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Brockman

climber
Topic Author's Original Post - May 18, 2019 - 05:23am PT
To:

WonderBrawn for communicating on a grand scale.

TheFish for being undoubtedly THEE funniest mother father I've ever known!

Long for keepin' on keepin' on.

Gramicci (SunnyJim) for comin' to play for a while.

Kevie (Whorrall) (TheWarbler) for blowin' my mind with his. (I love you!)

Chappy for showin' up.

Chappy's sister (neebs) for showin' up and stayin' around.

MyLittleBachStar for showin' his true BRILLIANT colors - may he continue to rest in peace. I will always love you!

Craig Calonica (CaptainChaos) for showin' us how TRUE GRACE rules the planet.

Paul GagnerGaggot for reminding me of do-overs. (I LOVE YOU!)

JerOfMe for being the consumate gentleman.

JerOfMe's Mom (not really) for being the brunt of a weird joke.

DrHeartMan for his artistic and scientific brilliance.

Crimpie for her sheer beauty and birdies.

Hap for not only her beauty but her tenacity, as well.

TarFather for showin' us how it's done!

Peter Haan for his "bookish" (his word, not mine) mind.

Wilbeer for SKEEZIN IN 4 INCHES OF SH#T THROUGH A DECIDUOUS FRIKKEN FORESTS.

Cragar for being a Montucky neighbor.

Blackbird for drivin' all the way to Montana from Tennessee to paddle with me.

CaptainOrSkully for knowing how to spell and sharing his joy!

Walleye for being one big son of a bitch with the grace of a ballerina!

Johntp for his generosity and kindness.

Gomez for his love.

Locker for making me laugh almost every single time I checked in.

CozMeek for his manips.

Tami for her heart and her art.

Prod for preppin' me to paddle the CO through the Grand.

Middendorf for doing the same - and recognizing Blanchard's genius.

That'sPappaJotoToYou for being YOU. . . I miss you!

TheRealBlinny for still being the love of my life - and putting up with all the changes.

Cragman for being a genuinely nice man.

Dit for the ice skating vids . . . I'm glad you still like those skates!

nature for being SO F*#KING MOTIVATED HE MAKES ME LOOK CATATONIC . . . so long and thanks for all the fish.

This list is not exhaustive. I reserve the right to either edit the living sh#t out of this thing or post up additions to it.

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way."

PeaceOut!

eKaterinaBallerinaCoolitaOrcalitaHumpBackValdezOldDadBrockmanTheUnBlinny
Brockman

climber
Topic Author's Reply - May 18, 2019 - 05:31am PT
TO:

survival aka FarmerBruce for becoming the best pen pal a girl could ever want.

Jello for sharing his wit. May you continue to rest in peace.

. . .
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
May 18, 2019 - 05:38am PT
hey there, say, ekat...

oh my... ekat! i am just reading this list...

so many folks...
this was powerful, and, sweet...

man oh man, i am going to cry...
good tears, but, sad too...


such great run, it has been!
again, thank you chris...

or-- we'd never get a chance to have been part of this,
or, have even gotten our feet wet, here...


Brockman

climber
Topic Author's Reply - May 18, 2019 - 05:42am PT
TO:

Nick Brockman for the perfectly beautiful box of TradersJoe to help ease the pain of losing my dear sweet Charles Walter Rosenthal at MMSA.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
May 18, 2019 - 05:49am PT
hey there say...

i am remembering 'doug' (of alaska alpine) and how he showed up here,
suddenly, one day, and:


STIRRED THE TACO WATERS...
:)


no one knew what to think, at first...

he was really something, and, turned out-- someone very special...
NOW-- from all that:

his wife, feralfae, joined in... i am so very thankful to say,
she is a wonderful dear friend...



and, then-- we learned about jeff batten and his
earthquake machine...

:( and, sadly, of his death, too early...



and, NEAR the time, when i first got on (just after?)--
bobby model, his life in the 'balance' was 'top' on the forum...
the love for him, from SO many, made the
supertopo FAMOUS in the news, SOMEWHERE in some article...


so much happened here...


and, i remember woody-- he wanted to read my books...
he died, though, soon after, and i never knew if he did...

however, a gal that found him (with his broken foot) well:
she has become one of my best and dear friends...

she never knew him-- but, her trail happened to lead to him, and
she was able to help him get help...



she, just 'somehow' found the supertopo... and shared her story...
(unless she used to visit her?, on her on-- and recognized the story
and, thus, shared how she found him) ...



there was-- MAGIC here and a 'river of life' ...


i found a whole wonderful world, here, one night, when i was very lonely, after moving from south texas-- and needed some company...
and-- saw my brothers name ON LINE, and it was connected to
some place called:

SUPERTOPO...
and, it all just fell into place...
a huge thank you to 'chicken skinner' and werner, for
when i first stepped into this 'river' ...


oh, there is just SO MUCH!!

johntp, and his work, and with jody, and others to
'save my robin shed'...

and, the oil paints, from a gracious johntp...

and, so much, from all of you!


thank you all!
too many to list, right now... you are all dear and important...
thank you, for every stone and rock, that build so many 'new climbs' in my life...

