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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 13, 2013 - 06:22pm PT
Good question.  This is the crux for most.
Good question. This is the crux for most.
Credit: mouse from merced
A question the Bard might consider worthy of an answer.  Nah, it's stu...
A question the Bard might consider worthy of an answer. Nah, it's stupid, Bruce.
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Werner:  "I'd tell you, Jeff, but I'd have to kill you; and that's my ...
Werner: "I'd tell you, Jeff, but I'd have to kill you; and that's my line, Azzhat!"
Credit: mouse from merced
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
May 13, 2013 - 06:40pm PT
Would that be a new Mousemobile?
Flamin Red of course.
The Donini bivy is a dive! LOL
The bitd b&w pics of the Flames are cool and new to our eyes.
Hope ya had fun on the trip I couldn't make, as always thanks for takin
us with ya.

Oh yeah, over 1800 posts on the Flame thread!!!
Rock on Mouse!
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
May 13, 2013 - 08:29pm PT
Nice work mouse.

Isn't Donini one of those musical climbers we've been hearing about?

¿dónde están los tres amigos ahora

¿Coors es grande, no

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 13, 2013 - 09:03pm PT
Tras Coors, amigo. Tras Coors, hombers.

Abba Zabba, baby!
Abba Zabba, baby!
Credit: mouse from merced
No, Jim's not o sole mio climber.

He loves climbing with others, not singing about it.

I must witness that Jim's one of the most self-effacing persons on this site.

I semi-quote the Rev: "Jim Donini is one of the best of us all. He never talked about himself or what he was doing, just went about it like we all knew we should be doing. No names, but he wasn't like a bunch of the rest of the top flight climbers. Nope, Donini's a good man."

And we know the Rev's record of truthfulness.

He says the same about WBraun, for the record. No qualifications or exceptions. STand-up guys.

And then there's the dichotomy.

Mathis got mentored by Millis, a stand-up guy when necessary. Still a lot of fun, but you'd hate to let your daughter marry the boy.
I got your Easy Rider right the f*#k here, Jack.
I got your Easy Rider right the f*#k here, Jack.
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 13, 2013 - 09:27pm PT
Phil Bircheff, Ms. Thompson, Millis, Mr. Rev, Jeff STubbs, Mouse.  Obs...
Phil Bircheff, Ms. Thompson, Millis, Mr. Rev, Jeff STubbs, Mouse. Obsidian Flat.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
At one of Millis' reunions.
Another Eastside ronnyvous.
Another Eastside ronnyvous.
Credit: mouse from merced/JEFF STUBBS' TIMER MOST LIKE
Phil B. on the ribs. Tom Crow. Gene Foolery. Jeff, Bill Nickell, Lauren, too. Nice bangs, baby! Chicken Skinner. Don Lauria. Roger D'Longnamer and Mary Lou Long. Ms. Hechtel. Chuck Cochrane. Jefe Stubburbs. Dennis Oakeshott. Ellie Hawkins.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 13, 2013 - 11:14pm PT
For our goodest friend neebee, even MORE real folks doin' real FUN stuff and then THANKING JESUS BY NAME (real quick prayer but a prayer) for the opportunity, Amen, let's eat...
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Where the critters came from.
Credit: mouse from merced
Where they found a new home.
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This guy wants a bone.
Credit: mouse from merced
You seen my new roan?
Not that Roper guy again?
Not that Roper guy again?
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Well have you seen MY new roan?
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Circle Bar Middle E?
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Sorry, pard. I don't think that's in the registry.
Seen any Indians?
Abba Zabba, memsahib.
Abba Zabba, memsahib.
Credit: mouse from merced
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
May 14, 2013 - 07:05am PT
Just a small sampling of "single-minded" Jim's repetoire
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado

I well recall the harmonizing of Tiny Tim and Miss Vicki.....sadly, short lived.
Apr 22, 2013 - 06:57pm PT

"Tiptoe thru the Tulips" by Tiny Tim, my absolute fave! The music died with Tiny.


