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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 26, 2014 - 01:28am PT
Chess in the eleventh grade.
Ma Nature on the brain.  "Range of Light, John."  "Light in the Sugarl...
Ma Nature on the brain. "Range of Light, John." "Light in the Sugarloaf?" "Range of Light, John." "Sierra Nevada Light Ale?" "5.3+, John. Go to the coffee shop, John."
Credit: mouse from merced
Famous botanist and explorer?  That sort of takes away the shine.  Ran...
Famous botanist and explorer? That sort of takes away the shine. Range of White Queen's Cardinal to Absolutly Free Black King's Pawn 4.
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Check.
Check.
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Venus In Furs
from The Velvet Underground & Nico

Shiny, shiny, shiny boots of leather
Whiplash girl child in the dark
Comes and goes, your servant, don't forsake him
Strike, dear mistress, and cure his heart

Downy sins of streetlight fancies
Chase the costumes she shall wear
Ermine furs adorn the imperious
Severin, Severin awaits you there

I am tired, I am weary
I could sleep for a thousand years
A thousand dreams that would awake me
Different colors made of tears

Kiss the boot of shiny, shiny leather
Shiny leather in the dark
Tongue of thongs, the belt that does await you
Strike, dear mistress, and cure his heart

Severin, Severin, speak so slightly
Severin, down on your bended knee
Taste the whip, in love not given lightly
Taste the whip, now plead for me

I am tired, I am weary
I could sleep for a thousand years
A thousand dreams that would awake me
Different colors made of tears

Shiny, shiny, shiny boots of leather
Whiplash girl child in the dark
Severin, your servant comes in bells
Please don't forsake him
Strike, dear mistress, and cure his heart

This link explains the song lyrics.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_in_Furs

MooseCruel, you bitch. :0)
Take that.

Climbing can never be a companion, only your mistress or master.
DON'T CONTADICT ME, WORM!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 27, 2014 - 02:58am PT
T Hocking, answering your question from the other thread about the Tioga upgrade.

I don't need no steenkin' upgrade and my apartment don't neither.

Here, take a look, but first lemme 'splain the plan here. No apartments get renovated until the tenants move out. Then, they get around to it, depending. Some empties get fixed up quick, others are left with stains, ehem, reminiscent of the stalls on yer CD.

In my place the carpet and tile are new as of 2012, and the same for the AC/heater. The carpet soesn't match the drapes because I have only a Venusian Blind Fly Trap in the window. The paint...meh.

I visited Feaver today in the Star Bar and went to his place around the corner. I like mine bettr by far, as it's homier by far, but I work at it while he sits in the Star Bar, has a monster TV at home, and is happy living over Bobby Staring's garage..,So WTF.
My front door, shortly before it was painted, along with the hallway w...
My front door, shortly before it was painted, along with the hallway walls. Straight through, it's about thirty feet. The back wall is about fifteen max. I keep my bike close to the door, and it's a bit of a squeeze.
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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 27, 2014 - 08:40am PT
Bookcase in the entrance hall.  Non-functioning bike.
Bookcase in the entrance hall. Non-functioning bike.
Credit: mouse from merced
Looking back at the hall from the window wall.  Bunk bed on right.
Looking back at the hall from the window wall. Bunk bed on right.
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Hall and kitchen area.
Hall and kitchen area.
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All the conveniences.
All the conveniences.
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Living area and computer chair.
Living area and computer chair.
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Desk and work area.
Desk and work area.
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My new bookshelf next to the bunk beds.
My new bookshelf next to the bunk beds.
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The view from my window, this morning, about an hour ago.
The view from my window, this morning, about an hour ago.
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T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Feb 27, 2014 - 09:36am PT
Thanks for the tour Mouse.

I see you still have your Merced H.S. Letter award (M),
swimming right?

I still have mine, Arlington H.S. Riverside Ca. football and tennis.
Mine is on a lettermans jacket that is way, way too small.

Lettermans jackets must have lost their appeal, you don't see them on kids much these days.

Our mementoes of years gone bye.

Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
U.N. Ambassador, Crackistan
Feb 27, 2014 - 11:04am PT
Thanks for that Mouse.

Say if you ever get around to it? A picture of your picture wall, and perhaps a line or two about some of them and why they hold your heart so?

Cheers
DMT
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Feb 27, 2014 - 11:07am PT
Nice Mr Mouse! And the BAT MOBILE! Mannnnn that brings back memories- Saugus junction store- where i scrimped and saved for that very model..!



ps: your monicker in Choctaw is "Pinti"...
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Mar 2, 2014 - 06:03am PT
hey there say, mouse... was hoping you may have a yosemite report, if you made it up there to see the festival-light presentation...

hope you made it back, safe, by now...

:)

am trying to see all those neat apt, pics now...

will stop on back, later... very busy, for a few reasons, here,
at home, :)
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 3, 2014 - 06:47am PT
Dingus, briefly, the wall started with the print-outs of various spires, then worked its way to the OK Corral fixation, then to the banner year of SF sports, tag-teaming with men's mags and mom's kitsch.

There will be pix in plenty. U betcha.

Springtime means n00bish green things.
Soria.  UPS, retired, afficianado of Mariposa roads, MHS, '63.
Soria. UPS, retired, afficianado of Mariposa roads, MHS, '63.
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MFM.
MFM.
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Gerardo.  LA transplant, dynamite omeleteer.
Gerardo. LA transplant, dynamite omeleteer.
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Prickly.
Prickly.
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Au cinéma.
Au cinéma.
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I'm a teaser, a geezer, a lemon squeezer.
I'm a teaser, a geezer, a lemon squeezer.
Credit: mouse from merced


More sepia than UPS Brown, not so zBrown, more like Girl Scout Brownie...
More sepia than UPS Brown, not so zBrown, more like Girl Scout Brownies berets brown, nawmean? Less of a maritime thing, more of a riverine gig. Not quite so much salt. Girl Scout Cookies. mmmm....
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Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Flowers
Flowers
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A Poem, by Henry Gibson, appropriate for the YVRR: "The eyelash is a f...
A Poem, by Henry Gibson, appropriate for the YVRR: "The eyelash is a friend to man. It lives to serve the eye. It fights the dirt and dust and grime, And keeps the eyeball dry."
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The NW Wall of the Past, includes Jim Shirley's kids, my kid, THE Niece, the Bermingham kids on Lenna's birthday, Amy's two kids, me with two of Liz's nephkids, Moses and Aaron in the desert, Liz feeding me cake, and Liz's resting spot at Seal Rock, the Cliff House, Great Highway, SF. Under the Tombstone: The Town Too Tough To Die movie poster.
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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 3, 2014 - 07:49am PT
Derek and CArolyn Daley of Merced.  Carolyn, a Silva, is from the west...
Derek and CArolyn Daley of Merced. Carolyn, a Silva, is from the west side of Merced County, Hilmar/Newman.
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Thanks from the deep down bottom of my heart, for the ride, the ticket, and the camping. And the fun without the sun!
Glenn Denny, pointing to the scenes of his youth on that old relief ma...
Glenn Denny, pointing to the scenes of his youth on that old relief map relic out back of the Yosemite Museum. In glorious black and white, yet!
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I happened to be shooting in the Indian Village next to the Yosemite Museum, when along came this giant gnome, another one-time denizen of the vicinity of North Merced County, like Delhi, being exposed to country ways, see. Then he had to become a "town kid," and that was followed eventually by an apprenticeship under that Batso dude with that whole posse. This old plaster of Paris map is just a foot taller than Glenn, probably weighs a lot more, too.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 3, 2014 - 08:17am PT
Yosemite Steve.
Why so stern, Vern?  Pressure to perform, Mouse.  Perfection = driven....
Why so stern, Vern? Pressure to perform, Mouse. Perfection = driven. You know.
Credit: mouse from merced
7.5--a mediocre try. Too much knee in that mantel, miss.
7.5--a mediocre try. Too much knee in that mantel, miss.
Credit: mouse from merced
Sochi was big LAST week.
Lost Arrow/Last Arrow.  Yosemite Post Office silver iodide rain thing.
Lost Arrow/Last Arrow. Yosemite Post Office silver iodide rain thing.
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Reverie on the porch of the old Mountain Shop, next to the Post Office...
Reverie on the porch of the old Mountain Shop, next to the Post Office. One foot in the golden past, one in the present, all green still, after all these years.
Credit: mouse from merced
The porch is now part of the Wilderness of Bureaucracy governing the Wilderness. No more YMS "GCAR" T-shirts.
Mistress Merry Braun.  "Smile lines chase shadows Away from Werner's d...
Mistress Merry Braun. "Smile lines chase shadows Away from Werner's door And Simon slumber on."
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"Rescue me, Come on and take my heart."
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 3, 2014 - 08:50am PT
I'm tempted to think "synch."
This seldom-exposed bottom feeder says, "Thunk sunk."  Erie, eh?
This seldom-exposed bottom feeder says, "Thunk sunk." Erie, eh?
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"Kiss me, you pool."
"Kiss me, you pool."
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The immediate past history of Merced River flow in the Valley.
The immediate past history of Merced River flow in the Valley.
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The Boulder at the Bend, on Merced across from the EC parking lot on N...
The Boulder at the Bend, on Merced across from the EC parking lot on Northside Drive.
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The East Buttress of El Capitan, Merced River reflection.
The East Buttress of El Capitan, Merced River reflection.
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Credit: mouse from merced
NUMQUID VEL DIORITE.
NUMQUID VEL DIORITE.
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T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Mar 3, 2014 - 09:06am PT
Cool pics my cool friend!
Hope you had FUN in the Ditch,
Tad
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 3, 2014 - 11:10am PT
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Home at last.
Home at last.
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Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Cedar old guy.
Cedar old guy.
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Old oak, YNP Post Office.
Old oak, YNP Post Office.
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Incense cedars, same spot.
Incense cedars, same spot.
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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 3, 2014 - 02:28pm PT
A Fire Down Below
An exclusive for The Flames thread, from L. Mouse de la Merced.

