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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 16, 2013 - 02:21pm PT
I just wanted to get to the top of a new page.

zBrown,
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First things first.

I don't know what comes next.

Help.

Calling all cars: help.


versus

In commiseration with anyone who loses their homes in the current fire season for sure anyone around Idyllwild; and in like commiseration with anyone who loses a pony this next winter, absolutely.

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howard Damn hippies
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amber I'm 13 and obsessed with this song lol!!
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Brian Its a good song to be obsessed with Amber...
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clayton Farthest thing from a hippie there is. Do your research BEFORE you comment.
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Some dude Those were the days when love was real......

Where's t*r? Anyone know? Just curious.





mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 16, 2013 - 03:24pm PT
JT Smith/Fool's Blues
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avfpsHLWikQ

Six months!

God seemed unhappy, but He was patient, infinitely moreso than old Job.

He wondered, though, as he sipped his Keystone Light, "Jesus! How long must he hesitate?"

Jesus replied, "First, you know the answer, so just answer me this: How long before you get sick of swilling that devil's piss?"

His Pop grinned and chuckled, then said, "It's free swill, jackass. Why drink if it costs you? Remember that trick you pulled at Cana? And I choose to drink it. Free will and swill. Killer!"

Hat Tuno/Hestitation Blew It
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjfhsLuOEWI

Get better now...why hesitate?


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 16, 2013 - 10:35pm PT
http://alligator-sunglasses.com/
rSin,
when I came across this, I naturally thought of you...

Your screen name fits right in, Mr. Firestarter rSin.

Welcome to the Flames clubhouse.

You should keep trying, by all means.

If I were you, I'd check out macebook.
Credit: mouse from merced
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Credit: mouse from merced

or macespace

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Credit: mouse from merced
Except it's gotten so commercialized you want to go back to macebook.

It's a vicious circle.

Cheers, bro.
Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Jul 16, 2013 - 10:56pm PT
OOPs! Andy, not nita

NIce junipers there, mouse (a page back). I think some know-it-all split western and sierra Juniper into separate species now.

I don't know about mentioning foxtails on ST before but allow me to relieve some of my burden of knowledge on you.....foxtail is known as a disjunct species as there is a huge gap in it's distribution. Most of 'em are in the southern High Sierra and the rest are up in the high parts of the Siskiyou Ranges with the most southern grove across the valley from Chico on the shoulder of Mt Linn (otherwise known as South Yolla Bolly the highest peak of the Interior Coast Ranges just above 8,000 ft).

HOpe zbrown has gotten over that fever. I haven't checked in on this thread for a bit and didn't know he was ailing.

By the way, that sushi wannabe beet and pickle thing looks disgusting. I'd rather eat moose turd pie.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 16, 2013 - 11:27pm PT
caption:  Fiery sunset colors silhouette hardy, ancient foxtail pines ...
caption: Fiery sunset colors silhouette hardy, ancient foxtail pines clinging tolife on Alta Peak's windy granite slopes in Sequoia NP.
Credit: ein Muench
I'm lost in a fog of a forest of bristlecone, juniper, and foxtail. So it goes.




mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 17, 2013 - 12:16am PT
If you want to get a person's attention, this method, conceived by Elmore Leonard, can work well.

It can be taken to the limit at times, but the point is that it DOES help to get pissed off on occasion.



mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 17, 2013 - 01:57am PT


Beets art thy friends.
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/mangel-wurzel
They are not, as some feel, just to feed to cattle.
BTW, who remembers the Hwy 99 Manteca Stockyard next door to the Spreckels sugar beet refinery? Stinky-poo x 50!

Mice are made of yoghurt, a wholesome but bland-tasting food.

Carrots, celery, pickles.

What's so disgusting
'bout what we're discussing?

Don't go there, sistah!
Credit: mouse from merced

In all truth, I know many don't care for beets. I'll take yours. You eat my hummus. But wait--I haven't got any for you because I never buy it for myself. It's not disgusting, it's revolting!

See? We all got likes and dislikes.

No need to get upset,
Just talk about it, you bet.



So sue me over a dead duck, Werner!

Better now. :-)
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 17, 2013 - 08:33am PT
In roaming over threads I've never visited, I checked into the Aerobic Workout Thread this morning. I want to say that I agree with Jogill. You said it, "Hard core thread."

I have asthma, so it's the killer-be-killed thread, to me. But I wish I could partake in the rigors. I used to ride to work and home eighteen miles. It's beyond me now, as I can't get up to speed on my bike any more. Just cruising around YV takes much more effort than such easy terrain used to take. And the rises aren't tough, they are exceedingly gentle. Even Merced is a pain, because riding a bike in traffic you need to be on top of your game and I can't speed up fast because my knees are so dang beat up.

I alxo have heart issues.

Atrial fibrillation and many forms of working out are incompatible, I have read. Lying down, bending, a lot of positions can trigger problems.

