The Bar, Volume #4

All things outside of Burning Man.

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby LeChatNoir » Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:14 pm

(hops down from the rafters)

Wish I could have been there too. Anymore I'm thinking it'd actually be more realistic to take a weekend and fly off to an event like the B.E. in Nevada City than it would be to find all the time off to make it to the Burn. If we drive to Burning Man (which we've always done) it's pretty much a three week commitment by the time we pack before hand and unpack after getting back.

(pours several glass of rum and sets them out)
The New and Improved Black Cat... now with 25% more blather
User avatar
LeChatNoir
 
Posts: 5827
Joined: Mon Sep 01, 2003 8:52 am
Location: Louisville, Ky

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Patsh » Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:59 pm

LeChatNoir wrote:(hops down from the rafters)

Wish I could have been there too. Anymore I'm thinking it'd actually be more realistic to take a weekend and fly off to an event like the B.E. in Nevada City than it would be to find all the time off to make it to the Burn. If we drive to Burning Man (which we've always done) it's pretty much a three week commitment by the time we pack before hand and unpack after getting back.

(pours several glass of rum and sets them out)


merci, Le Chat...

If I may, I'll help use up one of those rums! 8)

I realized too late that we could realistically have been able to drive (8+ hours each way) to the B.E. in Nevada City, since I didn't have to work Friday. Next year, it'll be deliberately planned. (The Hof party last summer was So Worth the drive!! and the Reno gathering was SO Worth the trip!!!) I just absolutely LOVE this crazy family!!! :D

Next weekend, we're going to a 'fund-raising' burny thingy in Scottsdale, by Phoenix, and the following week for four days to 'Howling at the Moon' in Western New Mexico, then in early May to Saguaro Man in Eastern AZ. And, of course, we Did get tickets on the 13th of Feb. for the Real Thing. :mrgreen:

I really hope to meet you and your sweetie this year on the Playa. You will, of course, be at the Wednesday Meet & Greet at BDC&WB?? I wouldn't miss it for anything!! The highlight of my burns!

*slurp*
formerly, Triken

keep on triken' Mamma!
Triken' ma blues away....
.


Theatre is Life
Cinema is Art
Television is Furniture
User avatar
Patsh
 
Posts: 1202
Joined: Sun Jun 19, 2011 12:48 pm
Location: Jerome, Arizona

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:56 pm

*sets milk in rafters*
dang, missed LCN.......yeah, really LCN, you could fly out. at minimum you could stay here with me, so that'd be taken care of. and, there are times, where there are Burn parties on successive weekends, so almost of you could do 10 days, you could take in both!!

Dang Triken! you know you/you both can always stay here, if you choose to drive up......if you still have that table saw, ping me?

and AntiM: it sure would be fun, if a bunch more eplayans could make it. IIRC it's all of 12 hours to drive SLC to here.

I gotta start searching for a good deal, on a really good camera for my daughter, that she needs for college in the fall. Anyone know of good places to look?
and, just found out the "state" in their wisdom, changed some rule and now her school, and many other "private/trade " schools, are not eligible to get state grant money..........crap. Over what seems something out of the control of the school, anyway.
Foogin politicians,..........
YGMIR

Unabashed Nordic
Pagan
User avatar
ygmir
 
Posts: 25979
Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:36 pm
Location: nevada county
Burning Since: 2017
Camp Name: qqqq

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby gyre » Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:05 pm

Digital?
If she just needs raw or tiff, there are some older ones that came with that.
User avatar
gyre
 
Posts: 15346
Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2005 6:01 pm
Location: ΦάÏ

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:26 pm

yeah full frame digital . A canon 5d mk2...
YGMIR

Unabashed Nordic
Pagan
User avatar
ygmir
 
Posts: 25979
Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:36 pm
Location: nevada county
Burning Since: 2017
Camp Name: qqqq

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby burner von braun » Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:30 pm

*drinks a shot of rum*
Thanks LeChat! Great to see you hopping down from the rafters more often these days!

Yeah, it takes a bit of doin' to make the drive out from the East, though it is enriching to see the breadth and variety of the country. Good to see you Triken, yg and gyre! Hoping there might be a good home for that tablesaw, it sounded to me like a very fine one indeed.

