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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 15, 2014 - 09:43pm PT
A post from a dude named Robert on another channel...about fleas and sugar from Cuba.


I remember when Castro came to power.

It didnt' mean anything to me...I was only 8 or 9 years old. But i remember watching TV and The Tonight Show was on. (He [Steve Allen, host] was the predecessor to Jack Parr who preceded Johnny Carson who went before Jay Leno for all you x-generators here). Steve Allen sat down at the piano and started his own impromptu, Cuban Style Salsa of Batista Flees which was the headline of the NY TIMES when all this came about.

It's funny, the things we remember.

Robert


I have remembered this song, as well.

It went like, "My dog has Batista fleas...yada yada yada."


And the Bircheff Bros. stayed for a few years in the off-season on Avenida de las Pulgas, while Dave worked at a metal-plating gig, I think.


It pays to remember the small things, sometimes. Not this time, especially, but some of the time...

A lot of it is just noise.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5-RUCrWAqk

Zappa/How's Your Bird?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pammx7qRUA
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 16, 2014 - 10:07am PT
I was gonna day trip to the Valley today. It is not in the cards.

Just have things here need doin'. Playin' Euro-country today.

I blame Lollie and her English pies. Thanks for the idea, little lady. :0)



You can do this, too!

Yee-haw!

And this one's for neebee. I hope ulla preciate it.

And Mr. Moosedrool, here's yer pie and coffee, bub.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 16, 2014 - 02:39pm PT
It's not raining. I wish that it were raining. It would be nice to simply walk out and splash puddles.
April 2.  This did nada, basically, after one night.  Shyte.
April 2. This did nada, basically, after one night. Shyte.
Credit: mouse from merced
"This drought is ferocious isn't it, Ringo?"
"Yes, John, it certainly is feronious. We should work up Bog Dylan's song about droogs--we might get another chart-topper."
"That would be topping, lad!"
"Aye, wouldn't it?"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koqK7KXt-fU

Moosedrool is precious. It will grow excellent cabbages and lettuces when applied in a conscientious program of drip irrigation using refined drool and regular professional checkups by such as Khanom or Vicky.
Rainy Day Moose Number 2.12 & 66 &#40;b&#41;.
Rainy Day Moose Number 2.12 & 66 (b).
Credit: mouse from merced

There is still a chance for a decent pea crop this year...and possible whirled peas for us all. But it's a decidedly desperate chance.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 17, 2014 - 12:01am PT
The most commonly fractured bone in the foot, the calcaneous.
The most commonly fractured bone in the foot, the calcaneous.
Credit: mouse from merced
There are hobbles...and there are worse things than hobbles. This seems like one.

Sanskara, hope you get up and cracking soon. This must be a painful experience.

I'd like to say rSin is doing better, but he's having to deal with a hole in his gut daily, the result of his much-delayed hernia surgery, last I heard.


On the plus side of today's ledger, I saw this old warhorse yesterday. It's the size of two or more Le Cars, I'll bet.
Buick Wildcat rag-top at the Vets' Hall.
Buick Wildcat rag-top at the Vets' Hall.
Credit: mouse from merced

This evening's pink sky.
This evening's pink sky.
Credit: mouse from merced
The average tourist might not think of which tower is in the foreground of this video's fine photo.

But Throwpie knows.
moosedrool

climber
lost, far away from Poland
Apr 17, 2014 - 12:34am PT
Thanks Mouse!

Some Polish music, heh?

:)

Moose
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 17, 2014 - 09:45am PT
6:30 a.m. from my window.
6:30 a.m. from my window.
Credit: mouse from merced
The southern half of the view.
The southern half of the view.
Credit: mouse from merced
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de la Playa
Apr 17, 2014 - 11:05pm PT
Has Jeff checked in lately" I'm getting a little concerned.


zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de la Playa
Apr 17, 2014 - 11:08pm PT
Likewise


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 19, 2014 - 10:40am PT
Jeff called from his mom's yesterday...I failed to answer in time.

No one answered when I responded...Phone tag is simply a crime.

I can't seem to get this new phone to work properly...
Latest Apple slicer, parer, corer, phone.  Pretty average intelligence...
Latest Apple slicer, parer, corer, phone. Pretty average intelligence.
Credit: GI
I'm so Twentieth Century.

6:34 a.m. this morning.
6:34 a.m. this morning.
Credit: mouse from merced
6:37 a.m.
6:37 a.m.
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 19, 2014 - 03:11pm PT
Apple. (No Oranges.)


Walking away from a fool...and his money...on a hill?
"I got it."--Moosedrool

Hurry!

Band recital!
Sir Paul McCartney conducting, and my daughter got her doctorate at Rutgers, so there.

Followed by the Friday Night Fights, sponsored by Gillette Blue Blades!

Look & feel sharp as a new Dhouinard knifeblade!

Apple core!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 19, 2014 - 03:54pm PT
I stumbled toward the curtains and pulled them.

My mouth fell open in amazement. All I could see was blue.

Blue sky. Blue sea.

The sun reflected in the crests of tiny waves that dazzled the surface like diamonds, though the water appeared entirely smooth and undisturbed.

Blue. All shades of blue, unpaintably similar shades.

