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Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Topic Author's Original Post - Dec 10, 2012 - 10:07pm PT
Here is our "fun" holiday card project.








HOLY JESUS CHRIST!






We had a cat for Christmas!








Heidi, Fritz, and Harley-our Solstice cat-child.
Heidi, Fritz, and Harley-our Solstice cat-child.
Credit: Fritz
Ben Harland

Gym climber
Kenora, ON
Dec 10, 2012 - 10:12pm PT
Great idea!
Credit: Ben Harland
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Dec 10, 2012 - 10:25pm PT

^^^^I like, Ben!!!
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 11, 2012 - 10:42am PT
Why Santa isn't visiting this year.


Todd & Sarah posing with Santa & the reindeer.
Todd & Sarah posing with Santa & the reindeer.
Credit: Fritz
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Dec 11, 2012 - 04:20pm PT
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Dec 11, 2012 - 06:53pm PT
Let me out! Let me Out!
Let me out! Let me Out!
Credit: happiegrrrl

It's not a funny post, but as some of you may know, I nearly lost Teddy last week. I got the best xmas present I could ever have hoped for that he survived. Hope you all will get the best holiday gift you could ever hope for too.
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 11, 2012 - 10:17pm PT
Fun Posts, and Happiegrrrl: yours is fun too! Glad your dog is doing OK!

Dilbert.
Dilbert.
Credit: Fritz

JOEY.F

Gym climber
It's not rocket surgery
Dec 12, 2012 - 12:24am PT
The hand painted ceramics set from mom survived, except for the manger.
Consequently, a substitute was called in.



Remember her painting these ceramics about 50 years ago. Quite a talen...
Remember her painting these ceramics about 50 years ago. Quite a talent.
Credit: JOEY.F
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Dec 12, 2012 - 04:48am PT
^^^hope to see that one appear on a troll thread one day..,

Haha great photos, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Credit: RyanD
stich

Trad climber
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Dec 12, 2012 - 07:39am PT
If you are a good child, St. Nicholas will bring you a present. If you are a bad child...

Credit: stich
Park Rat

Social climber
CA, UT,CT,FL
Dec 12, 2012 - 07:45am PT
A catty Christmas
A catty Christmas
Credit: Park Rat

Credit: Park Rat

Credit: Park Rat
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Dec 12, 2012 - 05:44pm PT
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Dec 12, 2012 - 05:59pm PT
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Dec 12, 2012 - 06:22pm PT
Credit: donini

Fritz, speaking of cats. Angela took this photo moments ago at a friend's house in Phoenix. We found "Babo" yesterday at the basecamp for Baboquivari, miles from the nearest house, fresh mountain lion scat on the trail and coyotes howling in the distance. Tomorrow he will be introduced to his new home in Ouray.....he wishes you and Heidi a happy holiday!
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 12, 2012 - 08:13pm PT
Donini! Thanks for your "Christmas Cat" rescue & story. That cat looks to have a fine tail (and a fine tale).

I'll drink to your new cat tonight!

Credit: Fritz
Credit: Fritz
Park Rat

Social climber
CA, UT,CT,FL
Dec 12, 2012 - 08:55pm PT
Lucky kitty!
Gene

climber
Dec 12, 2012 - 08:57pm PT
Lucky Donini, too!

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Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 13, 2012 - 09:23am PT
Heidi's Christmas Lingam.

Brings real cheer to the neighborhood!


Credit: Fritz


eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 13, 2012 - 01:28pm PT


HA!
micronut

Trad climber
Dec 13, 2012 - 03:10pm PT
Credit: micronut
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Dec 13, 2012 - 03:15pm PT
Credit: kennyt
Credit: kennyt
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 13, 2012 - 03:27pm PT
Are you sure you want to read The Curmudgeon's Christmas Letter?
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 13, 2012 - 09:31pm PT
Reilly: Re your post???

Are you sure you want to read The Curmudgeon's Christmas Letter?



I'm not sure. Will you convince me?