Well, this dang smartphone has been acting flakey lately, not displaying all of the images in here and the like. (even my own images don't display) I've tried doing some upgrading, but I'm thinking it may be time for a new phone. This one has a hairline crack in it anyhow, from an encounter with a concrete floor a while back. (yeah, that's Concrete 2, Smartphones 0)

..anyhow, more B.E. stories please!..
Another early attempt at success
User avatar
burner von braun
 
Posts: 756
Joined: Wed Jun 23, 2010 4:37 pm
Burning Since: 2010

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Patsh » Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:17 pm

ygmir wrote:
Dang Triken! you know you/you both can always stay here, if you choose to drive up......if you still have that table saw, ping me?


OOPS! posted here momentarily before realizing I forgot to address this to PM!!

Sorry! :oops:
formerly, Triken

keep on triken' Mamma!
Triken' ma blues away....
.


Theatre is Life
Cinema is Art
Television is Furniture
User avatar
Patsh
 
Posts: 1202
Joined: Sun Jun 19, 2011 12:48 pm
Location: Jerome, Arizona

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby gyre » Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:05 am

That doesn't look like a pm.

Ygmir, if I can venture an opinion, if she isn't in graduate school, that is an utterly fucking ridiculous camera to have to have for class.
And that's based on advice I've been given by professionals.
User avatar
gyre
 
Posts: 15346
Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2005 6:01 pm
Location: ΦάÏ

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:18 am

gyre wrote:That doesn't look like a pm.

Ygmir, if I can venture an opinion, if she isn't in graduate school, that is an utterly fucking ridiculous camera to have to have for class.
And that's based on advice I've been given by professionals.


oh
YGMIR

Unabashed Nordic
Pagan
User avatar
ygmir
 
Posts: 25979
Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:36 pm
Location: nevada county
Burning Since: 2017
Camp Name: qqqq

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby gyre » Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:28 am

Hell of a camera though.
User avatar
gyre
 
Posts: 15346
Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2005 6:01 pm
Location: ΦάÏ

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby gyre » Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:50 am

The graduate program I want to take, no financial aid unless I enroll full time in other areas.
And they just cut all lottery aid to most people, which was justified on the grounds of full aid to most people.
Any class past mandatory now, no aid.
Impossible to graduate without taking other classes usually.
Glad they don't want me to buy the million dollar software I'll be learning.

18 hours now costs what four years used to cost.

I hope you can find a good deal.
User avatar
gyre
 
Posts: 15346
Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2005 6:01 pm
Location: ΦάÏ

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby MyDearFriend » Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:01 am

Good morning, all!

*starts ECM*

Good luck with the college funding ((((Yggy))) and good luck to your daughter. 8) Not an expert on cameras, but, my son Arch got a real good lil camera for ~$600, a Nikon D3200, thats working really well for building his portfolio. Good camera reviews & advice at http://www.kenrockwell.com
Practice Love. Exercise Sex.

"When life seems dangerous and unmanageable, just remember that it is, and that you can't survive forever."
User avatar
MyDearFriend
 
Posts: 3097
Joined: Sat Nov 06, 2010 5:22 am
Location: Washington, DC
Burning Since: 2011
Camp Name: Barbie Death Camp DREAD PIRATE BARBIE

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Elorrum » Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:11 am

Morning. Thanks for the coffee, mdf.
What's the name of the act? The Aristocrats.
User avatar
Elorrum
 
Posts: 4473
Joined: Sat Mar 15, 2008 9:09 pm
Location: San Jose, CA

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby AntiM » Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:42 am

:coffee: thanks

Ugh, money. Wish I had useful, relevant advice for you Yggy.

