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Jo


Jo

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Location: Sheffield, England

Total posts: 517
Posted:OK, so I drove to a friends house last night in my mum's new car (parents are in Canada at the moment) and parked about a foot back from some bollards in a carpark with CCTV.

Had a laugh and a smoke - went home. The car was touching the bollards when I got back to it and I remember thinking 'wow - I parked a bit too close to them!'

This morning I woke up and noticed that someone has crashed into the back of the car. They didn't leave a note or anything.

I tried to find out from the CCTV who had hit me today, but after about an hour of ringing unhelpful people (including the police) I found out that they are dummy cameras

Anyways... I only have 3rd party insurance so it'll cost me between 500 and 1000 pounds to fix, which is every penny I've managed to save for the Burning Man over the last 6 months.

Don't know why I'm posting this here - maybe I'm just sympathy/hug seeking.

Has this ever happened to anyone else?

Jo.


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DTKB


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Location: Ottawa, Canada

Total posts: 54
Posted:Hi Jo! *gives a big hug*

If I could hunt them down and pillage their asses into the Thames I would....

Sorry to hear about it... I too can not go to Burning Man.. but that's because I'm moving back to Canada in July and will need to save my pennies for my time off looking for a job!!!

boooo burning man...

Perhaps one of the big festivals here will have to do for now.


DTKB

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, But by the moments that take our breath away.

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Posted:That is completely ****ed dude.

My heart goes out to you. I know how much you were looking forward to BM.

::hugz::

Josh


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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:Ok. THAT sucks...

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Glåss
PLATINUM Member since Nov 2001

Glåss

The Ministry of Manipulation
Location: Bristol

Total posts: 2523
Posted:Sympathy
sorry to hear it dude.


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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:Jo,

Hey babe. I am soo sorry to hear of the disappointment. I know what crap like that can do to the spirit...but....and here is something on that whole silver lining tightrope...

Now you have more than a full year to save for the 2004 one, and BM happens every year...so it isn't a once in a lifetime thing.
So maybe you can save up some extra money and stop in some other places when you come over here (like..oh..I dunno...Niagara Falls region! )

Okay, small solace I know, but I am trying!
Lots of hugs and sympathies to you my friend!

*walks away muttering "Dummy camera's. What the frell good are dummy camera's? Should show them a 'dummy punch', that's what should happen" *


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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Jo


Jo

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Location: Sheffield, England

Total posts: 517
Posted:Thanks guys

I'm still gunna burn though. I don't care what it takes I'll be there. I have my plane ticket and my BM ticket already so that's something.

I read in the Black Rock Gazzette last year about a guy who went to the BM with nothing to proove it could be done.

By tuesday he had a bike, a tent, sleeping bag, clothes (yes - he arrived completely naked), and all the food and water he needed for the festival's duration.

the moral of the story is - I'M STILL GOING TO BURNING MAN.

love you all,
Jo.


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spritie
SILVER Member since Sep 2001

spritie

Pooh-Bah
Location: Galveston, TX

Total posts: 2014
Posted:yup, it's true. He was camped right across from center camp, and people kept bringing him more and more stuff once they heard his story. He really was a neat, sweat guy, and I also gave him some water.

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.Morph.
SILVER Member since Mar 2002

.Morph.

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Location: Lancashire, UK

Total posts: 669
Posted:that's a real f@cker!! (can you hear the sound of the karma police ? )
Respect for sticking to still going, no doubt you will have an even better time knowing that it might not have happened.
Police CCTV


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Chorin
BRONZE Member since Jul 2002

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Location: Dorking, Surrey

Total posts: 217
Posted:Sorry to hear that Jo glad you're still going to BM though wish I was didn't even think about it till like just now when I read about it. ho hum next year

Dilbert's Words of Wisdom -
I can please only one person per day. Today is not your day. Tomorrow is not looking good either!
You are slower than a herd of turtles stampedeing through peanut butter!

