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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 5, 2012 - 10:23am PT
Some of the vagaries of life in Merced are fun, some not

va·gar·y
noun, plural va·gar·ies.
1.
an unpredictable or erratic action, occurrence, course, or instance: the vagaries of weather; the vagaries of the economic scene.
2.
a whimsical, wild, or unusual idea, desire, or action.

to put it succinctedly.

suc·cinct
adjective
1. expressed in few words; concise; terse.
2. characterized by conciseness or verbal brevity.
3. compressed into a small area, scope, or compass.
4. Archaic. a. drawn up, as by a girdle. b. close-fitting. c. encircled, as by a girdle.

having a roof fall in on your bathtub
nearly severing a finger while butchering at a carnitas feast
flopping the VW bug over on its side in the h.s. parking lot
actually finding work

Mundane, but highlights nonetheless.

It's all changing, though. The show's going on the road.

Be-bop top that, Kerouac.

Oh, yeah...I guess he is the top cat.

I can be the top mouse.

zBrown, better call shotgun!




Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Dec 5, 2012 - 10:41am PT
As a chicken told me, some challenges, when topped too often, will bring you to the bottom. It's all metaphores of course

... off course.

A ditch is a ditch, but ditches or drains can be constructed in different ways that give them different legal status. And some ditches are not drains.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 5, 2012 - 11:23am PT
Of Corse.

A haha is fence in a ditch. It can be got around, under, over, or through, just like the Pall Malls I used to smoke in the Navy, where particular people congregated.
Credit: mouse from merced
Some fences are unbreachable.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Dec 5, 2012 - 12:19pm PT

Down the drain.
In style.

Ed: You're an artist Gypsy. Keep it coming.
Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Dec 5, 2012 - 12:35pm PT
the drain

http://www.flickr.com/photos/gypsyflores/216523109/
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 5, 2012 - 12:47pm PT
Down the Dwain. Yep.

Down the Uppsala Staircase.

Downieville.

Lake Graegle, pelicans.
Lake Graegle, pelicans.
Credit: Lisa Milano
My parents used to go to Graegle every year with a group of friends
Salmon Lake, Plumas Co.
Salmon Lake, Plumas Co.
Credit: Kingforth

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1089821&msg=1092079#msg1092079

I had my own. To my knowledge, Millis never met my folks. I met his mom, of course, on the trip to JT in '70. And his two brothers.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Dec 5, 2012 - 01:06pm PT
Mouse:
Your OP was not clear about the intent of the thread. Do you prefer not-Yosemite-stuff not to be posted on this thread? I can stop posting OT.

The Yosemite Flames value of OT stuff in this thread, is that it keeps your Flames thread reposted more often. "Wide" threads with a bit of temperature tend to be posted more often than "narrower", more focused threads that easily burn out and end up in the ashes. It's a balance.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 5, 2012 - 01:22pm PT
What's balance have to do with it?--Tina Burner-OuterSpace-Time-Continuum-BoomBoom-Flake-eMouse

The wider the fish, the more net you need.

The more fish you release, the more karmic you feel.

The more karmic you feel the better.

And so feed your mice, release your fish--they're not your dish, and say your grace at every fishless meal.

Unless you live in Corsica and fish for a living.

Any Seine pursen knows that.
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Dec 5, 2012 - 02:04pm PT
I think I misplaced mine. may I have shotgun please, please, please.


-James (Don't Callme mrPostman) Brown



Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Dec 5, 2012 - 02:16pm PT
Credit: Gypsy

The Seine at night (from my visit to Paris in 2011)
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 5, 2012 - 03:15pm PT
Vito.
Vito.
Credit: GI
Fabrizio.
Fabrizio.
Credit: GI
Seriously, you have to love the Mediterranean peoples.


