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April 28, 2004

**edit** ahem. for those who don't know:
pla-ya (plī-uh)
A nearly level area at the bottom of an undrained desert basin, sometimes temporarily covered with water.
**end edit**

yay! my friends and i are going camping this weekend! i haven't been "real" camping in a v. v. long time. since i have the largest tent, we're just going to take that (there's only 6 of us (?)). the only problem is that i haven't used the MegaTent since burning man 2002 (the last time i went). since we're leaving on saturday morning, i thought that bringing it out tonight was in due order to allow it to air out and kind of de-playa. however, i'm thinking that purchasing a new MegaTent may be in my future, as this is what it did to my clothes after just putting it up on the clothesline in my backyard:

erm, i even dusted myself off before coming inside.

so yeah, those pants? they're supposed to be black. and the shirt? it's blue. the tent is really really full of playa dust. hopefully tonight will be v. v. windy, as i don't want to embarass myself by making my friends coated in playa dust when not even on the playa. if it still looks coated in the morning, i'm thinking i'm just going to have to hose it off. which means waking up early. it also means that it's going to be in my backyard (which is open to the alley) for about 10 hours tomorrow. everyone has to pray that the MegaTent does not get stolen while drying out in the wonderful sunshine (nor the rain fly). please.


i'm sure people don't steal tents. or do they?

Posted by: j-a at April 28, 2004 10:51 PM

heh. i read this thinking you meant "playa" in the "don't playa-hate" sense, as though playas are stinky or something.

and then i read the whole thing. i'm smart.

Posted by: boxing octopus at April 28, 2004 11:07 PM

Ditto on the "playa."

I bet if you planted an asp in the tent the tent thieves wouldn't get far.

I'm really into the idea of planting asps lately. Too bad I can't be in the same room with a snake.

Posted by: Auntie Sarah at April 29, 2004 8:38 AM

You'll never completely get rid of the playa! In twenty years you're going to pull out some box and it's going to be full of 2002 playa dust!!

ps - I'm going camping this weekend too! Sweet!

Posted by: LeeAnn at April 29, 2004 9:42 AM

That sounds like something Christina Aguilera would say. As in, "I won't date that guy. He has no flava and he's a total playa."

Posted by: teahouseblossom at April 29, 2004 6:57 PM

so the update is this: the tent is still there, and i set it up last night to wash it out. yay! tent will be packed into it's little bag tonight, and will be ready to go v. v. early tomorrow morning.
"he has no flava and he's a total playa." - hee!!!!!!!!

Posted by: devlyn at April 30, 2004 12:58 PM