Burningman has Changed Me...

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Re: Burningman has Changed Me...

Postby FIGJAM » Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:44 am

A plumb pancake?
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Re: Burningman has Changed Me...

Postby ygmir » Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:47 am

I"m not sure it's "changed" me........I'd say it has "accentuated" me, maybe given some clarity, to the world I've always lived in.

It's added to my life, in the stellar characters I've met, and those who've allowed me to call them "friend".
I've felt the little kid again, standing in a group of intellectual giants, who accept me, just as "a Burner".
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Re: Burningman has Changed Me...

Postby Nipple » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:08 am

I'm no longer skittish about sitting down on any toilet, anywhere.
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Re: Burningman has Changed Me...

Postby AntiM » Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:05 pm

Nipple wrote:I'm no longer skittish about sitting down on any toilet, anywhere.


I was already up on that on, after a Japanese rest stop which was a kinda toilet seat over a deep pit. Even the Roppongi subway floor toilets looked good after that experience! Or visiting relatives who had no indoor plumbing. Or trying to find toilets while on the road in Iran and Saudi. Even that year the folks took me to Europe hopping military flights one year.

The portos at Burning Man are pristine, sweetly scanted gardens of ease and joy after all that.
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Re: Burningman has Changed Me...

Postby Savannah » Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:24 pm

The portos are nicer than the gas station bathrooms on the way to the playa . . . although they're not as good for playing handball.
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Re: Burningman has Changed Me...

Postby Rice » Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:41 pm

I am becoming the person I knew I could be. Striving for acceptance from no one but myself. Content in who I am and loving myself.

Everything else is just gravy...
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Re: Burningman has Changed Me...

Postby shykat » Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:29 am

I always forget how much i hate L.A., until i get back fro TTITD.
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Re: Burningman has Changed Me...

Postby Sail Man » Sat Jun 09, 2012 12:06 pm

shykat wrote:I always forget how much i hate L.A., until i get back fro TTITD.


I never forget how much I hate defaultopia. I want to go to that dusty place and never come home. Sadly clicking my heels never quite works.
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Re: Burningman has Changed Me...

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:03 pm

For me neither...
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Re: Burningman has Changed Me...

Postby Simon of the Playa » Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:17 am

way back when, in the mid-nineties, i went with my dear friend to burning man for the first time.

it was her first time too, but she was in san francisco, and knew alot of burners.

on the way there, in the middle of the open playa, (you just had to drive "north" for 20 miles back then, until you saw BRC) she opened up her little book of questions and one (or group) in particular continues to play inside my head every day.

you go to the doctors, he tells you you have one year to live....what do you do?

where would you go? Whom would you see?

ok, now the doctor says, wait a second, i read that wrong, you have one month to live...

same questions.

whoops he fucked up again and says you have one week....Now What?

the nurse comes in with yet another chart and the now red-faced doctor says, i am so sorry, but it's only ONE DAY...

make your decisions on how you are going to live whats left...

my point is not so much Carpe Diem, because that is important, but dont just eat that Hamburger, EAT THE HELL OUT OF IT, it may be the last one you EVER HAVE...EVER

do you really want to have regrets as the Bus is bearing down on you?

this is not to say throw everything away because we are all fucking doomed (thats another story) but instead SAVOR THE FLAVOR!!!

enjoy your life, make it meaningful, go for the brass ring...

BE A PIRATE!


take life by the balls, or tits, or whatever you wanna grab on to, it's an adventure, to it's fullest..steal it if you have to.


sure, Pirates are Opportunists, but we live by a code.

that code may not coincide with the Law, but there is HONOR amongst thieves, and often thats all we have, and would prefer death to losing it.

Burning Man made me ask that question almost every day....ok, Im Above Ground and Breathing, hot Damn!!! Now What?

every day, EVERY DAY, you never know who you will meet, or what will happen.

it's better than any video game, chat room, tv show, religion, drug, food. or even sex.

LIFE, CHAI, To Be.

it's the only thing we got, and eventually we will be dust, and ALL go back home to whence we came.



i never realized this until i saw the wide open space of nothing, and it struck me that all of my ancestors were there too, and that someday, maybe sooner than later, i would be dust as well.



