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Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Original Post - Mar 13, 2013 - 11:40am PT
The original thread went missing and was deleted. You can read it here: http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=2090428&tn=0&mr=0

A somewhat well concealed thread popped up in its place.
So, here is the link to the new Help Blitzo Thread with some instructions on how to donate etc.

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=2091149&tn=20

Edit: Some posts and threads got deleted or messed up. Here is a pasted summary post for Blitzos present situation:

I posted this last night... before the thread got sacked. Here it is again, with a foolproof way to send him some cash:


Mar 11, 2013 - 11:35pm PT
Ok...

This fundraiser stuff is once again running rampant and misinformation and half-cocked ideas are swirling the bowl, not just for the Bloot, but others as well.

As for Blitzo and other really broke folks. There are a lot of obstacles in the way for a guy in his position. Real people that have jobs and function at a level somewhere above the hard deck don't realize just what a ball ache it is to be really poor. I'll outline some of it for you:
1. Bank account. They cost money. $15 a month for them to hold your money. Some months there is not $15 even available, never mind a continuous bleed off month after month. A spotty financial history makes it so you can not even get an account.
2. Car: insurance, registration, past due registration, upkeep, parts, labor, and then gas. This big package gets him down the road, but with no money for gas, and where is he going? Not to a job, because he has no car. Can't have a car, because he has no job. It is a cycle. Joyriding around without a purpose is expensive and does not produce income.
3. Food and county services are somewhat taken care of, but if ya earn any money they will take your benefits. If you don't earn any money, then you need to roll down to the office on occasion to fill out some paperwork or maybe go to the doctor. No car? No bus fare? Bike usually has a flat? All of these apply. Miles of walking are involved, usually pushing the bike that has a rip in the sidewall. Tires aren't cheap when you are in this position, so I guess more walking is in his future. Bus pass? We tried that. Pass was never purchased since he decided walking 2 hours to get one hour of work was a better deal.
4. Work: This is a tough one. Can't get to work without a car. Pay is so low that after working all day, you can almost afford the gas to get back home. Work is sporadic at best. Jobs in these bottomfeeder towns are hard to find and the pay is low. And in reality, Blitzo is not running a huge skillset when it comes to generating cash. Past employment history does not show a shining example for employee of the month. Drug testing is a small problem at certain times. The no money thing usually takes care of that last one though. As for getting paid, the employer can't really give him a check, and must go to the ATM to get cash. Not always that easy to do or available for legit sources.
5. Selling prints. Sounds great on the surface. This is something being actively pursued by his "agent" and others. But of course, the images will have to be found, a printer sourced that is willing to ship for him, a web page that is maintained with his images, and since they are doing all the work, they want the biggest cut. For example, all you guys on here that say they will buy a print... just how is that going to work? Who is printing the image? How is it getting to you? How are you going to pay so that the funds are even accessible? He has a computer that randomly shuts down and restarts sometimes 20 times an hour. He has no real internet access unless he stands outside with a long extension cord (because the laptop battery is fried) and foil wrapped on his head to get 1 bar from a leaking Wifi down the street. How is that uploading images or emailing files to anyone?
6. Shelter etc: So far the beyond generous Will has this covered, but nothing lasts forever. The Pit? That is usually the next stop on the gonner tour. Having less resources will not help things and the Pit is batting zero in financial success stories.

There are plenty more roadblocks in the way for all these poor guys with problems. The whole dynamic is very complex and different for each person. So, what can really help? Is a fundraiser going to cure all of the above? Hardly. Will it get him over a hump? For sure. So, if you want to send Blitzo some money, so he can maybe get set up to run Wills' car, and have enough gas to drive it, send it. If you want to make sure he has a spare bike tire so he can get to the store or rake weeds on some sand lot for $20, send it. If it makes you feel good, send it. If Jesus tells you to send some money, send it. If you want to buy a print, hold that thought until some sort of gallery is in place that can actually process, serve, and ship images.

I'm sure ya'll are bumming out with my Debbie Downer dose of realism, but that is the situation right now.

So, for PayPal, do the usual routine of going to http://www.PayPal.com and in the send money tab, choose "personal" so there are no fees, put in
RevBlitzo@Hotmail.com This is his account that he can't really use since they will not give him a Debit card or allow any withdraw of funds since he has no bank account. But, as a workaround, he can transfer it to me from his PayPal account, and I can give him the cash or make purchases for him. Of course anyone who donates and wants to see where the money is, goes, or gets siphoned off to will be supplied with that information. Unlike some of those other black ops, nobody is behind the curtain on this gig.

Want to send a check? Don't. Cashing checks is a problem and costs a fair bit of money. Blitzo has a PO Box, and I'll edit in that info when I get it so you can send a sawbuck or two in the mail.

Questions? Email me. Got solutions? Post them up.

Thank you and have a lovely day.
John M

climber
Mar 13, 2013 - 02:38pm PT
What??? You asking for wealth redistribution?
Norwegian

Trad climber
the tip of god's middle finger
Mar 13, 2013 - 04:49pm PT
russ i'll offer to the highest
bidder one of my mountain zealot items:
Credit: Norwegian

not this lamp exactly,
though they are all lovely.

the stone is all legally (?)
gathered from the violent drainage
of some sierra watershed.

they cost like 50 bucks to ship
so minimum 100 bucks.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 13, 2013 - 05:37pm PT
Weege, that's a $200 lamp, minimum.
Shipping is extra.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 13, 2013 - 08:34pm PT
Very nice Ron. Bump for blitzo
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Mar 13, 2013 - 09:59pm PT
Bump for Blitzo.

Hang in there bra

something is on its way
mhay

climber
Reno, NV
Mar 13, 2013 - 10:09pm PT
Bump for killing starlings.
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Mar 13, 2013 - 11:45pm PT
That's a beautiful positioning you worked up for that bird.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Mar 14, 2013 - 01:37am PT
I'm not much for mounted animals. Just don't get it.

But that starling is really well done!
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Mar 14, 2013 - 10:43am PT
Nice work there Ron.
James Wilcox

Boulder climber
The Coast
Mar 14, 2013 - 03:55pm PT
Thanks for all the info, Russ. As needs arise please Keep us updated. I'll kick in when I can.


The New Age Blitzo

Social climber
Joshua Tree, CA
Mar 14, 2013 - 04:43pm PT
Thanks so much, everyone, for helping out!
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Mar 14, 2013 - 10:37pm PT
Bump
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Mar 15, 2013 - 09:34pm PT
bump
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Mar 15, 2013 - 11:10pm PT
Yeah, bump for da bloot!
BLUEBLOCR

Social climber
joshua tree
Mar 15, 2013 - 11:38pm PT
Hey Bloot ya wannA go climb tomorrow?
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Mar 16, 2013 - 06:06pm PT
bump
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Mar 16, 2013 - 07:02pm PT
That's great to hear locker... Bloot and locker in Santanas... pretty, pretty, pretty gud!

Eric
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Mar 16, 2013 - 10:19pm PT
Nice work and Post Ron

Good will Blitzo~

Peace

Karl
Sioux Juan

Big Wall climber
Costa mesa
Mar 17, 2013 - 01:00pm PT
wishing you the best Billy.......call or E-me sometime
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Mar 17, 2013 - 10:49pm PT

St. Paddy's day bump for bloot!
Fluoride

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA
Mar 17, 2013 - 10:57pm PT
Love ya Blitzo.

Steve L, locker and the Bloot 3/16/13 in Joshua Tree.
Steve L, locker and the Bloot 3/16/13 in Joshua Tree.
Credit: Fluoride
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Mar 17, 2013 - 11:38pm PT
blitzo's good people bump
Fish Finder

Social climber
THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART
Mar 18, 2013 - 01:03pm PT



Hey bloot and locker


if your headed up my way- the AH , just shout.


Im sure its been a bit since the bloot has had a coconut popsicle!
MisterE

Social climber
Mar 18, 2013 - 05:12pm PT
Bump for

Credit: MisterE
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Mar 18, 2013 - 08:39pm PT
Das Bloot Bumpenzi

Post edit : Forgot the P
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Mar 18, 2013 - 11:18pm PT
What a stellar picture.....Steve, Billy and Locker. Cheers to you guys and Beth who is the greatest. Missing you all. Hope to see any and all at TPR this Spring/Summer. Cheers and Love, lynnie
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Mar 18, 2013 - 11:45pm PT
Das Bloot Bumpenzi
Captain...or Skully

climber
Mar 19, 2013 - 12:08am PT
Blitz the USPS. I just did.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Mar 19, 2013 - 12:56am PT
""What did that ASShole say??? 5.5"...(aka "Cosmic's 5.3 solo")"






Locker is lying out of his A$$ again.
It was only a 5.2 Solo!
Up, and down.
Roots

Mountain climber
SoCal
Mar 19, 2013 - 11:59am PT
How about auctioning a climbing day of obscure, super secret, Ninja routes with Blitzo & Locker?
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Mar 19, 2013 - 12:04pm PT
Sorry Roots.
They PROMISED not to tell about my super secret ninja
climbing areas.

:)
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Mar 19, 2013 - 12:05pm PT
Got any deer sausage, Ron?
Nobacon

climber
Mar 19, 2013 - 06:12pm PT
Barbara thought that it might actually be closer to 10.c/d...

What?????
rick sumner

Trad climber
reno, nevada/ wasilla alaska
Mar 19, 2013 - 06:40pm PT
Two bills for the pictured lamp Norwegian?I'll leave a cryptic message before my next trip through your area, so no shipping costs. PM me a mailing address to send the green.Trust you to get it to Billy.
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Mar 19, 2013 - 07:36pm PT
Ron how about $100 for the meat, plus shipping.

Trust you to give to FISH

Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Mar 19, 2013 - 08:39pm PT
Locker is lying out of his A$$ again.
It was only a 5.2 Solo!
Up, and down.

 this is too funny…. drawing a distinction between walking and walking "uphill"…. what a card


Blitzo Bump
Norwegian

Trad climber
the tip of god's middle finger
Mar 19, 2013 - 10:38pm PT
rick i would be honored
to stack a lot of rocks
for you to light some space,
and since blitzo receives
the proceeds, this is a grand-ol-transaction.

the lamp pictured is well on it's way
thru life; i've no longer possession of it.

though i'll begin drilling stone immediately, for your lamp.

it'll be residing in strawberry.

maybe you share a few pitches with
me when you arrive?
rick sumner

Trad climber
reno, nevada/ wasilla alaska
Mar 19, 2013 - 11:01pm PT
Yes my friend, a new lamp and a few pitches sound good.I'll check my email in the am and get an envelope off to you. If you can torture the rocks a bit my wife who likes Bonsai would appreciate it.
BLUEBLOCR

Social climber
joshua tree
Mar 20, 2013 - 02:33am PT
^^^^^ That piece of shared conscience was almost worth Blitzo
gett'in cancer.
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Mar 20, 2013 - 10:00am PT
How about auctioning a climbing day of obscure, super secret, Ninja routes with Blitzo & Locker?


A privately guided climbing day of obscure rock climbs of Margaritaville is punishment.. not a reward FYI ;) I bid $2.



OK.. since our previous two art pieces are now sold.. I'll offer up a stained glass piece for auction.


Credit: justthemaid


Kind of an an experimental piece. Painted seascape with stars created from handmade glass and salvaged materials. The center portion is done with a technique called "vittri fussaille" which involves first fusing glass in a kiln, then firing it a second time with traditional glass paint to all the details


Size : 7 inches by 14 inches


Credit: justthemaid


Credit: justthemaid







guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Mar 20, 2013 - 11:36am PT
Ron.... Cool, maybe some one will beat the $100...
if not shoot me a e and we can do the deal.

My Kid has been looking to eat some game.

Norwegian

Trad climber
the tip of god's middle finger
Mar 20, 2013 - 01:05pm PT
200 for the not-maid's glass.

(i hope that is not an insult, feel free to clock my cookoo)
Norwegian

Trad climber
the tip of god's middle finger
Mar 20, 2013 - 01:14pm PT
ron for mayor!
Anastasia

climber
Home
Mar 20, 2013 - 01:15pm PT
Blitzo got cancer? WTF? I'll do my best over here. I need to talk to the Big Man first.

P.S. Maid, that glass work is AWESOME!!!
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Mar 20, 2013 - 11:32pm PT
Ron....Are there any pictures of " your " meat package...?
Captain...or Skully

climber
Mar 21, 2013 - 12:50am PT
WooHoo! Now THAT'S Scary.
Norwegian

Trad climber
the tip of god's middle finger
Mar 21, 2013 - 09:22am PT
bouncin' this super-fly thread,

anyone bid higher than 200 for skip's stain glass?

i wanna give it to my sweetie for her birthday.
bring it on!
and let blitzo benefit

(blitzo this is not a charity,
you gave me so many beers two new years ago -
plus tons of pallets for our fire.
you've a very sharing spirit yourself,
im happy to send some support your way)
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Mar 21, 2013 - 09:37am PT
Stained glass goes to Weege for $200. When's her birthday? I'll get it in the mail. I even gift wrap :)

Also not charity.. Blizo introduced me to my hubby, so this is just payment for his matchmaking services.

Norwegian

Trad climber
the tip of god's middle finger
Mar 21, 2013 - 09:52am PT
april 12.

and to be honest i have
no idea where to send the money.

i have rick sumner's contribution also.

russ?
blitzo?

anyone?
please, take our cash.

thank you skip,
your work is exceptional.

you and and eric are welcome
anytime.
The New Age Blitzo

Social climber
Joshua Tree, CA
Mar 21, 2013 - 07:26pm PT
Thank You everyone!
That meat package looks pretty good, Ron!

I just posted this under Russ' name.
Fish Finder

Social climber
THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART
Mar 21, 2013 - 07:32pm PT
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

It sounded a little to polite for the Mussy
Fish Finder

Social climber
THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART
Mar 21, 2013 - 08:19pm PT
Yeah Mussy would of said something like,

"Hey everybody, thanks for helping the mannequin

get a new pair of shoes.

And Ron your meat looks sweet."
The New Age Blitzo

Social climber
Joshua Tree, CA
Mar 21, 2013 - 08:25pm PT
That's some sweet meat, Ron!
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Mar 23, 2013 - 02:06pm PT
just getting caught up on the Blitzo story.

Seen some great JTM art/glasswork. I should have paid attention before today. I could have beaten the Weeg, but just as glad its going to a ST'er who will appreciate the work.

JTM - Are there any links to photos to your ongoing work with the glass? That piece is great.

Cheers Bloot


Sweet Meat Edit?
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Mar 24, 2013 - 01:00pm PT
Gud news! Thanks for letting us know, Locker!

Eric
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Mar 25, 2013 - 10:36pm PT
He is now able to survive on more than a few fuking spoons of RICE a day (That's what he was living on for a while, not that long back... SERIOUSLY!!!)...

He will be able to again get MOBILE (Super COOL of ElCap to make such a FANTASTIC offer!!!)...

He looks healthier, happier, and READY to get back out there and get some sh!t done...

 Good to hear Blitzo is doing is doing better. I wished I could do more and will when I can, but ultimately its good to hear The Dude is doing a little better.
MisterE

Social climber
Mar 25, 2013 - 11:19pm PT
Thanks for the update, Locker.
Norwegian

Trad climber
the tip of god's middle finger
Mar 26, 2013 - 10:30am PT
got it russ.
thanks for the reply.

i wired (paypal) the two-bit for skipper's wonderful glass a couple of days ago.

i just received rick's contribution
but i need to deposit it before i fly the paypal strike towards blitzo.

it's a beautiful day phor filanthropy.
Fish Finder

Social climber
THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART
Mar 26, 2013 - 12:06pm PT
wow this love fest is getting better by the minute

i wonder what is in the stars that eveyone is now praising eachother instead of calling as#@&%e

its a great day on Supertopo

way to go Coz and Russ and Blitzo


woot woot woot
Fish Finder

Social climber
THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART
Mar 27, 2013 - 07:33pm PT



Thanks Russs,

Even more cudley as I am losing more weight than you last saw me.

I will be sending some dounts to the bloot via your beer paypal account soon as the close of my season here in snowtown has been coming to an end.

Tell him its for coconut popsicles only!!!!!

It was a good year on the mountain.

When you coming to the Eastside?

