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Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Apr 25, 2013 - 08:00pm PT
Rox Jox is back!!!
Yeah!!
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Apr 25, 2013 - 08:01pm PT
Not that it matters
10b4me

Ice climber
Happy Boulders
Apr 25, 2013 - 10:13pm PT
Well you know, California is known as being famous for its' fruits, and nuts. Jus sayin'
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Apr 25, 2013 - 10:42pm PT
Yeah, CA uses all that water to feed the rest of the nation and support the people who fuel the state with the largest GDP in the nation... and of course to grow grass for our pitbulls to sh#t on.
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Apr 25, 2013 - 10:43pm PT
Sigh.

I will point out that the thread title & meaning is California.

But since my name keeps coming up: I ain't running for political office in Idaho.

Back in 1967, After I spent a few months as an Idaho Legislative aide (page), whose work mostly consisted of running bribes to state Senators from cigar-smoking lobbyists: I swore off politics for life.

I do want to comment on a comment Sullly made back a ways in this thread:

Erudite in Idaho? Try Ezra Pound and Ernest Hemingway.

Yes, Ezra Pound was born and raised in Idaho, but got out as soon as possible.

Hemingway chose to live in Ketchum, after U.S. politics forced him out of his beloved Cuba after Castro’s rise to power.

Despite being quite friendly to us locals, Hemingway committed suicide here a few years later.

Hemingway & I would exchange greetings when he walked by our house, and my father was one of his many local friends.

Rumors that Hemingway was despondent that the conversations with us locals, consisted mainly of variations of “Get your elk??” ------are just mean and untrue.


goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland-GulfBreeze
Apr 25, 2013 - 10:51pm PT
California is so 20th century,
Chile & Argentina is the place to be nowadays.
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Apr 25, 2013 - 10:54pm PT
Captain...or Skully

climber
Apr 25, 2013 - 10:59pm PT
I believe in REAL people. I met Roxy. F*#k you Roxy.
Like I said, I believe in REAL people.
Same advice to you as Crazy Blue. Stop. Breathe. Think. Don't obsess. Above all, RELAX, you Dumbass.
Ranting is for FOOLS. G'Head, prove me right. Again.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 25, 2013 - 11:14pm PT
Hemingway.....let's see, Africa, Spain, pre Castro Havana and....oh yes, Idaho. Hemingway was forced to leave his beloved Cuba on July 25th 1960. A brief visit to Spain and then to Sun Valley. Depressed, he had several sessions of electro shock therapy at the Mayo Clinic, the last in June of 1961. He returned to Sun Valley on 6/30 and dispatched himself with his favorite shotgun on 7/2/61.
Has anyone reminded Larry Craig that fellatio with his favorite shotgun (everyone in Idaho has one) would have avoided the embarrassment of the lewd conduct charge in a Mpls. airport bathroom.
Jennie

Trad climber
Elk Creek, Idaho
Apr 25, 2013 - 11:46pm PT
There's quite a list of well published writers from Idaho. Hasn't anyone heard of Heather Sharfeddin, Beatrice Sparks and Mimi LaFollette Summerskill?

O.K. how about Edgar Rice Burroughs, the creator of Tarzan?

What's more erudite than Tarzan...

But the publishing industry was back east and after a book was written there were many weeks of editing with the publishers there. Many writers moved closer to Madison Avenue.

I supposed that's a moot point since we've hijacked the thread from our blessed and favored cousins in the southwest...
John M

climber
Apr 25, 2013 - 11:55pm PT
What i want to know is for every Californian who moves to Idaho, how many Idahoans move to California? The complainers never mention that.
Jennie

Trad climber
Elk Creek, Idaho
Apr 25, 2013 - 11:57pm PT
My younger brother moved to Antioch...I'm definitely NOT complaining!
:-)
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Apr 26, 2013 - 11:16am PT
There's quite a list of well published writers from Idaho. Hasn't anyone heard of Heather Sharfeddin, Beatrice Sparks and Mimi LaFollette Summerskill?

