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February 9th, 2009


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11:13 am - No DMF for me this year
Due to a wide variety of things, including my recent promotion (and subsequent OMGNowWTFDoWeDoWeNeedToStartNOW moment regarding a project I've been trying to get started for six months now), I will not be able to attend Desert Magic this year. This is generally okay, as I had already decided not to go, but somewhat disappointing, as I really enjoy the festival, and had intended to go as early as Jan. 1 of this year.

So, if you were hoping to see me, I'm afraid I won't be able to make it to that one.

I'll send along something for the auction, though, even though I can't make it.
Current Location: Southeast of Disorder
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
Current Music: "The Wino and I Know", -JB

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From:mitakola
Date:February 9th, 2009 05:27 pm (UTC)
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I never get to go because of our chosen lifestyle, we cannot leave the farm that long. But I am curious about the auction. It is for ADF and the money goes to ADF or for the festival or what? I have something ADF related (a wooden bowl with the ADF logo drawn into the center among other things) that I would love to send to someone to take to the auction of I knew what the money is to be used for. Can you let me know? Thanks!
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From:chronarchy
Date:February 9th, 2009 05:58 pm (UTC)
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The money from auctions is usually the primary source of income for some festivals: the money most often goes to the Grove that sponsors the festival. These are important because most Groves come very close to "break even" on the festival fees, and the auction can turn the event into a money-maker, which ensures that it will be around the following year.

At Summerland, the auction goes to 6th Night and Three Cranes, split down the middle, after we've taken 10% off the top to send to ADF (or so I recall it happening. . . I'm not too involved in the money side of Summerland right now). After Hurricane Katrina, the 10% went to ADF-Cares for relief efforts.

I believe at DMF, all the proceeds go to SSG, though I could be mistaken. I don't recall them saying that they were donating any of it.
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From:mitakola
Date:February 9th, 2009 06:17 pm (UTC)
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OK, I will get the large wooden bowl mailed to Kirk or someone and even if it only brings a few bucks, maybe that few bucks will help a wee bit. I will try to get the address and mail it out this week.

Thanks so much!
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From:chronarchy
Date:February 9th, 2009 06:30 pm (UTC)
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Kirk is in Washington now, so it might be better to mail it to SSG directly (he packs so heavily already!):

http://www.adf.org/groups/groves/us/AZ.html
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From:mitakola
Date:February 9th, 2009 07:44 pm (UTC)
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Thanks I will do that and will send a block of bees wax with it to keep it polished (I never varnish wood, especially bowls).

I'll get it mailed out this week.
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From:acousticdryad
Date:February 9th, 2009 05:46 pm (UTC)
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You going to Trillium?
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From:chronarchy
Date:February 9th, 2009 05:49 pm (UTC)
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Right now, yes. That's also dangerously close to the DeadlineThatNoOnePlannedForExceptThatInterimGuyToWhomWeDidn'tNeedToListenUntilWeHiredHim.

So we shall see. But I'm counting on me being there.
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From:spottedtoad
Date:February 9th, 2009 06:50 pm (UTC)
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I'm terribly sorry good sir, but I must insist that you rethink this horrible decision.

Sorry to learn that you will not be attending.
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From:chronarchy
Date:February 9th, 2009 06:55 pm (UTC)
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I've thought it and re-thought it over and over again. I couldn't swing it even if I really wanted to, I don't think.

I will miss many people this year, I'm afraid.
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From:chronarchy
Date:February 10th, 2009 04:19 am (UTC)
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I suspect this won't be common, knowing the project I'm on. May has always been a terrible month for vacations for me. I guess it finally caught up. And with a vengeance.
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From:romandruid
Date:February 10th, 2009 12:34 am (UTC)
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Not that it took much, but this officially ruins my day. :(
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From:chronarchy
Date:February 10th, 2009 04:18 am (UTC)
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I know. Having the, "You didn't want vacation then, did you?" talk with a new boss ruined mine, too. But, I suppose, it solves the other issue I was having.
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From:romandruid
Date:February 10th, 2009 01:12 pm (UTC)
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Well, yes. I understand, of course. My disappointment is purely selfish. I won't get my MJD fix at all this year. *sniffle*
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From:chronarchy
Date:February 10th, 2009 02:33 pm (UTC)
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Maybe with these two extra vacation days, I can swing a longer trip next year. . . Hard to say, since (as I mentioned to sleepingwolf) this has always been a bad month for me anyway, but maybe. . . maybe.
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From:druidlady
Date:February 22nd, 2009 01:20 am (UTC)

aw

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Don't feel bad, I have no idea if I will be anywhere this year. I thought I could make Trillium, but being sick for the last 2 weeks and taking the final 2 classes for my BA - AND of course the CTP; forget going anywhere. sigh

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