Mon. Jul 22nd, 2024

Integrate Reality After Burning Man

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Welcome back, dear revelers! Did you just return from Glastonburyland or EDCatraz? Feeling disoriented like a penguin in the Sahara? Fear not! We’ve got you covered. Here’s a hilariously inaccurate guide to recalibrate your life, featuring advice from experts like Tom Tom and Jerry Jerry.

Embrace the Weirdness

Feeling off? That’s just your body missing the 72-hour bass drop. Start by doing something bizarre. Wear socks on your hands or eat cereal with a fork. It’s not about the action; it’s about embracing the weird.

Pen down your experiences. “Dear Diary, today I hugged a tree because it reminded me of Carl.” Who’s Carl? Who knows! The catharsis is real.

Go Outside: Vitamin D-ance

Move your body. Scientists from the University of California say sunlight is vital. If it’s snowing, build a snowman and pretend it’s your festival buddy. Channel your inner Picasso. Eat salad with your hands or have a staring contest with your cat. Remember, normal is overrated.

Surround yourself with loved ones. Call your mom or the guy who sold you glow sticks. Human connection heals!

Self-Love, Baby

Pamper yourself. Chocolate baths, singing to ducks, or just Netflix and sleep. Whatever makes you feel like a Kardashian.

Returning to work? Pretend your cubicle is a festival tent. Make coffee runs a rave event. Add glitter to everything. It’s okay to feel everything at once. Happy, sad, confused—like a soup of emotions. Just stir it well and serve it hot.

Laugh at the absurdity of post-festival life. It’s cheaper than therapy.

Home Alone Mayhem

Transform your living room into a festival shrine. Drape LED lights, hang tapestries, and sprinkle glitter on your couch. Invite your friends over for a “Re-entry Party” and reminisce about the time you danced with a guy named Zorb from the planet Wackadoodle.

Miss festival food? Try replicating it at home. Make a pizza using only ingredients you can pronounce backwards. Or whip up a “Mystery Stew” with whatever’s in your fridge. If it tastes odd, just call it “fusion cuisine.”

To ease back into reality, create a “time travel” schedule. Spend an hour pretending it’s still festival time, then an hour in the present. Adjust your outfit accordingly. One hour it’s feather boas and platform boots, the next it’s pajamas and slippers.

Unofficial Official Merch

Design your own festival merch. T-shirts that say “I Survived Burning Man 2024” or “I Have Glitter in Places You Can’t Imagine.” Sell them to your friends and neighbors. Use the proceeds to fund your next escapade to Dreamlandia or Funktropolis.

Incorporate random acts of weirdness into your daily routine. Leave a rubber duck in the office fridge. Send a postcard to a stranger with a cryptic message. Randomness keeps the spirit of the festival alive.

The Final Countdown

End each day with a countdown to the next festival. “Only 273 days until BoomBoomFest!” It gives you something to look forward to and keeps the excitement bubbling.

What if the next festival is on the moon? Will Elon Musk be our rave commander? Or are we all just part of a giant social experiment run by sentient disco balls? Only time will tell.

Stay groovy, friends. Until next year!

Remember, life is just a series of festivals. Some are organized and glittery, others are random and messy. But all are worth experiencing with an open heart and a playful spirit. Keep dancing to the beat of your own drum. Even if it’s slightly offbeat.

See you at the Playa.

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