The best to you and yours

The candyman.

p.s. how bought that Ryan dude on the east coast
should be quite the curry fest/drunk fest if he ever makes it back to the Eastside sure do miss the home game and pork!
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Mar 28, 2013 - 07:16pm PT

Bump for da Bloot!
The New Age Blitzo

Social climber
Joshua Tree, CA
Mar 28, 2013 - 07:27pm PT
Thanks, everyone!
I don't need any food! I've gained 31 pounds since October. I'm up to 165! Time for Diet Challenge!
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Mar 28, 2013 - 10:10pm PT
mmmmmm!
Tastes like chikken!
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Apr 15, 2013 - 12:02pm PT
The n00b will have transportation, starting this weekend. Insurance is in place, car is here in Riverside and I'll bring the Bloot down here to drive it home to JT on Sunday.
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Apr 22, 2013 - 12:15pm PT
Where's that n00b?

And YOU GET A CAR






Pimpin!

The rest of ya'll? Well:

weezy

climber
Apr 22, 2013 - 01:16pm PT
pretty nice camera he's got there




...
Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Apr 22, 2013 - 02:07pm PT
ducks who fly high above it all are never agitated by such poisons.
ducks who fly high above it all are never agitated by such poisons.
Credit: Wade Icey
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Apr 22, 2013 - 02:26pm PT
It's like an orange on a toothpick!

Heed, pants, NOW!
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - May 10, 2013 - 09:11pm PT
Ron, what are you asking?

Paypal to Blitzo: revblitzo@hotmail.com

if you get scared

paypal@fishproducts.com

Those are the preferred methods. I'm walking out the door and cannot assist you until monday. Email Locker for more info, as I really don't know just what you are asking. Who is the meat package? Hopefully you are not shipping any meat out here to the sand.

MisterE

Social climber
May 10, 2013 - 10:34pm PT
Got a really nice full-res photo from Blitzo!

Thanks, and hope all is well out in the sand...
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
May 13, 2013 - 05:15pm PT
Ho Man! Is that beautiful head of hair of his going to fall out?

Wish you the best Blitzo. Send it!
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
May 13, 2013 - 05:19pm PT
All the best to ya Blitzo, hang in there and stay strong, you got the whole ST community behind ya.
couchmaster

climber
pdx
May 13, 2013 - 06:08pm PT
Hang in Blitzo!

PS, I refuse to bid on Lockers "Meat Package". Sorry.
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
May 13, 2013 - 06:25pm PT
Best wishes Blitzo.



So Ron, I got outbidded - but you don't know by who?????

WTF????
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
May 13, 2013 - 07:00pm PT
Isn't that Blitzo's birthday about to roll around any time now?
Norwegian

Trad climber
the tip of god's middle finger
May 13, 2013 - 09:52pm PT
rick sumner's lamp,
purchased for blitzo's cause.


i delivered it to the leap
today and we shared some pitches
and some chatter, and some
laughter. a few blitzo stories
we shared.
Credit: Norwegian

this is a great
community that we're all part of.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
May 14, 2013 - 01:29am PT
hey there say, blitzo.... have not forgotten you... i got something for to try and help you out, as well...

will send it to sooze in a about two? weeks, i hope...
:)

praying for you now, and god blesss...
:)
Fluoride

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA
May 14, 2013 - 01:58am PT
You're in my thoughts Billy. Keep fighting this!
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
May 14, 2013 - 02:57pm PT
Get well Blitzo!!!
Gal

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
May 14, 2013 - 03:42pm PT
Get well soon Blitzo, sending good vibes... I will definitely drink a beer or 3 for ya! We gotta sport climb again at the Woo sushifest this summer! ~Catherine.
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
May 14, 2013 - 07:05pm PT
The poor brother is STILL waiting for a room. They have him hanging out in the ER, waiting. Seven Mary Three and Four, WTF, over?

Anyway, he's laid up at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
400 N Pepper Ave, Colton, CA, Has his cell phone with him AFAIK.

You could probably call him and get today's lowdown on Dr. Oz, Dr. Phil...everything but a real doctor, Oprah (did she retire?), Star Trek reruns, Jerry Springer...and whatever else they play on the Teevee machines.

Gonna try to get over there after work today.
grover

climber
Northern Mexico
May 14, 2013 - 09:42pm PT


Thinking of you Billy.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
May 14, 2013 - 09:59pm PT
hey there all, say, just checking in to see how blitzo is doing...

prayers and best wishes sent,
god bless...
susan peplow

climber
Joshua Tree, CA
May 14, 2013 - 10:56pm PT
Okay update time on Blitzo's situation....

Blitzo was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma September 2012 and over the course of a month went through several (4) chemotherapy treatments. He was sick, lethargic, anemic and extremely thin before taking him to the ER last fall. He responded wonderfully to chemo and had the best of care during his treatment in Palm Springs. After discharge is where things started to suffer.

For a variety of reasons management care was set aside. If you ask me, I'lll tell you straight up it's because 1) he's a man & 2) Blitzo has poor judgement . With insurance coverage changes brought in a new primary care physician that did little to research his history or stay on top of management. At some point Blitzo claimed that the Dr actually asked him "who told you, you had cancer". As at the time his blood count good and overall fairly healthy in the scheme of things but this was after a month in the hospital with 24/7 care. Ultimately, Blitzo considered this a state of "remission" and talked of ongoing care using homeopathic methods. It was Steelmonkey who commented on how well that worked out for Steve Jobs. As it is, Blitzo basically elected to stop treatment and going to the doctor regardless of encouragement from Locker, Russ, Will, Leigh-Ann and myself. Probably a dozen other people like Flouride and others in there too.

Fast forward..............months of nagging.......................complaints of back hurting................tummy hurting....................and multiple instructions to CALL THE DR! He finally did and went last Monday, labs and such were taken over a course of a few days with another appointment set for the following Monday (yesterday). During the course of this past week he lost the ability to walk, had severe tummy aches, gas and other issues surrounding extreme pain. By the time Monday morning rolled around he was unable to make it to the Dr and needed to be picked up and delivered to the ER for assessment.

High Desert Med Center as per usual performs excellent care and assessment with CT scans and blood work. The results was not that wonderful as multiple masses have been found with the two largest (by concern and proximity) are at L4 & L5 2.3 x 4.2 x 1.2cm & 5.4, 4.6 x 3.3cm. Toss in some compression at T11 & T12 to boot.

HDMC does not have an oncology department - we learned this the last time. With the CT results on disk we packed him up and brought him to Arrowhead Medical Center for treatment.

Amazingly the waiting room although packed was triaged with great speed from the staff. We were assessed and placed in a bed within 1.5 hours. Neurology consult included in less than 3 hours. He was admitted, provided a bed and continuous care throughout the evening. Full CT scan from waist up, head and MRI completed over the course of the day plus who knows what else.

There are several concerns but first and foremost is the mass that's living in his spinal cord and making him unable to walk. With much discussion amongst the Neuro Team they vacillated between radiation and surgery. Ultimately, around 5pm today the final call was for surgery. I have not heard how things have gone at this point.

It's clear that he has a long road ahead that will likely result in both isolated radiation and chemotherapy. Blitzo truly appreciates everyone's well wishes, FaceBook posts, happy thoughts and maybe a few prayers as he sets forth on this next chapter.

Thank you to those who read this thread, have helped him in the past and those who care about his survival and health. He's a crazy cat but he's ours and we love him.

My apologies for the long update, it wasn't my intention but once I began to write I figured I might as well start from the beginning.

Those of you interested in his survival.... it's too early to tell. The disease is generally one that can be managed but lack of attention for so many months may have changed some things. At this point, we can hope he responds as well to Chemo as the last time and is pain free and functioning soon. Arrowhead Med Center has been giving him excellent care so far, I can only assume they will continue to get him back on his feet. I hope to receive a more updated report later this evening or tomorrow during a visit and consult with his Internal Meds Doc, Neuro Team, Hematologist & Oncologist.

Thanks everyone. Pics of Blitzo in the hospital tagged on FB - it was a busy day for him today with labs and now surgery but providing he keeps his damn phone charged I know he'll be checking in on the Taco & FB time permitting.

~Susan

p.s. I have not proofed this posting and likely will not. I"m exhausted and figure you all can decipher any typos, spelling errors, etc. Oh, and I'm not a licensed physician in the state of CA.. I have more info but that's the gist of things.
Security Checkpoint for ER!
Security Checkpoint for ER!
Credit: susan peplow
Leigh-Ann Sullivan aka "Blitzo's Agent" & Bloot in the waiting room
Leigh-Ann Sullivan aka "Blitzo's Agent" & Bloot in the waiting room
Credit: susan peplow
Me & Bloot......true love :)
Me & Bloot......true love :)
Credit: Leigh-Ann Sullivan
The rest of the AHMC waiting room.......
The rest of the AHMC waiting room.......
Credit: susan peplow
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
May 14, 2013 - 10:58pm PT

Thanks for the update, Suz.

Get better Bloot, we're pullin' for you. HARD!
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
May 14, 2013 - 11:13pm PT
thanks very much susan!

blitzo - pulling for you!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
May 14, 2013 - 11:38pm PT
hey there sooze... oh my... i did not know how much worse it had got...

i thought he was there for some needed 'usual dosage' of 'whatever' :(


let blitzo know i am praying for him... and will get my friend to, tonight, too...

i will give him all the mornings of my week this week, as well... up 'til 3:00, each day...

he was there to help me wayyyyyy back, when jello first posted a his 'help neebee back', for all the times i tried to be helpful to folks, back when i was NEW here--lots of folks did, and i remember

blitzo and russ sent a joint help and a card... :)

i JUST NOW WENT OVER AND picked it up to read it...



blitzo, my prayers are in your corner...
god bless with some new and special help, and some
new smiles, along this hard trail... get well soon as you can!!!!


*sooze, you were NOT too long...
laying all the cards on the table, just show how the ol' game is going, so
there will be no confusion or lack of understanding...
:)

thank you! for caring to do so...
wish i could do more-- i have something to help with the finance, by way of artwork, if you can put it somewhere to sell...
will send it in a few weeks...
god bless...
Fluoride

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA
May 14, 2013 - 11:48pm PT
I've been holding off on longer comments in this thread...but with Sooze's report the cat's out of the bag so here I go....

Thanks for the write up for everyone Sooze. I know that took a lot of time and effort and you've been through the ringer this week. And yes, we spoke to him like you thought.

I saw Billy in March and April. Both times he looked good physically but mentally he kept saying how much he didn't want to do any more chemo, how badly he hated it and wrecked him. We urged him that he needed to keep it up to keep the cancer at bay but I was worried that he really didn't want to undergo it and would rather see what the future held.

I took this photo of Steve L, Locker and Billy in mid March in Joshua Tree. Billy couldn't climb per doctors orders but could still hike and carry a pack strongly. And shoot the sh#t like the best of them. We spent the morning/mid-afternoon climbing in Echo. He really missed the thought of not being able to climb. I took a pic at the end of the day and I noticed his thumbs down as I took the picture and I realized how sad he was.

Echo Cove in Joshua Tree.  With SteveL, locker and Blitzo.  3/13
Echo Cove in Joshua Tree. With SteveL, locker and Blitzo. 3/13
Credit: Fluoride

I love Billy. I met him on my first Yosemite trip 6 months into my climbing life in 2003. He's been a fixture in it ever since and is one of my longest and strongest climbing friendships. Billy and I have seen each other through a lot of ups and downs.

In early April we hung out at Seth's bash. He was the Billy I've known all along. Made smart, snide comments on things, watched the ladder contest, he even pointed out "hey that guy over there is the one on the cover of the Miramontes (JT) guidebook (on Firewater Chimney). I asked him if he knew for sure cause the guy had a hat on and was wearing glasses but he said no, he just recognized him. He just knows JT and the people there that well. And when I got home I looked up the cover photo and sure enough it was the same guy. It's Billy's photographer's eye. He sees things that many of us don't. He's so skilled at that.

Here's Billy at the party:

Steve and Billy at the Sethpool party, 4/13
Steve and Billy at the Sethpool party, 4/13
Credit: Fluoride

Billy is such a big part of Joshua Tree life. Can't wait for him to kick this latest setback and be back home there where he knows so much about everything there. The routes, the wildflowers, the cacti, the snakes, the lizards, he's taught me so much over the years. Just little nuggets of pointing things out that have turned into a vast array of desert knowledge through him.

Stay strong Billy and fight this f*#ker. We're all pulling for you.

I'm sharing this cause I know he has a ton of people out there pulling for him but aren't sure exactly what's going on. I've had e-mails from people about this and have stayed evasive as a very small circle of us really knew what was happening. But after Susan's post you guys know the story. Just wanted to add that Russ and Sooze are friggin heroes and saints. They saw when Billy started going downhill originally, helped get him the best treatment possible, looked after him after his hospitalization. You name it, they are always there for Billy. Billy has always had great taste in friends :)
susan peplow

climber
Joshua Tree, CA
May 15, 2013 - 01:28am PT
Had surgery....in recovery. Nurse apparently didn't get the memo regarding our access to information...... all she'd say is, "he's fine and still in recovery".
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
May 15, 2013 - 09:00am PT
Thanks Susan, I'm glad he's got you on his side!!
Beth and everyone else, too!!
susan peplow

climber
Joshua Tree, CA
May 15, 2013 - 12:41pm PT
Thanks Jaybro and others but it's not necessary. Blitzo, he's like our pet and love him dearly.

Surgery removed the largest and most dangerous mass from his spine. They may return to surgery for at least one more. They used the word "oatmeal" with Blitzo while explaining what they found. He's a mess in there.

Multiple masses found throughout his body, so it's looking like Radiation is going to be the next course of action although the exact plan has yet to be determined.

Meanwhile, he's pretty comfortable and getting excellent care. Spirits vary between feeling pretty good in that he's getting great care and amazed in how it's like watching the show "House" on TV but this time it's him. He is a little down in that he knows now that he shouldn't have just skipped out on managing this disease but had no idea how quickly and bad things could get.

More to come, keep the good vibes coming. Those of you who have called & emailed, he's got tons of messages but too busy and exhausted to thumb threw them but a big thanks to everyone who cares. It means a lot to him.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
May 15, 2013 - 01:26pm PT
hey there say, sooze, whewwwwwww... still praying...

you are soooooo kind... god bless...
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
May 15, 2013 - 03:27pm PT
Just talked to the Bloot. He sounds a little woozy from the pain meds, but sounds pretty good for a dude who just had surgery. Headed over there tonight after work to pay a visit. He also said that docs say his internal organs are in good shape, so that's encouraging.

For all you who know him, this is typical Blitzo...last Saturday he's telling me of his recent maladies, and says his legs are feeling funny and it feels like he's walking on Marshmallows.

"Well, that's weird, you been smoking salvia or something?" I kid him.
"Nah, but I did some reading on the internet and I think I've got anxiety...the marshmallow walk is a common symptom" he says.

And I'm thinking "Anxiety? WTF do you have to be anxious about? You're the least anxious person I know!"

Sounds like he will probably have more surgery in the near future. Keep Billy in your thoughts, this is going to be a rough road.
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
May 15, 2013 - 03:40pm PT
I've been away from the mainstream on S-T, but a friend pointed this out to me to "check it out!" Holy schizzle, Blitzo! Hope you can pull through all this; my thoughts are with you and I'll drink a beer (or several!) while thinking of you!

All the best!

Rodger
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
May 15, 2013 - 05:05pm PT
Thanks for the update Susan: all reads fine BTW.
I sent an e-mail to you yesterday concerning Blitzo's history with multiple myeloma, just disregard please. Get some rest.

Hang tough Blitzo!!!
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
May 15, 2013 - 05:43pm PT
Blitzo;
You are in my Prayers, My FRIEND.
Daphne

Trad climber
Black Rock City
May 15, 2013 - 07:03pm PT
I am continuing to send love and healing vibes out to Blitzo. love, love, love
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland-GulfBreeze
May 15, 2013 - 07:12pm PT
Heal up soon tiger!
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
May 15, 2013 - 07:33pm PT
Stay strong.

When they let you out, it will be time to party like 1999...

Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
May 15, 2013 - 09:07pm PT
Healing vibes your way Blitzo. I think often of the conversation we had while doing your Indian cove solo circuit; friends, music in westerns;"flute"!
Credit: Jaybro
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
May 15, 2013 - 09:39pm PT

Sooze, how about an addy so we can send him some cards. . .
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
May 15, 2013 - 11:03pm PT
more good vibrations are being sent to my friend Blitzo.

A cool guy I met a little late in the game, but who made a lasting impression on me.

Maybe it had something to do with the fact that Blitzo was the focus of Russ's endless one-liners while fixing up one of the Sooze & Russ homes.
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - May 15, 2013 - 11:56pm PT
To send a card or something:

Send it to me since we have people that will be going down pretty regular to the Hosp. If there is another address that will work better later, I'll post it up.

The Bloot
c/o Russ Walling
HC1 Box 696
Joshua Tree, Ca. 92252

We'll get them to the Bloot for sure, pony express style.

Dudes the Mack!
caughtinside

Social climber
Oakland, CA
May 16, 2013 - 12:09am PT
The n00b is the mack!

Get well soon, Blitzo!
grover

climber
Northern Mexico
May 16, 2013 - 12:17am PT
headlampphotoseshalathepitavecbeers

'You haven beer for breakfast?'
'You haven beer for breakfast?'
Credit: BLD

Hope yer feeling better today Blitzo
Fluoride

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA
May 16, 2013 - 01:16am PT
Thanks Russ, Sooze and Will for being there for him, literally and emotionally.

Stay strong and heal up Billy! Steve and I hope to see you soon.
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
May 16, 2013 - 02:56am PT
Hey Blitzo...
Sending you... best wishes, positive thoughts, prayers...and music...








Salud Y Saludos...

xoxo
nita....(-;

Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
May 16, 2013 - 03:52am PT
Blitzo is like a badger;...he just keeps coming at ya......
Rest up, Blitzo.....my kids are worried about you, Billy.....so don't be frightening my kids.........listen to the doctors, watch a bunch of TV, eat all that hospital food, and I'll see you soon......
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
May 16, 2013 - 10:30am PT
Saw Billy last night for a quick ~30min visit before they booted me out to do some nursing stuff.

He's in pretty good spirits and getting good care. Because of the surgery, he is basically confined to a lying down position, can't really move around or sit up yet, but will be fixed up with some S&M looking gear soon..like some leather chest harness and chains and sh#t (should look like Rob Halford, circa '89) to allow him to sit up without causing problems with the back/surgery area.

Had just finished what looked like a gnarly bland plate of hosptial food enchiladas...or at least that's what they claimed it was anyway, I have my doubts!. Lots of sweet and attractive nurses taking care of him.

I'm headed back tonight after work. No food, drink, etc allowed on the ICU, (seemed like flowers were a "no" too) so if you are sending well wishes, maybe stick to cards or similar for now.

Also, he does have his phone, but doesn't get the best signal in his room. Long and difficult road ahead, keep sending him your best.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
May 16, 2013 - 11:57am PT
Heard from him today, keep on Blooting, Blitzo!
10b4me

Ice climber
Soon 2B Arizona
May 16, 2013 - 12:09pm PT
Well damn.
Best of luck to you Bill
Steve L

Gym climber
SUR
May 16, 2013 - 12:16pm PT
but will be fixed up with some S&M looking gear soon..like some leather chest harness and chains and sh#t

Doesn’t he already have some of this stuff in his storage locker? I mean, if he can use some of his own gear, maybe they can knock a few bucks off the bill.
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
May 16, 2013 - 12:26pm PT
Ride, Sally, ride.

That pic of the Bloot as young un...cracks me up every time. Totally the Little Rascals era look, and dig that mischevious expression.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
May 16, 2013 - 12:36pm PT
Best of luck to you Blitzo.

I'm really glad that you have some great friends there going the extra mile for you.
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
May 16, 2013 - 12:42pm PT
Hang in there Blooty, soon you'll be back on the courts, smoking those backhands

SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
May 16, 2013 - 02:05pm PT

Havin' fun wit da Bloot in Cowlowrado!!!!

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SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
May 16, 2013 - 02:05pm PT

Bloot and Grug!

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SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
May 16, 2013 - 02:07pm PT

Da Bloot belaying Lockerman!

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susan peplow

climber
Joshua Tree, CA
May 16, 2013 - 04:01pm PT
I think his birthday is on the 27th, could easily be wrong but I think that's what I was putting on his med forms...

Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
May 16, 2013 - 04:16pm PT
I thought he said the 24th, once. At vedasush we were talking about locker giving him extra birthdays.....
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
May 16, 2013 - 04:25pm PT
Best wishes to Blitzo to kick the ass of this damned cancer. Sorry he has to go through it. Nobody should have to.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
May 16, 2013 - 05:42pm PT
hey there say, blitzo billy!!!

sending you some good cheer! will make you a combo
get well and birthday gift, :)

:)
looking sketchy there...

Social climber
Latitute 33
May 16, 2013 - 06:50pm PT
Sending our positive thoughts to Bill.

Glad that he has so many good friends there for him.
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
May 16, 2013 - 07:22pm PT
3 cheers for the local caregivers. You guys rock.

He's a crazy cat but he's ours and we love him.

Ditto that^^^
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
May 16, 2013 - 09:33pm PT
"3 cheers for the local caregivers. You guys rock."...

+1

+1
Capt.

climber
some eastside hovel
May 16, 2013 - 09:34pm PT
Positive vibes Blitzo!!
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
May 16, 2013 - 10:45pm PT
He needs a birthday, even if it isn't the right date! Cheers for Blitzo!
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
May 16, 2013 - 10:47pm PT
Always admired how you JTreeRats look after one another. Good luck blitzo, you have some of the best friends on the planet and that makes you a very rich man.

DMT
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
May 16, 2013 - 11:04pm PT
Let's get down to brass tacks.

Blitzo has a trove of historically valuable pictures that could be both meaningful for the time they represent and personally munificent to him for the money they are worth as prints sold.

I don't get the sensitivity around going full on with profiting on the worth of his body of work.

I've naively done the sorry, tired artistic path and it's always ultimately a loser on it's knees, in reverence of some ill defined "higher goal" about "process" as if product and a good life from good works is something tawdry.

Artist culture SUCKS.

I think it's a good idea for someone local to help Bill print up some iconic pictures and make some money off of his hard work !

I'll buy 1 and pay what it's worth.

susan peplow

climber
Joshua Tree, CA
May 17, 2013 - 12:22am PT
Leigh-Ann is a fantastic artist, friend and agent of the ENTIRE Blitzo collection. She and the Bloot have diligently been working on the portfolio when we took the little turn to the hospital. But rest assured, she's already riding his ass by dropping off his laptop, setting him up a blog and schedule to get photo stories documented by blog, written or spoken word while he's undergoing treatment. This may cause a bit of a delay but his work will be available to the public and the vision is to include stories and documentation of much of the historical stuff.

She's a gem, we love her and so happy that she's in our lives & Blitzo's too.

Credit: susan peplow
Leigh-Ann is a sucker for a burger @ midnight.
Leigh-Ann is a sucker for a burger @ midnight.
Credit: susan peplow

Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
May 17, 2013 - 01:08am PT
best wishes for a recovery going out to Blitzo

Vedauwoo Sushifest August 2012

and thanks to all of you giving so much to help him out, especially Susan and Russ...
Michelle

Social climber
1187 Hunterwasser
May 17, 2013 - 01:24am PT
+++a gabazillion for Leigh-Ann!
MisterE

Social climber
May 17, 2013 - 01:54am PT
Getting the Yos B&W framed, be back in a week or so. Nice to get something back when two are just helping! :)
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
May 17, 2013 - 11:05am PT
Went and saw Billy last night for a few hours. He is recovering reasonably well from the surgery, and will be moved from ICU to a regular room as soon as one becomes available.

Got a torso brace on him now so he can sit up without causing damage...and eat while sitting up instead of laying flat. Much to my disappointment, the torso brace is white plastic, and looks nothing at all like a Rob Halford, Judas Priest circa '87 leather chest harness rig. Oh well.

He appreciates all the good thoughts and notes from you all.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
May 17, 2013 - 11:18am PT
Now, that could be changed with sharpie technology... Kinda like signing a cast...
susan peplow

climber
Joshua Tree, CA
May 17, 2013 - 12:09pm PT
Thank you Will, I was hoping you'd post up last night's visit and knew about the room change. I think he was really only in ICU after surgery because the hospital is lacking beds. Not that what's going on isn't serious but it was a good place to lob him temporarily.

Smooth organs good, bones are a mess plus the various masses which all need to be reduced and zapped. He likes that he's getting such great care and seems that the various teams are really giving him a lot of attention. Leigh-Ann talks about how it's a teaching hospital and we're hopeful that this extra attention will not only get him back on his feet for years to come but provide valuable lessons and knowledge to these newly minted doctors.

Here's to ArrowCare, the Doctors and all the friends who are determined to help the Bloot through this!

~Susan

Edit to include photo:
Credit: Leigh-Ann Sullivan
scuffy b

climber
heading slowly NNW
May 17, 2013 - 06:55pm PT
Thanks, Sooze, Will, Russ, Beth and others.
I'm feeling at a loss, but pulling for Billy with my spirit.
bobinc

Trad climber
Portland, Or
May 17, 2013 - 07:07pm PT
I used to go out with a dialysis nurse.

Apparently they had 2 sizes of condom caths: standard and large...

BTW just fired off some funds to Rev B
bobinc

Trad climber
Portland, Or
May 17, 2013 - 07:13pm PT
Unsure... but it is a good marketing move. When you're in there for the treatment, the last thing you want the nurse to do is yell, "Hey, do we have any of the extra small condom caths?"
Mike Friedrichs

Sport climber
City of Salt
May 17, 2013 - 07:59pm PT
You're in my thoughts Blitzo. Stay strong. Hope to see you at the Vedauwoo sushifest again in August.

Mike
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
May 17, 2013 - 08:30pm PT
You can DO this! Use all the naturalistic stuff and good diet to stay in the best health to better tolerate chemo. Chemo is a bit...ch...last time I saw you just over two years ago at Gordos I was bald from just finishing six months of chemo. I fought back ovarian cancer and remain clean ...
You're looking pretty good, Borg-like, with ET fingers...lots of living yet to do..and a whole community that cares deeply ...
Climbing bald, but climbing nonetheless....you're next! (Maybe your chemo doesn't make you bald??)
First climb 3 weeks post chemo.  At Trash Can Rock during Flander's Fe...
First climb 3 weeks post chemo. At Trash Can Rock during Flander's Fest. And getting to see everyone! Yeah...couldn't ask for more!
Credit: SCseagoat

Susan
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
May 17, 2013 - 11:27pm PT
I spent 24 hours in the Davis med center after being diagnosed with a broken neck at about 8 hours in, on a late Saturday night. David Med center is a major trauma center in Sacramento and as such the ER sees serious action.

I was waiting for a bed in the Spinal ICU.

A guy died on the table to my right, the dr. shouting at him to fight. The guy on my left projectile vomited straight up like a geyser all the while apologizing WHILE vomiting.

Sorrrrrrreeeeeeeeeeeegggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhzzzzzzzzzzzzz!

But I had a broken neck, was flat on my back unable to turn this way or that, unable to rise.

Well I hadn't a piss since the accident hours earlier. I had to go bad but due to pain, prone and people I could not. My bladder got worse and worse. Finally it worse than my neck.

A nurse had offered me a catheter which I declined. An hour later I begged her for it.

Slight burning sensation going in but hardly a fly walking on my back. But the relief? Ahhhhh the blessed relief..... and I didn't have to go take a wizz for two days! I liked it!

I imagine ole blitzo is experience something similar.

DMT

susan peplow

climber
Joshua Tree, CA
May 18, 2013 - 10:56am PT
This is a message from Agent Leigh-Ann. If you've got what she's looking for you it can be sent to our address which is listed in this thread in a few places as:

Walling/Peplow
HC 1 Box 696
Joshua Tree, CA 92252

You can also write on Blitzo's FB page - Bill Serniuk that is :)

"HELLO BLITZO's FRIENDS: I need some help with something, so ya'll pass the word... I am currently scanning and organizing about 30 yrs worth of Blitzo's photos. I am setting him up with a Blog so that he can share these photos and the amazing stories that go with them. (I will announce address when it goes live next week) My ultimate goal is to make a photographic biography with him.
Here is what I need:
1. USB Flash Drive (as many GB as I can get) so I can transport photos to hospital easily for him to work on BLOG while doing Chemo/etc
2. EXTERNAL HARDRIVE (I have one but I need one more as a backup, these files are HUGE) And it needs to have a lot of Storage.

ALSO: If anyone has a second pair of headphones (not the earbud kind) that they would like to donate to Blitzo, let me know

Thank you guys!!!"
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
May 18, 2013 - 01:20pm PT
hey there say, blitzo... my card, etc, is late... but it's getting done, :))

god bless!
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
May 18, 2013 - 01:36pm PT
What locker said! I've never met the guy in person, but Blitzo just exudes megawatts of positivity. Can feel it washing over my house now!

Thanks for all the reports, everyone!

Eric
Fish Finder

Social climber
THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART
May 18, 2013 - 04:46pm PT
Look at Blitzo gettin all Phone Home ET! <br/>
Get well Bloot.
Look at Blitzo gettin all Phone Home ET!
Get well Bloot.
Credit: Fish Finder
Mtnmun

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
May 18, 2013 - 05:25pm PT
May you heal fast Bill. All my best!
grover

climber
Northern Mexico
May 19, 2013 - 01:11am PT
Looking Good Rev.

Keep the faith young Sir.

Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
May 19, 2013 - 01:25am PT
OUCH! ^^^^^^^

The Bloot
has a finger like ET.


StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
May 19, 2013 - 02:38am PT
Credit: StahlBro

Heal up soon!
grover

climber
Northern Mexico
May 19, 2013 - 11:45am PT
Thanks for that Locker

Hang tough Rev.
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
May 19, 2013 - 06:18pm PT
Thanks for the update locker.

Keeping the possibility of full recovery in mind at all times, as it is one of the many options available.
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
May 20, 2013 - 11:17pm PT
Just saw teh Bloot. He's out of the ICU, in a regular room, and looking better by the day. Said he was able to take some steps and they unplugged a bunch of the various tubes, monitors, and wires and whatnot, so he's stoked on that.

Once he heals a bit from the surgery, radiation and chemo will start. So he is a long, long ways from being out of the woods. Keep him in your thoughts, he's tough but everyone can use some lovin'.
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
May 20, 2013 - 11:23pm PT
Thanks for the update Will.


Doods got a great network of peeps out there in the desert.
susan peplow

climber
Joshua Tree, CA
May 21, 2013 - 12:37am PT
Yeah they're talking about releasing him into a Physical Therapy location and/or just out all together! Seems they can't start any sort of radiation until those staples and hardware from his back are out. Details from oncology is a little foggy and no doubt getting the bulk of the care from the neurologist team.

Meanwhile, the suggestion from both myself and Leigh-Ann is for him to start sandbagging his progress in regards to walking. NO WAY is he ready to be released and personally prefer he get regular, daily, hourly attention and PT from the comfort of his hospital bed. He needs to get this sh#t zapped from his body asap and releasing him to home would only complicate such a goal. Mobility being a big issue but outpatient for 3 hours round trip at this stage of things....not good!

Tomorrow we're hopeful to speak to an oncologist with an a plan of action. Until then, I told the Bloot to start stumbling on his feet.......literally!

Thanks for checking on him tonight Will, we're on for tomorrow. Meanwhile, Leigh-Ann is hot on the task of working the blog reports and looking into a new computer for him. The hand-me-down that came from Russ requires to be plugged in at all times and that's not really that conducive to working. Surfing, sure but not really getting work done. So, is anyone looking to sell a Mac laptop for reasonable? One that has actual battery life? If so, shoot the details to Russ as the specs of a mac would be lost on me.

Photos are coming along; it's a huge catalog in which he and his agent have been working on. Vintage climbing, historical stuff, flowers, landscapes, etc. An incredible collection taking a lot of time to document and get ready to launch. So much of it required scanning and description as well. The plan is to have fine art, stock, signed and much more available. So those of you waiting for some Blitzo Collection your time is coming!

~Susan
CrazytownIndianCoveAKATheAGENT

Social climber
Joshua Tree, CA
May 21, 2013 - 12:51am PT
The Agent: checking in with Bloot's FAMILY
Really nice to meet you all!

Blitzo and I are on a roll getting his photography organized. I hired a young lady today to give me a hand with all the scanning....There is a ton of film...prepare yourselves for time travel and memory sensory overload. Gonna be a fun trip down memory lane for many of you.

BLOG slash online portfolio going live this week. I will send out the address once all the kinks are worked out.

Speaking OF: I need email addresses: yours, friends of yours, anyone who wants info on Blitzo's prints, etc. I will be sending out an email at some point on how to purchase prints, etc.

Here's the deal...Blitzo wants all money made from his prints after he has left this world to go into a scholarship/fund for kids who want to climb and make pictures. I'm gonna work with Soooze and FISH to make sure this happens for him.

Also, if you are a person who is requesting Blitzo's photos for magazine, etc...let me know and I will find what you need. We hope to have all the images cataloged by end of summer. There are a sh#t ton so wish me luck.

AGENT OUT
Yeah I painted his toes...CAUSE he is my BITCH!
Yeah I painted his toes...CAUSE he is my BITCH!
Credit: CrazytownIndianCoveAKATheAGENT




Fish Finder

Social climber
THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART
May 21, 2013 - 01:15pm PT
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Me thinks you should be dubbed "The Angel" more fitting than "The Agent"


Billy ? What do you think when you look at your toes.

Whats next, are you going to join the Circus?

Maybe travel to North Korea and talk climbing with Kim Jong

Get well quick!

Edit: before lipstick enters the equation!

JMC

climber
the land of milk and honey
May 21, 2013 - 01:48pm PT
Headphones in the mail now, good luck Blitzo. Didn't have a spare pair, but Amazon Prime made it easy to hook you up q/2 -day shopping too. Looking forward to the fruits of photo-scanning.
Aloha,
John
CrazytownIndianCoveAKATheAGENT

Social climber
Joshua Tree, CA
May 21, 2013 - 07:27pm PT
THANK YOU JOHN!
I have to keep Bloot's ears and eyes busy at all times :)

GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
May 21, 2013 - 07:30pm PT
Thinking of you my friend. Only met once or twice but God, I would love to hang out with you. You seem like a real cool dude.
susan peplow

climber
Joshua Tree, CA
May 21, 2013 - 10:28pm PT
Big discussion from the penthouse of Arrowhead Medical Center! Up to speed on med stuff which isn't much of an update. Neuro team wants him to heal before oncology comes in. So PT, X-rays, TV and snacks. He walked around the floor a bit today so he's gaining strength. Russ delivered the gift from Jaybro which is an album of Firesign Theatre and we also passed on the card from Nita & family which came in yesterday's mail.

Laughing, catching up and feeling happy to see out Ninja friend.
What's this?  Storm troopers coming?
What's this? Storm troopers coming?
Credit: susan peplow
Credit: susan peplow
During the early days when he didn't have a real bed - stuck many time...
During the early days when he didn't have a real bed - stuck many times by RN's in training
Credit: susan peplow
Agent Leigh-Ann's flowers are lovely, just like her!
Agent Leigh-Ann's flowers are lovely, just like her!
Credit: susan peplow
Penthouse Views
Penthouse Views
Credit: susan peplow
Wait a minute, this bed vibrates!
Wait a minute, this bed vibrates!
Credit: susan peplow
Credit: susan peplow


MisterE

Social climber
May 21, 2013 - 10:38pm PT
PM sent. Thanks Angel...errr...AGENT!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
May 21, 2013 - 10:38pm PT
hey there say, sooze, let blitzo know that i am sending little trinket and card.. sorry it is late... :)

thanks for the update!
prayers and good wishes!!!
:)
CrazytownIndianCoveAKATheAGENT

Social climber
Joshua Tree, CA
May 22, 2013 - 12:03am PT
FANTASTIC pics SOOZE!
Fish Finder

Social climber
THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART
May 22, 2013 - 12:07am PT
Credit: Fish Finder
grover

climber
Northern Mexico
May 22, 2013 - 12:52am PT
Hospitals suck
Being sick sucks

Hang tough Blitzo!

Your toenails look hot Rev. yours too Sooze

CrazytownIndianCoveAKATheAGENT

Social climber
Joshua Tree, CA
May 22, 2013 - 01:25pm PT
Beautiful Amanda!!!
Beautiful Amanda!!!
Credit: CrazytownIndianCoveAKATheAGENT

This gorgeous lady is my new business partner! Photographer extraordinaire, , She is in charge of making sure Blitzo's Lifetime work is scanned and displayed properly!
Thank goodness she has joined the team!
chez

Social climber
chicago ill
May 22, 2013 - 04:05pm PT
Good to see you got some help quickly.
The New Age Blitzo

Social climber
Joshua Tree, CA
May 22, 2013 - 07:05pm PT
What can I say, dude? I'm the Mac!
susan peplow

climber
Joshua Tree, CA
May 24, 2013 - 01:13am PT
Wow, this community is amazing! I actually don't frequent the Taco all that much it can be a bummer sometimes and I know that you all understand that feeling. But it never ceases to amaze me how you all come together when called. Whether it's a stranger who's hurt, passed or times of gathering like the facelift or various fundraisers it seems that so many people just do it with open heart and checkbooks.

I fear I may be rambling but didn't want the moment to pass without embracing it. I'm overwhelmed by the love out there. Countless donations made to our friend Blitzo over the course of months......years! Provider of cars, cash, living arrangements, items of need mailed in, items purchased on his behalf and the continuous words of appreciation and concern, people driving in from States away to visit, people regularly stopping by .... it just goes on and on.

I'm not sure who wants their names out there but I hope you all truly know how much we appreciate the generosity both emotionally and financially. You guys really are amazing, or should I say "the Mack"?

~Susan



Scole

Trad climber
Joshua Tree
May 24, 2013 - 01:22pm PT
Susan

You deserve a lot of credit for bringing this all together. Without all your help Billy would not have seen the outpouring of love and respect he has earned from his lifetime of dedication to the climbing community.

Thanks to you I got to see the Reverend yesterday. He is pretty upbeat, and has the nurses jumping to make his life better.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
May 24, 2013 - 01:50pm PT

Friday Bump for da Bloot@!!!!!
stich

Trad climber
Colorado Springs, Colorado
May 24, 2013 - 03:24pm PT
Best wishes, nOOblooT!
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
May 25, 2013 - 06:08pm PT
PM sent - Good deeds indeed
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
May 25, 2013 - 08:16pm PT
All the best to the Blitzoddity!
splitter

Trad climber
SoCal Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
May 26, 2013 - 03:31am PT
susan peplow - "You guys really are amazing, or should I say 'The Mack'?" -- Perhaps, but dood (Blitzo) is definitely THE Mack! If there was ever any doubts, after following this thread, they no longer exist. Plus, he's surrounded by Mack Momma's, so hey...nuff said!

btw, here is a song for all of Blitzo's Mack Momma's...


edit: i hope to meet you some day soon Mr. Blitz, out in the hills somewhere, perhaps. you are in my thoughts and prayers continually, and my hopes are that you will get well soon!
hossjulia

climber
May 26, 2013 - 10:50am PT
Hope this Sunday finds Blitzo in great company, would visit if I could.

You've been in my thoughts and prayers every day, heal up and get out of there man!


Captain...or Skully

climber
May 26, 2013 - 11:12am PT
Big Blitzo fan right here. That guy's The Mack.
karen roseme

Mountain climber
san diego
May 26, 2013 - 11:50am PT
Hope you are back at it soon!
We need more Blitzo photos!
Miss you
K
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - May 27, 2013 - 11:19am PT
Happy BDay Bllooter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
May 27, 2013 - 11:35am PT
Happy BD! Recover fast and completely!
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
May 27, 2013 - 11:36am PT
Happy Birthday, Blitzo!!!!
karen roseme

Mountain climber
san diego
May 27, 2013 - 11:40am PT
Happy Birthday Blitzo!!
Wish I could spank your man-can!
susan peplow

climber
Joshua Tree, CA
May 27, 2013 - 11:51am PT
Credit: susan peplow

Have a wonderful 60th birthday! We love you!

SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
May 27, 2013 - 11:58am PT

Happy Birthday, Bill!!!!
Get better quick--you kneed to come back to
COWLOWRADO to ride the roller coasters!!!!
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
May 27, 2013 - 12:10pm PT
Awesome....a lot more trips around the Big Yellow for you!

Susan
zip

Trad climber
pacific beach, ca
May 27, 2013 - 12:13pm PT
what everyone else said.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
May 27, 2013 - 12:46pm PT
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BILL ! ! !

susan peplow

climber
Joshua Tree, CA
May 27, 2013 - 01:05pm PT
^^^^^^^^ Love it^^^^^^^^ A birthday wish for our very own Spock Lookalike!
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
May 27, 2013 - 02:21pm PT
Happy Birthday, Blitzo.

WTF happened? I haven't been around here much lately.
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
May 27, 2013 - 02:25pm PT

Billy,

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!....

Sorry you have to be in the Hospital for your big day...
I won't tell you my secret birthday wish for you..but ..i'm sure you can guess it...

Saludos..best wishes *birthday boy... and i hope you get some cake...

xo
nita..



Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
May 27, 2013 - 02:29pm PT
Blue - Try reading the thread


Awesome birthday video.

Happy Birthday to The Bloot
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
May 27, 2013 - 02:35pm PT
I read it Jingy, can't find details. Just curious.

nice edit in your post. Stay civil, my friends....
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
May 27, 2013 - 03:19pm PT
Happy blitzday birthto!

60 is the new 39!
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
May 27, 2013 - 03:38pm PT
Happy birthday... Bluotonium-60 ... crazy science
Mike Friedrichs

Sport climber
City of Salt
May 27, 2013 - 06:03pm PT
Happy birthday Blitzo! Stay strong. The whole tribe's with you.
Fluoride

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA
May 27, 2013 - 09:36pm PT
Happy Birthday my dear Blitzo!
Sioux Juan

Big Wall climber
Costa mesa
May 27, 2013 - 10:27pm PT
Happy Birthday my friend.........wishing you a great day
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
May 27, 2013 - 10:30pm PT
hey there say, blitzo billy! happy birthday to you!
and may this year take a really far better turn, and get you into
'feel good and AM good' mode... :)
CrazytownIndianCoveAKATheAGENT

Social climber
Joshua Tree, CA
May 28, 2013 - 12:10am PT
Why wont the photo post right?
Why wont the photo post right?
Credit: CrazytownIndianCoveAKATheAGENT
Chelsea and her Momma Karen and GRant! <br/>
Visiting Blitzo on his B-Day ...
Chelsea and her Momma Karen and GRant!
Visiting Blitzo on his B-Day weekend!!!!
Credit: CrazytownIndianCoveAKATheAGENT
grover

climber
Northern Mexico
May 28, 2013 - 12:10am PT
Happy Birthday Blitzo

60 eh?

Woot!
CrazytownIndianCoveAKATheAGENT

Social climber
Joshua Tree, CA
May 28, 2013 - 12:28am PT
So I went to see our amazing friend today.

I'm about to go all overwhelming feelings of LOVE here so be advised....

Blitzo is doing as well as he can be considered. He has a lot of bruises...crazy meds...lots of pain...a lot of issues with figuring out what the f*#k is happening with his treatment plan, etc etc. I was there today for over two hours trying to get a f*#king wheel chair so he could pee on his own in privacy...and no f*#king help. Im a little pissed and heartbroken at what he is dealing with and going total girl about it, but so be it...

Anyhoo, in the meantime, I am keeping him occupied as best I can with his photography and all of those slides Amanda and I are scanning. We go live with the site this friday. It will be months before all the pictures he took are up there so if you are looking for something in particular, let me know via email at leighann.sulli@gmail.com

Furthermore...GO VISIT HIM IF YOU CAN
NOW IS THE TIME.

We will probably start CHEMO this week. Things are gonna get sketchy and hard for him depending on how he reacts to the drugs.


MOST IMPORTANT:

I am truly humbled. I'm not a rock climber. I'm a soccer player and a mom and a photographer and sometimes I play the banjo badly...but I am so humbled by your community. I am so humbled by what you have done for a man I look up to and respect. His work is amazing. I loved him for his work. I fell in love with him because of the stories. I cant be away from him now because our friendship has grown to a wonderful place of mutual trust and respect.

Thank you all for being who you are and coming together the way you have. I am overwhelmed with love and admiration for you all....

Enough of the HEavy.

XOXOX
Leigh-Ann
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
May 28, 2013 - 12:37am PT
Happy Birthday Blitzo! Wishing you strength for your recovery.
Blitzo at the Gordo-Fest, April 2012
Blitzo at the Gordo-Fest, April 2012
Credit: BrassNuts
CrazytownIndianCoveAKATheAGENT

Social climber
Joshua Tree, CA
May 28, 2013 - 12:43am PT
YEAH LOCKER

TODAY A BAD DAY>>>

He was not in a happy place...
susan peplow

climber
Joshua Tree, CA
May 28, 2013 - 12:55am PT
Seemed okay with Russ but know that he was feeling a bit down. It's been two weeks today since we took him into the hospital, not exactly happy that we don't have a current prognosis or treatment plan from oncology. Hopefully with a recovery from his neuro work we can get that going this week as Leigh-Ann said.

While we're all on a mutual love-fest let it be known that Leigh-Ann has been a steady and loving friend through this and going to visit Blitzo more regular than anyone. Locker drove down from Colorado to visit his buddy and that is huge too.

I too am blessed to have such good friends and amazed myself how the community comes together in need.

~Susan

p.s. "newer" laptop ordered for Blitzo thanks to a very generous donation from Zip and others this week. It should arrive later this week, we'll load with music and other goods for delivery and then get to work for his Agent!
Fish Finder

Social climber
THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART
May 28, 2013 - 04:20pm PT
Hey Soccer Mom Angel.
Do you drive a mini van? with wings?

Keep Fighting the Good Fight.



Russ and Sooze, I have always admired how YOU have treated Blitzo like family.

The best to you in these hard times Billy.

We are all pulling for you!

Best, Candyman
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
May 28, 2013 - 04:24pm PT
Maybe Blitzo is feeling down because no one was able to slip a birthday brew or two into his hospital room?

Naww...that couldn't have happened....

Stay strong, Blitzo, and rest. It takes a lot of energy to heal. Hope you feel better soon and keep on that track.
other

Trad climber
LA, CA
May 29, 2013 - 07:28pm PT
I haven't heard of blitzo. What's his real name? What's his climbing history?
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
May 29, 2013 - 08:15pm PT
Happy late birthday.

hope you have a good day.
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
May 29, 2013 - 10:41pm PT
Happy birthday Billy.

Personally I think this was all a ploy to get hot chicks to lay around in bed all day with you.

Seems to be working ;)
Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
May 29, 2013 - 10:50pm PT
Happy belated birthday. Cool to see Grant, Chelsea and Karen paid a visit. Hope you get out of there soon and take some more great photos.
thejk

Social climber
Golden
May 29, 2013 - 11:42pm PT
other

Trad climber
LA, CA

May 29, 2013 - 04:28pm PT
I haven't heard of blitzo. What's his real name? What's his climbing history?

If you have to ask...
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
May 30, 2013 - 01:28pm PT
Happy Birthday Blitzo! Keep fighting dude. You are an inspiration to many!!

Good luck with your battle!
chez

Social climber
chicago ill
May 31, 2013 - 01:35pm PT
HPPY BDAY BLOOOT
"don't be late" oops
Jennie

Trad climber
Elk Creek, Idaho
May 31, 2013 - 03:38pm PT
Dingus:
Always admired how you JTreeRats look after one another.


Amen! Towering degree of community excellence...

Get well, Blitzo!
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
May 31, 2013 - 09:52pm PT

Friday night bump for Blitzo!!!!
Get better soon, Billie~!!!!!!
old craghag

Sport climber
Bishop
Jun 1, 2013 - 12:59pm PT
I first met Billy climbing in the valley in the mid 80s. Will never forget hanging out Billy, Cid, and I at Tenaya Lake Campground or the wild dance parties in the lodge parking lot listening to Morris Day. We have been friends a long time. Billy is one of the few people I know that can tolerate my crazy family, recently he helped me pull my sister's car out of a ditch. You should have seen the look on his face as the car teetered on the edge of the embankment with him behind the wheel and me towing it with my 4x4. He survived that epic adventure now I need him to pull through this as well. I am going to see Billy on Monday if anyone wants to join me
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Jun 1, 2013 - 01:08pm PT
Craghag...Don't forget the tow strap...
susan peplow

climber
Joshua Tree, CA
Jun 2, 2013 - 10:57am PT
Steve W, got your letter and helping hand for our Bloot. It's all going to good use and very appreciated by all!

Thanks everyone!

Fluoride

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA
Jun 2, 2013 - 10:38pm PT
Steve and Billy 6/2 <br/>
Steve and Billy 6/2

Credit: Fluoride

Steve and I stopped in to visit Billy at the hospital today. He's totally the Blitzo we all know and love. Will be undergoing chemo/radiation in a few days but could be home as early as next week. He's really looking forward to getting out of the hospital and being back home in JT.

He appreciates everyone's well wishes.
Fluoride

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA
Jun 2, 2013 - 10:53pm PT
Notice he's giving "cheers" with Ensure. :) They brought in his dinner right before we left.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jun 3, 2013 - 12:42am PT
hey there say, blitzo billy, just checking in to say 'hey there'... and hearty 'god bless'...

:)
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jun 3, 2013 - 09:49am PT

Monday greetings for Billy!
Keep on gettin' better, Bloot!
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Jun 4, 2013 - 11:18am PT
It's a drinking cup. You should try it next time.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jun 4, 2013 - 12:51pm PT

Knott true. . . itz a pee cupp!
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jun 4, 2013 - 05:11pm PT

Hope you're being entertained by Locker, Bloot!!!!
Get yourself outta that bed and out to Cowlowrado and we'll
ride the roller coaster!!!!
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jun 4, 2013 - 05:28pm PT
This Blitzo seems to be a rich man, despite his trials.

How many men of material wealth, could claim friends such as these???

DMT
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Jun 4, 2013 - 11:10pm PT
Der Blooter is supposed to get his first radiation treatment tomorrow.

Just saw him tonight for a couple hours and he is doing ok, aside from suffering from an overdose of Bonanza re-runs on the TV. Still weak and can't really walk more than a couple steps, but PT says he is getting stronger.

Lots of friends came to visit last week, many from very far away, and he was still stoked about that and to see everyone, so thanks everyone for keeping his spirits up.

Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jun 4, 2013 - 11:21pm PT
Climbing in the desert tomorrow. I'll send lead shieldd vibes from on the Priest. As a man of the cloth himself he'll appreciate that!
grover

climber
Northern Mexico
Jun 4, 2013 - 11:47pm PT
Hang tough Blitzo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jax, Eileen and Mark
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Jun 5, 2013 - 09:28am PT
I was scrolling through some old pictures, and here's one of da Bloot during better times. Wish you were here Bill! We'll lift a glass together (several!) again in Cowlarado!

Da Bloot!
Da Bloot!
Credit: Brokedownclimber
CrazytownIndianCoveAKATheAGENT

Social climber
Joshua Tree, CA
Jun 5, 2013 - 02:32pm PT
AGENT here,

At the hospital with Blitzo. He just left to go down to get a CAT scan in order to determine where they will target the radiation treatments. AmandaANGEL is going to record what the docs say when and if they ever get in here to give me the scoop.

He's crazy weak, lost a ton of weight, but he is moving around with a lot more agility...

Goal is to come up with a discharge plan and home health care stuff...

Blitzo On his Way to CAT scan
Blitzo On his Way to CAT scan
Credit: CrazytownIndianCoveAKATheAGENT

BAck of Blitzo's Storm Trooper suit :&#41;
BAck of Blitzo's Storm Trooper suit :)
Credit: CrazytownIndianCoveAKATheAGENT

Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jun 5, 2013 - 07:08pm PT
Go get'em Blitzo!!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jun 5, 2013 - 08:11pm PT
hey there say, blitzo, just letting you know, you are not forgotten, today, as you go through all this...


god bless...

SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jun 5, 2013 - 09:09pm PT

'nother bump for the Bloot~!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jun 5, 2013 - 11:27pm PT
Sending some LOVE and HEALING ENERGY your way Blitzo!

You get out of that hospital right quick now.

grover

climber
Northern Mexico
Jun 6, 2013 - 12:15am PT

Hope the day went well.



guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Jun 6, 2013 - 02:46pm PT
Thinking of you.

Hang in there
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Jun 6, 2013 - 03:18pm PT
Headed over there tonight, with these (those "no outside food on the wing" nazis can kiss my ass!):

photo not found
Missing photo ID#305893
grover

climber
Northern Mexico
Jun 6, 2013 - 10:41pm PT
Nice choice Will.

Thinking of you Rev.

May you be out of the hospital soon brother.

Mark
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jun 6, 2013 - 10:52pm PT
hey there say, blitzo-billy... ride this bronc, to victory... ;)
(meaning, i just read that the day went well)... :)


i AM sending you a gift, in a few days---did NOT forget you...
i just am off course a few days--had to take care of something
new in the yard, that was: old bricks and stuff, just now given me,
from the neighbor, got it all in the garden, so it won't be 'junk' here,
but a treasure... NOW--i got my 'organized time' back, and my 'sudden' is all done up, tidy...


may your ORGANIZED time, soon be YOURS again...
and may this 'sudden' that SLOWLY snuck up on you, be ALL tidied up,
and in ways that will last LONG into the future...

god bless you and a 'sisterly hug' to you!!!
keep getting well--i am still praying... :)

Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Jun 7, 2013 - 12:05pm PT
Yep, they are going to release him, within days, possibly as early as tomorrow and do the radiation as outpatient. Which seems insane to me with that many treatments in that close a period with the stress of that much travel every day, but what do I know (don't answer that)?

We're going to rally up tonight and plot out how to cover the radiation transport.

The Mack macked the mack outta those Circus Animal cookies. I was on the phone for a sec and had to run across the run and snatch one before they were all hoovered up.
The New Age Blitzo

Social climber
Joshua Tree, CA
Jun 7, 2013 - 02:22pm PT
No radiation today!
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jun 7, 2013 - 09:56pm PT
No nukes Friday cheers style bump!!
The New Age Blitzo

Social climber
Joshua Tree, CA
Jun 7, 2013 - 10:35pm PT
Thanks again for all your support everyone! I would say more, but I'm all f*#ked up on opiates and nodding off. Thanks!
BLUEBLOCR

Social climber
joshua tree
Jun 7, 2013 - 11:24pm PT
Hey Blitzo!
I'm glad to hear something from ya!! It's been SOOO long I thought you might be dead,
JUS KIDD'IN. I really hope ur feeling better!
I know ur a photographer, and not a writer, but maybe you could expond and tell us about ur experiences?
And oh yea, my moms in town and I could really use my wheelchair! Is it at ur house? If so , is Will around this weekend?
Keep me updated.
Call me.
Cheers Buddy!!!!!!!
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Jun 7, 2013 - 11:48pm PT
Blitzo,

It's just good to hear you're doing better.

Wish I could get down there to pay a visit, but work has me a bit sketchy with the nerves and lacking in time.

Hopes for better tomorrows for the Blitzo and all the posse in the south.

MisterE

Social climber
Jun 8, 2013 - 12:21am PT
Thanks again for the Yos B&W, Billy!

It is framed and hanging proudly on our "original art" wall!

Erik & Skip
Pennsylenvy

Gym climber
A dingy corner in your refrigerator
Jun 8, 2013 - 02:23am PT
Up for auction

Collector's seal of unknown origin.
Collector's seal of unknown origin.
Credit: Pennsylenvy
Probably 1920ish
Probably 1920ish
Credit: Pennsylenvy

low starting bid at $400.00

Edit: At least some of the auction money must go towards some of Blitzo's debaucherous fun. Wouldn't mind a copy of Blitzo's Alabama Hills phot he had on Facebook today. I'l frame that! Great Picture.

Who want's a nice Navajo Rug? Size 34x72
Pennsylenvy

Gym climber
A dingy corner in your refrigerator
Jun 8, 2013 - 02:30am PT
P.S. it's worth more than $400.00 any day.
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Jun 8, 2013 - 02:37am PT
Pennsylenvy,
What a Beautiful rug!.... How generous (sweet) of you...You will probably get some bids tomorrow. Lots of folks in their 50"s, i think they already went to bed...(-;

cheers..
nita....
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Jun 8, 2013 - 10:28am PT

Navajo rug bump...

Good Morning Blitzo!....





SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jun 8, 2013 - 11:18am PT

Saturday bump for Billy!!!!
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Jun 8, 2013 - 02:33pm PT
mid-day bump for Blitzo


Post Read Script: Neck surgery? They have replacement necks now? Those doctors are advanced!!
looking sketchy there...

Social climber
Latitute 33
Jun 8, 2013 - 02:39pm PT
Glad to see Blitzo posting up. Get well Billy.

Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Jun 9, 2013 - 03:23am PT
Hey Billy - have enjoyed and learned a lot from all your climbing photos over the years. I hope you will be looking back at this in a few years as a particularly tough send. Best wishes. Mike
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jun 9, 2013 - 10:50am PT

Bump for Billy!
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jun 9, 2013 - 12:48pm PT
Credit: Fluoride
beefcake of wide

climber
Nederland/GulfBreeze
Jun 9, 2013 - 02:21pm PT
Stay strong Billy!
See you soon.



Brokedown, Billy, JoGill.
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Jun 10, 2013 - 01:53pm PT
Best wishes to all down there.
Hospitals are no fun, cancer is no fun...
But with Locker on the way, laughs will be arriving soon!
Fluoride

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA
Jun 11, 2013 - 01:05pm PT
Billy, we'll see you this Sunday. And I have a gift for you...a book you will likely remember.
Fluoride

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA
Jun 11, 2013 - 11:47pm PT
Nope locker...

A historical non-fiction work. The epic tale of the whaling ship Essex. Herman Melville based "Moby Dick" on their accounts.

He read it and gave it to me to read some years ago and asked that I pass it along to another climber so the book would keep in the climbing world, enlightening and engrossing more people. It had to have been 5-6 years ago. Would love to know where the copy of that book is today.
susan peplow

climber
Joshua Tree, CA
Jun 12, 2013 - 12:39am PT
Lunchtime with Rootbeer
Lunchtime with Rootbeer
Credit: susan peplow
Margarita's before dinner :&#41;
Margarita's before dinner :)
Credit: susan peplow

Thanks everyone for the well wishes!
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jun 12, 2013 - 12:57am PT
Bump for the bearded Bloot!
Fluoride

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA
Jun 12, 2013 - 01:11am PT
Diet A&W rules. Thanks for the pics Sooze. And thanks to you and Russ for doing so much to help him. You guys rule!!!
Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
Jun 12, 2013 - 09:56am PT
I like those plaid pants.
Gift from Cragman?
Can a bear be far behind?
chez

Social climber
chicago ill
Jun 13, 2013 - 12:45pm PT
That diet stuff will kill you. Stick to the margaritas
CrazytownIndianCoveAKATheAGENT

Social climber
Joshua Tree, CA
Jun 13, 2013 - 07:33pm PT
Radiation tomorrow at 10am

Here he is having lunch with my buddy Paul.
Paul is helping me get Blitzo to the 15 consecutive radiation
Treatments! Thank you Paul!!
Credit: CrazytownIndianCoveAKATheAGENT
Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
Jun 13, 2013 - 07:49pm PT
Sounds like an epic.
Best of luck.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jun 13, 2013 - 08:10pm PT
hey there say, blitzo.... little trinket of a gift, is in the mail, now...

small though, but the wishes are HUGE for your success, here...
just did not have money to mail stuff 'til july, :))


thus--small, :))
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jun 13, 2013 - 08:50pm PT
Wow, the radioactive bloot! Good hing he Is the Mack!

We're with you! Shout out for anything we can do!!
susan peplow

climber
Joshua Tree, CA
Jun 13, 2013 - 10:35pm PT
Yeah, called with 24 hours notice for appointment and treatment start date. Unbelievable.

Big thanks to Paul who will doing the driving, without him we'd be sunk this week! And Leigh-Ann for finding the solution, we had some heads together earlier as to how we were going to make this happen. Panic, frustration, aggravation, fear were common emotions but the Agent figured it out. Thank Heaven's!

SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jun 14, 2013 - 12:27am PT

Best wishes for Billy.
Thanks, Sooze and Agent and all you folks takin' such great
care of/for him!!!!
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Jun 14, 2013 - 12:54am PT
F*#king prescriptions are like something offering relief as long as you feel obligated...

Time out for some fun, Bill !


Fish Finder

Social climber
THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART
Jun 14, 2013 - 08:16am PT
My life is brillant

My love is pure

I saw and Angel

of that I'm sure

Your beautiful,Your beautiful
Your beautiful its true
I saw her face on some web page

and I know just what to do

We are all in love with you









Your a lucky man Billy . There are a lot of people who care about You.


Edit: way to go St. Paul!!!!
susan peplow

climber
Joshua Tree, CA
Jun 14, 2013 - 11:37am PT
St. Paul & Agent just left Casa de Pescado with the Blooter in tow. Loaded up for the trip to Colton for his first Radiation treatment this morning. Russ made him his standard egg breakfast to fatten him up for the trip.

Hoping the treatment doesn't have too many ill affects and only benefits! Here's to hoping for our good friend Blitzo. Keep the good thoughts coming peeps!


Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jun 14, 2013 - 11:56am PT
High plains stamina vibes to the Bloot!

Credit: Jaybro
CrazytownIndianCoveAKATheAGENT

Social climber
Joshua Tree, CA
Jun 14, 2013 - 12:27pm PT
Paul. AKA Fabio.

Hehehe.

Heading to first radiation appointment. Keeping My fingers crossed that this will not be too hard on Blitzo's body.

I'm starting to feel so much more optimistic. Blitzo looks a hundred Times better today than he did a week ago. I was scared for him To leave that hospital but now I see that everything is working Out for the best. Being home with his amazing friends, Susan and Russ, Has supercharged his recovery. He's eating Susans excellent cooking. She Is keeping him handsome, and also bought him a kick ass Walker with a seat so he can exercise. Russ does the heavy lifting and has him in Excellent mood and spirit.

We have a long road ahead. 15 rounds of radiation and no idea how Hard this will be on his body. I'm researching the Gerson method online to See about the next steps after radiation. They have a clinic in San Diego. Might be a possibility this August.

Ultimate goals are to get through this radiation course and work towards healing. He will be getting busy this weekend on his blog. Donations have so far been used for laptop and will be further used for travel Expenses. Can not thank everyone enough for the cash. The cash also pays for Fabio and Fabio is there when Susan and I or Russ or Will cannot be. Not sure what we would do without him. He's a great kid!

I will post an update on how this first treatment goes but Will made a good point, the first Treatments are fairly easy. It's the later treatments that get hard. Keep sending the good vibes, love and prayers.
~ The Agent

PS: Blitzofoto.com
Amanda will be uploading a sh#t ton of photographs today. Blitzo will work on writing the little ditties and stories over time. Keep checking back to see his additions. He will also forward to Facebook the photographs he really loves.

40 years of National park and Rock Climbing History. All out of his shoebox. Fecking Amazing!

caramel frappe!
caramel frappe!
Credit: CrazytownIndianCoveAKATheAGENT
chez

Social climber
chicago ill
Jun 14, 2013 - 03:02pm PT
Good to see Das Bloot eating food! Carful where you sit there Blutie, the ceiling may collapse!

SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Jun 14, 2013 - 08:03pm PT
Hang tough!!! Once it's over it's amazing how fast it went


Susan
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Jun 15, 2013 - 09:07pm PT
My best advise for blitzo is best suited for film:



zip

Trad climber
pacific beach, ca
Jun 16, 2013 - 12:57pm PT
kind words and thoughts are nice, but actions speak louder than words, and cash is king.
Michelle

Social climber
1187 Hunterwasser
Jun 16, 2013 - 01:30pm PT
I'm sure some people would cough up enough cash to see Riley in that costume.
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Jun 16, 2013 - 01:34pm PT
Zip-

Maybe if the OP would repost the info on contributions again, it would help?

Rodger

Edit: It's pretty tedious going through 429 posts looking for the information!
zip

Trad climber
pacific beach, ca
Jun 16, 2013 - 02:01pm PT
paypal@fishproducts.com is what i used.

The first time i sent money, someone responded who said they were helping organize Billy's photos online for sale, and promised me a free one.

I requested a picture of Russ in the lime green Borat Slingshot Thong Swimsuit.

I am eagerly awaiting a response and my photo.
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Jun 16, 2013 - 03:31pm PT
Buenos Tardes, Blitzo..

Thinking about you durning these 15 sessions of zapping...sending love and strength ...
Hang in there..
xo
nita

Locker, some of us don't do paypal...This works fine.
............
info from Russ...
To send a card or something:

Send it to me ..... If there is another address that will work better later, I'll post it up.

The Bloot
c/o Russ Walling
HC1 Box 696
Joshua Tree, Ca. 92252
bobinc

Trad climber
Portland, Or
Jun 16, 2013 - 03:50pm PT
Also note when viewing yer PayPal receipt that 'Blitzo' is not his given name.
zip

Trad climber
pacific beach, ca
Jun 16, 2013 - 04:07pm PT
Coz,

You are a funny guy, and your posts always make me laugh.
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Jun 16, 2013 - 04:34pm PT
Bump - plenty of ways of getting funds to Walter.

How many more ways will be made available?


Please don't ANYONE complicate these already established methods...

MUCH APPRECIATED!!!...

 Thanks Locker… What the f*#k is that all about? I thought there was already like four ways to getting bloot the funds….
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Jun 16, 2013 - 04:41pm PT
I've seen the Paypal, and the Russ…. But I thought I saw a Ron Anderson and another, so maybe just 3….


I agree that all funds should be sent to either paypal or Russ address.. 'nough said
zip

Trad climber
pacific beach, ca
Jun 16, 2013 - 04:57pm PT
just gotta an email requesting i send money to biggurlsneedluv2.com
zip

Trad climber
pacific beach, ca
Jun 16, 2013 - 05:03pm PT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGQ-ISsDm8M
zip

Trad climber
pacific beach, ca
Jun 16, 2013 - 05:08pm PT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2o0V6VPX_E0
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland-GulfBreeze
Jun 16, 2013 - 05:14pm PT
Coz <3 the funds for strippers. [/tag]
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Jun 16, 2013 - 05:15pm PT
Med Adjustment on Aisle Coz!!!
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jun 16, 2013 - 05:20pm PT
Pathetic....
zip

Trad climber
pacific beach, ca
Jun 16, 2013 - 05:20pm PT
(FORTUNE Magazine) – A ton of money sounds like an incomprehensible amount,but how much is 2,000 pounds really worth? Naturally the answer depends on the kind of money you're weighing. According to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, all paper bills weigh the same: one gram. About 454 grams make a pound, which means that a ton of dollar bills would be worth $908,000.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jun 16, 2013 - 05:26pm PT
To Blitzo? 0

That being said, once a pay system has been established, you coming in and trying to change that takes away from the credibility of the donation system.

Coz, I suggest you take your huge ego and pride and step aside.
zip

Trad climber
pacific beach, ca
Jun 16, 2013 - 05:28pm PT
I sent a Hair Club For Men gift card.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jun 16, 2013 - 05:37pm PT
Coz, you are as ignorant as you are egotistical.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jun 16, 2013 - 05:45pm PT
Coz, I choose to help people out, out of the kindness of my heart...and anonymously.

But if you want to boast of your deeds, by all means, strut your stuff. You're clearly good at it.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Jun 16, 2013 - 05:48pm PT
Coz , Locker , Cragman...You are all Knuckleheads...Send me the money....! Now....RJ
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jun 16, 2013 - 05:49pm PT
You're correct, Locker.

The haters are what ruin ST.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jun 16, 2013 - 05:56pm PT
I've learned to spell.

Look into it.
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Jun 16, 2013 - 05:57pm PT
How long can this go on?
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jun 16, 2013 - 05:59pm PT
I've learned to love people like you, who persecute me because of Christ, who lives in me.

I count that pure joy!
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jun 16, 2013 - 06:03pm PT
^Correct, Locker.

Coz will figure that out....eventually. Especially when it is HE in need one day.
zip

Trad climber
pacific beach, ca
Jun 16, 2013 - 06:04pm PT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sONfxPCTU0
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jun 16, 2013 - 06:05pm PT
Luke 21:1-4
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Jun 16, 2013 - 06:06pm PT
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jun 16, 2013 - 06:08pm PT
For those with no Bible...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesson_of_the_widow's_mite
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Jun 16, 2013 - 06:08pm PT
Thanks
zip

Trad climber
pacific beach, ca
Jun 16, 2013 - 06:16pm PT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6dm9rN6oTs
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jun 16, 2013 - 06:17pm PT
"God blesses you when people mock you and persecute you and lie about you and say all sorts of evil things against you because you are my followers."

Matthew 5:11
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jun 16, 2013 - 06:21pm PT
I've prayed for you, Coz....and still am.
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Jun 16, 2013 - 06:22pm PT
this is getting weird
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Jun 16, 2013 - 06:46pm PT
Can we return the focus to our friend please, and take the pissing match somewhere else?

Coz, thanks for your donations and desire to simplify, but there is no need for additional methods at this time. Please stick with the established routes if you wish to donate.

Coz, if you want to be of actual help, rather than creating confusion and stirring up resentment from trying to usurp the donation process that is already well established, there are things that are needed, such as running shuttles from JT to Colton and back for treatment. You want to help? That is what is needed, run a shuttle or three. We have a handle on getting donated funds to the man, so please direct your efforts in a more productive direction.

Locker is in touch with him every day, is his best friend in the world, and is heavily involved in the logistics of his ongoing care. He knows what is going on, please listen to him.

Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Jun 16, 2013 - 06:50pm PT
JUST SEND THE MONEY TO COZ!!!



























He's short on his medication funds right now :(.
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Jun 16, 2013 - 06:57pm PT
Bumb for Blitzo

Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Jun 16, 2013 - 07:14pm PT
Pay no attention to the spoz.

Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Jun 16, 2013 - 07:19pm PT
WHAT HAVE U SENT LOCKER?


  again with the pissing contest….

What a pile of shite
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jun 16, 2013 - 07:21pm PT
I'm praying that the Bloot is laughing his way to.......health!!!!!!

:D
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Jun 16, 2013 - 07:21pm PT
Is Coz the Numero Uno Crackpot on Supertopo now?! It certainly appears so!

And that's some STIFF f*#king competition!!!

Bravo, sir, you are a verified sh#t spigot!

LOL!
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Jun 16, 2013 - 07:22pm PT
I hope that laughter is the best medicine.
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Jun 16, 2013 - 07:27pm PT
^^^^^Wow! ^^^^^^^
She could cause
vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv


E

Social climber
Tujunga CA.
Jun 16, 2013 - 07:27pm PT
awesome!
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Jun 16, 2013 - 07:29pm PT




Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Jun 16, 2013 - 07:31pm PT
I don't know, Riley, I'd tend to agree with guy's best friend who has clearly been there through thick and thin over a guy who hasn't even met the fellow. Then to unilaterally act as the guy's agent? For a guy you've never even met? That would make most of us pretty uneasy just on the face of it.

It went from misunderstanding to bizarre in six seconds flat, I really don't care how you clothe it. But, hey, we all read things differently.

But I wish the best for the Blute. I ain't got money to donate yet, never met you, but you are lucky to have the rabidly loyal support system you have. Those are riches nobody can buy.

Well, whatever. Crazy will out. Peace.
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Jun 16, 2013 - 07:35pm PT
other people egging it on ..

Looks like a big misunderstanding too me

 No, just Jingy but only because Coz seems to be forcing the issues with adding his address on every other post, almost like he wants to pull some of the funds that would be sent to Blitzp through the established methods, much like a scam artist in my view..


Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Jun 16, 2013 - 07:44pm PT
I use to have the utmost respect for Scott (Coz)
back in the 80s when I knew him.
That sure has changed, with his posts on this thread.


Thinking of you, Blitzo.
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Jun 16, 2013 - 07:46pm PT
I doubt any Blitzo moneys going VIA Coz
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Jun 16, 2013 - 07:49pm PT
Can't say I've read the whole thread. Seems we have a junior high level pissing contest going on which is irrelevant to the OP post.

Chill out guys?
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Jun 16, 2013 - 07:49pm PT
I used to marvel at the amount of intoxicants Billy could consume back in the '70's, now I realize he was training for radiation and chemotherapy. I know he's a tough son of a gun.

Seriously, I wish you the best Billy, and you've got an impressive support team going.
Tan Slacks

climber
Joshua Tree
Jun 16, 2013 - 08:13pm PT
Again ... bump for Billy

I used the paypal to revblitzo@hotmail.com

It seemed to work easily.

Locker truly cares for his friend like many of us here. What a great place we have with all these concerned people. Billy is on a tough road right now and the more positive energy .... (and money) we can send his way can only help.

So here comes some positivity your way Blitzo ....... from the Slacks family
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Jun 16, 2013 - 08:21pm PT
coz- your caps lock is on.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Jun 16, 2013 - 08:21pm PT
"Sick people need positive vibes"




I'm sending positive vibes to Coz.

Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jun 16, 2013 - 08:40pm PT
Hey Coz....no one needs to judge you...you indict yourself.

Time for some personal reflection on your part, I'd say.
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Jun 16, 2013 - 08:41pm PT
It seems Like enough.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jun 16, 2013 - 08:43pm PT
Still praying for you, Coz.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Jun 16, 2013 - 08:44pm PT
Coz must be drinking, HEAVILY, today.
You are losing the respect from a lot of people today, Scott.
You should really, LAY-OFF!!!
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jun 16, 2013 - 08:46pm PT
I continue to rejoice in your persecution of me, for the sake of Christ.

God is glorified.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jun 16, 2013 - 08:49pm PT
Coz, I would gladly contribute to a spelling, punctuation and comprehension course for you.

Of course, the class would have to be HEAVY on the comprehension.
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Jun 16, 2013 - 08:51pm PT
cragman,send the check to me and I'll get it to Coz
Fish Finder

Social climber
Jun 16, 2013 - 08:53pm PT

Hey Blitzo

Hope the first round went well and that you are doing well

It is going to get worse as each treatment goes by and your mind fights with the shock your body is receiving.

There will be people scrambling to help and make things as best as they can be considering the circumstances.

We all are thinking about you and wishing you the best.

Your new support team (Agent) is amazing and your old friends have always been there for you.

Make it through this Billy
We are all pulling for you.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jun 16, 2013 - 08:57pm PT
Here ya go, Coz....at least you will be able to relate to this.....

Credit: Cragman
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jun 16, 2013 - 09:05pm PT
Coz...don't you think you've humiliated yourself enough for one day?

Your 'legend in your own mind' status is set. Time to rest in your glory.
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Jun 16, 2013 - 09:18pm PT
Hi billy/bloot/walter,
Hope that reading "as the taco turns" today has made you laugh. It doesn't get any wierder on the interweb than it can get here.
Just want you to know I have never been confused about your very own personal paypal address. What could be more simple?
Hope you had an ok day today, maybe even a good day!
Phyl
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Jun 16, 2013 - 09:21pm PT
Fish Finder,

How about sending me some dough?

Didn't think so...


 Coz has officially moved on from insane c#&% to full on prick troll pile of shite.

I think it may have something to do with scrotal inflammation
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jun 16, 2013 - 09:30pm PT
I have nothing of which to boast, except for Christ, who lives in me.
Fish Finder

Social climber
Jun 16, 2013 - 10:30pm PT


That cant be the real COZ posting.

The real COZ would of donated much more money and bragged about it much more

He also would of offered up his JT house for Blitzo to retreat in.

This is just some imposter piece of shlt obviously.

Please , Palm Springs?
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Jun 16, 2013 - 10:34pm PT
Yes! I hope Blitzo is getting a good laugh out of all this.

I also bet that someone took over Scott's account and trolled this thread bigtime.
CrazytownIndianCoveAKATheAGENT

Social climber
Joshua Tree, CA
Jun 16, 2013 - 10:45pm PT
Im in charge of getting photographs to those who donated money to Blitzo. I take requests. As I mentioned about 7 times before, please email me at leighann.sulli@gmail.com

If anyone has a problem with Blitzo's medical care, or the care of his photography or general well being, I invite you to visit me in Indian Cove CA at:

6563 Pine Spring Ave
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277

**Coz, I am especially looking forward to meeting you.
**

For those of you who have more important things to do than sit around comparing the size of your miniscule cocks, by all means call me and I will give you a genuine update of Blitzo's condition. 510.459.8827

I'm on my way for my evening visit to see him. I will pass on the well wishes.

~The Agent

PS: One more word about Russ & Sooze...I f*#king dare you.

SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jun 16, 2013 - 10:48pm PT

Positive vibes for Billy da Bloot!
(and all of his caregivers)!!!!!
You folks ROCK!!!!
zip

Trad climber
pacific beach, ca
Jun 16, 2013 - 10:51pm PT
"PS: One more word about Russ & Sooze...I f*#king dare you."

how about two words? THEY ROCK!

"For those of you who have more important things to do than sit around comparing the size of your miniscule cocks,,,,"

YOU ROCK TOO,GIRL!
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Jun 16, 2013 - 11:02pm PT
sending an email, but not for any requests….

Cheers to the caregivers….
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Jun 16, 2013 - 11:04pm PT
Hey Bill,

I just watched this, it's pretty cool !

Fluoride

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA
Jun 17, 2013 - 12:18am PT
Steve and I visited the Bloot out at Casa Pescado today. We watched the El Cap movie. Pretty sweet. Glad they restored it.

He's really happy to be there and be out of the hospital but has 5 straight days of radiation this week. Paul is there to take him to his appointments. He's a huge help to Billy, as are Russ, Sooze, and LeighAnn.

PS he got a sweet new haircut courtesy of LeighAnn yesterday.

PPS he's not following the infighting on this thread thank goodness. He's got much bigger tasks at hand. But he does acknowledge he's had a lot of calls from well wishers he's missed but hasn't gotten back to. He knows you called and is grateful for the thoughts.

Visiting with blitzo 6/16
Visiting with blitzo 6/16
Credit: Fluoride
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jun 17, 2013 - 01:08am PT
Thanks Agent! You too,Beth!
Hang in their Billy, I'll scrape together something..
ß Î Ø T Ç H

climber
Jun 17, 2013 - 01:51am PT
Cragmen, name one thing you have done, one thing?

Onsight solo of 3rd Pillar stuck out in my mind.
CrazytownIndianCoveAKATheAGENT

Social climber
Joshua Tree, CA
Jun 17, 2013 - 03:18am PT
Had a good time with Blitzo tonight.

The infection from his surgery site is still draining.

Here's a pic of Mike fixing him up yesterday that I forgot to post.
He has a good days and bad days but way more good days now that he's
Out of that hospital.

Today was a pretty good day and he had a nice visit with some friends this afternoon as well.

Mike draining Blitzo's infection.
Mike draining Blitzo's infection.
Credit: CrazytownIndianCoveAKATheAGENT

Einstein hair
Einstein hair
Credit: CrazytownIndianCoveAKATheAGENT

Mornings with Blitzo :&#41;
Mornings with Blitzo :)
Credit: CrazytownIndianCoveAKATheAGENT
Fluoride

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA
Jun 17, 2013 - 03:30am PT
Thanks LeighAnn for posting the positive. That's all Billy needs right now.

He has radiation treatments M-F the next 3 weeks down at Arrowhead RMC. He has a long road ahead but the love of his friends will give him strength. Not infighting. If you are able to help with expenses, it will go towards the long drives from JT to Colton and back every day gas wise. If you can't help with that, just send him a card or an e-mail. If you're in JT on weekends (when he's not getting radiation) go by and visit if he's up for it.

His well being is all any of us really care about. Do whatever you can. He's a very special person to so many of us.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jun 17, 2013 - 09:22am PT
Biotch...thanks for the props, but.....my solo of the 3rd Pillar was not an onsight...I'd done the route 3 times before.


May this thread go back to the important thing.....Blitzo and his fight.....and all the props to those who are helping him daily.
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Jun 17, 2013 - 10:35am PT
Well, I'll give another shout out to the day to day caregivers, and send more good vibes Blitzo's way. I agree it's time to give the stupid bickering a rest, as entertaining as it is.

Billy looks good with the beard BTW ^^^;)

New Years 2009
New Years 2009
Credit: justthemaid


As a side comment.. I'm assuming Billy is relying on Medicare.. so posting dollar amounts for donations may not be a great idea. If some official busy body caught wind and had proof of any income over a (rather paltry) dollar amount.. he could conceivably lose what little medical coverage he has. Just sayin.
CrazytownIndianCoveAKATheAGENT

Social climber
Joshua Tree, CA
Jun 17, 2013 - 11:40am PT
On my way to get Billy for radiation. I'm giving our young warrior,Paul the day off.

One thing we could use is t-shirts.. Blitzo was a stick figure leaving the hospital so I bought him size medium cotton undershirts from Walmart. He needs LARGE now! Finally putting some meat back on his bones. This is a great sign. It's amazing how much stress is relieved from a patient when they get out of "prison".

If you are swinging by Walmart, grab a pack of undershirts and mail to Russ and Sooze.
They have basic white...but he seems to like the dark blue
Thanks guys!!

SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jun 17, 2013 - 01:52pm PT
Russ
Check your email or spam box. I just sent you a message concerning
the bloot!
Steve
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Jun 17, 2013 - 02:01pm PT
G'damn, those last couple hundred posts were HIlarious!

Best of luck to Blitzo!
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Jun 17, 2013 - 09:37pm PT
anyone have an idea where the Blitzo's Blog is at?

I'd like to see some of these world class photos are all at, maybe appreciate the vision of real photographer.

Cheers Locker



P.S. ;Because this blog is definitely not it
http://community.drphil.com/profile.blog/blitzo/


P.S.S. This ain't it neither
http://insanitysuperman.wordpress.com/2013/02/09/schizo-gonzo-blitzo/
looking sketchy there...

Social climber
Latitute 33
Jun 17, 2013 - 09:46pm PT
Glad to see Billy out of the hospital and in the care of good friends.
tinker b

climber
the commonwealth
Jun 17, 2013 - 11:06pm PT
according to a post deep in this thread from the agent, the site is blitzofoto.com. i have only been able to see a couple of pictures on it, so perhaps it is still waiting for more to be sorted?
buen suerte.

oh and since this got buried in the bullsh#t...

the best way to give blitzo money is paypal
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
revblitzo@hotmail.com
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


and for cards and luddites

The Bloot
c/o Russ Walling
HC1 Box 696
Joshua Tree, Ca. 92252
cheers
j
oh and big love to you blitzo🌀
treez

Trad climber
99827
Jun 17, 2013 - 11:15pm PT
Oh dear god!

I thought I had made an ass of myself on the supertopo.

I got nothin on this Coz guy.

Don't know this Blitzo guy but I'll send 20 bucks to Walling just to mess with Cozhole.

I.ve got some health probs of my own and it aint fun OR cheap.

Good luck to both.
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Jun 17, 2013 - 11:28pm PT
If you want to entertain yourself with some Blitzo photos while the site is being expanded, you can always look at his photo contributions on Mtn Proj, here:

By albums:

http://www.mountainproject.com/u/blitzo//15116

or all of them in one group (some are not in albums):

http://www.mountainproject.com/u/blitzo//15116?action=contribs&what=IMAGE&

There are over 5,000. Enjoy, and realize that it's a small part of a really amazing body of work.
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Jun 17, 2013 - 11:44pm PT
Thank you Tinker B, Will

And team
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jun 17, 2013 - 11:50pm PT
Nice, Will!
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Jun 18, 2013 - 12:11am PT
Will, very cool, thanks...and sorry to hear your boss is an ass wipe.

Tinker b, I always wondered what to call myself, now i know..I'm a damn luddite ...(-;

*
Blitzo...I hope today was not too hard on you...

Sweet dreams tonight..

xo
nita


Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Jun 18, 2013 - 12:13pm PT
My hats off to Russ, Sooze, Locker, Agent, and ElCap (Will)!!!
Blitzo couldn't have BETTER Friends than you all.



Dwain
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Jun 18, 2013 - 02:47pm PT
"Hoh mahn! You f*#kas need to stop with the mental speculation and send good vibes the Bloot, you stupid americans."



Werner circa 1980s, Blitzo photo

"HUH? WHAT? Bleeder? (No Fred, BLITZO). Oh, Blitzo, why didn't you say so. GET BETTER BILLY!"


Fred Beckey 2005, Blitzo photo

"I'd share a jug with that dude any day. Semper Farcisimus!"



Warren Harding 1976, Blitzo photo.
chez

Social climber
chicago ill
Jun 18, 2013 - 03:14pm PT
^^^^ nice set.
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Jun 18, 2013 - 05:50pm PT
Whatchoo lookin' at Willis?



Be careful n00b! Use a rope next time!!!

Fish Finder

Social climber
Jun 18, 2013 - 09:55pm PT

" my intention was only to make things better"





You thinking you could make it better Coz is where the problem started.

Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jun 18, 2013 - 10:05pm PT
How's that radioactive sh#t treating you Blizo? It worked for Spider-Man and the hulk, it ll work for you!

Nicely said Scott. But step back i think they got this!
Those captions, esp the first set are too funny.

To the Mack again, high plains and lower desert (as case may be at any given time) healing vibes to you; " and the wind cried, Billly!"
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Jun 18, 2013 - 10:37pm PT
Glowing....??? Mebbe, but move forward to grow in health...weird how that has to happen sometimes...

Lots of healthy living to look forward to...dang, the price that needs to be paid sometimes....

Susan
MisterE

Social climber
Jun 18, 2013 - 11:26pm PT
Sweet! My picture of Billy soloing at Indian Cove made the cut!

Hope you are recovering, Buddy.
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Jun 18, 2013 - 11:37pm PT
Just can't leave well enough alone…

Can I just say it?

Coz = Troll shite
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Jun 19, 2013 - 12:11am PT
Maybe some family fun and games to keep the peace around here.....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Uno-Blitzo-Electronic-Lights-Sound-Game-Mattel-FAMILY-FUN-4-Player-nrfb-/140979478964?pt=Games_US


Uno Blitzo, hang tough..we are here with you....(-;




Hey anyone, How many treatments has Billy finished?
grover

climber
Northern Mexico
Jun 19, 2013 - 12:18am PT
Blitzoblitzoblitzo......

MisterE

Social climber
Jun 19, 2013 - 01:04am PT
We all make mistakes Locker - every person has their own story, and it is usually not the same as yours. Paths to understanding and perspective differ wildly.

There comes a time when judgement and dissimilar perspectives are no longer appropriate - they just take away from the nature of the giving element of a particular intent.

I am putting this out there for both of you.
QITNL

climber
Jun 19, 2013 - 01:56am PT
Would that address work if I wanted to send him a postcard? If that's a hassle, no bother, maybe someone can PM me another.

In any case, here's a big "get well" to a very good photographer!
KitKat

Trad climber
Strawberry
Jun 19, 2013 - 03:20am PT
Nothing but love and light for Blitzo!!! Sad to see this healing thread deteriorate into a bunch of stupid ego bs, mostly the reason I rarely post here. Live you Blitzo!!! Stay strong and know we are all rooting for u! You can do this!
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 19, 2013 - 03:38am PT
Here is the actual info on helping Blitzo.

To send a card or something else:

Blitzo
c/o Russ Walling
HC1 Box 696
Joshua Tree, Ca. 92252

To send a check, make it out to Russ Walling as his bank account is still not quite set up. I'll cash it and hand him the money since he lives here at my house.

PayPal is still probably best:
RevBlitzo@hotmail.com is his personal address to send it to. Or, if that one makes you nervous, you can send it to me at "paypal@FishProducts.com" and I'll transfer it to Blitzo.

As for the Cosgrove shitshow littering this thread, it is not something that anyone actually involved in the Blitzo care program thinks is helping the situation. It is idiotic bullshit and is mostly pissing everyone off including the man himself.
Fluoride

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA
Jun 19, 2013 - 05:00am PT
Did someone hijack Coz's online being?

Russ, thanks for all you and Sooze are doing for our Bloot.
KitKat

Trad climber
Strawberry
Jun 19, 2013 - 05:30am PT
Hey thanks to all you guys for looking out for our friend!
Capt.

climber
some eastside hovel
Jun 19, 2013 - 10:05am PT
Still sendin' positive vibes in Blitzos direction.Stay strong and positive Billy!
susan peplow

climber
Joshua Tree, CA
Jun 19, 2013 - 12:41pm PT
It was a good morning for Blitzo coming off of a great night rest. We snuck in a little walker action this morning before cleaning up with a quick hair wash as Russ made his breakfast of eggs, sausage and muffin.
Blitzo loves hot sauce!
Blitzo loves hot sauce!
Credit: susan peplow

Surgery site has a little infection that the Agent, Dr. Agent and Paul addressed over the weekend. Russ is changing the dressing this morning. He's a better nurse than I am for goooeee stuff.
Nurse Mussy
Nurse Mussy
Credit: susan peplow

Success!
Russ like's Bltizo's butt :&#41;
Russ like's Bltizo's butt :)
Credit: susan peplow

Chauffeur Paul loaded with all known glasses ready to take the Bloot to Radiation! Thanks Paul!
Day 4 of radiation
Day 4 of radiation
Credit: susan peplow

nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Jun 19, 2013 - 12:59pm PT
A house with Sriracha is a house with flavor....

Blitzo, looks like you are getting fed well, and gaining weight and strength ...cool...(-;


Susan, Russ, Agent, Will, and Paul....Taking care of loved ones ..is Beautiful to witness.
THANK YOU!


Saludos
nita..

@@@@@@
Edit: Thanks to All helping Billy. I want to also acknowledge..The Agents hubby, Mike & Darrell the neighbor...

Edit...Susan, Dogs are the best..Please give Nora an extra hug & Kiss .. for me...gracias..


looking sketchy there...

Social climber
Latitute 33
Jun 19, 2013 - 01:27pm PT
Russ, Susan, Paul, Mike, Kat? and ALL the people helping Billy out -- you are awesome.

susan peplow

climber
Joshua Tree, CA
Jun 19, 2013 - 01:59pm PT
Tons of helpers, too many to really list but...

Leigh-Ann the Agent
Her Husband & MD Mike
Paul the assistant & chauffeur
Will
Locker
Darryl our neighbor
Nora our dog
.....
Plus a huge amount emails, cards, posts, donations, visits and general good wishes for the man which is oh so appreciated.

Blitzo's days are pretty action packed starting with me riding his ass the second he gets up to move quicker, eat faster, wash up, drink his coffee, etc so that he's ready for Paul when he arrives for radiation transport. Radiation at best takes 4 plus hours on the round trip and that's if lunch is skipped. Afternoons of trying to catch up, lunch, learning how to post on Blog training from LeighAnn, trips to the bank or other necessary errands are done. Then it's cocktail hour, dinner and whatever else we can squeeze in before bedtime.

Trying to fit in showers, dressing changes, rest and relaxation but as I said these next few weeks are pretty action packed with daily radiation treatments. Scheduled Doc visit tomorrow too which we are very anxious to hear about what's next in the treatment plan.

So again people thank you SOOO much for everything you do. And please, let it be known that even though the thank you notes are coming a little slow from our Main-man Bloot his deep appreciation is there. He's just a little backlogged right now but have a plan to get him on track to start responding to all those who have taken the time to reach out to him.

Rest assured, your donations whether sent directly to him via PayPal or indirectly through Russ' Paypal account or our snail mailbox he is getting to him. Same for cards & gifts, he really enjoys those.

I can't imagine there actually IS any confusion out there about how to send Blitzo anything but if so, please don't hesitate to ask.

~Susan

Credit: susan peplow


Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 19, 2013 - 02:27pm PT
Here is the actual info on helping Blitzo.

To send a card or something else:

Blitzo
c/o Russ Walling
HC1 Box 696
Joshua Tree, Ca. 92252

To send a check, make it out to Russ Walling as his bank account is still not quite set up. I'll cash it and hand him the money since he lives here at my house.

PayPal is still probably best:
RevBlitzo@hotmail.com is his personal address to send it to. Or, if that one makes you nervous, you can send it to me at "paypal@FishProducts.com" and I'll transfer it to Blitzo.

As for the Cosgrove shitshow littering this thread, it is not something that anyone actually involved in the Blitzo care program thinks is helping the situation. It is idiotic bullshit and is mostly pissing everyone off including the man himself.
Mimi

climber
Jun 19, 2013 - 02:37pm PT
Thanks for posting the pics and giving everyone an update. It's awesome to see what great friends Blitzo has, especially under such circumstances. Lots of love all around!

Really a shame Scott Cosgrove has to insist on being such a dark cloud over such a sincere and generous cause. Can his posts be stripped out by the Admin? Or maybe it's time for his long overdue ban from the ST.
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Jun 19, 2013 - 02:40pm PT
I vote this strangest thread of the week with the COZ posts. Not sure why anyone would light up Dean (Cragman) as he's a very caring and giving dude. Good luck to anyone who has had their name/avatar hijacked.

Wishing Blute well, never met, but appreciate that the pittance I sent to Russ quite sometime back was appreciated.
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 19, 2013 - 02:43pm PT
Mimi sez:
Really a shame Scott Cosgrove has to insist on being such a dark cloud over such a sincere and generous cause. Can his posts be stripped out by the Admin? Or maybe it's time for his long overdue ban from the ST.


Buh-bye
Buh-bye
Credit: Russ Walling
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Jun 19, 2013 - 03:03pm PT
Banned? What will we ever do without The Stem™?
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jun 19, 2013 - 03:06pm PT
666 power to the Bloot!!!!
Fish Finder

Social climber
Jun 19, 2013 - 04:02pm PT


Credit: Fish Finder
bump
cyndiebransford

climber
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
Jun 19, 2013 - 04:09pm PT
Looking good Billy. I have been following this post and sending good, healing thoughts your way. I wish I could do more.
You are blessed with good friends and help to get you back on your way. I have been in your shoes and it is the support that makes a huge difference.
I hope you know that if you ever want to visit Alaska my home is open to you as a base to explore from.
CrazytownIndianCoveAKATheAGENT

Social climber
Joshua Tree, CA
Jun 19, 2013 - 04:35pm PT
Hey folks!

I sent an email out to all of those who donated VIA Paypal about how to get a print of your choice of Blitzo's photography.

If you've donated in the last 24 hrs or will be donating soon, please email me so I can give you the scoop. I'll be traveling and fully working but just away from my usual desk...

Amanda will continue to scan, edit, scan, edit, scan.... and edit while I'm gone :)

If you sent a donation via snail mail, please email me. Things have been really hectic and I don't want anyone to fall through the cracks.

Coz may be a f*#k tw#t, but he made a good point....Your donations are extremely important and Blitzo is very adamant that we send prints out to all donators :) Even with everyone's support, Paul is basically working for less than a dollar per hour and an oil change...Suzy and Russ are rocking out the groceries and running that swamp cooler all damn day long and it is hot!
Not to mention gas, lunches on the road, and all the little stuff that adds up big time.

You guys are amazing!!!
I love you all! Even f*#k tw#t Coz...sort of....
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Jun 19, 2013 - 04:36pm PT
Will, my name is Stem, are you saying I'm stupid

Yes, Cosgrove, I am saying that you are dumber than a bag of hammers. Hence the nickname, The Stem™, as in the brain stem, as in there ain't no higher functioning going on. But don't feel bad, even Werner will tell you that there are tons of Stupid Americans, so you have plenty of company on the short bus.

Any more questions?
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Jun 19, 2013 - 05:09pm PT
Hopefully this will lighten the vibe around here a little bit. . . the funniest time I ever spent around Blitzo was in the parking lot at the store in the Meadows - at MisterHiskes' van - back when he was making big pots of food and selling them for a couple bux a plate. While my pal Kathy McCoy (MMSA McCoy) and I were helping with the food, Blitzo was in the parking lot frikken BREAK DANCING on a blue plastic tarp.

We laughed so hard we had to get low to keep from fainting.

HohMahn.

One night, in particular, Grant had a spaz attack and ended up dumping his sketti sauce on the floor in his van. . . fear not. . . it slopped right smack dab in the middle of a throw rug. . . and without missing a beat, he scooped it up and POURED IT ALL BACK IN THE POT.

DOOD!

Then he thrust ten bux into my hand and pointed at the store and DEMANDED MORE TOMATOES AND MORE MUSHROOMS.

LawdyLawdyLawdy.

So while McCoy and I hopped to it, we stopped at the tarp and cheered Blitzo on. . . as he twirled and spun. . . pretty much wrapping himself up into a big blue burrito!

What a place. . . what a time. . . what a life.

HA!

GET WELL SOON, BLOOT!

oxoxo

OldDadBrockman

P.S. Mussy and Sooze RULE THE PLANET!
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland-GulfBreeze
Jun 19, 2013 - 05:09pm PT
scott cosgrove

Trad climber
CA

For my part I was only trying to make things less confusing..

eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Jun 19, 2013 - 06:32pm PT
DOOD. . . I'm'a'hafta get low, here, again!

HOH MAHN!
Hawkeye

climber
State of Mine
Jun 19, 2013 - 07:10pm PT
kudos to all of you heling a bro out. your good peoples.

"and deformation on character"...

What the hell is "deformation on character" legally speaking???...

obviously if coz really posted all the stuff on here his character is already deformed....and he didnt need anyones help to get there.
Jennie

Trad climber
Elk Creek, Idaho
Jun 19, 2013 - 07:17pm PT


If ST history repeats itself...we'll have mimics taking out S.C. memberships now, and posting subterfuge COZ posts and sending Coz emails...

Whether we admit it or not, most of us like internet theater. But this could potentially get like the Kodos/Dirtineye theater of war.

...really shouldn't be happening on a well-wishing and community thread
Hawkeye

climber
State of Mine
Jun 19, 2013 - 07:18pm PT
the stem is unreal....
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Jun 19, 2013 - 07:27pm PT
I hope he (Coz) gets his meds adjusted. Something just wasn't right with the boy.
Jennie

Trad climber
Elk Creek, Idaho
Jun 19, 2013 - 07:32pm PT
Yes, I read the thread, Locker...

I feel bad for Scott...but he should refrain from posting, take some time to think about this...and perhaps come back someday in a more positive context.

We all do wacky things and occasionally need some time out to shoo the bats out of the belfry.
Gene

climber
Jun 19, 2013 - 07:38pm PT
Why are people posting photos of Ben Stiller on the Blitzo thread?

That's funny!
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland-GulfBreeze
Jun 19, 2013 - 07:39pm PT
bump

Hawkeye

climber
State of Mine
Jun 19, 2013 - 07:48pm PT
is coz ben stillers stunt double?

atchafalaya

Boulder climber
Jun 19, 2013 - 08:03pm PT
I wouldn't sweat it. He made me want to donate to Blitzo and the Russ/Sooze fund, and I have never met the noob.

Best wishes for your friend, I have recent personal experience with a cancer diagnosis (my wife) and hope things work out. Sure does help to have great friends and family.
snakefoot

climber
cali
Jun 19, 2013 - 08:11pm PT
^^^^^the olive is actually lateral to the line drawn which points to the hypoglossal nerve. this whole saga is hilarious.
susan peplow

climber
Joshua Tree, CA
Jun 19, 2013 - 08:39pm PT
Back from radiation session 4! Had him some yogurt with fresh blueberries and now hard at work checking photos on http://www.blitzofoto.com getting ready for the big launch! Agent and Amanda hard at work getting photos aka fotos on the site.

Next up............ maybe checking his near-full voice mail or responding to some emails!

BlitzoFoto.com
BlitzoFoto.com
Credit: susan peplow
Credit: susan peplow


Michelle

Social climber
1187 Hunterwasser
Jun 19, 2013 - 08:48pm PT
I'm selling my Nikon D3100 with Lowe Alpine case. I hardly useit and frankly, I'm broke and want to help too. So, $350 plus shipping, half goes to Blitzo. Everyone wins!
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland-GulfBreeze
Jun 19, 2013 - 09:14pm PT
http://www.blitzofoto.com

Are you sure that is correct?
susan peplow

climber
Joshua Tree, CA
Jun 19, 2013 - 09:20pm PT
^^ ha ha ^^ well it's got more content than the actual Blitzofoto does. It's a work in progress, Agent Leighann is hard at work getting ready to launch it for real. Behind the scenes we've got the man himself checking the photos for orientation and getting ready to make some blog reports.

Hang in there peeps, more to come as the site gets ready for prime-time!

~S
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Jun 19, 2013 - 09:43pm PT
Bump -

Power on Blitzo, never give up and just know that one day you will look back on this to see that it was a minor hurdle which ultimately brought out another facet of an already great personality.


P.S. Edit - Had posted something else, but read back to see that the information was not applicable at this time. Russ and Locker seem to have squashed that bug.
Thanks to all the helpers.


P.S.S - Michelle - Just sent a PM. Cheers
Hawkeye

climber
State of Mine
Jun 19, 2013 - 10:55pm PT
"The Stem" continues to CRY over on Face Book...

cryin is a higher level emotion. read again. i bet its just sh#t flowin. even bacteria have their own form of waste and the stem has proven its good at waste in the BS form.
Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Jun 19, 2013 - 11:02pm PT
On the plus side, Coz's relentless obfuscation got me to get off my ass and kick down some scratch today the luddite way. The universe/creator works in mysterious ways.....
looking sketchy there...

Social climber
Latitute 33
Jun 19, 2013 - 11:14pm PT
Alcohol Monitoring Computer Internet Posting Interlock
Alcohol Monitoring Computer Internet Posting Interlock
Credit: looking sketchy there...

SuperTopo should make these obligatory as part of the Users Agreement.

Might avoid so much drama.

_

BTW, all this Drama reminded me to PayPal Billy more Moolah.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Jun 19, 2013 - 11:19pm PT
Scott is not a bad guy. Every one gets dug in and combative once in a while.

So what ?

The hyena show that dates back to everyone's adolescence is entertaining unless you're the one singled out for public amusement.

I've only been an acquaintance through the years but Cosgrove has become everything everyone else has. That being in person, a deferential, polite adult.

Stop the gleeful, teenaged attacks. The removed nature of the internet makes people act like someone they wouldn't be, if looking the object of their boredom in the eye.

I've ranted at people here and the truth of it is that what's bothering me personally is an easy target for personal forgiveness, by focusing on them. F*#king stupid but that's life...
susan peplow

climber
Joshua Tree, CA
Jun 19, 2013 - 11:25pm PT
Funny you should say that Randy, Blitzo just was saying how nice that was for you to send (again). Plus a lovely card and some mad money from the lovely Nita via snail mail today too.

Wasn't Coz saying he'd match 100% any donations for 48 hours, or was it 24 hours? Whatever, I think ya'll fall in there someplace. :)

Grill time..... bun-less gourmet burgers with green salad and a lovely fruit salad starring the most ripe and delicious of nectarines!
Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Jun 19, 2013 - 11:33pm PT
Susan, Andy, not Randy but close enough.

neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jun 20, 2013 - 12:06am PT
hey there say, sooze, did blitzo get the dream catcher, yet?

it is just small this time... i've been sending small ones, for a bit...
can do larger ones, later, near the holidays, when i have extra mailing help, :))


hugs to you all, keep being a special family to ol' blitzo!
:)

god bless...

i have a painting, soon, if that will work, to sell or
auction????
let me know... :)
susan peplow

climber
Joshua Tree, CA
Jun 20, 2013 - 12:13am PT
Both Randy & Andy in back-to-back donation posts!
susan peplow

climber
Joshua Tree, CA
Jun 20, 2013 - 12:20am PT
Neebee catching all our dreams!
Neebee catching all our dreams!
Credit: susan peplow

Yup Neebee, it showed while we were in AZ. Hanging proud next to his bed! Nice work and very thoughtful!

~Susan
Fluoride

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA
Jun 20, 2013 - 12:23am PT
This thread got super weird but so damn entertaining.

Sooze (and Russ) hope you guys had a great dinner, sounds delicious. Thanks for taking such good care of the Bloot. You're top notch. See you all this weekend.

Glad Billy is doing well during these radiation treatments.
Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Jun 20, 2013 - 12:27am PT
Neebee's searchin' for that heart of gold...and I' m gettin' old. Nevada Ron too! This is about helping out Blitzo. My good friend, (name droppin' here) Rick Cashner is an old friend of Billy's. Any friend of Rick's is a friend of mine. Rick used to post here years ago under the avatar /user name of Crimpy but he bailed due to (fill in the blanks).

I think Coz had good intentions but got side tracked due to (fill in the blanks)

Thanks to all of you taking your time, money and energy to help out a brother.
Fluoride

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA
Jun 20, 2013 - 12:45am PT
Timid, I believe Blitzo the reverend officiated the wedding of Rick's daughter Chelsea to Mark Garbarini. Chelsea and Karen came all the way down here to visit Blitzo near the time of his birthday when he was still in Arrowhead RMC. Billy's always been an uncle to Chelsea. She's known him all her life. She's really good people, just like her dad. Just like Billy.
Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Jun 20, 2013 - 12:58am PT
Flouride, I saw Karen's post on FB. If this was FB I would hit "Like" on your comment. Nita and I have also known Chelsea since she was a baby. Saw 'em both at Easter in Foresta.
Hardman Knott

Gym climber
Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, Ca
Jun 20, 2013 - 01:01am PT
Here's a blast from the knott too distant past...




http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/139556/Blitzo-at-The-Beach

Knott sure what happened with the other photo...
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Jun 20, 2013 - 01:12am PT
Some Smooth Tunes:





CrazytownIndianCoveAKATheAGENT

Social climber
Joshua Tree, CA
Jun 20, 2013 - 02:58am PT
Neebee, Blitzo loves his dream catcher!!!
Handmade dream catcher - gift from Neebee
Handmade dream catcher - gift from Neebee
Credit: CrazytownIndianCoveAKATheAGENT
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Jun 20, 2013 - 10:50am PT
Glad to see Blitzo in good spirits, keep it up!! Awesome friends you have there.

Edit:
Hope all turns out well for your wife Atchafalaya, sorry to hear about that, and hope it is nothing too serious.
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Jun 20, 2013 - 10:57am PT
Diana Krall makes me swoon. That Elvis Costello is one lucky man.

Blitzo, I'll see ya in a day or two...gotta get my business manager to finish washing my $300 jeans, and I'll be right over.
Fish Finder

Social climber
Jun 20, 2013 - 11:38am PT

That is pretty ostentatious (pretentious display) of you ELcap




Edit: One of the more classic battles here on ST.
Who defines their words in a post with synonyms ? Who does that?

Roots

Mountain climber
SoCal
Jun 20, 2013 - 01:17pm PT
Money sent today to Russ (not Coz) - hope you get outside soon Blitzo!!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jun 20, 2013 - 02:31pm PT
hey there say, sooze and crazytownindiancoveagent... (hope i got that right)... thanks for the share! of blitzo and the 'little trinket' of
care and fun!


and blitzo!--got the email, thank you!

yeah, i wondered if you all were home, sooze, and hoped it reached you...

been doing smaller ones, lately, and am progressing back to a bit larger, as, they are easier to SEE, one the wall, so twice as much fun, :))

this one was a very special piece of grape vine, and wonderful feathers from one of ron's stuffed birds, :)


hey there say,
blitzo: all my little prayers are wound up in my dreamcatchers and may all yours dreams come true, and may your sleep be sweet with heartfelt
dreams as well...


sooze, let me know what way is best to do with a painting... another
auction? perhaps... not sure? two will be done in about a WEEK...
i have an elk in snow, a horse in snow, and will have a blitzo-photo
one--which he said i am welcome to paint... (asked a ways back)...



and say, andy! say 'hey there to rick' and thank him for being
such a great friend to matt all these years, and to mark, as well... :)
>:D<



also, i loved how you did the "fill in the blanks"
very polite...
there is always things we don't fully
understand, and such things are kindly 'left as they bloom'
by those that planted such...

thanks for being a good guy... :)
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jun 20, 2013 - 02:34pm PT
hey there say, blitzo... ooops, forgot... :))

in two of these recent pics, with the beard, your eyes and nose look very
similar to my brother howards, :))

odd what a beard can do, as to shifting focus, on faces, :))

he kind of has the same kind of hair, too, though not as long, :))




have a good weekend, after this hard week...
thanks for being such a solid part of the taco, here...
:)
and hope to see you up to taking more wonderful photos!!!
:)
Hardman Knott

Gym climber
Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, Ca
Jun 20, 2013 - 03:26pm PT
Ron, you are WAY off base on this one.

It was quite clear from the beginning of this thread how to donate...
blahblah

Gym climber
Boulder
Jun 20, 2013 - 04:52pm PT
From Locker:
Ron...

It is not how I see it...

It is FACT!!!...

He has continued his attacks on Russ over on Face Book...

Wait a second, I thought your defense (at least one of them) to Coz's defamation (or "deformation")lawsuit was going to be that everything you stated in this thread was merely opinion and not a statement of fact?
I don't mean any disrespect on a thread devoted to helping an ailing, recovering climber and I'll delete this if anyone wants, just curious.

I also was/am a little worried about Coz--it's not as if he's a friend of mine, but I've met him and he is (or at least was) a stand-up guy, as well as an as-real-as-it-gets climber. If that was really him and not an impostor, he seems to be in a really strange space.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jun 20, 2013 - 06:47pm PT
Mojave Madness.

Must be something in the (lack of) water?

Sh#t storm over every fund raising effort, every time. What is it with you Socalers? Tight as an (inbred) family? I admire the community spirit, I truly do. But goddamn yall squabble and piss at one another a lot :-)

I think what Coz, or the person posting as Coz, did in this fund raising thread was pretty low. He made it all about him, in a fund raising thread for a guy he never even met, being run by that man's best friends in the world. What a f*#king ass hat!

And my hat is off to Blitzo's support team, that dude is a rich man by the measure of his friends in time of need. Admirable.

DMT
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jun 20, 2013 - 09:30pm PT
I haven't thought of Paul Harvey in a long time! I loved that dude and his rest of the story stories.

Good DAY!

DMT
tinker b

climber
the commonwealth
Jun 20, 2013 - 09:34pm PT
just reposting what russ wrote so that it is easily accessable


Topic Author's Reply - Jun 19, 2013 - 11:27am PT
Here is the actual info on helping Blitzo.

To send a card or something else:

Blitzo
c/o Russ Walling
HC1 Box 696
Joshua Tree, Ca. 92252

To send a check, make it out to Russ Walling as his bank account is still not quite set up. I'll cash it and hand him the money since he lives here at my house.

PayPal is still probably best:
RevBlitzo@hotmail.com is his personal address to send it to. Or, if that one makes you nervous, you can send it to me at "paypal@FishProducts.com" and I'll transfer it to Blitzo.

Take care blitzo,
big love out to you,
jo-lynne
James Wilcox

Boulder climber
The Coast
Jun 20, 2013 - 09:36pm PT
I was kinda baffled on the issue regarding donating that Coz kept referring to. I've used Blitzo's Paypal a few times and it was a piece of cake.
No worries, the thread's back on track. Eat well, Blitz, radiation tends to suck energy. Power down the protein whenever you get the chance. They sometimes supply some kick ass sun screen, too. Take all you can get. :)
stich

Trad climber
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Jun 20, 2013 - 10:28pm PT
Oh, man. I haven't laughed so much in a long time! Even knowing how it all ended with coz being banned, it was comedy gold.



Nice little update with photos there, Sooze. Good seeing you and Russ with Blitzo.
susan peplow

climber
Joshua Tree, CA
Jun 20, 2013 - 11:38pm PT
Thanks Stich, nothing too exciting to report tonight other than my margarita is gone and Blitzo was drinking Beer from a straw. Best photo tonight is this one...... I'll post on the Agent's behalf as she's partying hardy in Denver tonight.

LockNooBmonsteR & Agent Leigh-Ann
LockNooBmonsteR & Agent Leigh-Ann
Credit: susan peplow
stich

Trad climber
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Jun 21, 2013 - 12:58am PT
There's a party going on in Denver tonight? Damn, I missed out on that one.
treez

Trad climber
99827
Jun 21, 2013 - 05:07am PT
Nice second to last post, DMT.

Well said and sums it up.

SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jun 21, 2013 - 09:50am PT

. . . thanks Locker, for inviting me. . .
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Jun 21, 2013 - 09:52am PT
Bump - Good to see Locker and The Agent.

Keep it up Blitzo. One day at a time.

Inspiration:
And my hat is off to Blitzo's support team, that dude is a rich man by the measure of his friends in time of need. Admirable.

 consider this seconded
CrazytownIndianCoveAKATheAGENT

Social climber
Joshua Tree, CA
Jun 21, 2013 - 02:51pm PT
Thank You for posting Pic, Sooze! Wonderful to meet Locker in Denver! Blitzo has a pretty kick ass friend in him :)

Amanda still loading stuff to the blog...but Blitzo is actually making the posts...so be patient guys...he's having to direct us in fixing a few hang ups!

Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Jun 21, 2013 - 02:57pm PT
take your time Agent... Its for the best of reasons....

Found this in my subscription box on the youtubes... thought of my remaining time..




Bump
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Jun 21, 2013 - 03:04pm PT
Are we gonna do an office pool/raffle on exactly WHERE Lockers other hand is in the photo below...?

Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Jun 21, 2013 - 05:25pm PT

"i wuz gonna ask if Locker could manip me in there instead.! "









DONE!!!!!

Credit: Cosmiccragsman
Roots

Mountain climber
SoCal
Jun 21, 2013 - 05:44pm PT
That was great!!!
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Jun 21, 2013 - 10:19pm PT
Locker...It's a trick...Don't trust Coz....He's playing you like a fiddle....And furthermore...The topo is boring without the drama and hatorade...
MisterE

Social climber
Jun 21, 2013 - 10:23pm PT
Bump.

Thanks, Blitzo!

Yosemite Valley by Blitzo &#40;framed&#41;
Yosemite Valley by Blitzo (framed)
Credit: MisterE

I liked the simple, rustic look of this frame. The darker frame helps the subtle light pop. Picked a warm cream border to help the effect.

Frame close-up.
Frame close-up.
Credit: MisterE

It hangs proudly on our wall, right next to my 1887 T. Moran Yosemite Valley etching, which I framed WAYYY more rustic.

Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Jun 21, 2013 - 10:29pm PT
So are you going to work for reinstating Scott to the ST forum ?