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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 27, 2013 - 08:23pm PT
Sewer? Thread? Paint? Birds?

I just found out that Coffee Bandits has a monthly BAD FICTION NIGHT!

I have an affliction: an affinity for bad fiction. I'd say I'm hooked on it, but there's nothing funny about addicttion, even when it has two t's.
Please don't be cross with me.

An addiction is worse than a penchant, by far.

Penchant, now there's one for Punch.

It's made for Mad.

But not the type for Time.

Two doppio day.

Four espressos.

The Farmers' Market was fun. Lots and lots of pictures to look thru.

The Youth Baseball Annual Spring Parade was at 10:30 on Main St. That was almost Too Cute. Many more pictures to look thru.

And then to the Coffee Bandits, taking photos of Volunteers for I Love Merced Day, cleaning up the city. Even more to look thru.

But there are other things to do first.



neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 27, 2013 - 08:55pm PT
hey there say, mouse...

wow, if you get a picture of a sewer (manhole-cover), with a bit of chipped paint, and some discarded thread dropped upon it, with birds standing there, studying that ol' thread,

i think you'll tie this all in quite well... :)

*wow, thanks for the 'i love merced' info and all,
it sounds very nice...


god bless, to you this eve, and of course, always,
but the eve, first, as it is now upon this
end of the taco-shelf... :)
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 27, 2013 - 10:05pm PT
Rock Under Chopin

Does Anybody Know the “Beatles?”
Does Anybody Care that they are half “Dead?”

If Chopin rode a chopper
And Napoleon took a nap
We’d have soothing rock n’ roll
And a greatly different map

If Harding free-climbed harder
And Ed did more hard aid
Our guidebook still would not be done
Perhaps he should be paid


Lowered Expectation

If everyone throughout history
who ever wanted to be someone
but became somebody else instead
were lined neatly toe to head,

I don’t know what would happen.
Would they reach around the moon?
Could someone or somebody tell me then,
if they do it anytime soon?
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Apr 28, 2013 - 11:13am PT
say neebee, hey there

wow, if you get a picture of a sewer (manhole-cover), with a bit of chipped paint, and some discarded thread dropped upon it, with birds standing there, studying that ol' thread,

These birds have flown, except for one, but perhaps they could be rounded back up.

Does one round up birds, or just tempt them into place? I know we tempt the humming birds with a red and yellow feeder.



Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Apr 28, 2013 - 01:23pm PT
Mésange--in the Castagniccia of Corsica 2011
Mésange--in the Castagniccia of Corsica 2011
Credit: Gypsy

This bird hadn't flown but was certainly thinking about it and I imagine it has flown since I took this photo...

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 28, 2013 - 02:01pm PT
Qhy is it qualled a feather boa?

Qetzlcoatl that about, anyhoa?

Snakes fly on planes.

Sometimes ya just gotta say, oh bruddah!

http://www.allposters.com/-sp/A-Traditional-Hawaiian-Feather-Cape-Composed-of-Feathers-from-Native-Birds-Posters_i4000927_.htm

Aloha.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 28, 2013 - 02:14pm PT
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=606532&tn=274

Thank you, Marlow!

Who do you think wrote this guidebook for flying in the world?

Daedalus?

Sergeant Dolt?

Ron Kauk?
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Apr 28, 2013 - 02:38pm PT
Mouse.

Hehe..

I'll leave me a hole in the fence...

I don't know. It's a great meditation...
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Apr 28, 2013 - 05:07pm PT
Credit: zBrown
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 28, 2013 - 09:18pm PT
Paperston, bring me some shears.
What would you do if I sang out of tune?
Would you make me climb Whitney?
Credit: Jim Shirley
Lend me your ear and I'll sing you a song
Better yet, I'll let Jimmy welcome ya to Monday.


Credit: Jim Shirley
The week's seven days long.
Mount Shirley.
Mount Shirley.
Credit: Jim Whitney
It's a long week.

Sigh...

zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Apr 28, 2013 - 11:06pm PT
was going to put this somewhere else, but here it is, where I think it belongs - hope y'all like it

KCET, KQED, KLOS, KMET, KPFA, KPFK

OK
Special K?


it's 1/2 an hour

zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Apr 28, 2013 - 11:53pm PT
Speaking of historic photos


VP, President of PSA, & Unidentified white-haired guy - birth of the L...
VP, President of PSA, & Unidentified white-haired guy - birth of the L1011
Credit: Andrew Warhol
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Apr 29, 2013 - 12:19am PT
Leaving aside for the moment Frank, Nancy, Frank Jr., it appears that the best rhyme for Sinatra is Sumatra.

