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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 4, 2014 - 09:05pm PT
Old Blue.
Old Blue.
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Old water, new formation.  Infinite only seems so.  Go beyond infinity...
Old water, new formation. Infinite only seems so. Go beyond infinity.
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Doing my part.  What about your help?  It's better by far you should d...
Doing my part. What about your help? It's better by far you should die drinkin' this than that Keystone Light piss. Redeem me, Oh Lord!
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In the blink of an eye, there go I.
And before I can cry, "I'm gone,"
I am,
In the blink of an eye.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujò de la Playa
Aug 4, 2014 - 09:06pm PT
BTW

Happy Birthday

Percy Bysshe Shelley
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 4, 2014 - 09:43pm PT
Rawn,
From black and white to color...film at 11:00.
From black and white to color...film at 11:00.
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The Doors perceive and sing, "POOF!"

You do not get out alive. The well-known blurs lyricist, Y.B. Trite, once he got famous, said,

"If you get out and about, gal, you'll be out on parade.
You be sittin' at home, gal, you sho' ain't gettin' paid."
An I for an eye.  Or an eyr for an I.  Or an eye for a foreign eye. Or...
An I for an eye. Or an eyr for an I. Or an eye for a foreign eye. Or an aye for Captain Guido. Wink-wink, nudge-nudge.
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"Early this mo'nin'...
I jus' couldn't be satisfied.
But I never said I could.
So please forgive me, baby,
For my lack of wood."

It's alsays sad, losin' someone
Feelin' broke-down
Shattered
Lost In Your Memory
And it's never gonna get less sad.



"You can't ever see that smilin' face again
But you can always remember that I tried to."

Enlarge this, it's neato-peeto!
Another postcard from abroad!
Another postcard from abroad!
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Merci, madame!

edit: great Falls is not described as "abroad." My mistake, feralrae.

The pic is from Canyonlands and that's all I'm sayin'.

(As if they don't know! Like you wouldn't know Yosemite Falls is in Yosemite."





Psilocyborg

climber
Aug 4, 2014 - 09:53pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 4, 2014 - 09:58pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 4, 2014 - 10:13pm PT
The USGS Active Voice Report
copies:
Fritz
zBrown
Splitter
TimidTightrope
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1m5Yoot4RXg

They demand "action."

I remain PASSIVE, dammit!

"Mice are not eaten by cheese alone."





mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 4, 2014 - 10:52pm PT
Crackin' nuts no longer. *boo-hoo*  Merry Christmas to you.
Crackin' nuts no longer. *boo-hoo* Merry Christmas to you.
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MFM's Famous Flames Barbe--Kew!  Yuck!  Gag!
MFM's Famous Flames Barbe--Kew! Yuck! Gag!
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That's rowdy.
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That's not...it's fake.

He's no more reading that book than I'm Ansel Adams.

Frankly, zBrown wasn't expected to be her.  I mean here. <br/>
Frankly, zBrown wasn't expected to be her. I mean here.

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At Facelift, nor at any other recorded instance, Big Mike was not introduced to zBrown.

Ninety seconds to passive buildings.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CasrjYhZB1M

How long does it take to erect a teepee, uh, tipi? I've never done it.
Pythagoras would approve.
Pythagoras would approve.
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"Habitation-forming."


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 4, 2014 - 11:27pm PT
I refuse to pollute our good friend Fritz's thread.

I can let out my own gaseousness here.

What's up, Yellow Pine?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMOxWkiQ20A]
Sounds like Mariposa, vaguely...
"Get on Youtube, folks." Unquote.

DON'T WATCH THIS VIDEO!

("Completly Comatose Produnctions"]

Vibrational furquency is the key.

No lie, maybe.

God above, I thank you for Yourtube.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 4, 2014 - 11:46pm PT
Can I get a Fini!"--Comte de Complete

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 5, 2014 - 08:20am PT
Lynyrd Skynyrd's name is a mock tribute to a HS gym teacher who hated long hair.
High School is not where you go to learn rock climbing, at least not in the seventies it was not.

I picture today's ideal gym class as a climbing wall filled with gym shorts-clad geeks with ear pods, listening to their grampa's old faves: Lynyrd Sknynyrd, Captain Beefheart, Q.S.M., or somethin' like it.

"You can idealize your own grandson on your own time, 'Mouse,' but RIGHT NOW, wake the hell up and give me twenty! Do it! Then get your skinny little gangster butt up that wall!

I WANT YOU TO GET UP AND SEND 'ER, BOY!

Then do laps on it the rest of the day.

DO IT NOW, PUNK!

And get that hair cut, GOLL-DAMMIT!"

"Why, certainly, Mr. Foreskinner," says the young man in the gold gym shorts. "But first, sir, let me apologize for my nodding off there during your fascinating lecture on Mr. K's breathing techniques.

