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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 28, 2013 - 10:05am PT
Fast world out there in the world.

I was in only two state capitals yesterday, the that of NV and the which of CA.

Driving thru Carson City, meh.

At eleven of midnight in Sacto on !-5 at seventy mph after having no driving experience to share since 1983...still meh.

Actual representation: WHITE-KNUCKLED HORROR, regardless of sexual orientation.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
May 28, 2013 - 02:51pm PT
I ain't no Al Pachuco - I'm a Yeti, but you can call me Peter Dactile!


zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
May 28, 2013 - 05:39pm PT
Another in an occasional series on fasteners.

These little bastards should not be included in the class of fasteners. Shouldn't be in the strawberry or lady bug class either. They are evil.


Credit: zBrown

They are in the same class with these guys.



But maybe not, these other nine guys at least appear to have a sense of humour.

Stick your screw driver in the slot whilst on your back getting who knows what kind of toxic crap falling in your eyes and they just spin, spin, spin. I'm very persistent so I got 'em out, but they shoulda had they ugly little head chopped off.

That's about it for now. Next step pull the radiator out. Should be a piece of cake compared the first step.

In other newz, Fierce Battle on or about (as the lawyers like to say) Everest, no one's ear is bitten off. I hear what you're sayin'.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22691415

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 29, 2013 - 08:50am PT
Bay, you need warm congratulations on Everest.

Shaking hands is a useless, even pointless gesture, not to mention dangerous process at altitude.

You never want to shake the hand of a yeti.

They are just hillbillies, after all, and enjoy hell out of squeezing city folks' hands for yucks. Rednecks all over the world, if we only knew more culture.

I blame tachers. They never let us listen to Gypsy on Musical Migrations.

In the first grade, you learn the essential difference between No. 1 and No. 2. And then in the second grade, you learn how to count the number of toilet tissues squares you need to use each time. At least that was the progression I learned.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
May 29, 2013 - 09:38am PT
I was wondering if that was counted down 10, 9, 8 ... you know the drill

I am informed that this is an iconic photograph and it should be posted here without further comment, since it speaks for itself.



I will observe that there are a bunch of guys in the background in a circle. Perhaps the first well documented exemplar of the climbing circle-J's that have become all the rage in climbing forums of late.

Pleased to meet you, hope you guess my name (Mick Jagger said that, but I'll use it)

Half the people can count half the time

So that would be about 25% accountability
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 29, 2013 - 11:40am PT
Circa eight thousand, one gets very cirques-cirques, a probable effect of going around trying to find the right tent to which to deliver the Sherpa-Sherpa, Large Size, regular crust, and olives, pimentoes, pine nuts and cranberries.

The munchies at altitude. Torture.

On a different map entirely, I was driving all over this weekend and had no map. This has been corrected.

I also was thinking of my dad's driving. His most favorite "run" was likely the Sacto to Redding, he knew where he was heading, he just had to get on the right 99N. There is now a 99S as well. Back when, we had a 99E and a 99W.

I prefered the one that got us there fastest, generally the 99W. Long before the I-5. Or any "Business 99s" came to be.
Credit: mouse from merced
Boomer carted us around in a Chevy deluxe from 1950, gray and white, three on the column, and cords on the back of the two fold-forward bench-backs in the front seat. No seat belts, kids standing, looking over the front seat.
Credit: mouse from merced
there was a hanging strap on the doorpostssssssssssssssssssssssssssss SMASH!!!!!

One way to wake up on a long drive...
throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
May 29, 2013 - 01:00pm PT
Here's the current Flames (Berkeley Chapter) fleet. The 69 MGB and the 77 RD400 Yamaha are in the garage. The Westfalia is across the street. I think we have a vehicle hoarding problem here.
Credit: throwpie
throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
May 29, 2013 - 01:08pm PT
These two were drag race buddies back in 1956. The Chevy still hauls ass.
Credit: throwpie
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
May 29, 2013 - 03:05pm PT
Nice rods!


Here's the one I didn't buy and which is now gone

Credit: zBrown

Here's the one still available, which I also didn't buy, but might

Credit: zBrown

Neither one say DeLuxe on the fender, but isn't it actions that speak louder than words anyway?