This rather statuesque fellow resides there in Bukit Lawang.

If I could pronounce it, then I bet I could come up with some interesting rhymes.



Be that as it may, for the sake of perspective or perhaps sneeking another peek through those infamous doors of perception:

The Great Sumatran fault runs the entire length of the island along its west coast. On 26 December 2004, the western coast and islands of Sumatra, particularly Aceh province, were struck by a tsunami following an Indian Ocean earthquake. More than 170,000 Indonesians were killed, primarily in Aceh.

In any event to get back on track, Nancy and Frank are not common names in Sumatra. Where Martino Antonio & Natalie Della came up with those names remains a mystery (to those who think about such things).
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 29, 2013 - 01:16am PT
He's giving the F-I-S-H cheer in Sumatran Alphabetic Body Language.
Gimme an F!

This is me wondering what can possibly go wrong.
View from the base of Steck-Salathe.  1976ish.
View from the base of Steck-Salathe. 1976ish.
Credit: Jim Shirley
Gimme an I!

This is Sentinel, without sentiment.
Sentinel sits and waits and watches silently.
Sentinel sits and waits and watches silently.
Credit: Jim Shirley
Gimme and S!

Looking down on another valley from a much HIGHER spot.
East of Whitney lies Nevada.  That's it way out there somewhere.  This...
East of Whitney lies Nevada. That's it way out there somewhere. This is pretty cool up here. No date.
Credit: Jim Shirley
Gimme an H!

What's that spell?

Bukit lawang! It looks like "fish," though. It's silly, but the language was created by an Irishman who came to live in Sumatra. He was afraid of tarantulas, BTW.
http://sites.google.com/site/asianarboreals/cyriopagopussp.%22sumatrantiger%22

Distribution:
Somewhere in West Sumatra.

So Ron, STFA from W. Sumatra. I plan on it. I'd rather drink it than go there.

Looking to the southeast from Whitney, I suppose.
Looking to the southeast from Whitney, I suppose.
Credit: Jim Shirley
Looking over at Keeler & Day Needles.
Looking over at Keeler & Day Needles.
Credit: Jim Shirley
I now felt I had really become a mountain climber. The east face of Mount Whitney was what all my early reading had prepared me for: a real wall in the high mountains. When I started climbing I had, in my mind’s eye, targeted mountains. I had progressed from Stoney Point to Tahquitz, then Yosemite, and now the Palisades and Whitney. From here, I thought it would be just another step to the Alps, the Andes, and the Himalayas: the big peaks. But those mountains were very far away, and I didn’t know how to reach them. I knew it took a lot of money, and I didn’t have any. But I had a thumb, and one of the world's best climbing areas was only a few hours away.--Royal Robbins, Fail Falling


to the SCSeagoat--
I hope you enjoyed the short visit you had in Yosemite. Thanks for your support for our eclecticism and obscurity here. Middle Earthlings are just this way, in large part. Right, zBrown?

I had hoped I could say that you ain't seen nothin' yet, but the more I learn of you, in various threads, I am not so sure of that at all!

The Pinnacles.  This trip the rock burned up behind me.  But the rope ...
The Pinnacles. This trip the rock burned up behind me. But the rope didn't melt. It took forever for it not to melt. I hoped it wouldn't. It didn't. Whew!
Credit: Jim Shirley

I have plans for the morrow.
What could possibly go wrong?
See ya at the movies.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 29, 2013 - 02:36am PT
sixties survivor who once hosted a guy called Jerry Coe, any news?
sixties survivor who once hosted a guy called Jerry Coe, any news?
Credit: billyboots

To Billyboots--

I just found this photo on a photo search for Jerry Coe. I don't know a thing, just that he's not around these parts. I've looked.
Jerry Coe trying to keep up.  Believe it or not...
Jerry Coe trying to keep up. Believe it or not...
Credit: mouse from merced
The mysterious Fresnan J. Coe, formerly a RCS guy.
Worked for the State Conservation Corps.
Lived in Murphys, CA.
Kept bees.
Licked his honey.
Married to Renee.
Divorced from Renee.
Possible removal to Tierra del Fuego?
Dream of crossing the Andes and kayaking to the sea.
Ah, these chickie-babies...
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Apr 29, 2013 - 03:28pm PT
One of the contingencies we had to plan for. The mouse-kat-terrors:

Athos, Portos, D'Artagnan, Aramis - I really had no idea that D'Artagnan and Aramis were twins, but the camera does not lie.



If die mouse sayz it - it must be so, but I thought this show was acoustic, not eclectic.

Hope nobody boos.




LilaBiene

Trad climber
Apr 29, 2013 - 09:41pm PT
I'm a little late to the party...but speaking of Zeros...



