the desert in 2012 (saving money already). Meanwhile I'll be learning from you all on eplaya and the site.
greatings from Amsterdam
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Postby lucky420 » Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:48 pm

Hello and nice to meet you. For some strange reason I have always wanted to visit Amsterdam... :wink:
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Postby Elderberry » Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:43 pm

Hey there, welcome to eplaya!

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Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:14 pm

There are lots of burners in Europe, and I suspect more than a few in the Lowlands. If you're wanting to contact someone closer and actually meet up in the next 22 months.
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Postby dragonpilot » Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:55 pm

Better plan on 2011...2012 is already filled.
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Postby TomServo » Fri Oct 22, 2010 1:28 pm

anything worth doing is worth overdoing..
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Postby burner von braun » Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:34 am

Hi, I admire folks who make it to BRC from so far away, it makes my trip seem like a breeze in comparison. Good Luck!
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Postby engineer2012 » Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:57 am

Thank you all for the welcome. There is no regional in the Netherlands, in Belgium there is, also in Germany I think. I'll check. In 2012 two of my friends will be joining as well. Starting to make plans already. And read a lot.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:52 am

I can attest to the existence of German burners. I don't quite owe my life to them, but when I was close to that border, two came through specatcularly.

I owe so much to so many...
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Re: 2012 shall be my year

Postby engineer2012 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:55 am

Hi all.
More than one year ago I said I would go and now I really can say:
I am going in 2012. Ticket conformation mail in the pocket!!!!! Already a vew days ago.
I am so exited, have a smile all day long. Can't wait to meet you all.
Greetings from the Netherlands
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Re: 2012 shall be my year

Postby trilobyte » Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:02 am

Congratulations, I hope to see you out there!
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Re: 2012 shall be my year

Postby Drawingablank » Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:41 am

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Re: 2012 shall be my year

Postby engineer2012 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:05 pm

Thank you Trilobyte. Indeed hope to meet some people who are active on this fotum.
Talk to them, listen to stories of years past. Share the feeling. I have read a lot here, and I am wondereing, how will it be. The city, the people, the amazing art, the experiance, etc. Some say, one should have been there to really know.
And I really want to know.
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Re: 2012 shall be my year

Postby Savannah » Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:25 pm

Hi engineer2012! Congratulations on your ticket.
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Re: 2012 shall be my year

Postby Elliot » Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:31 pm

You mention architecture in your signature line. Are you a structural engineer? If so, you may wind up aligning yourself with someone building Large Things in BRC. (If you want.) :D
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Re: 2012 shall be my year

Postby engineer2012 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:43 pm

Hi Savannah and Elliot.
I'm not an architect however much interested in achitecture. I'm a piping material engineer, working for an EPCM company.
And yes, I will indeed enjoy the structures people build in BRC. What I have seen on the photos, really amazing. To see that for real will be a treat for the eye.
Would that be an option? Helping with building some of the structures? I plan to arrive on opening day.
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Re: 2012 shall be my year

Postby Elliot » Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:14 pm

No, I was thinking of large projects, both art and shelters, that need structural engineering design-work long before the event.

But never mind that. No enthusiastic burner need be bored during the week of TTITD!
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Re: 2012 shall be my year

Postby AntiM » Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:18 pm

Welcome Home!

When you get to the playa, you can check with playa info to see who needs volunteers on the spot. That way you can decide if you feel like helping, or if you need more time to adjust, or if you aren't totally busy being blown away.
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Re: 2012 shall be my year

Postby engineer2012 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:00 pm

Elliot wrote:No, I was thinking of large projects, both art and shelters, that need structural engineering design-work long before the event.

But never mind that. No enthusiastic burner need be bored during the week of TTITD!


Ah ok. And indeed I will not be bored during the week, I think. Thanks
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Re: 2012 shall be my year

Postby engineer2012 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:06 pm

AntiM wrote:Welcome Home!

When you get to the playa, you can check with playa info to see who needs volunteers on the spot. That way you can decide if you feel like helping, or if you need more time to adjust, or if you aren't totally busy being blown away.


I did read about that. Thanks for reminding. I just see how the first 24 hours go, however I think the later: totally blown away. Then, when I am back on earth again, I can look at playa info. I really would like to volunteer, interact, meet people, have discussions, enjoy the company etc
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Re: 2012 shall be my year

Postby Katiebaby25 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:25 pm

Welcome!

My Mom is from Delft and I've now been to the Netherlands twice. It's one of my favorite places in the world! I absolutely love Amsterdam, if I could live there I would. It's so beautiful and everyone is so nice! Even though I'm not from Holland I feel a huge connection to it. I love the Dutch country side, and the food! I think I went to Manneken Pis for fries with mayo every day in Amsterdam, and I love kroketten and stroop waffels! My mouth is watering just thinking about it.....

The second time I went I attended Sensation White and Sensation Black and Dance Valley. Dance Valley was my favorite of the three, but Burning Man is by far my favorite festival (so different from anything else I've experienced). I know you will have such a great time!

