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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 16, 2013 - 04:46pm PT
And I just had an email from Larry Jones.

Let's see, dinner with CO Williams (chili cheese dogs, fries, o-rings and wine), a missive accompanied by infoon the name Aisha, as well as this about that.

Credit: mouse from merced
Is someone trying to say somthing to me?
Credit: mouse from merced

"I've attached the pic I was working from so you can see what I was trying to match. I agree the blue is a bit much, but I had painted it at least three times and Frank and I were getting tired of it. Remember that rivers, as with all bodies of water, act as mirrors and reflect the sky."

I wonder about the coincidence but let's chalk it up to God's knowing more than me.

I will say this--the bridge over the Merced River in the photo has obscured the reflection of the sky on the surface of the water. Larry ignored the shadow entirely. Free to paint it how you see it or want to see it. Not the case in portraiture. I appreciate the pains you are taking with the eyes, neebee. Sounds like you know how to go about it, too. What, me worry?
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Mar 16, 2013 - 06:09pm PT
As Prince Buster observes in "Hard Man fe Dead"

Them seh, the cat's got a nine life
But this man got ninety-nine life, cause...
Them pick him up, you lick him down,
Him bounce right back,
What a hard man fe dead! (Hard man fe dead!)

Them boil one pot of chocolate tea.
And all the fried fish they caught in the sea
They also got six quart o' rum
Saying that they waiting for the nine night to come

It gets me to wondering just what the nine night is, so:

zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Mar 16, 2013 - 10:21pm PT
Gypsy - check it out


http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=539369&msg=2094457#msg2094457
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Mar 16, 2013 - 11:00pm PT
hey there say, zbrown...


awwwwwwwww, that IS SO CUTE.. with your aunt there, behind you, :)


once again, mouse, enjoyed all the merced art info... :)


oh, and say:
liked them ol train-type machines on track, too, :)
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 16, 2013 - 11:04pm PT
Who in our circle missed out on Pi on March 14?

Too bad, it will never repeat itself.


http://www.qwantz.com/index.php?comic=955
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 17, 2013 - 07:33pm PT
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
I'm right the heck where I've always been.  Sixteenth and N Sixteenth ...
I'm right the heck where I've always been. Sixteenth and N Sixteenth and N Sixteenth and N, it'll never end.
Credit: mouse from merced
The Merced Transpo Center, our Bus Line Hub.
This is on the old SP tracks, now BN. There is no Amtrak service here. It is on the Santa Fe across town about a half a mile.

It seems cockamamie to me to call it the transpo CENTER, when the bulk of Yosemite tourist traffic is through the train, not the Greyhound, which stops here, but not at the Amtrak. The riders of the Greyhound can catch the YARTS bus here, however, and this is where the bulk of Yosemite workers board, too. It is one block off of West Main ST. There is a connecting city bus from station to station, as well. You just have to be able to read the posted schedules and ASK THE BUS DRIVER, cuz it's not easy.

I'm mentioning this only because I met lots and lots of sojourners to Yosemite in the used bookstore, wandering around killing time on their way to/from the Amtrak or the Transpo. We had a visitors' book they could sign to make them feel homesick, I guess. It made for a good keepsake for the family when the owner of the shop passed.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 17, 2013 - 07:54pm PT
Marlow/Always There/They're/Their


zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Mar 17, 2013 - 07:55pm PT
say there hey, Neebee

Glad you liked the photo. It was taken in CA, but my aunt lived her life in Michigan. Her husband, Uncle Bill, took care of my mom on the farm there in Ironwood, after my grandfather died.


So Mouse, not only do you hang with Tim Leary's bro, you also get email from Mr. Jones.

I know something's happening, just don't know what it is.

Some of those cows would boogie on away when I tried to catch 'em. Kinda catch as catch can you might say.



How are moo?




mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 17, 2013 - 08:47pm PT
Credit: GhostTown/USA
The Rev's place in Greeley Hill, prior to remodeling. (Actually, it's a cabin at the Arbor Mine.)

The closest RR was the YVRR, not to be confused with the REAL RR.
Credit: GodAbove

The closest glacier was at El Portal.

The closest laundry was in the back of the shack. You needed to supply everything from soap to nuts.
http://www.soapnutsniagara.ca/
It wasn't Ivory that was dumped off Glacier Point, zBrown, back then, they hadn't any...it was glowing soap nuts.