SLC may be close, but Larry would actually need time off. I arrange our time off something like a year in advance. His schedule no longer allows for spontaneous weekends. When is BE in 2014?
These are not my fuckos.
User avatar
AntiM
Moderator
 
Posts: 16386
Joined: Wed Mar 24, 2004 6:23 am
Location: Top O' the World, Ma!
Burning Since: 2001
Camp Name: Anti M's Home for Wayward Art

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:16 am

*wanders in, makes CCC*
yeah, the great camera debate. Her school, which works very closely with Hollywood film depts, (several directors and cameramen are alumni) and much of the staff are big dog photogs from Nat. Geo and such on sabbatical, ex students and such. They really emphasize this Canon, and even the new MK3 but say it's not necessary at all, but really say they'd like the MK2 for students. They are using it to film some of the current series on TV, it has full video capability, as well. As a visual journalism student, they say both are important.......and really, now the price of the camera and lenses (more than the camera in many cases), is pretty low compared to the funding they just took away. So, it may be moot anyway, unless we can do some big time juggling.

*sharpens pencil*

AntiM: I understand the planning thing.....well, I'd say it's very likely, next years BE14 would be around the same time, given which weekend worked out best.
YGMIR

Unabashed Nordic
Pagan
User avatar
ygmir
 
Posts: 25979
Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:36 pm
Location: nevada county
Burning Since: 2017
Camp Name: qqqq

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Elliot » Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:41 am

I second Canon EOS-series cameras. 17 years with zero malfunctions in my part-time pro magazine work. A few years ago I switched to digital in the form of the entry level Rebel and find it more than adequate. But if the school has a recommendation... for Dawg's sake FOLLOW IT!
I bought mine at Action Camera in Roseville -- a real photography store with good service, and close to you.
(No personal connection or interest, blah, blah, blah.)
Elliot's Bicycle Service, Camel Saddlery and Beverage Salon 5 & G as before, probably.
Ali Elliot Fy Fasan, proprietor

Caravansary Black Rock 2014



ImageImageImage
Millicent The Bus; pedal-vehicles on Playa and in Kinetic Sculpture Races.
User avatar
Elliot
 
Posts: 5274
Joined: Sun Dec 18, 2005 9:41 pm
Location: Clearlake, Northern California
Burning Since: 2006
Camp Name: Elliot’s Bicycle & Beverage Emporium

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:57 am

thanks Elliot.
yeah, she has the Rebel, Xsi, and several lenses........turns out, both cameras can accept the same lens, but, some lenses are "full frame" (5dmk2) and some are "/s" which means for the not full frame cameras. dang, had I known that, I'd bought the full frame lenses for her in the first place.
dang lack of knowledge anyway!!!
But yeah,the school wants the 5dmkII as minimum, for a variety of reasons, and I guess is trying to keep as much uniformity as possible.
So, I'll be not only looking for the body, but several lenses. dang.
YGMIR

Unabashed Nordic
Pagan
User avatar
ygmir
 
Posts: 25979
Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:36 pm
Location: nevada county
Burning Since: 2017
Camp Name: qqqq

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Elliot » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:15 am

Everything takes learning, Ygmir.
And for education at this level, everybody should definitely be on the same page. If she shows up with a slide rule, she might very well not be taken seriously. Once she is well established in her profession, she can make Oscar-winning movies with a pin-hole shoe-box camera if she wants to.
:D
Elliot's Bicycle Service, Camel Saddlery and Beverage Salon 5 & G as before, probably.
Ali Elliot Fy Fasan, proprietor

Caravansary Black Rock 2014



ImageImageImage
Millicent The Bus; pedal-vehicles on Playa and in Kinetic Sculpture Races.
User avatar
Elliot
 
Posts: 5274
Joined: Sun Dec 18, 2005 9:41 pm
Location: Clearlake, Northern California
Burning Since: 2006
Camp Name: Elliot’s Bicycle & Beverage Emporium

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ^Rhino! » Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:37 pm

"Everything takes learning, Ygmir. "

Truer words have never been spoken. And learning is lifelong and continual.

The day I quit learning new things is the day I begin my long-term post-animated profession of pushing up daisies.
Rue Morgue - '08, '09
Black Rock Beacon - '10, '12, '13
(lux, veritas, lardum)
Bacon is forever.

Veni, vidi, pertudi. (We came, we saw, we DRILLED.) - BRC Division of Geology 2009-2013

I'm here until the serendipitous synchronicity is ubiquitous.
User avatar
^Rhino!
 
Posts: 670
Joined: Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:42 pm
Location: Columbia, Missouri
Burning Since: 2008
Camp Name: Black Rock Beacon

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby magicmarty » Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:15 am

Spooky quiet in here tonight. What's going on? Dives into the NEB hoping for company.

