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d k
(dkramalc) - MLife
professional help? on 01/30/2011 17:51:34 MST Print View

Get professional help from dancers? Have you seen Black Swan?

OK, maybe they're not all like that, I don't know any personally, just look at them enviously from the pit. But I figure anyone who smokes like a chimney, survives on pretty much no food, and still can dance like that must have SOMETHING wrong with them.

On the other hand, I wonder if they can hike as well as they dance? They wouldn't need to bring much in the way of cooking equipment or food, so they'd be ultralight for sure.

Tony Wong
(Valshar) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: professional help? on 01/30/2011 18:43:08 MST Print View

Deborah,

Have not seen the movie yet, but have heard about some juicy scenes in the movie that spark my interest.

And who are we to judge them as being messed up?

Most people think we are crazy for counting ounces and stripping down gear to the bare essentials....wait, there is that word again- stripped/stripping and the word bare...

They probably would be UL or Ultra Runners...the lightest thing you can do is to go without, right?

Jack,

Hummm, since all you saw was brownies....what sort of brownies were you thinking they were?

Clearly we are different plains of existence....you are thinking with your stomach and I am thinking with my, er....okay, maybe I won't go there.

-Tony

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: Re: professional help? on 01/30/2011 18:46:50 MST Print View

Each year we all get crazier and crazier at these events...Judging by this exchange and all the snoring prejudice...yes YOU know who you are...I bet this will be a wild weekend. Not me of course, I am a behaved adult

Tony Wong
(Valshar) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
When BPLers Go Bad on 01/30/2011 19:24:29 MST Print View

Ken,

You are a model citizen.

Model Citizen

Don't think that I will re-post the photo of you showing us your sign language skills from the 2009 trip.

That said, you are one of the best citizens that I would to hang out with.

-Tony

Edited by Valshar on 01/30/2011 19:27:35 MST.

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: When BPLers Go Bad on 01/30/2011 19:29:52 MST Print View

Uhhh I am sorry, you have me mistaken for someone else................ kidding! I rather like the '09 version myself. Thanks for posting Tony, that made me laugh!

kevin smith
(divr6347) - M
brownies on 01/30/2011 21:46:12 MST Print View

if there is one thing i have learned about jack in the 20 + years ive known him

he can always be tempted by food LOL

its going to be an awesome trip guys the bay area bpl ers are some of the coolest people you will ever meet except for ken helwig and ken thompson LOL just kidding guys they are both awesome too

on a side note

just a thought since we have a rather large group maybe we could have an informal

introduction session over the campfire on saturday night just so everyone could introduce themselves and maybe say where they are from and any comments about the trip or whatever
definatly not a public speaking event or anything just hi im so and so from wherever
and im here with such and such and am really enjoying the trip so far glad i could make it out something along those lines

what do you guys think?? good idea?? or should we just go with the nametags like last year ?

any thoughts ??

kevin

Jack H.
(Found) - F

Locale: Sacramento, CA
Re: brownies on 01/30/2011 21:56:26 MST Print View

I think an "intro group" is a great idea. But then again, I'm pretty used to team building and "group" type stuff...

Backpack Jack
(jumpbackjack) - F - M

Locale: Armpit of California
RE trip on 01/30/2011 22:41:47 MST Print View

Tony thanks for posting that pic, it made me laugh too!

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Are you on this list? on 01/31/2011 06:53:22 MST Print View

The haven't heard herd...

Sylvester Cullen
Stephan Doyle
Roger Alsborg?
Greg Gessel-I see that you are currently posting here, please say hi.
Morgan Sherman
Nick Garner
Sean McIntyre-no PM
Mark Regalia
Frank Heide

If your name is here by mistake, let me know
If you name is here, let us know...

I have PM'd each of you.

Edited by kthompson on 02/02/2011 06:53:47 MST.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Are you on this list? on 02/01/2011 19:14:27 MST Print View

With the inclusion of those above we are close to capacity. If you are on the above list and are not coming please let Ken H. or I know. 25 days to go.

Edited by kthompson on 02/01/2011 22:23:38 MST.

Jacob D
(JacobD) - F

Locale: North Bay
Room for more? on 02/02/2011 17:30:39 MST Print View

Ken, I have a couple of friends who wanted to join us if there is room.

If anybody above is giving up their spot I can send additional payment in to confirm for 2 more.

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: Room for more? on 02/02/2011 17:49:27 MST Print View

Jacob, I think we might have a few spots available. Please pm Ken T. as he has been keeping a list of what we have.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Room for more? on 02/03/2011 06:26:05 MST Print View

Jacob. All good. See the 4 of you there.

Stephan Doyle
(StephanCal)
Re: Re: Room for more? on 02/03/2011 09:48:12 MST Print View

Folks, it's looking more and more like I won't be able to swing this one. Feel free to give my spot up if people are being blocked out. If there are still spots available later, I may be able to commit but unfortunately it looks pretty iffy at this point.

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: Re: Re: Room for more? on 02/03/2011 10:00:02 MST Print View

Thanks for the reply Stephan. Maybe next year!

Jacob D
(JacobD) - F

Locale: North Bay
Re: Room for more? on 02/03/2011 10:28:20 MST Print View

Ok sounds good Ken (and Ken). Funds sent for additional 2 people.

kevin smith
(divr6347) - M
one more person on 02/03/2011 18:38:19 MST Print View

ken thompson

i still owe you for the one person i added to my list i will get that to you in the next day or so i have not forgot i have just been realy busy lately

sorry for the delay

just to confirm right now my group consists of

kevin smith paid and confirmed
ryan smith paid and confirmed
ryan krause paid and confirmed
jack elliott paid and confirmed
richard helton the person i added and will pay for in the next couple days

just thought id update in case you need to update the list

thanks
kevin

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: one more person on 02/03/2011 18:43:20 MST Print View

Thanks Kevin, no worries

Jack H.
(Found) - F

Locale: Sacramento, CA
Friday? on 02/03/2011 19:34:22 MST Print View

Soooo... Anyone want to make some miles on Friday before the meetup? I'm thinking of walking about 10-15 miles on friday, then ten or so on Saturday to the meetup.

Super excited!

kevin smith
(divr6347) - M
miles on 02/03/2011 20:01:25 MST Print View

im going to be making enough miles in the car just to get to the headquarters
campground its 245 miles from home that is going to be plenty of miles for me on friday lol

kevin