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browniephoto

climber
bc
Mar 18, 2013 - 02:39pm PT
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Mar 18, 2013 - 03:00pm PT
Glad to see your healing well. Cheers to good friends, family and the ST crowd keeping your spirits up.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 18, 2013 - 03:34pm PT
Kieran, Ryan and Luke! You guys rule!! Too funny man! You guys are killing it!! Glad to see the team is gelling! Thanks for everything boys! The stoke is high! I walked about 500m today from pt to ot!!

I predict big things for your valley trip!! Go rip it up and show everyone what Squamish pride can do!!! You will make the og's proud I'm sure of it!


Thanks dirt claud! Did you check ^^^^^^ those hosers out?? So much stoke!!!

For those who are unawares, the blue dragon is also the name of my snowmobile!!!

Too funny guys!! Keep cracking me up! I'll be back out shooting pics of
Youz guyz in no time!!


dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Mar 18, 2013 - 03:38pm PT
Yeah, I saw them Mike, good fun being had, that's for sure. Great to grow up with good friends and create many great memories to reminisce about in the older years. Really awesome that we have the technology to make such cool videos these days too.
'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
Mar 18, 2013 - 04:50pm PT
"I have an amazing girlfriend!! She has stuck beside me through thick and thin, and is the hottest ...."



I'm stopping at "hottest". Man, ya just gotta love a girl in a smokin' hot toque. {sigh} It must be a Hoser thing, eh?

Great to see your steady improvement, Big Mike. Keep up the good work!
Norwegian

Trad climber
the tip of god's middle finger
Mar 18, 2013 - 07:09pm PT
that's a nice ring-type-thing
she's wearing on her,
uh, wedding finger.

do you guys in canada have that same
cultural tradition?
the one wear pinky's neighbor on the left hand
is reserved as a communication medium of structured commitment?

you too big to put on the spot.
i think i just put you on a three-dimensional plane.

oh wait,
maybe some of that wadded up tinfoil
mistakenly got wrapped around her finger.

when i proposed to my wife
i was laying in a stranger's bed,
with her,
and i ratted thru their bedside drawers
and found a stick of gum.
so i freshened my breath
and proposed as i encircled her above referenced finger
with the chrome gum wrapper.

true as shite, i swear.
she said yes.
though she might regret that emotional wobble that
that tightened the knot entangling us.
cowpoke

climber
Mar 18, 2013 - 08:08pm PT
Yee ha! Dude, a bold, endurance lead with multiple cruxes, but you are cruising this pitch!! Showed my family this thread -- so many folks rooting for your every step (literally) toward recovery and, ultimately, an even bigger and badder Mike.
Captain...or Skully

climber
Mar 18, 2013 - 08:08pm PT
Norwegian shines, huh?
this just in

climber
north fork
Mar 18, 2013 - 08:23pm PT
Loving the progress reports and them canucklehead videos. Few things better than hanging with your friends and climbing in the forest.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 19, 2013 - 03:44am PT
Great to grow up with good friends and create many great memories to reminisce about in the older years. Really awesome that we have the technology to make such cool videos these days too.

Gawd. It will be too funny being 60 and looking back at all this stuff... Memories will be a lot easier to come by with all the cues ;)


I'm stopping at "hottest". Man, ya just gotta love a girl in a smokin' hot toque. {sigh} It must be a Hoser thing, eh?

Hell ya! You should see her without it! I love her hair!! I'd like to see it more often in fact!!! {hint hint} ;) most assuredly a Canuck thing.

Thanks Pete! I'm all about getting back on these monster feet. Permanently!

that's a nice ring-type-thing
she's wearing on her,
uh, wedding finger.

do you guys in canada have that same
cultural tradition?
the one wear pinky's neighbor on the left hand
is reserved as a communication medium of structured commitment?

I posed her this question tonight sir. She answered thusly; "well I figure I'm already taken so why not?" Also it fits best on that finger and it is an excellent defense mechanism from the hordes of men in whistler as well as inquisitive ladies. ;)

Of course this led to her asking me whether I would be purchasing her another one soon, and I told her, if so it would not be a diamond as i am not a traditional fellow and such funds would be better spent on many other things. To which more questions ensued and I bartered a deal with her that if she will start ropegunning some pitches for me this summer than there would probably be a ring in it for her.

This deal would serve us both two fold. For one I would have a regular ropegun, and for the other she will gain boatloads of confidence, which is both something she really needs and the thing that i require for this thing to work, not to mention the key to her happiness in feeling like an equal partner in this relationship.


Thank you for your proposal story. I know you can remind your better half from time to time, why she embarked on this quest with you in the first place.


Yee ha! Dude, a bold, endurance lead with multiple cruxes, but you are cruising this pitch!!!