Heidi decorated her Christmas Lingam today. A Holiday tradition here on the "ranchette."
Credit: Fritz


The casual night-time viewer thinks it's a tree.
Credit: Fritz

Captain...or Skully

climber
Dec 13, 2012 - 10:09pm PT
Nice lingham.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Dec 13, 2012 - 10:16pm PT
Agreed Captain....have you been to India recently?

Fritz and Hedi, arrived saftely in Ouray...cat in hand.
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 14, 2012 - 10:33am PT
WOW!

We lit-up the Christmas Lingam for the 1st time this year, last night.

This morning it's snowing lightly.

Is that Christmas Lingam magic, or what?

Credit: Fritz
Credit: Fritz
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Dec 14, 2012 - 11:21am PT
Credit: Ghost
Keith Leaman

Trad climber
Seattle
Dec 14, 2012 - 11:31am PT
(Sung to O Tannenbaum)

O Christmas Lingam,
O Christmas Lingam,
How lovely are thy porphyritic rugosities.

Last year's greeting from John Svenson in AK. Kinda captures the season.
Cheers everyone!
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Missing photo ID#278305
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Dec 14, 2012 - 12:20pm PT
Credit: dirt claud
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 14, 2012 - 02:54pm PT
Keith! Thanks for the Lingam Christmas song!

I had to change it slightly to fit our stone.

(Sung to O Tannenbaum)

O Christmas Lingam,
O Christmas Lingam,
How lovely are thy basaltic rugosities.

Credit: Fritz




Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Dec 14, 2012 - 03:32pm PT
Eyes by Surven Manvelyan: http://www.surenmanvelyan.com/eyes/?wppa-album=1&wppa-cover=0&wppa-occur=1
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 14, 2012 - 07:37pm PT
Santa's Christmas Eve checklist:  Got snow?  Coca-Cola?  GPS?  Credit ...
Santa's Christmas Eve checklist: Got snow? Coca-Cola? GPS? Credit card? Energy drink? Cell phone? Sleigh keys? Piss can? Bennies?
Credit: mouse from merced
Linghams, Linghams, are they in Fresno or Visalia?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 14, 2012 - 08:01pm PT
Credit: mouse from merced
For Ron over in Mound City, if he's a good boy.

Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
The Patagonia of the Fifties.

These are from the DEc. 8, 1952, issue of Life.
Cosmic enough for ya, Dwain?
Cosmic enough for ya, Dwain?
Credit: mouse from cyanic merced
Happy Birthday, Earth.
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 18, 2012 - 12:15am PT
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 18, 2012 - 10:15pm PT
Credit: Fritz
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 20, 2012 - 08:35am PT
hey there say, all...

bump for a sweet happy christmas share...

here we go...

JOHNTP: this is from last year--i just put some fresh
pine in it...had only a few tiny pieces, will hunt some
down, later in the week, i hope... :)

got enough for christmas, though, :)
thank you...


Credit: neebee


2012
2012
Credit: neebee


god bless!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 20, 2012 - 08:45am PT
hey there say, fritz and heidi, very nice!!!

thanks for sharing... the tree like affect/effect is very nice!


also:

here is a rat, for the mouse...


Credit: neebee


:)
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 20, 2012 - 09:24am PT
Neebee: Thanks for the Christmas Cheer! Merry Christmas to you!

Credit: Fritz
Rockin' Gal

Trad climber
Boulder
Dec 20, 2012 - 12:23pm PT
Santa is being belayed by Frosty the Snowman. Not sure how long that's...
Santa is being belayed by Frosty the Snowman. Not sure how long that's gonna last.
Credit: Rockin' Gal
richross

Trad climber
Dec 20, 2012 - 07:54pm PT


Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 20, 2012 - 11:06pm PT
Woohooo!

Rockin Gal & Richross! Great photos!

Thanks for posting them!