I really got stoked for a while on taking a class with Eileen.
Eileen AKA Coach V.
Eileen AKA Coach V.
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I saw this exhibition on Saturday the 29th of June. I decided that I was not capable of keeping up with this crew of sweet No-Sweat-Hogs. I was too old.
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I was bummed and decided to do it myself. I'm only doing stairs in the building, but regularly. The pace is my own. I don't compete or show off. Just git 'er done and rest.

Leave the rest of it for the younger crowd.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced

Cheers, everyone! Have a great morning.

Going to look for some more birds this a.m.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 18, 2013 - 07:44am PT
Short story.

THE DREAM ENDURES/THE DREAM ENDS

Sometimes, the end of a dream is the best part, like when you realize that you have to pee, and NOW, because in the dream you were drowning in the upper Merced River and about to go cascading over Vernal Fall at the same time. And who wants to make an ass of oneself as well as putting and end to same? Not I.

This all began as I was begun myself, with sex. I must say, first, that in this episode yours truly is aged 26. By this time in my life I had accomplished two or three major climbing goals. I had gone up the Salathe and managed to stay alive and in one piece and my partner didn’t feel like killing me at the end of the route. Major accomplishment here, and one to crow about in the years ahead. We two had eclipsed the speed record of the second ascent party. We crushed their time. We spent six days up there in all kinds of weather. We also smoked way more Colombian than they had.

Well, the sex came after that, and it was okay, I guess.

I knew I wanted more, so the NW Face of Half Dome was next on the tick list. Maybe I could get some more sex, too.

This came about the end of August that year, and Coco and myself raced up the world’s oldest Six in just over sixty hours. A modicum of effort got us safely down the treacherous descent. We skipped down the trail, knowing we were about to get very WET, very soon.

We came to Emerald Pool.


Emerald Pool is a small, shallow lake located immediately above Vernal Fall in Yosemite National Park. It is named for its deep green color, which is caused by algae living on the rocks at the bottom of the pool. In the summertime during diminished water flow, the Silver Apron (a smooth granite slope over which the Merced River flows into the Emerald Pool) is frequently (albeit illegally) used by hikers as a water slide. Swimming or wading in the Emerald Pool or entering the Silver Apron is prohibited by the National Park Service as waders or swimmers have been swept over Vernal Fall. This prohibition is clearly marked with signs.

I had been a competitive swimmer in school, nationals and all that, and so I slid down into the water in violation of the rules. It was shocking after all the heat. My body immediately went into cramps. I stiffened and could only move my feet, legs, arms under the water with great sweeping gluts of pain engulfing me, the small back spasms incredibly painful.

As I realized I was still underwater, I also sensed a powerful current tugging me irresistibly in the wrong direction. Ooops!

I had not stepped in this one, I had slid boisterously down the slab into the water like an otter oughter. I was no otter, gamboling. I was suddenly a poor drowning victim and a falls fool to boot! I thought to myself, just before waking, there goes the sex, and I WAS GONNA DIE!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 18, 2013 - 07:52am PT
kSunday, July 14, 2013.  Seen at the raft dock, Mikes' in Merced Falls...
kSunday, July 14, 2013. Seen at the raft dock, Mikes' in Merced Falls.
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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 18, 2013 - 10:10am PT
Six a.m., smokey the air.
Six a.m., smokey the air.
Credit: mouse from merced

zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 18, 2013 - 01:40pm PT
ACUTE BACTERIAL SINUSITUS



Gives a boy pause, start looking past instead away down Gower Avenue.
Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Jul 18, 2013 - 01:51pm PT
He's not dead!
If they have you on antibiotics do some reading on how to repopulate the good flora.
My hair brained non medicaly proved advice is dry up some lactobacili cultures from various dairy sources, scrape the outside of a good salami and mix in a saline netti solution and blast it up your nose.
Welcome back.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 18, 2013 - 03:11pm PT
Thanks Timid. I have for the most part avoided antibiotics in my life. This may be the third time. I am reluctantly taking Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium, which is testimony to just how rotten I've been feeling. It's a ten day course (2000 twice/day). I am hoping to cutoff at three days, although this is not recommended.

Non-prescription boosters:

Ascorbic Acid Shades of Linus Pauling
N-acetylcysteine (NAC) This is good for a number of reasons

Looking into these:

Bromelain
Quercetin
Undecylenic acid (10-undecanoic acid)

There is a very powerful probiotic, VSL#3, which should be used with caution.

More on what I've discovered later.

Anyway, what good is a Flames post without at least some mention of fasterners.

Credit: zBrown

The keys are rumoured to reside with these folks:



but there are nine locks and only eight keyholders?

that last would of course be the Prince:

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 18, 2013 - 03:46pm PT
I'm listening to Musical Migrations.

Dude's singing about "I'm in Limbo now."

