Merge Wright: Texting With Mt. Everest

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Texting with Mt. Everest

One thing for sure, climbing Mt. Everest is not on my bucket list. But Rankesh Gurung and I chat occasionally about the music of Nepal. He has a song out right now his second love I am guessing, his first is the travel business. He welcomes mountain climbers as well as those just wanting to visit the area of the worlds tallest mountain. He organizes sherpas to help those on the trek and offers other services in the travel field. I listened to his current song and it wasn’t bad. I don’t think he could make it on America's Got Talent or American Idol but might on Nepal’s Got Talent. 

It just makes one realize that we are the same all over the world. We have our family, our work and we have our other loves...music, sports, church, running, racing cars, climbing mountains, to some all of the aforementioned. When Rankesh and I were chatting on Face Book last week, it was evening about 8:30, I had no idea what time it was there. He hit me with an instant message, that’s what got us started writing back and forth. 

I met Rankesh on Face Book through a lady in Springboro that had visited Nepal in 2012. I wrote a column about Rene’s visit and somehow Rankesh and I became friends. Today, one can be sitting in their living room watching television and an instant message beeps in on your smart phone from Mt. Everest and off you go texting back and forth like you were chatting with someone down the road or across town. 

Lucy even said, “Who are you writing or texting to?” 

“Just a friend over by Mt. Everest, I replied. “What!” “Yes, Mt Everest.” 

She didn’t believe me at first. I have friends that don’t believe in smart phones, cell phones or anything high tech. They would think my texting back and forth to Mt. Everest would be foolish. Good for them, enjoy life the way you like it I always say. When someone at a checkout asks if I want a receipt I say no thank you… I’ve got it right here on my smart phone already. So whether you’re paying for something with your debit/credit card or chatting with your neighbor or a friend half way around the world today’s technology makes it easy, simple and fun. Who knows we might have Rankesh do a concert at North Park some year. He’d like that.

Three cute girls were skipping down the phunny side of the street Monday morning when they ran across this phunny that was provided by the local intelligentsia. Please enjoy: There were three Indian squaws. One slept on a deer skin, one slept on an elk skin, and the third slept on a hippopotamus skin. All three became pregnant. The first two each had a baby boy. The one who slept on the hippopotamus skin had twin boys. This just goes to prove that… the squaw of the hippopotamus is equal to the sons of the squaws of the other two hides. (I know it’s a mathematical equation and difficult for some to understand) LOL

Have an awesome summer weekend. And remember NO TEXTING WHILE DRIVING and that means golf carts too.

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