Patti turned her hands over and discussed the merits of calluses that have fallen off. Yeah, they get sore but I just don't talk about them because my knees are sore, my back is sore and my elbows are sore. Your problem is that you're not sore enough....
Mike and I were trying to figure out the The Skull Cracking route which had a challenging beginning. It looked impossible to start so we called Patti over. Patti is like that Mikey kid in the Life commercials; she'll climb anything and, sure enough, she did. Once the belay was off, Patti said, That one's all about balance.
Patti: How tall are you?
Patti: I think you're taller.
Me: (Crumpled brow)
Patti: I certainly think I'm taller...
Patti: You gave it new memory.
Patti's advice after I climbed Pacman Revival, a 5.9 route whose crux continued to baffle me.
Me: Are you going to show me how to do it?
Patti: Well, I'm going to either show you how to do it or how not to do it.
I told them that I'm a conversationalist and I talk about what ails me.
Me: Wow, I haven't heard that in awhile. Anybody see that comma splice? This conversation has really taken a turn for the worst.
Mike: No, it hasn't; we haven't talked about colons yet.
If I don't say it enough, it's because I don't say stuff like that. Remind me in nine months and I'll tell you again.
Patti to me after a series of pep talks about climbing goals, not going against the grain of routes, having fun and not being hard on myself after I mentioned that I had hit the proverbial wall when it came to climbing.
Patti to me after I struggled with Now That's More Like It, a 5.9 route; I insisted on going left even though I had lots of footholds on the right side. In addition, I didn't want to cheat my way up by using holds that didn't belong to the route.
Me: :o, That's mean.
Patti: (Chuckling) Are you still surprised about that now?
*Patti acknowledged her coolness after I told her what Gingersnapper wrote...