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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 6, 2013 - 07:36pm PT
Does a Yosemite bear scrounge for shift in the 'hoods?

Is the merry old pope being "favored" by the los carteles de basura?

Tacos de ayer, everyone's favorite novela, will return manana, bananya...

Canciones de cáscaras de plátano de mi padre/Linda Ron des Tat


Ya no me cantes cigarra
Que acabe tu sonsonete
Que tu canto aquí en el alma
Como un puñal se me mete

I do not sing cicada
Let your singsong end
May your soul sing here in
Like a dagger gets me

Sabiendo que cuando cantas
Pregonado vas tu muerte
Marinero marinero
Dime si es verdad que sabas
Porque distinguir no puedo
Si en el fondo de los mares
Hay otro color más negro
Que el color de mis pesares

Knowing that when you sing
You are proclaiming your death
sailor sailor
Tell me if it's true that you know
Because I can not distinguish
If the bottom of the seas
There is another black color
That the color of my sorrows

Un palomito al volar
Que llevaba el pecho herido
Ya casi para llorar
Me dijo muy afligido
Ya me canso de buscar
Un amor correspondido
Bajo la sombra de un árbol
Y al compás de mi guitarra
Canto alegre este huapango
Porque la vida se acaba
Y quiero morir cantando
Como muere la cigarra

A little dove to fly
Bearing a wounded breast
Was about to mourn
He told me very distressed
I'm tired of looking
A mutual love
Under the shade of a tree
And the beat of my guitar
Sing this huapango *
Because life is just
And I want to die singing
Like the cicada dies

[ From: http://www.metrolyrics.com/la-cigarra-lyrics-linda-ronstadt.html ]

Tr. by Google Trans-LATOR

* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huapango
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 6, 2013 - 08:02pm PT
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 6, 2013 - 09:09pm PT
If I had a quarter and a nickel and it was quite afew years ago, I'd pump a gallon into my Ducati and scramble on up there to Santa Ana. What a trip. Could try to get over to Ascot.



Somehow this brings to mind junkYard
Angels.

Sure glad I wouldn't collide with anything.


Anyway, speaking of Orange (the city, not the county) Chapman University, which I always called Chapman College, lays claim to being the fifth most expensive University in California.

Located in Orange, CA, Chapman University has an annual tuition fee of $31,700, $908 internal fees, and up to $11,880 for room and boarding.

For that much you'd think a free photo would be in order.

(USC, Stanford, Santa Clara, USD).

Sure glad I don't have five kids to send to college.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 6, 2013 - 09:18pm PT
Looking for some shade during last week's heat wave, I began by traveling up to Mariposa and then went to Washburn point that evening. I kicked around and had an iced coffee, then went up to the Mariposa jail. Never been there; Yosemite jail is another tale.
Credit: mouse from merced
It's not hard to find the Catholic graveyard. The secular one is over by the Rest Area/Bus Stop shenanigans, so it doesn't seem very peaceful and there isn't very good shade.

Of course, all the dead who are buried are in the shade, huh?

Approaching noon in Mariposa on Tuesday, July 2.  The jail promised so...
Approaching noon in Mariposa on Tuesday, July 2. The jail promised some shade. It was stuffy and oppressive.
Credit: mouse from merced
I decided to find a more relaxing place with a Good Shade rating from Eternal Rest's Best After-Death Cabana Issue. It turned out to be several years old.

