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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 4, 2018 - 05:39pm PT
Pix of the picks.

The barrow don't leak but some vandal took off one handle.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 4, 2018 - 05:47pm PT
They weren't very majestic.





mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 4, 2018 - 07:42pm PT
Christmas B. Cummings Gallery first annual exhibit.


It was odd: Vern didn't rake the front lawn.

Dawn thanked me for doing so, but I couldn't claim the deed.

She certainly didn't do it, either.

Elves? Nah. Fairies? Not enough dust in the house to call 'em in.

Must be a neighbor.

It really looks like his handiwork, but he left two piles sitting on the lawn. The nerve of some folks, huh?
Jim Clipper

climber
Dec 4, 2018 - 08:09pm PT
Probably forgot the order, but some favored memories heading out on Merced
Falls Rd. Snelling?, Greeley Hill?, Towards Coulterville. Getting onto a road worth rolling your window down for. Maybe a few hours of 99N makes the hills that much nicer. It must have been something looking north from Merced, when those motels were being built.

Edit: glad that neighbors gotta neighbor. I always wondered about the value of some of those porches on the proverbial tree lined streets around Smelling. Especially on the summer evenings when it finally cools off enough to get up and do something, but the air and the light makes those thoughts a bit unhelpful.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 4, 2018 - 09:34pm PT
Jim,

The view north from my backyard fence in '61, just prior to the expansion in that direction, was special. Early in the morning, before getting up for school, I would lie in my top bunk for a few, waiting to use the bathroom, and gaze out to the mountains and fields when it was clear.

The fields were mushroom-filled, the creek filled with crayfishes, and doves took wing while the Sierran foothills rose in the distance. It wasn't possible to see the peaks, unfortunately.

Cattle grazed, fertilizing the 'shrooms, peeing in the creek, and I even saw a coyote once, never again, though. Mike, my older bro, shot doves out back with .22 birdshot. He'd take them right out of the sky, he was that good.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 4, 2018 - 09:43pm PT







Jim Clipper

climber
Dec 4, 2018 - 09:43pm PT
Definitely a piece of heaven out there.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 5, 2018 - 05:07am PT
Jim, the Road Worth Taking to Yosemite Valley is not 140, but the route as you've said:

You drive on Snelling Road (G St.) out to Snelling and Merced Falls, then north around Lake McClure. From Coulterville, drive up the Greeley Hill Road to Greeley Hill and keep on to Smith Station Road, which leads to the 120 from Groveland.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 5, 2018 - 05:31am PT
Facebook has dropped from No. 1 to 7 on Glassdoor's Best Places to Work list for 2019 after a year of scandals.

The company's employee satisfaction rating has steadily fallen over the course of the year, down from a 4.6 to 4.3.

Google also fell in the ranking. Amazon did not make the list.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/04/facebook-is-no-longer-glassdoors-best-place-to-work.html

https://www.glassdoor.com/Award/Best-Places-to-Work-LST_KQ0,19.htm

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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 5, 2018 - 06:12am PT
Roads Worth Traveling

The one you're on is likely the right one;
the one you are seeking is likely the right one, too.
How is it that they are one and the same?

The journey is the destination, some say.
I've always been where it is in my own best interest to be,
if that's the case.
The signposts are not clear, nor are they meant to be.

The GPS (God's Progress System) is simple to operate,
but requires faith in ancient technology.
Point yourself in the direction you wish to travel,
say a little prayer, and proceed.
Those who lack faith, well, I'll pick you up as I drive by,
even if you look a bit travel-worn.
We are all heading in the same direction, after all.


https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2018/12/05/einsteins-letter-calling-god-a-product-of-human-weakness-sells-for-2-9m/
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Dec 5, 2018 - 07:37am PT
Before any further
fun or entertaining spew
I am most touched
And thank you for adding one more post to the farewell to the most disgusting & so only a '1 termer' president.
though it is sad - clearly, Bushes have termites.
Those are the parasites that eat away the fabric of the nation. Starting at the end of WWII - if I have this right?
Starting with grabbing and then exonerating the last of the hierarchy of the 3rd Reich, including the money men & the much more well-known, often forgiven, rocket men.

I did not want to extend that GHWBastard thread to 81 posts, but that it would end in a non-American trying to continue the forgiveness did not sit well so
thanx for chiming in.

It is as if some of us lived through a different history.
I am sorry for the polarization of our society. As I see it; it is that this gulf between the entitled and all the rest of the growing hoard is the result of this fanciful view of the 20th century where our country is seen as all-knowing & all good & not for all the bad & negative things we did to control the emerging freedom that has to be spread across the globe, but that now is on a presidential hiatus
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 5, 2018 - 07:47am PT

Suck it up, matey,
and do not go with their flow (flew)
is what we should do.

They flew over their cuckoo's nest,
telling us that it's for the best,
then they left their spawn in our nation's nest.


I love my new scented candle. Almond. (Pronounced "AL-munn" by 90% of the folks hereabouts.)

Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Dec 5, 2018 - 07:53am PT
De'rump'z Kleptocracy rools while we drools
he is not stupid It is a worked plan.
Spanning 2-3 decades no doubt made worse by engendering favor of murdering thugs

wow pappa
polecatolics
To be extended
here in the stew?
Are we to risk pissing off you know who?
this is the season when the ban-hammer is in full swing
so as you said
lets quit it
and carry on with the cool trips



please I cant take it and get back to sleep
Luv ya, merry holidaze
the ho so entitled but scrounging for onions with out green shoots springing out,
Gnome
Feeding the sproutz on spaghet & peanut butter.
The direct result of leaving the abuse zone before dark on Thanksgiving.
so now having to endure the wrath of the Jailer.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 5, 2018 - 08:04am PT
Simply expressing disapproval of our POTUS is not a bannable act.

There be lines, but I don't come CLOSE to crossing them.

It would be out of character for a mouse.

Might be different if DT wasn't so inept at communicating.

And his closed mind is just that: impenetrable.

No way to run a country, no way to impress the rest of the world.

Working on a novel/screenplay idea currently:
American Tragedies of the Worst Kind.
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Dec 5, 2018 - 08:11am PT
real for realz it is so early there, I wish you were sacked out
& not sacked clothed
I was checking
Hows tim?
we forget that that brilliant wordsmith lives with back pain
I hope he is well, his more than sparadic post do not bare that out
send up a flair, lets go to the moon
nah, it is mars they are selling us now
I'm not buying
I'm going to pawn the rings we never wear 'em, we are joined at the hip
where we ware our empty purses
And carry dust filled billfolds.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 5, 2018 - 08:22am PT
Laurie and I went on an unusual "date" Monday, only because she'd rented a car to drive to Monterey over the weekend for a celebration of life.

She took me and my laundry baskets to Launderland, bringing her own as well. Needless to point out to even the most casual observer, it's not much fun riding a bus with laundry.

So, we washed and talked and dried and talked and folded. While we folded, we didn't say much to each other, because I was by then in conversation with my artist friend, Rafael, who was there doing laundry with his mom, who only speaks Spanish but is a much better artist, according to Rafael.

He spoke of his experience in Yosemite with the Interior Dept, NPS. He was 19 and found himself living in a converted restroom at Crane Flat, finding out what it is like to live ALONE IN NATURE, as he had no roommate, no friends, and no idea what he'd gotten into until it was too late. He lasted a month. He was happy he went. I was very glad to hear his story. He's a gentle, honest soul.

I wish I'd been able to communicate with Mama Rafael.

Once we had our laundry loaded into the car (a Chevy Versa, pretty nice grocery-getter), we adjourned to Paul's for coffee and waffles for her, and coffee and a bowl of chili for moi.

It's almost an everyday thing to speak on the phone with Laurie, here lately. I'm feeling blessed.



Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Dec 5, 2018 - 08:22am PT
One more for the road


And a special I love you
too to Dwain,
itz all I can do to not antagonize you
in a world gone mad, it is us mad men that it falls to
Keep clear the falling boughs(you too Bushman>>> uh, thats just weird)
let not the strain of the season,
The 1st where youi have to look and watch but not dare climb,
'Cause stepping back down could be a crime that will land you in a chair
So take care birdluvin' friend don't sweat small dishonesties
when your leader the big lier & thief,
Who never tells the truth & is guilty of not even trying to.
sitz insulated from the treason,
protected from the come-upance of
The failure to keep his oath of office
& imagine what we don't know about!
We can do nothing- but the stooge in the white house, all of them
are stealing the very freedom from beneath our feats.
zBrown

Ice climber
Dec 5, 2018 - 12:43pm PT
Comp with 1918 Merced

I heard throwpie (or maybe his dad) had one of these bikes





And if you get really bored

Whoever did it wasn't a big music aficianado

They do seem to obey all the traffic laws


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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 5, 2018 - 04:34pm PT
Oh, now, let's not be hasty. He's only over fifty.

Truly, I set the table, so I'm enjoyin' the dessert while watchin' the relatives act silly.

I accept your apology, friend Dwain.

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Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Dec 5, 2018 - 04:41pm PT
D. watz? wrong with you?
oh, right- you are still.....
& I am Still



I could
but
I won't
(already sent sincere Christmas wishes)
Not worth the time
Beyond: That the truth stings when it hits open sores.
The brainwashed(Brain Dead?) treasonous shleps, The deplorables,
the pathetic losers, will not admit that they fell for the con
will die on the hill before they are willing to call it what it is

An Act of war against us, left gone unanswered by both treasonous MitchBall`less McConnell and The pussy grabber N Thief.
(Yes , I blame them for hand-cuffing that bad moozlum, African born black fake president whatzhizname)

The most dangerous animal in the Zoo?
The sick under-fed, wounded, Conned out of freedom
And prosperity
taken by force and blanket bullshjt
They can only stay in denile, to admit how wrong they have been is beyond the ken of there small petty selves

there is no hope for you
Friendo
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