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Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
Nov 13, 2015 - 07:30am PT




Cheers
DMT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 13, 2015 - 07:38am PT
PUSHIN" UP DAISIES
Rod Whittaker/Unique Entertainment

Its' the same old story you've heard all your life
About a jealous husband and a cheatin' wife
That American Tragedy
About a gal like that and a fool like me
Well, I loved her and she loved me
And our love would last for eternity
And that's kinda how it turned out to be

chorus
Now I'm a-layin' here pushin' up daisies
And the world's stopped drivin' me crazy
I got little bitty bugs crawlin' all around
And it sure gets dark and lonely
When you're the one and only
Buried in a box six feet undergound

We was huggin' and a-kissin' and havin' some fun
About that time things came undone
Cuz the door flew oopen and there he was
Had a gun in his hand and hate in his eye
It was about that time I realized
That my love and I were about to see the light

No daisies here.
No daisies here.
Credit: mouse from merced
Now I'm a-layin' here pushin' up daisies
And the world's stopped drivin' me crazy
I got little bitty bugs crawlin' all around
And it sure gets dark and lonely
When you're the one and only
Buried in a box six feet undergound
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 13, 2015 - 08:00am PT


Enclosin' the Implosion.
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Caltrans-aims-for-early-Saturday-on-old-Bay-6628395.php#photo-7619245

"Great bridges, Batman!"

"San Francisco, Metropolis, Middle Earth--meh. What's the difference?"
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 13, 2015 - 09:04am PT
Credit: mouse from merced

Credit: mouse from merced

Credit: mouse from merced

Credit: mouse from merced

Move it along, please.  Nothing to see here.  It's not all happening a...
Move it along, please. Nothing to see here. It's not all happening at the zoo.
Credit: GI
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Nov 13, 2015 - 01:56pm PT
Because a sick mind is a beautiful thing to waste

Just an odd feel


Older than dirt
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 13, 2015 - 02:33pm PT
4/10 above automatic brain shift:

The nursing staff at PAVHCS hospital, mostly Asian females past having to wear braces on their teeth.

They were mostly homegrown American/Chinese lasses & Filipinas who've moved to the US after having graduated nursing school

There were several male nurses on staff, but not that many veterans among them

One particular male Filipino nurse from the non-intensive care unit the last weekend was worth several of the ladies, he was that fast and sure of his moves, which were routine to him after so many years, but he brought a willingness to serve and a joyful verve to the act all his own

My best single encounter with nursing staff was the night I awoke from sedation in the ICU on floor three with Matt, a homegrown product of Modesto and UCSF. First, he washed me and gave me a dry shampoo (I'd been in the hospital four or five days by this time, no showers yet); he then dressed me in a clean new gown and he applied some cream to my legs, fed me ice water, and quietly told me what he knew of the results of the operation to repair my mitral valve.

He said I was gonna die, fer sure!

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 13, 2015 - 02:50pm PT
Some peaceful, serene, meditative music for healing.

Just what I needed. Thanks,feralfae.


Tired from cruisin'?
Momma, kin we stop 'n git us some Co' Cola?  Puh-leeze?
Momma, kin we stop 'n git us some Co' Cola? Puh-leeze?
Credit: Rivet Head



Nice hat.  Yep.  Nice brim, there.  Yep.
Nice hat. Yep. Nice brim, there. Yep.
Credit: RH



Cruisin'?  WTF is that?
Cruisin'? WTF is that?
Credit: RH
Gnome, along with the music's earnest attempt at soothing, I request that you refrain henceforth from placing Rainbow Vomit at the top of the pages.

It kinda takes away the shine.

Nawmean, brother?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 13, 2015 - 03:32pm PT
Our ship of state's captain has spoken. And stuff.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/video/president-obama-reacts-jeb-bush-stuff-remark-34223981

Un jour noir en la belle France.



zBrown

Ice climber
Nov 13, 2015 - 06:57pm PT
I think the anniversary of the premiere of Fantasia occurred in the last couple of daze.





It's probably a completist collector's item, but Judy Garland doing Somewhere Over Under the Rainbow Vomit is a classic to my mind.

Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Nov 13, 2015 - 11:18pm PT
I know ! Right ?
this is just so wrong
to long by half and not funny in any context . .
Only for special moments will my smoocher'er help me ,,,





Wrong video?


Right video?and swerving wildly


Is the 4/10 Adele cover to far off? I'm just going to add to happies travel whispers



I had been planning to add this when the Chinese school girls, went in &
Back to back was creepy
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Nov 14, 2015 - 03:11am PT
gretchen parlato ~ better than: http://youtu.be/iPBxVY65XmE

edit: tonight, after i had forgotten/re-encountered this piece, i posted it here as a healing prospect.
then i searched it on the forum to check that it wasn't one of my dreaded reposts.
it was, but i learned that mouse had peeled it off of the jazz thread
and referenced it here on the flames two years ago.

hmmm ... zoundz rodent, maybe it will work!

double edit: packin' twice the punch of the loonie, you gotcher twoonie. seriously
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Nov 14, 2015 - 07:27am PT
Gnome,
Thanks for the Healey stoke, a truly gifted guitar slinger.
I was fortunate to see a show of his in Chico BITD, got to chat with him and the band after the show. He was a cool dude and easily approachable,
RIP Jeff.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 14, 2015 - 08:06am PT
I did not realize that Jeff has passed.

I guess my list of contemporary blues greats is that much shorter, beginning with Jeff's name and dropping back to BB King.

May both of you rest in peace!



I confess to having seen Road House many times.
Sam Elliott and Jeff Healey accompany Patrick Swayze to keep the Double D#@&%e in business.
Double Duche.

