Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Burning Man Tags

I had a great idea for Burning Man "gifts" this afternoon at work, and I had a few moments at the end of the day so I acted on it............
We send quite a bit of stainless steel strapping bands to the scrap heap each week and I figured that they would make perfect little "tags" that could be strung on a cord or used for zipper pulls, etc.


I made up a small pile of "blanks" and hauled 'em home to the workshop. After a little filing, drilling and stamping, the were turned into a set of pretty nifty "Just Say YES!" tags. The rest of the tags may end up with different stampings...............


The "Just Say YES!" stamping is from my life altering encounter with ABO out on the Playa in 2007. As you may recall, it is a change in how one filters the world. Most people say an internal "NO!" whenever any opportunity or chance comes along and then think about all the reasons they shouldn't do it to decide if it is something they are going to act on. In the "Just Say YES!" method, one shouts a resounding, internal "YES!" and then looks at it to decide if there is any good reason to not do it....... basically you live in the open mode instead of the closed mode. Try it, it actually IS life altering!

2 comments:

Carl said...

"Just Say YES!" Isn’t that very catchy? By the way, are those dog tags? I’m thinking of a way to propose to my girlfriend, and for a change I’m going to give her a dog tag with something like this engraved. Do you think she’ll like it?

-Carl Patten

Alphonse Daigle said...

@Carl: It seems that Sharky really gave us an awesome idea right here! :’) I think it’s a great wedding proposal idea. Haha! It’s very simple yet unique. Who would have thought, right? Nice one!

Alphonse Daigle