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Title: Happy Birthday to You - John Strand
Post by: Admin Al on January 15, 2014, 11:46:27 AM
One of our favorite contributors John Strand has officially turned 54 on Wednesday 1/15! All the best wishes to a great climber and all 'round cool dude!
Title: Re: Happy Birthday to You - John Strand
Post by: perswig on January 15, 2014, 01:05:28 PM
I thought all the dinosaurs went extinct a long time ago?




HBD, Mr. Strand!
Dale
Title: Re: Happy Birthday to You - John Strand
Post by: OldEric on January 15, 2014, 03:33:55 PM
Still a pup.  Hope it's  a great day
Title: Re: Happy Birthday to You - John Strand
Post by: xcrag_corex on January 15, 2014, 03:42:16 PM
Happy birthday Mr. Strand. Make it a good one!
Title: Re: Happy Birthday to You - John Strand
Post by: Jeff on January 15, 2014, 05:19:39 PM
Happy birthday, John; I'm hoisting a Tuckerman 6288 Stout in your honor right now! 8) To quote a b'day card my sister
-in-law sent me "There are lots of good toasts, but Stay hydrated you bastard isn't one of them" ;D
Title: Re: Happy Birthday to You - John Strand
Post by: Admin Al on January 15, 2014, 08:29:05 PM
I called John this afternoon and we chatted for a while. he sounded great and said that it was actually t-shirt weather in the sun. he and his wife were actually gong out climbing for the afternoon and he said that there was a 5.4 with his name on it at the crag where they were gong. [grin] it was great to hear his voice sound so strong.

happy day John, there are many more on the way!!!!
Title: Re: Happy Birthday to You - John Strand
Post by: sneoh on January 15, 2014, 09:36:34 PM
Thanks for the news, Al.
I am raising a glass of '08 CA Pinot now in your honor.  Had to work late today but still enjoying it with a dinner my wife had put together for me.
Cheers!
Title: Re: Happy Birthday to You - John Strand
Post by: steve weitzler on January 16, 2014, 07:48:25 AM
Happy Birthday John.  You are catching up to me. You know the legs are the second thing to go at your advanced age!! ;) ;)
Title: Re: Happy Birthday to You - John Strand
Post by: strandman on January 16, 2014, 05:11:43 PM
Tanks everyone..except you Steve......

The details are  sketchy, but I'll remember
Title: Re: Happy Birthday to You - John Strand
Post by: eyebolter on January 16, 2014, 05:15:32 PM
Happy belated Strandman, less than a year behind you.  Unfortunately I can't have a toast with you because I still haven't sent my project.   Have one for me!

Title: Re: Happy Birthday to You - John Strand
Post by: darwined on January 16, 2014, 05:23:11 PM
Happy belated Strandman, less than a year behind you.  Unfortunately I can't have a toast with you because I still haven't sent my project.   Have one for me!

Jesus Ward!  That's grit!
Title: Re: Happy Birthday to You - John Strand
Post by: Jeff on January 16, 2014, 05:33:27 PM
Grit? I'd call it self abuse! ;D
Title: Re: Happy Birthday to You - John Strand
Post by: DGoguen on January 16, 2014, 05:50:30 PM
My climbing problem has gotten me into more trouble than my drinking problem for sure.

Happy BDAY John
I'm gonna have one  for Ward too.
Title: Re: Happy Birthday to You - John Strand
Post by: sneoh on January 16, 2014, 07:52:44 PM
One for you tonight, Ward!
I am sure everyone close to you rather have you send and be able to drink again.
Title: Re: Happy Birthday to You - John Strand
Post by: JoeC on January 16, 2014, 08:36:06 PM
Happy Bday dude!
Title: Re: Happy Birthday to You - John Strand
Post by: M_Sprague on January 22, 2014, 07:08:31 PM
Hey, John! I don't know how I missed this thread. Happy birthday to you. I think I will make a big New England Toddie (lots of dark rum, lemon, some maple syrup and a little hot water) to celebrate. Seems appropriator with the new snow outside.