A major root canal was in progress, apparently.

photo not found
Missing photo ID#305689
I couldn't get this image out of my mind after this once-mighty pine made like a wooden obelisk. Thanks, dude...
At least this was in the open air and had some shady spots.
At least this was in the open air and had some shady spots.
Credit: mouse from merced
I went up a wood stairway to the top of the Catholic City of the Dead, ST. Joseph's churchyard/stairway-to-heaven.
At the top of the slope where there might be more of a breeze.  Not th...
At the top of the slope where there might be more of a breeze. Not that any of these occupants care, but I did. God bless our oaks, especially!
Credit: mouse from merced
It was peaceful, not a soooul around, manner of speaking.
Open your ears and listen to the chimes/Open up your eyes and look at ...
Open your ears and listen to the chimes/Open up your eyes and look at the times/You ignored me/You pissed me off/You put off your armor and tried to do it without some kind help, freely offered.
Credit: mouse from merced
A brief but important word from the Tomb Stone-Master.
Wow and How!
Wow and How!
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Bears a second look and some respect.
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Looking away from the church to the hillside.
Mariposite for a pair of Mariposans.  Say it fast three times.
Mariposite for a pair of Mariposans. Say it fast three times.
Credit: mouse from merced
A native mineral, Mariposite. A native miner, maybe.
Mother and son.
Mother and son.
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Mother and son and other mothers and sons.  The concrete is necessary ...
Mother and son and other mothers and sons. The concrete is necessary to keep erosion at a minimum.
Credit: mouse from merced
I'm pretty sure these are the parents of the author/historian Remi Nad...
I'm pretty sure these are the parents of the author/historian Remi Nadeau. The dates seem right: they would haave "met him" when they were eighteen.
Credit: mouse from merced
And then I hit the road, slowly.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 6, 2013 - 09:39pm PT
I did not pick this dude up.  Beside the fact that he was standing on ...
I did not pick this dude up. Beside the fact that he was standing on the wrong side of the road, He looked suspiciously like me as a 20-something, so I hit the 49.
Credit: ThankyaJesus

Extreme violence. No Care Bears here.

As you reap just wheat that you sow,
So you also should eat the sow you keep in the wheat.
Mmmm...bacon and cheap beer!
--Brewer E. Mouse

Miracolo!
Miracolo!
Credit: Melanie Hamlett the Original Wandering Narcoleptic

In the Sunday "Bonus, Please!" round we have the Original and Wandering Narcoleptic instead of the usual 60-Minutes re-run.
http://melaniehamlett.com/2013/04/

A bien touch...
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 6, 2013 - 10:28pm PT
That's a rather large bear, I'm sure glad he isn't in Santa Ana.

Santa Ana be damned. Largo is askin' for 90 minutes (sounds like a name for TV show), I only need 8.5 (that's minutes, not seconds).


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 6, 2013 - 11:14pm PT
Texas?!  S-separating the sh-sheep from the g-goats?!  Ay, caramba!
Texas?! S-separating the sh-sheep from the g-goats?! Ay, caramba!
Credit: mouse from merced
The green leaves of summer have followed TJ home to the Banks of the O...
The green leaves of summer have followed TJ home to the Banks of the Old Merced.
Credit: mouse from merced
Lake McSwin on the Merced River, July 5, just after noon.  The tribe a...
Lake McSwin on the Merced River, July 5, just after noon. The tribe arrives.
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 6, 2013 - 11:25pm PT
Merced Falls Road.
Merced Falls Road.
Credit: mouse from merced
Meadow on GP road, GP57.  Below PL for Sentinel Dome.
Meadow on GP road, GP57. Below PL for Sentinel Dome.
Credit: mouse from merced
6;45 a.m.  Quiet, but birdsong gets going.  Not graveyardy at all.  An...
6;45 a.m. Quiet, but birdsong gets going. Not graveyardy at all. And no cars on the road to geek it for me.
Credit: mouse from merced
It took you long enough to find me!  Wink-wink!
It took you long enough to find me! Wink-wink!
Credit: mouse from merced
A little eye-shadow on this bird.  What's up with these photographers?...
A little eye-shadow on this bird. What's up with these photographers? Are they blind? I see them fine and I only got a bird brain. Wink-wink!
Credit: mouse from merced
Now I got real eye-markings.  Wink-wink.  And I wasn't any easier to s...
Now I got real eye-markings. Wink-wink. And I wasn't any easier to spot!
Credit: mouse from merced
Leaves little to the imagination.
Leaves little to the imagination.
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Name's J-Clyde the Glide.
Name's J-Clyde the Glide.
Credit: mouse from merced
Flaps!  Gear!
Flaps! Gear!
Credit: mouse from merced
For the birds and the bird-hunters.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 7, 2013 - 01:26am PT
Remember the Stagecoach, Pilgrim?

