One Item for BM a Day (2010-2012)

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Elorrum » Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:58 pm

my one item may be the letting go of an old old tent. Polyester rainfly is now so fragile, I couldn't stop accidentally tearing it when I was cleaning it. too much sun over the years. One pole is split too. just stuff breaking down.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby EmilyD » Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:37 am

Elorrum wrote:my one item may be the letting go of an old old tent. Polyester rainfly is now so fragile, I couldn't stop accidentally tearing it when I was cleaning it. too much sun over the years. One pole is split too. just stuff breaking down.


Damn Elorrum...definitely sounds like you've earned a new tent. I bet Fall/Winter is a very good time to get one.

I've de-playafied most things except for what seems like a million plastic bags. These giant ones are so great for keeping clothes and costumes dust free (they really did work) but now I have to wash the fuckers. I'm thinking a cold wash in the machine with the vinegar/water/calgon mix. Will report back. Still to do also is a couple of mattress pads we used to wrap our bikes in...think I'll just spray them.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby AntiM » Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:23 am

Purchased a yard of decorative chain for Eddie's vest (RHPS), some gold cord to fix my coat frogs, some plastic tumblers and a plastic bowl for shave ice on uber-clearance, more canvas boards for paintings, and two cheap king-sized pillows to fit in the fancy-schmancy king shams MyLarry for in the truck terminal dumpster. For our napping cots. A new clear hanging clothes closet, old one is thrashed. Excellent item for hanging costumes in camp.

And a skeleton lawn gnome for the front porch. Not for Burning Man. But strange as hell. And a pair of footie PJs with a skeleton on them for MyLarry, half price. He's so tall and skinny, the bones just seem natural. May or may not be for Burning Man.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:00 pm

Picked up a couple of pieces of wayward art.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Savannah » Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:09 pm

It might be good of me to have a "One Thing for Real Life a Day" thread for a while. I have accomplished VERY little since I got back.

The other day I turned in a CD to the library, and paid some bills and it was wayyy too exciting. :lol:
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby clocksnmirrors » Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:43 pm

Savannah wrote:It might be good of me to have a "One Thing for Real Life a Day" thread for a while. I have accomplished VERY little since I got back.

The other day I turned in a CD to the library, and paid some bills and it was wayyy too exciting. :lol:


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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby AntiM » Sat Sep 22, 2012 5:09 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Picked up a couple of pieces of wayward art.


Yay! I still need to sort out what got brought back.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Elorrum » Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:03 pm

Savannah wrote:It might be good of me to have a "One Thing for Real Life a Day" thread for a while. I have accomplished VERY little since I got back.

The other day I turned in a CD to the library, and paid some bills and it was wayyy too exciting. :lol:

very heroic. I am in a long struggle with mailing some netflix movies.. shall I tell them I stepped on one, or just mail it broken? stay tuned.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:22 pm

Mail it broken!

One useless kibbutz a day. Twice as useless if I misspelled kibbutz. Or used a homophone.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby piehole » Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:14 am

regained my childlike sense of wonder
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby AntiM » Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:26 am

Maybe once summer is over and autumn truly begins (rain tomorrow), I'll give up this inertia phase. I feel stuck, I've felt stuck all summer.

I forgot, we got three more giant S-biners. Huge S shaped hooks with a clip on each end. They're terrific for hanging up camelbaks or other bags in camp. Less clutter on the ground. They are not terribly expensive in the uniform shop.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Bob » Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:53 am

Occurs to me you could get everything you need at IKEA, if you're 100 cm tall and you like cod roe in a toothpaste tube.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby EmilyD » Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:24 pm

Oh thank you all for posting your slow or little progress...it makes me (and no doubt many lurkers) feel so much better about the tough work of playa clean up.

Washing the big plastic bags worked great in the machine with vinegar and Calgon. Hung them out on the laundry tree upsidedown...then flipped them for a total of 3 days airing out.

