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Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Apr 28, 2012 - 05:49pm PT
My flimsy excuses for not climbing today:

1. First day in a long time that I could just be at home without crushing work deadlines or other commitments. Enjoying lounging (and cleaning, and laundry, and watering the flowers, and changing sheets and cleaning closets, etc).
2. I climbed yesterday.
3. I will climb tomorrow.
4. It's cold outside (63).

Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Apr 28, 2012 - 05:52pm PT
4. It's cold outside (63).

Pansy. Wimp. Feeb. Coward.

63 is perfect climbing weather.

Me? I'm stuck behind a desk today, but aim to be out tomorrow.
nick farley

climber
bishop
Apr 28, 2012 - 05:59pm PT
T.M. would prefer Bud-lite if my memory is correct.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
merced, california
Apr 28, 2012 - 06:17pm PT
Sir Viable--

Square tomatoes?
Yu think 'Califarnio' and hipster tomatoes comes to mind.

Merced's pretty tomatoes are round.

Green catsup was first developed by HJ Heinz Co. in Pittsburgh, PA, not in Pittsburg, CA.

The same for blue catsup. It was first marketed in 2003. Green was out in 2000. Surprisingly, the recipe for green catsup calls for green tomatoes! There are no blue tomatoes, only blue tomatos, who are upset over the plural, understandably.

Banana catsup calls for bananas (yellow) and tomato paste, not whole tomatoes. It also calls for 2 tbs of dark rum, added to it at the last.

Banana Dreams is a Clevenger route.

Catchy is a Pettigrew route.

Both are at the Cookie Cliff.

Waverly Wafers are delicious with any of the above condiments.

Nabisco offers a dynamite Wheat Thin with sun-dried tomato and basil.

Got the munchies. Bye.

Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Apr 28, 2012 - 06:17pm PT
Pansy. Wimp. Feeb. Coward.

:) Indeed. And lightweight. Fragile. Weak. Oh, I could go on. But, I will do so with a really clean house! :)
jogill

climber
Colorado
Apr 28, 2012 - 07:43pm PT
Here's a trivia puzzle. determine the next number in this sequence:


46, 59, 61, 78, 82, ??
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Apr 28, 2012 - 07:52pm PT
What is the longest song ever to make it to #1 on the Billboard charts?






































American Pie, Don McLean
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Apr 28, 2012 - 07:53pm PT
What was the name of the 'Fifth Beatle'?











































Pete Best. Ringo replaced him.
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Apr 28, 2012 - 07:56pm PT
At the last moment, Stevie Ray Vaughn replaced what well known rock star on the ill-fated private plane?













































Eric Clapton
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Apr 28, 2012 - 07:58pm PT
46, 59, 61, 78, 82, ??

103 is one possible answer
mouse from merced

Trad climber
merced, california
Apr 28, 2012 - 07:59pm PT
McLeaning towards mean.

I got that years ago. I was in my van parked down by the river, and I heard the announcer say so. I think it was in 19 something.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
merced, california
Apr 28, 2012 - 08:07pm PT
Would you tell me the real name of the man with whom Frank Zappa feuded for years and years, until just before Frank died? Inquiring minds want to know.






































Don van Vliet, aka Captain Beefheart.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Apr 28, 2012 - 08:19pm PT
Gullible is a slang word.
Klimmer

Mountain climber
San Diego
Apr 28, 2012 - 08:19pm PT
On-Topic and worth bragging about over and over and over again . . .



What are the 2 counties in the USA, where you can surf awesome waves, free-dive or scuba among large pelagic fish and mammals in Giant Kelp forests (fastest growing algae in the world, 2-3 feet in a day!), climb excellent rock on very well known crags, BC ski descend real mountains, and get deliriously hot on a desert hike looking for wildflowers, and paraglide and HG up to 14,000' riding thermals all in the same day? (Yes, certain years apply. Can't do this every year, but in these 2 counties within the USA we often can.)



Easy but great to know.





Edit:


OK, no one is guessing so it must be too easy and too well known.


