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Laura Molnar's Sierra Club presentation, Jan 11

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Re: Laura Molnar's Sierra Club presentation, Jan 11

Postby Princess Buttercup » Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:36 pm

Bumping this up since we're a week away! Hmm... time to finally get to work on this thing... :o

Even though the story has been told, I'm excited about being invited to share it with other folks. The meeting portion starts at 7, I think I'll probably be starting between 7:45/8??? Would love to see everyone out there.

Now, where did I put my outline? :roll:

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Re: Laura Molnar's Sierra Club presentation, Jan 11

Postby MoapaPk » Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:31 am

Go Laura! It will be hard for me to make it out there, no vision and all, but I'll be there in spirit!

Don't plan too much. Just go through the slides a couple times and talk to the wall. Make sure the club has a compatible system ("What? We thought you were bringing the computer! Your files aren't Linux compatible?").
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Re: Laura Molnar's Sierra Club presentation, Jan 11

Postby Princess Buttercup » Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:40 am

MoapaPk wrote:Don't plan too much. Just go through the slides a couple times and talk to the wall.


Thumb drive purchased, CDs at the ready, will upload it to my mobileme account for the organizer to attempt to download and run prior to my arrival.

I'm entirely too much of a perfectionist to think it could be that easy, Harlan! :D
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Re: Laura Molnar's Sierra Club presentation, Jan 11

Postby Bob Burd » Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:20 am

pssst. It's tomorrow. Come and join us if you can!
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Re: Laura Molnar's Sierra Club presentation, Jan 11

Postby Daria » Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:23 am

Can't make it because I have evening classes in LA Monday-Wednesday. Just in case this presentation was in dire need of some Daria-ness.
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Re: Laura Molnar's Sierra Club presentation, Jan 11

Postby Princess Buttercup » Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:38 pm

Daria wrote: Just in case this presentation was in dire need of some Daria-ness.


Nope.
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Re: Laura Molnar's Sierra Club presentation, Jan 11

Postby graham » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:37 pm

MooseTracks wrote: I'm entirely too much of a supercalifragilistic-uber-perfectionist …….
There….fix’d that for you :D :D

Seriously L, wish I could attend (but can’t). I know you’ll do a great job. You’ve got a real gift for capturing the Sierra experience with both photos and words, great stuff 8) I encourage folks to attend.

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Re: Laura Molnar's Sierra Club presentation, Jan 11

Postby ScottHanson » Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:19 pm

Laura,
Good luck with your presentation tonight! Quite an accomplishment by you, Bob J., and Vittles to climb all 10 SC peaks in your first year of participation. To gut it out of 10 days with all of the associated bumps, bruises, sore knees, navigational challenges, etc, etc is not a trivial goal to complete. Thanks for spreading the word to a wider audience. Hope Bob Burd continues to sponsor this SC style event for another 10 years. I have enjoyed my six years of participation and met a lot of great people in the process. :)
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Re: Laura Molnar's Sierra Club presentation, Jan 11

Postby kevin trieu » Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:30 pm

MooseTracks wrote:
Daria wrote: Just in case this presentation was in dire need of some Daria-ness.


Nope.


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Re: Laura Molnar's Sierra Club presentation, Jan 11

Postby Deb » Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:35 pm

kevin trieu wrote:
MooseTracks wrote:
Daria wrote: Just in case this presentation was in dire need of some Daria-ness.


Nope.


hehe.


Seriously!! :P
Hope it went well and you didn't trip on your tongue noticeably too many times. :D
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Re: Laura Molnar's Sierra Club presentation, Jan 11

Postby Princess Buttercup » Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:42 am

A huge and hearty thanks to all that came out last night to Sunnyvale! I was, truly, overwhelmed by the support shown by all who showed (and all who braved the traffic to get there. I mean, 2 hours from Belmont? WTF? The dude picked the DUMBARTON bridge to jump off? Seriously?). I was sorry to miss most of the dinner with the Challenge gang (I got one beer at least, which helped calm my nerves), and Emilie Cortes, president of the PCS, cut the "meeting" portion short due to the late start so I could get my whole show in. It was an honor and privelege to share what was a defining story for me to my parents and family friends, Doug and Earlene Thompson (owners of the Whitney Portal Store and Hostel), the PCS, and to my fellow Challengers.

I guess I was thorough: there was only one question after the end, which was the dreaded, "What's next?"

I have no idea, really. All I know is that the premise remains the same for me: set a goal, train, execute. All of which I'll try to do with grace, dignity, and strength.

"I do it because I love the beauty and simplicity of a way of living which brings confidence, which confirms resolution and calls for courage." --Colette Richard

From the luckiest girl in the world: Climb Hard; Be Safe.

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Re: Laura Molnar's Sierra Club presentation, Jan 11

Postby granite4brains » Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:03 am

MooseTracks wrote:"I do it because I love the beauty and simplicity of a way of living which brings confidence, which confirms resolution and calls for courage." --Colette Richard
-L


Who is Colette Richard?

Only asking because I love the quote. Always like to know who I am quoting, if I, in turn, use it some time too :wink:
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Re: Laura Molnar's Sierra Club presentation, Jan 11

Postby Princess Buttercup » Sat Jan 15, 2011 3:25 am

She's a mountaineer who also happens to be blind. She wrote a book, Climbing Blind which I'm pretty sure is out of print.

I first read about her in Leading Out: Mountaineering Stories of Adventurous Women (edited by Rachel da Silva). I was impressed, and related to in a way, how she feels about the mountains.

Cheers,
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Re: Laura Molnar's Sierra Club presentation, Jan 11

Postby granite4brains » Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:16 am

Thanks Laura. I knew that name sounded familar!! I've definitely heard of her before. Like the quote even more now ;-)
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