Tip Toe Thru the Tulips- Tiny Tim.



mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 14, 2013 - 08:12am PT
I'd prefer Johnny Sompanato in the nasturtiums, but it's not my Turn, er somthin'.


Tulips. You know how to do it, STeve, you pucker.
photoid303118

Tere's likely awfully good, but that's just my expectoration. No basis except her position as she reveals all there on the couch.

Don't bother with flowers on my grave, lady.

"The cat was one of the last wild ones in the area.
She lived a life of independence, as had her mam.
She was solid black with a luster to the coat when she preened that turned to something...deeper than black?
Is that possible?
Can snow get any whiter?
What's snow, mam?"

About as possible as taming this felinefineandneverknewsnowdingyhaikuthingy
we all know and respect,
but who shall be remainless someday long in the future, I hope,
and nameless for now.

Keeping a feline as a pet didn't catch on quickly in the West, as
Egyptian cats could not be legally exported.

The Romans relied on ferrets.
Cowboy Larry kept a pet rat, Ratty.
And he smelled like halibut a lot.
He had a way with pussies and flat fish, both.

I conjure you...
I conjure you...
Credit: mouse from merced
"Larry Eugene, stop playing with your cod."--Betty Fries, Larry's mom

Frenchman Georges-Louis Leclerc, the Count de Buffon, on kittens:
"...They have an innate malice, a falseness of character, a perverse nature, which age augments and education can only mask." Worse, too, the Count thought that female cats were overtly sexual, saying things like they announced their desires by piercing cries or the excess of need.

"Louis, you degenerate frog."--Dan Ayckroyd (Elmo Blues)
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 14, 2013 - 10:31am PT
Following my sunbath at the Cookie Cliff on Sunday.
I simply took the sign that said Hardin Flat Road on the left coming o...
I simply took the sign that said Hardin Flat Road on the left coming out of the Park, then ditched onto a paved Forest Service numbered road. Clockwise semi-panorama in a foothill river valley.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Looking southwest.  Four p.m.-ish.
Looking southwest. Four p.m.-ish.
Credit: mouse from merced
After "turning around and going back down, down the way I came from" (QSM Pride of Mice),
I followed the road from old I knowed would take me to Sunset Inn.

Mouse and Lauren Nickell (at the same time, simultaneous-like):
"Where's a man" "It's not"
"bound to find" "a guest at all."
"a good meal" "It's just"
"hereabouts?" "Mouse."

I took no photos, had a fast Fat Tire with Bill, said hello to the kids, wished them a happy Mothers' Day meal at the Evergreen Lodge, and exited stage pronto.

Back out on the highway, looking for no more adventure, just a place to lay my head.

Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Turn left at the barn and stay on that road till Greeley Hill.  the Re...
Turn left at the barn and stay on that road till Greeley Hill. the Rev lives on Manzanita Way in that mighty metropolis.
Credit: mouse from merced
One liter of bee honey can take between 20,000 and 100,000 flights.  F...
One liter of bee honey can take between 20,000 and 100,000 flights. Five liters of bee's nectar makes one liter of honey.
Credit: mouse from merced

I'm stalled. I cannot load pictures to ST. I'm taking a break and going to visit the bank for some real world problems, the Banco de Mexico across the street, aka Banquo of America

I must be feeling suicidal.

SLACK!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 14, 2013 - 11:03am PT
Spring break, 1970.
Spring break, 1970.
Credit: mouse from merced
This is me standing forlorn and feeling safer than poor Jeff, who was about this time trying to yell at Millis for some slack.

But the wind blew his words forwards, then it blew them backwards and Mousewards and air-words, just not towards Millis, around the corner in a slung belay.

Jeff was is dire straits; he could not go forwards and could not go back.

He was on the sloping summit, just out of his aid slings! He hadn't used any long runners to lessen rope-effing-drag, a new phenomenon introduced in the worst possible place.

