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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 7, 2012 - 04:39pm PT
God lovya Rodger, and the steer ya plan on raisin for our benefit.

I looked up "SQUICK" and it pretty much means what it sounds like:

To shock with outrageous behavior.

As in, "We totally squicked some tourons."

Like I said, Meat. Then you said, Meet.

We'll meet over the meat together next Facelift and light some coals under the vegans, total squick, we'll really wind them up. I'll see ya in Mariposa.

Hudon's nephew, Phil, I think it is (?), said he really looks forward to more burger flipping, too.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Oct 7, 2012 - 05:01pm PT
Hey Mousey, fun meeting you! As for Hudon's nephew flipping...I think he took care of the second batch from Phyl which totally worked for me.

The whole thing about "AssHole" (the bbq'ed heifer's name as per Rodger), well, just cuz he didn't like him he sends him on the one way trip and comes back all wrapped in nice neat little white packages...just seems like bad karma. Just sayin'


Susan
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Oct 7, 2012 - 10:56pm PT
Hey Susan!

I never give obnoxious names to my STEERS; I'd never do a heifer that way, anyway!

His name: Baloney Butt! He weighed in at 1850 pounds before he took his one-way trip to the butcher shop. He was 29 months old at the time, and most of it was spent on the free range, so he had a longer life than a commercial steer. I raise my animals in the most humane manner possible, given their predetermined outcome.

On the other hand, I have some of my cows that I raised from tiny calves that are now 14 years old; I seldom sell them, and I've buried many that spent their entire lives here.

If I have a true Asshole cow or steer, I simply sell them to an unsuspecting buyer at the cattle auction.
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Oct 7, 2012 - 11:17pm PT
Brokedown, This was our third or fourth Meatfest, it already was an annual tradition....The last several meatfest- Fattrad took care of most of the food....

Mr K, we do need to assign more people to help with the food...Around 75 to 100 usually show up hungry for grub.

Big thanks out to Khanom, Brokedown, Malcolm, Phylp, PocoLoco, SCseagoat, Lolli, Murcy,**JoeyF and all the folks who brought stuff....who made the good coleslaw ?
I'm sure i forgot someone....?. edit: .weird, i didn't highlight those names...

Thanks everyone!!!.... it was delicious....and.. a fun Party.....

Edit, Brokedown, Fatty called it Meatfest...... http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/920780/Announcing-MeatFest-Facelift - 2009

edit: I miss having the big camp Breakfast...(.Pancakefest ) that was good eats fun....


SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Oct 7, 2012 - 11:25pm PT
Oh yeah, that's right. Baloney Butt. RIP


Susan
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Oct 7, 2012 - 11:39pm PT
Nita-

I was at last year's Taco Fest orchestrated by Fattrad. My contribution was a case of Negra Modelo. I love these get-togethers!
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Oct 8, 2012 - 12:35am PT
Facelift is always big fun. ...Great to see old friends and it was so cool to meet.. Miss Audrey, Miss Phylp, Fletcher, Miss Karen, Mouse, Guck and his Lovely Wife, that Darn French Guy and Paul Martzen.. dang, who else?

So sorry to miss meeting Johntp and a bunch of other folks....)-: ........MrE & Miss Skip and Jaybro, bummer our paths did not cross...

One of my favorite parts of Facelift ..is seeing old friends from BITD..So very sweet to hang with, Mastadon, Chuck Goldman, and Mark Hudon...HOOT!

The YellowPines greeter .
We are Lucky to have Miss Pink in our lives...and...H.. too!
We are Lucky to have Miss Pink in our lives...and...H.. too!
Credit: Timid
Prayer Flags in camp.
Credit: Timid
The other French Man/Pope.
Guck..Guck...Guck....funny man...&#40;-;
Guck..Guck...Guck....funny man...(-;
Credit: timid
Climber Van for sale...Hey Happigrrrl
$3,300. contact Tinker B.
$3,300. contact Tinker B.
Credit: nita
My Most favorite Eastside girlfriend.
Miss Ann Klinefelter.....
Miss Ann Klinefelter.....
Credit: Timid
Fletcher, Karen and Malcolm ..
Very cool peeps!!!
Very cool peeps!!!
Credit: Timid

Lastly...Check this out...Miss Karen Daly.. flying around.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnySp0YoT_E

Thanks Ken!!!