For years now, a growing number of my constituents have been of Italian descent and I've come to know them well. They have honored me with their support and with their friendship. Indeed I can proudly say that some of my very best friends are Italian Americans...These hearings on the Mafia are in no way whatsoever a slur upon the great Italian people. Because I can state from my own knowledge and experience that Italian Americans are among the most loyal, most law-abiding, patriotic, hard-working American citizens in this land. And it would be a shame, Mr. Chairman, if we allowed a few rotten apples to give a bad name to the whole barrel. Because from the time of the great Joaquin Muriettaup through the time of Gypsy Rose Lee, right up until the present day, with such Congressmen as Sonny Bono and Al Franken (names are deceiving), Italian Americans have been pioneers in building and defending our great nation. They are the salt of the earth, and they're one of the backbones of this country.--Sen. Geary, the GFII

Why do you think the french word for "to carry" is portager?

Because it took the Portagees that long to decide what to do with the wheel? Noooo. But that was good.

The Finns, however, didn't need the wheel, having sleds. But no toboggans. And reindeer. Many-many reindeer.

Gotta love Rudolf. Bright, colorful dude.


Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Dec 5, 2012 - 03:20pm PT
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

Joaquin Murietta was Mexican...actually a Californio

which probably meant somewhere in his origin was native-american mixed with spanish.

I am a portagee
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 5, 2012 - 03:34pm PT
Credit: beautiful Norway
Credit: Beautiful Norway
Credit: Beautiful Norway
Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Dec 5, 2012 - 03:44pm PT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOMyTMeeJZc
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 5, 2012 - 03:48pm PT
Weight. Just wait. Not Tom Waitts. Not Waitress In a Doughnut Shop.

Not The Weight (Annie's had enough). if you wait patiently it won't come any sooner. Waiting isn't worth waiting for.

The Grateful Dead Live at Merramec Community College 1970-05-14
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bK5bMF8B2Z4

Lyrics By: Robert Hunter
Music By: Jerry Garcia

Please don't dominate the rap, Jack
If you got nothing new to say
If you please, don't back up the track
This train's got to run today

I spent a little time in the mountain
Spent a little time on the hill
I heard some say "better run away"
Others say "better stand still"

Now I don't know but I've been told
It's hard to run with the weight of gold
Other hand I heard it said
It's just as hard with the weight of lead

Who can deny? Who can deny?
It's not just a change in style
One step done and another begun
In I wonder how many miles?

I spent a little time on the mountain
Spent a little time on the hill
Things went down we don't understand
But I think in time we will

Now I don't know but I was told
In the heat of the sun a man died of cold
Do we keep on coming or stand and wait
With the sun so dark and the hour so late?

You can't overlook the lack Jack
Of any other highway to ride
It's got no signs or dividing lines
And very few rules to guide

I spent a little time on the mountain
Spent a little time on the hill
I saw things getting out of hand
I guess they always will

Now, I don't know but I've been told
If the horse don't pull, you got to carry the load
I don't know whose back's that strong
Maybe find out before too long

One way or another
One way or another
One way or another
This darkness got to give
[etc]

Millis.
Millis.
Credit: TCarter
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Dec 5, 2012 - 05:22pm PT


Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Dec 5, 2012 - 09:52pm PT
Bastia, Corsica 2011
Bastia, Corsica 2011
Credit: Gypsy


You cursed brat, look what you've done to me! I'm meeeeeeeeeeeeeeelltinnnnnnnnng

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aopdD9Cu-So

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nauLgZISozs
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 6, 2012 - 02:39am PT
Where's the Bird?
Where's the Bird?
Credit: Mtn.mag
We know where Waldo be. At.

PBBB/Born in Chicago
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBCEst6dWx4

Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Dec 6, 2012 - 07:39am PT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaV-S5ivX3E
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 6, 2012 - 01:33pm PT
East-West was a nice wake-up. I listened to it while I shaved.

I'm going to the movies, then see about plane tickets to TdF.

Or near Iviza.

Here's the West (Mediterranean).
Credit: mouse from merced

Here's the East Indian Ocian).
Who is that masked booby in the foreground?
Who is that masked booby in the foreground?
Credit: Louis Marden NGS
Have a nice day.
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