Posts Tagged ‘burning man shoes’

One more thing…

August 10, 2011

I’m bummed the shoes won’t work.

My calves are too big. They usually are. If these are left totally untied at the top, they’ll work,

but I paid too much for half-assery like that. So who wants to buy a pair of boots! $50, includes shipping! Size 9.

So now I have to find a pair of boots (or just take the Docs I got last year. I used to buy a new dress for Easter every year, now I get a new pair of boots for Burning Man every year…). I went with two different compression sacks from DepartmentofGoods (I also spent a lot of time looking around there at everything, it’s so cheap!). I’d been looking at REI, since that’s the one I have that amazed me so much. However, these are waaaaay cheaper, as much as ten bucks less – and, they come in smaller sizes. I just need to squash clothes, not a whole tent or fat sleeping bag. I’m looking forward to the cyclone bag, as it squashes things cylindrically. IE, it’ll take up even less room in the suitcase (I’m hoping) because it is long and thing, rather than round and fat. The other one is more traditional/like the first one I used.

Unfortunately, this means I have to stave off finishing packing. Which means I need to just go ahead and decide what to get in the mail…if anything. So far it’s really just my fan, for my tent. I could just get another one when we stop at WalMart. I really like it, I got it for ’09. Pretty much slept with it next to my face! Makes a nice quiet white noise and you can suspend it from the top of the tent or prop it up next to you. In…two years and three burns, I’ve not yet had to change the batteries, either.

Now, the decision of today is: should I buy a fancy towel? Mostly to save space. Well, all to save space. The reviews are stellar and address some of my concerns, like paying thirty bucks for a towel (the two I usually use are…I have no idea where I got them from, but I didn’t pay for them).

There’s no way on Earth I’d ever consider spending this kind of money on a towel for my home, but for camping it’s an absolute Godsend. I was skeptical as to how well it would work to really dry off after a shower, but was not disappointed. 

I really, truly need to leave this job (before I run out screaming or get fired) so purchases like that aren’t exactly high on my list of priorities. But…it’d be so convienent! Take up SO much less space! I don’t dig the whole chamois feel of those sorts of towels, but the space saving and quick drying would be great.

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“Naked Soles”

January 24, 2011

Abject, soul-crushing boredom. 7 days down (working), three weeks to go.

I go barefoot most of the time – in IRL and in BRC. It’s too freakin’ hot during the day for shoes!! In my boredomwhichmeanslookingaroundonebay, I found Naked Soles.

THESE SANDALS ARE MADE IN THE U.S. OF FOUR SEPARATE COMPRESSED LAYERS OF “EVA”-ETHYL VINYL ACETATE (THE SAME PRODUCT AS USED IN THE BEST ATHLETIC SHOES. THE UPPER LAYER(THE ONE AGAINST YOUR SOLE) IS IMPREGNATED WITH A WATER-WASHABLE, NON-TOXIC, NON-ALLERGENIC ADHESIVE THAT ADHERES TO YOUR SKIN AND LEAVES NO RESIDUE. TO USE, SIMPLY PEEL AWAY THE PROTECTIVE COVER, STEP DOWN ON THEM, HEEL FIRST, AND ROLL FORWARD. TO REMOVE, TAKE HOLD OF THE HEEL AND PEEL OFF SLOWLY. ON OVERLY SENSITIVE, MOIST OR BROKEN SKIN, IT IS BEST TO SOAK THEM IN WATER BEFORE SEPARATING OR THEY MAY BE DIFFICULT TO TAKE APART.

“NAKED SOLES” CAN BE USED AGAIN AND AGAIN, BUT YOUR FEET MUST BE CLEAN AND DRY AND THE SANDAL MUST BE CLEAN AND DRY. ALL THAT IS REQUIRED IS THAT YOU WASH THEM AFTER USE TO REMOVE THE OILS THAT ACCUMULATE FROM YOUR SKIN. WASH THEM UNDER A FAUCET WITH ANY TYPE OF SOAP AND A BRUSH, RINSE, ALLOW TO DRY THOROUGHLY AND THEY’RE READY TO WEAR AGAIN. REMEMBER: WASHING THE SANDALS AND ALLOWING THEM TO DRY REACTIVATES THE ADHESIVE.

Interesting. Thanks to LNT, it’s pretty safe to go barefoot but this might be interesting in other camping circumstances (ie, rocks and trees and such). If not just to have the bottoms of your feet be bright blue. I really need to start marketing myself somehow, so people will mail me stuff like this for review! Let’s test shit out! I know my power, women and their new pee funnels thank me! Pee funnels FTW.

The packaging’s fun

STEP INTO THE FUTURE!! And it says you can wear them with socks. So if, like me, you have wonderful socks going sorely underappreciated because they are hidden under your boots, bust them out! Slap some space-material on your feet and show them socks off.

Furries and the pope…

June 15, 2010

Thriftin’ was mildly bountiful. Bountiful in a way that I’m like, “Oooo…but I will never wear this.”

It’s oddly shaped, and I’m thinking of using it as a hood for my playa cloak. My imaginary playa cloak…

It’s hard to stem a boot problem (as in, I have too many of them) when they’re like….fifty cents (dollar a pound Goodwill). Barbarella Queen of the Arctic Tundra…

Paintball mask?

Playa googles.

Creepy weird something else…

Now I just gotta figure out how to accumulate $600 or so in the next month or so…

I bought these things to make some pasties:

I tried to throw a dinner party, and finally framed my zombie/unicorn print.

It’s fairly ghetto and uneven (thanks, gin!) but the purple’s ok, and the diaphonous trim is stupid. I mean, awesome.

Whatever. I like it.

Back to thriftin’. I was SO sad this box was empty:

Oh, speaking of my ghetto-ass craftiness (and I use the term craftiness loosely…) I made my friend a bookmark. I super love making people stuff.

I won a crappy  Ebay auction of what I thought were nice Dresden Dolls prints. He mailed them late and threw in other stuff, like that Tori cut-out. She likes Tori, I make obituary bookmarks,

There was some shiny red stuff by the laminating machine and this faux-Oriental dangle in my car. Voila! And I am stealing this make-up idea:

The end.