Here are some of the bad ideas we expiated at Burning Man 2001:
causing pain for those i love
losing track of who i am
expecting it all right now
waiting too long to enjoy life
moving across the country for a man
feeling worthless after my love fell in love w/a girl 1/2 my age - wishing them ill
not asking if anything was broken
being too cautious and distrustful of other people
i let fear rule my decisions
had an affair last year - it's over now, but i think i'll tell my husband
not keeping promises & telling lies that hurt
not doing it with the gorgeous tahitian guy who tried to seduce me (i'm a straight guy)
i have an evil mouth - zip it!
coming down for someone else
2 or 3 children i -wish- i had in my life
marrying the shithead
i got together with my best friend's boyfriend more than once
i wish i had expressed my feelings better for vickie
slept with jeff
losing my virginity in every sense of the word, losing my innocence at that time
i never committed suicide
wearing the same socks for two days on the playa
internet for dogs
not graduating high school
traveling to visit someone i was in love with without telling them the reason for my trip before.
not always slowing down to see the sights
being so safe and sane all of the time
peeing in camp (exploding)
setting up our rebar too far apart
not lock your bike
giving my heart away foolishly
procrastination excessive masturbation
closing myself off to others
cuming inside your girlfriend
taking hallucinogens 4 nights in a row
rebar 2 feet deep
pet the foaming dog
buying & chewing nicorettes
i like pirates
i would like to take back the moment i decided my dad doesn't love me because it has affected my whole being my whole life
not keeping in touch with my grandparents
didn't learn til now to learn about myself.
kickin dl's ass
tv screen on microwave door
having sex with amanda and cheating on becca
remote control sucks
telling peter off!
drinking way too much on the playa!
forgive boyfriend for cheating, then let boyfriend beat me
keeping it inside
valuing security over freedom
i can't accomplish that which i wish to accomplish
56 chevy purchase
too much butter
trying too many drugs in one night
getting involved w/sleaze
messed around as an infant, w/karine
working under retarded management
i never believe i'm doing my best
voted for bush
drop out of school
hurting the chickens
i thought i had to be wrong
cooking bacon naked
cheap sofa wheels
always being in a hurry to be somewhere else
not being born with a larger penis
being afraid of death & denying life
getting married (both times)
going to indiana: why did i do it?
where's the purple crayon?
waiting for time-challenged people
thinking that i need drugs to do it
used the wrong port-a-potty at burning man
undla at flakke vibe i fremtiyen
not living my truth. soul sourcing with compromise
telling jennifer that her teeth dragged aug 8, 1983
not trusting my instincts
to expect love to come out of one night of passion
leaving one weenie-head & going to work for another one
to invest - (energy, time, money, love) for too long, and not knowing when to sell
quitting disney was probably a bad idea…
yo ho ho thank you nemosiss of child book pirate modils
that i don't think anything is regrettable?
bird food on the playa
staying too long under controlling "good" condescending christians who blackened my soul
dissociate h2o into h and o2 and ignite it in a crowd
to ever doubt i can do what my soul begs for -
ships 'r' made '4' sinking whiskey's made four drinking if we were mad of celefaine we'd all get stinking drunk much faster
throw poop off el cap
sex is better than love to survive....
peace and love
to keep sober
giant penis rocket that flies over the playa and sprays glitter
a big movie screen in the middle of the desert!
to put off my mba
pogo stick jumping naked
jello on a stick
to sleep with the guy w/lynard skynard tattoo
fresnel's ether drag
flesh coloured crayons
i can get where i want to be without hard work
didn't get help for my dad
getting drunk & stoned after 6 months of pure (fun) sobriety
i have always wanted to know the difference between shit & shinola
if a person is not experienced, you might end up with some very unpleasant situations... gum & [pubic] hair don't mix
starbucks george bush as president spam walker texas ranger
honey, i've bought you a stairmaster to lose that pregnancy fat
not making music
going to tcu was a big mistake. i am happy i am now free of the scene
don't trust a one-armed sailor
let you down
not going further
i married pat, thinking she was the best woman i'd ever met. i decided to marry her & she turned into a lying, bad person when drunk. i cannot forgive her!
sex drugs rock n' roll
the mead incident
i love your mom!
i am the incarnation of shiva and i bring you reasons.
letting opportunities of a lifetime pass me by due to artificial boundaries (eg care, peacecorps etc)
love means not chains or expectations
not coming to burning man sooner
every person for whom i have caused sadness
to fuck right now
to lick balls
not saying goodbye
to get the bad idea to start
publishing in 4/6!!
i am less than shit. i am more than shit. i make people unhappy. i can't do it. she won't want me, she's awesome.
