The Roast of Steve Loynd ....

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A good cause for a good heart …

 

The Roast of Steve Loynd:

 

Before I get into details, specifics, and slander that may put in play my own umbrella policy … I want to  send a message to a man. Steve Loynd, there’s an abundance of people who care for you.  They like you.  Dare I write that they admire you.  So, well wishes my man.  I can only hope that this provides a bit of chicken soup for a stellar soul.

 

I “met” Steve Loynd in our early days on Active Rain. He was one of my early supporters, even when I wrote crap.  That, in of itself, is impressive since I wrote an abundance of it back in the day. But he’d comment and add his two pennies and be on his way.  Almost everytime.

 

Who was this Steve Loynd guy anyway? 

 

So I went to his blog.  I saw mountains, high places, and mountains.  That will prove ironic momentarily.

 

His blog was a vision.  An art form brought to life about something greater than the common land we habitate.

 

I actually started following his blog and found myself (gulp), actually enjoying it.  Years later, here I sit writing my first piece of crap blog in a long time after finding out Mr. Loynd fell off a high place and injured himself.  There’s nothing really funny about that on the surface (especially when he landed on it) but what a doof!

 

Listen Steve, I don’t formally know you and there are few ways to be nice about this … but what the heck were you doing on a 30 foot ladder?  I saw you shirt-less, even before this, and wouldn’t trust you on a foot stool.

 

Good grief, lad.  John Denver called, “At least he was in a plane.”  You are in freaking New Hampshire!

 

While I don’t mean to harp on this, let’s invest in a net and severe training via the Ninja Warrior work-out going forward. 

 

Steve will survive all this but my major concern is Steve is a pretty good looking guy.  Remember Don Johnson from Miami Vice? Yep, that’s Steve.  Just without the chest hair and WITH falling off a god damn 30 ft. ladder!  And now he lay temporarily out of commission (no pun intended) because he thought New Hampshire was Colorado and he could invoke John Denver into his funeral proceedings.  No such luck, chap.  You’re scarred, not broken.  Not yet.

 

Seriously Steve, the next time you climb that proverbial stairway to heaven, make sure you are right with God.  Or at least have a competent ladder. 

 

And a net ….

 

And a spotter …

 

And an account with Aflac …

 

Steve Loynd, I know you like I know you.  But when I read and saw, my heart did a hiccup that isn’t to be taken lightly. 

 

Steve Loynd, there’s an abundance of people who care for you.  They like you.  Dare I write that they admire you.  So, well wishes my man.  I can only hope that this provided a bit of chicken soup for a stellar soul.

 

Get well, buddy.  Knock on heaven’s door another time.  They ain’t ready yet.

 

And get off the freaking ladder!

 

Gently ... ;)

 

 

Sardi

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Jason Sardi
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Thank you, Lyn:)  Anything for Steve!

Aug 13, 2015 03:21 AM #34
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Greg Nino
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Great post. Very creative. He's an awesome guy and I've followed him for years. I am glad he's alive. Very scary.

Aug 13, 2015 04:35 AM #35
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Craig Rutman
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<------ Even this guy wouldn't get on a 30 foot ladder and he's not the sharpest tack on the board! Get well soon Steve and from now on.... stick to ground level chores!

Aug 13, 2015 04:41 AM #36
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Greg - Thanks my man!  Yes, very scary.  

Rutman - Yeah, I recall corresponding with you and thinking to myself, "Damn, that guy isn't very bright.  If you were to put his brain in a bird, the thing would likely fly backward." ;)

Aug 13, 2015 05:21 AM #37
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Sharon Tara
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Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof 

I found a picture of  White Mountain Grizzly Steve for you.....

Aug 13, 2015 07:21 AM #38
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Good catch, Patricia!  :)

Aug 13, 2015 07:27 AM #39
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Wish I could give you 10 gold stars for that photo Sharon Tara - Steve IS the Grizzly Man of the beautiful White Mountains!!! That's a GREAT new profile for him!

By the way Jason Sardi - I once fell off an 8 foot ladder cleaning gutters on my house and fell over the adjoining fence with my neighbors. It was a very painful episode, especially since there was no one around and I was caught in the middle portion of my body handing like a rag doll. I finally decided to fall head first because going the other way would have ripped me apart more. I can't even imagine falling off a 30 foot ladder. Thank God he's alive!!! But then again, that just goes to prove, he's truly Grizzly Steve and nobody else can fill those big shoes!

Aug 13, 2015 07:35 AM #40
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P.S. Thank you Jason Sardi for being the Shepard Boy looking out for our flock and keeping us informed on the status of our AR friend, Grizzly Steve. I'm sure our friend Sharon Tara would agree!

Aug 13, 2015 08:05 AM #41
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Glad to hear Grizzly Steve will be on the mend soon, then he will have to shave and become just plain Steve again.

Aug 13, 2015 12:10 PM #42
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Jason - I'm a long time AR fossil that has always been addicted to your posts & humor.  I'm still waiting for your first novel by the way......   All of us peeps are pulling for Steve's recovery too!

Aug 13, 2015 11:18 PM #43
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Glad you wrote this for Steve, and yes, he is admired by many. Hope he heals. quickly.

Aug 14, 2015 12:41 AM #44
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Steve Loynd
Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., - Lincoln, NH
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Jason...the skipper, gilligan, professor and the rest...thanks for you comments and concerns. I am home and happy to see some light on the horizon. It will be many weeks before I can get out of this wheelchair...but a full recovery looks good. Much love to my AR peeps.

Aug 18, 2015 11:10 PM #45
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Sardi - I am glad you showed up for the roast to let everybody know what's going on with Steve.

 

Steve Loynd - Glad to hear that there is light on the horizon.

 

Aug 19, 2015 03:14 PM #46
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Aug 19, 2015 11:51 PM #47
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Jason- I have no idea how I missed this but I hope this is the first of many more to come. And to Steve Loynd I hope you are on recovery road and will have nothing more to do with ladders. That said, at least your fall got Jason Sardi to step up to the keyboard for us!

Aug 20, 2015 01:55 AM #48
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A stellar blog for a stellar soul... thank you Jason!  Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to Steve Loynd!

Aug 20, 2015 05:42 AM #49
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So glad he is doing better, he will be back before you know it.

Aug 21, 2015 10:53 AM #50
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Glad I found the poat that Tammy Lankford wrote and then mentioned your post Jason. I always liked Steve's photos. Praying for a speedy recovery for Steve.

 

Aug 23, 2015 09:49 AM #51
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Hello Jason ... love your kind words about Steve and Steve and VB go back many years also. Wonderful photographer, AR member and I hope he's getting better ;o)

Aug 29, 2015 03:49 AM #52
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Steve Loynd
Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., - Lincoln, NH
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Robert Swetz ... I am truly looking forward to getting back in to the woods...with a camers. I am feeling better, but still stuck in a wheel chair, going on 3 weeks... the good news, I can recover fully and get back to all I can do.

Aug 29, 2015 10:48 PM #53
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