Ram bam thank ya ma'am.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Nov 14, 2015 - 08:19am PT
Yep,
Died of cancer at 41, way too young.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Healey
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Nov 14, 2015 - 03:43pm PT
Why do we need Jesus?


Because




Stop drop and roll ~ - ~ won't work in hell.



now to find the few that fit from bosefous and k Kristofferson,
with Willy and all sittin' 'round jawin' & pikin'
or

All my rowdy ! ~ Or more old school ? ~ Cheatin' Hart?

Figg it!, ? Figg ate about it! Cheers!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 14, 2015 - 04:02pm PT
Fig Newtons are one of my favorite backpacking/bivvy foods.

Figs were at one time a huge crop here in the San Jaoquin. A large packing operation was located six blocks away from here along the old Santa Fe tracks in a building which still stands, a great long hollow concrete thing, employing hunderds & hunderds of the local gals.

They would box 'em up in purty boxes with cellophane wrapping. They were expensive items, perfect for giving as Christmas presents. They were dried, of course, because fresh figs, particularly the Calimyrna variety, are good for only a short time, then begin rotting.

Time has taken its toll on the fig orchards, and I can tell you that from personal experience, having moved here in '61 and seen the visible proof, which is not apparent after the trees have been taken out. The public's taste runs much more to other items and figs dried are not "fresh". Gotta have "fresh fruit" for that diet, kiddo. Figs are good for bowel moving, and that's all, they tellya. Bull...

My brother Mike's place is in a rockpile out at Merced Falls, twenny acres on the river, which was dredged in the twenties or thirties for gold. The original fig orchard located out there was the world's largest, according to some local experts. You can find bricks out in the rockpiles (dredge leavings) that were once used in the buildings associated with the fig orchard, and the YVRR serviced that orchard/packing house.

And down the road apiece, in Chowchilla, there was a pretty large orchard of figs along Hwy 99 and that lasted from the time we moved here to the seventies or eighties. It's gone, too. I guess the orchards are now more located down toward Fresno County and Tulare County, with maybe two packing companies handling the fresh and dried varieties.

The Calimyrna Fig is one I haven't tasted nor seen on sale. It's used mostly for Fig Newtons.

Good article on why figs are so expensive when and if you find them fresh.

http://waynesword.palomar.edu/pljune99.htm

There are several varieties of figs available. Here is one supplier of young trees.
http://northparknursery.com/2013/09/growing-fruit-in-the-southern-california-garden/

There is one lonely orchard out on Bear Creek Drive South near Planada. Its trees are getting gnarly old.

This is a tree which Mike has next to his entry road and near his own small orchard, which is a melange of different fruit varieties.
This tree wasn't harvested.  Those are last season's figs.  Picture ta...
This tree wasn't harvested. Those are last season's figs. Picture taken two years back or more.
Credit: mouse from merced
The same tree.  This particular year was 2013, and the current drought...
The same tree. This particular year was 2013, and the current drought was just becoming a topic.
Credit: mouse from merced


Mike has been an active apiarist in the past, selling honey in large drums. It's too much work on your own, and my younger brother took over for a time, when Mike's interest flagged. Now the bee boxes are in a pile, slowly decaying.

Gnome, thanks for that video just below.

Presbyterian WASPs congregate here once a week, seeking Jesus, speaking of Jesus.
On the highway through So. Tahoe.
On the highway through So. Tahoe.
Credit: mouse from merced
A Pontiac, likely from the late 40s.  I'm no expert.
A Pontiac, likely from the late 40s. I'm no expert.
Credit: mouse from merced
Just down the road is the former service station with the unfriendliest SOB I've met in a long long time. He tried to drive me off with rocks, and said no takin' pictures of the slowly decaying old cars parked under the canopy.

Boy, I got news for him. As long as I'm on the street, and his stuff's out in the open, I got a right to take pictures if I'm on public property of whatever I see, except children whose parents may object.

I only left in self-defense and there were no more old cars to photograph.
Buick, vintage '50s.  OK, I admit to having trespassed to get this pho...
Buick, vintage '50s. OK, I admit to having trespassed to get this photo, but even when I'd backed off to the sidewalk, he stopped just shouting and started heaving rocks in my direction.
Credit: mouse from merced
What a T-U-R-D that guy was!

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 14, 2015 - 07:05pm PT
By popular demand...
Love red, hate purple.
Credit: mouse from merced

Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced

For Ghost and for Mastadon.

Special dudes here in the clubhouse, whether they know or knot.

Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Nov 14, 2015 - 09:32pm PT
LOVE Purple!!!!

Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Nov 14, 2015 - 11:25pm PT
That was what I was just sayin'
colorful yeah

true dat
a off color never nah
this was a hold over from the feelin I had at the rocks rethrown that is unless the curr collected them in anticipation
happy to be blessed by Bachuss, you might like his Wallin' to NOrlns. Or zydeco on Jimmy Fallon?


It is a hard right turn to a soft deal after racing kicked up yo're ole' ticker
Bound for glory
but this 1st

The whole show ~ The Wallin' Jenny's 7/20/12?norfolk Ct
Deeper well _to
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 14, 2015 - 11:57pm PT
"What color are your sour grapes, Violet?" he asked as his lips puckered.

http://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/monarchy-enlightenment/baroque-art1/spain/v/vel-zquez-los-borrachos-the-drunks-1628-1629

Velazquez' Los Borrachos or the Triumph of Bacchus.
Velazquez' Los Borrachos or the Triumph of Bacchus.
Credit: GI
Purple, pink, red, amber, WTH cares?
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