San Diego County

A great book by a geography prof of mine . . .
San Diego: An Introduction to the Region [Paperback]
Philip R. Pryde (Author)
http://www.amazon.com/San-Diego-An-Introduction-Region/dp/0916251683/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_T1?ie=UTF8&coliid=I284VI71BT5MT&colid=2GL3DFQ4AXH2G

and


Los Angeles County




Now you know why everyone wants to come here. That and the weather. ;-)
~kief~

Trad climber
nor-cal
Apr 28, 2012 - 08:34pm PT
8.4 million Iphones sold in 2010 worldwide
7.6 million children died of hunger in 2010 worldwide

Our priorities are F*#KED.

Sorry,this was spose' to be fun:(
mouse from merced

Trad climber
merced, california
Apr 28, 2012 - 08:38pm PT
It's supposed to be trivial and fun.
My triviality is surpassed only by my feelings of inadequacy, but you don't wanna hear me whine.
Like some.
Klimmer

Mountain climber
San Diego
Apr 28, 2012 - 08:41pm PT
OK, which county in the USA has the most Native North American "Indian" reservations?












































Locker edit:



San Diego County




Which county has the most Indian Casinos?


San Diego County

("The Las Vegas of the Pacific Southwest")
~kief~

Trad climber
nor-cal
Apr 28, 2012 - 08:47pm PT
does trivia have to be trivial ?

The world is full of self-absorbed trivial distractions,
and very few bright people,working on real problems.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
merced, california
Apr 28, 2012 - 09:54pm PT
The world is filled with bad-ass problems. Many of us, bright or dim, deal with them constantly. And seem to get no where near a solution.

All work and no play make Jack a dull boy.

To take a break now and again is the right of anyone not a slave.

The pursuit of happiness comes after the work. Most of us Taconians know this.

I am retired. I don't just wanna have fun, though. There are other things which I do to help relieve problems. I used to teach in a literacy program.
I still volunteer a few times a month as a docent at the local history museum. It isn't much but it gets 'em out from in front of the TV. And teaches them to read the screen on their I-phone.

t*j got me worked up the other day and I went online to scout the local volunteerism programs, looking for more.

Allow us to triviate according to our consciences.

Does trivia have to be trivial? I suppose it does. Other wise, it's serious trivia and the words seem different together, kind of meaningless...

It's a discussion point. An ice-breaker, too.

Nice to meet you, Kief. I'm Brian.

:) Hello.--middle--Howdy. (:
~kief~

Trad climber
state of Awakening
Apr 28, 2012 - 10:07pm PT
more fun facts

how much do Americans throw away?

• Americans represent 5% of the world’s population, but generate 30% of the world’s
garbage.

• In the U.S. industry moves, mines, extracts, shovels, burns, wastes, pumps and disposes
of 4 million pounds of material in order to provide one average middle-class American
family’s needs for one year.

• In sum, Americans waste or cause to be wasted nearly 1 million pounds of materials per
person every year. This figure includes 3.5 billion pounds of carpet landfilled, 3.3
trillion pounds of CO2 gas emitted into the atmosphere, 19 billion pounds of
polystyrene peanuts, 28 billion pounds of food discarded, 360 billion pounds of organic
and inorganic chemicals used for manufacturing, 710 billion pounds of hazardous waste
and 3.7 trillion pounds of construction debris.

• If wastewater is factored in, the total annual flow of waste in the American Industrial
system is 250 trillion pounds.

• Less than 2% of the total waste stream in the United States is recycled.

• For all the world to live as an American we would need two more Earths; three more if
the population should double and twelve Earth’s altogether if worldwide standards of
living doubled in the next forty years.

To put it another way…

• Americans throw away enough garbage everyday to fill 63,000 garbage trucks, which if
lined up end to end for an entire year would stretch half way to the moon.

• In a lifetime, the average American will personally throw away 600 times his or her
body weight, which for an average adult would leave a legacy of 90,000 pounds of
trash at the end of their lifetime.

• Of the garbage Americans throw out, half could be recycled, which is enough to fill a
football stadium from top to bottom everyday.

• Of these recyclables, Americans throw away enough aluminum to rebuild the entire
commercial air fleet every three months, enough steel to reconstruct Manhattan, and
enough wood to heat 5 million homes for 200 years.

• U.S. waste disposal costs exceed $100 billion annually.






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