And let me say, too, before I send, that it's hard to believe it's so simple to breathe when you climb by taking in air and then letting it out, taking it in, letting it out, breathing in through the nose, expelling CO2 out through the nose, in and out, in and out, in, out, in, out...just like last night with Mrs. Foreskinner.

See, that's why I was nodding off, not because your presentation sucked, even though a child of ten could do it better."

"What? WHY YOU...splutter-splut-splut...YOU LITTLE SCRAWNY...choke-ch-choke & gettin' redder and redder in the face...YOU GOT TWO MOVES, BUSTER! Then I'm gonna...snarl, bluster, splut-splut-splut..."


Gary Rossington, LS guitarist, left High School over the long hair issue.

Lynyrd Skynrd/Winterland 1975 Concert.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QR28CzONi8


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 5, 2014 - 08:42am PT
Lynyrd Skynrd
Fortieth Anniversary Tour
http://lynyrdskynyrd.com/

Mr. Friday Night-in-Costa Mesa Special sends his greetings.

He's got his tickets and YOU DON'T!

"If it was twenny dollars..."


Young Dan's got his, too, lucky sod!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 5, 2014 - 09:16am PT
The FFF Award (with Middle Phalanx) is hereby presented to you, Young Dan, for your good sense in buying that concert ticket and for your incredible luck in being able to live in LA and thereby having access to this concert.

Yes, you've earned the award, YOU SMART-ASS, RUB-IT-IN-MY-FACE CHOSS-HUGGER!
Yaaaaaaah, take this award and put it someplace, punk!
Yaaaaaaah, take this award and put it someplace, punk!
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I haven't really been to a concert in OVER forty years, so I'm just blowin', guys.
Congratulations on your having tickets, Daniel.
Congratulations on your having tickets, Daniel.
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Oh, my!  Not here, please!
Oh, my! Not here, please!
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I'll take what I can
A second-class band
It could be from Japan
Or even from old Poland

Long as they swing
Don't mean a thing
Make me want to sing
Ding-a-ling ding-a-ling



Bottom line, and here it comes...











































































Daniel, does your conscience bother you?

I think I'd be tempted to tell of my good fortune, actually, so "Good on you!"

One of my favorite phrases...heh.


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 5, 2014 - 11:08am PT

God said, one morning:
Pick your ear pods out of your big floppy ears and listen up, Mouse!
I need you to go to the Valley. Get some pics. Come back. Post 'em on the Taco. Think you can do that? I'll take care of everything.

So out the door, to the bus, and into THE FRONT SEAT!

"Yessireegod!"

This is the big deal about living this close (one block) to the YARTS bus stop on 16th at O: If I board here and not at the next stop, the Amtrack depot on 23rd and K, there is the chance--100%, so far--I will be able to claim this seat, thus ensuring the best possible view.

So with no Furthur ado
I suggest you
Accompany me
Further on down the road
Last Saturday

"It beats riding a mule, Katie."

We skip thru the flats, having gone over the ultra-new rail crossing span over the Amtrack tracks, and ascend to Mariposa and then to Midpines Summit.

Dropping down into Midpines, and for a ways beyond, the curves are mellow and no big deal if you travel the posted speed, which is 50 mph thru Midpines, otherwise it’s driver's choice.

As soon as you get to the Yosemite Bug Hostel turnoff, down and left of the main highway, into Bear Creek Cabins and another private residential area, the last exit before the grade, the road gets a mite steeper and the turns turn twistier. It’s important that travelers not use this road (except at their own risk) when the commuters are commuting from Mariposa’s various “bedroom communities” into Yosemite Valley.

Monday thru Friday, from six a.m. to eight a.m., just kiss it off and take a break at one of the countless coffee venues in Mariposa,

like the Pony Espresso--the best; so...
(Hwy 140 at 49)

unless you LIKE having your tailgate tickled and you LIKE being blinded by the rear-view and you LIKE to race, showing how skilled you are and how eager you are to get to your job.

These would be drivers from, possibly, Bootjack, Mt. Bullion, Darrah, even Merced. They take no shift from poke-alongs and grampas, rubber-neckers and fire-checkers, let alone the average Touron-in-a-Bago.

What really gets them, though, is to “hang the slow cruise” while going down from the Bug to Briceburg. This is great fun, though not recommended.

Tailgating is for parking lots. But it’s the norm early in the morn, so be advised, Yosemite travelers. You may be on vacation, but they ain't, and they're tanked up on chai tea and ginseng and who-knows-what.

"Wake up, Mouse, you're in Midpines already!"
"Wow! Thanks, Mr. G. I'll get my Canon out and go to work."

