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Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
valley center, ca
Topic Author's Original Post - May 13, 2008 - 09:33pm PT
Desperately seeking gut wrenching laughs! Worn out from TIG's God's Dice.

Jake Bro, love your report from the Lodge Cafe!

My fantasy job....a part time waitress at "Jake's Cafe" at the Lodge in Yosemite. (renamed it for you happening reporter dude.) And during the down time taking those new mint green mythos on a few climbs.

So what fantasy job would you give up your day job for?

No Peace tonight, just Laughs!
Karen

Trad climber
So Cal Hell
May 13, 2008 - 10:23pm PT
Bush pilot in Alaska.
Raydog

Trad climber
Boulder Colorado
May 13, 2008 - 10:26pm PT
now we're talking.

for me, well - how 'bout "pimp empire"

or "captain of pimp industry"

hahaha!

you know I'm kidding right?

right?
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
valley center, ca
Topic Author's Reply - May 13, 2008 - 10:31pm PT
karen, you have big dreams, I don't think they're fantasy's. Have you spent time with the bush pilot's? It's awesome!
tolman_paul

Trad climber
Anchorage, AK
May 13, 2008 - 10:32pm PT
Alaskan weather + small aircraft makes the bush pilot gig a veddy dangerous gig.

If I could find the right location for a remote lodge, run a B&B, and have access to climbing, that would be the dream gig. Somebody else can spend their time flying the plane in the good weather, I want to enjoy that good weather on the ground!
Karen

Trad climber
So Cal Hell
May 13, 2008 - 10:34pm PT
Yes, Lynne I actually have flown into the "bush" it is awesome!!! Have my pilot's cert. but it isn't current, my former airplane is owned by my ex....argh!!!!

so if I could wind back the hands of time, damn it, I would be a full time pilot!!!!!
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
valley center, ca
Topic Author's Reply - May 13, 2008 - 10:34pm PT
Raydog, I don't really know you yet from ST. Just what pimp industry are you referring to? There are alot of them. For instance politics, since it's the vogue topic now.
Karen

Trad climber
So Cal Hell
May 13, 2008 - 10:36pm PT
Paul, the places you get to fly into...ahhh!!!!!!!!!!!! have you seen the documentary, "Grizzly Man"?...flying that single engine Otter, wow....I love that pilot especially when he sings in the end of the movie!!!!
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
valley center, ca
Topic Author's Reply - May 13, 2008 - 10:38pm PT
So now we have the Karen and Paul team. It would be amazing what a little (or lot) of the kind of dreams and bravado we could all realize if we had the (Here's an unadulterated, outright pulg for the book club)Greg Mortenson take on life.

Me personally, I'm starting with my shoes at Jake's.
Raydog

Trad climber
Boulder Colorado
May 13, 2008 - 10:40pm PT
RE:
"Just what pimp industry are you referring to? "

there's a special place here in Boulder where they let
the idiots like me get a few minutes online, I try to
not do much dammmage of makk much trouble - I TRY
to be constructivee...





Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
valley center, ca
Topic Author's Reply - May 13, 2008 - 10:42pm PT
Karen, keep the dream. I spent a week flying in Beavers, helicopters and i forget the name of this old, wierd plane that lands in water and then with your windows underwater the plane crawls onto the beach like some type of primal mord (did I get that right Ed and TIG?)
Mimi

climber
May 13, 2008 - 10:42pm PT
Regulatory compliance guru in Yosemite.
Raydog

Trad climber
Boulder Colorado
May 13, 2008 - 10:45pm PT
actually Lynne,

I was a San Diego climber for manny years

and know valley center pretty well


nice place - you're lucky

cheers
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
valley center, ca
Topic Author's Reply - May 13, 2008 - 10:48pm PT
Raydog, did you boulder at Woodsen? Did you know Dan or Randy Leavitt? Are you old enough to have gone to the first ever Bouldering Contest at Mt. Woodsen?
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
valley center, ca
Topic Author's Reply - May 13, 2008 - 10:50pm PT
Mimi, If I don't get the waitress job at the cafe can I be your muscle?
hafilax

Trad climber
East Van
May 13, 2008 - 10:52pm PT
The main character in Pattern Recognition by William Gibson worked a freelance gig that sounded sweet. She would get hired by a company to give a go/no go on their logo design. She got paid no matter what and didn't have to justify her response in any way.
Raydog

Trad climber
Boulder Colorado
May 13, 2008 - 10:58pm PT
RE:
"Raydog, did you boulder at Woodsen? Did you know Dan or Randy Leavitt? Are you old enough to have gone to the first ever Bouldering Contest at Mt. Woodsen?"

of course I know then and yes I know of the woodson contests
but, did not make the first one, I think.

mimi?

you said you saw me at one?

I can't remember which one but found the day extremely stimulating
and perhaps one of my most fun ever on the hill.

I LOVE Woodson

we have a full-on Woodson cult here, Lynne.

dis is da hood sista and we iz da ganstas ;)

I climbed full time in San Diego for many years,
meaning I did not work full time and ordered my self
employment around going cragging, exploring and
making trails in the S.D. hills.

mostly in the glorious craggy peaks of Deerhorn valley,
east of Chula~juana~essay :)

love S.D. - love it down there.

stich

Trad climber
Denver, Colorado
May 13, 2008 - 11:02pm PT
Hmmm, hitman or Walmart greeter.

Maybe a few years of one and semi-retire with the other.

Actually, my fantasy career is to be a clandestine gold miner. I find gold somewhere and just start building the mine, biding my time until I can get a claim to it. But the claim isn't possible, so I just sneak in and out and mine the gold, smelting it right there into bars that I spirit away in my Jeep.





tolman_paul

Trad climber
Anchorage, AK
May 13, 2008 - 11:03pm PT
Haven't seen Grizzly man, and won't. I guess the gentlest way to express my feelings towards Mr. Treadwell was that he was an idiot harassing wildlife, not a bear expert.

I've been fortunate to see a fair bit of the state, albeit mostly from the road system, and some of it via water.

Actually I have thought about a fishing charter as a dream job, but with basically a 4 month season, high operating costs, weather et al, there just isn't the money in it for what it takes.

I'll never tire of the scenery!













Mimi

climber
May 13, 2008 - 11:06pm PT
Ray, it was the 1986 Woodson Bouldering Contest. A really good one with a ton of melodrama. Height of the lycra age, battling between the doggers and the dognots. Highpitched whining at it's finest. Verm took a pic of me that made the mag. My nanosecond of fame. LOL!

We were in line for the same prob at one point. I was sandbagged again. Great place to boulder! What a great town too. I was lucky at the post-raffle and won one of your FROG fanny packs covered with painted kisses. Still have it.
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