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Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
U.N. Ambassador, Crackistan
Mar 31, 2014 - 05:14pm PT
Where oh where has our old mouse gone?

I'm a bit worried.


None of that Ultimate Chimney crap, m'kay?


Where are you mouse????


Don't end up like Burl!


I mean, we got our hair done and everything!


We dug, drilled and pumped the internets for information... nothing!


Out on the flats of Fresno? Nothing!


Down at the Mission? Nothing doing!


Stairway to heaven? I sure hope not!


Ah! I bet he's under a bridge?


Mouse where are you? I leave for a week and the whole world turns to shit!

DMT
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Mar 31, 2014 - 06:20pm PT
hey there say, zbrown, dingus, and all...

so, no mouse, yet?? :(
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 2, 2014 - 09:36pm PT
hey there say... still hoping for mouse to get back online...hoping and praying that he is okay...

any more news... ?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 3, 2014 - 08:10am PT
A DENIER is a person with his head in the sand.

I do not deny that my head has been in the sand.

Therefore, I am still confused.

Did the blood rush to my head, causing me to black out, fall and not be able to rise?

No.

Did I go off on a toot?

No.

Did my internet funding cease?

Yes.

Am I back?

I was never there. How can I answer that? Do I look like a trichotomy?

To wit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trichotomy_(philosophy);

You kids have been awfully good since I have been away, if I was away.

What have you guys REALLY been up to?

Climbing? Nah, it's too wet.

So here's the Cranky Old Man, going on about his parenting style. He's Joe Bob Briggs's nicer side, ya ask me.

WHAT DID YOU DO TO HIM?

Perhaps the greatest validation a parent can receive is for his own children to emulate his parenting style. I recently observed my son copying one of my main parenting rules…never be a referee. Actually I did not realize this was my rule until my son reminded me.

One of the Crankettes came running to my son complaining that he was pushed and hit by his older sibling. My son’s response?

“What did you do to him?”

“Nothing.”

“Nothing?”

“I tookt his ball.”

“Give the ball back and stop fighting.”

The Crankette returned to his brother and they went on playing without incident.

My son then turned to me and said,

“I learned that from you, you know.”

“Learned what.”

“That the way to stop from being a referee is to always take the non-whiners side. You always did that. Mike and I learned quickly to never bring you into an argument. We settled our battles without you because you always asked, ‘What did you do to him’.”

“Really.”

“Oh yeah, one time Mike and I got into a fight when you and mom were out to dinner. He pushed me and just as you and mom came home, I punched him in the nose. His nose started to bleed. He didn’t have a chance to retaliate. He didn’t cry, but he was mad at me. He was mad at me because,

‘Now I’m going to be in trouble because dad is going to ask what did I do to make you punch me.’

Sure enough, you heard the ruckus, came upstairs, saw Mike’s bloody nose and yelled,

‘What did you do to make Matt punch you?’

Because you always assumed any battle was the result of retaliation from what the other must have done, we never bothered to bring you into our battles. I am using the same technique.”

I am so proud!
Posted by joeh (the Cranky Old Man)

He took my parts!
Ugly.  Missing parts.  NOT a trichotomy, but maybe a "tricartomy."  Ma...
Ugly. Missing parts. NOT a trichotomy, but maybe a "tricartomy." Maybe even a collaboration or a (hush) conspiracy?
Credit: mouse from merced
Shiny.  It runs, too.
Shiny. It runs, too.
Credit: mouse from merced
What did you do to your poor little brother?
Using parts from the blue unit to run.
Using parts from the blue unit to run.
Credit: mouse from merced
I knew he was gonna say that!

Buy American when you can.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Motors

And when you preserve.
You washed the rings too, right?
You washed the rings too, right?
Credit: GI
No, I replaced them with new ones. The old set was worn out.



T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Apr 3, 2014 - 08:18am PT
Mouse,
back in the house!
Welcome back.
Flame on!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 3, 2014 - 08:36am PT
Good morning, Tad.
Buy American cheese.  The process is ongoing.
Buy American cheese. The process is ongoing.
Credit: mouse from merced
Good morning, neebee.

And the rest of the mice and Evel and ThisJustIn and DMT...

It gouda been true.

But the truth is still out there, X-Files style.

