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Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Feb 5, 2013 - 06:29am PT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pJWhPErdB4
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Feb 5, 2013 - 08:41am PT
Funny thing about folks in Scotland, many of them apparently have never seen the sun.

anyway, sexless patience

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 6, 2013 - 08:08am PT
Credit: mouse from merced
Infinite patience.
You don't have to look at the Bible. But it's there.
You didn't have to look at the Boobs Thread, but it was there.

First there is a mountain, then there is no mountain, then there is...

JUANITA!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37r07eg867Y

Way coolo implosion, zBrown! First there is a power plant, a power plant that's what it WAS!

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 6, 2013 - 08:43am PT
Bounding home a winner.
Bounding home a winner.
Credit: SF Maritime Museum
From an old Master Mariners' Regatta, in an article by Roger Olmstead, The American West magazine, summer 1964.

The event was one which my Scrabble partner Zoe Bishop loved to attend. She crewed for Chairman Bob on his boat out of the Berkeley Marina, where she lived aboard Water High, an ancient hulk that sat at the very gates of the marina.

Her dog, the giant lab George, was dramatically saved one day when he fell overboard as a pup.

She had moved to the marina from Richmond. Her kids wanted to attend Berkeley High, not Richmond High. Who could blame them? Zoe had a degree from Mills and got a good job as a travel agent and the rent was too cheap to forgo after the kids left. Then she inherited the house here in Merced and moved here, working for the historical society.

I figured this was a good spot to insert Zoe's story, as it's kind of a low ebb here, it seems. Anyway, after Liz passed away, and I had moved from that old house to an apartment in a triplex owned by Liz's mom & dad, I met Zoe, who lived next door and was friends with my sister-in-law who lived in the apartment next to mine.

Zoe and I ended up playing hundreds and hundreds of games and consuming hundreds of Budweisers. She was the Queen of Beers, like Bud is the King.

She never tried to win, usually didn't, and kept us amazed with her stories, like the one about her son Duncan's death. By "us" I mean a couple of other fellows who lived in the Tioga, and who volunteered at the museum as docents also played with us many times. We ended the Scrabble sessions by watching Jeopardy

He and his intended, I forget her name, but ahe was an heiress from back east, were in Scandinavia, traveling. They got on one of those ski devices where you sit tandem and just steer downhill and run-out. They didn't judge the run-out oat all well and ended up drowning in the sea!
Big funeral back east, a horrendous hullabaloo, you can bet.

The one thing I remember which strikes me today is that when the family wanted to have a ten-year memorial for Duncan, she wouldn't do it because it seemed like it was just yesterday he died. It's how time shortens when you arrive at an older stage in your life. Ten years is much longer when you are younger.

Talk about low ebb...

She passed away from cancer in 2005. I know exactly what she felt.

The 700-ton barkentine "Makah" swings wide around a scow schooner on t...
The 700-ton barkentine "Makah" swings wide around a scow schooner on the long beat from Oakland Creek to Fort Point.
Credit: SF Maritime Museum
But the race continues.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 6, 2013 - 12:53pm PT
I cannot decide whether it is an illness or a sin, the need to write thing down and fix the flowing world in one rigid form. Bear believed writing dulled the spirit, stilled some holy breath. Smothered it. Words, when they’ve been captured and imprisoned on paper, become a barrier against the world, one best left unerected.

Everything that happens is fluid, changeable.

After they’ve passed, events are only as your memory makes them, and they shift shapes over time. Writing a thing down fixes it in place as surely as a rattlesnake skin stripped from the meat and stretched and tacked to a barn wall. Every bit as stationary, and every bit as false to the original thing. Flat and still and harmless. Bear recognized that all writing memorializes a momentary line of thought as if it were final.--from p. 21, Thirteen Moons

What's in store today on Musical Migrations? Bulgarian singers? Love it!

Variety is the spice.

http://www.ashevillefm.org/musical-migrations

1:00-400 pm, Wednesdays
Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Feb 6, 2013 - 01:06pm PT
Turkey, Greece, Armenia, maybe Bulgaria, Flamenco (Spain), Portugal, Corsica (of cours-ica), etc.

On right now as we speak

http://www.ashevillefm.org/node/6179
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 6, 2013 - 01:54pm PT
Wrap your tongue around the names at your own risk, Gypsy Girl! Haaa-ha-ha!

Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Mouse's Peace Cup.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 6, 2013 - 03:17pm PT
Credit: RD Gallery
Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Feb 6, 2013 - 03:20pm PT
Good Friday--Corsica
Good Friday--Corsica
Credit: Gypsy
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 6, 2013 - 03:26pm PT
Credit: RD Gallery
Java or some place similar. These slides were not organized well, a legacy to a friend from a relative who took a lot of shots wherever he was posted in the Army.
Japanese cherry blossoms.
Japanese cherry blossoms.
Credit: RD Gallery
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 6, 2013 - 03:28pm PT
Credit: RD Gallery
Credit: RD Gallery
Rather impressionistic, to me.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Feb 6, 2013 - 03:30pm PT
Mouse: You're an associative encyclopedia. Nice...

My association: Mishima's "Spring Snow".

Edited - Mouse: You don't follow me... that's how it is... but tell me where you have ended up at the moment you just froze in time. Where's that?

Great street photo next page. Or maybe just photo or copy of photo. You know the thing at the top of the next page at this moment. That thing. It. The it part of the M flow at present.

