Greetings from Virginia!

Greetings from Virginia!

Postby KBorkey » Wed Feb 06, 2008 4:18 pm

My husband, my 15 year old daughter and I are really looking forward to our FIRST visit to Burning Man! Tickets have been ordered, and a 1978 diesel bus (fueling with Bio thank you very much) has been purchased!

I would love any and all helpful hints and suggestions that anyone would care to offer.

Also - looking to hook up with other groups traveling with teens!

Please e-mail me!

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Postby Teo del Fuego » Wed Feb 06, 2008 5:06 pm

Man, Im ALWAYS looking to hook up with teens! :D


[since you're new, I'll confess that Im just JOKING!]

WELCOME! Sounds like you're gonna make a great contribution to Burning Man--already scored a bio diesel bus and all!

Plenty of advice here, but plenty of BS and a sprinkling or two of snarky attitude, its an art differentiating among the three. Have you contacted anyone in your nearest Regional to see about carpooling? the search fuction here doesn't work very well, but its a good start.

ASnyway, WELCOME Aboard for a great adventure!
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Postby unjonharley » Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:05 pm

Yes Virginia, There is a Burning Man.
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Postby BitterDan » Wed Feb 06, 2008 9:00 pm

Hey there! Welcome and it sounds like you'll fit right in.

Keep in mind that eplaya is not THE playa and you will find a lot of sarcastic or even hurtful posts at times. Just take it all with a grain of salt and know that people are much less snarky ON the playa (well, mostly).

Yes Virginia, There is a Burning Man.


That's great! :D
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Postby BitterDan » Wed Feb 06, 2008 9:11 pm

"DEAR EDITOR: I am 8 years old.
"Some of my little friends say there is no Burning Man.
"Papa says, 'If you see it in THE SUN it's so.'
"Please tell me the truth; is there a Burning Man?

"VIRGINIA O'HANLON.
"115 WEST NINETY-FIFTH STREET."

VIRGINIA, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except what they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be men's or children's, are little. In this great universe of ours man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect, as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge.

Yes, VIRGINIA, there is a Burning Man. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Burning Man. It would be as dreary as if there were no VIRGINIAS. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The eternal light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished.

Not believe in Burning Man! You might as well not believe in fairies! You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the deserts on Labor Day Weekend to catch Burning Man, but even if they did not see Burning Man, what would that prove? Nobody sees Burning Man, but that is no sign that there is no Burning Man. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that's no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world.

You may tear apart the baby's rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived, could tear apart. Only faith, fancy, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real? Ah, VIRGINIA, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding.

No Burning Man! Thank God! he lives, and he lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay, ten times ten thousand years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Feb 07, 2008 5:42 pm

Every newbie needs one of these:
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Postby Sensei » Thu Feb 07, 2008 5:56 pm

Hey, it's K1tten's momma!
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wut!!?

Postby K1tten » Fri Feb 08, 2008 4:47 am

[quote="Sensei"]Hey, it's K1tten's momma![/quote]


Wut!?! :shock: Where did you get that idea O.o???
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Postby mdmf007 » Fri Feb 08, 2008 9:15 am

IS the BS detector available at Wal-Mart?
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Feb 08, 2008 10:52 am

mdmf007 wrote:IS the BS detector available at Wal-Mart?


They're giving them away free tomorrow. :?
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Re: Greetings from Virginia!

Postby Thorormr » Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:29 am

Old thread is old, but a random search landed me here, so bump it is.

Another hello from Virginia. Not having much luck getting in contact with burners local to myself, even through the regional net.

Here is a partial repost of one of my introductions:

Useful skills: Aggressive MOOP conversion, ecologically aware, hydration cheerleader, art-blacksmithing and welding, tool/die maker and machinist, Bob Ross channeling, incorrigible INTJ, disaster preparedness, OSHA certified level B Hazmat responder, health nut. I'm working my way towards a nomadic lifestyle, I know where my towel is, I have been landline free for twelve years and the most people I ever cooked for with the least equipment was 100, the ribs I did that day are legend.


I've also started messing around with poi and I have the Audio Sauna app for Chrome because I have the itch to try making music again.

So yeah, anyone need another pair of semi-skilled hands? :lol:
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Re: Greetings from Virginia!

Postby jkisha » Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:34 pm

Hey there, welcome to eplaya!
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Re: Greetings from Virginia!

Postby mgb327 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:33 pm

Wow, there are a few of us from Virginia, I see. I am in the country near Charlottesville. I drove to TTITD last year in my Suburban, 6,000 mile round trip. Got to Calpine, Cal. in 3 days. Going again this year. As of yet, I have never run into a "live" Burner in the wild here, only online. See you on the Playa soon........
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Re: Greetings from Virginia!