I saved his miserable butt (Love ya, Jefe!) by intervening with the ignorantly blissful Millis.

Soooo lucky, we were.

Like I told Amy, Bill and Lauren's daughter, a waitress in a Groveland bistro (!?), the forks were with us that day.

Back on the road the road the road the road the road...
Looking toward DMT country, still a long ways to the north.
Looking toward DMT country, still a long ways to the north.
Credit: mouse from merced
Looking to the west from above Coultervillia.
Looking to the west from above Coultervillia.
Credit: mouse from merced
At the top of their game?  North of Merced Falls in Mariposa County.
At the top of their game? North of Merced Falls in Mariposa County.
Credit: mouse from merced
Remains of a Chinese-stacked rock wall, Mariposa County.
Remains of a Chinese-stacked rock wall, Mariposa County.
Credit: mouse from merced


I can't help deepening affection for the lowly adjunct to many road photos, the humble fencepost. Some of what I know of them, first-hand second-hand knowledge from former alkies is what it is, repeated here again:
Many bent fencepost nails around the planet are revered by reforming alcoholics who shall remain anonymously reverent while talking six-penny slang like downing a six-pack and driving home the point that Higher Beings exist, the Force exists, and Nirvana is out there, too. Just not at the bottom of a bottle.

Yes, I am one. Yes, I scare myself in my reddish chariot of flame.

Ora pro me.

And I may pray for thee.

I have a fencepost near Chinese Camp I go to.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
May 14, 2013 - 12:43pm PT
hey there say, mouse!! these are wonderful greatoutdoors social pics!

looked like it was a great day!


love the cow in fields... wow, i'd like to paint that later, :)

thanks for the wonderful share, and i'm just now thanking jesus, too,
for a neat morning, going into afternoon, now... :)

god bless!
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
May 14, 2013 - 01:41pm PT


I'm wondering why this no longer works when it used to.

It does seem to work if you click on it, but not when embedded.

http://www.shops.b-bro.net/images/eyethink/elephant.gif

Now it's working again. It was easier just having to wonder who wrote the book of love.

Oh well, I'm walking down the line with Johnny Elephant, not because I'm an early riser, I didn't go to sleep last night.




friends - good name for a TV show ... after a war










T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
May 20, 2013 - 11:16am PT
Mouse/ Flames Bump

Mouse, you alright?
he has not posted for about 5 days,
maybe on another trip to the ditch? I hope!

Hope all is well my friend,
Tad
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 20, 2013 - 06:59pm PT
THocking thinking of me.

My two trips to Yosemite, one to visit Jim D and then another to visit the Rev, and then on Wednesday afternoon...

blood clot in the lung, straight to ER, do not piss out of the urinal, Mr. B., we need the pee to see how your sodium retention level is, please let me scan your wristband before I collect this blood sample, here's your med, no, we never let you sleep, you putz.

This is what I get for not renewing my Rx for Warfarin, the RAT POISON.

Second time around, last time the clot was in the heart three around Christmas of 2011, same cause.

At any heart rate, the Mouse is climbing stairs and down to 177 #.



Let my condolence flow to all who suffered from the climbing accidents on the West coast.

I haven't been following the ST, but wonder if Donini and George Lowe got up the NIAD, plan on it soon, or WTF?

Cheers, Pentecost was a beautiful day for me, in spite of being hospitalized.

I need sleep desperately, a joint and a shave--no more free razors in the healing centers--but will do them in reverse.

Ora pro me, and I shall pray for y'all.

Cheers, but I've stopped drinking.
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
May 20, 2013 - 07:17pm PT
Glad to hear that you're more or less OK. I figured you and Donini went off on some kind of music listening jag and got thrown into Camp 14 (this is different from Camp 4).

I'm happy I don't have to come and get you two out.

If you need any blood, let me know. I'm a very good blood donor.

