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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 18, 2013 - 12:24am PT
Almost great, but there are three, what's a son to do?

I have more pictures than mothers at present.

And that's sad but true.

Boomer's string.
Boomer's string.
Credit: mouse from merced
Boomer.
Mom at burney Falls.
Mom at burney Falls.
Credit: mouse from merced
Barbara.
Barbara Lee & Lenna Louise at Burney Falls.
Barbara Lee & Lenna Louise at Burney Falls.
Credit: mouse from merced
Barbara and Lenna Louise.
Lenna at Burney Falls.
Lenna at Burney Falls.
Credit: mouse from merced
Lenna Louise.
Lenna's string.
Lenna's string.
Credit: mouse from merced
Lenna's string and you can bet everything in her kitchen's just so.


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 18, 2013 - 05:42am PT
I visited the good old used bookstore again, today. And I'm very happy I did.

Credit: mouse from merced
Seven dollars.

Out-of-date DeLorme atlases for OR & CA. Free.

I offered a buck apiece, just to make it nice.

The book on Mountain Names. Five bucks for a Dover publication? Bloody Murder!

A huge binder full of local CA topo maps and two huge JMWilderness maps and The Index of Orvis Fly Patterns/John Harder. All free.

Check in each and every week in most of the stores around here and you can find some bargains on occasion. I've been lucky the last few days.


It's a nice downtown, just right for a good walk, interesting people most places I go, like Gabe's Tavern or the Partisan, both occasionally, mind you. I've been going into the Bella Luna, the Italian place, for lunch now and then, and they have a mac 'n cheese to die from, there's so much,and they make a VIBRANT Tuscan scramble for breakfast, too. Lots of peppers. Decent Bloody Mary's, too. Speared pickle, olive, garlic clove.

Then there's Pinnochio's which is new, like Bella Luna, but it's hard to keep track, because restaurants come and go so quickly here, it seems. Pin's is only open two months, maybe, but serves great food. family-owned, with one in Sonora. Greatest peppers and sausage in Middle Earth, with the spicy mustard. Bloody Mary's are cheaper than Bella Luna, but not as much spice. Un-inspired garnish. Every bartender's different.

And today, on seeing the "Open" sign, I walked into the newest bistro on Main St. They are the replacement for Fernando's Bistro, which had good food but not enough clientele with the bucks, but that's the biz...

The name of the place is the Five Ten. See them on Facebook. Ooooh!

Their Bloody Mary was over-priced, but looked like a batch of salsa. Cucumber spear, nice touch. Solid, openly inviting place, but they have lots of work to do yet so give them a few weeks.

The bartender actually knew what Five Ten really is, but said it was really just the place's address, 510 W. Main.

http://www.mercedsunstar.com/2013/01/15/2757882/downtown-business-booming-in-merced.html

I love this little spot of noplace. It's building up and falling down all over itself. Four-year education and high-speed fail-rail.

And all the speed you can snort, smoke, or shoot.



zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Jan 18, 2013 - 10:26am PT
Dad says string 'em big to small, right to left, what do kids do?

No ST Forum pass for those kids.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 18, 2013 - 04:21pm PT
The Alameda.

Nice place name.

The Yosemite.

It has a cachet, surely, but is it catching?

Our dear Montessori-bred brats need all the protection they can handle.

I like the traffic barriers, too.

And the Circle.

Northside up to Rose it's Martin Luther King, Jr. Way.

North side of Rose the via becomes the Alameda.

the Way...

You say hey there, like

In old hipster heaven, it's a cool place you find in the Risen Rosen Garden to sit and rest the rest of time away

there is no mantra there is no mantra there is no there in Oakland just here is your man mantra man and your woman mantra woman
Credit: mouse from merced
there were flames found on Regent Street in the middle of the night and only the pie tins led the dogs to the good stuff--the brownies the brownies the brownies
Credit: mouse from merced
We always BRAKE for BROWNIES!
We always BARK for BROWNIES!
We're trained to BARK at DARKIES!
We BARK for Duncan Hines! http://www.duncanhines.com/products/brownies
One two for each of us and none left over.

Then we ate all the enchiladas, too!
Dolores' brother Marc has the record: Seven meat enchiladas in one meal!
I believe Randy had only cheese enchiladas, and so Gypsy probably did, too. Jones liked burritos with beans and would accept the enchilada. The recipe from her sister, Shari? It was "authentic." So we used canned enchilada sauce.

zBrown, we talk and eat around here. Even singing at table is allowed if you feel the need.

Credit: mouse from merced
On Regent Street, Nina's sub-let. Nina was a friend of Dan Ake. I hope you remember Dan Ake, Gypsy. He's another old climber I haven't seen in about as long as Throwpie, since '80, at least. We had a great neighbor, who held a good job with the Pacific Film Archive. We played chess a LOT when we lived up in that place above the garage.

Our TV had gotten stolen and some cash taken from our apartment on Telegraph. I took it personally, because I had seen the thieves in the hallway coming out of the apartment across from ours and thought they were friends of the guy living there, and I just shut the door and didn't dead-bolt it, like right in front of these three people! I went downstairs to go back to work, thought nothing of it, then came home to find the place ripped off, along with several other apartments.

Junkies. they are part of life in Berkeley and Oakland, face it, except maybe there are more tweakers now than the other. So...

We elected to move to save money and have a much quieter neighborhood. It was no further to the BART station, but Dolores quit the Cost+ Imports and went to work in a day care just a block up from us on Hillegasse anyway, because the difference in pay was slight and the commute, meh. (What commute did either of us have--one block up hill for her, two blocks down hill for me.)