Credit: Fritz
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 21, 2012 - 08:59am PT
Evidence that even Nazis liked Christmas.
Evidence that even Nazis liked Christmas.
Credit: Fritz
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 21, 2012 - 11:46pm PT
Credit: Fritz
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Dec 22, 2012 - 12:41am PT
Credit: nita
Edit for below...Hey Mouse, i sent you an email....
ps, they screwed that woman out of the prize...I probably would of said it the same way, like i was singing the verse....Sarah Palin totally pronounces all her words that way.
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 22, 2012 - 11:22am PT
Nita! That one is classic! Thanks!

Credit: Fritz
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 22, 2012 - 08:29pm PT
Kliban
Kliban
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 22, 2012 - 09:09pm PT
http://www.kpbs.org/news/2012/dec/21/military-contestant-wheel-fortune-gets-scrooged-vi/

Credit: GI
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 22, 2012 - 10:26pm PT
I'm warning you now, turn your sound WAY UP.


Credit: mouse from merced

nita
I wonder, would you like a Firefall Postcard I found down here yesterday. it's in pretty good shape, considering it's a 1,400-foot fall, night after night, in burning embers. Considering it's free, and considering I don't have a mail address, send a p.m. if you want this trinket.
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 22, 2012 - 11:02pm PT
MousefromMerced! Thanks for joining in for fun!

Credit: Fritz
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 23, 2012 - 12:02am PT
Credit: mouse from merced
Surfing the web is fun. Never know what can turn up. I searched "hummus bug."

http://my-kitchens-aroma.blogspot.com/2012/11/mediterranean-panini-with-roasted-red.html


Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 23, 2012 - 10:58am PT
Credit: Fritz
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Dec 23, 2012 - 04:18pm PT
For about 15 years and counting, my neighbor around the corner makes the best christmas cards..here are 2 of them.
A funny Christmas greeting is inside the card...
A funny Christmas greeting is inside the card...
Credit: nita

Credit: nita
Merry Christmas everyone...(-;
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 23, 2012 - 09:44pm PT
Etta James's version of Little Drummer Boy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kx4RtQKoGGg

PeeWee's greetings: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQqvIYCoFxY



Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 23, 2012 - 11:44pm PT
A little Christmas goodwill to our Canadian friends.


Christmas Mounties!

Credit: unknown frostback.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Dec 23, 2012 - 11:58pm PT
Santa's Bad Day

One particular Christmas season a long time ago, Santa was getting ready for is annual trip, but there were problems everywhere. Four of his elves got sick, and the trainee elves did not produce the toys as fast as the regular ones so Santa was beginning to feel the pressure of being behind schedule. Then Mrs. Claus told Santa that her mom was coming to visit. This stressed Santa even more.

When he went to harness the reindeer, he found that three of them were about to give birth and two had jumped the fence and were out, heaven knows where. More stress.

Then when he began to load the sleigh one of the boards cracked, and the toy bag fell to the ground and scattered the toys. So, frustrated, Santa went into the house for a cup of apple cider and a shot of rum.

When he went to the cupboard, he discovered that the elves had hidden the liquor, and there was nothing to drink. In his frustration, he accidentally dropped the cider pot, and it broke into hundreds of little pieces all over the kitchen floor. He went to get the broom and found that mice had eaten the straw end of the broom.

Just then the doorbell rang, and irritable Santa trudged to the door. He opened the door, and there was a little angel with a great Christmas tree.

The angel said, very cheerfully, "Merry Christmas, Santa. Isn't it a lovely day? I have a beautiful tree for you. Where would you like me to stick it?"

Thus began the tradition of the little angel on top of the tree.


WHY A CHRISTMAS TREE IS BETTER THAN A MAN

1. A Christmas tree is always erect.
2. Even small ones give satisfaction.
3. A Christmas tree stays up for 12 days and nights.
4. A Christmas tree always looks good - even with the lights on.
5. A Christmas tree is always happy with its size.
6. A Christmas tree has cute balls.
7. A Christmas tree doesn't get mad if you break one of its balls.
8. You can throw a Christmas tree out when it's past its 'sell by' date.
9. You don't have to put up with a Christmas tree all year.


