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kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
Mar 28, 2013 - 10:36pm PT
Hey Big Mike (Mr. Hollywood :)

Thanks for keeping the updates coming. Your stoke is contagious. I bet they'll miss you a lot when you leave GF Strong! Great news about the top roping. Keep working at it. I always check this thread. A year from now and you'll be ripping it up again.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 28, 2013 - 11:14pm PT
NIIIICE on getting cleared to top rope! Awesome! I am so stoked every time I read your progress reports. Keep it up!

Almost. Just gotta convince my surgeon when i get to see him. Everything is healing well as far as i can see so i don't know why he wouldn't let me!

Cool crash site photos man! I understand the logic for sure. Too bad everyone else doesn't. Nowadays the faa comes and cleans up the whole mess for analysis no?

Thanks Kulan Shan! Thanks for the donation and the cool book too! I haven't had a chance to dive into it yet, but i'm looking forward to it!!
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Mar 29, 2013 - 01:04am PT
Happy Easter Mike. Sorry to hear about Kobe. Our pets are so fabulous. We love our kitties. Have been busier than a one-legged guy in an ass-kicking competition and hated the first painting I started so painted gesso over it today. :-D

Wishing you & S the best.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Mar 29, 2013 - 01:44am PT
Tami sez:

Happy Easter Mike

Not being religious, Easter never meant anything to me. And all those stories about some epiphanal bolt-from-the-blue turning some sinner's life around seemed silly.

But the other day, just as Easter was approaching, my work in the garden was interrupted by the arrival of...

Yup, it's the f*#king Easter Bunny.
Yup, it's the f*#king Easter Bunny.
Credit: Ghost

No sh#t. This little guy just suddenly showed up and moved in. He (she?) follows me around, likes to be patted (or at least puts up with being patted), and does his share of the work by eating copious quantities of weeds.

And when I got down on the ground beside him yesterday, he came up nose-to-nose, and said: "Get off your f*#king ass and get that package sent off to Big Mike."

I used to mock people who said they'd seen the face of Jesus in a piece of toast, but not any more. I'm headed to the Post Office tomorrow, before something really ugly happens.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Mar 29, 2013 - 02:56am PT
Good job David. Git on'er.

"That rabbit is dynamite" ( Monty Python & the Holy Grail )
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Mar 29, 2013 - 04:53am PT
Ghost born again??

Big Mike, sorry about Kobe. I feel for u there dude, I love my pooch so much but when u get them you know what ur signing up for. Chances are if he grew up with you he probably lived the best life a dog could ever wish for......

As for you tho, sounds like ur kicking some serious ass! Way to go dude, have a great weekend sleeping in your own bed, you are a lucky guy to be bouncing back so quick & it's really cool to see!
wayne w

Trad climber
the nw
Mar 29, 2013 - 10:19am PT
So great to read about your progress, Mike! Wishing you and Baby Doll a fantastic weekend!
Norwegian

Trad climber
the tip of god's middle finger
Mar 29, 2013 - 11:11am PT
a hero's tale,
unfolding right here.

good stuff mike.

thank you for
the reassurance
that we behold within us
a dormant valiance that
that erupts from
the heart when
the feet falter.


ps dude you gotta get a shade and bulb
for the lance, i mean lamp.

mike's got enough on his plate,
could one of you locals pick up
some cheap earth-tone lamp shade
at the thrift shop
(there's probably one write next to the pub)
and a 60 watt (how do canadians quantify illuminance?)incandescent bulb (don't get one of those flourescent jobs they quill the mood.)

please.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 29, 2013 - 03:27pm PT
Have been busier than a one-legged guy in an ass-kicking competition and hated the first painting I started so painted gesso over it today. :-D

Awesome tami!! i love that line!!

No sh#t. This little guy just suddenly showed up and moved in. He (she?) follows me around, likes to be patted (or at least puts up with being patted), and does his share of the work by eating copious quantities of weeds.

LOL!! That's awesome Dave!! Where did you get that acid that made him talk to you?? LOL!!

Too funny man. I needed a laugh. You're sending me a package?? Stoked!!! Thanks!!


Big Mike, sorry about Kobe. I feel for u there dude, I love my pooch so much but when u get them you know what ur signing up for. Chances are if he grew up with you he probably lived the best life a dog could ever wish for......

Thanks Ryan. I miss him, but he's gone to a better place now. He was so cute, last time i was home, he couldn't see, but once he caught a whiff of me he was so stoked. Barking and wriggling around, wagging his tail like hell.. That's how i'll always remember him for sure.

