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Who's Selling Ice: 2012

Postby illy dilly » Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:51 pm

Selling ice in Black Rock City is one of my favorite experiences every year, and I know lots of people agree. Weather its your first time volunteering or you're a returning Penguin a nice easy going shift at Arctica, Ice Cubed, or Ice Nine can be a really rewarding experience. So, who plans to sell ice this year? And where?

Last year we discussed possibly taking over an ice shift at one of the ice stations so that a bunch of eplayans could all sell together. Is anyone else interested in doing that again this year?



I'll start it off:
I'm probably going to register for my usual Tuesday and Thursday shifts. 2011, I went for noon-3 but realized I like the 9-noon shift a little better. So I'll probably shoot for 9-noon on Tuesday and Thursday this year. Each year I've signed up for slinger, but have ended up being a pusher a few times, I'll probably just volunteer and go where ever the coordinator needs me that day.
If we get all the EA passes for our camp, I'm also thinking about picking up a Sunday pre-event shift.
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Re: Who's Selling Ice: 2012

Postby MyDearFriend » Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:57 pm

Oh good golly do they sell ice on Sunday before Gates open?

I sent in a volunteer thingy for ice this year but have not heard, back, hmmm....

I was thinking I'd sign up for 9-noon Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. But Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday would fit better with the BDC activities.

Ice Cubed, if we get placed where we have been. 8)

And I have a couple of strong healthy young minions who want to help too.
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Re: Who's Selling Ice: 2012

Postby MyDearFriend » Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:19 am

Illy! The Ice person (Gentle) sent me the link to sign up! I told them I could work 9-noon Mon, Tues, Thurs, Mon so maybe we will be working together. 8)

Come on y'all, sign up!
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Re: Who's Selling Ice: 2012

Postby trilobyte » Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:54 am

Last year they had ice service at Center Camp for a few hours on Saturday and Sunday before the gates opened. Thank goodness for that, a couple of our coolers had a lot of melt and that saved us from having to send someone off-playa for supplies on Saturday.
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Re: Who's Selling Ice: 2012

Postby illy dilly » Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:29 am

MyDearFriend wrote:Illy! The Ice person (Gentle) sent me the link to sign up! I told them I could work 9-noon Mon, Tues, Thurs, Mon so maybe we will be working together. 8)

Come on y'all, sign up!

Hell yeah! Picking a few extra shifts huh?

I typically try to avoid Monday shifts. Typically I'm still setting up on Monday.... if I don't have vehicle trouble and even get there by Monday morning. Tuesday morning is a good day for me, it always helps me really get in burn mode, and leave the Default world behind.
Though, if I do get there Friday before, and we're pretty set up Sunday and Monday, maybe I'll just stroll in and ask if they need help (Yep, I we all know the answer to that one).

Lets try to shoot for getting a whole eplaya shift for the 9-noon, Tuesday @ Ice Cubed.
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Re: Who's Selling Ice: 2012

Postby haolegolucky » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:12 am

I'm definitely doing it again this year. It was a wonderful way to stay cool during the day. I was a "runner" so I got to carry around giant orders of ice and hold them precious, frozen cubes of joy against my chest.

Plus, add in a few cold beers here and there and its a wonderful way to give back to the community!
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Re: Who's Selling Ice: 2012

Postby illy dilly » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:42 am

Runner?
That is a position I'm not familiar with?

Do you mean the person that takes the ice from the back of the truck to the cash register?

Or did you go around delivering ice to camps?
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Re: Who's Selling Ice: 2012

Postby haolegolucky » Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:13 am

illy dilly wrote:Runner?
That is a position I'm not familiar with?

Do you mean the person that takes the ice from the back of the truck to the cash register?

Or did you go around delivering ice to camps?


Yup. I ran back and fourth from the trucks to the cashier. They called me a "runner."
*shrugs*
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Re: Who's Selling Ice: 2012

Postby illy dilly » Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:30 pm

Hell yeah!Thats one of my favorite positions.
Though, I've always heard it called a Slinger. Eh, 6 eggs.