I remember the grafitti on the way into Berkeley from the Caldecott, which said: "Commuters are polluters." And it was ugly on purpose.

The people who owned that house where Dolores worked were so Berkeley it was like they were the very type, sort of in a way almost. She ran the day care, he was a MIME!
Credit: mouse from merced
He was good, though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UT9wb3CL18w

No matter climb2ski's been to Berkeley
He didn't go there enough

"Martin Luther King, Jr. has been honored with renamed streets all across America. MLK, Jr. streets never run through affluent sections of town, unless the town is Berkeley."--Steve Cassady

Grove Street, which stretched for several miles north from Downtown Oakland into North Berkeley, was renamed Martin Luther King Jr. Way in 1984. The street had once represented the dividing line between neighborhoods where minorities could and could not live or buy property.--Wikipedia
lostinshanghai

Social climber
someplace
Jan 18, 2013 - 08:38pm PT
Hmmmmmmmm

So Mariposia has some piggies, it is getting spring time.

Credit: lostinshanghai


Just would need to put one of these babies up; kick back wait for the ring to send photos to the smart phone and then decide what to bring? That bottom one I'd bring gernades.

The again thinking now;would just piss him off more.
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Jan 18, 2013 - 10:21pm PT
Time? what's time to a pig?



Isn't Oakland near Berkeley?




mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 19, 2013 - 12:07am PT
Fer sure it's blue micro.  Sky's the limit!
Fer sure it's blue micro. Sky's the limit!
Credit: Locker
Credit: mouse from merced

Credit: mouse from merced
?Could this become the new Mousemobile? It rhymes with hash. It has both seats. It's definitely American.

I am sorely tempted. It might look good with flames on the wheel wells and Flames in the driver and passenger seats.

5.5, it's on to the coffee shop to think about whether it's Camp 4 'nuf.
Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Jan 19, 2013 - 08:55am PT
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap120710.html
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Jan 19, 2013 - 12:14pm PT
I go here

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/archivepix.html

have never seen any videos before- thanks

OK mouse I enlarged that photo by 350% and I can't read the emblem, what kind of car is that? Citreon, Nash, Alpha Romeo ...

throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Jan 19, 2013 - 11:39pm PT
Nash Metropolitan
throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Jan 19, 2013 - 11:45pm PT
Dosed to the max circa 1957
http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=iGf2loLAwVE&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DiGf2loLAwVE
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Jan 19, 2013 - 11:48pm PT
I thought that was a high probability

here's one like the one we had





what we wished it was

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 20, 2013 - 05:20am PT
Credit: mouse from merced
See the m in the disk? Eric, the owner, claims he paid just $2,900. He refurbished it over several years, and if he sells it to me he will allow me to keep it parked where it is for safe-keeping.

He wants to place it on eBay, and so he wants to getsome daylight pix of the Metro. Throwpie knows his car shift (three speed on the column).

It's likely just pie-in-the-sky, as I have a friend whose uncle is a mechanic and refits cars constantly and he "can get me a deal." (You know how that can go.) It might be that I am more smiley-face with a jalopy Chev sedan or old bashed Ford like Abbey had. No Bond cars like zBrown's fantasy--that looks like a Healy, but it could be a wind-up skateboard, for all I know... :) Total geek at woking on Lippincottery. Did you guys see Lippincott's Meddling thread? My sentiments in a deer dropping.
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Jan 20, 2013 - 12:06pm PT
That's a Nashmobile by the badge on the front. See the whole page here


http://cimbeon.com/nash-metropolitan.html

I had no idea how many Nashville cats there were


Nash Lemans coupe



Nash Ramblin' Jack Elliot - Palm Beach



Nash Fat Fender Deluxe




and of course, everybody's learning how





Probably the most bitchen one

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 20, 2013 - 12:36pm PT
No longboards? This topic is useless without pictures of longboards.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 20, 2013 - 02:29pm PT
No surf in Mariposa County, mostly. Except when a big one hits the river.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7r39-OdR7c

Driving to Yosemite sure isn't what it used to be.

This highway worker, Jerry de Graff, is one of the members of our Explorer Post 98 in Merced, back in high school.

He could've been a Flame, potetially. He and some others drove into Bear Creek one night, which so could've happened to any of us cruising idiots.

This Ferguson event took a lot longer than four days, as I recall.
Credit: GI

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 20, 2013 - 04:46pm PT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yT9liAmrdA&list=PL5E8A6F6D443D2CCF
Credit: mouse from merced
The wall of Merry cat lover diamond friend
amator feles
amicus Diamond
quomodo cupiam pro vobis
"Howie Long for you."
Diamond SAR/Felix supremus ad reis Yosemiteii
Diamond SAR/Felix supremus ad reis Yosemiteii
Credit: mouse from merced
The floor of Werner cat liver Longs Peak friend
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Jan 20, 2013 - 05:28pm PT
Well, everyone has a bad day now and then

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 20, 2013 - 06:44pm PT
Forty-niners to_uper_owl_orty-seven!!!!

SBF.

Super Bowel Forty-niners nearly blue it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-5j9r82Bls

NFC Champions! Whew...

Woe be gone and far away.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 21, 2013 - 12:46am PT
My thoughts all run like Brownian motion
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Vdjin734gE

I simply go where my mind takes a notion
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3yQMXBBmNY

Sort of like a gypsy gal who goes across the ocean
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3yQMXBBmNY
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