I'm stoked i'm doing so well too. A lot of people are. That just spurs me on even more.

Wishing you and Baby Doll a fantastic weekend!

Thanks Wayne. I still don't know how she ended up with that avatar... Oh well.. It's fitting ;)

a hero's tale,
unfolding right here.

Weege!! Your writing is truly inspiring dude!! I still have that gravity quote on my whiteboard.

Sandra tried to find a shade at the re-use it center, but was unsuccessful in her mission. She simply hasn't had time to look for one anywhere else. As you say, i am pretty busy. If i could just jump in my truck, and go shopping, i would have it done by now. I will have a wheelchair accessible bus pass soon, so it will be easier then, but anything extra is quite a bit of work, and i'm usually super exhausted after a big day of working out.

So, if anyone would like to fulfil Weege's request, i would be quite obliged, and we can get that lance rocking!!!

I am currently writing this from my nice comfy bed, which i got an excellent sleep in last night. I feel more rested than i have been in the past five weeks!!

Whoo hoooo!!

Thanks to everyone especially my lovely girlfriend who got my butt home for the weekend!!
Gian

Sport climber
Lapu Lapu City, Cebu, Philippines
Mar 29, 2013 - 08:08pm PT
Hi Big Mike,

How are you? Sheila and I hope you're feeling okay now.

The crag's waiting for ya!

Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 30, 2013 - 11:15am PT
Hi Gian, I am doing pretty darn good. I had a fantastic day of relaxing yesterday. I did an hdr edit;

Early spring in vancouver;


Caught up on some of my tv shows, and hung out with my friends Kyle, Nina and Heather when they stopped by and made dinner for me and Sandra! My buddy Rick came over too!

Then a nice HOT shower unlike any i have had since i left VGH which was super sweet, and a restful sleep in my bed, although i guess i still woke up too many times for Sandra...

Today should be fun too, a bunch of friends are coming over tonight to say hi. All are welcome but it's a pretty small venue so it should be interesting. I think we are going to have to hold my official welcome home shindig at the pub in squamish or something as there will be more room there.. Dunno, tba.
Capt.

climber
some eastside hovel
Mar 30, 2013 - 11:22am PT
Sounds like yer doin' well Mike.Sounding full of positivity too!Positive Eastside vibes in yer direction!
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Mar 30, 2013 - 11:52am PT
guess i still woke up too many times for Sandra

TMI, young man, wink, wink, ; )

Susan
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 30, 2013 - 12:11pm PT
This whole thread is tmi!! Oops!!

Thanks cap! ;)
Capt.

climber
some eastside hovel
Mar 30, 2013 - 12:20pm PT
Plus-Hey,I live a whole two blocks from Palmas and I know how you hate that place so make sure and look me up next time yer in town.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 30, 2013 - 12:43pm PT
What??? You live near las palmas??! Damn!! Send me a burrito buddy!! ;) For sure i will capt! Bishop rulez!!
Captain...or Skully

climber
Mar 30, 2013 - 01:11pm PT
Got some vibes for ya....
http://youtu.be/Qj0o22ClDTU
Baby Doll

Trad climber
Squamish
Mar 30, 2013 - 02:47pm PT
I tried to find a lamp shade for that beautiful lamp Weeg but no luck so far (Red Cross or the Re-Use It Centre failed to meet our needs!). Haven't had time to make another Walmart stop and the last time i was there i was trying to find an anti-slip bathtub mat for Mike and forgot to look for a shade...plus i wanted to go to the thrift store first...which I've now done, without much success.

Question: Does it need a type of shade that attaches directly to the lightbulb itself or one that attaches to the post??

And it was a GLORIOUS treat to come home after a hard day of work to my OWN house and have dinner cooked by someone else!!! THANK YOU NINA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you're amazing! :) I ate too many of those cookies though! haha. HOpefully I can find a way to give back to you and Kyle sometime soon!

Oh and Neebs.... THANK YOU for the beautiful earrings which brightened my day. I wore them yesterday. :)

have a good day everyone!!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 30, 2013 - 04:18pm PT
Cool tune Captain! thanks!
MH2

climber
Mar 31, 2013 - 12:33am PT
I've been thinking about that lamp. It looks so good. No pressure, here, but ultimately it should get a shade that looks like a cloud, or such suitable companionship. I remember a phase my family went through making lampshades out of balsa wood and paper. Don't wanna burn stuff down, of course, and for now any shade that grips the bulb sounds better than none. I don't know if poor little old me will come up with a good idea, but I can point out the obvious, at least.
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