Today I worked ALL DAY and finally got the trailer finished. It's all clean, repacked with it's regular items, folded down and tarped for winter. WHEW! My studio still looks like a dusty bomb hit it but at least the piles are smaller now. I'm very motivated to get this huge job done because my thumb is FINALLY healing, and I can't do any work in the studio until all this crap is cleaned and packed!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby clocksnmirrors » Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:49 pm

EmilyD wrote:Today I worked ALL DAY and finally got the trailer finished.


what kind of trailer do you have?

my thumb is FINALLY healing, and I can't do any work in the studio until all this crap is cleaned and packed!


what happened to your thumb? i had a hangnail on the way to the playa. it got irritated on the playa but when i got back it went full-on infected. thank god for antibiotic ointment
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby SquirrelHead » Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:52 pm

I signed up for a sewing class so I can start figuring out this whole sewing thing. Way to much guess work on the few projects I did this accomplish this year. :)
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:58 pm

Began experiments with vodka infusions. First up, "Flavor King" pluots.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Drawingablank » Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:06 pm

SquirrelHead wrote:I signed up for a sewing class so I can start figuring out this whole sewing thing. Way to much guess work on the few projects I did this accomplish this year. :)

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby ambird » Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:56 pm

After coveting button machines for over twenty years, I finally bought one! It is amazing. I loved the design of the Survival Guide this year, so I made a bunch of buttons out of our household's extra copy (keeping one copy whole since I like to hold onto stuff like that for sentimental reasons). They turned out so great! I'm excited to give them as gifts to friends, and to new friends at Decompression and next year's Burn.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:02 pm

I've been thinking about one as well. Where did you buy? What one did you get?
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Oldguy » Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:24 pm

I would like to recommend a type of iced coffee in a can that I like. A chilled can would be good for a caffeine and sugar boost in the afternoon.

My health aide, Mrs. Sanchez, gifted me 4 cans of Seattle's Best brand of coffee. The specific flavor is Iced Vanilla Latte : coffee, milk, sugar, vanilla flavor, and ascorbic acid.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby EmilyD » Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:58 pm

clocksnmirrors wrote:
EmilyD wrote:Today I worked ALL DAY and finally got the trailer finished.


what kind of trailer do you have?

clocksnmirrors we have a "Chalet" popup which I painted like a candy home: Image

my thumb is FINALLY healing, and I can't do any work in the studio until all this crap is cleaned and packed!


Two days after returning from the Playa I sliced off the side of my dominant thumb making scalloped potatoes for a dinner party. Three weeks later it's finally not throbbing. Sorry to hear about your infected hangnail...oooo those can really hurt!

what happened to your thumb? i had a hangnail on the way to the playa. it got irritated on the playa but when i got back it went full-on infected. thank god for antibiotic ointment


Squirrelhead men sewing YAY!!!

oldguy those drinks are yummy!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Savannah » Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:01 pm

EmilyD, that trailer is AMAZEBALLS. :shock:
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby gypsy68 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:08 pm

EmilyD, I love your trailer!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby EmilyD » Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:36 pm

THANKS! We love her too. But it takes a beating to be sure. I'll be needing to repaint her in the Spring.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby clocksnmirrors » Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:10 pm

EmilyD wrote:THANKS! We love her too. But it takes a beating to be sure. I'll be needing to repaint her in the Spring.



your trailer is ADORABLE!!!! (when you read that in your head it should sound like charles nelson reilly channeling paul lynde impersonating richard simmons)
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby SquirrelHead » Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:58 pm

Drawingablank wrote:
SquirrelHead wrote:I signed up for a sewing class so I can start figuring out this whole sewing thing. Way to much guess work on the few projects I did this accomplish this year. :)

OMFD - I never had you figured as someone who sewed!


This year was my first go at it. If you had seen my furry coat you would agree that I need the class. lol Next year will be full of fun costumes. I have many classes lined up to help me ease into it. :P
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Drawingablank » Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:30 pm

Very cool, I try to sew most of my stuff also - but the hardest part is getting the patterns to fit.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby wh..sh » Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:31 pm

SquirrelHead wrote:
Drawingablank wrote:
SquirrelHead wrote:I signed up for a sewing class so I can start figuring out this whole sewing thing. Way to much guess work on the few projects I did this accomplish this year. :)

OMFD - I never had you figured as someone who sewed!


This year was my first go at it. If you had seen my furry coat you would agree that I need the class. lol Next year will be full of fun costumes. I have many classes lined up to help me ease into it. :P

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Elorrum » Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:20 pm

new tent, on sale half off.
stand up height.
total impulse buy... some regret, but I can't use a busted up tent.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby EmilyD » Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:03 pm

Elorrum wrote:new tent, on sale half off.
stand up height.
total impulse buy... some regret, but I can't use a busted up tent.


Half off and pretty red with stand-up height...what's to regret? You deserve the best!
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