Sunday, August 26, 2007

My Secret Burning Man Game - Please Help!

I have a confession. I am a Burning Man widow.* And therefore, I have designed a Secret Burning Man Game.

If you or anyone you know is going to Burning Man, I need you to play! So please spread the word.

The game is simple. There's only one mission, and it's called "Jane Says Hi."

How it works: If you see the man in this picture -- he is six-foot-three, will be at Burning Man for 10 days, usually wearing an orange jumpsuit, sometimes wearing goggles and/or a white muslin head wrap, and possible hanging around a bunch of people with TV cameras -- please go up to him and say "Jane says hi."

Or, if you want to get creative, please find this man and tell him "Jane says {... anything nice. }"

He has no idea we will be playing this game. He will be confused, at first -- especially if you are the first person to accomplish this mission! Therefore you may choose to smile mysteriously, or to explain about the game, or make something up.

I'm not publicizing this secret game. I'm just going to blog about it right now, and then leave it be. I am basically counting on a few folks reading this who know a few folks going... well, it's a long shot, but I've got my fingers crossed. So if you're reading this, you may be one of the few people who can make this game work. It really may be up to you to spread the word that the man in this photo MUST be found at Burning Man and the secret message "Jane says hi" MUST be delivered. So please help however you can!

If the message successfully reaches this man, I will blog about how it happened and all the folks who helped. So feel free to email or comment if you join the secret Jane Says Hi game.

UPDATE: As of August 30, 2007, no one has found Kiyash yet and delivered the cryptic greeting! He has however been spotted camping out directly next to the (prematurely burned) Burning Man, to narrow down your search. Meanwhile the game is very much afoot....!

* The Background: My husband Kiyash left yesterday for a 10-day gig on Current TV's awesome live news team, Burning Man Free TV. It's an amazing opportunity, so yay and all that. But with minimal access to email and VOIP, Kiyash will be out of touch, and I miss him! And so I thought up this strange little game to see if I could find a way to play with him, even remotely. I am really, really curious to see if it works! Fingers crossed!

Friday, August 24, 2007

I invented the cookie goggles.

Originally uploaded by Avant Game.
Perfect for sight seeing in Barcelona.

More photos from my cookie rolling installation (with alfajores) in Barcelona are in this slideshow.

As you can see, I installed a period... which means, I have reached the end of my first sentence in the essay!

Only several hundred sentences to go...