No monkey business or I'll fill you full of one-liners.


Or I'll schtick you to death.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 7, 2013 - 01:59am PT
Pedro has no mustard.  He has no English, much, either.  <br/>
Pedro has no mustard. He has no English, much, either.

Credit: mouse from merced
Near Planada, la hermana de Los Dos Hermanos.
Near Planada, la hermana de Los Dos Hermanos.
Credit: mouse from merced
In Winton.  Dine while yard-saling.
In Winton. Dine while yard-saling.
Credit: mouse from merced
Serranos, in Winton, across from the yard sale.
Serranos, in Winton, across from the yard sale.
Credit: mouse from merced
They have BEARS at Serranos!  Hay-zeus sent me.
They have BEARS at Serranos! Hay-zeus sent me.
Credit: mouse from merced

The bears are imported from southern Sonora and are not made from P. coulteri.

Big cone pines, then.
http://apps.kew.org/trees/?page_id=156

A large big cone pine tree pinecone; a large big cone big ree....Oh, t...
A large big cone pine tree pinecone; a large big cone big ree....Oh, t'ell widdit!
Credit: mouse from merced
Pedro, muchacho, have I got a cone for you!

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 7, 2013 - 07:11am PT
Another guy that was flyin'.  He began in the Valley and it was four m...
Another guy that was flyin'. He began in the Valley and it was four miles up the GP road to here from Chink.
Credit: mouse from merced
This bike was flying up the GP road.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
These guys know flying.
Credit: mouse from merced
This flag should not be flying.
Credit: mouse from merced
This heron isn't flying, but he kept his distance. Sorry about the blurred focus, but I'm vision-impaired. And it's totally next to impossible to sneaky-pete in over that flat ground in the heat without the heron noticing and making his bird. I couldn't even think about it, the ground and the cobbles were all so hot. Heat wave, remember? The pool forms only when the irrigation canal reaches a certain high flow--there's an active leak the M.I.D. can't seem to fix. It's probably not a significant number of gallons to worry over.
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 7, 2013 - 01:18pm PT
"Good history is passed history. I got a D this semester. It's all good."

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-3445_162-57592359/photography-that-changed-the-way-we-view-war/

St. Joe's, Ma-repose-ah, burial markers.
St. Joe's, Ma-repose-ah, burial markers.
Credit: mouse from merced

Green Guide's intro:  Yosemite Decimal System.
Green Guide's intro: Yosemite Decimal System.
Credit: mouse from merced

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_American_Civil_War_battles

Battles rated by CWSAC

The American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) was established within the United States National Park Service to classify the preservation status of historic battlefield land. In 1993, the Civil War Sites Advisory Commission (CWSAC) reported to Congress and the ABPP on their extensive analysis of significant battles and battlefields. Of the estimated 8,000 occasions in which hostilities occurred in the American Civil War, this table and related articles describe the 384 battles that were classified in CWSAC's Report on the Nation's Civil War Battlefields. In addition to the status of battlefield land preservation (not included in this table) CWSAC rated the military significance of the battles into four classes, as follows:

Class A – Decisive: A general engagement involving field armies in which a commander achieved a vital strategic objective. Such a result might include an indisputable victory on the field or be limited to the success or termination of a campaign offensive. Decisive battles had a direct, observable impact on the direction, duration, conduct, or outcome of the war.

Class B – Major: An engagement of magnitude involving field armies or divisions of the armies in which a commander achieved an important strategic objective within the context of an ongoing campaign offensive. Major battles had a direct, observable impact on the direction, duration, conduct, or outcome of the campaign.

