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Re: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You

Postby msj2u » Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:43 pm

Hello Savannah!

Thanks for the welcome!

I haven't been to a regional, are they day events or weekend camping events or? (I know-do research) LOL

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Re: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You

Postby Savannah » Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:55 pm

msj2u wrote:Hello Savannah!

Thanks for the welcome!

I haven't been to a regional, are they day events or weekend camping events or? (I know-do research) LOL

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Regionals link, top right on the main site. :) Join some lists near you.
http://regionals.burningman.com/us_ca.html

And google "Burning Man Los Angeles" and "Burning Man San Diego". You can usually find FB groups and other sites.
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Re: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You

Postby thehangedfrog » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:49 pm

Thehangedfrog - name Chris, virgin burner. Seattle area, work as a firefighter. Married (she is not coming with me), proud parent of 2 Brazilian Mastiffs.
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Postby Savannah » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:51 pm

Hi Chris! :D
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Re: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You

Postby aserendipity » Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:26 pm

Welcome Chris
this is a good thing
Send photo of your mastiffs Please!
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Re: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You

Postby Savannah » Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:29 pm

aserendipity wrote:Welcome Chris
this is a good thing
Send photo of your mastiffs Please!


:lol:

. . . And we do have a thread where you can post pictures of your dogs, thehangedfrog.

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Re: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:51 pm

aniltvmin wrote:I am basically an electronic technician interested in GREEN DIY projects..

You'll find that there's a lot that's "not green" about the burn. (In essence it's people from all over the world flying and driving to a spot in the desert so they can burn things.) There are a lot of people who green their burns as well, it attracts a wide slice of humanity here. Maybe less wide on the economic level, but in many other ways -- I'm over-explaining again.
Anyway, you'll find a lot of people who get very dramatic about how ungreen the burn is; a good portion are probably those who hate the burn anyway, and use that as a whip. But there's a lot of interesting reuse that goes on as well.
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Re: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You

Postby peyote2004 » Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:09 pm

I've been on the forum for about 5 years. Although I'm sure i did an intro at some point, it was a long time ago, and I'm not very active on the boards, so I thought I'd do another.

My name is Tammy. I'm from Ottawa, Ontario.

I first heard about Burning Man back in 2004 from someone I met @ Comstock Rock festival in Nebraska. I've wanted to go ever since. Like a fool, I waited for friends to want to go, but none of them have any interest in it. I finally gave up waiting for someone to go with and made plans to go solo. I've been reading a d planning for a Few years. I really wanted to go this year. I turned 40 in January, and thought it would be a great way to celebrate.

Unfortunately, when the tickets went on sale, I was on a waiting list for surgery. Not knowing when my surgery would be, I decided not to try for a ticket when they went on sale, but to aim for a last minute ticket in the summer. I'm happy to say, that I had my surgery last month (the doctors said it likely wouldn't be until May or June). I had to take 6 weeks off work. Due to this, I no longer have the vacation time or funds to be able to go this year. :cry:

So, I'll keep reading and planning, and come hell or high water, I WILL BE A PART OF BURNING MAN IN 2014.
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Re: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You

Postby Savannah » Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:15 pm

Hi Peyote! :D

I hope you're healing well.
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Re: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You

Postby Ratty » Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:07 pm

Welcome Peyote. Plan for 2014 and play on these boards with us. By then we'll all know you. Sorry you can't make it this year. :cry:
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Postby gyre » Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:08 pm

Welcome, or welcome back!
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Re: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You

Postby aserendipity » Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:54 am

Hello Peyote,
One thing to keep in mind is that doctors do mess up our plans.
Keep your course set on coming and then we will see you.
I wish you good health.
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Re: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:45 pm

WTF, I thought Canada wasn't as fucked up as we were about vacation and medical issues...
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Re: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You

Postby peyote2004 » Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:28 pm

Savannah wrote: ... I hope you're healing well.


Thanks. I'm feeling great. I go back to work next Tuesday. It's is the longest I've been off work in over 15 years, and I'm bored out of my mind. I'm looking forward to being back.

aserendipity wrote:Hello Peyote,
One thing to keep in mind is that doctors do mess up our plans.
Keep your course set on coming and then we will see you.
I wish you good health.


Thank you :)
Having the surgery, and needing to take so much time off work did mess up my plans for this year. I'm great full to of had it and I know my health will be better, and I'm sure it will enable me to enjoy myself when I finally get there.

theCryptofishist wrote:WTF, I thought Canada wasn't as fucked up as we were about vacation and medical issues...


