Calendar Winter 2012-13 Kickoff

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Re: Calendar Winter 2012-13 Kickoff

Postby Fisching » Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:46 am

That comment was in honor of a friend. I assure you no harm was meant.
Although I guess it doesn't help when I've tallied up 2 handfuls worth myself... Guess I'll have to join Darrin in the cross-dress category.
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Re: Calendar Winter 2012-13 Kickoff

Postby kansas » Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:02 am

Fisching wrote:That comment was in honor of a friend. I assure you no harm was meant.
Although I guess it doesn't help when I've tallied up 2 handfuls worth myself...


Don't back down, Greg. Snowflakes are gay...almost as gay as calling unranked ridge bumps 14ers so your list can be 73 peaks.
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Re: Calendar Winter 2012-13 Kickoff

Postby metalmountain » Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:06 am

SeracZack wrote:
Fisching wrote:Guiding piece of advice for Winter:

Snowflakes are gay.


Wow. What inappropriate use of the term.


Don't worry Zack...I take no insult.

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Everyone else has to hope that someone checks out their peak list to see if they have a snowflake. I just carry mine around all the time.
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Re: Calendar Winter 2012-13 Kickoff

Postby Fisching » Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:11 am

kansas wrote:
Fisching wrote:That comment was in honor of a friend. I assure you no harm was meant.
Although I guess it doesn't help when I've tallied up 2 handfuls worth myself...


Don't back down, Greg. Snowflakes are gay...almost as gay as calling unranked ridge bumps 14ers so your list can be 73 peaks.


Ha!
Touche, sir.
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Re: Calendar Winter 2012-13 Kickoff

Postby SurfNTurf » Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:12 am

I'm sure Greg only meant, "Snowflakes are happy and festive."
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Re: Calendar Winter 2012-13 Kickoff

Postby bergsteigen » Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:38 am

kansas wrote:
Fisching wrote:That comment was in honor of a friend. I assure you no harm was meant.
Although I guess it doesn't help when I've tallied up 2 handfuls worth myself...


Don't back down, Greg. Snowflakes are gay...almost as gay as calling unranked ridge bumps 14ers so your list can be 73 peaks.


So that means... you've "gone gay" 4 times???
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Re: Calendar Winter 2012-13 Kickoff

Postby kansas » Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:48 am

bergsteigen wrote:
So that means... you've "gone gay" 4 times???


How many icons have I collected for my public profile to make me look hardcore? Do you see any snowflakes?
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Re: Calendar Winter 2012-13 Kickoff

Postby bergsteigen » Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:53 am

kansas wrote:
bergsteigen wrote:
So that means... you've "gone gay" 4 times???


How many icons have I collected for my public profile to make me look hardcore? Do you see any snowflakes?


So hiding them makes you...? Oh yeah, a mountain hipster.
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Re: Calendar Winter 2012-13 Kickoff

Postby SurfNTurf » Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:54 am

kansas wrote:
bergsteigen wrote:
So that means... you've "gone gay" 4 times???


How many icons have I collected for my public profile to make me look hardcore? Do you see any snowflakes?


Quandary is a good first 14er. Maybe Bierstadt, but I think Quandary is prettier.
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Re: Calendar Winter 2012-13 Kickoff

Postby d_baker » Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:07 am

kansas wrote:
bergsteigen wrote:
So that means... you've "gone gay" 4 times???


How many icons have I collected for my public profile to make me look hardcore?

Your profile picture makes you look hardcore, so don't worry about icons.

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Re: Calendar Winter 2012-13 Kickoff

Postby Derek » Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:21 am

d_baker wrote:
kansas wrote:
bergsteigen wrote:
So that means... you've "gone gay" 4 times???


How many icons have I collected for my public profile to make me look hardcore?

Your profile picture makes you look hardcore, so don't worry about icons.


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Re: Calendar Winter 2012-13 Kickoff

Postby wildlobo71 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:23 am

kansas wrote:
bergsteigen wrote:
So that means... you've "gone gay" 4 times???


How many icons have I collected for my public profile to make me look hardcore? Do you see any snowflakes?


It just means you're in the closet, still, Dorothy. We all know you have a fondness for 12-point heels.
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