Class C – Formative: An engagement involving divisions or detachments of the field armies in which a commander accomplished a limited campaign objective of reconnaissance, disruption, defense, or occupation. Formative battles had an observable influence on the direction, duration, or conduct of the campaign.

Class D – Limited: An engagement, typically involving detachments of the field armies, in which a commander achieved a limited tactical objective of reconnaissance, defense, or occupation. Limited battles maintained contact between the combatants without observable influence on the direction of the campaign.

http://www.militarymuseum.org/Mariposa1.html

"In April 1846, Savage, his family, and his brother, Morgan, decided to migrate to California and traveled to Independence, Missouri, where they joined the party of former Missouri Governor Liburn Boggs for the trip to California. Along the trail, both his wife and child died. The journey west covered six months; the party arrived in California in late October 1846."--see link above



zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 7, 2013 - 05:29pm PT
Jerry moved to the deadhead thread. I felt like I might have a seizure.

Maybe this should go over on the other thread.


Garcia came up with "Grateful Dead" by opening a Funk & Wagnalls dictionary to an entry for "Grateful dead"... The definition for "Grateful Dead" was "a dead person, or his angel, showing gratitude to someone who, as an act of charity, arranged their burial"

Sure glad he didn't turn to junkYard Angel. Bob woulda been pissed.



mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 7, 2013 - 05:55pm PT
I like it. We aren't deadicated to the fella, but he had a pair.

Of hands.

Credit: mouse from merced
One from ten equals nine.

Therefour,

let the good times roll.

Jerry & David/Nine Pound Hammer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLYzXB4tMH4

GD Movie
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VWA3ICBfUE


zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 7, 2013 - 07:22pm PT
Not too long ago I threw away a Sony TV that I bought in 1976. It still worked fine and had an excellent display. It never had a repair or any problem what-so-ever (unless you count trying to give away an almost 40 year old TV - no racism intended here (just ask Rudy, Fidel, Vincent, & Salvador for four) but Mexicans will take anything).

Which brings me to the subject of toilets. We have three, if you don't count the ground cover in the backyard, which Ruby prefers (I'll admit to using now and then also).

I "rebuilt" all three recently. Why is it that perfection in water closet engineering has eluded all the folks who make a pretty penny (or at least a cellphone loudspeaker magnet) selling this stuff?

It's rather disgusting the manufacturer of two of mine, chose to exploit Dorothy's little dog.



I thought that was a buckboard, but on second glance it appears to be a harvestor above. Sure glad that Toto didn't fall in.

Don't get me started on child labor today.






mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 7, 2013 - 09:38pm PT
The following brought to you by the makers of RadioShack Superlock Fasteners and the makers of
Credit: mouse from merced
Longreen Corporation of San Gabriel.

Pecos, meet Dorothy and Toto.

Sounds like a whirlwind romance, in which case:

He may need all the steed he can get, you bet,

If she decides to play the coquette, all hard to get.

Rolling Stones/You Cannot Catch Me, No, No, You'll Never Catch This Dorothy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC_AmARJrEw

Gone like a cool breeze.
Credit: mouse from merced
Roadkill Resistance urges you to reduce your speed, however, especially around water sources like canals and creeks and rivers and lakes.

Fasten your seat belts, please.
Fasten your seat belts, please.
Credit: mouse from merced
And for your own safety and that of your passengers, buckle up in any moving vehicle.

Excepting motorcycles...

Child labor, ha! Shine dem shoes, boy!

There is a bigger similarity between the terms digger and nigger than just their rhyming sounds, Jim. Some similarities are just naturally bigger, maybe? You're hung up on your big vocabulary, Jim. Get over it. there are guys out there who can use words lots bigger than narcississus and Native American.

