First time playa flyah

First time playa flyah

Postby Stray Dog » Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:51 am

Hello my name is (I have no cool playa name yet) but I go by S and C because my wife is always with me even when she isn't with me. She's just that cool. I am the S in SandC.

I'm normally used to being the weirdest guy in the room but at BRC I think I'm going to look like a straight-laced dork. Ah well.

I'll be attending my first burn this year and I'm already trying to adjust my social paradigm as others enlighten me about the event. I'll be fling my little red plane in and landing at BRA. Look for the little red plane that is hopefully glowing at night. Stop by and say hello.
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Re: First time playa flyah

Postby msj2u » Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:05 am

Hiya SandC,

Welcome to eplaya!

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Re: First time playa flyah

Postby dragonpilot » Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:17 am

Hiya!

Are you camping at the Spaceport? Have a blast!

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Re: First time playa flyah

Postby Theraplst » Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:43 pm

Welcome to ePlaya!
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Re: First time playa flyah

Postby Stray Dog » Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:02 pm

Thank you for the welcome! So how do I get one of those cool burner names? How much do I have to drink? How dusty do I have to get? Will someone gift me with one? Can I gift myself with one? How hot is the sun? Where does light come from and where does it go? How come that new planet NASA discovered is pink? Do starfish get horny? Where did I leave my axe? Will I see you all at the meet and greet?
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Re: First time playa flyah

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:05 pm

SandC wrote:So how do I get one of those cool burner names?

We can't tell you on this board, because mentioning that I can give you one for $1000 is against the no-commerce principle. And even though Eric is a moderator, we can't mention that he can give you one even cooler for $1500.
Sidle up to me at the meet n greet and I'll tell you then. Cash is very nice.
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Re: First time playa flyah

Postby lemur » Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:45 pm

SandC wrote:Thank you for the welcome! So how do I get one of those cool burner names? How much do I have to drink? How dusty do I have to get? Will someone gift me with one? Can I gift myself with one? How hot is the sun? Where does light come from and where does it go? How come that new planet NASA discovered is pink? Do starfish get horny? Where did I leave my axe? Will I see you all at the meet and greet?


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Re: First time playa flyah

Postby jkisha » Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:51 pm

Hey there, welcome to eplaya!
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Re: First time playa flyah

Postby Stray Dog » Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:42 pm

lemur wrote:
SandC wrote:Thank you for the welcome! So how do I get one of those cool burner names? How much do I have to drink? How dusty do I have to get? Will someone gift me with one? Can I gift myself with one? How hot is the sun? Where does light come from and where does it go? How come that new planet NASA discovered is pink? Do starfish get horny? Where did I leave my axe? Will I see you all at the meet and greet?


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Re: First time playa flyah

Postby Stray Dog » Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:42 pm

jkisha wrote:Hey there, welcome to eplaya!


Thanks!
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Re: First time playa flyah

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:12 am

SandC wrote:
lemur wrote:
SandC wrote:Thank you for the welcome! So how do I get one of those cool burner names? How much do I have to drink? How dusty do I have to get? Will someone gift me with one? Can I gift myself with one? How hot is the sun? Where does light come from and where does it go? How come that new planet NASA discovered is pink? Do starfish get horny? Where did I leave my axe? Will I see you all at the meet and greet?


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That's better than Dick Sparks. Or Dick Trickle.

But I could have soldgiven you one better still...
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Re: First time playa flyah

Postby Stray Dog » Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:42 am

Oh well, I'll forever wonder what my name could have been.
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Re: First time playa flyah

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:43 am

Just as long as you feel regret, I'm okay with it.
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Re: First time playa flyah

Postby Stray Dog » Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:02 am

Just a tinge but yes.
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Re: First time playa flyah

Postby dragonpilot » Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:34 am

Playa name yourself or you may end up with one you really don't want....really.
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Re: First time playa flyah

Postby Stray Dog » Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:41 pm

Then I am... Playa Flya
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Re: First time playa flyah

Postby SaritaSyrah » Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:52 pm

This is (only!) my second year, and I've got a few names. Some people on a boat named me "tangle" for untangling a mess of gift necklace-puzzle pieces they were giving out in honor of their fallen captain. I also picked up "Mafro" from some of my neighbors and loved ones for a comment I made after winning a debate. Then there is attitude, TK's Kid, Smiles, Whats that?, and some people just call me Sarah.

Your playa name will find you, or it wont. Or you'll find it, or you wont. It wont matter much what your name is out there.

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Re: First time playa flyah

Postby Stray Dog » Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:04 pm

I know. I try too hard sometimes. This is going to be such a mental shift for me. I think I need it. I can't wait.

I think I'll go hug my ticket for a while.
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Re: First time playa flyah

Postby SaritaSyrah » Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:21 pm

What a neat little red plane in your avatar! What a cool experience flying into your first burn.
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Re: First time playa flyah

Postby Stray Dog » Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:44 pm

Yep. That's Lil' Miss Redbird.

I fly to out of the way places all the time. I love landing in the boondocks. But I've never landed in an out of the way place that had 50,000 people waiting there to say hello.
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Re: First time playa flyah

Postby Savannah » Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:27 pm

We look forward to meeting you! :D
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Re: First time playa flyah

Postby Stray Dog » Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:56 pm

Thank you Savannah. I look forward to meeting lots of people too.
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Re: First time playa flyah

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:19 am

SandC wrote:Then I am... Playa Flya

You can ask Trilo to change your log-in name, if you like.
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Re: First time playa flyah

Postby Stray Dog » Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:35 am

I tend to get too ambitious. I'll wait until after my first burn to see if I get a new name. Then I'll do the name change thing.
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Re: First time playa flyah

Postby some seeing eye » Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:43 pm

Welcome! You probably know all this:

http://www.burningman.com/on_the_playa/ ... index.html
http://afterburn.burningman.com/12/comm ... rport.html

You can pick your own burner name, I did. Great crew at the airport and they have a pancake breakfast one day and a lounge at all times. As a first timer, you and yours are due for a thorough inspection by our fine immigration and customs staff! Remind them on arrival.
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Re: First time playa flyah

Postby Stray Dog » Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:02 pm

No matter what I know I'm always grateful for more information. I do not want to be a sparkle pilot. :) Radical preparedness!
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Re: First time playa flyah

Postby some seeing eye » Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:40 am

Some people are costume people and some are not. Plenty of people wear normal clothes or camping clothes. Then there is a whole range of the most creative costumes on the planet. If you like costumes and bring some, great. How about the misfit aviator? If you are adventurous, you and yours could stop by the Black Rock Boutique and the several other costume camps for costumes and styling!
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Re: First time playa flyah

Postby Stray Dog » Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:47 am

I'll probably wear what I always wear, shorts and a hawaiian shirt.
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Re: First time playa flyah

Postby pink » Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:19 pm

What a great attitude! Yeah, you definitely won't be the weird one out on the playa :D most of us are a bunch of weirdo misfits that somehow seem to fit right in at Burning Man.
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Re: First time playa flyah

Postby lemur » Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:29 pm

i am NOT weird.


being transparently pale is normal for people like me.
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