Hello from Illinois!

Hello from Illinois!

Postby Zebrah » Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:57 pm

Hey Everyone!

My name is Monica and my best friend Celeste and I are preparing our virgin burn! We've basically been planning for the past few years and now that we both have steady jobs we decided to go through with it for 2013. While we both are very excited for this adventure both of us are feeling somewhat overwhelmed but we are doing as much reading and research as we can to make sure everything goes smoothly. Im looking forward to meeting all of you!

cheers,
Monica :)
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Re: Hello from Illinois!

Postby Savannah » Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:01 pm

Hi Monica! Say hi to Celeste for us.

Welcome to the board . . . and keep reading. Don't mind the snark. It's the off-season withdrawal-based sport of kings.
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Re: Hello from Illinois!

Postby illy dilly » Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:43 pm

Hello Monica! Welcome to eplaya!
(and welcome Celeste vicariously through you.)

Zebrah wrote:While we both are very excited for this adventure both of us are feeling somewhat overwhelmed but we are doing as much reading and research as we can to make sure everything goes smoothly.

I wouldn't be too worried!
You have over 9 months to prepare!
In that time, make sure you read all the "Required Reading" and look around eplaya for any questions you have. Almost thing you wonder about someone else has probably wondered too. And, in the event you can't find the answer feel free to ask.

By next August you'll be super duper prepared and ready to Burn!

Also, maybe get on the Jack Rabbit Speaks (JRS) news letter.

What part of the country/world are you in?
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Re: Hello from Illinois!

Postby Savannah » Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:59 pm

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Re: Hello from Illinois!

Postby jkisha » Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:21 pm

Hey there, welcome to eplaya!
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Re: Hello from Illinois!

Postby illy dilly » Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:23 pm

Savannah wrote:She said Illinois. :D

http://regionals.burningman.com/us_il_chi.html

D'OH!!!!
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Thanks a lot Ms.Smarty pants... Now why don't you just go explain searching eplaya from googel.
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Re: Hello from Illinois!

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:24 pm

illy dilly wrote:
Savannah wrote:She said Illinois. :D

http://regionals.burningman.com/us_il_chi.html

D'OH!!!!

Thanks a lot Ms.Smarty pants... Now why don't you just go explain searching eplaya from googel.

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Re: Hello from Illinois!

Postby Zebrah » Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:52 pm

illy dilly wrote:Hello Monica! Welcome to eplaya!
(and welcome Celeste vicariously through you.)

Zebrah wrote:While we both are very excited for this adventure both of us are feeling somewhat overwhelmed but we are doing as much reading and research as we can to make sure everything goes smoothly.

I wouldn't be too worried!
You have over 9 months to prepare!
In that time, make sure you read all the "Required Reading" and look around eplaya for any questions you have. Almost thing you wonder about someone else has probably wondered too. And, in the event you can't find the answer feel free to ask.

By next August you'll be super duper prepared and ready to Burn!

Also, maybe get on the Jack Rabbit Speaks (JRS) news letter.

What part of the country/world are you in?


Yup, Im from Illinois. A tiny little town right on the mississippi. I signed up to the news letter this afternoon actually also.
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Re: Hello from Illinois!

Postby dragonpilot » Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:04 pm

Didn't I read that the Illinois quota was already filled for 2013?
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Re: Hello from Illinois!

Postby Zebrah » Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:09 pm

dragonpilot wrote:Didn't I read that the Illinois quota was already filled for 2013?

Oh man, I hope not!
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Re: Hello from Illinois!

Postby illy dilly » Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:47 am

Zebrah wrote:
dragonpilot wrote:Didn't I read that the Illinois quota was already filled for 2013?

Oh man, I hope not!

You're gonna have to put your name into the lottery and home that spot opens up...
Though, you're lucky you're not Canadian. That waiting list is over a year long.

Better luck next year! :wink:
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Re: Hello from Illinois!

Postby Zebrah » Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:18 am

illy dilly wrote:
Zebrah wrote:
dragonpilot wrote:Didn't I read that the Illinois quota was already filled for 2013?