Anyway, my neighbor,CO, poor boy, had lots of chores and these were the trad things all kids gotta do in the suburban lifestyle, until the Mexican gardener became cheaper and more a part of life.

We mainly cut the grass, but we cleaned garages (CO had a breezeway, no gaage), emptied wastebaskets, burned the garbage (we could do so back then in most counties) or hauled it out to the curb, raked leaves, swept driveways, washed cars, helped paint/wallpaper, pulled weeds, cleaned pools, shoveled snow, but no firewood cutting, manure spreading, stock feeding, cow tipping, cap-tipping (nobody wore ball capps back then), or herding, none of that country stuff.

CO and I were really not country, just lived a suburban-type lifestyle in a hick town, picking up on surf music, drag racing, skateboarding several months after these became the norm down in LA or over in The City. Our teen music scene is reflective of that time lag. Our book-buying habits used to be that way. The internet's really changed much of that for a good part of the society.

Kids still gotta do chores, though. No getting around that.

Glad I'm not a kid anymore. I hated that pool cleaning job.

I didn't mind having to fire up the incinerator up in Sacramento, though. That was special time alone--it was not the best smell, depending on what was in the barrel, so nobody came around.

CO did not have a brother to "share" the work. I had two. One was too young to be relied on. The other was too lazy to do anything much beyond the absolute minimum he could get away with which he could get. He was always out hunting or some jive, so I got saddled with much more than was fair, dammit!

I am an easy mark, though. Mom loved me best.

All this is work--gots to take me some Ease with Jerry and the Unkwicks.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLKzUVOdR4M
Oregon, here I come.





mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 8, 2013 - 04:09pm PT
THE RECORD.

Seems like some people are very wise here on our stage. They keep saying things that make sense.

It behooves us to remember a few from time to time and to stash them where we can review them. There are "Quotes Threads" aplenty on the Taco, from our favorite ones to those of WBraun. It's quote Quite a big list. Unquote.

http://www.supertopo.com/forumsearch.php?v=0&cur=0&ftr1=Quotes&ftr2=&ftr3=&ftr4=&scope=topics

Here are two I'd like to share from here lately.

Quote Seems these things bug me more than they did 10 to 20 years ago when I was being a serious climber. Perspective on life has changed I guess and perhaps it's like the older guys were telling me when I was a youngster.

Anyway once again I come back from the valley ..where my heart calls Home.. Affected a bit.. I suppose better to focus on what a great day climbing I had with new friends and especially getting back down to the river and watching smiling kids jumping in.. New life living a beautiful dream. Unquote. --Climbski2

That's one. Here's one from Pat Ament.

Quote I felt I would be
doing the route for the wrong reason. And usually when we do
something for the wrong reason it doesn't turn out very well.
I never quite got around to that solo, but in my heart I believed
I was only a couple of handjams from already having done it.
Those strange turns of youth. Unquote.


I simply want you to see how important are our puntuation marks and how much time and confusion they save, especially these sets of twins.

Credit: mouse from merced

Teacher: Werner, please use "quotidian" in a sentence for the class.

Werner: OK. "His, quote, 'stupid remarks,' were quoted, Ian, somewhat 'out of context.' How utterly stupid was that?"

Teacher: That will be fine. Thank you.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 8, 2013 - 04:41pm PT
For millenia man could only choose rock or stick.  Now we got paper ma...
For millenia man could only choose rock or stick. Now we got paper made from wood and steel scissors made from rocks. Three is better than two. You can quote me.
Credit: mouse from merced

You can break my bones
With your sticks and stones
And throwing turds
Will surely hurt me

So don't.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 8, 2013 - 04:54pm PT
Where have you gone, my nine-digit son?

I've gone to the place that's the Best: Stockton.

Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
RIP Captain Trips.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 8, 2013 - 08:21pm PT
From "Dug" Robinson's files.
From "Dug" Robinson's files.
Credit: Doug Robinson

One for the boob thread, RIP.

Can you dig it, Doug?
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