This will be my first journey to the ol' Burn

This will be my first journey to the ol' Burn

Postby piehole » Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:57 pm

I'm registered and waiting patiently for that confirmation email to arrive in my inbox.

This is going to be one hell of a ride for me, I recently moved to South Carolina from beautiful San Diego, California last summer, and it has put me in a position to be more self reliant and make the burn happen for myself once and for all.

I'll be camping with BASShenge with all of my friends who I left back in California, along with some new ones that I have not met face to face. I know its going to be difficult to manage all the necessary preparations one must make before setting foot on playa but I have no problem believing that it will indeed be the most rewarding experience of my life, given all the stories and experiences that have been shared with me over the past few years of my journey through electronic music, love, mindfulness and like-mindedness.

With that said, I hope to see and make many new friends and family out there on the playa.

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Re: This will be my first journey to the ol' Burn

Postby Savannah » Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:38 pm

Hi piehole! :D
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Re: This will be my first journey to the ol' Burn

Postby knowmad » Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:08 pm

Hi Piehole

nice handle. :lol:
There are ton's of burners there in So Cal.
But I'm guessing you may know a bunch of them seeing as you'll be comming to camp with BassHenge.
I saw thier propsed set up a while back and thought " wow that's awesome ambitious."
So It looks Like you'll have your work cut out for you.
good luck and see you in the Dust.
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Re: This will be my first journey to the ol' Burn

Postby Drawingablank » Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:14 pm

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Re: This will be my first journey to the ol' Burn

Postby JDCookMS » Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:30 pm

Hey piehole. Welcome to eplaya. :)

But, moving from San Diego to South Carolina is definitely a big change! I hope that you're enjoying your time there though. But, it sounds like you'll have a blast with BASShenge, I saw what they're wanting to do and that looks like it'll be a lot of work, but also definitely worth it.
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Re: This will be my first journey to the ol' Burn

Postby illy dilly » Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:27 pm

Welcome to eplaya!

It would be great if your tent/yurt/home looked like a pie, and had a hole for a door. Then people could yell "Shut your Pie hole!" and it would be out of love!

Basshenge sounds great, and a lot of work!
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Re: This will be my first journey to the ol' Burn

Postby Savannah » Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:47 pm

You know . . . a yurt that looked like a pie would not be the hardest thing in the world. :shock:
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Re: This will be my first journey to the ol' Burn

Postby illy dilly » Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:12 pm

Savannah wrote:You know . . . a yurt that looked like a pie would not be the hardest thing in the world. :shock:

Well it better be pretty hard, other wise the wind is going to blow it right over!
Duh!!! :roll:
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Re: This will be my first journey to the ol' Burn

Postby piehole » Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:26 pm

illy dilly wrote:Welcome to eplaya!

It would be great if your tent/yurt/home looked like a pie, and had a hole for a door. Then people could yell "Shut your Pie hole!" and it would be out of love!

Basshenge sounds great, and a lot of work!


AHAHAHAHA!!! I have never attempted to build a yurt and am sort of leaning towards trying now that you planted this incredible idea in my head.

How difficult would you say it is on a scale of 1-10 for someone who is semi-good at handy work?

I truly want Basshenge to work and I know it can, my friends have been holding several fundraisers since the beginning of the year and things are looking good. The anticipation is killing me!!!
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Re: This will be my first journey to the ol' Burn

Postby Savannah » Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:29 pm

Achtung, PieHole! Welcome to your thread!

HexaYurts
viewtopic.php?f=277&t=26890

I watched one being assembled last year, and it truly looked easier than I had expected. If I had plans to drive down a large vehicle, I'd have a HexaYurt in a heartbeat.
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Re: This will be my first journey to the ol' Burn

Postby piehole » Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:32 pm

Thank you all for your warm welcomes :)

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Re: This will be my first journey to the ol' Burn

Postby piehole » Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:37 pm

Savannah wrote:Achtung, PieHole! Welcome to your thread!

HexaYurts
viewtopic.php?f=277&t=26890

I watched one being assembled last year, and it truly looked easier than I had expected. If I had plans to drive down a large vehicle, I'd have a HexaYurt in a heartbeat.


Aye, merci madame.

