Addicted to the Playa after 2009, hope to find cure in 2010

Addicted to the Playa after 2009, hope to find cure in 2010

Postby illy dilly » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:22 pm

I had wanted to go to Burning Man for almost 5 years, then finally in 2009 the stars aligned. Funds, vehicle, gear, and friends all finally came together and we were able to make the 2009 burn.
Only problem... since then I haven't been able to stop thinking about it. I spend hours a week, at work slacking off, at burningman.com. I had dreams about Burning Man tell christmas, then in January ticket sale dates were announced, and the dreaming started all over again. Its hard to believe that we aren't even half way there yet.

I'm a Denver native, and proud of it! I work as a drafter and designer for a low voltage electrical company (Data Transmission Systems, teledata, AV). I'm only 22 but I feel like I'm 30.

Luckily last year we traveled with experienced friends, so we were way over prepared (never a bad thing). I've done a lot of mountain and high plains camping, so I've had my experience 'surviving', but the black rock desert definitely has some screw balls I didn't anticipate.
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Postby oneeyeddick » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:34 pm

Who you calling a Screwball ?

Shut the hell up and get back to work !!!
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Postby illy dilly » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:05 pm

[quote="oneeyeddick"]Who you calling a Screwball ?

Shut the hell up and get back to work !!![/quote]

Easier said than done!
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Postby oneeyeddick » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:14 pm

Go to your profile and enable your BBCode for things to look right in your quotes.

and get yer ass back TO WORK !!!
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Postby illy dilly » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:24 pm

oneeyeddick wrote:Go to your profile and enable your BBCode for things to look right in your quotes.

and get yer ass back TO WORK !!!


Thanks for the help!
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Postby CLARKcon » Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:30 pm

Yea, the first year is a trip :D It takes the whole time just to soak it in. The suceeding years brings planning, and you can hop out of the rig with somewhat of a bearing of what the crazy lights all around you are :) Have a good time trying to make some gifts & getting all your jazz ready :wink:
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Postby curiousgnate » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:43 pm

cures are for pussies. accept the disease, you'll be much happier!
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Re: Addicted to the Playa after 2009, hope to find cure in 2

Postby Sham » Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:44 am

illy dilly wrote:I'm only 22 but I feel like I'm 30.

When I was 30, I felt like I was 22. As I get older, I feel younger every day. I feel like 15 years old now. At this rate, I will be in a diaper soon, pissing myself.

In answer to your question about a cure, time will help to fix this. Also, after several visits to BRC, you will have that familiar feeling and you will be very prepared and organized. The mystique will definately dull over time and you will be able to focus on other things. Sadly, this may take several years. :roll:

I remember as a kid going to Disney World for the first time and reading everything I could about the place. After a few visits, I found that I still enjoyed going, but had that "ho-hum, this place again" feeling about it.

Hang in there kid, what you have is very common and things will work themselves out :D
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Re: Addicted to the Playa after 2009, hope to find cure in 2

Postby illy dilly » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:29 am

Shambala wrote: The mystique will definately dull over time and you will be able to focus on other things. Sadly, this may take several years.


I hope the mystique will never disappear! that would be sad.
CLARKcon is correct, I didn't even really get it tell Wednesday pm/Thursday am. I understood the principles, but I didn't fully FEEL the vibe tell half way through. Its way too different from the rest of the year to just hop out of the truck and be ready to go. I don't think I could ever be fully acclimated to BRC on the very first day. And thats why ya godda get there on Monday so 'by Tuesday night your feeling right!'
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Re: Addicted to the Playa after 2009, hope to find cure in 2

Postby Savannah » Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:00 pm

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Re: Addicted to the Playa after 2009, hope to find cure in 2

Postby Dr. Pyro » Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:01 pm

Why is this thread being resurrected after being dormant for 2 1/2 years?
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Re: Addicted to the Playa after 2009, hope to find cure in 2

Postby ygmir » Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:04 pm

because, in another thread, he says he's finally 21, and here he says he's 22, 2 years ago?
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Re: Addicted to the Playa after 2009, hope to find cure in 2

Postby illy dilly » Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:13 pm

ygmir wrote:because, in another thread, he says he's finally 21, and here he says he's 22, 2 years ago?

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Re: Addicted to the Playa after 2009, hope to find cure in 2

Postby tamarakay » Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:56 pm

And cause we love him and all that.
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Re: Addicted to the Playa after 2009, hope to find cure in 2

Postby ygmir » Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:36 pm

tamarakay wrote:And cause we love him and all that.

Indeed!
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Re: Addicted to the Playa after 2009, hope to find cure in 2

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:03 pm

illy dilly wrote:
ygmir wrote:because, in another thread, he says he's finally 21, and here he says he's 22, 2 years ago?

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I just want to know how old he feels now.
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Re: Addicted to the Playa after 2009, hope to find cure in 2

Postby illy dilly » Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:34 am

Well, jeeze! :mrgreen:
Thank gang! :D

theCryptofishist wrote:
illy dilly wrote:
ygmir wrote:because, in another thread, he says he's finally 21, and here he says he's 22, 2 years ago?

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I just want to know how old he feels now.

Today, I'm back to feeling like I'm in my early 30's.
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