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zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 9, 2013 - 10:08am PT
Was wondering about what rhythmic gymnasts due on their days off.


have to go to youtube to see it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVeo6QMcbW4&feature=player_embedded
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 9, 2013 - 01:20pm PT
1951 Henry J Custom Woody

Credit: zBrown
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 10, 2013 - 02:56am PT


Today in 1952, John Tesh was born. He is the anti-Cobain.--Disalmaniac Teeted on Titter

Fletcher e-mailed me that today is John's birthday.


Gimme, gimme some hemorrhoids, instead of listening to more of this!
Gimme, gimme the rack, my friend, because you're gonna die up there!
Gimme, gimme the stash, my friend, cuz I'm gonna roll another one...



The PINK BEAR distracted her, you can see it on the replay.

Nice changeup, there, zRubber.

Most gymnasts can't even wind up above the pitcher's mound, yet she's all over hers.

How's her pick-off move, I wonder?

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 10, 2013 - 03:39am PT
If I were a lefty this would be REAL HARD to throw.  I'm a righy and i...
If I were a lefty this would be REAL HARD to throw. I'm a righy and it was always way-off target and slow ash#t, but it couldn't be hit! I was never a catcher, either.
Credit: Wiki

The Bugs Bunny change-up.

A changeup is a type of pitch in baseball. The changeup is the staple off-speed pitch, usually thrown to look like a fastball but arriving much slower to the plate. Its reduced speed coupled with its deceptive delivery is meant to confuse the batter's timing. It is meant to be thrown the same as a fastball, but simply farther back in the hand, which makes it release from the hand slower but still retaining the look of a fastball. A changeup is generally thrown 815 miles per hour slower than a fastball. If thrown correctly, the changeup will confuse the batter because the human eye cannot discern that the ball is coming significantly slower until it is around 30 feet from the plate. For example, a batter swings at the ball as if it was a 90 mph fastball but it is coming at 75 mph which means he is swinging too early to hit the ball well, making the changeup very effective.

Other names include change-of-pace, Bugs Bunny change-up, the dreaded equalizer, and simply change. The changeup is sometimes called an off-speed pitch, although that term can also be used simply to mean any pitch that is slower than a fastball. In addition, before at least the second half of the twentieth century, the term slow-ball was used to denote pitches not a fastball or breaking ball, which almost always meant a type of changeup. Therefore, the terms slow-ball and changeup could be used interchangeably.

3/5 of a mile in less time than it takes to eat dis carrot, doc.





zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 10, 2013 - 10:50am PT
Norman Conquest - it's just a skill that you never lose.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 10, 2013 - 12:55pm PT
Credit: mouse from merced
Sure, call me Norman. I'm OK with that, cowboy. I won't need the bike, but that's one smart and plucky bear.




zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 10, 2013 - 02:20pm PT
Never heard of a bear ordering monkey chow on eBay, but this little kid bought a car. If papa is smart he'd make it into a classic woody.

zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 10, 2013 - 04:27pm PT
In the old days the area which includes Chicano Park was called Logan Heights. It's now Barrio Logan and my junior high school friend Mike Schnorr had a lot to to with the murals.



Unfortunately, a while back Mike walked up the road in the background onto the Coronado Bridge and jumped to his death.

When we attended a memorial for Mike I was pleased to see that this place was still in business.



First went there in 1966 (and it was already 34 years old) when it was much smaller and the only name we ever called it was the "old man's". The old woman made the tortillas in the back.

That's them apparently in 1935.

Credit: zBrown

There's even a modern day video, which sadly just makes me wonder what happened to the good old days. Turn down the sound.

http://vimeo.com/30120701

How to make 'em.



mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 10, 2013 - 05:01pm PT
I condole the loss of Schnorr, who seemed to know his colors.

black is black

bamba be bamba

Los Lobos/LB
http://www.youtube.com/user/Moshcam?v=zNhy2mS8dgY

Los Lonely Boys y Carlos Santana/LB--Este extremo de los retrocesos
http://www.supertopo.com/inc/postreply.php?topic_id=1954729&tn=2140

http://jamesjoe.com/joe-taylor/articles/la-bamba-translation-spanish-to-english.asp





mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 10, 2013 - 07:07pm PT
I'll let these out of my picture file. They need to be shown.

Things under wraps seldom do much good and we can easily forget about them, good intentions notwithstanding.

