RR: Ok, can I bowguard you for rock talk? Do you- are you into rocks? I know you’re into rocks. Are you into rocks?
Mike: Into rocks?
Dan: Are you a rockthumper?
Mike: No, I should be though, sounds like it.
Dan: You’re fine.
RR: You’re great. ‘Sup Kent?
Kent: Hey, how are you kids doin’?
Mike: Doin’ good, old man.
Kent: I know, right?
RR: So, Dan, tell me about your rocks.
Dan: I don’t even know where to start.
Dan: I have boxes of them. I have travelled with them for years and years in all kinds of different places. Um, I’m a geologist, I went to school for geology.
Dan: I don’t practice geology, but still enjoy it, but I wouldn’t- I’ve been collecting rocks since I was a little kid. Like it’d be,…even go out and visit my aunt. On her gravel driveway, I’d be pickin’ out agates out of the gravel driveway.
RR: Where are you from?
Dan: Portland. Portland, OR, born and raised.
Dan: Willamette, but..
Kent: She’s not from here.
Kent: Willamette Oregon, no such place, but whatever.
Dan: T-guard, Twillateen(sp?), I’ve heard ‘em all.
Dan: I was the exact same way when I moved out here. I’s be pronouncing stuff- I didn’t know how to pronounce Ponderay(sp?) for years.
Kent: That’s how he got his name, Box-o-Rocks.
Dan: I’m about as smart as one.
Kent: Our house is full of rocks.
Dan: Oh, yea?
Kent: We buy ‘em. Collect ‘em and buy ‘em wherever we go.
Mike: Another rockthumper!
RR: Yea! You wanna tell me about your rocks? I…
Kent: They’re hard, and big, and…beautiful.
Kent: A lot of ‘em are from South America.
Dan: Oh yea, so like a lot of nice gemstones?
RR: So like, crystals?
Kent: The….what’s that green stuff that’s poisonous? Has little swirls in it?
RR: That’s…such a vague….I….
Kent: No,…there’s a lot of green rocks that are poisonous…
Dan: There’s a lot them.
RR: Kryptonite, maybe?
Dan: Malachite, serpentanite,….Serpentanite might be poisonous.
Kent: Yea, the brain’s…..yea, it’s malachite. It’s a big green rock we have. It’s about this big, and it’s polished and it’s gorgeous. But yea, a lot of…a lot of South American stuff.
RR: Why… do you lik