wrex (thesaruswrex) wrote in burning_man,

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I have dunes in my tent

But, I checked, no sandworms... yet.

Weather today was "Refreshing", isn't that the word that the Klingon used to describe to Kirk the conditions when the Genesis planet was destroying itself? Yep, "Refreshing"...

Breezes in the 30 MPH range, constant dust, followed by occasional whiteouts, interupted by brief rain. Just enough to send me scurrying off, only to find that it didn't last long enough to do any real damage

Unfortunatly the wind did. My Campdome 6, the old one, has a balky zipper. It sticks, and this week, it broke, kinda, so the door wouldn't shut. And then the storm hit, with the wind, and the mess, and the water, and now the mud... but with mud, you don't get sandworms, (the sandtrout die off), killing the whole dune ecosystem. What do you expect... yep, dune reference after dune reference.... Were all walking around with our goggles, our head coverings, our bandanas, with our camelbacks in our mouths. Fricking Frank Herbert should have gotten royalties from the Camelback people. Were all a bunch of Fremen, dancing our asses off, after thrashing the Harkonnens.

Dune, desert planet... Playa, same damn thing... Just better porta potties.

Off to bed, sleep dep day 5, 1 hour 40 minutes last night, no nap. Were laughing at jokes that would cause us to groan in normal circumstances. So, 6 days, average 2.5 hours, high sleep, 4.3, low 1.4. Wish I could bottle this stuff...

Sent a post card to my REI co-workers.

Wish you were here... Send Glow sticks.

That about sums it up.

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