10 Reasons Why a Christmas Tree Is Better Than a Woman

10. A Christmas tree doesn't care how many other Christmas trees you have had in the past.
9. Christmas trees don't get mad if you use exotic electrical devices.
8. A Christmas tree doesn't care if you have an artificial one in the closet.
7. A Christmas tree doesn't get mad if you break one of its balls.
6. You can feel a Christmas tree before you take it home.
5. A Christmas tree doesn't get mad if you look up underneath it.
4. When you are done with a Christmas tree you can throw it on the curb and have it hauled away.
3. A Christmas tree doesn't get jealous around other Christmas trees.
2. A Christmas tree doesn't care if you watch football all day.
1. A Christmas tree doesn't get mad if you tie it up and throw it in the back of your pickup truck.

(OK, I found these on a good website. Not that I condone christian ritual murder of trees.)
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 24, 2012 - 12:23am PT
MH! Thanks for participating in Christmas fun!

Credit: Fritz

Credit: Fritz
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 24, 2012 - 12:05pm PT
Halloween, Christmas, whatever! Janelle just likes to PARTAY!

Credit: Reilly



Emma, on the other hand, after being denied access to the appetizer tray
was content with her normal situation...
Credit: Reilly
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 24, 2012 - 03:30pm PT
Heidi doing a Christmas dance back in 2003, while the cat cleverly wai...
Heidi doing a Christmas dance back in 2003, while the cat cleverly waits for a chance to insert his tail under her foot.
Credit: Fritz
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 24, 2012 - 04:03pm PT
HoHoHo!

Credit: Reilly

IPhone pic- don't know why it posted horizontally as it was shot vertically.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Dec 24, 2012 - 05:30pm PT
When Lena got off work up there at Lake Woebegone, somewhere between Saskatoon and Winnipeg, it was snowing heavily and blowing to the point that visibility was almost zero. She made her way to her car and wondered how she was going to get home.

She sat in the car while it warmed up and thought about her situation.. She remembered Bill's advice that if she got caught in a blizzard, she should wait for a snowplough to come by and follow it. That way she would not have to worry about going off the road or getting stuck in a snow drift.

Sure enough, in a little while, a snowplough went by and she pulled out and began to follow it. As she followed along behind the snowplough, she felt quite comfortable and smug as they continued on their way and she was not having any problem with the blizzard or road conditions.

After some time had passed, she was somewhat surprised when the snowplough stopped. The driver got out of the cab and came back to her car. He signalled her to roll down her window and asked if she was all right, as she had been following him for a long time.

Lena said she was fine and told him of her husband's advice to follow a plough when caught in a blizzard.

The driver replied it was okay with him and that she could continue to follow him if she wanted, .... But he wanted her to know that he was done with the that parking lot and was going over to Canadian Tire next.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 25, 2012 - 01:38am PT
"Jesus Ch---, I swear!"--my immediate reaction, Anders!

The Budapest Santa-run, 12/11...Brrski!

Budapest Santa-Run, 2011.
Budapest Santa-Run, 2011.
Credit: mouse from merced
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 25, 2012 - 09:47am PT
hey there,say..

well, good moring, :)
and happy sweet chrismas time to you and your loved ones...

this was my house, last night:

t'was the night befor chritmas,when all through the not-a-flat...
not a creature was stirrin', 'cept for a bird, me, and rat...


Credit: neebee

*hard to see them, but that's six critters sleeping, and one ain't a cat
;)
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 25, 2012 - 01:12pm PT
Photo from Backcountry.com Facebook page.
Photo from Backcountry.com Facebook page.
Credit: Fritz
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Dec 25, 2012 - 03:20pm PT
"don't know why it posted horizontally as it was shot vertically."

All shots on a digital camera will post horizontaly,
unless you rotate it Vert with a photo editing program, Reilly.



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