Open sesame.
Snelling Road &#40;G Grade&#41;, Merced Co.
Snelling Road (G Grade), Merced Co.
Credit: mouse from merced
A gate to the horizontal.
Credit: mouse from merced
The E. Fork of the Chowch; going east on the 49 heading for Nip and Oakhurst, home to some of the stupidest traffic in the Foothills.
The water meadow next to Yellow Pines CG, YV.  Coffee-time a.m.
The water meadow next to Yellow Pines CG, YV. Coffee-time a.m.
Credit: mouse from merced
Looks like a water meadow next to Yellow Pines or I'm no camper.
Credit: mouse from merced
Insects in the flash. Corn irrigating at Planada. The corn is not eatin' corn, sweet and tasty. It's what the farmer might tell you. He'll say it's for Corn Nuts, inferior for boiling. I "find" corn and this was found to be good enough for Mr. Food.
Credit: mouse from merced
Insects in the flash. Pines at sunclipse on the 41 into the Valley, Mecca, Ahwahnee, you know the place.
Indigo trilobite.
Indigo trilobite.
Credit: mouse from merced
The same sunclipse.
Credit: mouse from merced
Shot at Washburn Point on July 2, next morning at dawn.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
A bird in the background is a pleasing bonus.  I was shooting these wi...
A bird in the background is a pleasing bonus. I was shooting these willow blossoms. My brother's place at Merced Falls, July 7th.
Credit: mouse from merced
Original photo.
Original photo.
Credit: mouse from merced
This is the original. It pays to look carefully at photos you want to use before you post them. In honesty, the Simon boys were with me and alerted me to the hummer just after I took the shot. He was gone when I looked up.
Bugs, bugs, bugs, bugs...
Bugs, bugs, bugs, bugs...
Credit: mouse from merced
Blossome.
Credit: mouse from merced
Like the hummer, these geese were only caught by the camera at this long range because the Simon boys again yelled at me and I got lucky!
Credit: mouse from merced
A dragonfly. MID Main Canal, Snelling Road.
Credit: mouse from merced
Twofer.
Credit: mouse from merced
A "fixer-upper."  On Hwy 59 north of Merced.
A "fixer-upper." On Hwy 59 north of Merced.
Credit: mouse from merced
Serenity now!  We thought we were looking at a boat in the river with ...
Serenity now! We thought we were looking at a boat in the river with someone fishing from it. It's about a half mile upriver, but it was no boat.
Credit: mouse from merced
There is a ring from a rising trout, dear Casual Observers.
The object we were seeing was this concrete bridge foundation.  Any mo...
The object we were seeing was this concrete bridge foundation. Any motion we thought we detected was due to these two geese.
Credit: mouse from merced
I suspect these may be the two geese from the picture above.
Maurice and Marcel Simon.
Maurice and Marcel Simon.
Credit: mouse from merced
The dictum is that the assistants need to keep their eyes open when the photographer is occupied. They gave me two big head ups and here's a SHOUT for you two worthies.

I was occupied with trying to shoot rings on the river from trout rising when the geese sailed by like sixty.
Credit: mouse from merced
I was standing right here when the geese flew over. Lucky me!
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
The geese live at the other end of this bass pond. The ponds on the property are fed by a year-round ditch that runs along Merced Falls Road, more or less. With no supply from the slightly-higher ditch, the ponds would not be there, just cobble piles. The MID controls access to the water in the river. Mike and Michelle, the OLDER Berminghams, rely on a well for all domestic uses.

And the river keeps a-talkin'.
And I keep on listenin'.
It has a message for me every time.
They are always different, depending on moods, both of ours.

Did I tell you the river is cold? And deadly. The current's really strong here, though it seems flat, huh?

"Montana in the back yard," is a good review of the fishing here.









zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 10, 2013 - 08:30pm PT
Carry on my friend. That's a rare sychronized geese shot there.



The lady? She came from Baltimore. Story goes that all she wore was lace.




Didn't know Rick did this one, but don't overlook Tim Hardin and Johnny Cash

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 10, 2013 - 11:02pm PT
The hoddest job of them all, balancing bricks in a hod while climbing on an inclined plane with rungs.

City of Bricks/Rascal van Russ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tb4fH3S4MdM

Lord Baltimore, for whom the city of Baltimore is named, was born in Kent in luxury.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cecilius_Calvert,_2nd_Baron_Baltimore

Abe Lincoln, for whom probably more cities, towns, and so forth are named than any lord, lady, or saint was born in poor doin's on the Sinking Spring Farm in Hardin County, Kentucky.

Abraham Lincoln undergoing the Dagguerotype head brace torture in 1846...
Abraham Lincoln undergoing the Dagguerotype head brace torture in 1846.
Credit: mouse from merced
Marcel just posted this to me via e-mail. We were discussing the arrival of photography using exposed plates vs. Daggurreotypes in relation to the period of the Civil War, the War Against Northern Oppression, the War Between the STates, you know the one.

I believe there's a distinct resemblance to Jim Donini on that craggy rail-splitter's mug.

The Taco Town Tattler reports in a recent headline:
Lincoln Rolls!! Memorial Rocks when Abe hears he looks like famous climbing guru. The NPS has launched an investigation into the allegations.

The Baltimore Plot was an alleged conspiracy in late February 1861 to assassinate President-elect Abraham Lincoln en route to his inauguration. Allan Pinkerton, founder of the Pinkerton National Detective Agency, played a key role by managing Lincoln's security throughout the journey. Though scholars debate whether or not the threat was real, clearly Lincoln and his advisors believed that there was a threat and took actions to ensure his safe passage through Baltimore, Maryland.

