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Crimpergirl

Sport climber
St. Louis
Topic Author's Original Post - Jun 2, 2006 - 11:53pm PT
Okay, I'll admit it, I'm *really* bummed.

Give me some reasons it's all worth it... Happy photos, what makes you get up every morning, that which puts a smile on your face. I'd love to see it. Thanks in advance.
Fluoride

Trad climber
on a rock or mountain out west
Jun 2, 2006 - 11:55pm PT
Get ready for sugar shock level cuteness (came from an animal shelter "cutest pet pic" contest). It may not be what gets me up in the morning, but that bunny sure is cute.

CorporateDog

climber
Middle California
Jun 3, 2006 - 12:03am PT


Bet you at least grinned while scoffing!
dirtbag

climber
Jun 3, 2006 - 12:04am PT
I just enjoyed a tasty cold Negra Modelo beer. That made me happy.
Chaz

Trad climber
So. Cal.
Jun 3, 2006 - 12:05am PT


What could be cuter than a Puppy?

Eating a Rat.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
St. Louis
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 3, 2006 - 12:07am PT
Chaz! That's quite funny. I laughed. Oh man, I must be really fecked up!!!



Speaking of rats, check out this cutie. I got the photo off of the Red River Climbing site...


Minerals

Social climber
The Deli
Jun 3, 2006 - 12:08am PT
Fluoride

Trad climber
on a rock or mountain out west
Jun 3, 2006 - 12:10am PT
Chaz

Trad climber
So. Cal.
Jun 3, 2006 - 12:12am PT
Bitchen Rat-Stem!
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
St. Louis
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 3, 2006 - 12:14am PT
Notice the rat's warrior like pose - - such attention. He exerts no more energy than is necessary. He's a rock star!
JuanDeFuca

Big Wall climber
Stoney Point
Jun 3, 2006 - 12:14am PT

Doberman number 4.

Duchess.

Chaz

Trad climber
So. Cal.
Jun 3, 2006 - 12:41am PT
Juan, You've got Dobermans?



This is Mavis. Dobie #3.
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Jun 3, 2006 - 12:52am PT
Smile and the whole world smiles with you

Cry, and you only have what you own.
mcKbill

Boulder climber
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Jun 3, 2006 - 12:55am PT
Puppy Kitty


Puppy comes when she is called, wags her tail, and likes to be patted like a puppy.




pud

climber
Sportbikeville
Jun 3, 2006 - 01:00am PT
Fluoride

Trad climber
on a rock or mountain out west
Jun 3, 2006 - 01:02am PT
Hey pud, these guys like to make people smile too...til they shiv ya!!!

Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Jun 3, 2006 - 01:30am PT
I like what Jay said.
Also, remember you have *us* to cheer you on.

In addition, find a good man.
And stand by him.
Or on him.
Whatever works for the two of you.
(hehe).
aldude

climber
Monument Manor
Jun 3, 2006 - 01:38am PT
Remember some good times - you have a stack of friends out here...
maculated

Trad climber
San Luis Obispo, CA
Jun 3, 2006 - 01:40am PT
What makes you get up in the morning. I am thinking.

It used to be the bright future, the possiblity. But I've learned that bright futures and possibilities equate to nothing more than chance.

I get up and I go about my business because people need me. My father and mother need me. Friends need me. My pets need me. The person that I am going to touch in a small way needs me.

It does not matter what we do for ourselves in this lifetime, in my estimation, but what we do for others. The best days I have are conferences with my students about writing (sometimes life): they usually take the time to tell me they appreciate my work, and the usually look a lot happier about the prospect of essay writing. It's a small thing, but it's enough to get me through the days.

Find some way to remind yourself that your life counts, and even if you're sitting home on a Friday night because all your friends are too busy to call you back and you're in a festive mood, it shouldn't matter. Somewhere out there you've made someone's life better.

Go pick up a book that may make you think, book 3 of "Diamond Heart" - "Being and the Meaning of Life" by A.H.Almaas.

He says: "Happiness, value, and pleasure are not the result of anything. These qualities are part of our fundamental nature. If we simply allow ourselves to be, this is our natural experience. You are the most precious thing in the universe, but you behave as if you are the poorest, most trivial thing there is. It doesn't really take much to see this. Just stop the whirlwind that goes on. Let yourself relax and be there. You can allow yourself to do it wherever you are. You don't have to be in the Canary Islands to be happy. You don't have to be with somoen you are in love with, and who loves you, to be happy. Putting these conditions on your happiness is a degrading way oflooking at yourself. Sure, you can be happy in the Canaries or with someone you love, but how about the rest of the time?"

". .. when we observe a child, we see that the sense of fullness, of intrinsic aliveness, of joy in being, is not inferred, that is, it is not the result of something else. There is value in just being oneself; it is not because of something one does or doesn't do. It is there at the beginning but slowly gets lost, and the fakeness just takes over."
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jun 3, 2006 - 01:56am PT
I would like to post some pictures of my adorable fuzzy tigress, who would cheer up anyone. She is currently sitting on my lap purring. Though it is now quite late back east.

The Image Shack method seems a bit cumbersome, and there must be some fairly straightforward way to take pictures and plug them in. Is there an easier way to do this? I have the pictures on my hard drive, and just need paint-by-numbers directions. (I'm moderately computer-friendly, and tried what seemed the obvious ways.) Thanks!

Anders
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