Weather's still unsettled, according to Chaucer.
Non abbiamo bisogno di nessun badge pellegrino puzzolenti! Siamo Flames!

Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
April Fools!!!!!!!!
April Fools!!!!!!!!
Credit: mouse from merced
Evel

Trad climber
Nedsterdam CO
Apr 3, 2014 - 09:20am PT
Hiya Mouse! Chaucers spot on for the weather here. Just under two feet of fresh overnite, still coming down. WOOT!
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
U.N. Ambassador, Crackistan
Apr 3, 2014 - 09:23am PT
Ah the bounty of Spring!


We kept the lights on for you mouse.


DMT
Ottawa Doug

Social climber
Ottawa, Canada
Apr 3, 2014 - 10:11am PT
Hey Mr. Mouse,

Awesome pics. Great to see you are back. Always enjoy your insights on this site!!! Thanks for helping with my psyche pre-climb last year.

Cheers,
Doug
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 3, 2014 - 10:46am PT
Spring.
Beatles fan in Bear Creek.
Beatles fan in Bear Creek.
Credit: mouse from merced

To keep things current, let's check events, shall we?
http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/chart-beat/1555851/april-4-1964-the-beatles-control-entire-top-five-on-billboard

No. 1, "Can't Buy Me Love"
No. 2, "Twist and Shout"
No. 3, "She Loves You"
No. 4, "I Want to Hold Your Hand"
No. 5, "Please Please Me"

Five X Four, my kinda thing.

Nawmean?
Twist and Shout, American Fork Style.
Twist and Shout, American Fork Style.
Credit: Mr. M. Matson

1961, "It's been so long, You better wait a minute..."
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 3, 2014 - 11:03am PT
It works out that several many of the Four's best are from an earlier broadcast.

they had me going, like i knew they wood...

ah...ah...ah....ahh bayby...

twisted fine

shaken bayby

And it's only 5.5X, let's go to Blimpie's, also a favorite in places besides Hoboken.
To go or not Togo's?  Whaddya?
To go or not Togo's? Whaddya?
Credit: mouse from merced
https://www.blimpie.com/about/the_blimpie_story.html

No shyte, Rainbows AND Unicorns?
Biscuits AND Gravy?
Biscuits AND Gravy?
Credit: mouse from merced


amyjo

Trad climber
Apr 3, 2014 - 11:42am PT


Mouse!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 3, 2014 - 12:03pm PT
Food Porn for the feet.

photo not found
Missing photo ID#216385
Duck AND Cover, Ron. For your aural delectation.
Hiding heads and hiding tails,
Keeps alive the mice and quails.

Potted gamebird and la chèvre de montagne de purée de foie.

On a Ritz, Cracker.




mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 3, 2014 - 12:22pm PT
Amyjo!

Hiya!

Courthouse Park, March 31.  There is another one.
Courthouse Park, March 31. There is another one.
Credit: mouse from merced
"qvack-qvack"--Dillis the Duck
"qvack-qvack"--Dillis the Duck
Credit: mouse from merced
He stillis the Millis.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 3, 2014 - 03:40pm PT
hey there say.... three cheers, for mouse!!!!


*no, not the wash soap... ;)


say, not only do you show up, you show up with great fatherly advice, shared as it has moved into a NEW generations... :)

i too, have had some great family stuff... will email you later...
right now, my 23 year old dear bobby-bob cat, has died... :(
he was doing even-keel (for a non sailor, very well)but when i had to do that
miracle trip, about my dear daddy's memorial, the FIVE man-and-gal crew, could only do so much, for each critter... thus, my bobby-bob, did not get extra feedings, ... he did not look well when i got back... just waited for him to feed on back up, but--nope, the vet and i pretty much knew:
last legs... and those failed him, a few days later...

special help came, but we'd not go for huge test, we let him die at home,
and, thus he did...


on to the next gereration of my cats... is this:
only be a referee: if they have claws in each other, and then:
do NOT do it with word-spay, but water-spray...


you did well, mouse, for those kids!!!

say, and you did WELL, getting back here...

not many folks, love the clouds to roll in when waiting for spring and hoping for winter to leave...
but:

clouds here--which are very lovely pics, by the-flames-way, :)
are just meaning that mouse will RAIN down some
wonderful shares, and spring up to fresh things, and
keep reining over merced-action, here...