Janglin'...a good tune for your musings and wanderings, Mouse...

A Mouse with a heart of gold.

A giving heart, so beautiful...tears fell from my eyes reading about the 93d... and onto the pages of history...yet to be lived.

He's mad as Hell at me for something...something I'm to have figured out by now. Or perhaps something that is in front of me that I have yet to realize or put together. I wish I could set his spirit free...I just...don't...know...how...

If only you, and Neebs, and LostinShanghai knew how much I appreciate how much love you've shown me. <3

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 30, 2013 - 05:49am PT
Trip Report (sub-topic).

"Sentinella."

Another quick but exhausting day trip on the YARTS bus from Merced.

Mark Morrison, the lead driver for the YARTS Merced/Yosemite run since the eighties, is back from his semi-annual return to Sow Thafreeka. I met Mark, a rock climber too, in the eighties at Mark Tuttle's climbing/backpacking/biking store downtown. (It's no longer operating as TOE retail, but TOE is a wholesale brand of packs and things.

Mark M. participated in the Cape Argus bike race, the largest of all timed races. It folows a rugged route on SA's "Cape Coast," you might call it. they get several thousand entrants yearly.

Here's a video.

Here's a map of the course.
Credit: mouse from merced

Mark has completed all twelve he's entered. He bikes constantly here, and when I asked who he rides with, he said, "Alone. Kevin (owner of the local bike emporium) and his group ride to Snelling on the same boring run three times a week. I want none of that. I ride Bear creek out to Planada and Cunningham road to Le Grand and then over to Plainsburg." (more or less)

He told me he fell downclimbing Positively 4th STreet, too, several years back, and that's on top of having had his knee crushed by a car, spending two years rehabbing on crutches from that one. He fell on the easier 5.7 moves at the bottom, and had been soloing P4S for years when he had down time waiting for the return to Merced on his bus. He hobbled back to the bus from Middle Bro (there's a place to park the bus across the street from the toe of Little Brother, Believe It or Not!), drove it to pick up his returning passengers and drove them to Merced, then went to the hospital.

It's hard, he said, to get a partner in the afternoon, even on a daily basis. He climbed with Mark Tuttle because they both lived in Merced at that time. He's also climbed with Ron Skelton from El Portal, I think. Mark M. is a hardman and I will thank him for the rides here in public.

Mark, for what it's worth, thanks.

Mark lurks. Beware the eyes of Mark.

I'll be Tripping Reporting when the dawn comes. For now, off to the slumber yard.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 30, 2013 - 09:03am PT
Manan this will be, Luke.
Manan this will be, Luke.
Credit: mouse from merced
Wake up!

It's TODAY!

Wake up wake up
The dawn is here
The air is full of atmosphere
Etc.

It's best to stand up before you walk out. Ringo knew that, Joe Cocker knew that. Even their best freinds knew that.

What are stand-up friends for, anyway?

Two things, actually, standing up, then walking out, unless they were not offered a seat to begin with. If it's SRO, Y then, you're SOL.

I love the kittens, Mr. zBrown-in-melted-heart-butter!!!! One for each of my fingers! Just right....

I miss my kitties, even though it's sixteen years since I had any. Literally.

Miss Kitty Amanda Russell, three first names.

Miss Amanda.
Miss Amanda.
Credit: GI
What's up, Doc? How's it hangin', Festus.

Another person with three first names...


For Camila Borisov

Miss Katie Beth Sue

There once was a girl named Katie Beth Sue
With golden hair and eyes of blue
She'd plant flowers by day, feed the hungry at night
She was cheerful and kind and did everything right.

She lived by the shore in a quaint little hut
With a smile on her face (attitude changes) and a sore on her butt!
Her nose was enourmous, her ears were humongous
She had B. O. and bad breath and under arm fungus!

She wore glasses so large they needed windshield wipers
And under her dresses were fluffy white diapers!
She had the face of a dog and the mouth of a pig
Her pads were too small and her bra was too big!

She was mean and obnoxious and always quite rude
She went to her junior high dance in the nude!
Since she never wore shoes she had many a blister
People would ask her, "What's wrong with you, sister!"

Her teeth were so yellow--(choke and collapse)

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 30, 2013 - 10:34am PT
Credit: mouse from merced
neebee, lookit!

According to Mark Morrison, Chapman's Peak is the ass-, pardon, butt-kickingest part of this race around the Argus Peninsula.

Like that means anything, not being a bicycle racer, just a poke-along nowadays... :)

On the map, Chapman's Peak is number 11, on the Atlantic coast, near the top left of the peninsula on Hout Bay/UCANGOOGLEARTHIT.
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