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Trusty Rusty

Social climber
Tahoe area
Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 3, 2007 - 08:43pm PT
With age, alcohol appreciation widens, and so do hedonistic possibilities. Amnesia becomes more acceptable, and a bloated liver aint that bad afterall, so long as the harness still fits. Willy had his head on when he said: "Candy is dandy but liquor is quicker" So. . .empty a fifth and remain calm. . .its Saturday night!
climbingjones

Trad climber
grass valley,ca
Feb 3, 2007 - 08:46pm PT
True enough Trusty. So where the hell are you? That Grey Goose in squawking like crazy. I might not be able to wait much longer.
Trusty Rusty

Social climber
Tahoe area
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 3, 2007 - 08:48pm PT
Pouring Grey Goose?? I'm ghost!
Irisharehere

Trad climber
Gunks
Feb 3, 2007 - 11:02pm PT
Long Island Iced Teas.......Poor form I know, but I'm feeling weak tonight!

Wondering whether I should splash out for a bottle of the good stuff - Johnnie Walker Blue, for the upcoming 5th Annual 'DaksFest Ice weekend. My only reservation is that there are several other whisky drinkers scheduled to go who would descend on a bottle of Blue like vampires on a fresh neck.........
climbingjones

Trad climber
grass valley,ca
Feb 3, 2007 - 11:08pm PT
My feeling is, always splurge. They may drink most of your stuff, but you will get the credit. Maybe. If they can remember who they got it from. Nothing like whiskey slushies, eh?
Irisharehere

Trad climber
Gunks
Feb 3, 2007 - 11:14pm PT
well, I do owe a few people for yaking up all over an amp at DF3.0........

Not one of my finer moments. Come to think of it though, ice climbing and me making a drunken ass of myself seems to have been a recurring theme........
Trusty Rusty

Social climber
Tahoe area
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 3, 2007 - 11:21pm PT
Irish-
Not weak. . .but willing
Single malts are special. Do you know Laphroaig?
climbingjones

Trad climber
grass valley,ca
Feb 3, 2007 - 11:23pm PT
I know Laphroig. That guy sent Panic in Detroit with bedroom slipers, blindfolded. Shitty drunk too. Go figure.
Irisharehere

Trad climber
Gunks
Feb 3, 2007 - 11:25pm PT
Laphroaig............fond memories of my grandfather giving me little sips of it when I was a wee child. Of course it nearly killed me, but I had to pretend to like it!

These days, I find it a bit too medicinal for my tastes......but I have time to mature into it I guess, if thats the way I go
Trusty Rusty

Social climber
Tahoe area
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 3, 2007 - 11:47pm PT
C/Jones-
Revolting Cocks. Theives & liars. Nonalum tourists will always roll their eyes and giggle politely in the harsh tedium. Professional reflexive gagging is a skill that every climber should hone, puke bucket in photo-clasic style, remember Paris Trout and Al Jorgenson.
New World Order.
Trusty Rusty

Social climber
Tahoe area
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 3, 2007 - 11:52pm PT
Gimme that Thorozine. "monkey never dies"
climbingjones

Trad climber
grass valley,ca
Feb 3, 2007 - 11:56pm PT
TR, Thieves and Liars live was super sick. The Revolting Cocks were rad too. Puke buckets though? Why not just ralph down on the belayer? Ah, the joys of leading. Reflexive gagging is a skill that I was just born with. Call me gifted.
Trusty Rusty

Social climber
Tahoe area
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 4, 2007 - 12:03am PT
"dinga-ding dang my dang-along ling long"
climbingjones

Trad climber
grass valley,ca
Feb 4, 2007 - 12:06am PT
Be careful with that "dang-a-long-ling-long". It is only good for so much. You might go blind you know.
JuanDeFuca

Big Wall climber
Stoney Point
Feb 4, 2007 - 12:09am PT
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Diane Koken today reminded Pennsylvanians who are planning Super Bowl parties of the need to be responsible hosts when serving alcohol to their guests.

“No matter the occasion, the best hosts are those who make certain their guests are able to drive home safely and sober,” said Koken.

Statistically, Super Bowl Sunday is one of the most dangerous days to drive due to the number of drivers who have been drinking prior to getting behind the wheel. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 51 percent of all traffic fatalities during the 2004 Super Bowl weekend were a result of impaired drivers with blood alcohol levels of at least .08 or higher.