Depends on where you work here. Our province has very good medical coverage. All the basics are covered, and if someone needs to be off work for an extended period of time, they can get some sort of subsidy. It's geared more for low income households. Where I work, we get 3 weeks of sick leave per year, but it's earned monthly, not in advance. I've had tons of Dr. Appointments and been sick a fair bit over the last year, so I had no sick leave left. We also have short term disability(STD), so we don't qualify for the provincial subsidy. I had to use a combination of vacation and leave without pay to cover my time off. Our STD doesn't kick in for 6-8 weeks, so I would have only been covered for a week:(

My surgery itself was paid for by the province. Unfortunately, that means I had no say in when, where or who performed it, or even what version of the surgery I received (there are 3 types, but the province only covers 1). I didn't even meet my surgeon until I was going into the OR. ... To me, that's pretty fucked up. Also, I had to wait 13 months from being referred, to time of surgery... That's considered fast. When I received the referral, I was told 1 1/2 - 2 years.
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Re: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You

Postby dragonpilot » Sun Apr 21, 2013 3:43 pm

Burning Man 2014 is going to be better, anyway!
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Re: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You

Postby nislu » Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:13 pm

Hello Everyone!!

My name is Dennise
I live in Houston, TX
this year will be my very 1st Burning Man :mrgreen:
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Postby Savannah » Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:13 pm

Hi Nislu! :D
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Postby Ratty » Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:30 pm

Welcome Dennise.! Tell us a little bit about yourself. Are you coming alone? With a camp? What do you do in the real world. Let us get to know you. We can reveal the meaning of the universe. (Insert virtual handshake HERE). Welcome............
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Postby nislu » Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:14 pm

Thank you for the warm welcomes :oops:

I am going with two friends one from Houston (1st timer) and one who is currently in the process of moving to San Francisco (2nd timer)
Camp is still up in the air, but being research ;)
In the real world, I work in the nonprofits business mainly in development and special events and I love it!
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Postby Ratty » Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:48 am

Ahhhhhhhh. The marine bioligist goes to Tahiti for vacation. (First snark of the day). Pick a subect and emerse yourself in Eplaya wisdom. Enjoy....
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Re: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You

Postby FIGJAM » Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:01 am

Wizzdumb?
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Postby Ratty » Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:38 am

Figjam, I am cracking myself UP. Never post before 6 AM. :lol:
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Postby FIGJAM » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:03 am

You mean it wasn't a piss clear reference? 8)
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Re: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You

Postby spearce » Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:05 pm

Hello Everyone,

My name is Steve, I am from Vancouver and this will be my first burn experience. I have always wanted to go and this year I am making that happen. I cannot wait to let my inhibitions guide me through the playa and meet with all new people. I hope everyone is as excited as I am to learn and have fun. If anyone can suggest some camps I am willing to hear and want to join in order to have the full experience.

Thanks

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Postby msj2u » Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:59 pm

Welcome Steve! Hope you have an awesome 1st burn!


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Postby Savannah » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:54 pm

Hi Steve! :D

Camps vary wildly, from expensive, ambitious, & full service . . . to free camps, intended for socializing . . . to camps of just a few friends, or even just one (you). :) You don't need to have a camp, but you might like one depending on your personality and camping skill level. Camps generally require a bit of work and a fee, and in return, you usually get a few comforts. Camping "alone" means you virtually always have immediate neighbors anyway, but your time is totally your own.

Take a look at the 2013 Theme Camps forum and see if anything looks compatible. If you see something that speaks to you, write them a PM or an email telling them why you like them, and what skills you have.
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Re: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You

Postby Ms.KSha » Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:36 pm

Hi. My name is Acacia. I am a Bartender from Albuquerque, NM. My favorite things to do are paint, sew, and hang from hooks. I have wanted to be a part of Burning man since 2006. This will be my first year if all goes to plan. :)
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Postby Savannah » Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:43 pm

Hi Acacia! :D Good luck with your ticket. Joined STEP, I trust?
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Postby Ratty » Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:44 pm

Welcome MsKsha, You like to sew! Be sure you look at the clothing and costume boards. You have plenty of time to 'costume up'. Glad to meet cha.
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Re: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:29 am

You didn't grow up around Chico, California, did you?
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