Limbo.  This is not a vacation to Trinidad.
Limbo. This is not a vacation to Trinidad.
Credit: mouse from merced
Just how low were you?

And how low can you go?

I've never gone so low as to cheat at Scrabble.

Never.

What's the point?

It is a game of cunning and deceit already.

If one can't win using these tactics, you just need more games under your belt.

If I were to take that image and apply it to myself, I would look like this. http://blogs.independent.co.uk/2011/01/05/britainsfattestman-why-do-we-bully-fat-people/

And I'd never get under a limbo bar, in subjunctive theory.

It's wrong to bully anyone because of something they can't do or can't avoid doing because they are ill.

zBrown's sh#t is gold. No, make that platinum, sales are increasing now that he's been incommunicado. http://musicians.about.com/od/ip/g/platinumalbum.htm

Even fvcktup sheeit can be worth more than we know.



mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 19, 2013 - 04:21am PT
I came across a book that I thought was pretty fun to look through.

The title is Ghosts of Glen Canyon: History beneath LakePowell/C.Gregory Crampton/1989. Five bucks.

The George Steck rafting trip is at this link, showing home movies filmed in the fifties of Glen Canyon, Rainbow Bridge, and other features now inundated.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bx2hS_OV9c0
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 19, 2013 - 11:05am PT
Jan and Dean/Surf City (Here We Ain't)--From the movie Deadman's Curve
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8nao_z9NSs

Two to one you didn't know about the wreck.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_and_Dean

Jan and Dean were a rock and roll duo, popular from the late 1950s through the mid-1960s, consisting of William Jan Berry and Dean Ormsby Torrence. They were pioneers of the vocal "surf music" craze that was popularized by The Beach Boys. Among their most successful songs was "Surf City", which topped both the Billboard and Cashbox music charts in June 1963; "Drag City", which was a No. 10 hit on both the Billboard and Cashbox charts in 1963; and their song "The Little Old Lady from Pasadena", which peaked at No. 3. "Dead Man's Curve", which reached No. 8 on the Billboard charts in 1964, was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008.

In 1972 Torrence won the Grammy Award for Best Album Cover for the psychedelic rock band Pollution's first eponymous 1971 album, and was nominated three other times in the same category for albums of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.

On April 12, 1966, Berry received severe head injuries in an automobile accident on Whittier Drive, just a short distance from Dead Man's Curve in Beverly Hills, California, two years after the song had become a hit. He was on his way to a business meeting when he crashed his Corvette into a parked truck on Whittier Drive, near the intersection of Sunset Boulevard, in Beverly Hills. He also had separated from his girlfriend of seven years, singer-artist Jill Gibson, later a member of The Mamas & the Papas for a short time, who also had co-written several songs with him. Berry was in a coma for nearly two months; he awoke on the morning of June 16, 1966.

Berry traveled a long and difficult road toward recovery from brain damage and partial paralysis. He had minimal use of his right arm, and had to learn to write with his left hand. Doctors said he would never walk again, but he refused to give up, and ultimately succeeded. Torrence stood by his partner, maintaining their presence in the music industry, and keeping open the possibility that they would perform together again.

Credit: mouse from merced

Deuce Coupe/Bleach Boys
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W611kApLXJc
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 19, 2013 - 11:14am PT
Credit: mouse from merced
Every third Thursday evening at the Vista Winery on Hwy 140 this summe...
Every third Thursday evening at the Vista Winery on Hwy 140 this summer is an "event" featuring local car restorations. Get some!
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Credit: mouse from merced
Needed work, they were just getting into it and had come back just tod...
Needed work, they were just getting into it and had come back just today from a car show in SoCal. They got into deep wet ground and had to get some help pushing it.
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zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 21, 2013 - 03:44pm PT
Credit: Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 21, 2013 - 05:28pm PT
If that's the best you can do as an invalid, it's a grape effort.

This event LOOKS like fun, but for me, no event involving running or moving real fast appeals to me personally. It's fun watching the agony, though, of the feet. SUCKERS!
http://www.elkrun.com/event/great-grape-race-elkrun/

I have always avoided running as exercise. This began in PE, when I quit PE because I wanted to swim mompetitively. What's the first thing the coach made us do? Run.
Grape race.  I voted for Melanie Melonsugar.
Grape race. I voted for Melanie Melonsugar.
Credit: some hard-rocking artist in Northy Caroliny
This was way before the running craze got its start. Pre-Pre, if you know who Pre was. Some would have put his image on the Oregon flag. That wouldn't beavery nice, though, and it was just a thought.

Grape was the best flavor of Fizzies. Fizzies made water taste like a party, even though drinking that water meant you were gonna die after satisfying your thirst.

Pre didn't last long. Jimm Fixx died younger than expected. Ralph Nader's gonna run forever.
http://www.registercitizen.com/articles/2013/07/21/news/doc51eae69940948934254731.txt?viewmode=default

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