Take the Donini vow


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Social climber
North Vancouver BC
Topic Author's Original Post - Jan 25, 2013 - 10:25pm PT
After being sucked down the vortex of another off topic thread I think it's time to take the Donini Vow
By the way, i never said that i was quitting ST but i have made a personal vow to never post on anything but a climbing thread. Okay, i am hoplessly Old School.

Obviously there are exceptions to the rule, Friday night posting while drunk!

I do so vow, anyone else?

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Jan 25, 2013 - 10:27pm PT
He didn't break the vow.
Climbing and drinking go together!

Edit; Does the VOW include NOT starting OT threads also, Rolfr?

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Jan 25, 2013 - 10:31pm PT
Wait, when does the vow start? This isn't a climbing thread, so will I be an instant liar?

Is this a non-climbing thread about only posting on climbing threads?

The penrose stairs of threads! Penrose thread!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 25, 2013 - 10:40pm PT
Vows traditionally originate somewhere in the first act of opera. Supertopera, not so much.--Donini
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jan 25, 2013 - 10:50pm PT
Me n the boyz, we chased that ancient bastard down, Donini I tell you!

Aye we chased that bastard down and we caught him too. And like a pack of jackals we jumped him and we stripped him of his clothing and then we tore him limb from limb and threw down his ruin upon the mountain.

And then victorious I sat. Yes in victory I sat I tell you and I took my old cardboard lined shoes off and I took one of Donini's shoes, his magic shoes, and I put it on my foot.

But it wouldn't fit!!!!!!!111111111111111111


Alas I cannot walk a mile in his shoes.

Damn him!

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 25, 2013 - 10:56pm PT
Supertoperaxpedalioscious, Dingus!

Are you a baritone?

Sport climber
Jan 26, 2013 - 12:50am PT
A Donini vow could be great, but beware the business vow introduced by Tom Peters in his vov-vov book. Corporate religion next door...
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
Jan 26, 2013 - 06:14am PT
Look at all those Republickboots and their cute little Grover Norquist vow.

And there's always those marriage vows which of course would be magic if time actually stood still

But then look at Donini - I think he just said he's going to send the Noseinaday which is something that is at least based in the realm of the possible.

Rolf - what was the question again?


Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jan 26, 2013 - 06:18am PT
"Okay, i am hoplessly Old School."

Looks like Donini needs to go back to old school.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Jan 26, 2013 - 08:11am PT
I have little doubt at all that donini can do the NIAD.

But like Strother Martin says, what we have here is failure to communicate.
The D is supposed to stand for "day" not "diaper".

Besides, don't they discourage people from hammering pins into it?

(trivia quiz; what was the Dennis Hopper line in Cool Hand Luke?)

Jan 26, 2013 - 08:42am PT
Once again Donini proves his superiority to us mere mortals. I can't go there but understand his desire.


Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jan 26, 2013 - 08:55am PT
"The D is supposed to stand for "day" not "diaper"."

Coffee blown out nose!!!!!!!!!!

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jan 26, 2013 - 09:24am PT
Yooo....my first name is not Grover. I'm not suggesting posting only on climbing threads is some higher value, I just think that it's the best thing for me with the goals that i have in mind and the ease with which, to my consternation, i can be sucked into the morass of politics and religion.
Have fun whatever you do.....posting on a friday night while drunk has a high entertainment quotient for many!

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Jan 26, 2013 - 09:25am PT


So even YOU, haven't taken the "Donini vow"...




I personally believe that everyone should take the "locker vow"...

That's the one where you have ZERO control over what you post...

Jan 26, 2013 - 09:33am PT
Weird. I don't recall ever seeing Rolf post to a non-climbing thread before. Just don't make it a habit.

between the flat part and the blue wobbly thing
Jan 26, 2013 - 09:55am PT
This is the Donini vow that impresses me the most. I'll be 60 in a couple a years and though I've never been in the same league as Donini, I'll try to keep hammering too.

As i aproach my 70th birthday, the sands running ever faster thru the hourglass, i have decided to dedicate this year to some climbing goals.

Social climber
boulder co
Jan 26, 2013 - 10:16am PT
I'm in, even if people don't "take the vow" I think we should try and make a point of bumping climbing content to the front page so this actually looks like a climbing forum. Thats why we're here right?

Bruce Kay

Gym climber
Jan 26, 2013 - 10:26am PT
I disagree. I like having a front page that looks like a train wreck

Trad climber
lost, far away from Poland
Jan 26, 2013 - 10:33am PT
I will take the vow once I start training for NIAD ;)

But since aid is cheating and I can't climb it free, I am afraid tere will be no vow ;(
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 26, 2013 - 12:45pm PT
I am going to settle for a realistic goal.

The Cow in a day.

If it's mostly buried under rockfall, so much the better.

Just gotta go look for it and hope it's not totally buried.
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