Postby ygmir » Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:39 pm

and I thought this thread meant Ms. Woolf was coming this year!
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Re: Greetings from Virginia!

Postby DanusLight » Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:03 pm

Yay for Virginia! First timer here. Can. Not. Wait.
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Re: Greetings from Virginia!

Postby junglesmacks » Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:53 pm

I only clicked because I thought he said "vagina".
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Re: Greetings from Virginia!

Postby Savannah » Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:58 pm

junglesmacks wrote:I only clicked because I thought he said "vagina".


Yes, Junglesmacks, there is a vagina! They exist as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no vaginas. It would be as dreary as if there were no BURNING MAN. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The eternal light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished.

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Re: Greetings from Virginia!

Postby junglesmacks » Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:52 am

This post deserves a long, slow, patriotic clap.
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Re: Greetings from Virginia!

Postby Straightveg » Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:51 pm

Yet another Virginian looking to connect with local burners. I've heard rumors of a theme camp from the Richmond area with some members from Hampton Roads, but haven't been able to find a contact for them. (Paging the Party Liberation Front, Where the hell are you?) I'm a virgin stuck in STEP limbo, thinking about alternate plans for either Transformus or the fall Playa del Fuego.
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Re: Greetings from Virginia!

Postby Thorormr » Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:35 pm

Straightveg wrote:Yet another Virginian looking to connect with local burners. I've heard rumors of a theme camp from the Richmond area with some members from Hampton Roads, but haven't been able to find a contact for them. (Paging the Party Liberation Front, Where the hell are you?) I'm a virgin stuck in STEP limbo, thinking about alternate plans for either Transformus or the fall Playa del Fuego.


There is also Scorched Nuts over Memorial day weekend if you don't mind a drive up to Ohio. Both of those other events are also on my potential calendar. There is also a contingent of VA/MD burners that double duty in the SCA that go to Frostburn (same site as Pennsic, the SCA event). Get in contact with MyDearFriend here on ePlaya, she's in DC and might be able to sound out the Richmond contact.
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Re: Greetings from Virginia!

Postby SquirrelHead » Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:19 am

Welcome to eplaya! I used to live up in Northern VA. Where did you buy the bus? I have always wanted to get a bus and fix it up for trips.
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Re: Greetings from Virginia!

Postby Drawingablank » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:07 am

SquirrelHead wrote:Welcome to eplaya! I used to live up in Northern VA. Where did you buy the bus? I have always wanted to get a bus and fix it up for trips.

That bus post is 4 years old, but there is a really good thread about buses which is still active at http://eplaya.burningman.com/viewtopic.php?t=27783
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Re: Greetings from Virginia!

Postby SquirrelHead » Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:24 pm

Drawingablank wrote:
SquirrelHead wrote:Welcome to eplaya! I used to live up in Northern VA. Where did you buy the bus? I have always wanted to get a bus and fix it up for trips.

That bus post is 4 years old, but there is a really good thread about buses which is still active at http://eplaya.burningman.com/viewtopic.php?t=27783


Thanks for the heads up and the link. I have got to start looking at the dates. lol
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Re: Greetings from Virginia!

Postby Thorormr » Fri May 11, 2012 1:36 am

Straightveg wrote:Yet another Virginian looking to connect with local burners. I've heard rumors of a theme camp from the Richmond area with some members from Hampton Roads, but haven't been able to find a contact for them. (Paging the Party Liberation Front, Where the hell are you?) I'm a virgin stuck in STEP limbo, thinking about alternate plans for either Transformus or the fall Playa del Fuego.


I have now created a (dreaded) Farcebook group in an attempt to begin the rise of a local cadre of burners. I have two smallish cities (live in one, the other is less than thirty minutes) a larger city (forty minutes away) and I hear absolutely nothing going on. Odds are there are people there doing the same thing I am, wondering where everyone is at.

Winchester, VA
Martinsburg, WV
Hagerstown, MD

That's right, I don't mind blending states. The geography is a little odd in these parts anyhow. There just seems to be a total vacuum once you get away from the DC/Baltimore area until you get significantly into PA, or far south near Richmond and NC. So I'm putting myself out there and sticking a flag up in the air.

http://www.facebook.com/groups/152419518221811/

Oh, and the second run of Transformus tickets sold out within a couple hours. Missed my chance while at work, my Plan B is Pennsic 41. I'm also planning my own "didn't get Burning Man tickets" thing, and I'm heading out to Ohio for two regionals up there too. It's also the start of my networking transportation plans for Burning Man 2013.
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Re: Greetings from Virginia!

Postby zifra » Fri May 11, 2012 8:16 pm

If you cannot locate any local folks, we are always welcoming of folks from all over!

Just give me a shout.

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