I hope you got your seat belt on. There's no little tag on the seat ahead of you to remind you, like this, so...
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Site of the old stopping place, The Octagon.  Private residence.  ...
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Site of the old stopping place, The Octagon. Private residence. There's a long turn-out just uphill on both sides of the highway. Use those, not this, if you're driving. Give them a break.
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The Stop Sigh.  Ferguson Slide Criss-Cross, west bridge.
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The Stop Sigh. Ferguson Slide Criss-Cross, west bridge.
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Highway 140 blasted-out rubbish.  It's close to the oldest known rocks...
Highway 140 blasted-out rubbish. It's close to the oldest known rocks in the Yosemite region, so no wonder Ferguson Ridge is falling down!
View chossed outside my window while awaiting a green light.
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And so it goes, into the smoky gasp of the arms of my lovely valley.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 5, 2014 - 11:35am PT
zBrown, let's face it, I blew it. I could have made that sequence into however-many posts, thus affecting my ST Ratio, first; and it would have swelled our other "numbers," in the second place.

We'll never get rich
By diggin' the Ditch
But we can itch
Like a SOB

My fingers are my best friends.
All nine.

I'll never have a diamond pinky ring nor stay in the Ahwahnee, either.

If I were at the famous hostelry, however, I might still have to lift a finger on occasion, thus.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 6, 2014 - 05:10am PT
For the Canadians in the group.

Finger, 5.10c, Ghost.
Finger, 5.10c, Ghost.
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Goonfinger.

neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Aug 6, 2014 - 10:13pm PT
hey there say, ron... thanks for the bob seger share...
and mouse.. thanks for the newest post, here...

say, just heard from ol' feralfae, :)
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 6, 2014 - 11:03pm PT
I met Dan McDevitt, AND Kristin Anderson today at the Bridge.
EC vets and engaging talkers, Dan M. and Kristin A.
EC vets and engaging talkers, Dan M. and Kristin A.
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Kristin Anderson, schoolmarm.
Kristin Anderson, schoolmarm.
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Kristin's classroom.  Also her and Dan's gymnasium.
Kristin's classroom. Also her and Dan's gymnasium.
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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 6, 2014 - 11:21pm PT
I tried it, it didn't appeal.
I tried it, it didn't appeal.
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But all of a sudden, the moolah came rollin' in!
But all of a sudden, the moolah came rollin' in!
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Everything was oh so "ducky."
Everything was oh so "ducky."
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Until...
Until...
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...she burned me.  She ook my gear stash when I was on Tangerine Trip ...
...she burned me. She ook my gear stash when I was on Tangerine Trip and left the valley and prolly sold it. She hated oatmeal. I don't blame her.
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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 7, 2014 - 12:10am PT
It tore a hole in my heart when she burned me.  I may try to even the ...
It tore a hole in my heart when she burned me. I may try to even the score someday. But that's as may be, and I doubt the efficacy of "payback." What's done's done. There's hundred more lines on EC, on the other hand.
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All's I know is that I'm still standin' and lookin' at the Captain.
All's I know is that I'm still standin' and lookin' at the Captain.
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Were I to choose a decent avatar, it might be NorthAmerican.  It's whe...
Were I to choose a decent avatar, it might be NorthAmerican. It's where I belong.
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Masher!  I don't know, though--it might offend.  So many are so uptigh...
Masher! I don't know, though--it might offend. So many are so uptight.
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SEE?  In paradise and still won't let go.  Gnasher.
SEE? In paradise and still won't let go. Gnasher.
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On reflection, I may have to settle for something mundane, like Mouse ...
On reflection, I may have to settle for something mundane, like Mouse from Merced did.
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aFrame has a zGrown ring to it.
aFrame has a zGrown ring to it.
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How aboot...MIGHTY CAMPER?
How aboot...MIGHTY CAMPER?
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"Well, M.C. says Smokey's a gigilo and Bambi's a hag." <br/>
"Where will i...
"Well, M.C. says Smokey's a gigilo and Bambi's a hag."
"Where will it all end?"
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"And so it done went."--Kurtis 'Kut' Touthechaise, Thumbies' lead drummer
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 7, 2014 - 01:00am PT
I'm following daddy's rootsteps.
I'm following daddy's rootsteps.
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Merry held me captive with stories this afternoon for a good hour or so. W was out on a call. I got lucky again.

Life in Venice (Young Dan's adopted town--he's from Texas, etc.), in high school, riding a bike everyplace, trips into the mountains, her mom, her brother Steve, and that darn cat, Simon. She's getting long in the tooth.

She told how Simon had a sister kitty, which the SAR cats said they'd adopt and feed along with Simon. The other kitten starved, but not Simon==she thrived. Just the way things go, though.

Simon dotes on Pounce, not that she's spoiled, nah, not when she brings in live mice and plays with 'em. She does. I think she should. W doesn't.

"Stupid mice."
Simon knows to open a floor-level cupboard door, revealing the Pounce....
Simon knows to open a floor-level cupboard door, revealing the Pounce. She paws the container, spilling the goodies. "Not stupid."
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