Good fortune & what the hell to do with it??(OT)


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Topic Author's Original Post - Aug 25, 2013 - 12:53am PT
Yeah I'm not a big fan of starting OT threads myself but something interesting happened to me the other day that made me laugh & I thought I'd share. I recently bought a place & have been doin all kinds of cleanup, renos, etc. To put things in perspective the place was rented by climbers for probs the last 9 yrs so there's a lot to do. Anyways, I was rebuilding the deck & moved some random pots that were left behind when I found this half buried in a little pile of potting soil under one of the pots.

Good fortune??!?!
Good fortune??!?!
Credit: RyanD

Any ideas what this could be?!?! Clear liquid sealed in a vial in a mini ziploc? Maybe 1/8 of an oz. I was thinking some sort of acid or jesus tears or maybe its some sort of diffuser essential oil or something. I have no idea. Maybe someone here's done lots of drugs or has heard of this "good fortune"? I have no intentions of testing it out but am super curious as to what the hell it is. I figured since a bunch of dirtbags lived in the place before maybe some dirtbags on here may know something? Brownie was gonna try it out but I advised against it until we had more info & told him he was probably gunna die for sure, or maybe not because it is called good fortune!

I'll probably just chuck it, but was wondering if anyone has any stories about finding or maybe partaking in mystery substances or the like.

Boulder climber
Aug 25, 2013 - 01:16am PT
The place i was bouldering at yesterday, there was a rotten condom with some small spherical objects inside - obviously drugs. Just destroy it if youre concerned it may fall into the wrong hands.

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Aug 25, 2013 - 01:20am PT
i'll try anything twice, send it over here,

found some medical hooch the other day on the western chehalis bike path,

it's gone,

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Aug 25, 2013 - 01:39am PT
I sure want to know what it is! but not enough to guinea pig it on our beloved Dr Sprock.

Trad climber
Aug 25, 2013 - 02:10am PT
I would totally let Sprock try it. Why knott, really.

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Aug 25, 2013 - 03:32am PT
I Have a pretty good nose. Let me take a whiff.
Patrick Sawyer

Originally California now Ireland
Aug 25, 2013 - 03:35am PT
Send it on the next probe to Mars, it may create life there.

Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Aug 25, 2013 - 12:19pm PT
OK, you got me curious, too.

Check these out:

My guess is it's one of the above. It totally makes sense: the crashpad of a bunch of dirtbagging climber hippys depending on a vial of oil to improve their life rather than going out and getting a damn job.

(That's not intended to be as bitter as it sounds...really!)

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Aug 25, 2013 - 12:42pm PT
You got some sugar cubes and a spare 12hrs?

The Granite State.
Aug 25, 2013 - 12:51pm PT
What Elcap said.

Have fun!

I don't think one small drop of anything bad for you is really going to eff you up. So, try it. Worst case nothing happens.

Trad climber
Aug 25, 2013 - 01:00pm PT
You got some sugar cubes and a spare 12hrs?

That is funny! Thank you,,,

Aug 25, 2013 - 01:02pm PT
My experience with good fortune, and I've squandered my share, is to not waste it, take just enough, and then pass it on.

And maybe have a designated driver.

Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Aug 25, 2013 - 01:05pm PT
Open the cap and dump the contents to the four winds. Share your good fortune with the universe!

Big Mike

Trad climber
Aug 25, 2013 - 01:13pm PT

What Dingus said. Do it at the top of the Chief on a windy day!!

Aug 25, 2013 - 01:36pm PT

"Remember what the dormouse said ..."
the Fet

Aug 25, 2013 - 01:40pm PT
I can picture those dirtbags now...

My good fortune. I've lost it. I'm useless with out it.

You've had it all along.

What do you mean?

Remember that time you flashed Piranha Teeth? Or that fall on Widow Maker where you stopped upside down 3 feet off the ground?

Maybe I don't need a vial of silly oil for good fortune. Now where's my lucky rabbits foot?

patrick compton

Trad climber
Aug 25, 2013 - 03:08pm PT
In feng shui, water, usually flowing, is meant to facilitate the flow of chi and 'good fortune'

Or its LSD, in either case: win!

Social climber
Aug 25, 2013 - 06:30pm PT
"Remember what the dormouse said ..."


Sing it GRACIE !!!

Dump the crap into a pond and watch the frogs sprout more heads & glow in the dark.


Social climber
North Vancouver BC
Aug 26, 2013 - 03:21am PT
Ryan I hope you don't disappear under an avalanche of home renovations! Be carefull , life has a habit of getting in the way of the best laid plans.

Message in a bottle?

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Aug 26, 2013 - 11:46am PT
Even though I do my best to do everything wrong in life, I still have more Good Fortune that I know what to do with. I wish there was a way to pass some of it along.
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