Auto accidents where injuries or fatalities occur are always tragic for those involved, but many party hosts fail to consider their potential liability in such a circumstance.

“If you, as a homeowner, are planning to serve alcoholic beverages to your guests, remember that you can be held liable for any harm done by those who leave your home in an intoxicated condition,” said Koken. “If you are sued, a standard homeowners policy will provide you with some liability coverage, which will help pay for attorney's fees and any judgments against you, but only up to the limit defined in your policy.”

Some consumers choose to purchase an extra layer of protection called a personal umbrella liability policy, which takes effect when a renters, condo, homeowners or auto policy reaches its limit of underlying liability coverage.

climbingjones

Trad climber
grass valley,ca
Feb 4, 2007 - 12:17am PT
Whats with JDF posting the same slag on different threads? Paraniod delusions? Irritable bowel syndrome? Chronic gingivitis? What gives?
Euroford

Trad climber
chicago
Feb 4, 2007 - 12:17am PT
i like the upturn in ministry refrences that the forum has recieved lately.

i've been a privledged individual as every tour in the last 13 years or so i've managed to see them play in both detoit and chicago.

also managed to hang out with al's daughter a couple of times down in austin. its rather amazing how not screwed up she turned out to be.

Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Feb 4, 2007 - 12:19am PT
The Calgary Mountain Club: A drinking club with a climbing problem.

Climbing with a bad hangover is said to simulate climbing at altitude.
climbingjones

Trad climber
grass valley,ca
Feb 4, 2007 - 12:22am PT
Thats cool Euroford. I saw Ministry last year in Sacramento, what a helluva show. Despite his moronic flag burning, that was shouted down by the crowd, believe it or not.
Euroford

Trad climber
chicago
Feb 4, 2007 - 12:22am PT
climbed north gateway rock with a serious hangover once. lemme tell ya, stupendously bad rock quality, record levels of hangover and comming straight from sea level spelled for an intresting afternoon.

yeah, i can live without the political stuff, but sh#t man, they play a great live show.

for those not able to attend, go pick up the sphinc-tour DVD.

climbingjones

Trad climber
grass valley,ca
Feb 4, 2007 - 12:28am PT
Yeah it was bad-ass. The Revolting Cocks played with them. I think Jello Biafra was with them. My ears are still ringing.
Irisharehere

Trad climber
Gunks
Feb 4, 2007 - 12:40am PT
If we don't get back to the subject of decent whiskys soon, I'm going to have to go to bed!

Discuss: Irisharehere is from Ireland (obviously), and yet has a bottle of Gold Label as his current favourite, rather than the dust-covered Bushmills on his bar shelf. Does that make him a traitor to his homeland, worthy of death, or will allowances be made?
Trusty Rusty

Social climber
Tahoe area
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 4, 2007 - 12:42am PT
"Be careful with that "dang-a-long-ling-long". It is only good for so much. You might go blind you know"

Thats what my Dad said, but Arthur never had an Amish girl.
Trusty Rusty

Social climber
Tahoe area
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 4, 2007 - 12:48am PT
Back to good Islay Whiskey & Highland Malts, whats your best pick?
Euroford

Trad climber
chicago
Feb 4, 2007 - 12:52am PT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FurYZY5V6mg

Irisharehere

Trad climber
Gunks
Feb 4, 2007 - 12:58am PT
Glenkinchie, or Glenmorganie - both very different in their ways, and I'm actually coming to the conclusion that they're very different between tastings - or maybe its me? At only 30, some of the whiskys I've been trying are older than me, so maybe their character is more variable than mine?
Darnell

Big Wall climber
Chicago
Feb 4, 2007 - 01:08am PT
Euro, don't hijack this thread with your devil worship music.


Cut to Thanksgiving weekend southern IlliNOISE, Drinking with Ammon and the boy's all night, I consumed Wine, beer and whisky, makin trouble in the main campground at Jackson falls at 3 am, I thought it was a good time to do some tree climbing.

I scale up the trunk like a native goin for some nanners, get a ways up and the whole trunk snaps!! I fall backwards with the trunk still in my hands, crater into the ground and bit a whole thru me tounge, let everybody know I was off belay, they found that amuzzin.

Cut to 6 am,, I vomit. cut to 7 am my partner shows up ready to climb, wakes me up, but what I did not realize is dat my tounge had swollen up quite a bit.
I try to talk but all that comes out of my mouth is incoherent babel, ad to that the fact that I had dried vomit on me face and my partner was like, what the hell happend to u??