to think too much, drink too much, not act enough, & be too careless
i really wouldn't want dave to die
dragging those chains
losing myself. those choices last year. marriage
i wish i'd never left him to begin with...(it's so much harder to get him back)
gave a horse a blow job - my mouth has never recovered
to have (not) pressured my girlfriend for sex before she was ready
not always following my heart
i guess i regret not finishing my degree
making my boss look like a fool in front of his boss
george bush's conception
why am i afraid to commit?
we don't have time to try it out first. let's just build the shade when we get there
got married once. got married 2x
do what i want when i want
stone washed jeans
dirty old men
i took a nice good piss in camp disturbia
i can't purge all that keeps me inprisonned in self.
tax, is a bad idea.
republican tax cut
when i was 10 in girl guides, i poured bacon fat on the fire to get rid of it... bad idea!
that i am above - brighter than, more important than, better looking than - anybody. we are fighting together. we are together.
wrong circles unclear
turning on the light so the ranger kicked us out.
working for jerk for too many years
hatred of that which is unknown to you. fearing uniqueness
i should have saved the guy who went overboard
to alleviate traffic congestion - raise the in-town speed limit by 20 mph.
flammable children's clothes
i am going to take pcp and then spin flaming razor blades
i need a miracle every day! specially -now-
turning my boat away from the rock @ dragon's tooth on klamath
in the winter some people freeze to death & some people ski
not discovering the pleasures of sex earlier
attaching myself to women
working 4 a corporate entity
i just want to be at peace
love is lost. there is no caring
not being prepared to demand certain rights
not becoming a medical doctor
biting your own toenails
realizing so much too late
smoking pot in the bathroom (hmmm...maybe that's not -so- bad)
no green on a red day
got into a relationship with a woman with 5 kids, a prolapsed uterus and poor social skills
no dough in my pocket
hoola-hoop while skydiving in a storm naked
starting a vending machine business without thorough thought!
not bringing a bike to burning man
cheat on my boyfriend. my one true love. it's a bad idea.
cheating is ok if you don't get caught
letting chris make me believe his evil power is stronger than love
going back to work
if i act cute enough, women will like me. dum.
to walk through life only to find out that you do not exist. remember when ever in doubt (peanut butter and jelly sandwiches)
bring a television to burning man! (or get your impression of the burn from one!)
i put the capiscun in th same droor as the same droor as the jockitch cream
that art is worth money!
getting back together w/chris/forgeting why i needed to leave!
i didn't admit i liked jan d. in 5th grade when she said she liked me.
germline gene therapy
don't tap the shoulder of the guy feeding the dragon.
mindy taking mushrooms
hating my parents who love me but hurt me.
a chocolate & lettuce sandwich
flying without wings
i wish i never learned to fear
voting wing-nut off the island!
not going to see my dad the day before he died. i was too scared to see him that way.
that natural toilet issue made from oak leaves.
all the times i criticized and doubted my abilities
marrying because we got pregnant
wanting to kill my stepmom
wanting to get tied up & strangled up in safeway
hanging on beyond reason
letting ana go
white castle dim sum
i never say the "c" word
never say the "m" word
never miss the "a" word
that i don't have a tribe, that i'm alone, that i'm not good enough
my need for sex that drives me -crazy-!!
large railbeams swinging through his bedroom at night gnashing teeth...
i never should have taken that job.
making a habit out of addiction, a profession out of sloth, a philosophy out of comfort.
don't steal cookies from the cookie jar!
savant squeemishness perma-shells
i'm never going to find my place in the world
too much not enough
re elect 'w'
the universal concept of "other" (often referred to as they)
jealousy. all forms...
being too fucking serious!
trying to tell others what to do
the poor kittens
no guns - just instant death buttons issued to everyone
my fear of death & fear of living
wild turkey all day & all night (no water, just 'turkey' and sunburn your penis, too)
why do we use disposable things and fashions - we are a trash-generating society
how i treated david - let our paths cross again
taking x on no sleep
walking into places that don't exist
unhealthy lovers, relationships, friends, booze
i will one day hurt the one i most love
wanting stuff i don't need
i don't believe anyone should attempt to have sex with golden retriever puppies
saving the world
allowing myself to trip on the idea that maybe everything won't come out ok
not listening to people who love me
not trying because i thought my limitations were more than my assets.
not being straight with people
i should be perfect, anyone should be perfect
to marry the first person to sleep with me
slept w/chillin janet in tokyo
stop going to burning man
taking work too seriously
my college boyfriend
self-sharpening crayon "ginolassü"
getting so lost on drugs, you lose yourself
getting angry and jealous. i keep thinking about leaving him
running away from your family at brc
packing my dust maker (now everyone is mad at me)
not listen to voices in my head
falling out of love
quit my job
said bad word about tracy
making bryn take lots of mushrooms, acid & x all at once
getting a penis enlargement
not having a baby already i should have started when i was 30. moving back to nj.
