hello from a lurker!

hello from a lurker!

Postby trjw » Sun May 26, 2013 9:32 pm

Hi Eplaya,

I've been lurking here for a while, reading and resarching How To Burn, and I thought I should introduce myself. I'm trjw (sorry, not very creative in that department). I live in Hamilton, ON (near Toronto). Some of my friends are burners and one of them has been trying to convince me to go for a while. She invited me to go with her and join her camp which supports a big fire art installation. When employed (I am not at the moment) I do electronics and industrial control systems which seems perfect for building propane-based fire art. I've also crewed big festivals and Scout camps, so while I'm sure nothing can prepare me for Burning Man I'm confident I can figure it out.

Deciding to go, reading and planning for my first burn, going to my local Decompression, and watching videos on Youtube has helped me get through some hard stuff in the past few months. (And that was actually the stuff that resulted in me feeling like I could go anyway. So.)

I got a ticket so I'll be coming as long as I can find a job so I can afford it. I'm expecting nothing but open to seeing amazing things. See y'all on the playa!
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Re: hello from a lurker!

Postby lucky420 » Sun May 26, 2013 9:37 pm

Hola and hello...


You're gonna love it!
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Re: hello from a lurker!

Postby Milayna » Sun May 26, 2013 9:56 pm

Welcome!! Lurking on eplaya is a great way to educate yourself about the burn! You're going to love it!! :)
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Re: hello from a lurker!

Postby jkisha » Sun May 26, 2013 10:26 pm

Hey there, welcome to eplaya!
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Re: hello from a lurker!

Postby Kevinochi » Mon May 27, 2013 2:28 am

Welcome!!!

Good luck finding a job and see u on ze Playa :)
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Re: hello from a lurker!

Postby trjw » Tue May 28, 2013 10:41 pm

I'm already loving the parties and work days. So many good people. I've been amazed and inspired by some of the stuff people here are building just for their shelter - fully outfitted hexayurts, trucks, trailers, etc. I'll probaby be sleeping in a 2-person 4-season tent, but I will be putting a small monkey hut over it. I'm sure it will do for me just fine. And I thought I had some good blinky LED ideas but I see I'm only going to be one of many. I'll do them anyways, time and budget permitting. I'm hoping to light myself in style for night time.
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Re: hello from a lurker!

Postby Savannah » Tue May 28, 2013 10:58 pm

Hi Trjw! Good luck with the job thing. I hope you make it. :D
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Re: hello from a lurker!

Postby Drawingablank » Wed May 29, 2013 2:00 pm

Welcome.
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Re: hello from a lurker!

Postby Sail Man » Wed May 29, 2013 2:08 pm

Welcome Lurker
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Re: hello from a lurker!

Postby tamarakay » Wed May 29, 2013 7:21 pm

I spent a good part of my first burn prep nervous that my outfits etc would not be up to par. Lots of wasted time worrying. It's really really really hard to some up with something that hasn't been done a few times at this little party. The great part is that it will be the first time YOU did it and therefore whatever it is just simply fabulous.

Just worry about getting your awesome self there and keeping true to the principles. You will rock it.
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Re: hello from a lurker!

Postby Milayna » Thu May 30, 2013 10:17 pm

tamarakay wrote:I spent a good part of my first burn prep nervous that my outfits etc would not be up to par. Lots of wasted time worrying. It's really really really hard to some up with something that hasn't been done a few times at this little party. The great part is that it will be the first time YOU did it and therefore whatever it is just simply fabulous.

Just worry about getting your awesome self there and keeping true to the principles. You will rock it.


Here here!! Well said Tamarakay!!!
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