I was like, I need 2 more hours of sleep and u r leading everything today.
Trusty Rusty

Social climber
Tahoe area
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 4, 2007 - 01:10am PT
Theives and legos, like Christopholise on Big Bluff, Connecting the godamdots.
Irisharehere

Trad climber
Gunks
Feb 4, 2007 - 01:13am PT
See, you needed to adopt the northeastern tree-climbing scale of difficulty. That would have let your partner know exactly what you'd been up to.

Invented by the illustrious Mike Rawdon during a poor poor winter

http://www.gunks.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=1,2,3,4,5&Number=145314&an=0&page=0#Post145314
Euroford

Trad climber
chicago
Feb 4, 2007 - 01:14am PT
trust me, been there done that, we'll climbing friggin ANYTHING in these parts!

climbingjones

Trad climber
grass valley,ca
Feb 4, 2007 - 01:15am PT
Connecting the godamn dots, or was it crystals. What ever. Damn I got a huge buzz. Dem Geese are sneaky. Turn to Psalm 69 for your bedtime story.
Irisharehere

Trad climber
Gunks
Feb 4, 2007 - 01:15am PT
"One, two, three, four,......down the little pink lane they go"

Brownie points for those who can identify the reference without resort to Google.....

Irisharehere

Trad climber
Gunks
Feb 4, 2007 - 01:23am PT
30 years old, 10 years in New York. What does that make me?

Married to a Syrian/Lebanese/German girl, just for kicks..........

Got tired of New York girls going "Oh you're from Ireland, that so cool......", so I decided to lose the accent after 6 months here.......

When I go back to Ireland, its not the country I remember. And I'm not the person my friends said goodbye to.



Who the hell am I anymore?






I said I am, I said
Trusty Rusty

Social climber
Tahoe area
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 4, 2007 - 01:35am PT
everything scares me
Riska

Trad climber
CA
Jul 12, 2013 - 12:23am PT
Robbins was the better techincal climber- but Harding was the man we alcoholic demigods aspired to.. fearless, with only marginal recon, but always plenty of wine and pliant young ladies on descent- he is our Zeus. That is my myth.

My reality is darke 20 years later: hardly in shape to climb -5.8.glory trips are ancient history. My beautiful ex-wife, not longer enamored hates my guts, job in ruins and I hold out my frozen hand hoping to catch the last ice-clogged carabineer my girls who toss my way
Credit: Riska

Messner made it down fron Naga Parbat, without Guther. My challenge that to many of otherCamp 4 drunks is to make the decend frozbit, snowblind without oxygen. For those who we making the descen for, not mtyhs or heroes, but flesh & blood who may still love us.

I fell descended the full 300 meters of the Brecha de los Itlianos on Mt Fitzroy in 1995. I survived a cominutited basilar skul fracture, giant subdural hematoma, 72 hours off a glacier, 3weeks in a coma & 4 in an hospial, vetebral fratures, a pnuenthorax, rib fractures, a large anlke fracture and a masive deep vein thrombosis. I learn to speak amd walk again. I live on cheap whiskey. I am a miricle wasting it on cheap booze and myths.
But there is at least one more false summit to get past.
Riska
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Jul 12, 2013 - 02:48am PT
^^^^^^
Knarly!

Cheers!
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Jul 12, 2013 - 03:00am PT
hard living in pain.

no judgement. thought about going without the bottle?

just in case...

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1087464&msg=2180528#msg2180528
Norwegian

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Jul 12, 2013 - 06:29am PT
last evening i treated my family to
a night out on the town.

my daughters chose a small cafe on main
that serves panini and fancy pizza.

we order up,
the wife and daughters go tidy in the lew,
and i order a beer.

im working crazy a.m. shifts, so i go light:
"i'll have a black butte porter, please."

it's only like, maybe 6%.

the girls come back and i offer to share my pint
with the wife.

the following discourse ensues:

"black butte porter." i offer.
"didn't you climb black butte with your dad?" i ask.

"yes, we climbed black butte when i was 10." she responds.

"cheers to richard!" as i raise my glass.

then she looks at me and says with visible happy tears,
"he died 5 years ago today."

"cheers to richard!" she raises the glass.

my wife takes a pull.
Port

Trad climber
San Diego
Jul 12, 2013 - 09:17am PT
Riska, that's a hell of a first post...

Sorry to hear about your struggles brother. Hang in there.
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