Here's the one I've been cussing at


Credit: zBrown
Credit: zBrown


BTW Timid, I haven't made it out to La Jolla yet to see the mural but I will and I swapped out a couple of ratty Pepper Trees for Jacarandas. Purple Haze.

This isn't one of mine, but it's a nice one.




zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
May 29, 2013 - 11:16pm PT
It's big, appears to be a mural, appears to be Jerry Garcia.

http://gmeredith.smugmug.com/photos/i-zFKTqwC/0/O/i-zFKTqwC.jpg
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 29, 2013 - 11:21pm PT
You gotta be just like the neighbors, huh?

The view up Gower with Flower Power.

Yesterday the grand-boys and their dad Scott came out to Mike's on the Merced just as the squall started up, but we didn't get damp--we had a covering of oak leaves.

Of course there are pics, some of which are taken by the oldest of the two, Noah, and one by Jake (not Jacob).

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FUNGUS!
FUNGUS!
Credit: Noah Ruffalo
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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 30, 2013 - 01:07am PT
Credit: Jake Ruffalo
Credit: Noah Ruffalo
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Credit: Jake Ruffalo
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Credit: Noah Ruffalo
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House-killing Kubota.  Snelling.
House-killing Kubota. Snelling.
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Snelling Community Center.
Snelling Community Center.
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View east, Merced Falls Rd., from the center of Snelling.
View east, Merced Falls Rd., from the center of Snelling.
Credit: mouse from merced
heysaythere!   Whereyabin?
heysaythere! Whereyabin?
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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 30, 2013 - 08:17am PT
I'm a monkey's uncle,
Climbing up your tree,
Up your tree.

I like TO SAY:

HOCK-a-RON-da!

Jew know, like we all like TO SAY:

SAL-za!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - May 30, 2013 - 08:29am PT
THocking, joking around.  Coming home from the first Woodfest.
THocking, joking around. Coming home from the first Woodfest.
Credit: mouse from merced
South of Janesville, north of Piru.

Just more faux WHITE-KNUCKLED HORROR!



Faux, False, Facetious

You must know by now that in the Flames the truth is found, but the truth is also stretched.

Lies are brittle. The stretched-truth has malleability.

Plausibility. Undeniably Jackie.

You want the truth? I'll give it to you, but it's likely to snap back.

It rarely looks like itself when it has "readjusted" itself in yet another mind. It likes to roam. It likes its various guises.

No sh#t.

perswig

climber
May 30, 2013 - 08:53am PT
Whoa...
How the hell did I get here?




And why does it feel like I'm back on the school bus doing Quaaludes?
Dale
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
May 30, 2013 - 05:24pm PT
I was wondering why (on Earth) Dale would ever do quayle-ludes on a school bus.

Isn't this dangerous? I do know they did not help Dan get elected.

Father's Day and graduation are coming up.





This one I dug up in La Crescenta when it was about 9 inches tall.
Transplanted Ash Tree
Transplanted Ash Tree
Credit: zBrown

Finally, it appears that Tad has found a way to get the Feds corrected. Thanks Tad (watch your back and don't use email).


neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
May 30, 2013 - 09:56pm PT
hey there say, mouse.... wow, great fun grandkids stuff!!! and say, did he find an owl feather??? my mom found one and gave it to me!

wowwwwww...



say, and that little curly head babe, i KNOW who that is... after painting her face, i sure remember it twice as well, :))


god bless... thanks for the fun!
love the great ot doors!
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
May 31, 2013 - 01:28pm PT
Early, pre-car Flames EZ-Rider



Here's a copy of one I rescued today.




There's even a video for it, not much of a soundtrack.



These come from Turkey:

http://images.gasgoo.com/MiMgIzgxMTgwMTUzMA--/auto-part-plastic-clips-and-fasteners-for-acura-alfa-romeo.jpg
throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Jun 2, 2013 - 11:46am PT
Article in the SF Chronicle this morning about Julia Parker and her art of basket weaving. I became friends with her beautiful daughters, Lucy and Virginia. True Valley Locals.

http://www.sfchronicle.com/science/article/Indian-weaving-to-be-shown-in-Yosemite-4568876.php
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Jun 2, 2013 - 11:56am PT
Guerilla knitting

City Hall Park commemorates the site of the 1865 Battle of Seattle, when Indians led by Chief Leschi made their final effort to save their land.
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