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Location: Now I have a quote under my name, Taco.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:16 pm    Post subject: Taco Do Not Open  Reply with quote

Edit 04/13/11 - We have reached our goal, and then some!  Thank you!  No more contributions are needed.  See the last post in the thread for more detail Smile


Hello everyone except Ryan!  Cool (He has promised in advance not to open this thread)

Zach and I are organizing a little surprise for our very own forum host, whose birthday is next weekend.  We would like to collect enough money to buy him an altimeter watch from REI.

If anyone is interested in participating, you can send money to Zach's paypal account (zachcyrus@yahoo.com).  There is a "send money" link on the main PayPal page that will walk you through it.  

We're suggesting $10, because we are bad at math and that will make it easy to track progress.  

This is intended as a "thank you" gesture for keeping up the forum, which obviously is great and a lot of fun.

Any extra funds we collect beyond the cost of the watch will go toward an REI gift card for Ryan.  Contributors' names will all go on the birthday card.

Obviously, there's no obligation whatsoever.  Just a fun thing to do, if you want to, and are able to.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keep it coming! Thanks!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:07 pm    Post subject: Birthday Reply with quote

This forum is certainly worth 10 bucks.  Thanks for doing this this. Great idea!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

usuallly I don't trust redheads. Hopefully this isn't a scam
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zach is definitely not a red head (unless he forgets sunscreen).

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Location: Now I have a quote under my name, Taco.

PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just an update:  We're getting close to our goal (hoping for about $150).  

Thanks again everybody!  And I promise to keep the ginger honest!  Very Happy

Full disclosure - the gift may end up being a new dynamic rope rather than a watch.  Depends on cost, and what we think he could use more (and it's tough to ask questions to find out without ruining the surprise)
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ginger. Harrumph.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know he would love a rope, but it's harder to get a great watch at a sale price than a rope.  so i agree with the watch and Taco can keep his eyes open for a rope.  btw ropes are "on sale" right now on alpenglowgear.com
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Norma: One of Ryan's friends messaged me to tell me he has the particular watch we were thinking of buying him. He suggested the rope since he's been talking about getting one for some time now. I think he also needs a harness but that can be taken care of with the gift card if there is money left over.

Keep it up people! Thanks for all your generosity.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This was a great idea and I am happy to support it.  Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AlanK wrote:
This was a great idea and I am happy to support it.  Cool


werd Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy Birthday Ryan, or Ibib from Nigeria who also sent a request stating this money would free his imprisoned uncle. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zach i sent you a message about ropes for ryan,there is a great deal on mint double/twin ropes 8.1mm 70Meter,ice climbing/canyoneering/caving etc
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cool thanks!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's what the fruits of our little venture have produced thus far:

Mammut Tusk 9.8x 70m Dry Rope


Black Diamond Aspect Harness


The rest of the proceeds will find its way onto an REI gift card.

Wednesday is the unofficial deadline so any last minute stragglers beware.

Laughing  Laughing
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Location: Now I have a quote under my name, Taco.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is all "faith in humanity" type heartwarming and whatnot.  You guys are cool.

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for doing this guys.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, those are great gifts! This is way better than spending money on upgrading the forum, getting a domain, etc. I kinda like the ragtag nature of our little forum Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy  Very Happy  me like.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

in the mail, Thanks!
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Location: Now I have a quote under my name, Taco.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK guys - we are going to make today the cutoff day.  We've exceeded our goal, and managed to get the rope, harness, and a nice gift card with the rest.  I'm not sure of the etiquette here (have never done this before), so if anyone wants to know the grand total, let me know.  Otherwise, I wonder if it might be tacky to post...

Once again, huge thanks to everyone.  This is going to make Ryan very happy - not just because he's getting some sweet gear, but the show of support is great.  I don't know how much it costs to run the forum, or how much time it takes, but I know I'm too lazy and cheap to do something like it, so I appreciate it.

Nice job.  And I know we can look forward to a very fun post from Taco 'round about Sunday!

So officially - no more donations.  Zach is getting the gift card based on the total we have now.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

whens he get his presents? the 14th, or saturday at his party?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

everyday wrote:
whens he get his presents? the 14th, or saturday at his party?


I think Saturday. Zach has the goods.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent!  I'm going to miss the party  Crying or Very sad Glad you all put this together. I know he will be feeling the love...  Razz
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