May 10, 2009Took my burner cherry at pdf, making me the luckiest brand new baby burner ever! Enlightened me on the beauty of what it is to be a "real" burner. She never fails to inspire, connect, give, love, and laugh. Her kindness and fun overflows to everyone around her.
They've Won a Set of Steak Knives!
October 22, 2007I've been meaning to write a testimonial that expresses how much
I value having this woman as a friend, a confidant, a campmate,
and so much more. I don't feel like I have the ability to say how I
appreciate having Armadillo in my life, but while reading through
a book of poetry by one of my favorite poets, I came across this
poem, and was reminded of her, and of of her strength, passion, and
sense of humor. The poem says so much, and is curiously poignant, so
here it is....
COME INTO ANIMAL PRESENCE by Denise Levertov (with a minor edit)
Come into animal presence
No man is so guileless as
the serpent. The lonely white
rabbit on the roof is a star
twitching its ears at the rain.
The llama intricately
folding its hind legs to be seated
not disdains but mildly
disregards human approval.
What joy when the insouciant
armadillo glances at us and doesn't
quicken her trotting
across the track into the palm brush.
What is this joy? That no animal
falters, but knows what it must do?
That the snake has no blemish,
that the rabbit inspects his strange surroundings
in white star-silence? The llama
rests in dignity, the armadillo
has some intention to pursue in the palm-forest.
Those who were sacred have remained so,
holiness does not dissolve, it is a presence
of bronze, only the sight that saw it
faltered and turned from it.
An old joy returns in holy presence.
August 1, 2007This woman kicks #@$%&?! and gives the 'realness' 2 burners new and old! Don't know her? Well U better!
November 1, 2006Armadillo is my elf sister. Tiptoeing oh so softly through the chaos. She whispers to me when I sleep and gives me magic to live by. She is a quiet resilient shimmering prescence that shows me hope, faith and the grace of humor. She has scraped me off the street more than once and has flown me to safety. (even though I threwup in her shoes and slept naked in her anniversary bed!). Fly away home on your light fairy wings sister elf...and shine bright!
October 11, 2006Come HOME!!! We missed you this last weekend
July 18, 2006Armadillo is amazing. She cares, she is intense, she does it all.....
How could you need or want anything more....
July 18, 2006Armadillo: I am still thinking about you thinking people in the city sang instead of spoke, what a wonderful start on your fantasy life.
You are driven, smart, funny and committed, what more could one want in a Burner. I am thrilled to know you and your generosity.
May 7, 2006She taught me how to eat FIRE...how to lick flames...with my tongue...and she ignited my passion for that sweet smell of hot burning flesh...and hair....Need I say more...HELL Yeah!...This Armadillo Chick totally Rawks! ...but I never got that Lap Dance...still pining...and waiting...for her to come back to the Bay Area....
March 28, 2006When I first met Armadillo she seemed very shy and quiet. Little did I know that she is a powerhouse in a tiny package ... a force of wit, style and beauty and the penultimate Burning Woman. My favorite photo of her is one of her having just walked through a dust storm, coated in white with dust on her eyelashes and nostrils, with a huge smile on her face. Or wait, maybe it's the picture of her painted completely silver (including her hair). Or wait ... how can I choose? (This lady has quite a wardrobe!)
But more than that, she redefines gifting. She always makes me feel like I'm her favorite person in the world, even though she has 300+ friends who *all* feel that way :-) She lets me light her fire wands so I can marvel at her grace. We threw a join campout and birthday party last year that I hope becomes a tradition for many years to come (as soon as she comes back to California!) She has an unexpected wackiness and a deeply human and spiritual side as well. I adore this woman!!!!!!!
March 21, 2006Armadillo is known across the country for her fashion sense & style, her dry poignant wit and writing style, her quick mind and her generous soul. I first met Armadillo at a Mexican restaurant and found out it was she who started the now famous burning woman tribe. That was about 3 years ago. Armadillo is a shinning fire star! Light your fire! (and eat it too!)
January 28, 2006I've loved Armadillo since day one, I still remember her first words: "hey, get the fuck off my truck and get your hands off my torch." Thanks for saving me from PC hell. Come back. They don't need you on the east coast, we need your here.
January 5, 2006armadillo tells lies that make your heart melt and your soul yearn. she is a goddess. she is beautiful. watch her flie, and wish you were her.
December 11, 2005Miss you Army
November 17, 2005Armadillo drives like a poet.
Not your common, ordinary poet, but a poet with jackhammer, fractured mirror, velvet handcuffs and a bobble-body-Bob.
It's wild poetry, man, syncopated beat, calm with bursts of terrifying analogy and startling juxtaposition. ee cummings with some Sylvia Plath... imagery both complex and inticing in it's moody transience, hyper-vigilant and self-conscious while innocent of the crushing ways of the pothole. A mesmerizing siren's call, an almost-melody of beat, rhythm and movement.
I love to ride while Dillo's driving.
Partly 'cause it means she's here, instead of there.
Partly 'cause it means we're headed off on an adventure.
But also 'cause I love her poetry of the road.
October 11, 2004This is one Classy, Beautiful womyn..... and although I havent been able to spend much time in her pressence I hope that sometime we have that opportunity to sit and visit.....
You looked absolutely Wonderful at decom..... I hope you had a great time.. take care of you....... lets talk soon...... often even.....
August 10, 2004Armadillo is my sunshine on a cloudy day. She's got so much honey the bees are envious. And I've yet to get a lap dance, or one of those necklace bottle openers. She knows how to throw the best party ever. My hat's off to you. And she's a hottie, oh yeah. I testify, shazayyam! gollllllyyyy!