Friday, August 22, 2008


Hello all....

I thought I would post some of the many videos that I found on YouTube from Burning Man 2007. Please take your time and view each one at your leisure. (I will be gone until September 2nd.)

I thought that maybe this way, you all might feel part of the Burn with me. This way you can experience a bit of the Burn along with me.

We actually Burn the Man on Saturday August, 30th.

Here are couple of interesting links that will keep you up to date on the weather and the road into Gerlach, NV (the closest town). The second link is for the webcam in Gerlach, NV.... you can watch as we all venture into town on our way to Black Rock City..... We are HOME again!!!!

Ok, on to the videos.....
WARNING: There could be nudity at ANY time during the videos! So, please be aware of this when viewing them......


This first one is a time lapse camera that shows the ENTIRE week in about 10 minutes.... you can see the "premature" burn of the Man and the rebuild.

Kisses from the Playa

Dust Storms and Rainbows

Sunrise at the Temple

Hula Hoop Master

Media Coverage of the Burn

Camp Candy Mountain

Burning Man Deeksha Oneness Blessing 2007

Burning Man 2007 Part One

Burning Man 2007 Part Two

Short clip after the Dust Storm

Lets get Wet and Dance

Sights and Sounds of Burning Man

Inside the Dust Storm

Video Journal of the Burners

Time to Change Your Mind

Just Cant Get Enough

Pictures From the Burn

Burning Man Camps


Taste the Burn

Critical Tits Parade... YES. the women are topless!!!!

A Day on the Playa

Free Your Mind Part One

Fire Dancers

Spinning Burning Man

Fire Show

Well, I think those should keep you all busy while I am gone.....

Be safe, be well, take care of you......

Love and Light to you all



Final Day

Well its finally here.... one more day until we leave for the burn!!!! WHOOOO HOOOOO!!!!

I have all my lists and have been checking them off as time closes in.... there is still odds and ends to do.... but I feel confident that it will ALL get done!!!

Please stay tuned..... I have something special planned for you all while I am gone......

Thank you all for your constant love and support! You have NO idea how much it means to me!!!!

Wishing you all a fabulous Friday!!!!!

Your friend,

Monday, August 18, 2008

If first you dont succeed....

Try again..... Well, we now have a new baby chick.... I found this little guy this evening while I was feeding the chickens. This one will be kept with the Momma. I just cant take on the role of Momma with me getting ready to leave in less than a week.... I have put them both in a secured area so no other critters can get to them....

I think I just might call this one Freedom.... what do you think?

5 Days and counting until I leave for the Burn........ where are those lists?

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Life on the Playa....

Life on the playa can be harsh at times. The extreme weather conditions can range from heat of over 100 degrees to thunder/rain storms to dust storms that can last for hours and leave you in a total white out! You must be self reliant and drink plenty of water and make sure that you eat healthy to help you survive in this sometimes harsh environment. Other times, the weather is very pleasant and the evenings cool and inviting.

There is ALWAYS something to do.... literally 24/7! You can get a massage, do yoga, dance, have a coffee, join the multiple parades, enjoy food and music and live entertainment, meditate, any thing you can dream of is probably happening somewhere on the playa.... all you have to do it look for it or ask about it....

The main attraction to Burning Man for me is the total freedom and love that you feel when amongst the 47,000 (last years count) people. Everyone is friendly, kind, giving and totally into having a great experience. Honestly, the entire experience is somewhat surreal. And re-entry back into "civilization" can really be a bitch!

Here are some pictures that I put together to show you what life on the playa can be like......I hope you enjoy them!

Our camp last year....

Mother Nature blessed us with a
double rainbow that stretched
across the entire playa

Dust storm heading into Black Rock City
this one lasted about 2 hours plus

Total white out can happen during the
dust storms

An aerial view of the EXODUS
At times it can take up to 4 hours
just to leave the playa

Last year the man was set on fire
by arsons. They had to completely rebuild the
man to be properly set on fire at the end of the week.

A great shot of the Esplanade as the sun goes down
and the lights come on!

Step back in time and head for the roller disco!

One of the many fire shows that go on during the week

This is the crowd gathering around the
art installation:
Crude Awakening
There is another pic later on that shows the
incredible explosion!

One of many theme camps around the playa.

Domes and teepees....
anything that can provide shelter is used

And decorated!

Here is the explosion from the art installation
Crude Awakening....
The "people" you see in the pic are
actually part of the art. They are metal people that stand over 30 ft tall.

A view of the Martini glass over looking
Black Rock City

Theme camps are everywhere...
come on by, have a drink, dance or just hang out

Bikes are a MUST on the playa
from one end to the other is over 5 miles...

Dance... .dance..... dance....

Sunrise ceremony at the temple

Another pic of the rainbow...

There are even pirates on the playa

Aerial view of Black Rock City
Population: 47,000 +

The Temple of Forgiveness
as it burns

A closer look at the "roads" of the city

Miniature Golf anyone?

LOVE to watch the fire dancers

Wouldnt it be nice to have a Hug Deli
down the street from your house?
Get your hug with a side of back scratch!
and its FREE!!!!!!!

The skies are even filled with
some sort of art as the gliders
fly into the city....

The start of the rainbow
over the Lotus flower

And interesting view of the camping

One of my faire friends, Damon
He is always a hit anywhere he goes!

One of the metal people from the Crude Awakening
Yes, it was HUGE sparks of electricity
It was amazing!

More fire dancing

Night time on the playa
Palm Tree bike parking

This is a MILD case of playa dust after a
dust storm


Have a great week everyone!!!!


Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Tick Tock.......

Time is running out.....

Only 10 more days until I leave for

Burning Man!!!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Playa People.... the Burners

Well today marks the 2 week countdown until my departure for the Burn...... of things still to be done, lots of lists all over the house and tons of packing and organizing to be done..... WHEW!

TWO WEEKS! WOW!!! Time is running out!

I thought I would take this time to introduce you to the people of the playa..... the people that I will be hanging with for a week..... the community that I will be a part of.....the citizens of Black Rock City..... Enjoy!

All pictures pirated are from the Burning Man website......

Burning Man Founder
Larry Harvey

Many weddings, ceremonies and events
take place on the playa

The costumes vary in style
every day....

Dancing is a minute to minute occurance

One of my favorite pics

Last years theme was
"Green Man"
Here we have the "Tree Man"

Riding thru a dust storm

Green Lady

Face masks and eye gear
are a MUST on the playa

You just never know
what you will see next

Nightly the torch lighters come to the playa
and light the torches that light
the "center" road to the Man

Exotic and unusual is an understatement

The "Key" man....

The Playa People are "lit" up at night

Hula Hoop Dancer

Preparing for the burning of the Man

Its 3:30 am and I am finally off to bed.......

Happy Friday all.......