always being strong and taking care of others w/o taking care of myself as well
judging others & myself
why don't you actually have something inside?
having sex with 10 women
trusting bryan - dickhead
to let go of insecurity and love thyself
not graduating with an aerospace degree in 1992
continue past the end
losing who i was for so long
start drinking at sunrise
letting h get drunk and talk to jackie
to follow the norms and structures of popular culture. undo the bad idea that i am unworthy... make room for good ideas!
should have done something about the florida vote, to make sure it was counted
the need to find a new social group in an area i probably don't fit terribly well in... and definitely not wanting to do the singles/bar stuff.
not having anyone to cuddle with...
confusing my job with my life
make day-glo braille book covers
i was a low-down, no good, rotten thief (of both property and intent)
fighting or disagreeing with my boyfriend
i no longer need to please -all- the people -all- the time
leave my baby
being a loser
calling the blr ranger an asshole
i worked for a company i didn't believe in, and allowed my values to be compromised
all the men i have loved & they did not love me back
you killed the java cow for this???
never let yourself be set on fire when the nearest water is a lake that is frozen solid.
hot spicie food the day befor b-man
it was insensitive to assume my maths teacher was only a geek
why did i come to burning man with deanna
making bad movies
ate fish that wasn't fresh
the internal combustion engine
let my issues ruin my friendships
leaving her alone
love is sex with lies!
not giving it all away!
to get too serious
come to burning man
think i can get a show together.
i choose to release my bad idea that time doesn't matter; in the name of goodness, truth & security
things i still have and know i shouldn't
kill my parents
being a mother hen
have sex with sheila
let jerry stick his dick in my ass
i didn't call
i wish i didn't pull all the hair on my nipples
tieing my dog to the tow hitch of my friend's car. i love you rebel
steeling street signs for an art show
false belief that i don't deserve the best
i would like to undo the first time i allowed my spouse to impose things i don't believe on me. it gave consent to allow it to continue to this day
hurting myself so many times.
to not make peace with bruce before he died
not giving myself a fair chance
camping next to ravers
not taking time for myself instead doing what pum said
to not calm the fuck down!
walking around a frozen lake at noon in april when the top is slushy...i fell in!
thinking too much acting too late
trusting the enthusiastic
stealing cars when i should have taken the bus
bigger is better
to deny insecurity in my life & to go back in time & fix my spelling
to avoid denise. period. no story. nothing to see. move along. go home.
working with anyone who says that they'll handle the business end of things
thinking i'm not pretty enough
to not reach out and surrender my pride
no bad ideas
not having allowed myself to fly.
living on auto pilot
to destroy self respect baby
to put it off till tomorrow for four years
i'm 20 yrs old and i thought it would be a good idea to date my 12 year old neighbor. her parents didn't like that too much and i spent some time in jail. now i date older women.
quit racing bikes after a kick ass season in france
getting in art cars at random at burning man - regret regret forget regret
going into business with wendell
fooling around with my new girlfriend where my former girlfriend could see us.
trying to be who i think folks want me to be
george w. bush, highways, killing cable cars, excess packaging, not being completely open w/alon
i can fail
make sodomy illegal
to all the cats i tortured...
to diet perpetually
negatively raising children like pets
sexual and physical abuse
eating too many red jello vodka jigglers
putting a red hot poker in your ass
leave home without adequate protection
it was a bad idea to keep drinking tequila "urp"
the corporate world
being mean, oh so mean, be good & nice
when i last went hiking w/no flashlights
hey how about george w for black rock pres.
smoking cigarettes all damn day while waiting for ice was a bad idea!
giving away my power to unworthy folks.
thinking i could do it all
i let love die
listen to my wife about buying the car from her distant relative
must find inner peace and get laid tonite.
not selling my amd shares when i was up 300k (became 60k losses)
loving & losing julia
it has always been a bad idea to let pride overcome my love, to express anger but not forgiveness and to fill myself with resentment, bitterness & hate. it has cost me a lot.
let go of what you love.
selling myself short.
i don't know what my problem is - that's the problem
dating an asexual boyfriend for his mind.
that i am unable to have a career i love.
wished my mother dead. please undo!
shelly's big black cloud
caring about what people are thinking.
lack of trust
not talking with jon. communication.
deciding to wall everyone out of myself.
to be ill prepared for burningman. also is bad to regrett my true self and to be emotionally involved with my past.
staying around him after all that's happened.
to loan all that money to family.
to try to hold on to someone who wants to leave.
look for love in all the wrong places.
getting engaged at age 17.
buggering up my last two jobs.
letting go of the wheel to find a screwdriver.
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