a few people guestimated/head count who showed up. . .
please let me know if I forgot you!!!
the base guys got me the margarita fixin's but around that, here's my head count. . . unbelievable too many "new" people to even think I got all of everyone, but this was about one of the best weekends in Korea eveR!!
SO I AM hashing this out at home (still on the Gunsan Tequila!!). . . please add to it if you or someone else you know/remember/passed out with/belayed is missing!!
Rick (best bud. . and these days, f****** awesome climber/rope-gun!!)
Eric (the man, without whom, none of us would know any of us!!)
Mike (the ultimate best army guy, ever. . .)
Jake (shanja.. . fuckin'A . . . best Ozzie EVER and every Ozzie I met is soo friggin cool that says a lot!!)
(Hi!)Dee (man, one day?. . .you goin for Enigma?!)
Kim Lee (er. . . bestest KOTR member. . . and my homie fer now!!!)
Ricky (of Mokpo. . . bestest yeo dong saeng) and best blogger (check out her profile and read the blog!!)
Alex, Melaine, Keith. . . ****. . you guys are all leaving!!!
(I believe everyone above from the LAST meet and greet is basically everyone who is still in Korea!! which says a lot for KOTR!!)
and the "new" old people:
Karen (amazing woman who married Eric!!) and Sage (adoptee)
Greg, Jenn and Andrew. . . longtimer good loyal A+++ members/people who were a little far away LAST time, but are only going to be around a few more months. . . if you ever plan to go to Seorak/Sokcho PM these guys as they are about the best Karma/thoughful/hardass/badass but fully cool-with-any-level inspirational climbers you could hope for. . .
(OK, at 15 now?! Then there's. . .)
Well, Carry-(Anne?) and Marisa (also of Sokcho) and super cool chicks! C-A bein' from Zim. . . expanding KOTR's continental reach and all. . .
Mary Ross David John (and briefly Sam) adding to and replenishing our U.S. military contingent. . . geez. . ..Mary has quite the voice/guitar talent besides being a f****** amazing climber. . . if I were the jealous type, I'd be jealous. .
Sue Joyce Jason Jo and Aus? from Seoul. . . Joyce. . . great to finally meet you 'cuz I suspected you were so cool!. . .(I mean, the cats and all!) Sue. . .awesome. . . and amazing climber. . . we are so glad you came and hoping you will join us on many trips. .. Jason, psyched that you came because so many women came. . . we needed some single guys to balance it out. . .. . .
Tom. . . no experience necessary. . .glad you came out. . . hope you come to KOTR more. . . (Alex, make him log on. . . never too old to climb, etc, etc.. . .)
Kyung-Ah. . . as always great to see/be fed by you. . . and ******* awesome to see ya climbing!!
Crystal, Jenn, Jordan, Miguel. . . again. . . awesome to see such a Daegu turnout. . . and what a dynamic awesome woman-scene!!!
Deborah. . . I'm speecheless, flattered and will defintely find time to hook up with you soon enough!!! James. . . good to see ya again!
OK is the count 35 now?!!
Juls, Pat...I know I'll see y'all again (I'm almost out of the parafin and I WILL NEED MORE!!) Y'ALL rock!! If my brain wasn't on 0 now I'D SAY MORE!!
Nichole, Dee(rdra!), Jack. . . (I fell I am forgetting an Ulsanian? Yes? No?). . . I am definitely going to Ulsan this semester!!(anyone else reading this up for Ulsan maybe early Nov. . . PM/call me!!)
OK, and there was a Nathan and who was that from Louisiana and Tenn???
And of course. . . Brandon and Terri. . . fabulous couple from Yeosu. . . and Craig and Heather, the awesome couple from Gwangju!
OK, if I missed you and you were there (and I might have spent a bit of time with you and spaced it!! PLEASE FORGIVE!! Someone do a head count. . .I'm also wondering how the gender balance was?
(yeah, I tried to count my own post, but I was an English major and in 3 counts I got 3 different #s!!!) and if I forgot you, embarrassed apologies. . . either add to the thread and publically humiliate me or PM me and I will quickly edit this post and write about you/them!!
Remember I am on my 3rd day of >6 hours sleep and am not at my mental best. . . or it might be that I met you after the margaritas set in.