For Sterling Johnson and the Cast and Crew of Through the Eyes of a Buffalo Soldier, it was a huge night...(continued on pagina Quatro).
"Don't blame me for your success, Mister Ranger."
"Don't blame me for your success, Mister Ranger."
Credit: GI
Sheldon Parker as Sgt. Sheldon Seen, zBrown's Go-To Enlisted Guy.
Sheldon Parker as Sgt. Sheldon Seen, zBrown's Go-To Enlisted Guy.
Credit: GI
...oops, ran out of copy.

I would have stuck around for the whole film, except for my embarrassing coughing fit.
"Be polite, Brian. You might have paid for your seat, but others paid just as much to see a cough-free performance."--Bobbye

And this was the Premiere, after all.

I loved what I saw, pertaining to Freedom, especially.



The Alternative Filmic Pride Prize, the Oscar the Grouch Award.
The Oskar, aka the Green Hammy.
The Oskar, aka the Green Hammy.
Credit: GI
Mike Massa, KVIZ news, interviews the namesake.
Mike Massa, KVIZ news, interviews the namesake.
Credit: GI
Oscar de la Groucho, stat and director of Without Wages in Sinaloa, co-produced by Oscar de la Hoya, Karl-Oscar of Minnesota (rich bacelor farmer), and by the new film, Oscar is Always Right On, coming to Drive-In Theaters only, due to recent adwances in Smella-vision techniques.
Credit: GI

