After such a hyperactive and awesome day on Thursday, Friday was definitely a bit of a drag. My new buddy Lindsay was hauling ass over to LA, and I really had no more excuses to put off doing BM preparation. I still needed to get more medical supplies, and definitely start thinking about food. Unfortunately due to my stressful night-before packing I had also ran out of “normal” clothes by this point (yes, Burner clothes are acceptable in SF but it is rather cold there for boob tubes!) so a trip to the Laundrette was in order. Check me out, I was totally a local by this point 😛
The downbeat feeling was definitely in the air as we mooched around the mission once more for decent thrift stores and vegan ice cream (Note: the thrift store known as Mission Thrift is actually The. Best. Shop. Ever. Bunny ears a-go-go!). After I spent a stupid amount of money in Mission Thrift we caught the BART to SoMa to go to Chipotle – I wish we had more Mexican food chains and also chains that tell you as much about their food as this one does – for burritos that were the size of my face. SoMa/Market is pretty much as the name implies and is particularly commercial – the unnecessary end of SF living. But it’s still full of homeless and rough types (“Suh’wee?” “What?” “Suh’wee?” “I’m sorry I don’t understand…” “SOME WEED?” “Oh, haha. No I’m alright thanks.”) sometimes combined together and playing street chess. We pootled around forlornly before Lindsay had to go to the airport, and I set off to the Haight for Whole Foods and the Laundromat. By this point I realised Burner Coat was not very warm… too late by this point I guess!
Tomorrow was the big day, driving to Reno to SaveMart before stopping in a motel pre-Burn. this was definitely a butterflies in stomach feeling – I still felt unprepared for all of this. At least tomorrow I would be with some of the Fireworks crew so we could compare notes about preparedness and do something before it was too late! It was also my last night at David’s flat in Ocean Beach, and he kindly lent me a 4-man tent so I wouldn’t have to buy one. I’d bought some supplies at Whole Foods to make us dinner, as it seemed like it would be a quieter night. So I made David and his flatmate some chili – his flatmate was such a sweet girl, so young and living on his kitchen floor. I miss those guys!