Oh yeah.... Don't tell the ants

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Cassandra


Cassandra

Froggie ... Ribbit !!!
Location: Back in Paris... for now !

Total posts: 4224
Posted:AHHHHH so so sorry to hear this, you beautiful beautiful one...

hear hear Pele, good point though

keeping it positive is th answer.... hope you are smiling again gorgeous cause we definitely your smile

2004, EJC in lille, france maybe an option ? just a thought

hugs and smiles and love and respect
SHINE ON
Cass


"I want brown bread... no, that is diesel oil..."
"So I was raised in Europe, where History comes from ..."
"NON !!! La Plume de mon oncle n est pas Bingibangibungi !!!"

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Mtn. Girl


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Location: Santa Cruz, California

Total posts: 65
Posted:Jo.....gonna give me a heart attack Thank gawd you re-posted to tell us that you ARE going....you know that we are gonna hook you up with everything, so don't even worry. I'm making you a shite-load of veggie burritos and all the healthy food you can stand to eat (hehe) Stove, tent, sleeping bag, poi ...whatever you need you will receive

Speaking of car karma, my car is ready to die at any moment...had to get a fat loan to get a new one...nothing will keep me away from burning man. Can't wait!!!!!!


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Cassandra


Cassandra

Froggie ... Ribbit !!!
Location: Back in Paris... for now !

Total posts: 4224
Posted:::scratches skull and nods:: I need to read Threads more carefully

glad to read it is all good cause I definitely love to think of a smiling Jo

shine on gorgeous
cass


"I want brown bread... no, that is diesel oil..."
"So I was raised in Europe, where History comes from ..."
"NON !!! La Plume de mon oncle n est pas Bingibangibungi !!!"

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Gidg
BRONZE Member since Apr 2003

Gidg

Super Gidg!!!!
Location: Portland Oregon USA

Total posts: 8506
Posted:Pardon my ignorance, but what is burning man?
Normal info needed: What? Where? When? Etc, etc.


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DJ Dantana
BRONZE Member since Aug 2001

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Location: Stillwater, Ok. USA

Total posts: 1495
Posted:I'm glad your still going . Just want to let you know, if you can find me there amongst the thousands, I'll be more than happy to share anything I have with you.

screw the car, go to burning man! A little dent never hurt anything. (coming from the guy driving a beater, looks like crap but at least it runs good.)


I am deffinitly going, to BM, never been there, don't realy know what to expect, but I am deffinitly going. From what I read it is realy a good experience.

they have a web site http://www.burningman.com


we eat and we drink and we smoke and we try!

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sunbeam
SILVER Member since Nov 2001

sunbeam

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Location: Madrid

Total posts: 1032
Posted:http://www.burningman.com/


"I don't take drugs. I am drugs" - Salvador Dali

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Fire By Riz tm


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Location: tampa fl usa

Total posts: 212
Posted:Jo
If your able to find us out there
stop in if you need anything we will have extra of everything .


I have been cursed with the imagination to envision it all

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Jo


Jo

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Location: Sheffield, England

Total posts: 517
Posted:Thanks for all your support.

I think nearer the burn we should all arrange a meeting time and place for a spin and a chat etc.

Karen (I assume it's you because of the veggi burritos), sorry to give you a fright. You know I'd still be going even if I had to swim then walk.

For those who haven't been, you should check it out. Muchos fun. Once you've been you'll understand why I spend 11 months of each year working hard and saving in order to blow it all on the BM.

thanks again.


Jo.

PS. don't be surprised if I take you up on your kind offers!...


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DJ Dantana
BRONZE Member since Aug 2001

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Location: Stillwater, Ok. USA

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Posted:I think it is an excellent idea to arange a meeting time/place.

One of those rare opportunities to actually meet all the wonderful people who we talk to every day, yet have never seen with our eyes.


we eat and we drink and we smoke and we try!

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