Night all :?: :?: :? :shock: :(

(((LF)))
"Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties" - Erich Fromm

Stay firm but loose!

MagicMarty
User avatar
magicmarty
 
Posts: 1152
Joined: Sat Jan 26, 2008 7:29 am
Location: Sausalito, CA

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby gyre » Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:37 am

Night Marty

Everyone's stunned by Savannah's espresso drenched prose.
User avatar
gyre
 
Posts: 15346
Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2005 6:01 pm
Location: ΦάÏ

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby International Incident » Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:23 am

Quietly drunk on a Tuesday eve. It's already been a long week.
User avatar
International Incident
 
Posts: 1003
Joined: Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:05 am
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Burning Since: 2011
Camp Name: P6 - a Barbie Death Village production

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby AntiM » Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:10 am

:coffee:

Could go for quietly drunk.
These are not my fuckos.
User avatar
AntiM
Moderator
 
Posts: 16386
Joined: Wed Mar 24, 2004 6:23 am
Location: Top O' the World, Ma!
Burning Since: 2001
Camp Name: Anti M's Home for Wayward Art

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby MisaBlue » Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:51 am

Good morning!

Image
_______________________________________________________________________________
We please those who say it is impossible not to hinder those who are already doing it.
User avatar
MisaBlue
 
Posts: 2081
Joined: Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:28 pm
Location: Czech Republic

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby aserendipity » Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:22 am

Good Morning All !

Brisk tone of the day, I will need to warm up with some serious work out

will you share px of your weekend with us Yggy , Marty, ?

but first some caffeine.
xoA.
aserendipity
 
Posts: 1064
Joined: Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:34 pm

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:33 am

*wanders in, makes CCC*

Hi ASD. dang, I took no photos.......seems a weakness, (one of many), of mine, is forgetting to take photos.

ha, MEL!! for me, and maybe it's just me, but "quietly drunk" seems at odds with my perception of the wonderful person you are.

Hi AntiM!

looks like a nice winter storm coming in tonight.......we really need it, so yay!!
and, bought a sewing machine, so I can learn to sew and mend some of my pants. I've got more pants to mend, than the price of the machine, so, it seems to make sense.
YGMIR

Unabashed Nordic
Pagan
User avatar
ygmir
 
Posts: 25979
Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:36 pm
Location: nevada county
Burning Since: 2017
Camp Name: qqqq

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby aserendipity » Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:50 am

Yggy , so sorry just gave away my sewing machine and want to suggest that you really check out the different
needle types and thread weights. used to sew leather, fur, silk with old machine by changing needles and thread

.and yes, cameras do distract me from my moment so I never take them when I am enjoying myself
and avoid people flashing in my face .so I do get it..but with all your camera discussion I thought maybe you would...
aserendipity
 
Posts: 1064
Joined: Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:34 pm

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Dr. Pyro » Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:32 am

Mornin' campers!

It's a good day to be me. Or maybe even you, assuming you have a 401(k). The Dow Jones Industrial Average is at an all-time high at this very moment, sitting at 14261.22. That's about 90 points higher than it's previous high set back in 2007. God it's great being a capitalist in America! Next round's on me!
User avatar
Dr. Pyro
 
Posts: 3668
Joined: Tue Sep 02, 2003 8:11 am
Location: Newcastle, CA
Burning Since: 1999
Camp Name: Barbie Death Camp & Wine Bistro

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:57 am

indeed Doc, indeed!! good on ya for what you do!
will it be a Bentley this year, or will you be making the switch to a Lear jet?
YGMIR

Unabashed Nordic
Pagan
User avatar
ygmir
 
Posts: 25979
Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:36 pm
Location: nevada county
Burning Since: 2017
Camp Name: qqqq

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Dr. Pyro » Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:15 am

Lear jet of course. My private island is not the place for a Bentley. Duh.
User avatar
Dr. Pyro
 
Posts: 3668
Joined: Tue Sep 02, 2003 8:11 am
Location: Newcastle, CA
Burning Since: 1999
Camp Name: Barbie Death Camp & Wine Bistro

PreviousNext

Return to Open Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests