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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.
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Mar 13, 2013 - 11:42am PT


THANKS RUSS!!!...




EDITED:

I simply was(am) NOT organized enough to make it happen for the n00b...






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.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 13, 2013 - 05:36pm PT
took the liberty of cross posting this :


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.
Reilly

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

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 13, 2013 - 05:53pm PT
I will be psting a pic of a flying starling mount- theres enough birders here that maybe it will get a bid or three- its suspended off of a tule top -landing with a one foot attachemnt- and the wing tips are curled with the force of a down stroke.! Sets atop a small glossy black base..table top style piece.

Gotta help the BLOOT- as a thank you for so many stellar iconic climbing shots weve come so fond of!


ps,, he was a window fatality...


edit: BITCHIN LAMP WEEG!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 13, 2013 - 08:33pm PT
Credit: Ron Anderson


Credit: Ron Anderson


Credit: Ron Anderson


Credit: Ron Anderson



Varous view of the AUCTION piece for the BLOOT! This starling is in full spring plumage with bright iredescent purples and greens, has eye rings , toes and taursus injected to prevent shrinakge and air brushed to mating colors. It was a masters piece in the 2007 WORLD Competiton in Reno NV, where 48 states and 54 countries were represented. Hes fighting for balance as he hangs onto the tule top by one foot.

Let the bidding begin, we will figure out the transfers of funds later..Its for BLITZO!
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.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 13, 2013 - 11:18pm PT
the pics DONT capture any of the color in this bird..
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.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 14, 2013 - 01:12pm PT
thanks folks,, and Munge,, its just another form of art, like a painting that captures a moment in time,, only 3D...
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
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 15, 2013 - 11:18am PT
No one interested in the starling piece?? Starlings are darlings ya know.

The LAmp of WEEG's is purdy cool too!
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?
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Mar 16, 2013 - 01:13pm PT


I am currently sitting in Santanas in Yucca Valley...

The n00b is off to my left also on the computer...



I would like to THANK all of you that have donated to Blitzo's cause...

It is already making a big difference with his life...


THANK YOU!!!...









Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 16, 2013 - 01:23pm PT
say hOWDY to the BLOOT Locker!
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
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Mar 18, 2013 - 12:44pm PT

n00b and I are once again back at the 247 cafe eating breakfast (aka instant DEATH food, and against, "Dr's order's")...

Heading north to continue the stupidity...

Yesterday went well...

Managed to bag yet another super CLASSIC line out in the fuking middle of nowhere...

Probably a 6 star route...(for a 4.9+)...

Too bad no one will EVER do it again since the location will never be disclosed...

"What did that ASShole say??? 5.5"...(aka "Cosmic's 5.3 solo")...idiot,Blitzo,Barbara,Cosmic

Barbara thought that it might actually be closer to 10.c/d...




More to follow later...



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?
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 19, 2013 - 12:03pm PT
Ok no one wants the starling..


How about,,,


Some WILD GAME ! A wild game meat package of Mule deer and Antelope burger Around five to six pounds of packaged wild game meat by Butler meats - It will be packed with ice coolers and sent via the fastest possible way to your door or barbeeeQ!!!
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?
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 19, 2013 - 12:12pm PT
ill have to look..Not sure about the sausage.
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
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 19, 2013 - 09:44pm PT
Guyman! 100.00 bid on the wild game meat package is awesome! Ill leave this up for a few days to make sure all see it. If no one beats ya the feast shall be yurs! I just might edit the poundage slightly and substitute some fresh caught king salmon...
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.

Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 20, 2013 - 01:01pm PT
i received a bid of 125.00 for the meat package via e-mail from a bidder who wishes to remain annonymous!


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)
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 20, 2013 - 01:07pm PT
now we are gettin somewheres guys and gals!!! Spirit points being handed out left and right!
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!!!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 20, 2013 - 09:25pm PT
burrrump...aka-TTT, aka - TTMFT...
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 20, 2013 - 11:27pm PT
Bitchin Coz!
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.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 21, 2013 - 12:58am PT
uhh


eeeerrrr


XUUUZE ME???

Ohwwww the meat package,,,well,, i suppose i can take a pic of a stack or wrapped meat if ya want..ill post one in the am.
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.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 21, 2013 - 12:12pm PT
Credit: Ron Anderson


alrighty- heres what yur bidding on:

2-packages of ground mule deer,,

1-package of ground antelope

1-package of Bear Jalapeno sausage

1- Thick King Salmon steak


a wild game smorgassboard!




edit: NOTE>>>>>That Jalapeno Sausage is enough to fry yur hair ! It is WARM! If your not into HOT stuff, mix it with some venison burger.;^)
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 21, 2013 - 03:15pm PT
the bid stands at 125.00 for my "meat package" aka Wild Game smorgassboard...Ill let it roll till Sunday..;-)
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
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 21, 2013 - 07:56pm PT
Hey Bloot! Gonna get ya some duckets soon- it appears my meat is somewhat popular !
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!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 22, 2013 - 03:55pm PT
Sweet meat bump!




^^^^^^ sounds like a route name eh?
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?
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 24, 2013 - 12:20am PT
das meat auction ends sunday eve 6:00 pm...so far the bid is 125.00..
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Mar 24, 2013 - 12:34am PT

Ron...

Do you prefer to BEAT your meat...

or have your girlfriend do it for you???...

...
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 24, 2013 - 12:42am PT
why,, im a meat beater from way back. Tenderizing -the only way to go..
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Mar 24, 2013 - 11:43am PT

It is said that donating to a cause such as the n00bs is often not much more than a "temporary bandaid"...

True enough, but NOT always the case...

The contributions/donations/care/concern/etc... for Blitzo are in FACT making a BIG difference for the dude...

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...

I can honestly say that the dude is DEEPLY touched by everyone's caring...

I am too!!!...

;-)



Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 24, 2013 - 12:57pm PT
bitchin..."yeah I get by with a little help from my freinds"...
Fletcher

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

Eric
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 24, 2013 - 01:18pm PT
Ya know,, its just a payback- as Blitzos photography has touched us all..
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 24, 2013 - 10:14pm PT
the meat auction has ended with the winning bid of 125.00 Thanks to the annonymous bidder!
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.
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Mar 26, 2013 - 12:04pm PT

Dick Tracy to the rescue!!!...


You're AOK in my book dude!!!...(albeit a bit WHACKED in the head)...


LOL!!!...
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!
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Mar 27, 2013 - 07:52pm PT

I've got some new GUD shots of the n00b...

But I can't find my fuking stupid cable to copy them to my piece of sh!t computer...

Hopefully I'll locate it before he's TOAST...

;-)

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!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 28, 2013 - 07:28pm PT
Good to hear Dooood!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 28, 2013 - 07:34pm PT
doesnt seem venemous..Reminds me of an ex lol! Continue on~!
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Mar 28, 2013 - 08:07pm PT

Hallelujah, pip pip and all that!!!...
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 28, 2013 - 08:23pm PT
Blitzo has a "purdy mouff" goin on there !;-)
SteveW

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

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Mar 28, 2013 - 10:37pm PT


Credit: locker
...


Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 3, 2013 - 01:00pm PT
BLITZBUMP
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Apr 5, 2013 - 10:02am PT



Credit: locker
...


Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 7, 2013 - 08:32pm PT
Nice Bloot-shot Locker!
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Apr 15, 2013 - 11:59am PT


Credit: locker
...


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.
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Apr 15, 2013 - 12:35pm PT

The n00b rides again!!!...

Super COOL of you to do that for the Bloot ElCap!!!...



This is the email address being used to DONATE to Blitzo via PAYPAL...

revblitzo@hotmail.com

locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Apr 15, 2013 - 12:43pm PT


It wasn't even windy that day...

???...

Credit: locker
...

locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Apr 15, 2013 - 12:45pm PT



Credit: locker
...


locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Apr 15, 2013 - 12:47pm PT


Doing the "Blitzo SHUFFLE"...

Credit: locker
...
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Apr 15, 2013 - 12:49pm PT


Credit: locker
...


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




...
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 22, 2013 - 01:18pm PT
If the person with the winning bid for the "wild game " package i auctioned here will e mail me, we can get the deal done.. !


Or Ill go with the second highest bid, or start over.
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Apr 22, 2013 - 01:25pm PT


ElCap...

The n00b is probably down in the Valley cruising Sunset in his new, SWEET ride...

locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Apr 22, 2013 - 01:52pm PT


I've located the n00b!!!...

I was right!!!...

He's out cruising with the crew...



















































Credit: locker
...

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
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Apr 22, 2013 - 02:10pm PT
^^^

LMfukingAO!!!...

That is absolutely fuking HILARIOUS and PERFECT!!!...



EDITED:

That is a Head size that Truly is OFFPUTTING...

LOL!!!...




EDITED:

Dude I'm fuking DYING...

LOL!!!...
Elcapinyoazz

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

Heed, pants, NOW!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 10, 2013 - 08:53pm PT
Can anyone direct me by pm as to answering emails about the meat package i auctioned please! Russ? Blitzo,, i need an addy and method preferred so we can complete this- the winner of the auction is in the process of moving and has sent emails but not received answers back.!??
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.

Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 10, 2013 - 09:25pm PT
Alrighty Russ, ill pass that on to the winning bidder- he sent emails but im not sure to whom. Ill get the info to him so we can finalize this and get a few moire duckets Blitzos way!


edit: the meat package is wild game i auctioned lol!;-)
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...
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
May 13, 2013 - 04:55pm PT

Please KEEP Blitzo in mind...

He's back in the Hospital...
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 13, 2013 - 04:56pm PT
I wanted to cross post the pic Locker....
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 13, 2013 - 04:58pm PT
on FB...
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 13, 2013 - 04:59pm PT
Shows him laying in bed at the Hospital,, with a thumbs up,, of course.. Dang it!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 13, 2013 - 05:05pm PT
Credit: Blitzo


from Facebook today...
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.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 13, 2013 - 05:29pm PT
well damm...F--- cancer..
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
May 13, 2013 - 05:38pm PT

It's official...

The Cancer is back...


Donations can be made via PAYPAL to this email address (as a GIFT)...

revblitzo@hotmail.com



Any and ALL donations regardless of amount GREATLY appreciated!!!...
couchmaster

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

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

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
May 13, 2013 - 06:10pm PT
Don't you mean "Rons Meat Package"???...

Mine isn't up for sale (unless you're a decent looking woman or a passable tranny... Now where's that shot goatboy posted gotten off to???)...
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 13, 2013 - 06:15pm PT
First,, you have to HAVE a meat PACKAGE, then you can sell it.;-)

Which i may do again here if i dont hear back from the last winning bidder soon!;-)
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????
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 13, 2013 - 06:26pm PT
Yes I do, but he wished to remain anonymous here.;-/

If i dont hear from him this week your the next winning bidder then!
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?
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
May 13, 2013 - 07:01pm PT

Jay...

Yes...

and what a fuked up birthday present...
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
May 13, 2013 - 07:59pm PT


Credit: locker
...


locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
May 13, 2013 - 08:04pm PT
Please keep Blitzo in your minds and drink a beer and burn one for the fuker...

+1 for the n00b!!!...

Credit: locker
...

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.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 13, 2013 - 11:53pm PT
Credit: Blitzo
just a reminder..
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!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 14, 2013 - 11:05am PT
tt top
Tarbuster

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

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 14, 2013 - 03:36pm PT
Credit: Blitzo

The BLOOT waiting for a room,, in a very crowded hospital. Must hang in the ER till a room becomes available..
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.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 14, 2013 - 07:15pm PT
Jeezers do we need to get him a TENT for the parking lot er sumpn??

HANG IN THERE BLOOT!


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.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 15, 2013 - 12:50pm PT
he should have a few more duckets in his paypal this am.. The meat package auction has been paid for by the winning bidder..

All my prayers to the BLOOT this am...
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...

Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 15, 2013 - 09:03pm PT
blooticus bumpicus
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!
Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
May 16, 2013 - 12:16am PT
I met Blitzo just once in JTree a few months ago. We were both TRing stuff in Indian Palisades Corridor.

He was cool enough to stop dropping the F-bombs when my kids were around. I remember that. It's the little things.

My neighbor directly across the street went through chemo last year. It wasn't easy, but she got through it, and it worked.

Take care Blitzo and get well, hope to run into you again soon.
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.
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
May 16, 2013 - 01:36am PT


Blitzo...
Credit: locker
...


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.
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
May 16, 2013 - 12:23pm PT


...


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.
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
May 16, 2013 - 12:29pm PT


"Hey Halibut, what the hell are you looking at???"...


EDITED:

"Totally the Little Rascals era look, and dig that mischevious expression"...

I fuking love that shot too!!!...

And right on the mark with the Little Rascals comment...

He would fuking fit right in with that gang...

LOL!!!...


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

locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
May 16, 2013 - 12:48pm PT


LMAO!!!...

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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locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
May 16, 2013 - 03:53pm PT


Next Friday is Blitzo's birthday...



On another note...

Just talked with the n00b and he said that he was informed that the cancer HAS NOT spread to his organs...

That's of course GOOD news...

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.
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
May 16, 2013 - 04:27pm PT


Susan and Jay...

Just talked with Blitzo and he said it was next Friday...

But he's pretty looped on Morphine so who knows...

All I know is I am happy as hell that I will be there for it...

;-)



locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
May 16, 2013 - 04:30pm PT

"Sorry he has to go through it. Nobody should have to."...


WAR and KILLING is more important than medical research...

Never ceases to amaze me...

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, :)

:)
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
May 16, 2013 - 06:12pm PT


On the phone with Blitzo at the moment...

He is soon to be moved from the ICU to a regular room...

Doctor said his spine and the surgery went well and is "looking good"...



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^^^
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
May 16, 2013 - 08:43pm PT


"3 cheers for the local caregivers. You guys rock."...

+1
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.

locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
May 16, 2013 - 11:39pm PT

"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."
...



Stay tuned as that is already in the making...

His work is being gone over by a very qualified individual (Leigh-Ann, one of the JTree HEROS), being organized, edited, valued, all the above...

It isn't something that can be done overnight...

He has an extensive body of work...

It needs to be done properly...

and now it is!!!...

;-)





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
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 17, 2013 - 05:41pm PT
BLOOT BUMP


down and right of center lies a twenty foor overhung boulder- that is ...
down and right of center lies a twenty foor overhung boulder- that is solid!
Credit: Ron Anderson

The BLOOT Butte^^^^ Named for the One and ONLY..;-)
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
May 17, 2013 - 06:07pm PT


+1 for that, Ron!!!...

Cool!!!...

;-)

Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 17, 2013 - 06:10pm PT
center of pic,, a 20 foot overhanging boulder with a very hard probelm...
center of pic,, a 20 foot overhanging boulder with a very hard probelm or two..
Credit: Ron Anderson



Credit: Ron Anderson

a view from the BLOOT BUTTE!



Whne i was doing this lil e face climb, seeing the colors of the blooming cacti and the lichens upon the rock reminded me of the BLoot and his tasty photos,, Hence the naming of this minor craglet in His honor...
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.
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
May 17, 2013 - 06:58pm PT

Just got off the phone with the n00b...

He said he's kind of beginning to like being catheterized...

Something about the nurses handling his shlong is my best guess...

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
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
May 17, 2013 - 07:11pm PT


Credit: locker
...
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
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 17, 2013 - 09:40pm PT
Hard core !^^^^^;-)
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
May 17, 2013 - 10:14pm PT

Just got off the phone with the Rev. Bill Blitzo...

Amazing, positive attitude...

We were cracking up the same as always...

Dude really IS, the Mack!!!...

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!!!"
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
May 18, 2013 - 11:22am PT


Susan...

Just emailed Russ...

"2. EXTERNAL HARDRIVE"...

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!
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
May 19, 2013 - 11:43am PT


Talked with the n00b for hours yesterday...

Other than the obvious, he remains unable to stand or walk on his own...

Maybe still due to swelling and trauma to the area from the Surgery???...(EDITED: I am not really asking anyone here to answer that... Just wondering)

I do know that the Doctor said the surgery went well...

grover

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

Hang tough Rev.
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
May 19, 2013 - 05:50pm PT


On the phone with the n00b...

His physical therapy went well today and he was able to stand on his own for a bit, and even took two steps...

Progress!!!...

Amazing...
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.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 22, 2013 - 04:06pm PT
Dang BLOOT! Good help is hard to find.. GOOD AND GORGEOUS help/friends is/are a four leaf clover!
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.
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
May 26, 2013 - 11:33am PT


"Hope this Sunday finds Blitzo in great company"...

Well there goes the neighborhood...

LOL!!!...

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
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
May 27, 2013 - 11:17am PT


What a great place to spend your Birthday...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY n00b!!!...



Russ Walling

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

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
May 27, 2013 - 11:26am PT

I knew this dude once...

A real retarded cat...

Sort of a beatnik...



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.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 27, 2013 - 12:13pm PT
Happy BDAY BLOOT!!!!!!!
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
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
May 28, 2013 - 12:34am PT

Just got back from visiting the n00b...

Have to say it wasn't easy leaving and looking back at my good friend in bed all fuked up...

Dude's got one hell of a rough road ahead...

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.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 28, 2013 - 04:49pm PT
Thinkin on ya Bloot! Just saw a pic on MTn Project that has become iconosh-- of course,,it was YOURS.. One of many millions youve taken. You CANT go anywhere in climbing an not find a BLOOT PIC!


Stay Strong !!!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 29, 2013 - 12:10pm PT
GOOD MORNIN BLOOT BUMP!
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...
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
May 30, 2013 - 12:36am PT

and now for a tune from the way back machine ("way back" being relative of course, since for some here it's Frank Sinatra and others, Justin Beiber)...

Credit: locker
...



Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 30, 2013 - 11:42am PT
GAMARNIN BLOOT BUMP!
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...
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jun 1, 2013 - 09:44pm PT

"or the wild dance parties"...

Dude's the MACK!!!...

Credit: locker
...
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.
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jun 2, 2013 - 10:43pm PT

Right on Beth and Cho!!!...

Hangin with the n00b...

Fuk yeah!!!...

"Dude's the MACK!!!"...
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!
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jun 4, 2013 - 02:40am PT


...

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!
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jun 4, 2013 - 12:53pm PT

All wrong!!!...

That's my receptacle for JIZZ so when Nicole Kidman walks near I don't get any of it on her...

I left it there by accident...
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.



Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jun 6, 2013 - 01:47pm PT
Blooticus bumpicus maximus...
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!):

Credit: Elcapinyoazz
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... :)

locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jun 7, 2013 - 11:13am PT


Don't know the complete details yet (Neither does the n00b)...

But Blitzo just emailed and said that they are going to be releasing him sometime soon...

He's going to need to go in for treatment (Radiation and Chemo) for some 15days straight and the drive is an 1 1/2 each way (Yikes on the gas bill!!!)...

But this IS, good news!!!...

He's going to finally be released from "PRISON"...

;-)


(EDITED: There is the BIG issue as of WHERE he is to be released to, since he cannot take care of himself and will be needing to go back and forth to treatment so often)...


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.
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jun 7, 2013 - 01:07pm PT

Just got an email and the n00b said they MAY be starting the treatment as soon as today...

Not sure if it's the Chemo or Radiation...

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
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jun 8, 2013 - 02:15am PT


Credit: locker
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Credit: locker
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Credit: locker
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Credit: locker
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Credit: locker
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Credit: locker
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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!....





locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jun 8, 2013 - 11:16am PT

If ever there was a time encouragement was needed, this is it!!!...

The roughest road is now here...

Keep those encouraging words and thoughts flowing!!!...




Macking time n00b!!!...

Get on it!!!...

Dude's the Mack!!!...

Credit: locker
...






SteveW

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

Saturday bump for Billy!!!!
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jun 8, 2013 - 01:16pm PT

the n00b "Posing down" at Vedauwoo...
the n00b "Posing down" at Vedauwoo...
Credit: GAL
...

Post NECK SURGERY of course...

LOL!!!...

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.

locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jun 9, 2013 - 03:19am PT


Credit: locker
...

...

Credit: locker
...

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
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jun 9, 2013 - 01:01pm PT

Alabama Hills, 3/13
Alabama Hills, 3/13
Credit: locker
...

Alabama Hills 3/13
Alabama Hills 3/13
Credit: locker
...

See you SOON n00b!!!...







beefcake of wide

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



Brokedown, Billy, JoGill.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jun 9, 2013 - 09:12pm PT
BalootBumpyrooner.. Hope yur better soooner!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jun 10, 2013 - 01:42pm PT
G'Marnin BILLYBOB-BLOOT bump!
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!
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jun 10, 2013 - 06:13pm PT


Obviously I talk to the n00b often...

Latest call (Couple hours back) and he's telling me how he managed to do one of those, "I've fallen and I can't get up!!!" gigs...

Apparently he SLID out of his wheelchair only to find himself QUICKLY on the ground for a while...

Did say it might have had something to do with the MORPHINE he had taken earlier...

LOL!!!...

I'll bet!!!...




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.
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jun 11, 2013 - 10:31pm PT


"And I have a gift for you...a book you will likely remember."...

Portnoys Complaint???...

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.
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jun 11, 2013 - 11:50pm PT


Beth...

;-)

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!
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jun 12, 2013 - 12:46am PT


The Bearded n00b...

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?
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jun 12, 2013 - 11:12am PT

Talk about n00bs...

GUD damn what's with these two???...

Credit: locker



Beth...

TOTALLY AGREE on the Diet A&W...

That sh!t DOES rule!!!...

;-)
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jun 13, 2013 - 10:56am PT


BUMP...


Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jun 13, 2013 - 11:19am PT
GOOD MORNIN TO THE BLOOT! Photographer of the STARS!
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
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jun 13, 2013 - 07:35pm PT


"Radiation tomorrow at 10am"...

Fuking FINALLY!!!...
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jun 13, 2013 - 07:44pm PT


"15 consecutive radiation
Treatments"
...



BEST OF LUCK BLITZO!!!...

If you need me out there sooner, let me know...

Just called and emailed also...

Figure MAYBE you're on here...
Jan

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

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jun 13, 2013 - 07:51pm PT


Dude's the Mack!!!...
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!!!!
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jun 14, 2013 - 12:31am PT

If ever there was an Angel, it's the "Agent"...

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
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jun 14, 2013 - 11:59am PT
May the spirits be WITH YOU BLOOT!
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
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jun 14, 2013 - 02:36pm PT

"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."...


You're ALL fantastic and Dude's the Mack!!!...



EDITED:

"Paul. AKA Fabio."...

LOL!!!...

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!

locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jun 14, 2013 - 07:58pm PT


Credit: locker
...

Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jun 14, 2013 - 08:01pm PT
I know how hard radiations and chemo can be on a person, as i took my mother to her treatments. Thinkin of ya BLOOT and wishing you all the strength i have as yours to add. The mind is critical.
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
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jun 15, 2013 - 12:42pm PT
MORNIN to the BLOOT bump!
Jingy

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



locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jun 16, 2013 - 12:25pm PT


BUMP...
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!
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jun 16, 2013 - 01:36pm PT

Zip in this case is very correct!!!...

Words are great and all...

but Blitzo is in super deep sh!t and NEEDS any and all help he can get...

Donations can be paypal'd to: revblitzo@hotmail.com

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.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jun 16, 2013 - 02:02pm PT
revblitzo@hotmail.com
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jun 16, 2013 - 02:17pm PT

Paypal to revblitzo@hotmail.com is the best and preferred method (At least it was, last I heard)...

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.
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jun 16, 2013 - 04:28pm PT



Nita...

you make a great point...

So either use Paypal (revblitzo@hotmail.com) or send directly to Russ at:

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






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

MUCH APPRECIATED!!!...

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….
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jun 16, 2013 - 04:37pm PT


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


What four ways would that be Jingy???...

locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jun 16, 2013 - 04:39pm PT


"What the f*#k is that all about?"...

Simplification...

Russ and Susan have their hands full...

No need to complicate matters more for them...


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
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jun 16, 2013 - 04:50pm PT


QUICK UPDATE:

Just got an email from "the Agent"...

So far, so good with the Radiation...

Other than a nose bleed, AOK!!!...

locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jun 16, 2013 - 04:51pm PT


COZ...

what gives???...

Why are you trying to take control of the payment methods???
...






For the record...


Coz is NOT involved in caring for Blitzo...

No idea why he is asking that money be sent to him...





Russ and Susan have it under control and ALL donated money is accounted for and is 100% for BLITZO...

zip

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

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jun 16, 2013 - 05:03pm PT

Coz...

Leave things as they are please!!!...

No one is a knucklehead in this case but you...

Everyone has it under control and you have ZERO clue as to what is going on...




EDITED:

"Locker,

I just want to make it easy"
...

By complicating it and making it out that YOU know what to do and those that actually ARE taking care of him, don't???...

Seems EGO driven if you ask me...

Pretty sure you've never even met Blitzo...

zip

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

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jun 16, 2013 - 05:05pm PT


PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANY DONATIONS FOR BLITZO TO COZ!!!...

HE IS NOT INVOLVED IN HIS CARE!!!
...

locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jun 16, 2013 - 05:06pm PT


Coz...

seriously dude...

you should cut the sh!t!!!...

