Because of Burning Man I Now...

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Re: Because of Burning Man I Now...

Postby mdmf007 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:37 am

Have to detail my trucks until I am exhausted.
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Re: Because of Burning Man I Now...

Postby EmilyD » Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:39 am

I am now a full-on bacon-whore!
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Re: Because of Burning Man I Now...

Postby mgb327 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:32 pm

I was at an auction recently and used the Porta-Jon. It was like-new, spotless, clean....and boring as hell.
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Re: Because of Burning Man I Now...

Postby moonrise » Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:27 pm

Aside from knowing where all the old couches & sofas end up...

shut a bunch of not so great old doors and opened countless new good doors... :D
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Re: Because of Burning Man I Now...

Postby TT120 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:24 pm

Look at the undercarriage of motorhomes to see if they've been Playafied.
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Re: Because of Burning Man I Now...

Postby Sail Man » Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:34 pm

Have dust in my belly button. At least it's not lint anymore.
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Re: Because of Burning Man I Now...

Postby FIGJAM » Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:50 pm

Lint and dust=LUST
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Re: Because of Burning Man I Now...

Postby clocksnmirrors » Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:08 pm

have the confidence to install a replacement front door on my house.

(when i returned home from the playa i found my front door had been kicked in by burglars. yay)
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Re: Because of Burning Man I Now...

Postby MacGlenver » Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:48 am

...have fired a flame thrower.
...have lied to my coworkers 5 times about where I was going on vacation.
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Re: Because of Burning Man I Now...

Postby BBadger » Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:09 pm

(for a week after) had to piss more than 4 times a day.

Keep the previous BM year's photos on the camera until about 2 months before the next event when I need to clear out space on the card.

Bring three headlights camping in case someone needs one.

Keep a pair of earplugs in my pocket anytime I'm staying somewhere beside my house.
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Re: Because of Burning Man I Now...

Postby CornMan » Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:15 pm

...have met and have gotten know more people in the Sacramento area than I did in the ten years before that.
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Re: Because of Burning Man I Now...

Postby curt shocker » Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:32 pm

...no longer smoke cigarettes.
...no longer smoke weed.
(True story. 5 weeks. Have given these up as a 20 years long daily habit since the first Monday of this year's event. They just seemed stupid and isolating.)
...crush aluminum cans with my bare hands.
...find V8 and Cup-O-Noodles an acceptable breakfast.
...take acroyoga classes.
...contemplate potential art projects when daydreaming.
...am willing to engage people more deeply without "having to get to know them first".
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Re: Because of Burning Man I Now...

Postby clocksnmirrors » Tue Oct 02, 2012 1:36 am

curt shocker wrote:...no longer smoke cigarettes.



congrats on quitting
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Re: Because of Burning Man I Now...

Postby curt shocker » Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:13 am

clocksnmirrors wrote:
curt shocker wrote:...no longer smoke cigarettes.



congrats on quitting


Thanks! I still have moments where I feel like I am losing my mind. But then I take some deep breaths and envision riding out to the deep playa and back.
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Re: Because of Burning Man I Now...

Postby Savannah » Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:14 am

curt shocker wrote:
clocksnmirrors wrote:
curt shocker wrote:...no longer smoke cigarettes.



congrats on quitting


Thanks! I still have moments where I feel like I am losing my mind. But then I take some deep breaths and envision riding out to the deep playa and back.


Wow, Curt Shocker, that's amazing! How long have you been smoke-free?

I hear it takes long than one would expect to shake the craving, so hang in there. :shock:
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Re: Because of Burning Man I Now...

Postby curt shocker » Tue Oct 02, 2012 1:04 pm

The last cigarette was the night of the Man burn, and the last toke was the Monday prior. Since smoking both were daily events I'm going to split the difference and say it's been 5 weeks.

It's not so much a craving as a sensation that the fabric of my mind is unravelling. I know the focus would return if I smoked, but so would all kinds of other baggage that I'm trying to shed.

The funny thing is I went to Burning Man for the first time this year thinking that I would finally be able to indulge and smoke whenever I wanted. (I never smoked either around my kids.) The last thing I ever expected was an epiphany and motivation to have it end there. Weirder stuff goes on out there than art, fire, and funny clothes.
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Re: Because of Burning Man I Now...

Postby clocksnmirrors » Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:17 pm

aye, the playa has transforming power

before you know it 5 months will be 10 and then three years and then 15.

i quit back in 2000. you'll be fine
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Re: Because of Burning Man I Now...

Postby Savannah » Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:29 pm

curt shocker wrote:The funny thing is I went to Burning Man for the first time this year thinking that I would finally be able to indulge and smoke whenever I wanted. (I never smoked either around my kids.) The last thing I ever expected was an epiphany and motivation to have it end there.


I LOVE that. :D

Weirder stuff goes on out there than art, fire, and funny clothes.