Hmmm.... just got an idea for a Playa Pannekoek Haus.... that would be amazing! My Mom has a poffertjes pan, I should totally bring it next year!
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Re: 2012 shall be my year

Postby engineer2012 » Sun Dec 25, 2011 11:14 am

Hi katiebaby25
Mery Christmas.
Sound good, I'll be your first taster of your pannekoeken!!
I love it when someone abroad did have a taste from the Netherlands.
For me however, I really like to taste, feel and experience Burning Man. Hope to meet you there and so we can discuss Amsterdam, and maybe share a vew stories of past years.
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Re: 2012 shall be my year

Postby knowmad » Sun Dec 25, 2011 1:38 pm

Welcome to eplaya!
We Eplayans get together on Thursday night.
6-9pm Thursday at your favorite place of Barbie execution, the internationally renowned Barbie Death Camp and Wine Bistro. Food fun drinks and a chance to put a face with the name. there is a thread here that can tell you what to expect.

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Re: 2012 shall be my year

Postby illy dilly » Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:56 pm

engineer2012 wrote:Hi all.
More than one year ago I said I would go and now I really can say:
I am going in 2012. Ticket conformation mail in the pocket!!!!! Already a vew days ago.

Hell Yeah!!!!!!!
Thats awesome that you were able to get a ticket this year!

And having to wait an extra year just makes your first year that much better!!!
Engineer 2012, welcome to eplaya!!!

Here in Colorado, I'm a drafter and Low Voltage Communications system designer. Similar but different to engineering.
As another person that knows a bit about structural engineering I can tell you that you will see some structures/art in BRC that will blow your mind. And make you leave BRC thinking "ya know, the rest of the world could learn a few things from this place"
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Re: 2012 shall be my year

Postby knowmad » Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:58 pm

illy dilly wrote:
engineer2012 wrote:Hi all.
More than one year ago I said I would go and now I really can say:
I am going in 2012. Ticket conformation mail in the pocket!!!!! Already a vew days ago.

Hell Yeah!!!!!!!
Thats awesome that you were able to get a ticket this year!

And having to wait an extra year just makes your first year that much better!!!
Engineer 2012, welcome to eplaya!!!

Here in Colorado, I'm a drafter and Low Voltage Communications system designer. Similar but different to engineering.
As another person that knows a bit about structural engineering I can tell you that you will see some structures/art in BRC that will blow your mind. And make you leave BRC thinking "ya know, the rest of the world could learn a few things from this place"


There's a site for that too
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Re: 2012 shall be my year

Postby illy dilly » Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:02 pm

knowmad wrote:
illy dilly wrote:
engineer2012 wrote:Hi all.
More than one year ago I said I would go and now I really can say:
I am going in 2012. Ticket conformation mail in the pocket!!!!! Already a vew days ago.

Hell Yeah!!!!!!!
Thats awesome that you were able to get a ticket this year!

And having to wait an extra year just makes your first year that much better!!!
Engineer 2012, welcome to eplaya!!!

Here in Colorado, I'm a drafter and Low Voltage Communications system designer. Similar but different to engineering.
As another person that knows a bit about structural engineering I can tell you that you will see some structures/art in BRC that will blow your mind. And make you leave BRC thinking "ya know, the rest of the world could learn a few things from this place"


There's a site for that too

WHAT!!!!!!
O man, Knowmad, thanks for the link!

I better kiss any productivity today and tomorrow goodbye!
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Re: 2012 shall be my year

Postby Katiebaby25 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:38 am

engineer2012 wrote:Hi katiebaby25
Mery Christmas.
Sound good, I'll be your first taster of your pannekoeken!!
I love it when someone abroad did have a taste from the Netherlands.
For me however, I really like to taste, feel and experience Burning Man. Hope to meet you there and so we can discuss Amsterdam, and maybe share a vew stories of past years.


I would love that! We'll make it happen :)
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Re: 2012 shall be my year

Postby engineer2012 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:09 pm

illy dilly wrote:Hell Yeah!!!!!!!
Thats awesome that you were able to get a ticket this year!
"


Thanks, this is in range of what I shouted out lout: YEAH!!!!! I got them!!!
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Re: 2012 shall be my year

Postby engineer2012 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:14 pm

illy dilly wrote:Here in Colorado, I'm a drafter and Low Voltage Communications system designer. Similar but different to engineering.
As another person that knows a bit about structural engineering I can tell you that you will see some structures/art in BRC that will blow your mind. And make you leave BRC thinking "ya know, the rest of the world could learn a few things from this place"


Oh man, thanks for that. I know now for sure that I am going to love and be amazed of the structures in BRC.
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Re: 2012 shall be my year

Postby engineer2012 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:16 pm

knowmad wrote:Welcome to eplaya!
We Eplayans get together on Thursday night.
6-9pm Thursday at your favorite place of Barbie execution, the internationally renowned Barbie Death Camp and Wine Bistro. Food fun drinks and a chance to put a face with the name. there is a thread here that can tell you what to expect.

See you in the Dust!


Reading on the link. Thanks, would be great to meet you there.
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