Tuesday, October 28, 2014

POC Part 1: Rise of the T Shirts

Hey Everyone,

Just a few tasty, tidbits about tonight's POC meeting.

1st: We will still be at the WPU. Why? Because the weather is still freakin beautiful, that's why.

2nd: If you want a t-shirt, the google doc is still up until tomorrow. Also, if you already signed up to get a shirt, you can bring us your money tonight.

3rd: That will be all until tonight's second email (the important one) goes out.

Stay tuned for POC Part II: Revenge of the Dirty Laundry

-Nick Peanut (zer)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Whose Days? The POC’s of Course

#NOTE: If you have an issue about anything, quit replying to the pitt outdoors gmail because no one moderates it. It is merely a channel through which we send out these messages. Instead email this handsome devil, Troy Ferland at tmf39@pitt.edu if you have any issues. Thank You.

To our regular members, back to business. What day is it? Do you know what day it is? Huh? Do yuh? It's hump day, HUMP DAY, YEEAAAHHH at 4:01 A.M. to be specific. Well folks, we're back from that crazy long commercial break we call Wednesday through Monday. And for all of you who keep on reading week after week, you keep doing you because that's awesome.

Two weeks ago's next week was Dolly Sods, which apparently was very awesome and Sods-like. There were beautiful vistas, some typical West Virginia dampness, and the man, the myth, the legend Erik (Daaaaa Beard) Jensen as your guide through the whole experience. What more could you ask for. Also, on Saturday, a group traveled with venture outdoors to do some day climbing (Yeeaaahhhh). We will continue to cram as much awesomeness into our schedule before the snow flies, so continue following this grand group of nature nuts.

GET PUMPED!!! This week is the grandest of the grand, and coldest of the cold weekend trips for the semester. Those who received an email confirming they have made it for the climbing portion of this trip, Congrats, you stuck it out. Jordi is taking a select group of people on a caving scavenger hunt as well. She has already filled the spots for her trip from people who went to the meeting as well, but if you are interested, email her at jav47@pitt.edu and if anyone drops out, you could possibly make it.

Also…T-shirt orders are now possible via a google doc that was meticulously put together by our man Troy after he made it back from the bar. Thanks Troy, couldn't have done it without you. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1v4bWPb0E3v8eNPf9qgzEL09KaYA-LrJ7kEZFq8E8DE8/edit?usp=sharing

Sorry that was so quick, but I'm really tired. (wa wa waaaaa)

I'll leave you on a philosophical note:
As a person moves on from what was once late into the day to early in the morning, he/she begins to ponder the many questions of life. What is my purpose? Is there a way to become more than myself? At what point do you just commit to staying awake until your 10 A.M. How can milk from market have a 3 week sell by date? Why am I still awake typing this email? More importantly, WHY ARE YOU STILL UP READING IT???
Goodnight/Happy Humpday everyone, I'll see you in a few hours
Nature Nick

# I'm going to add one more question to the list above, why does Pitt WiFi insist on being slow when I need to send 3000 emails? It's like the university gave us a bowl of chili...and a set of chop sticks.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

POC Paradox

Is this Troy again, or is Nick back in action??? Stay tuned to find out (#SPOILER-It's Nick [or is it], and our POC president [possibly me] is Troy-ly a good person for helping me [you don't even have a clue to who this is anymore] out last week).

First, REEL ROCK WAS AWESOME!!! For another year in a row, the film was great, and we bonded as a club (awwwwww). And even though my (and everyone else's) hopes of winning one of the raffle prizes was shattered (much like Connor's ankle) we all still had a pretty dope time, just like the climber's at the Lower Merced River (Reel Rock Reference, if you didn't make it, ask because its hilarious).

Let's get down to brass tacks my outdoorsy people of Pitt. Do you love West Virginia? How 'bout slightly better weather than what we have here (emphasis on slightly)? Beautiful rolling hills of Autumn's amber colors? What about walking for long distances while simultaneously hauling all that you need to survive this grand environment on your back and no signs of civilization for miles around. Well, if the first 3 sounded appealing, they make up for the 4th. What am I even talking about at this point you might ask? DOLLY SODS of course!!!! This is THE, with a capital T,H,&E hiking/backpacking trip of the year, led by our own resident ranger Erik (Commanding Whiskers) Jensen. It is a fantastic experience and the signups will be shown after this brief but important info bulletin.
#NOTE: If you want to come on the Dolly Sods trip, you MUST (it's a requirement) have appropriate shoes for the excursion, no exceptions.