Ain't that the truth . . .
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Re: Because of Burning Man I Now...

Postby clocksnmirrors » Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:40 pm

Savannah wrote:
curt shocker wrote:The funny thing is I went to Burning Man for the first time this year thinking that I would finally be able to indulge and smoke whenever I wanted. (I never smoked either around my kids.) The last thing I ever expected was an epiphany and motivation to have it end there.


I LOVE that. :D



you are such a ray of sunshine!
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Re: Because of Burning Man I Now...

Postby Savannah » Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:45 pm

clocksnmirrors wrote:
Savannah wrote:
curt shocker wrote:The funny thing is I went to Burning Man for the first time this year thinking that I would finally be able to indulge and smoke whenever I wanted. (I never smoked either around my kids.) The last thing I ever expected was an epiphany and motivation to have it end there.


I LOVE that. :D



you are such a ray of sunshine!


And a relentless thread-drifter! :oops:

Let's see . . . uh . . . back on topic; sorry guys! . . . because of Burning Man:

I celebrate the New Year twice . . . and the second time is really just more like a reminder. :lol:
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Re: Because of Burning Man I Now...

Postby clocksnmirrors » Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:55 pm

hee hee


that's twice as many new year's kisses! lucky you!


because of burning man i now eat beef jerky
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Re: Because of Burning Man I Now...

Postby CarrieSnarf » Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:57 am

Because of Burning Man I'm writing my first book. I needed an asskick to my creative juices and watching fire tornados attack a crowd of costumed anarchist was just what the doctor ordered.
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Re: Because of Burning Man I Now...

Postby EmilyD » Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:11 pm

curt shocker wrote:...no longer smoke cigarettes.
...no longer smoke weed.
(True story. 5 weeks. Have given these up as a 20 years long daily habit since the first Monday of this year's event. They just seemed stupid and isolating.)
...crush aluminum cans with my bare hands.
...find V8 and Cup-O-Noodles an acceptable breakfast.
...take acroyoga classes.
...contemplate potential art projects when daydreaming.
...am willing to engage people more deeply without "having to get to know them first".


I LOVE your list curt! Congrats on giving up smoke sticks.
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Re: Because of Burning Man I Now...

Postby Canoe » Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:30 pm

... know how much it costs to stay in a small town for a month while you wait for a car engine to be rebuilt so you can get home.

Engine blew on the way there. In a borrowed car, made it to BRC around 20 minutes before the gates closed on Saturday. Had to leave the next day to return the car. But I made to the burning of the man under the moon.
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Re: Because of Burning Man I Now...

Postby knowmad » Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:02 am

...Deeply and emotionally understand that behind every eplayan handle is a living breathing person. A group of friends and strangers that not only share my values they share their day with me. they share their; challenges, achievements, discoveries and time with me.
...I am now held accountable to those very high Ideals that I previously expected of others.
...View time as a passage way and not a commodity.
...have broken away from artificial emotional constructs such as Guilt and Shame, and can now receive love unconditionally.
...crave Interdependence more than Independence.
...Value Presence more than Presents.
...use infinitives only where they apply.
...am more accepting of the Stranger and more appreciative of my own strangeness.
...am able to let go.
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Re: Because of Burning Man I Now...

Postby Playa Hater » Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:08 pm

... annually pay for a storage unit that I fill with camping gear I only use for 10-14 days out of the entire year.
... don't let any of my garbage hit the ground back in the default world.
... get playa flashbacks at the smell of gasoline. (damn generator)
... participate and work with the most amazing camp full of burners, year round creating art and throwing fundraisers...

...and its the most satisfying feeling in the world. (Love my D.R.C.) :mrgreen:
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Re: Because of Burning Man I Now...

Postby edbrez » Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:17 pm

curt shocker wrote:The last cigarette was the night of the Man burn, and the last toke was the Monday prior. Since smoking both were daily events I'm going to split the difference and say it's been 5 weeks.

It's not so much a craving as a sensation that the fabric of my mind is unravelling. I know the focus would return if I smoked, but so would all kinds of other baggage that I'm trying to shed.

The funny thing is I went to Burning Man for the first time this year thinking that I would finally be able to indulge and smoke whenever I wanted. (I never smoked either around my kids.) The last thing I ever expected was an epiphany and motivation to have it end there. Weirder stuff goes on out there than art, fire, and funny clothes.



Thanks really cool...
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Re: Because of Burning Man I Now...

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Dec 09, 2012 6:32 pm

Just a week-long camping trip in the desert.
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Re: Because of Burning Man I Now...

Postby tamarakay » Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:49 pm

...am really hard to impress anymore. Our little town had a laser show/lighted christmas parade. Goodness, these guys need some lessons.
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Re: Because of Burning Man I Now...

Postby aserendipity » Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:05 pm

..am still growing
almost ready to be visible
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