I am also on the hexayurt projects website right now looking at the videos. If its within my means then I MUST do it, I mean it'll just be too perfect since my nickname in real life has been Pie-* since idk, 2001.
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Re: This will be my first journey to the ol' Burn

Postby illy dilly » Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:57 pm

Since your post....
piehole wrote:I am also on the hexayurt projects website right now looking at the videos. If its within my means then I MUST do it, I mean it'll just be too perfect since my nickname in real life has been Pie-* since idk, 2001.

The amount of time you've spent looking into it, you probably know more than me.

But from what I hear, Hexa Yurts don't seem very difficult. The difficult part seems to be transporting them to the playa, like Savannah said.

The other thing you need to think about is what to put under the HexaYurt, for a floor. I have no idea if most folks use more foam on the bottom.

Though is your name Pie because of the food? or Pie from trig?
If its Pie, like 3.14, then I would do a Munky hut, and I would have the half circle that makes up the monkey hut divided into 3.14 part from the part where it hits the ground on each side. Maybe do a door that shows 3.14 parts,
....sliced like a pie!!!!!!
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Re: This will be my first journey to the ol' Burn

Postby piehole » Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:14 pm

illy dilly wrote:Since your post....
piehole wrote:I am also on the hexayurt projects website right now looking at the videos. If its within my means then I MUST do it, I mean it'll just be too perfect since my nickname in real life has been Pie-* since idk, 2001.

The amount of time you've spent looking into it, you probably know more than me.

But from what I hear, Hexa Yurts don't seem very difficult. The difficult part seems to be transporting them to the playa, like Savannah said.

The other thing you need to think about is what to put under the HexaYurt, for a floor. I have no idea if most folks use more foam on the bottom.

Though is your name Pie because of the food? or Pie from trig?
If its Pie, like 3.14, then I would do a Munky hut, and I would have the half circle that makes up the monkey hut divided into 3.14 part from the part where it hits the ground on each side. Maybe do a door that shows 3.14 parts,
....sliced like a pie!!!!!!



Oh man all of these ideas are insanely great. I figure if the hexayurt seems like its outta my skillset, the monkey hut + tent idea just might be the way to go.

And my real name is Payam (pronounced Pie-yum), and yes, it came about in math class when we were studying Pi. The ensuing nicknames were PiR^2, 22/7, 3.14 and so on. Then came Pieman, Pieguy, Pieface, Cream Payam 8) (my personal favorite) and now Piehole, which came about during Lightning in a Bottle '11 during an instance where I was not all "there" if you catch my drift. Man that was hilarious. I had never laughed so hard at nothing and everything all at the same time before.

I'm still playing around with what will be the most efficient for me since at this point, I have no idea who or what I'll be riding with nor how much space they'll have for me. AYE this is gonna be challenging
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Re: This will be my first journey to the ol' Burn

Postby Savannah » Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:19 pm

If you introduce yourself as Piehole at the Burn, you will probably make friends wherever you go. :lol: It remains both funny & awesome.

And how cool, to be able to sign the short version of your name with a π ?

(A friend of mine brought a wheeled pie oven to the Burn and walked around in her apron and cat eye glasses serving pie, which is not much of a departure for her. She's a great lass.)
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Re: This will be my first journey to the ol' Burn

Postby moonrise » Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:41 pm

Welcome!

Have a safe trip and a great ol' burn. ;)
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Re: This will be my first journey to the ol' Burn

Postby Milayna » Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:07 pm

Basshenge looks amazing! I'm a birgin this year as well, and definitely plan on stopping by basshenge, perhaps I'll see you there! :D
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Re: This will be my first journey to the ol' Burn

Postby piehole » Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:37 am

If you can't find me at Basshenge, come find me at Distrikt or Robot Heart!!!

just shout piehole or "in the piehole" or "deep in the piehole" and i'll probably turn my head, laugh like an idiot and give you a hug
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Re: This will be my first journey to the ol' Burn

Postby BoyScoutGirl » Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:31 pm

S'funny, it was moving the opposite direction that finally helped spur me to get to BM: I just came to San Diego from North Carolina. Looks like we swapped coasts, Pieman!

Also - and you've probably heard this a million times but here goes anyhow - after having read Life of Pi, I think your nickname is nothing short of completely badass...
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When he puts out his lamp, he sends the flower, or the star, to sleep.
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