:)





edit:
ahhahaha, say, ekat-- have not had a chance to sample 'nature's fish'
yet...

but-- i have a jacket from him, and one of his old pocket cameras!
i treasure them! though-- they are NOT fishy, ;)
Brockman

climber
Topic Author's Reply - May 18, 2019 - 05:50am PT
TO:

strider and Ihateplastic for playing SuperTopoSecretSanta.

Jefe for helping ease the pain of my niece's murder.

Leggs for all the over the top FUNNY posts. I miss you!

Locker, again, for being suTpid! That will always CRACK ME UP!

Locker and Prod for the "WHERE ARE MY SHOES, DAMNIT" gag. It still cracks me up!
Brockman

climber
Topic Author's Reply - May 18, 2019 - 05:53am PT
TO:

micronut for sharing his DDS genius with us.

PellucidWombat for his INCREDIBLE TRs.
Brockman

climber
Topic Author's Reply - May 18, 2019 - 05:57am PT
TO:

prezwoodz for his GLORIOUS photography.
Brockman

climber
Topic Author's Reply - May 18, 2019 - 06:08am PT
TO:

donini for gracing us with his world view and for taking a bit of Bridwell to the wilds of Patagonia. (Here's to you and your new T@B, I hope you love it as much as I love mine!)
Brockman

climber
Topic Author's Reply - May 18, 2019 - 06:10am PT
TO:

Gary for his love of classical music.
Brockman

climber
Topic Author's Reply - May 18, 2019 - 06:14am PT
TO:

Chiloe for the love of doggies - man - do I miss you! So sorry that you were run off by the ugliness that anonymous internet creeps bring to the campfire.
Brockman

climber
Topic Author's Reply - May 18, 2019 - 06:17am PT
TO:

TheChickieMan aka Ken Yager for everything you're doing to shine brightness on climbing history in YOSE.
Brockman

climber
Topic Author's Reply - May 18, 2019 - 06:20am PT
TO:

scuffy b for all the delicious berries.
A Essex

climber
May 18, 2019 - 06:33am PT
i haz towel
Brockman

climber
Topic Author's Reply - May 18, 2019 - 06:45am PT
TO:

TadHocking for sharin' the van build. . . and the LOBSTER ROLLS!
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
May 18, 2019 - 07:08am PT
One more fish for you before the lights go out...
Brockman

climber
Topic Author's Reply - May 18, 2019 - 07:19am PT
GO, JDo, GO!
Brockman

climber
Topic Author's Reply - May 18, 2019 - 07:49am PT
TO:

survival and all the craftsmen out there who shared their magic on

SHOW ME WHAT YOU'RE BUILDING.

That thread is an award winner.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
May 18, 2019 - 07:55am PT
hey there, say...

and, of course:

all my:
HELPERS, when i posted: 'help me' i need computer (etc) help...
for my 'i just don't understand' situations...


and, for the:
'many medical ADVICE, but--but don't forget to check with you doctor, threads...

:)


the-- dogs, cats, birds, flowers, bugs...
great tree thread, etc...
and-- L, had a whale thread...

mouse's 'man in merced' and travel photos of that area...


*wow, YES, oh, that building one is great!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
May 18, 2019 - 07:57am PT
hey there say, and--

all those climbers from ALL OVER the world, that would
drop in, and share here...

:)
johntp

Trad climber
Punter, Little Rock
May 18, 2019 - 01:14pm PT
This list is not exhaustive. I reserve the right to either edit the living sh#t out of this thing or post up additions to it.

You have covered a lot. But yeah, too many to mention without leaving some out. I will say this: Todd Gordon is a highlight. Been to several of his events.

When I first met Todd it was at some event or another. Felt totally out of place. He was sitting on the porch. He and Andrea gave me a gracious welcome.

So many that are on my mind.

Edit: Harrison and Lucky Pink in JT. H was setting up prayer flags. Pink was awesome.

Many others. Vogel comes to mind.