BURN LIKE THERE'S NO TOMORROW.


and love life with all you got.


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Re: Burningman has Changed Me...

Postby Nipple » Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:51 am

Nipple wrote:I'm no longer skittish about sitting down on any toilet, anywhere.


This includes the plumbing section at Home Depot.
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Re: Burningman has Changed Me...

Postby AntiM » Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:57 am

Nipple wrote:
Nipple wrote:I'm no longer skittish about sitting down on any toilet, anywhere.


This includes the plumbing section at Home Depot.


And then they got huffy about our 10% military discount....
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Re: Burningman has Changed Me...

Postby teardropper » Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:50 pm

OK, I easily give hugs. First Burn I tried to shake hands with some old Burner I was meeting and he gave me a big hug and said we don't shake hands on the playa. Lesson learned.

And, while I still can't dance, technically, I absolutely do it anyway.

Both things I took back to Defaultia.
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Re: Burningman has Changed Me...

Postby FIGJAM » Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:36 am

:)


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Re: Burningman has Changed Me...

Postby Simon of the Playa » Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:21 am

breathe deep, the playa is the dust of your ancestors

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Re: Burningman has Changed Me...

Postby FIGJAM » Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:59 am

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Re: Burningman has Changed Me...

Postby Lonesomebri » Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:53 am

I keep returning to this post expecting to read a response from someone in a diaper fetish camp.
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Re: Burningman has Changed Me...

Postby wh..sh » Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:07 am

Burningman has Changed Me...

because my moral quotient is on an all time low.
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Re: Burningman has Changed Me...

Postby Sunny D » Sun Aug 05, 2012 3:24 pm

bm really helped me evolve into more of a practical, accepting, less resistent person.
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Re: Burningman has Changed Me...

Postby teardropper » Sun Aug 05, 2012 3:44 pm

wh..sh wrote:
Burningman has Changed Me...

because my moral quotient is on an all time low.


Yeah.

So... ?

?
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Re: Burningman has Changed Me...

Postby graidawg » Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:17 pm

because my morals are all i have. the same ones as my friends.
completely unconcerned.
"Savannah" I like it . . . it makes us sound forward-thinking, and not at all like trailblazing, professional-level procrastinors.
the rest of us are in the School of Fukkit. "Eric"
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Re: Burningman has Changed Me...

Postby wh..sh » Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:19 pm

teardropper wrote:
wh..sh wrote:
Burningman has Changed Me...

because my moral quotient is on an all time low.


Yeah.

So... ?

?

Just saying... :twisted:
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Re: Burningman has Changed Me...

Postby silkkat813 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:58 am

pink wrote:...I'm no longer self-conscious of my body or shy about being naked in public.

second that plus I am more comfortable around other people's nudity
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Re: Burningman has Changed Me...

Postby silkkat813 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:12 am

BRC and hanging with Burners off-playa has helped make me want to be more artistic and creative. I've always loved wearing costumes but now I am starting to create my own. I learned how to use a sewing machine for the first time last week. I am learning soldering for el wire. I am hoping to have friends teach me welding after the playa this year. Creating makes me smile. I found something I love to do.
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Re: Burningman has Changed Me...

Postby vargaso » Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:13 pm

Burning Man made me realize I had always compartmentalized my "responsible" impulses and my artistic impulses. Coming back from my first burn after having met so many regular, responsible people who also did crazy shit, I was finally able to integrate both sides. I didn't undergo any major life changes, I'm happily still a corporate web dude and father and husband. But I've shared my passions more with those closest to me and I no longer temper my conversation depending on audience.

Also, I now enjoy the goddamn dubstep, in moderation.
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Re: Burningman has Changed Me...

Postby Gonzo Frothwood » Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:28 pm

I just don't care what other people think of me. If they don't like it, that's their problem.
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Re: Burningman has Changed Me...

Postby MacGlenver » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:02 pm

I had to upgrade my storage unit to fit all my burner gear, so I am poorer as a result. Thanks alot, bman.
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