October 1st, 2005

big hair
  • ardaliz

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I ended up Tivo'ing last night's episode of Malcolm in the Middle and I'm curious if anyone else watched it? I thought there were lots of little things that convinced me that the writers or whoever on the show have been to Burning Man...subtle enough that a non-burner might not notice the detail (like the mini dust storm or the total rip off of the purple head that was out there this year), but there were a few things that totally stuck out like sore thumbs to me: the kid taking the waste container to the waste dumping area (or whatever the sign said) and then the whole cactus incident - a cactus? In BRC? Obviously this is TV and it's not REAL and blah blah blah, but I couldn't help but wonder if these inaccuracies were intended.

Overall, I may have been more entertained by the parody of it all if it hadn't been broadcast out to middle America along with the Sizzler commercials.
  • jacqui

Attacked At Night On the Playa -- Who Knew

Hello My Beloveds,

I'm putting up my playa journal entries, slowly but surely, on my Live Journal, if you're interested. I'm still editing the hundreds and hundreds of pictures we always take, but I did put a few up a couple of days ago and you'll be able to see those as well.

It's been hard coming back this year. I've been in a bigger depressed funk than I can ever remember being in. Maybe because I spent every dime I had, and then borrowed more, in order to get there and back, and came back super poor for the entire month of September. I've never been to a Decompression before, but since I'm super aware of how much we need it, I'm going to grab my son and make the drive all the way from LA to San Francisco and give it a try.

I've already taken all of the dreads and colors out of my hair and packed away the costumes, so we'll have to improvise somehow : )

I hope you're all happy and well. I'm doing better finally, my back went out this year for the first time, (I'm a single Mom and I always overdo it, with all the shopping, packing and unpacking, and driving a thirty foot RV from LA to Black Rock and back) and I had to spend a good amount of time resting it instead of getting to go out and play.

It didn't help that I got jumped this year by some poor crazy man who was whacked out of his mind on some seriously aggressive substance. He came at me from out of nowhere, really, (it probably seemed that way because he wasn't wearing anything other than a pair of super dusty boxers, and he definitely wasn't lit in any way,) and after trying to push me over once, and then wrestling with my bike while I tried to hang on, he just kind of went after the big white fairy wings that were zip-tied to the basket on the back. He tackled me to the ground and might have done worse had it not been for the Sheriff who had been tailing him and was there within seconds to help me up.Collapse )

(no subject)

in the new acura tl commercial... i could've sworn that that car was driving on the playa.
and of course i cringed, thinking of the dust storms...

has anyone else seen this commercial and knows what i'm talking about?

(i wish i had a link for downloadingness, but i do not. booo.)