In honesty, never felt worthy because I was just a weekend warrior and never climbed higher than .10c. Most everyone on this forum are real people and generous, thoughtful and kind.

Who can ever forget eKatballerina, aka fake blinny, Brockman.

neebster? A gem.
Brockman

climber
Topic Author's Reply - May 18, 2019 - 01:57pm PT

Chappy's sister (neebs) for showin' up and stayin' around.

I didn't forget her!

:-)

More later.

McGinnis

climber
May 18, 2019 - 02:06pm PT
rgold

deuce4

Pat Ament

Weld_it

BURT BRONSON
johntp

Trad climber
Punter, Little Rock
May 18, 2019 - 02:10pm PT
I didn't forget her!

:-)

Just didn't want to leave her off MY list. neebee has been a most wonderful ambassador to the taco.
McGinnis

climber
May 18, 2019 - 02:20pm PT
Rick A

dee ee

Ksolem

BrassNuts
Brockman

climber
Topic Author's Reply - May 18, 2019 - 02:36pm PT
Yaassssss to all of the above!

TFPU!
Brockman

climber
Topic Author's Reply - May 18, 2019 - 03:51pm PT
About that Ricky A dad . . . that's gonna take more time than I have right now. . . but. . . suffice it to say, his was a rare and precious addition every step of the way. . . even BITD3 (BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay.)

Brockman

climber
Topic Author's Reply - May 18, 2019 - 05:29pm PT
TO:

RileyRad. . . for his birding and his love. He joined me on Mt Shasta, supposedly for some skeezin. . . it rained the entire time he was there. We huddled in my BaseCamp and talked like little girls. It was one of the best times of my life.

Peace to you RileyRad. . . peace to you!

oxoxo
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
May 18, 2019 - 09:26pm PT
hey there say... brockman, ekat...


wow, say, as to this quote:

Topic Author's Reply - May 18, 2019 - 05:29pm PT
TO:

RileyRad. . . for his birding and his love. He joined me on Mt Shasta, supposedly for some skeezin. . . it rained the entire time he was there. We huddled in my BaseCamp and talked like little girls. It was one of the best times of my life.

Peace to you RileyRad. . . peace to you!

oxoxo


wow, you see! folks... oh my, THIS IS THE 'LONG LASTING'
after effects of SUPERTOPO SEEDS...


they grow and grow and grow-- into our large quilt...


keeping us warm, for years to come!!!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
May 18, 2019 - 09:31pm PT
hey there, say... was just saying this, while i am on the phone...


my friend SUE, just said this:
" supertopo, gone? how will we find out stuff? "


meaning, as i joined in on what SHE said, and told her, while i just realized THIS:


here is WHERE i found out about all the info for FOREST FIRES...
AND-- BAD ROAD conditions, or, weather conditions in yosemite...
and-- earthquake updates...

all this came in FAST and from folks that were THERE on the scene...
great links, to the real news out there...



oh my...

as she says: and, me too:


what a sad time... :(





but-- the REAL folks, who shared all this, are STILL there...

and, we can be thankful for any future
mingling, through climbing, hiking, trips, sushi fest,
facelift, etc... that we can get...


thank you for all the WILDFIRE updates...
and, the weather alerts!




Jim Clipper

climber
May 18, 2019 - 10:52pm PT
Ekat to the max. Gotta say one of my favorite trip reports ever was the epic escape from the closet, after the broken back and loss of consciousness. That was some serious shiz! Being able to laugh about it, and posting the picture of the structural damage to the house was..... well, magic.
Radical Rebirth

Trad climber
Texas
May 18, 2019 - 11:15pm PT
Haha, Girls just want to have fun, Kat. That was a great time. Like we had been friends in 100 past lives; Iím sure we climbed some mountains in those lives too.

I had forget about your closet whipper story. I need to hear it again.
☺️☺️😉😉
Brockman

climber
Topic Author's Reply - May 19, 2019 - 03:44am PT
Oh, DOODZ. . . that closet wreck was INTENSE. . . self rescue and all.

YIKES!

I'm still a little wrecked, but I just keep on keepin' on!

:-)
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
May 19, 2019 - 05:59am PT
hey there, say, ekat...

your adventure with the broken back, and closet, has
HELPED two of my local friends, that fell (their back/other one, tailbone)

and (thankfully) did not quite have as bad a situation
as YOURS, :O

your story, encouraged them to 'get up and keep going'
until they got well...


you are still doing good, out in the world, from this share!

