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JRS VOLUME #7; ISSUE #11

JRS/7.11/01.17.03

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Coming at you again with some Jack Rabbit Speak-ness on this fine January day -- with 220 days left until the playa. Boy oh boy! Ever since last week when we announced the start of ticket sales, this office has LIT up. It seems that January is none too soon to start planning, plotting, and gearing up, for many of you, and now the real momentum begins. I remember years when an utterance of "Hey, so how about Burning Man..." in my circle of friends would bring cries of "Shooosh, it's only January!" This is no longer the case, which, I'd say, bodes well for the manifestation of Black Rock City 2003.

This week we bring you the TICKETS FAQ for the start of ticket sales, which comes up very soon... (remember, send your questions to partiserv(at)burningman(dot)com!) Please take a moment to review the FAQ - some folks are already sending in their orders, believe it or not, and we hate having to send them back like this because they're done wrong or arrive too early. Read up and be enlightened.

Just this week, we viewed the printed tickets - they're GORGEOUS, I tell you! Just wait until yours arrives. (And yes, you'll be hearing more about the theme in the coming weeks.)

On with the news...

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BLACK ROCK CITY NEWS:
**TICKET FAQ**
**MORE WISDOM FROM GINGER PETUNIA**

PARTICIPATE:
**WEDDING OFFICIANTS ON PLAYA!**
**CONCEIVED AT THE BURN**
**STORYTIME**

EVENTS AND HAPPENINGS:
**JOIN YOUR REGIONAL LIST!**

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TICKETS TICKETS TICKETS TICKETS TICKETS

Due to the great number of questions we have received regarding tickets we would like to present you with the Burning Man 2003 Ticket Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.

Tickets FAQ

Most FA'd of the FAQ:
Q. Can I mail my request via overnight or priority mail?
A. No. We pay attention to the date your mail was POSTMARKED, not to the day it arrives at the office. Orders that arrive before others don't receive any special treatment.

Q. How do I change my address, or get added to the mailing list so that I will receive future hard-copy mailings about tickets?
A. You can update your address or add a new one at Snailmail.

Please take some time to read through the FAQ page if you have any other questions regarding ticket sales for 2003. If you have a question NOT addressed in the FAQ, please let us know by sending an email to: partiserv(at)burningman(dot)com.

Humbly yours,
The Ticket Minions

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**MORE WISDOM FROM GINGER PETUNIA**

...DPW wisdom from a woman who knows from whence she speaks:

When it is darkest, the stars come out...

But if you're up that late,
you'll be tired in the morning.
Try to get some sleep
at least three nights per week
or you're probably eating and drinking
more than you're contributing.
Nobody likes that.

Do not bring too much crap with you to the DPW ranch.
There is already enough crap there.
Do not take other people's crap without asking.
Do not return other people's crap broken.

Joy is not in things, it is in us.
- Benjamin Franklin

If there is no wind, row.

You stand in your own light.
- John Heywood

Don't complain that you are not getting what you want,
Just be glad you are not getting what you deserve!

You never know how many apples there are in a seed.

Every day, try to help someone who can't reciprocate your kindness.
- Philosophy of Coach John Wooden
but remember,
One gift creates appreciation, many gifts create expectation.
- Tony & Grant Bright

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**WEDDING OFFICIANTS ON PLAYA!**

Each year a number of couples choose to get hitched at Burning Man, and we think that's just swell. Who doesn't love love? In fact, BRC even has a volunteer Cupid, Affinity, who helps provide the playa's betrothed with information and access to legal officials to perform their ceremonies. Today, Affinity writes:

HAVEN'T YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO PERFORM A LEGAL WEDDING ON THE PLAYA?? Well, here is your chance. Contact weddings(at)burningman(dot)com and we will tell you how. May wedding bells ring on the Playa!

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**NOW *THAT'S* PARTICIPATION**

Continuing on last week's pregnancy theme, Burner Faea writes:

"I'm looking to hook up with other women who conceived at the burn in 2002. I conceived on the burn! Anyone else got a little flame in the oven? I can be reached at baywitch23(at)hotmail(dot)com. thanks!"

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**STORYTIME**

This from participant Heather:

"I just thought of what my daughter said today when we were driving home from school & you will really appreciate this too:

I asked what she did at recess today and she said that the children were playing a game they'd made up on the jungle-gym. The object was to climb across a designated course then hang at some point for as long as possible. She told me that she thought she could stay for a while but not as long as one of her friends, Terra. I asked how long Terra could stay up and this was her reply, 'I don't know how long, mom. Nobody has a watch. Besides, recess is timeless, playa time. It's like being at Burning Man on the playa. Recess is timeless.' "

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**WANNA MEETUP?**

Just a reminder: we know the perfect resource for connecting Burners for face to face meeting year-round - the Burning Man regional contacts! You say you're not on your regional list? Visit Regional Contacts to rectify!

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Thanks, thanks, to everyone for your notes, questions, post submissions, and general love to jackrabbitspeaks(at)burningman(dot)com. You make my day. See you soon!

*AG*
And the JRS bunnies

{Soundtrack to this JRS: "Monotonous," a mix CD given to me by some Motel 666 friends, way back in the day. It opens with Eartha Kitt.
Howcoolizzat?)

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