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1. At 15 years old, Ashima Shiraishi is the best rock climber in the world. Setting records left and right, this teen from New York City promises to be not only the best female rock climber around, but in a sport that is quickly becoming dominated by women, the best rock climber who ever lived. Male or female. How about that for kicking ass?!

2. "Inspiration is for amateurs, the rest of us just show up and get to work." Chuck Close

3. I do not like the cold. I knew this, but it bears repeating.

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