:)
Jim Clipper

climber
May 19, 2019 - 12:36pm PT
Hope you are doing well ekat. I'll miss your unique positivity. It would have been a lesser taco stand without it.
Brockman

climber
Topic Author's Reply - May 21, 2019 - 02:57pm PT
Thanks, Jim. . . I am kinda wrecked right now. . . Blanchard and I are building a new road (BY HAND) at our place in Montana. . . I, for one, would be happy to not see a chain saw, pick axe, shovel or steel rake for at least the next couple days.

And. . . since the gravel trucks start hauling loads tomorrow. . . well. . . I'm not going to get my way!

:-)
deuce4

climber
Hobart, Australia
May 23, 2019 - 08:41pm PT
Lovely tribute.
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
May 24, 2019 - 04:40am PT
zBrown reneged & removed his post?
I'll leave mine here.

The coordination;
planning around the weather
& the stages of construction,
the triple costs of putting in a 'road'
building it (certainly not by hand?!-but still)
is, for this couple, of a certain age, wrecking us, but good (too)Turns out the existing driveway was always 'encroaching'; No one knew nor cared
(having great next door neighbors, Priceless; having great next door neighbors sell & move after 28 years, there is a price)
No Similarities, oh the Ironmongery...

not a big fan of fish tacos,
but I do love some ~Hot Tuna~


"Things That Might Have Been"

https://youtu.be/Kg8ElTCc-Ko

some fair guitar-pickin'
Brockman

climber
Topic Author's Reply - May 27, 2019 - 03:27pm PT
Bumpin' this for nature!

xoxo
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
May 27, 2019 - 03:32pm PT
L

climber
Just livin' the dream
May 27, 2019 - 03:39pm PT
Pretty funny....great minds thinkin' bout fish together. :-)

You're one of the Tacovians whom I'll miss the most, Kath.

Your unending positivity and stellar BITD storytelling have kept the magic alive for most of us here, especially me.

Wishing you calm waters, deep snows, and many more adventures in your life beyond the Taco.

xoxoxo
Laura
johntp

Trad climber
Punter, Little Rock
May 27, 2019 - 03:56pm PT
dee ee

Dave was instrumental in helping get Todd's cam rack back to him as a Christmas present.

And thanks to all for participating in the surprise.
Brockman

climber
Topic Author's Reply - May 27, 2019 - 04:35pm PT
You're one of the Tacovians whom I'll miss the most, Kath.

L . . . suckerfish. . . I feel the very same about you!

Go over to Terri's forum and sign up. . . that way we can keep it up!

XOXOXOX

eKat - your GalapagosSista!
Brockman

climber
Topic Author's Reply - May 27, 2019 - 04:36pm PT
nature, for the love of Pete. . . you've upped yer game. CHECK OUT THAT SUSHI SHEE!

LOVE IT!

oxoxo

K
JOEY.F

Gym climber
It's not rocket surgery
May 27, 2019 - 05:05pm PT
L, Thank you for a great Secret Santa gift, oh does it still get use!
Brock, Thank you for singing and playing Joni just B4 my departure from my first Facelift, the Sushifest one.I'll never forget it.Sorry I didn't get to know Nature a bit more there.



Brockman

climber
Topic Author's Reply - May 27, 2019 - 05:18pm PT
RightOn, Joey. . . I loved all the Secret Santa stuff, too. AND. . . I'm so glad you put up with my singin' in the dirt!

:-)

You best be checkin' in on FB or TacoSalad. . . gotta keep on keepin' on.

Now, make sure you take care of TheSisterShip!

xo

K
JOEY.F

Gym climber
It's not rocket surgery
May 27, 2019 - 08:30pm PT
Sister Ship is under control but showing her age:)
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
May 28, 2019 - 06:53am PT
TO:

eKat, for keepin' the magic alive! eKat, your the best here, TFPU!
Brockman

climber
Topic Author's Reply - May 28, 2019 - 08:33am PT

Sister Ship is under control but showing her age:)

I hear that. . . theMotherShip is 15 years old, now. . . damn. But, I've been a crazy person keeping her up to speed through the dealer where I bought her. They take really good care of her. . . AT A PRICE!

HA!

I recently replaced the JBL Synthesis stereo - they wanted $4500 to repair it. . . ARE YOU KIDDING ME? But. . . admittedly, I was a nut job and spent that much on a new one!

IT'S RAD. . . I call it MARSHALL as in STACKS!

:-)
Brockman

climber
Topic Author's Reply - May 28, 2019 - 08:34am PT
TO:

eKat, for keepin' the magic alive! eKat, your the best here, TFPU!

Gary. . . you rock! Thanks. . . I've always appreciated the classical posts!

ox
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