I could easily agree about 1. great and interesting 2. domestic and not interesting. But I won't.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 6, 2013 - 03:40pm PT
I'll have to look like that. For that. At that. Into that. Thanks, RT.

I don't follow you, though...

Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: RD Gallery
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 6, 2013 - 03:42pm PT
Credit: mouse from merced
Street.

Credit: mouse from merced
Not so street. Looks domestic.

Thanks for the music today, Gypsy. As always, it's greatly appreciated, highly relaxing, and entertaining as well.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 6, 2013 - 07:13pm PT
God the Father, a retablo painted on a pine board.  A unique view of t...
God the Father, a retablo painted on a pine board. A unique view of the deity, surmounted by the symbol of the Holy Spirit.
Credit: Marion Wood/The New West magazine
Rauha, baby.
The Green Bridge, oil on canvas by Lyonel Feininger, 1909.
The Green Bridge, oil on canvas by Lyonel Feininger, 1909.
Credit: collection of FL Schwarz
Street.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 6, 2013 - 07:30pm PT
Port of Honfleur, Emile-Othon Friesz, 1905 oil on canvas.  Loads of pa...
Port of Honfleur, Emile-Othon Friesz, 1905 oil on canvas. Loads of pastel.
Credit: F L Schwarz coll.
Docks.
San Ramon Nonato, patron of midwifery and the expectant.  Venerated as...
San Ramon Nonato, patron of midwifery and the expectant. Venerated as a keeper of secrets. A true SW santo. 26" tall.
Credit: Ferenc Berdo
A wooden santo.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Feb 7, 2013 - 08:07am PT
hey there say, mouse... wow, neat cup with all the laguages...
wayyyyyy back, before that was in style, as common, i used my dictionaries to make word-shirts, etc,and cards, with multi-languages, i love it...

i always loved the sound of many languages and of many musics, :)

i was learning 70 languages at once, long time back, and all those dictionary stuffs and tapes, etc...

would read french, spanish, portgues, italian,one day...
then,gernman, norwegian, dutch, danish, and something or other, another day...
hawaian, tahitian,pideaon, etc,
russian, bulgarian, slovenian, polish, etc, another day...

sure do NOT know much of anything of it anymore, :(
stopped when i was getting divorced and had to finaly get rid of all
my lovely books... i used the bibles, as reading, as the psalms
made great reference points, to KNOW what was reading , as i llarned more
nouns and verbs, etc... :)

sure miss it, but i have not the time to go back to it...
i even had mongolian and tibetian,i loved the tibet alpabet, :)

the yiddish was fun, the gaelic was differnt and a neat journey,
there was arabic arabic, urdu, persia, etc...

wow, so many, :(

turkish... greek, oh my...

well, it was fun... like cracking little codes, :)
good memory, though it neer amounted to anything:
was MORE important just being a mom, back then, :)
and i NEVER REGRETTED that...
quite a climb, though! and fun...


gypsy:
love to hear all the music, gypsy,i just can't do on line stuff...
but keep up the great work on yor music adventure!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 7, 2013 - 03:25pm PT
We're doing all this posting to please ourselves and certain people and then the nicest things happen.

Thank you for that reverie, neebee.

My heart's cockles warm when friends compliment and complement at the same time.

I'd like to say to anyone on the TACO that if you have something to share, please toss it into the bonfire here.

This isn't just a little campfire thingie--it's DE FLAMES, and flames will take anything and everything, eventually.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 7, 2013 - 04:39pm PT
Ceramic tile.
Ceramic tile.
Credit: mouse from merced
Ceramic tile.
Ceramic tile.
Credit: mouse from merced
neebee.
neebee.
Credit: mouse from merced

I've been asked about my Taco Sauce.

It uses basic ingredients, and I believe some vinegar is essential, but it's mostly the care with which the ingredients are prepared which makes it so tangy and piquant.

We have a master trail cook hereabouts who has her own wonderful recipes for the same, but I don't think I ever tasted no vinegar!

How's she do that?

She has the services of a sous-chef who works for free and knows some carpentry besides.

Jesus Nazareno.  SW santo, 41" high, mounted for a procession.
Jesus Nazareno. SW santo, 41" high, mounted for a procession.
Credit: Taylor Museum, CO Springs
Lives on figs and dates, too.



Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Feb 7, 2013 - 06:35pm PT

Who's the leader of the club
That's made for you and me
M-E-R-C-E-D M-O-U-S-E
Hey! there, Hi! there, Ho! there
You're as welcome as can be
M-E-R-C-E-D M-O-U-S-E

Merced Mouse!

Merced Mouse!

Forever let us hold our banner
High! High! High! High!

Come along and sing a song
And join the jamboree!
M-E-R-C-E-D M-O-U-S-E

Merced Mouse club
We'll have fun
We'll be new faces
High! High! High! High!

We'll do things and
We'll go places
All around the world
We'll go marching

Who's the leader of the club
That's made for you and me
M-E-R-C-E-D M-O-U-S-E
Hey! there, Hi! there, Ho! there
You're as welcome as can be
M-E-R-C-E-D M-O-U-S-E

Merced Mouse!

Merced Mouse!

Forever let us hold our banner
High! High! High! High!

Come along and sing a song
And join the jamboree!
M-E-R-C-E-D M-O-U-S-E

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