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Ice climber
Bruj˛ de la Playa
Mar 23, 2015 - 08:38pm PT

The first part of the thread is here:

Going forward

Going in reverse


Ice climber
Bruj˛ de la Playa
Mar 23, 2015 - 08:42pm PT
In the mythical town of Dirt, off the beaten track, is a restaurant called DirtBagger's.

Their menu is mostly solid food.

I stopped, but you know these out-of-the-way food joints...

I had these from the a la wheelbarrow menu.

main course - xeric hyplocalsquid - rubber chicken

soup course - gaspacho petroargid - needed less salt, more water

salad course - typic aquisalad - not very fresh, wilted, in fact

lots of crackers - Waverlys, Wheat Thins, and pinon nuts

dessert course - duripan flambe - made with substitute laterite

I had to buy bottled water, no biggie, but it was tepid.

The place had a "vibe" all its own, though; and I found donini's name was etched into the men's room mirror.

I got back in the Vee and got the hell out of Dirt.


Ice climber
Bruj˛ de la Playa
Mar 23, 2015 - 08:47pm PT
What's for desert?

Caveat emptor

I have no routines or personal history. One day I found out that they were no longer necessary for me and, like drinking, I dropped them. One must have the desire to drop them and then one must proceed harmoniously to chop them off, little by little. If you have no personal history, no explanations are needed; nobody is angry or disillusioned with your acts. And above all no one pins you down with their thoughts. It is best to erase all personal history because that makes us free from the encumbering thoughts of other people. I have, little by little, created a fog around me and my life. And now nobody knows for sure who I am or what I do. Not even I. How can I know who I am, when I am all this?

EDIT: ... er ... dezzert?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 23, 2015 - 09:11pm PT
Strawberry Shortcake a la norwegian.

Social climber
Mar 23, 2015 - 09:14pm PT
hey there say, zbrown... oh my, and what a flaming, surprise!

why, it is BAKED ALASKA, of course, only MERCED style...

a bit of the cake (lower base lever), yep... but:
the iced-cream-of-the-crop... on TOP...

shove it in the OVEN of the ol' taco, and voila!

there you go!!

baked alaska! merced-taco style...

assuming you meant 'dessert' and not desert' as the 'style of the question
lead us to believe, ;)


we allow:

say, OLA! to you, too, zbrown...
and happy good taco eave...


Ice climber
Bruj˛ de la Playa
Mar 23, 2015 - 09:30pm PT
Hola neebee

Hola, amigos/amigas ┐QuÚ tal?

It's all yours now mouse. You owe me one (actually more than one. but I owe you a few too).

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 23, 2015 - 09:42pm PT
Not all mine, not by a long shot.
We could have a one-night stand here and get down and real loud and nobody will come, but everyone will be invited if and when.

Or we could do a Little Rascals thing and do a pay-as-you-exit routine?
[Click to View YouTube Video]I can't thank you enough except to say
Whatsay word beginning with F that rhymes with games?

Full court press time!

Just my intuition: Wisconsin Badgers to take it all.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 23, 2015 - 10:10pm PT
Flame on!
In 1904, J÷rgen Skafte Rasmussen established Zschopauer Motorenwerke to manufacture boiler fittings. In 1906 he purchased a textile mill in Zschopau, Saxony, and began production there in 1907. During World War I Rasmussen worked on a steam-driven vehicle ("Dampfkraftwagen"), from which the three letters DKW were derived.Drivers, start your engines.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 23, 2015 - 10:33pm PT
What's it all about, Alfie?

Many things, Grasshopper.

42 yrs ago Ross and Mouse topped out in a late March snowstorm on the Salathe.

We walked out in snow.

We thought then that we knew all about March Madness.

Today, I've reached new heights of awareness.

I am truly blessed with so many friends of similar taste that I must use a scene from one of my all-time favorites and one more which my friend Millis favored as well.

After he had been taking opium, Curly Bill walked outside and shot the sheriff.[Click to View YouTube Video]I killed the thread. Now it's resurrected and everything's gonna be settled someday at the Otay Corral.

Old Lodge Skins prepares to die, then tries it, but finds Rain In His Face, to his chagrin.[Click to View YouTube Video]What's for dinner? It's not beef, it's fat cow.

Gnome Ofthe Diabase

Out Of Bed
Mar 24, 2015 - 04:52am PT
It is so funny how we relate and that us with real problems just want an escape.
Those of us with real problems there is no escape
fook sake, jake i am all sorts of stressed . give me slack
slack !
slack damnit slack!
ooh nope i'm outa here.

But I will try not swear just t be fair, i embellish
Facts are facts the Drummer was nine in '79 or it could a been aight, eight ,ait'm

and Patrick don't call him pat or rick for that matter rubbed so much Gin in his hair it stank and got the kid Blotto,

When I was in the ditch with a disgraced ranger from Rocky Mountain's National park,
He wanted to redeem himself and saw me as the way and would ignore the belay.

Two very illoustrious folks were witness and it choked and floored'em to the point of action;

This may be sacaralidge yo,

I don't give a ratzz azz

I think it was Mrs Braun who third classed up bishops terraces and told me about it so!,

She said something like your not on belay that guys gonna get you kilt, and climbed away the angel! she was Beauootiful I remember that! !
Ask her maybe she remembers?

Then My only great story ! By who it's protagonist was
At the apron the Glacial one.

