Take the Donini vow


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Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Jan 26, 2013 - 04:22pm PT
I get what you are saying and I've had my own Donini-esque vow for about a month now:

But first, as a preface, I and others have observed that the kookiness of ST (always an element of that, that's why I'm here!) seems to get ramped up in the winter when folks don't seem to get out as much. Being laid up with an injury for extended periods seems to increase the factor as well. Come spring and the increased photon exposure and fresh air seem to put a damper on the negative.

I can get sucked into these threads as much as anyone. And you don't need to post to be overly engaged, just reading can have the same adverse affects. :-)

So, I have chosen to take a "working" vacation from the Taco Stand until the Spring. I've scaled back. I don't check the forum list for new topics much and tend to know which ones are safe to open if I do: primarily climbing related, of course, but there are some great picture, poetry, and other threads out there. It's not the content so much for me as the quality of the content and the intentions of the posters.

If I do post, I follow general guidelines that apply all the time on any public forum (or even e-mail) that have long served me well: Be positive and ask if you are contributing something that adds to the discussion and/or provides support for another human being (or animal, maybe even a plant or rock!). Good-hearted humor (especially with respect to oneself) is always a good thing too.

In the meantime, I've got plenty of other things around here that need my attention!


P.S. If you haven't seen it yet, check out Ghost's http://www.supertopo.com/tr/Climbers-save-their-country-Yes-this-is-damn-on-topic/t11830n.html. Required reading and a little bit of something for everyone. Great storytelling about the beautiful people of the north.

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jan 26, 2013 - 10:39pm PT

Locker, I've knever been able to control wut u post. . .

hee hee hee. . .
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Jan 26, 2013 - 11:21pm PT
Oh My,

Not sure what just conspired here
but hoping it be good.
And that the hood will gain from
the bros here, the boys that make it happen.

Donini and all yo like minded men and women ...people need your mo and jo and all the info that flo with it. So hope yo keep on postin'.

Lol that life is gooooooood. lynnie

Edit: it is Sat. nite and time to create. :D


Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jan 26, 2013 - 11:25pm PT
Donini's gonna free the nose? This I have to see! ;)

I have no doubts.. The blue camalot is strong with that one...although resurrected by the red one...

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Jan 26, 2013 - 11:33pm PT
I noticed the nearly full moon while driving to my friend's home in SLC last night.

Are there more loonies on ST when the moon is full, or are we always posting?

It was a foggy drive home to Choss Creek today.

Credit: Fritz

oh yeah!

I'm not a Christian or a Conservative, so I don't do vows.

I do like avoiding politard threads, (when possible) and climbing with Donini.
bit'er ol' guy

the past
Jan 27, 2013 - 12:42am PT

bit'er old guy vow....

Never post on the same thread twice.


never thread on the same post trice...

no wait....

here it is..


OK ...

Never post on the same thread twice.

In fact, never go back to a thread you,ve posted on.




Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Jan 27, 2013 - 03:04am PT
Hey yo Locker, I'm gonna take your vow! I think the Donini is way awes, but I'm more inclined to be able to follow through with your vow, ;-)
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 27, 2013 - 03:21am PT
Good try, Fritz. The halos didn't come through, on either you or your climbing bud. Nobody should brag about not participating or visiting the political threads here. I never do...

But hiding Jim's third hand must have been fairly easy using that pose.

In most of the pics showing him climbing you never notice it's (cleverly or conveniently) hidden? You ever notice?

LOL, Jim. Ain't no cure for bigstonitis, dude, so I'll just say good luck. Try not to get rescued.

Jan 27, 2013 - 04:15am PT

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jan 27, 2013 - 09:10am PT
So, if I'm reading this right, Gal just vowed to post porn? This could get interesting!
Patrick Sawyer

Originally California now Ireland
Jan 27, 2013 - 10:19am PT
I am running out of money. My car battery just gave out in a sleet-driven rain in a supermarket car park. With Jennie in the car. Fortunately a bloke I know gave us a lift home. Now I am waiting for the rescue assistance truck to call me and I'll scooter down to meet him (about 15 minutes of scootering, will running, I don't have a scooter). Looks like a new battery is needed, which I cannot afford.

Jennie is safe and home and dry. It's windy and pissing out.

But Donini knows. He has climbed in Patagonia some tough stuff. However Ireland is a bit different.

Jim, don't keep your vow, I love your input, climbing related or not. Jim, I like all of your posts. Just don't take vows, they can cause IT track problems. ;-)

And this thread just shows how the Taco Stand is so much different (for the better IMO) than other climbing forums. It's diverse, has humor, has angst, has everything.

BTW. Anybody got a spare battery for a VW Polo?

And 2013 is not looking that great. And I am THE eternal optimist. Attempted burglary of our house, Jen's medical condition not getting any better (we knew it wouldn't), debt, bad battery, and yet...

...and yet, we are not that bad off compared to many people in the world. so I guess I count my lucky stars.

Now where did I put those darn winning lottery numbers?
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