The closest gold in them hills was where ya found it.

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 17, 2013 - 09:07pm PT
Mouse, I hope you don't own a Honda because they're palm tree magnets...

Credit: Reilly
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 17, 2013 - 09:29pm PT
the sounds of silence are

car horns and alarm bells

the cyclone moves on



I have no car but

my other car, a vintage

Mercury Zephyr


Hard-working Flames Special at the Vast Round Pup Round-up.
Hard-working Flames Special at the Vast Round Pup Round-up.
Credit: Horse and Driver
The Mercury Zephyr was a compact car sold by the Lincoln-Mercury division of Ford Motor Company for the North American market. Introduced as a replacement for the Mercury Comet, it was produced from 1978 to 1983.

Along with its corporate cousin, the Ford Fairmont, it was the first use in the Mercury division of the long-lived unibody Fox platform, which did not completely leave production until 2004.

Zephyr, taken from a poetic name for the west wind, has a considerable history in the Ford line. Yee-haw!

It was first used in the late 1930s for a smaller, less expensive Lincoln, which provided the basis for the first Continental. From 1950 to 1972, it was used on a European Ford model. In 2006, it returned to the Lincoln line once again.

They are now extinct. Kaput. No mas.

A little-known fact, the line-dancing craze started in Detroit.




neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Mar 17, 2013 - 10:51pm PT
hey there say, zbrown, ... i think i remeber you mentioneing ironwood, now that i think on it... and the farm, too...

thanks again for sharing...


and now:

mouse:

that is SOME PALM TREE angle...

(hope it not encourage the tree that fell into rielly's pic, ;)


oh my, :)
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 17, 2013 - 11:10pm PT
Happy Saint Paddy's to ye, one and sundry.


Threads I've thought of beginning, but it's the same game as Name Your Next Climb: Memorable, meaningful, brief, and witty.

What did you have for breakfast? (OT)
What is your favorite OT thread? (OT)
Pull red or pull blue?
Partners, hmph!
Famous climbing drunks.
Vietnam: Is socialism becoming more beautiul with tiem?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 17, 2013 - 11:58pm PT
Non sequitur.
It's metric magic!
It's metric magic!
Credit: somebody out there claim it
Nose-talgia back in a day. NBIAD, eh?

And Werner did it first!

zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Mar 18, 2013 - 12:04am PT
Seems to me a rather dramatic way to attract folks to a VW car lot. It appears that the time frame of that photo would be in an age when everybody already had a VW anyway.

Now if this rather fit looking fellow was trying to tempt folks to either Politics or God or Science or Religion, that would be a different story altogther.

sail the ship
chop the tree
skip the rope
look at me

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 18, 2013 - 12:13am PT
Ya played right inta my hands, zBrown.

Time was...just as I slipped out, these slipped in.

So, to honor good intentions for the next few months, including the old geezers--


Climb the rock.

Belay me.

Down in dear

old Joshooie.


Take in slack.

Pick the Nose.

Find more to climb.

Look at those!


Cathedral Rocks.

Tahquitz, too.

Find a route.

Climb it,

you!


Spring has come.

Won't be long.

School is out.

Snow is gone!
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Mar 18, 2013 - 12:22am PT
Thanks for allowing me in.

Was that Aces over eights?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 18, 2013 - 12:27am PT
Anchor joke!

Lead balloon!

Deadman.

Spoke too soon.

I said non sequitur!

Credit: thomaspluck.com
It's another Zombie!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 18, 2013 - 12:45am PT
We tried the Coon-Sanders route.
Credit: GI
They made radio famous.
But our ukes were not in tune and wouldn't get in tune.
So we bailed, that day, infamously. Literally.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DktKsP-CYGg]
It rained hard in early May. Just like it did for dear old Bob.
Credit: GI
neebee, notice the knit hat. He's better now.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 18, 2013 - 10:34am PT
Heading out the window right now.
Gonna find the "Streets of Bakersfield" somehow.
The day looks south to me.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Smokestsack Lightning on the horizon.
Grateful Dead version, 1967.
"Sound lak a Vagra c'mmershl, Pa."
http://www.wolfgangsvault.com/grateful-dead/concerts/winterland-march-18-1967-set-1.html?utm_source=CVNL&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=130318

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