burning man ticket purchase 2011

Waiting my turn to buy. I'm number 2285 in the queue after many hours. I skipped a funeral today for this. πŸ˜†

We've been to Burning Man a couple of times before. We're hoping to go again this August. C'mon and go with us!

Added later: GOT 'EM! It'll be a last hurrah before we go totally broke. The tickets look expensive, but our major expense will be the fuel for the cross-country drive to get there towing a travel trailer. It takes planning.

19 responses to “burning man ticket purchase 2011

  1. Man, I wish I could go. I've got other things I'm attempting to accomplish, though. Good and bad, all at the same time.

  2. It takes planning.

    It shouldnt be a problem for you πŸ™‚

  3. Good job man :cheers:

  4. Looking forward to another nice set of pictures.Wish you all the best on this trip Dave and Brian.The feeling of: "Yes we got the tickets" :yes: It is already half the fun I guess :up:

  5. Okay, Dave, I give up – what exactly is Burning Man. All I keep hearing is…it can't be explained, it has to be experienced – I've never met anyone who's gone to it, so please…help me out.

  6. Originally posted by madego:

    All I keep hearing is…it can't be explained, it has to be experienced

    Yeah, it's a hard one to sum up. For me, it's unparalelled. It renews my hope for humanity every time I go. I try to carry a little of it around with me during the years I cannot be there.The attendance is starting to top 50,000 each year. All these people show up in the desert northwest of Reno, Nevada, and make a city. It's art, music, community, whatever you want to do.Wikipedia has some info about it. I like this quote from the first paragraph: "The event is described by many participants as an experiment in community, radical self-expression, and radical self-reliance."Well, that's a start on my explanation. πŸ™‚

  7. Congratulations! I have friends who have done the BM experience and who say that it is a real "trip". (In the best sense, of course!) :spock:

  8. Don't forget the card, okay. πŸ™‚ I am also traveling to Vietnam on 1st Feb.

  9. Thanks Dave. And have fun on the festival.I am not sure my visit will be wonderful or what but I hope so.Life is taking risks, I can't just sit in my safe house. Have to go out, do something, take risks, get hurt to know life.

  10. Originally posted by ManiDhillon:

    I am also traveling to Vietnam on 1st Feb

    What are you doing wasting time over in Vietnam? πŸ˜† Just kidding. Have a good trip. :up:

  11. Just wanna see someone. πŸ˜‰

  12. Originally posted by ManiDhillon:

    Just wanna see someone.

    Ahhhh! That sounds very good. Best wishes for a wonderful time.

  13. Originally posted by ManiDhillon:

    Life is taking risks, I can't just sit in my safe house. Have to go out, do something, take risks, get hurt to know life

    *nodding* :heart:

  14. Well, not this year for me. Glad you got yours! I spent close to $3,000 moving everything I possibly could to Fargo….but….Burning Man is on my Bucket List. My daughter thinks I'm nuts but hey…she got a tatoo….and that is one of the things I wanted to get for my 60th birthday. I didn't do it. Maybe this summer for my 63rd. My Social Worker sister says I'll get hepatitis (sp?) if I get a tat…hmmmmm….do I really care now?

  15. Originally posted by slackwrdave:

    On the way home my mom said, "We're not picking that up. Who cares really!" We both laughed.

    That is f**king awesome! Thank you for posting that. I really needed it.

  16. Originally posted by PainterWoman:

    I didn't do it. Maybe this summer for my 63rd. My Social Worker sister says I'll get hepatitis (sp?) if I get a tat…hmmmmm….do I really care now?

    I like your attitude! :up: I'm serious, there are people way older than you and I at Burning Man. There is plenty of time still for us to fit in and/or get tattoos. πŸ˜€ In the vein of age and perspective, I took my elderly mom for a physical recently. The doctor said her cholesterol was high and transmitted a prescription to the pharmacy for a med to lower it. On the way home my mom said, "We're not picking that up. Who cares really!" We both laughed. The time has long passed for her to give a damn about her cholesterol.

  17. Originally posted by 0x29a:

    That is f**king awesome! Thank you for posting that. I really needed it.

    Hey! I'm pleased that you came by and that it helped.Developing on my mom's refusal a little, I firmly believe, that under most circumstances, the patient has the right to refuse treatment. Most doctors will abide by this or will work with you on it. There is one area where I saw a friend severely abused by a doctor one time: mental health. The doctor insisted that every pill be taken and instructions followed to the letter. The friend got so sick from side effects that he stopped taking one med. The doctor found out and locked him out of the system entirely, thus depriving my friend of ALL meds, which would kill him. I viewed it as evil and serious blackmail, and it was really just the tip of the iceberg.

  18. I've been taking cholesterol meds for about a year now. I stopped after about six months because I was having too many side effects and couldn't get to a doctor here till I got some new insurance. Anyway, come to find out, the dosage I was given in Phoenix was higher than needed. With the meds, my cholesterol was at 140! It should be under 200 so 140 was overkill! I didn't really care for the doctor in Phoenix anyway cuz he seemed a little pompous…or something. I was overcharged too for that matter and it was all out of pocket. The new doctor here has a more likeable attitude and, at my request, lowered the dosage in half. She had my blood checked before I started taking the newer dosage because I'd told her I'd quit smoking and wanted to see what the level was before beginning the new pills to see what effect not smoking had. My cholesterol had lowered……plus the good cholesterol was higher…which is good. We'll see what it is in another month, then again in a few more months when I can start taking walks again outside. When I was going through menopause (do you really want to hear about this? haha), my doc wanted to put me on a hormone treatment. They really push that. I opted out of it because of some of the articles I'd read about it causing cancer. He said it will curb the hot flashes. I said "I live in Phoenix! I'm used to hot flashes. Besides, I work in a restaurant and when I'm having a hot flash, I just stand in the deep freeze for a couple of minutes and I'm fine". LOL! My mom took hormones for over 20 years. That is one of the four reasons I think she got Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

  19. Originally posted by PainterWoman:

    When I was going through menopause (do you really want to hear about this? haha),

    This could become a funny medical stories post. I could start with my colonoscopy. The best part of it was the IV sedation I was given. I felt GREAT for 3 days. They told me what was in it, but I've already forgotten. I remember "valium" being said, maybe ketamine, not sure. The IV wears off quickly after the procedure, but for 3 mornings afterwards I woke up really ready to do some living. I could do a valium drip every day. :yikes:

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