Thanks cowpoke! I guess it is rather bold for me to bear my soul publicly like I have. I have been accustomed to doing it for awhile but I have definitely stepped up the disclosure level on this one. It seems to have cost me a friendship already unfortunately, but i am unsure that anything I have said was really derogatory to have deserved such a deletion, so I am willing to let sleeping dogs lie, and chalk it up as just another bump in the road... My attitude is my saviour and without it I am unsure if I would have all ready attained the success that I am, so I have no need for negativity.


Norwegian shines, huh?

That is for sure capt, but it is a question that has been begging an answer for some time and it is only now that we both have the clarity to address it.


Loving the progress reports and them canucklehead videos. Few things better than hanging with your friends and climbing in the forest.

As am I Justin. As am I. The reports are my reflection and my journal so that I will never forget these moments of inspiration. The videos are awesome and increasingly so, plus they crack me up !! I miss hanging with those dudes and cannot wait until I am afforded another opportunity to goof around in the woods with them!!!!!
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Mar 19, 2013 - 11:01am PT
Mikey, putting it out there! Congrats to the both of you!
I've heard of a shotgun wedding but this is the first ropegun wedding I can recall :-)
Relic

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 19, 2013 - 11:37am PT
I went bad to my room

You are bad. Go to your room!

I wanna get the third ascent of those plums! I'll bring my climbing mag reporter to spray the details.

Jeez, Luke's now a boulderer. Ryan is now an aid climber. What is the world coming to? I think it is a sign of the apocalypse.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Mar 19, 2013 - 11:45am PT
Big Mike;

I am so estatic that you are doing so well!
I put a Good Word in for you with the GUY upstairs.

:)
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 19, 2013 - 11:53am PT
This weekend was mellow by intent. Saturday I tried desperately to regain sleep and rest, knowing that I would need every scrap of energy I could reserve for my long week ahead. This was made difficult by nurses waking me every two hours starting at 6 for my Tylenol, then my hydro which I really need at 8 followed by a courtesy, "don't you want to do something with your day?" Wake up call at ten. I managed to roll over after all of them and sleep until one or so. My friend josh texted me around then so I decided to at least turn on the tv and chill in bed for a bit.

He arrived not long after that and we had a really nice visit.

My buddy Josh


After we had a good chat, I got dressed and saw him off to his car. Then I went for dinner in the day room, which was halfway decent and after I immediately went back to my room and chilled out on my bed and watched some more tube.

Sunday was much the same except I bit my nurses head off a tad a six this time so they didn't bother me much, and I chilled pretty much all day till around 6:30 when Anders showed up. At one point my nurse asked me what time she could get me up, and I had been up watching tube and taco'ing all day, so I replied "I'm up already!!"

They just wanted me to get out on such a nice day(and probably thought I was depressed for sitting in bed all weekend), but I was focused on resting. At about 6:30 Anders came by and I decided to get up and go for a spin and my st paddy's day Guinness. We rolled down to "neighbours" restaurant just off oak and king Ed, and had a beer and kalimari to celebrate the occasion.

Anders got pics but I haven't got copies yet and am reluctant to steal them from facebook. It was excellent to get out tho and I much appreciated the company and the occasional uphill pushes.

I forgot I got this pic!!! Oops

This was the best smile I could illicit from Anders!! ;)


Edit thanks guys! Gotta run! Replies later!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 19, 2013 - 02:31pm PT
I've heard of a shotgun wedding but this is the first ropegun wedding I can recall :-)

yes.. well if she can swap pitches with me on ultimate everything without too much whining then she will have proved that she is confident enough to be my one and only ;)


Jeez, Luke's now a boulderer. Ryan is now an aid climber. What is the world coming to? I think it is a sign of the apocalypse.

I know right?? sh!ts cray son! ;)

I am so estatic that you are doing so well!
I put a Good Word in for you with the GUY upstairs.

Thanks Cosmic!! I have lots of spirts pulling for me too! Ron A said he would put in a good word and Sandra told me a member of the pemberton band informed her that they were doing so as well!!

I feel so blessed in many different ways!!

Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Mar 20, 2013 - 12:49am PT
I imagine the drugs have kicked in, and you're in dreamland now, but here is a little something for you to start the day with tomorrow...

Imaginary Voyage
Imaginary Voyage
Credit: Ghost
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 20, 2013 - 12:59am PT
Mmmm yummy ghost! Not quite! Just got em! She was late tonight...

Just got back from the pool!! Yeehaw!! Too much fun!! Swimming is so going to be my rehab!! It's definitely not the same as before! But it will help me a lot!
Rolfr

Social climber
North Vancouver BC
Mar 20, 2013 - 01:44am PT
Big Mike, you are the luckiest man alive, love that wonderful girl and buy her the biggest dam ring you can afford. Congrats.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 20, 2013 - 02:01am PT
Rolfr-I'll get her what she wants, when the time comes. Lucky she's sensible like me about that stuff ;)
wayne w

Trad climber
the nw
Mar 20, 2013 - 03:40am PT
So psyched to read how well you are doing, Mike! The pool sounds like the best place to get really fit, for the next bit. Count me among those sending you lots of healing energy!
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