Sapphire. Indigo. Cerulean. Azure. Turquoise.

And so many other types of blue I could never identify.

So much blue, it had ceased to be blue at all and had became green and purple.

And in the sea, boats with their single masts, sunning themselves like lazy turtles.

I squinted, shaded my eyes, and tried to separate objects from glare.

I could vaguely make out the hulk of an island in the distance and another farther away, a hazy mirage on the horizon: to the left of my view, the remains of a castle with a round tower surrounded by ruined green walls.
--Misfortune by Wesley Stace

Ronnie Milsap/Too Late To Worry (Too Blue To Cry)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toRb_YBHsXY

Charles Ford Band/All These Blues
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHTXqMtKDRk
Credit: GI

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 19, 2014 - 10:04pm PT
Curious coincidence.
Credit: mouse from merced
Photo is credited to Edwin L. Braun, early fifties; part of the SC High Trip of '54.

Taken in the late sixties, early seventy.
The name of the man with the camera is Ernest Braun.
The name of the man with the camera is Ernest Braun.
Credit: mouse from merced
There is no photo credit but it is from an ad for Time/Life's Living Water.

Two E. Brauns. E.B. Hmmm...

Braunstein and Braunstein!  Braun and Braun?  Brother!
Braunstein and Braunstein! Braun and Braun? Brother!
Credit: mouse from merced

I think that Werner has an auntie and uncle living someplace in the Bay Area. Hmmm...

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 20, 2014 - 12:51pm PT
HAPPY EASTER from The Flames!
Paschal candle, Rome's Lenten Bic.
Paschal candle, Rome's Lenten Bic.
Credit: mouse from merced



zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de la Playa
Apr 21, 2014 - 10:47pm PT
has goldilocks checked in lately?

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 21, 2014 - 11:22pm PT
Nope.

But "Two Bears" checked out.
http://bismarcktribune.com/uncategorized/brad-two-bears/article_67e386df-2aa9-5ed1-a991-18ad1a11dbe1.html

In the year Liz passed there was a man named Brad Two Bears lived here in Atwater,
a member of their police force in some capacity, like volunteers or some such.

He was a former LA cop, a Sioux, and a practicing shaman. He and his wife were friends of Liz.
There was a to-do over her dying youngish and Brad came by to invoke the spirits,
leaving a small mound of tobacco as a propitiation, and it remained in place until he returned to reclaim it.

He's long gone, now, as well. He was pushing eighty then.

Are those Russian bears? I have some running dogs for them commie bastions.
http://www.weirdtwist.com/2012/12/russian-bear-hunting-dog-caucasian.html
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de la Playa
Apr 22, 2014 - 05:24pm PT
Those appear to be Three bears, not Russian bears.

The only one I ever knew who was an actual Native American was Smallfire Hawk.

He was with us the night we tried to outredneck the rednecks.

I do not know how Three Bears are related to Ten Bears except that there are definitely more.

Timid TopRope

Social climber
the land of Pale Ale
Apr 22, 2014 - 07:56pm PT
No bears but plenty of beers on Easter. One of yur old flames was there, however.
You can pick your friends but don't pick your friend's nose with a fork.
Rick n, Merry
Rick n, Merry
Credit: Timid TopRope
Merry Easter
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 22, 2014 - 09:31pm PT
Ah, yes. You were "mocking melodye" in yon mountains, weren't cha, cha-cha-cha.


Surrounders is a Bluegrass band integrated by Andalusian musicians of diverse musical backgrounds from the city of Seville, Spain. This new project was conceived towards the end of 2010, where Ramón Ramos had previously co-founded bluegrass bands which were pioneers in Andalucía, like The River String Band, Blue Mountain or Grasstones. This band delivers the real thing, a true revival.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 23, 2014 - 12:39pm PT
A big bundle a beartiful batch of fleurs.
A big bundle a beartiful batch of fleurs.
Credit: mouse from merced
Speaking of bears, you gotta love Berkeleyites:
Starting with Weej, working your way thru cousin Connie, good old Pratt and some others like him,
and finally zBrown and me,
a bunch of un-herdable cats and mice and chicks,
a weird Easter Parade of freaks found no place else excepting in Yosemite where many wash up running from one type of success.
Merry Braun would have made it there, in Berkeley, but she would make it anywhere.
Werner got lucky, you bet.

"We only love to love, child."--some mamma someplace sometime

Ain't no northside,
Ain't no southside,
We're just one big
Rainbow fraternity.

established 1946.

there is sex without college,
just as there is success without it:
it says so on the matchbook cover ads.http://larryrippeeandmollyreaart.blogspot.com/2013/01/larrys-vault-matchbook-covers-part-2.html
You'll go far, son, maybe even as far as Fresno or Sacto.  Who knows?
You'll go far, son, maybe even as far as Fresno or Sacto. Who knows?
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Needs a frame!
Needs a frame!
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Success avoids some, naturally.
Credit: mouse from merced
"It is the rich who are always with us, and that is why the poor are always with us."--Wesley STace
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 23, 2014 - 06:44pm PT
For cat likers, from the mysterious "Brooklyn" to my email to you.
My money's on the bird against that dim-wit of a feline.
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