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Tuesday, August 16th, 2005

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1:50a
I'm so weary of reading long-time burners whining about the demise of BM. I don't know what other people's expectations are when they head out to the desert. I don't know if people expect the "event" to change their lives (as I've read, it has for some and that's wonderful ) I can only speak for myself when I say I'm the same person in the "default world" as I am at Burning Man. I have no made-up playa name. I DO find emotions run more extreme in the desert. In the years I've gone, I've found myself ruminating over the enhanced sense of self when I've returned. My priorties have shifted a bit and I've become a stronger individual, physically, spritually, and creatively.
I have noticed a disturbing sense of feeling how life can be quite banal when I return to my life in the midwest (yes, I know the word for that: Decompression)
It's difficult to be radical and self-expressive when one works in an office cubical. I've found myself feeling quite distant from my co-workers and start to seperate my aquaintances and friends into "Burners" and "non-burners" (Anyone else find themselves doing that?)

After reading the recent posts on this community and the E-playa, I'm more determined to make even more interactions and friendships with people at BM this year. If I see a newbie throwing garbage down, I'll kindly tell him to respect the playa. If I see someone who doesn't "get it", I'll make an attempt to converse with them instead of just sighing and thinking "there goes the neigborhood." Despite the yahoos, Burning Man is still the most creative, most hopeful, most passionate event (for lack of a better word) I've ever experienced.
I've journeyed to BM since 2000, with the exception of missing last year. I'm anticipating this year more than ever. Missing last year has made me realize how much I long for some of the most magical moments I've ever had.
My point is pretty fundemental: Respect other people; life is what you make it, and have no expections.
If you see a girl with neon clothing and black mylar "hair" stop and say hi to me. See you on the playa!
9:14a
So to come full circle....
I like pie.

Some people like cake.

Tell me, do you like pie or cake?

Points if you do it very argumentally and explain in longwinded detail why your choice is the best and whoever even thinks about the other choice is wrong.

*thumbs up!*
10:37a
El Monte in Oakland?
Hey all--

Does anyone have any experience renting RVs from El Monte in Oakland? Last year we rented from Cruise America and it was easy despite the looooooong lines at pick-up time. I have an El Monte RV reserved, but I don't really know what to expect as far as lines are concerned.

Thoughts?
2:35p
burningman ticket for sale.
my mom is in the hospital so it looks like i wont be able to go. id like to make my money back on the ticket which was $263.75 (after processing charges). ill sell my ticket for the flat fee of $250 (which is what is marked on the ticket). its a physical ticket which the burningman website is no longer offering for sale. please let me know if you want it asap. thanks.

(im in los angeles incase anyone was wondering)

Current Mood: sad
3:40p
another fine use of google maps
Find wireless access points along the way on your cross country trip.

http://hotspots.wirelesstrips.com/?m=L
4:44p
Roaster Coaster??
Does anyone know if the fabulous Roaster Coaster is returning to the Playa this year?
8:58p
Ridiculous question?
...Now, I know that BRC officially becomes a "city" during the event... can we send snail mail from Burning Man? Just curious.. it seems such a ridiculous thing that I won't be surprised at all if there is a whole postal system in place =)

Current Mood: chipper
9:29p
Girls
Sorry for this question, it seems really stupid--especailly because this is far from my first burn. Where are good places to meet girls. I'm sure there are lesbian camps or what not but I don't know what they are? Any recomendations?

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