E. A. Poe.
There was a poet nevermore to be seen, him being dead and all.
http://www.zazzle.com/spooky_tree_card_edgar_allan_poe_quote-137064967534107853
Fifth grade saw the dawning of a glimmer of an understanding about how important it is to scare oneself occasionally.

I feel like I've missed out. I never tried Amontillado. Now I don't imbibe alcoholic beverages. EXCEPT this glass of wine, a rare five-day zin. Day one, open it and drink of it. Days two-three-four-five pass with no cork in the bottle, left out on the (clean) counter way off in the kitchenette there.

Nah, I think I'll go for a drive instead.

Manana.

neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jul 10, 2013 - 11:28pm PT
hey there say, mouse... wow, i have been busy this summer, with yard, so not here much, and don't stay long, due to dial up, :(

well, THIS has been very NICE and fun! love the merced countryside and
all the neat pics... i WANT so make you a surprise with some of them, later
in the year... very nice stuff!!!

say, thanks for the restaurant share, too...

we always had fresh homemade tortillas... my ex mother in law's were best, but i like how i make mine now... as i keep the lard out, :))

it is somewhere in the middle of tortilla and chapati, is better said...
but sure does the 'use it well' trick, :)

happy to see all this adventure from you!!!!!
happy more trails and god bless, as he continually has been! :)



zbrown--our whole town was far more mexican than others, when i was in south texas, and all of our families there, relatives etc, DID accept anything! you are so true, as to that... and no 'race'harm done by you... it is just the way of life in south texas:

USE what you are fortunate enough to have come your way! nothing was wasted... (except sadly, unless the dad was an alcoholic then, the whole home slowly went to waste, for those connected to such --but that is true EVERYWHERE for all)

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 10, 2013 - 11:54pm PT
Thank you, soul sister neebee!

My little patch, this county, it's all I have to share mostly, so that's that. I think a little interest in the places we trail through is good for any traveler, climber or other.

HISTORY, THEIR STORY IS BETTER

All towns have histories. All towns have mysteries.

In Snelling Mike kept his bees. In Canoga Park live the MisterEs.

We find things out shooting the breeze. Every chance meeting you should seize.

Let folks know that you come in peace. [close!] And cross your eyes and wear tie-dyed tees.

They'll look at you like you have disease. But be polite and cover your sneeze.

You'll be surprised at with which ease you find out about their own family trees.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 11, 2013 - 04:34am PT
I come here to shelter from stormy threads, not simply to do what it is ever that I do here.

Like in the old Twilight Zone, where the producers assured us viewers of certain things, I feel I'm a git more in controll here on the Flams.

I never made it up the first pitchof the climb in the Valley. Technically, it's in the Merced Gorge, not Yosemite Valley. And to complete the geographical trifecta, the Merced Canyon begins at El Partal, at the base of the George.

Valley,, George, Canon.

I'm feel at times like I am absolutely in 100% controll here.

No, no you can't catch me.
I'm gone like a coon breeze.

I'm feel at times I'm wrong about that, toon.


See-saw teeters up
And teeters down all at once
I'm left high and dry

See-saw teeters down
But it can't teeter sideways
At least I have that


This land of ours has shrunk. Think of the vasty distance you formerly needed to travel to get places that now only take a few tanks of gas.

Then compare that to something infinitely more vast. This Taco and its relation to the size of the WorldWideWeb (sheesh! world-wide...impressive)is not even close to a comparison of the universe.

It's beyond my need to know
The speed of light is really slow
Comparing it to Cosmic Flow
Of which engender'd is this show.


Someone's gotta be drivin' this bus, and it's not

MFM






zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 11, 2013 - 06:05pm PT
http://www.teetertotter.com/

this site does not appear to be as useful as advertized.


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zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 12, 2013 - 03:22pm PT
After six days of 101 to 102 degree fever and a throat I can barely get some spit down, I'm going all Indian on myself.

neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jul 12, 2013 - 05:54pm PT
hey there say, oh my, :O
zBrown, praying for you to get better soon! :O

hope that stuff works, too, by the way...

i only know chicken soup, with real broth, not the fake stuff in the stores... or, tea and honey... or tea and cinnamon sticks...
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 12, 2013 - 07:54pm PT
Currying Flavor-flav's favor by curing a fever with some curry-like spice isn't going to do it.

Credit: mouse from merced

And don't ignore this Senor, senor.
Credit: mouse from merced
Sincere best wishes for a nice get-well.
LilaBiene

Trad climber
Technically...the spawning grounds of Yosemite
Jul 12, 2013 - 11:03pm PT
Watch out for those mustard plasters! They do a good job of drawing blood to wherever you may need it to be sure, but you can wind up with some pretty good burns on your skin, too.

+1 for neeb's homemade chicken broth, too. Magic stuff.
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