Edit...Fletcher, it was JoeyF....

H, those pears were yummy-juicy.....maybe a fruit plate next year...i can bring the apples..


Fletcher

Trad climber
Fumbling towards stone
Oct 8, 2012 - 12:35am PT
Somebody made some excellent pickles that worked perfectly on the burgers. I should remember who, but have forgotten this fine soul's name.

Eric

Edit: I posted this after I saw Nita's last photo. Behold, the pickles as we waited for the burgers to be ready!
H

Mountain climber
there and back again
Oct 8, 2012 - 01:38am PT
Cat herding has never been so easy! Too many great encounters to name them all. I truly look forward to doing it again next year.

For me its more like a reunion and a celebration of earths bounty. Thank you everyone for making another successful event memorable. It is an honor to serve our community. Hopefully it wont be a whole year before we meet again.

Great posts one and all.
khanom

Trad climber
Greeley Hill
Oct 8, 2012 - 10:24am PT
who made the good coleslaw ?

Nita, that was Vicky. She made it up fresh in the van.
murcy

Gym climber
sanfrancisco
Oct 8, 2012 - 10:43pm PT
The pickles were created and supplied by notorious mobster Joey Pickles (JOEY.F), who styled his first trad lead the same day ("Sorry, but I'm going to sew it up," followed by placing a piece every 50 feet).
Fletcher

Trad climber
Fumbling towards stone
Oct 9, 2012 - 03:35am PT
Well whattaya know! Pickles were from Joey F. Good on ya Joey!

Eric
Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Oct 9, 2012 - 10:47am PT
paging Joey F. Seeing how his name keeps coming up on this thread, inquiring minds want to know what he looks like first thing in the morning.

Grainy B&W Joe
Grainy B&W Joe
Credit: Timid TopRope

Matt Moore was looking slim and svelte. Matt was instrumental in getting Chuck Goldman and family to the Facelift and it was Chuck's first visit to the Park in maybe 20 years or more. Surprised that no one has commented on his return. Perhaps many old dads can't forgive him for stealing their girlfriends.
Marlboro Man
Marlboro Man
Credit: Timid TopRope

Look up in the sky! It's Albert Einstein, it's Jerry Garcia, it's.......
it's Ed Hartouni
it's Ed Hartouni
Credit: Timid TopRope
JOEY.F

Gym climber
It's not rocket surgery
Oct 9, 2012 - 11:57am PT
Pickles checking in. Ha Ha...I think I will buy a comb...
Murcy, aren't sew it up and run it out the same thing? I should have paid more attention...
Glad you all liked the pickles, they're sugar bombs ya know.
Fish Finder

Social climber
THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART
Oct 9, 2012 - 12:53pm PT



I can still taste the clove from those pickles Joey!
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Oct 9, 2012 - 01:08pm PT
most of it was spent on the free range, so he had a longer life than a commercial steer. I raise my animals in the most humane manner possible
No wonder Baloney Butt tasted so good!
I guess I missed that you had provided the beef.

Was a great Yeller Pines party. Sorry I got there late and didn't get to chat with as many people as I'd have liked. Somehow I spent too darned much time this year climbing and facelifting. Will have to schedule my time better next year.
Facelift #5 for me and each one is more fun than the previous.
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Oct 9, 2012 - 01:19pm PT
Additionally, I use no growth hormonal implants, antibiotics, or any other growth stimulants in my animals. They're not "organic" but 100% "naturally raised." They get lots of good feed (hay and grain) during the winters, as well as all needed mineral and vitamin supplements.
Fish Finder

Social climber
THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART
Oct 9, 2012 - 01:40pm PT





And like an eagle I was circling until just the right moment and Roger himself flipped me my burger.(cooked by Eric)



Ah! as american as apple pie but better , Cheeseburger-as good as it gets!


You could tell that animal ate well and was loved.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Oct 10, 2012 - 12:41pm PT
Events like the FaceLift are apparently now sometimes described as voluntourism. More commonly used for work in developing countries, but it seems applicable.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 10, 2012 - 02:51pm PT
Well, "Mighty Voluntouron," and how do you like that? :)

Kina wierduh!

I like the work and the word does apply.

Nobody particularly wanted to be called a "human," either.

"Monkey" was all that back then.
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