Yes, it's another one..

Yes, it's another one..

Postby MariMaeMelodia » Sun Apr 20, 2008 8:51 pm

Hello everyone. :D I heard about Burning Man a while back and decided that someday I wanted to go. It seems like an experience that is completely out of the realms of what I've experienced so far, but intruging enough of a challenge that it stuck to my mind.

I won't be able to go this year, but when I get a job, I'm going to start a little fund for Burning Man 2009.

Meanwhile, I'm here on ePlaya so I can continue learning as much as possible so that way my first experience there won't be a bad one.

Other than that, I'm 18 years old and in Washington state, although I lived in Orange County CA for the first 14 years of my life.

Uhm... I'm not sure what else I could post here so if you have a question (or many!) that you want me to answer (for some reason), then go ahead!
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Postby mdmf007 » Sun Apr 20, 2008 9:53 pm

cool beans - Theres still time to go to 2008's burn!
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Postby CLARKcon » Mon Apr 21, 2008 7:34 pm

For sure MariMaeMelodia, it's not too late for this year! Just do some fundraising (have an art show, say benefits go to funding to an arts festival), maybe get a few buddies to help/camp with, ancd that "09" could just as easily be an "08"
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Postby Dork » Mon Apr 21, 2008 7:51 pm

Indeed - 4 months is plenty of time to save up a little dough. Once you start making excuses why you can't go, it's hard to break out of it the following year.

Flip burgers for a few months, hit up some yard sales for used gear, and catch a ride down with some of the many, many Washington burners.
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Postby mdmf007 » Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:34 pm

Theres enough Washington Burners that you can walk from Portland to Vancouver without being out of sight of the next burners house
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Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:35 pm

Can you Google map that walk, 007?
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Postby mdmf007 » Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:37 pm

too many waypoints - i tried for you fishy but google has a waypoint limit!!!
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Postby ragabashpup » Wed Apr 23, 2008 1:11 pm

Yeah for Washington state it's a quick jaunt around the office to find 5 - 10 burners then posting here and finding people that live a 5 minute car ride from you that go to the burn. Quite amazing.
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Postby MariMaeMelodia » Wed Apr 23, 2008 8:20 pm

Thanks for the encouragement everyone :)

I would definitely be going this year if I was more prepared.. however, I'm still pretty much like "lolwut".

I'm used to long showers (although I just cut my shower time in half).. I don't drink as much water as I should.. and I'd be the farthest away from home for the first time without my parents.

By the 2009 burn, I should be prepared both physically as well as emotionally, but I'm sooo not ready this year. I'd dehydrate faster than you could say "pickle" and I'd be too scared to leave the tent!
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Postby mdmf007 » Thu Apr 24, 2008 9:01 am

cut the umbilical, drink more water, you wont die without a shower, the wind storm would make you too scared to STAY in the tent!.

maybe next year, but you do know that this years will be better than next years.
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Postby BitterDan » Thu Apr 24, 2008 10:36 am

and I'd be the farthest away from home for the first time without my parents.


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Postby ygmir » Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:09 pm

you'd be amazed at how many folks are willing to help........
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