Shock and awe

One of the things I LOVE about The Swede is that he’s a newbie to the burn.

It’s so much fun acculturating someone to the principles and what to expect when you’re on the playa.

Apparently, the acculturation starts now, though.

While we were FaceTiming, I happened to mention that I bought a ticket to the burn for him.

He said, “I have to go to Burning Man now.”

Of course I told him I could sell it in a hot minute, no problemo.

But it cracked me up that he didn’t know tickets sold out in 30 minutes when they went up for sale.

He’s blessed to have me as a friend looking out for him!

I still am not 100% sure he’ll be at this burn.

I’ll believe it when he buys his ticket from me; that’s when I’ll know for sure he’s coming.

When he’s got skin in the game.

I think we will be tent camping at Burning Man.

  1. Because I can’t afford an RV on my own.
  2. So we can get some privacy (i.e. no Tejas).
  3. Because I kinda feel like everyone needs to experience their first Burning Man in a tent.

There’s something about having to figure out how to live out of a tent for a week in the desert that really drives the experience home.

You’re quite literally LIVING IN THE DUST.

You have to insulate your cooler.

You get to experience blazing hot temperatures in your tent during the day and freezing cold temperatures at night.

You have to fancy about with a shade structure, in the hopes it’ll help keep your tent cooler than a sauna.

In 2015, for my first burn, I had precisely 18 totes with all my supplies for the burn.


That’s how prepared I was.

Fortunately for The Swede, I have all the gear we’ll need to camp this year.

So he only needs to figure out what to wear.

Still, I can’t wait to see the look on his face when we hit the Gate line.

Shock and awe, folks.

At it’s best!

3 thoughts on “Shock and awe

  1. The Swede looks strong – yet mellow. I think he’ll do just fine with you as his guide. 🙂

  2. Hey there Michelle how’s everything going? You know I love reading all your posts about burning man’s and all your different adventures. I think they’re really inspiring. It reminds me (not that we are old!) But that really you are never too grown up to get out there, keep living life and finding fantastic new things to do. So thanks for all the continued posting and the fabulous Adventures that you share with so many of us. I must admit I get a little jealous because I wonder if any of those types of things are possible for someone like myself. I know you’re out there doing things with all kinds of, f for most part you know pretty able-bodied people and I wonder… is there anything out there that someone like myself could get out there and enjoy just as much. And now I would give anything to be able to go to a burning man butt unfortunately with multiple sclerosis heat is an enemy number one and I pretty sure that’s something I probably wouldn’t survive but I kind of wondered if you’ve run across anybody with different disabilities or issues who actually have managed to get out there and do those wild crazy things they’ve always dreamed of doing and figured out how to make it work so they can go have a great time with everyone else. I know you’re pretty busy writing your blogs and getting ready for all your adventures, etc. but if you ever find that you have a little time, I would really love to hear what your experiences may have been with people you’ve run across like myself who have disabilities that may make  enjoying some of these wonderful adventures a little bit more difficult and maybe how they’ve managed to  make it work .  Life’s pretty hard for me right now.  I think the idea of  getting out there & doing something to remind myself that  I’ve still got a long life to live & I would love to make the best of it. That may be exactly what I need right now. Anyway I was so extremely excited to hear that you got tickets when I was reading on the news how they sold out in about 30 minutes.  I was like oh no! I hope she got some! So that’s fabulous and I absolutely can’t wait to hear what you have planned for this year’s burn. Blessings to you, best wishes and have a fucking fabulous time! Michelle #2 ☺

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