So, my Burner bunnies, how's your packing going? →
I'm leaving on Tuesday morning for Reno to meet my Boston Early Crew. We'll spend two days unpacking our storage locker in Sparks and getting everything onto a flatbed, and then head out first thing Thursday morning after our customary pre-Playa feast on Wednesday night.
My life in the past month has been completely insane. If I haven't been buying fabrics, I've been ordering N95 dust masks and brand-new headlamps. If I haven't been sewing new costumes, I've been refurbishing old ones. I've had to test-run two different recipes for oven-free cookies (one in a freezer, one on a grill) and rejig the recipes to feed 500+ people. I've been learning new DJ software and obsessively compiling iTunes playlists for the first four days of city-building. I've been coordinating travel plans and emergency contact information for 40-odd Bostonians who are members of my camp. I've got one bin of stuff going out with Cirque Berzerk tomorrow and another going out on a friend's art car on Friday. All I'm carrying out there is a backpack, a pair of work gloves, a sleeping bag, and a digital recorder (for documentary purposes).
I still have to find a cat-sitter, finish two more costumes, chase down two last-minute checks for emergency spending cash, and - oh yes, day job - edit another ten radio shows by the time I clock out on Monday afternoon. I haven't had a proper night's sleep since June. And I sure as hell ain't gonna get one out there.
...So, what about you?!?!