Oh man, I hope not!

You're gonna have to put your name into the lottery and home that spot opens up...
Though, you're lucky you're not Canadian. That waiting list is over a year long.

Better luck next year! :wink:


So what exactly does this mean? There is a waiting list for tickets and I needed to sign up previously or what?
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Re: Hello from Illinois!

Postby illy dilly » Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:25 am

dragonpilot wrote:Didn't I read that the Illinois quota was already filled for 2013?

Zebrah wrote:
illy dilly wrote:
Zebrah wrote:Oh man, I hope not!

You're gonna have to put your name into the lottery and home that spot opens up...
Though, you're lucky you're not Canadian. That waiting list is over a year long.

Better luck next year! :wink:


So what exactly does this mean? There is a waiting list for tickets and I needed to sign up previously or what?

Only for people from Canada, Texas, Iowa, and sadly for you, Illinois.
There might be others but those are the only ones I'm aware of.
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Re: Hello from Illinois!

Postby illy dilly » Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:50 am

OK. I'm actually just pulling your chain. :roll:

I started feeling bad that you might be calling your friend and freaking out and changing all your plans.
There are no quotas for how many people are allowed from what region/state/country/planet.

Just keep your eyes and ears peeled for information about how tickets will be sold this year and you'll be fine.
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Re: Hello from Illinois!

Postby Zebrah » Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:21 am

illy dilly wrote:OK. I'm actually just pulling your chain. :roll:

I started feeling bad that you might be calling your friend and freaking out and changing all your plans.
There are no quotas for how many people are allowed from what region/state/country/planet.

Just keep your eyes and ears peeled for information about how tickets will be sold this year and you'll be fine.


Ooooh man haha I can't believe I fell for that haha!
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Re: Hello from Illinois!

Postby wh..sh » Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:24 am

illy dilly wrote:There are no quotas for how many people are allowed from what region/state/country/planet.

Unless you are from Reno :wink:
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Re: Hello from Illinois!

Postby Drawingablank » Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:48 am

Welcome to eplaya.
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Re: Hello from Illinois!

Postby illy dilly » Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:49 am

Zebrah wrote:
illy dilly wrote:OK. I'm actually just pulling your chain. :roll:

I started feeling bad that you might be calling your friend and freaking out and changing all your plans.
There are no quotas for how many people are allowed from what region/state/country/planet.

Just keep your eyes and ears peeled for information about how tickets will be sold this year and you'll be fine.


Ooooh man haha I can't believe I fell for that haha!

Hahaha! :lol:
Well, at least I came clean before you completely changed all your plans.

wh..sh wrote:
illy dilly wrote:There are no quotas for how many people are allowed from what region/state/country/planet.

Unless you are from Reno :wink:

Or Canada, Texas, Iowa, or Illinois.
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Re: Hello from Illinois!

Postby tattoogoddess » Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:37 am

hey!! There is a big group of us Iowan's out there in 2013! best be watching it ;)
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Re: Hello from Illinois!

Postby dangerous » Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:41 pm

illy dilly wrote:
Zebrah wrote:
dragonpilot wrote:Didn't I read that the Illinois quota was already filled for 2013?

Oh man, I hope not!

You're gonna have to put your name into the lottery and home that spot opens up...
Though, you're lucky you're not Canadian. That waiting list is over a year long.
Better luck next year! :wink:

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Re: Hello from Illinois!

Postby burner von braun » Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:24 pm

Hi Zebrah, it is terrific that you are already planning, because you'll have time to become more and more familiar with the challenges and potential solutions that you will encounter while spending a week on the playa. This way, as your plans evolve, as they often do, you will have a stronger base and sense of things to help you make good decisions that work for the two of you.

Eplaya is full of great ideas, experienced viewpoints, and some joking around too! Have fun!
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Re: Hello from Illinois!

Postby shLong » Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:14 pm

Hey there!
I'm new, too.
I live in Wisconsin right on the WI/IL stateline.

Are you near the Quad Cities, or further south? (If you want to share that info, of course:)
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