Which ice station where you volunteering at?
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Re: Who's Selling Ice: 2012

Postby tattoogoddess » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:48 pm

I sent my little app thing in back in october I think. I have not heard anything back as well. I don't remember what days I signed up for. I know it was around the events at BDC for sure and I think it was 12-3 shifts for 2 days?
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Re: Who's Selling Ice: 2012

Postby graidawg » Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:03 am

I just signed up and told them to use me like a beetch (sorry i am having an eastern european accent year - if polish builders get all the work over here i am going to be polish or maybe russian)
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Re: Who's Selling Ice: 2012

Postby Drawingablank » Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:32 am

After reading this thread last year I was looking forward to some ice shifts with an eplaya crew, but until I get tickets volunteering for anything seems senseless as I may not make it to the playa and that would leave my shift short of people.

Edit: Just noticed this is my 1,001 post - don't remember what the 1k post was though.
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Re: Who's Selling Ice: 2012

Postby haolegolucky » Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:53 am

illy dilly wrote:Hell yeah!Thats one of my favorite positions.
Though, I've always heard it called a Slinger. Eh, 6 eggs.

Which ice station where you volunteering at?


9 o'clock one!

I love it! Definitely doing it again this year.
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Re: Who's Selling Ice: 2012

Postby illy dilly » Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:12 pm

Drawingablank wrote:After reading this thread last year I was looking forward to some ice shifts with an eplaya crew, but until I get tickets volunteering for anything seems senseless as I may not make it to the playa and that would leave my shift short of people.

Edit: Just noticed this is my 1,001 post - don't remember what the 1k post was though.

Woo hoo! Happy post-iversary!
I have faith you'll find a ticket!
Also, it seems each year in July the hit up everyone and ask that you confirm what days you are working if you're going to make it to the playa at all.

graidawg wrote:I just signed up and told them to use me like a beetch (sorry i am having an eastern european accent year - if polish builders get all the work over here i am going to be polish or maybe russian)

Hell Yeah G-Dawg! Would you be down to work a Tuesday 9-noon shift at ice cubed? Sort of an eplaya Ice shift?

haolegolucky wrote:9 o'clock one!

I love it! Definitely doing it again this year.

For sure! If we do set up a 9-noon shift @ Ice cubed would you be interested?
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Re: Who's Selling Ice: 2012

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:31 pm

graidawg wrote:I just signed up and told them to use me like a beetch (sorry i am having an eastern european accent year - if polish builders get all the work over here i am going to be polish or maybe russian)

Just think, if you were Czech, you'd be able to do all sorts of hometown flirting with Misa...
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Re: Who's Selling Ice: 2012

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:33 pm

Drawingablank wrote:After reading this thread last year I was looking forward to some ice shifts with an eplaya crew, but until I get tickets volunteering for anything seems senseless as I may not make it to the playa and that would leave my shift short of people.

Edit: Just noticed this is my 1,001 post - don't remember what the 1k post was though.

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Congratz to tou and Lucky420 (which I meant to add to my previous post, but got sidetracked).
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Re: Who's Selling Ice: 2012

Postby Drawingablank » Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:52 pm

Thanks, I was having some trouble figuring it out and just gave up. Thankfully it was to say something nice.
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Re: Who's Selling Ice: 2012

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:57 pm

Drawingablank wrote:Thanks, I was having some trouble figuring it out and just gave up. Thankfully it was to say something nice.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is the difference between Drawingablank and myself. I'd hope it would have been super-snarky. He's the nicer person.
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Re: Who's Selling Ice: 2012

Postby Drawingablank » Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:01 pm

Well, you are pretty damn nice yourself - we just express it differently.
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Re: Who's Selling Ice: 2012

Postby lucky420 » Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:05 pm

Ice-cubed is 3:00 right ?(okay my math and memory suck)

I will be signing up again there and doing mostly 9-noon shifts, although I may put down for a 12-3 shift too.
Maybe tues, wed, sat, sun ?
I was a slinger last year. I noticed there was more of a shortage of pushers-but what a tough ass job that is.
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Re: Who's Selling Ice: 2012

Postby lucky420 » Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:16 pm

okay disregard stupid question about "cubed".