Nope.

hmm, I wonder how that list compares to well published writers from CA...
Patrick Sawyer

climber
Originally California now Ireland
Apr 27, 2013 - 09:34am PT
In 1842 the Sawyers (from St Joseph, Missouri) set out with others from Missouri on the Oregon Trail, as I understand it, there was some discussion about swerving south on the California Trail, but it was still a 'rough' trail, so to Oregon they went and then to Washington, settling in what is now the Olympia/Tumwater area. Where my dad was from, mom was a West Virginian.

Just think if they decided to take the California Trail. How would that have turned out?

Both my brothers and a sister were born in Seattle (I could live there - Cascades, alpine climbing, Leavenworth rock, Washington Pass, BC to the north, Olympic rain forest, Puget Sound). My other sister and I were born In Walnut Creek CA.

So if we ever win the lottery, I (and Jennie) need to live by the sea, hence northern California, Provençe, Corsica, Seattle or thereabout, maybe Oregon. Though Lake Tahoe is big enough to remind us of the sea.

Nevada is beautiful and so is Colorado, and I understand that even Boise is up and coming, but no sea in those places.


EDIT

i wuz bornded in LANCASTER,, when it was A through F street period..

Jeez Ron, I drove through Antelope Valley back in 1992, after many years of not being there. It's dreadful, Lancaster and Palmdale are like, merged. HIgh desert environments are so fragile.

I was with my then Irish girlfriend Marie and my mom heading back from a cousin's wedding in Malibu (actually from my aunt's in San Bernardino).

Driving through Lancaster, my mom remarks: "Where will they find work?"

I replied: "Mom, we must have passed both a K-Mart and a Wal-Mart, and fast food joints, long commute to La La land. The question is, where will they find the water?"
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Apr 27, 2013 - 09:58am PT
Roxy, when did your ancestors move to Boise? You part Shoshoni? You think you bought your property fair and square, doncha? Sucks that you don't have the smurts or quality facilities to attract responsible renters.

The last 3 houses I rented in Tahoe got: a new kitchen faucet, a new firewood storage shelter, a stone walkway, some drywall and painting work, the woodpecker holes patched, the shed door repaired, and under the stove cleaned for the first time in probably a decade.

They were cool. They deserved it and they appreciated it... and they were all "from" CA.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Apr 27, 2013 - 10:26am PT
I thought Burroughs was from Tarzana....

Hemingway was married in Cheyenne. Lets not leave my state, one of 'em anyway, out.

What California really needs is sandstone cracks!
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Apr 27, 2013 - 10:33am PT
Twenty years ago when I first had to leave California for school, I thought I couldn't live anywhere else.

Now, especially after some recent visits, I'm happy to live almost anywhere else.
Patrick Sawyer

climber
Originally California now Ireland
Apr 27, 2013 - 10:43am PT
H, nice list, but you forgot that the Farallon Islands is one of the largest Great White breeding grounds in the world and then there is the Mojave Green.

I love my home state, and I think that sharks and snakes are amazing creatures (with the exception of the Florida pythons and anacondas), but I don't particularly like being around them.

Surfing in Monterey Bay, anytime seaweed would brush up on my leg, I'd freak. "What was that?"

Face to face, approaching Snake Dike, as Jim Keating and I were mantling (unroped) to the start when on a ledge, about a foot in front of our faces, yep, a coiled buzzworm. We just dropped down the eight or so feet to the slab.

OFF TOPIC
I wonder who would win a 'fight' in the Everglades, would an anaconda take a python or vice versa. if they were of equal size. I'd pick the anaconda as it is more of a water snake.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 27, 2013 - 10:56am PT
Patrick,, i too hadnt been in SO CA for quite some time, then went down there in 1989. Did not recognize a thing, and as you say Lancaster was no longer a small cross roads in the Mohave,, but just another "burb" of never ending burbs!
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Apr 27, 2013 - 11:13am PT
A lot of great white people come from the faralons Patrick? I thought it was all rocks, seagulls rocks and Tiburon blancos grandes....

Imagine how different Lancaster was when Frank Zappa went to high school there...
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