god bless and welcome back, though you were not gone... :))
i supposed, we SHOULD actually welcome THE COMPUTER CONNECTION back
instead, ;))

*except, it might make a habit of 'bowing out' just so you can 'bow' to
it's welcome, again... ;)


edit:
forgot...
i so much love that pretty colored woodduck? is it...
thanks for all the 'in coming' shares... :)

edit:
dingus, wow, great spring shot and neat rainbow, thanks for sharing, :)
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de la Playa
Apr 3, 2014 - 04:28pm PT




Merced Hills Golf Club, CLOSED 2002
5320 N Lake Rd
Merced, California, 95340
Phone: CLOSED

Submit more photos of this course

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 4, 2014 - 06:06am PT
They were finding some lost golf balls during pre-construction out at the UC campus, when they did some leveling and filling in of the golf course--which had been there maybe all of five years.

So few photos probably exist. I played on the course maybe three times, two for sure. The Oakland Raiders had a decent team back then, I recall. It was that long ago.



Merced is now 125 years old and growing...er, getting more dense?

"Grow Merced. Put this sticker on your car's bumper. Just do it. It's progress."

April 1, 1889, the place incorporated, opened for business, became a "hub city" like Redding, Chico, Marysville, Sacto, Stockton, Motown, Fresburg, Visalia, Goshen, Bakersfield.

My dear child and I attended the Hundredth Anniversary parade in '89, which was held on M Street, a very unusual venue for this town. It was rather special, come to think.

This year, the Merced Theater held a commemoration by having folks attend a film and a giveaway of eight hundred cupcakes there. A handful of admiring Congressmen and Assemblymen sent greetings in recognition of our expanding history, then Mayor Thurston delivered a speech which he may have written for an eighth grade civics class as a young teen--replete with history of the burg which was REPEATED IMMEDIATELY AFTER during the playing of a CD from the Historical Society--and THEN the cupcake handout.

Then, and only then...

did we get to see Joe E. Brown starring in Local Boy Makes Good, the film first shown at the Merced Theater in 1931, following its construction.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0022085/plotsummary?ref_=tt_ov_pl

There were five or six old classic cars and trucks parked in the old school DIAGONAL PARKING, which was helped by the fact that they roped off the street for the block.

I failed to bring my camera. I scored an extra cupcake, plus a piece of the cake which was in the shape of the Merced Theater, which is a piece of "Spanish Revival" architecture, BTW, like the VFW Hall.

I did take some early morning shots that April Fools' Day. They were decent.
Seven o'clock, a.m.
Seven o'clock, a.m.
Credit: mouse from merced

And this is the "gag shot"--lame, huh?
Ah, who can try and catch the wind?
Ah, who can try and catch the wind?
Credit: mouse from merced
I liked this of all that I took last week. It is spring green in the tree-tops in Tree City.
Looking north toward Bear Creek and Castle Airport from Middle Earth.
Looking north toward Bear Creek and Castle Airport from Middle Earth.
Credit: mouse from merced
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de la Playa
Apr 4, 2014 - 01:15pm PT


http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=539369&tn=15940#msg2379127
Timid TopRope

Social climber
the land of Pale Ale
Apr 4, 2014 - 02:10pm PT
Welcome back to the pack, Jack. I returned my funeral suit with matching shoes.

Hey zBrown, Is this place still open? After urethane wheels came on the scene. We started envisioning something better and more legal than the concrete jungle drainage ditches and abandoned pools.
Skatopia in Northern San Diego County was the first skate park we had heard about and often would make the drive for a "sesh" as at the time (1976?) there weren't any in O.C.

My circa 1977 skate pass.
My circa 1977 skate pass.
Credit: Timid TopRope
Not a selfie. Not the hottest I ever looked but maybe the goofiest. Throwback Thursday on Fish Friday.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de la Playa
Apr 4, 2014 - 07:08pm PT
dare I say there, hey Timid - skating has been very, very good to somebody

but it seems that your memory is now just a memory

you could try Santa Rosa, Truckee or Mammoth though


http://skatopia.net/skateparklist


http://www.isk8dir.com/node/2445

lookee here too

http://skatopia.net/index.php?q=gallery&g2_itemId=15403
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