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elizabeth  ·  431 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 15, 2018

One week out from out flight to Reno for Burning Man. Me and my boyfriend are leading our own micro camp, bringing along 3 virgin friends this year. We basically planned all the big stuff for them. I mean, once we researched the best flight tickets/hotel rooms/bus tickets whatever, it's only fair to share it with them. It's been a lot, but we're basically all set to go now!

The one negative part is, that I've discovered I don't quite like my friend's boyfriend that will be going with us. He seemed like a good guy at first, open minded, been to many festivals before too so I didn't think it would be much trouble. He's also done a lot for my friend. She used to be really shy and since dating him has really come out of her shell as an awesome person. But man is he GREEDY and STUBBORN...

Getting him to agree on some essential things (that he has no experience with but kept arguing about) has been an uphill battle. All while not contributing at all with any of the planning efforts. And how he used the 2 week Ukrainian camp we run as basically free food and shelter while renting his apartment on airBNB. Without ever contributing anything to camp. I mean... people bring beer. Food. Or organize something for the kids. Or at least wash the dishes?

Time to just let it go. We got all the common stuff planned already, so he won't die or thirst or anything. But I'm done putting any effort into making things easier for anyone. Self reliance and all.

And I'm supper happy my other friend is coming with us. He's had a rough couple of years, and I don't think he's been on a cool adventure in a while. I'm sure he'll love it.

Cumol  ·  430 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Maybe your friends boyfriend needs a good shakeup and the burn can have that effect, sometimes.

Just let him get lost for a day or two, maybe it does the trick :)

Apart from that, I wish you a beautiful burn! Enjoy it, and as I told BLOB, give every Israeli you meet a hug from me :D

elizabeth  ·  429 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Thanks! I've had great falafel from an Israeli camp last year, I'd love to see them there again :)

As for my friend's boyfriend, you're exactly right. I just needed someplace to vent once, but now it's time to let it go and enjoy my burn. If he gets a wake up call in the desert or not, that's on him.