Here's the (hero of the Legend of Zelda games)>> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1qInVadAtO1KBzZtwicVmF3aFWdr5C32B9aai594KGk8/edit#gid=0

Are you feeling lucky, punk? Well you should, because being the 1000th person to read this email, you've just won a new car! Well, maybe not a new car, but how about a chance to get on this exclusive Venture Outdoors climbing trip, Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm. It's near Dunbar PA, and from what I've seen on Mtn Project, it's a pretty nice area. Don't wait, sign up while supplies last.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ThqPm7pW4goHCGnjwQpGaravZTHNx-qg7y9GMrDgn0o/edit#gid=0

Seneca is closing in on us folks. And you know what that means: Workshops, which indirectly means quality time with your man, Joey DeShane. I mean, how could you not like spending time with the guy who is obviously going to take over the "Most Interesting Man in the World" commercials one day? Well, you know the drill, turn down for sign ups:
#NOTE: There are 2, and yes you have to sign up and attend both to climb at Seneca.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1eUmYpSLFUQXJUpDkiOhUTFUFcJ7wMh9IqMGzwX7STZg/edit#gid=143217172

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1x1VDUp7mAxl5iNggbN2vbCfEuAEazspIrExX2F5IUJ0/edit#gid=1010115279

Well I'll see you crazy kids next Tuesday, your pal Connor (WHHHAAAAATTTTT???????). Nope, it actually is Nick but now I assume you are so distrustful you won't believe anything I type here anyway. Enjoy your Wednesday (<Who decided how to spell this word)

Saturday, October 11, 2014

A POC email, ON A SATURDAY???

Hello Fellow Friends of Future Foresty Endeavors (FFFFE). Yes it may be odd, but this is an important announcement for the POC. One of our members has come up with a T-shirt design for this year and we will begin taking orders (sizes and money) at the informal meeting this Tuesday (which will take place after the REEL ROCK event at Carnegie), as well as the next meeting. We will have some more info for you at these meetings but if you want to show some POC pride, come order a t-shirt. You can all thank our caving chair Jordi (you rock Jordi) for coming up with the design which will be featured below the next announcement.

Also, due to the extended holiday weekend, there will be no Frisbee this Sunday because a large portion of the university, (including me) have gone home.

Now for the designs:

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

POC: Perfectly Outstanding Club

This email is all about the cold, hard, facts (Mainly because I have a shit ton of work to do) so here we go.

This weekend, our backpacking chair Erik will be taking out an awesome weekend long backpacking trip. If you like walking around in the wilderness with friends, this is your trip.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1EbkEBtfPkFzVhuqHbgGZODaUiIpNReH9fmj7hZqUNGo/edit?usp=sharing

Those of you looking to take part in PMADD with an affiliate club (Food Recovery Heroes) sign up by Friday to get in touch with your volunteering side.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pitt-make-a-difference-day-
pmadd-2014-registration-12385552521


Seneca (our graduate climbing trip) comes up in a month. To go on this trip, you must take part in all four of the climbing workshops held in the next few weeks. They start today so make sure you sign up. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1L69wtuhFvfqgXvFGBVm0VgKFWlGlyl1E3qiv3yIiuJw/edit#gid=0

Skydiving this weekend, WOOO!!! We have 9 jumpers so hopefully we aren't 9 members short next Tuesday.

Frisbeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! We will be playing Frisbee with the club Friday's 5-7 and Sunday's 2-4 on the Pete lawn STARTING THIS SUNDAY.

Jordi will be holding a caving trip in two weeks (weekend of fall break). More to come on that.

Finally, cue the sad trumpet music as we mourn the loss of taco Tuesday. It ended abruptly and we will miss it greatly. Come to Q'Doba Friday at 1 for the last burrito Friday. NEVER FORGET!!!

Once again, sorry for the shitty email, but they can't all be winners.
Nick

POC: Perfectly Outstanding Club

This email is all about the cold, hard, facts (Mainly because I have a shit ton of work to do) so here we go.

This weekend, our backpacking chair Erik will be taking out an awesome weekend long backpacking trip. If you like walking around in the wilderness with friends, this is your trip. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1EbkEBtfPkFzVhuqHbgGZODaUiIpNReH9fmj7hZqUNGo/edit?usp=sharing

Those of you looking to take part in PMADD with an affiliate club (Food Recovery Heroes) sign up by Friday to get in touch with your volunteering side.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pitt-make-a-difference-day-pmadd-2014-registration-12385552521

Seneca (our graduate climbing trip) comes up in a month. To go on this trip, you must take part in all four of the climbing workshops held in the next few weeks. They start today so make sure you sign up. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1L69wtuhFvfqgXvFGBVm0VgKFWlGlyl1E3qiv3yIiuJw/edit#gid=0

Skydiving this weekend, WOOO!!! We have 9 jumpers so hopefully we aren't 9 members short next Tuesday.

Frisbeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! We will be playing Frisbee with the club Friday's 5-7 and Sunday's 2-4 on the Pete lawn STARTING THIS SUNDAY.

Jordi will be holding a caving trip in two weeks (weekend of fall break). More to come on that.

Finally, cue the sad trumpet music as we mourn the loss of taco Tuesday. It ended abruptly and we will miss it greatly. Come to Q'Doba Friday at 1 for the last burrito Friday. NEVER FORGET!!!

Once again, sorry for the shitty email, but they can't all be winners.

Nick