September 07, 2007
More Burning Man Memories
- Brina wrote some really sweet things to both me and Steven on the Temple.
- I saw a woman at the Temple drawing pictures in the sand. I told her that her drawings were beautiful. She looked up with a smile and tears in her eyes and thanked me.
- We saw a camp with a giant-sized version of Settlers of Catan set up. There were no commodity cards, but instead they had actual physical representations of the items. For example, they had little stuffed sheep and pieces of wood.
- After first 24 hours, I wasn't really sure I could handle the heat for five more days.
- There was a lot of drama with a camp-mate's dehydration problem, involving being helicoptered out and Brina and I having to stay a night in Reno.
- During that night in Reno we had a shower and Pizza Hut! Ah!
- Beautiful double rainbow on the way to the hospital in Reno (photo by mr_nightshade)
- Brina made us some wonderful food -- fried rice, pasta salad, bee cakes (mozzarella, olive oil, garlic, and herbs on a cracker), pancakes, mimosas
- "Happy Birthday" was constantly playing in a mystery port-a-pottie
- Our shade dome blew over in the biggest dust storm
- Steampunk Treehouse (photo by pixietart)
- I really came alive after the sun went down each night. The heat really sapped my energy during the day.
- I heard "All Over the World" by ELO playing somewhere, so I sang along with it as I passed on my bike.
- I heard a Tetris remix playing from a camp as I biked by, so I stopped, but found no one inside. So I just danced by myself like a crazy man. I heard people commenting as they walked by. After the music stopped, I got back on my bike and continued to my destination.
- I wanted to play Dance Dance Immolation, but it was too crowded.
- We climbed to the top of the 90-foot Crude Awakening tower and were treated to a wonderful view of the playa. (photo by john curley)
- Pictures of our camp's adventures taken by Steven: Burning Man 2007
I keep remembering more things, so there might be more memories to come!
Posted at September 7, 2007 01:29 PM
Sam's parents are staying at our house. The past two nights, they say they've been awoken by something playing "Happy Birthday." We can't figure out what it is.
But now I know! THANKS!
I'm glad you enjoyed it so much. I think there's always a lot of great stuff going on out on the playa. It's good you can join the small "bay area burners who don't irritate me" club. ;)
I think that 24 hour breaking point with the heat is pretty common. I feel like I want to go home at around 36 hours, and then I feel great at about 48. That's another good reason to go early - the time I went for just the weekend, I was barely acclimatized before I had to go.
If you want to play DDI, you might want to check out Crucible fire festival next year. I went a couple months ago and they had it set up. Presumably if you get there early, you have a reasonable chance of getting to go.
Steampunk Treehouse looks awesome!
Can you please tell me what Dance Dance Immolation is? I'm dying to know!
Posted by: VeryMarkMcCormick at October 31, 2007 09:18 PM
Dance Dance Immolation is a very interesting (and possibly scary) way of playing Dance Dance Revolution. You put on a head-to-toe fireproof suit and you play DDR. If you make a mistake, you get a burst of flame in your face from a flamethrower.
You can see more of it here: http://www.interpretivearson.com/ddi/
Posted by: randomlife at November 4, 2007 03:03 PM
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