Glenn Denny, film legend &#40;"El Capitan"&#41;, accompanied by Jason ...
Glenn Denny, film legend ("El Capitan"), accompanied by Jason Fitzpatrick, of "Mile, Mile and a Half" fame.
Credit: mouse from merced
It's my inner paparazzo, friends--he just won't let go.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 3, 2014 - 03:22pm PT
From the Kids of Greeley Hill.
From the Kids of Greeley Hill.
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They rock, crush, and sift for facts about their hamlets.  Historical ...
They rock, crush, and sift for facts about their hamlets. Historical play is their thing, Alex.
Credit: mouse from merced
Honorable Mention for the combined efforts of Coultervillians, Greeley...
Honorable Mention for the combined efforts of Coultervillians, Greeley Hillians, and other Outlandish Mountain Wild Ones.
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Didaction on Highway 49.
Alex 3.0 alone on Thank God Ledge, doing it the standard way.
Alex 3.0 alone on Thank God Ledge, doing it the standard way.
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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 4, 2014 - 05:21am PT
For the Plaidman, in whatever guise.
Clad in plaid the lad is not sad, just a bit too seriously Scots.  But...
Clad in plaid the lad is not sad, just a bit too seriously Scots. But looks are deceiving, like e and i and their order with c before.
Credit: Gene Outre, GI
You rock when you climb and reach for the skies.

"The first pitch is the hardest pitch, but where the heck is it?"--MisteriousE
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 4, 2014 - 05:52am PT
It is time to Trip Report.

The lollygags are off. The punch lines are coming to a theater near you.

I liked camping in Upper Pines this week. It had distinct advantages over Camp 4, according to Mrs. Carolyn Daley, camping enthusiast and Martha of the Outdoors in my eyes. She's from Newman, near Hilmar, which does nothing to explain her talents, but let's say she is organized like Old Charlie Wooster from Rawhide. Not to mention that she's much better to look at.

We rolled into camp, Derek and I, at around ten p.m. on Friday. How long Carolyn had been there, I am not sure, but since the early morning, for sure. She elected to take a site in the Upper Pines Camp when she figured that walking in to Camp 4 with 3 canopies & two tents was just TOO INTENSE an experience. So we had the best site, in the first loop, near the main road and the toilet, each only requiring a slight jog to the shuttle stop or the turlett. And it was set up and still dry, as well.

It was cold, though, and boring, for her, having to wait for us, but she made do. If there were a bible quote you might like about faithful and dutiful wives, otay, this is the place for it.

I prefer this one shot of many wives.
Learn to live with, is my advice.
Learn to live with, is my advice.
Credit: mouse from merced
All the pix of camp are blurred, the autofocus thing again...

More, later today. Why rush good things?
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Mar 4, 2014 - 07:30am PT
hey there say, mouse... wow, nice report... say, later this week i will have faster computer service, thanks to my kind brother (chappy) ... so i will see the pics, then...

say, as to this:

I would have stuck around for the whole film, except for my embarrassing coughing fit.
"Be polite, Brian. You might have paid for your seat, but others paid just as much to see a cough-free performance."--Bobbye

MOMs sure know how to say it, don't they...
good kind advice, sticks with us, for years...
they may THINK it goes in-and-out our ears...
but in the 'long run' it's a hip-hip ha'ray!


:)
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 4, 2014 - 05:43pm PT
Here's a thing my bud John Feaver sent to my mail.

Grandma's Thanksgiving Invite. Thank you, Feaver, Fiver, Flivver.
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/funny-farm/110797-grandma-s-dinner-thanksgiving-invitation-family.html
WARNING! Gun blog...

Hiya, Ronster!

and

neebee faster than sound...

this I need to see!

WOW, MOM!

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 5, 2014 - 12:57am PT
FLASH!!!!!

FLETCHER LIVES FOR HIS KIDS.
Credit: mouse from merced
His kids surround him with a cocoon of light.

Thank you, and have a great Lent, gent!!!!
What's a Marty Graw, Ma?
What's a Marty Graw, Ma?
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Get your kids up and dance and sing...

One Sew True,
Two Sew Blue,
Three Sew New,
Four too few.
Five, five two,
Size six shoe,
Seven, heaven,
Eight, oh you.
Nine, me too,
Ten, jive you,
Eleven, one two,
Twelve, on cue.
Credit: mouse from merced
"Dozens and dozens of babies, Carl."--Mrs. Newlywed Sagan
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