Just signed up for tues, wed, sat, sun. 9-noon shifts
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Re: Who's Selling Ice: 2012

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:36 pm

I think the llc was very lucky to find two names that fit with both ice and with the plazas they are on. What if they'd been on 7:30 and 4:30--I'm not sure that there would have been anything clever to call them.
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Re: Who's Selling Ice: 2012

Postby illy dilly » Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:16 pm

lucky420 wrote:okay disregard stupid question about "cubed".

Just signed up for tues, wed, sat, sun. 9-noon shifts

HELL YEAH!!!

theCryptofishist wrote:I think the llc was very lucky to find two names that fit with both ice and with the plazas they are on. What if they'd been on 7:30 and 4:30--I'm not sure that there would have been anything clever to call them.

I've thought about this about a dozen times too!
Though, I honestly don't get "Ice 9" is it supposed to be like Cloud 9?
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Re: Who's Selling Ice: 2012

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Re: Who's Selling Ice: 2012

Postby illy dilly » Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:34 pm

Interesting!
Thanks for the info! Sounds like it could be a pretty 'out there' sort of book?


Just got volunteered to work Tuesday and Thursday from 9-Noon at Ice Cubed.
I also mentioned in the little box at the bottom of the volunteer form that a few of us from eplaya are trying to get together to work a shift Tuesday 9-noon @ ice cubed. I meant to leave a URL for this page but totally spaced it.
I figure I'll pick up more early week shifts once I know if our camp got placed or not. More specifically if we get enough EA passes or not.
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Re: Who's Selling Ice: 2012

Postby Drawingablank » Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:30 pm

illy dilly wrote:Interesting!
Thanks for the info! Sounds like it could be a pretty 'out there' sort of book?

I have yet to see a Vonnegut book that isn't.
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Re: Who's Selling Ice: 2012

Postby MyDearFriend » Sun Mar 25, 2012 3:45 pm

We're on a roll here illy dilly!!! 8)

Tuesday 9-12 at Ice Cubed (3 o'clock plaza) ePlaya working ice!

We have 4 or 5 already and it's only March. 8) Come on come on sign up! Maybe I'll go over to da Bar and talk it up, I know Jella worked at Ice-3 last year.

Who can we get for entertainment??? :P I forget what that's called, the person who talks to the line-standers...
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Re: Who's Selling Ice: 2012

Postby Lassen Forge » Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:12 pm



Early Entry Friday is Honeckers birthday...

Oh, never mind.. is wrong Honecker. ;)

Sounds like evil good plan... Cubed, Tues, 9-noon. Easy 3 hours of chillspace insanity!
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Re: Who's Selling Ice: 2012

Postby lucky420 » Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:14 pm

I think they're called "barkers"
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Re: Who's Selling Ice: 2012

Postby illy dilly » Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:53 am

MyDearFriend wrote:We're on a roll here illy dilly!!! 8)

Tuesday 9-12 at Ice Cubed (3 o'clock plaza) ePlaya working ice!

We have 4 or 5 already and it's only March. 8) Come on come on sign up! Maybe I'll go over to da Bar and talk it up, I know Jella worked at Ice-3 last year.

Who can we get for entertainment??? :P I forget what that's called, the person who talks to the line-standers...

HELL YEAH!!!
We're totally going to have a full crew by August!!!!!
How many do we need?
Cashier= 3
Slinger= 3
Pusher= 2 or 3
Greeter=2
Barker= 1 or 2

So we need about 12 or 13 people. And really, that early in the week and the early morning, we can probably get away with 1 greeter and 2 pushers. And best yet, since the Tuesday morning shift, isn't as crazy as like the Friday mid day shifts, it will give us extra time to slack off and hang out!!!

Who else should we recruit?
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