Take it somewhere else!!!...
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jun 16, 2013 - 05:08pm PT

Russ and Susan and NO ONE ELSE!!!...








Coz you are INSULTING those that DO KNOW and CARE about Blitzo...

zip

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

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jun 16, 2013 - 05:12pm PT

"Locker, I've given Billy a ton of money Dork....

You need to stand down..."
...

And TRUST ME when I say that he GREATLY appreciates it!!!...

Told me this personally a few times...


As far as me standing down and letting you sabatoage what Russ and Susan have already established???...

NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!!!...


I've given WAY MORE than you have in both money and time and you DON'T see me INSULTING Susan and Russ THINKING I can do a better job...



goatboy smellz

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

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jun 16, 2013 - 05:14pm PT


"All I'm trying to do is make it simple to give him money..."...

And WHY the fuk do you THINK you can do it BETTER and EASIER than Susan and Russ when they are actually there WITH Blitzo???...

Your way is supposed to be, EASIER???...

Please explain in detail so I an others can FULLY understand...

Jebus H Bomz

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

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jun 16, 2013 - 05:20pm PT

Take care Coz!!!...

I THINK you mean well...

Just your EGO is getting in the way of you seeing things clearly...





EDITED:

Susan and Russ do in FACT have it totally under control...

Perhaps in the very BEGINNING they were ironing details out...

That was then!!!...

It's been solved for some time now...

ADDING other "Donation drop offs" does NOT make it easier in ANY way...

Exactly the OPPOSITE...

Not sure why you can't see this...

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.
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jun 16, 2013 - 05:27pm PT


Coz...

it is my understanding that you donated $400.00...

zip

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

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jun 16, 2013 - 05:32pm PT


Cragman...

My sincerest APOLOGIES!!!...





You just made me EAT MY WORDS and feel like SH!T and that is a GOOD thing!!!...

I needed a kick in the ass!!!...

Sometimes my head takes me to places I'd really prefer not go...








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.
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jun 16, 2013 - 05:38pm PT



" I'm only trying to help and make it easier for cyber dummies like myself."...

I'm going to TRY just one more time to understand the above...

Blitzo is living with Susan and Russ...

He does NOT live with you, Coz...

HOW could sending you the money possibly make it any easier for all concerned???...







EDITED:

Coz...

are you back living full time in JTree???...

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.
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jun 16, 2013 - 05:46pm PT

WHY do you keep writing THIS:

"and you can have full disclosure.."...


I find it insulting to Susan and Russ...

makes it out that they aren't willing to disclose...

I am CLOSE to ALL of this and can say for a fuking FACT that ALL the donated monies go to Blitzo directly, or indirectly...

There is NOTHING DISHONEST taking place!!!...



locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jun 16, 2013 - 05:47pm PT


There is NO NEED to be insulting peoples beliefs here...

Please save that crap for another thread...

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.
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jun 16, 2013 - 05:49pm PT


"Coz , Locker , Cragman...You are all Knuckleheads...Send me the money....! Now....RJ "...


THANK YOU!!!...

Comic relief APPRECIATED!!!...

LOL!!!...




I was HEADED for another classic "SUPER TOPO MELT DOWN"...

LMAO!!!...
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jun 16, 2013 - 05:50pm PT
dont make me shoot the chips off all ya alls shoulderzzz. I might hit low!


Everyone was trying to do good here. its OHHHWWW KAYYYYYYY..


Bloot however just might be laughing his keester off at us..;-)



Credit: Ron Anderson
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jun 16, 2013 - 05:52pm PT

THREAD DRIFT:

"You're correct, Locker.

The haters are what ruin ST."
...




I think I have fallen into that TRAP before and I DO in FACT, again, APPLOGIZE!!!...

Diversity or BUST!!!...

and RESPECT is always, KEY...



Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jun 16, 2013 - 05:54pm PT
Credit: Ron Anderson
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jun 16, 2013 - 05:54pm PT

Coz...

I think I get it now...

With the money being sent to you...

and you living all the way down in Palm Springs as compared to actually LIVING WITH him (Like Susan and Russ are currently), will make it FASTER and QUICKER for him to get the donations...

Makes total sense now...



Uh...










EDITED:

Plus of course you'll have "FULL DISCLOSURE" and also take a bunch of hand photo's...

Almost forgot those GREAT details...

;-)

Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jun 16, 2013 - 05:56pm PT
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