Posts Tagged ‘burning man mug’

Bikes & Bottles

May 11, 2011

Trying to figure out how to get a bike to BRC is tough – mine’s still out in the front yard, poor thing, pedal-less adn twisted around from being tied to the back of a van in 2009. A basket might have to be a seperately-packed thing so this flat one, a la my Orikasa dishware, could be really handy for someone flying or trying to go light.

From this flat-packed

to

It’s ‘spensive, $75 at MIO. I’ve been re-using jars for years, now, as travel mugs. Coffee, soup, smoothies, etc.  I look like a crazy old lady because I am a crazy old lady with all the empty jars of various shapes and sizes I have in the kitchen. Carissa has taken my cheap-ass green travel mug and made it classy:

Full tutorial at her blog, Carissa’s Creativity Space.

The Dusty Swan

April 11, 2011

As always, one ending is simply a new beginning. Out from the ashes of Ludo O’Dillo’s Publick House and Celtic Cinema arises


“Though the name has changed, all the fun remains, including cold beer on tap, A Guinness in exchange for your performed limerick, the best Irish coffee on any playa, classic (and not so classic) Celtic films, live Irish music, whiskey tasting, and much more.”

“…a swan with an arrow through it’s neck,and the motto “Transfixus sed non mortuus” or “Wounded but not dead.”

A beautiful, elegant creature (known for being a little crazy and violent) covered in dust…just like MEEEEE!! ha ha!

I recommended their fundraising mug last year (you guys had BETTER BE clicking on my LINKS!) and am doing so again this year.

Their beaner mugs are one of my playa and burn staples. Not to mention, they built a PUB, people. Doors and walls, tables and chairs, a fireplace, games – and truly some of the nicest burners you’ll ever meet. So gift yourself a mug, gift the playa some Guiness and Monty Python – I think I might get two, this year, they’re so handy! (and likeable, my Ludo’s was kidnapped at New Year’s…)

I am liking this logo and motto, fo’ reals. Y’all, it’s Monday morning and I need some music. Let’s do some u2-free Irish songs, shall we? Or maybe just some Cranberries, because I think they were under-rated and got a bad pop-rep, as so many “one hit wonders” do.

Heh, I like this comment:

“I’m proud of growing up on the 80s and 90s music. Good time… where lyrics meant something, and I didn’t have to listen to love advise from a 14 year olds….”

She/they wrote and played some of the best love/loss songs ever.

And I’m pretty sure it’s considered Un-American to mention Irish music and not

The Pogues are a band I got in trouble for. Them, the Cure…LIVE and the Dead Milkmen. For “rum, sodomy and the lash,” Head on a Door cover being “demonic,” song titles like “Shit Town” and a song being flippant about Vietnam. Ok Ok, one more. I got my record player hooked back up and my first choice was

And I was reading about the Chelsea Hotel, so

Oh and for pete’s sake, if I’m going to get all icons duety on you,

Now go get your mug.

Shopgoodwill gets practical.

March 17, 2011

As you know, I marvel at the adventure that is shopgoodwill.org. Today’s scores include toilet paper

and these mugs

You know how impossible it is to do anything on a set time frame in Black Rock City. A walk to the JOTS at the end of your block can turn into a three-hour journey, maybe the best afternoon you have at Burning Man.  These mugs will help you get drunk AND be on time to the Eplaya Meet and Greet! Rivet on a carabiner and you’re set.

Travel muggery…

July 31, 2010

Looking for the Vitalyte, I found this collapsible mug:

“Collapsible bellows design collapses to 1.7 high disc. Folding handle folds flat or extends to lock in two positions for eating and drinking or for scooping and measuring. Sure-sealing lid made of Infinity Clear Polypropylene screws into the rim of the mug to keep your meals in and the outdoors out.”

Pro: space saver

Con: Handle seems mildly useless, nothing to hook it onto something with

Pro: How can you not like a company with romance on their mind?

Pro: you can measure with it

PRO: I just found out there’s an REI store about two hours from my haus…mmmmmm….camping gadgets whoring…

Con: Don’t get this shower, it sucks

Sea to Summit Pocket Shower

I used it once, it was OK. A pain in the butt if you can’t get it high enough (because you’re short and/or there aren’t any trees to hang it from. AKA: me), but still pretty handy for water storage, if nothing else. Except the second time, I filled it up, hung it, and woke up to a large wet spot and not much water left.

The nozzle, even when fully twisted shut, leaks and drips. Yes, it is compact and lightweight and easy to use, but, if a shower doesn’t hold water, you can’t use it!