Six of us that I picture here taken by John. (the guy in yellow was not climbing) We were gonna' climb enchained, but something happened on YEe ground during my lead so yo're Rite right
write ,mouse I was not there and do not know for sure but . . .
Yablonski was the only one tied to the line
All that meant to me though, was that
I was gonna have to do better to get McNutt butter.
Famous fatous the famous was courtesy of the auto correct
so stopping to switch to the marital stress of getting on the desk top to tell more.....

No need to explain it ya all want not to hear so I ll save it but Yabo took the dull end and let me send ...
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

Out Of Bed
Mar 24, 2015 - 04:57am PT
here or there is it a question for one,or well i know it is only a question for one
stoop low for you, getting off, it was up to 104? or for sure 77 but the 1st two posters were who ? they put up four or five word responses . . .

like the fridge, was opened and closed as fast as could be, can't see any stock,
Quick d za 'nha then phfftt, another fake yawn, 'nd gone like smoke thru a rams horn the twisted chamber just right.
it is not so bad, some times I'm right.
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that word sendz some to look it up and then well, you see
but i be krazee, this am. . .
that too is the fact
as zis sure always ,
fun er iwill flame as i will i burn!
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Once too, only time ever, that i can remember with one who's anonymity is now at stake to verify my own story here,

slowly from a death cross loaded biener with eight crossing gate of the 'clip' in a very scary looking way I was above One so famous that I am glad not to have dropped on his day or head the rope came tight as I had to swing out on it and sure as shitt that gate opened but I was quick to drop, power rap, to the ground Lots of sweat but no harm no foul just another day on Kansas City.(still 5.12)

Social climber
Mar 24, 2015 - 05:38am PT
Old Lodge Pole has spoken:

"I have thought and talked and smoked on this matter,...
...and my decision is...
The Flames have returned."

from out where the anecdotes roam
Mar 24, 2015 - 05:56am PT
perception of warmth, wallshadowcast, check!. the flame will abide ... on a diurnal basis at minimum. check local listings
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 24, 2015 - 06:11am PT
GOTD, buddy, calm the frank down, please.

I have a point in using that word.

I have been accused, and rightly so, of being, like, hey there, say, Jude:
Why the obscurity? Why not say it in plain words, whatever it is that you must say?

If one has something to say, say it plain, and why say it again? This is a question asked of us in Talking Heads vs. Psycho Killer.

You're talkin' a lot, but you're not sayin' anything. When I have nothing to say, my lips are sealed. Say something once, why say it again? --Psycho Killer.

It's not often easy to experience life but one needs to go quietly amid the noise and haste of life to enjoy it more fully, as Max Ehrmann writes in his poem, which was immensely popular in the sixties.


Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.

Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment, it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.

And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be.

And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.
--Max Ehrmann, "Desiderata".

I am not afraid to say I'm sorry, because there is love between us, no matter the short time we've been acquainted.

And you know what Erich Segal wrote, don't you, about love in Love Story?
He said, "Love means never having to say you're sorry."

That, however, is a fatuous remark, in my book. It's "pop," and it's cant and it is pointless, because love is many things, not all of which are explicable or understood easily.

So let me ask you, Millisecond (a term of endearment, m'dear), to divulge your climbing history in a manner which is more easily understood, FOR THE SAKE of your own integrity and that of The Flames.

For sure, I'm sorry if I offended you and I won't bother to say it again, my friend.
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

Out Of Bed
Mar 24, 2015 - 06:47am PT
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well after throwing a wabbler I got to look and see what youn sent me and I am without my helmet I think that Flat top had one made of fibers that is the change made, no no no I was
wrong here is what the dry to post too dry
so I cut paste, hear,
The U.S. military adopted helmets based on Hadfield steel, called the M1 ôsteel pot,ö in 1942. These helmets remained in service until the mid-1980s when they were replaced with helmets manufactured from a nonmetallic material. Small numbers of the M1 helmet are still used today in special missions such as shipboard firefighting."

The beginning of World War II also saw an escalation in the lethality of ballistic threats, resulting in higher fatalities and injuries. The bullets and shrapnel in World War II had greater mass and higher velocities. As was the case with World War I, soldiers initially resisted wearing helmets. They felt that the 3.5-lb helmet was too heavy, and that it limited hearing, vision, and mobility of the wearer. However, the troops quickly accepted the trade-off when they observed the lethality of the munitions on the battlefield and recognized the protection provided by the helmet."

here is a good bourbon that i used to like and i loved the price and my favorite real estate,
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 24, 2015 - 07:27am PT
Strangers than fiction.[Click to View YouTube Video]
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Strange Brew
Stately Pleasure Dome, TM
Grade I
@ 5.10 (never recorded ascent)
done by four complete strangers to climbing: R. Breedlove, D. Bircheff, P. Bircheff, B. Bermingham
@ 1974-5
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

Out Of Bed
Mar 24, 2015 - 07:53am PT
still catchin' up and not well read but iam gonna go away for a bit, to the Gym not a KLettering one. . . Thnx for. Wise est words . . . Be well....

Ice climber
Bruj˛ de la Playa
Mar 24, 2015 - 07:55am PT
It had to happen once, but over and over again?


EDIT: I got it now Robbie


Social climber
Mar 24, 2015 - 08:46am PT
I thought it was "I think they have it now Robbie".

Ice climber
Bruj˛ de la Playa
Mar 24, 2015 - 09:10am PT
Well, even though some them aren't speaking anymore, I still don't feel comfortable speaking for them, I think.

"they got it now Robbie"

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A little further on "down" the road (climbing content - Mr. Clapton's geetar goes off belay at :50)

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"It's All There is Folks"

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