Take care of yourself. I know you're still the man you used to be, but just a bit older.


T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
May 20, 2013 - 07:57pm PT
Mouse,
I had a strange feeling that something might not be right in Middle Earth,
I mean after the events at Tahquitz and Muir Wall, when the Flames thread
dropped to page 4 I knew sumthin was no bueno.

Sorry to hear of your recent health scare and glad your back home and hopefully "feelin alright"
Remember that Traffic song penned by Dave Mason?

How many days in the Hospital?
Are ya back on the Rat Poison?
Anything we can do for ya?

Anyway get some rest and feel better,
Tad
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 20, 2013 - 08:16pm PT


The printed version of Middle Earth Racy Radio says "Don't deny my name."

I'm Mouse. He's Ian. The other stooge is Liam.

And you're bruising my bloody, bloody virgin mary with that spike, dude!

Ian Bucahnan/Winding Boy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42HiqQJgVfk

Liam Finn/Jump Your Bones
Lhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eG9yVtNz4bs

The magic week of Pentecost was almost a winding sheet,
Instead, blinding sheet.

Tie-dyed, of course.

Mo' lata.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 20, 2013 - 08:45pm PT
Tay, Hockwad!!

I'm heading for Lenna's in Gladdenfields, I mean Sonora.

It's Bob's Birthday again, can you believe it.

That's Saturday the 24th.

And then we'll go see Mr. Hyong-duck's presentation in the cavern in the canyon.

Number nine.

I am Warfarining, ya Smeagol.

My little sis knows nothing of my illness, just cuz I lost my phone list here in the empty EMT madness of "Hey, what'll we do to this guy's room? Stash that here, put some old food out for the roaches, too."

All I know is that she'll be cooking steak on Saturday. the Rev and I were getting together this last Saturday, but nope. So I'll ask him and his tiny dancer up and my brother Tim, and since Mike the Grave is fishing in Maine, my sister-in-law, as well, but she'll decline: "Oh, honey, thanks, but..."

And Lenna and Ed will be quite enough. Tim never drinks, Lenna likes to fish and can drink like a fish, too, so I have one very supportive bottle of vino for her. It's white, but she'll manage it with a steak, pretty confident.

I have discovered the Coors Non-Alcoholic brew, and it's decenter than OD's, which is roach pee, mostly.

I have the itch for NeeVada and Carson City to seek the whereabouts of an old mouse friend, Jim Livermore and then will point it to Mound City to see the Taxman, if he will send his phone, if he will point the way, I will not delay.

And ideally, the Far Niente, the Red Incarniente, will point towards the northern part of 395 and cross over Beckwourth and photograph low Sierra Nevada, not NeeVada, lowlifes crossing the Sierra Nevada a second time, as I've only driven it once in the seventies. Perhaps a night of waning moon, mon.

In a two-holer in some Anderson dive.

STay alive, I'm going climbing with you, Old Thunderbox.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 21, 2013 - 03:55am PT
Another leaf from Sixty Minutes last nite, zBrown.

Dingus style.

Guy can tell a story.

Needs some good instruction in adding MUSIC THAT FITS HIS DISTINGUISHED STYLE.

Running from bees, climbing nekkid, flying high.

A Great among the Cheap. And we are cheap talk experts on the Taco.

But DMT walks the talk, talks not sh#t, and loves his rocks, so he's a role model waiting to roll when & where the whim goes.

Credit: mouse from merced
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pH11yiNsE8
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 22, 2013 - 03:41am PT
Bill Nickell/The Sunset Inn porch and one hell of a nice person.
Bill Nickell/The Sunset Inn porch and one hell of a nice person.
Credit: mouse from merced
Not Bill's spare tire again!
Not Bill's spare tire again!
Credit: mouse from merced
Bill's shop area.  Five miles an hour up the drive, please.
Bill's shop area. Five miles an hour up the drive, please.
Credit: mouse from merced
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