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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 14, 2015 - 04:03pm PT
To Patrick Sawyer, our erstwhile correspondent based in Ireland.


Well, you finally got a thread started that runs on its own and that is an accomplishment.

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=2328516&tn=1140

Just finished looking at your post about Jennie.^^^

I'm very moved and completely empathetic, having been there with my first spouse.

The way she trucked on out the door with no words of farewell, with our little daughter in tow
leaving no way to contact them left me in a similar emotional state.

It's good to hear you are not drinkin' your blues away.

It's good to hear you are using your skills and knowledge to help the community.

It's good to hear you are the center of a circle of supportive friends and family.

It's good to hear you are still lurking out in the dark beyond the light of the campfire and are safe.

It's not good to hear of Jennie's decision, but it's her life and you will have to come to terms with it.

You have my wish that there will come a time when you can accept her loss.

We all need somebody to love--it's a part of our humanity.

We don't need somebody to love us in return, though, for life still goes on in spite of the separation.

I need say no more, I think.

Flame on, tiger! May you burn more brightly than ever.
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At times like these we feel like a part of ourselves is missing.
feralfae

Boulder climber
in the midst of a metaphysical mystery
Apr 14, 2015 - 05:23pm PT
Hi Mouse,
It is snowing horizontally here. That is the weather report.

I thoroughly enjoyed the video of the blowpipe being made and used.
When I unpack it, I will post a photo of the blowpipe from the Amazon that was given to me when I was at Northwestern.
Unfortunately, I have lost the quiver and darts.
Maybe just as well, I might have been tempted . . .
:)

feralfae

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 14, 2015 - 05:25pm PT
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"Transfiguration is our most important product. Live better electrically."

Here's another one from M. Ward called "Carolina."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?t=64&v=dlIYkt2wrIE

I know one lady, Zoe Bishop's neighbor on 19th St., named "Care-o-leena," as she pronounces it.

She's an older German lady.

She has one son, a priest, and one daughter, a nun.




zBrown

Ice climber
Brujň de la Playa
Apr 14, 2015 - 07:01pm PT
Cheech and Chan? Huh! Brooooooooooooose Lee.

Castaneda and I helped him build these and compared to Balan, his hair was perfect. Still, Bruce never did any weapons-making videos. He disdained poisons also.



hey there fahey, all y'all

and particulary neebee, ff, and Gypsy


zBrown

Ice climber
Brujň de la Playa
Apr 14, 2015 - 07:51pm PT
Speaking of Carlos, one thing that never made it into any of the books* was this, Don Juan speaking:

I never had sexual relations with that woman [la Catalina], she had sexual relations with me


*Either Carlos' field notes or my class notes from the "Phenomenology of Shamanism" (bought and paid for by NDEA Graduate School Fellowship).


see hear - this is all related but you have to read between the lines

“Accident, my eye! I have an enemy nearby. A woman. “La Catalina!” She pushed me during a moment of weakness and I fell.”
“Why did she do that?”
“She wanted to kill me, that’s why.”
“Was she here with you?”
“Yes!”
“Why did you let her in?”
“I didn’t. She flew in.”
“I beg your pardon!”
“She is a blackbird [chanate]. And so effective at that. I was caught by surprise. She has been trying to finish me off for a long while. This time she got real close.”
“Did you say she is a blackbird? I mean, is she a bird?”
“There you go again with your questions. She is a blackbird! The same way I’m a crow. Am I a man or a bird? I’m a man who knows how to become a bird. But going back to “la Catalina”, she is a fiendish witch! Her intent to kill me is so strong that I can hardly fight her off. The blackbird came all the way into my house and I couldn’t stop it.”
“Can you become a bird, don Juan?”
“Yes! But that’s something we’ll take up later.”
“Why does she want to kill you?”
“Oh, there’s an old problem between us. It got out of hand and now it looks as if I will have to finish her off before she finishes me.”
“Are you going to use witchcraft?” I asked with great expectations.
“Don’t be silly. No witchcraft would ever work on her. I have other plans! I’ll tell you about them some day.”
“Can your ally protect you from her?”
“No! The little smoke only tells me what to do. Then I must protect myself.”
“How about Mescalito? Can he protect you from her?”
“No! Mescalito is a teacher, not a power to be used for personal reasons.”
“How about the devil’s weed?”
“I’ve already said that I must protect myself, following the directions of my ally the smoke. And as far as I know, the smoke can do anything. If you want to know about any point in question, the smoke will tell you. And it will give you not only knowledge, but also the means to proceed. It’s the most marvellous ally a man could have.”
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 14, 2015 - 09:03pm PT
It's now permanently closed, but The Smoke was hot when it was a Chinese place in the seventies, hotter yet when it began to serve Mexican cuisine sometime later, but I only had the Mexican one time.

I'd been into The Smoke several times as a Chinese restaurant.

It was there that I had a good meal following our descent from NWFHD in August of '74.


Big Smoke is on zBrown's hit list.
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Apr 14, 2015 - 11:42pm PT
*
El Raton Mickey, El restaurante (Noah's) es....Vietnamese
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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 15, 2015 - 10:42am PT
I'm sorry. They switched menus like The Smoke. :0)


No, really, my mistake. I had an old favorite down that end of Main St., that used to be La Nita's Mexican (believe it or not). But they've closed, been replaced, and they've closed, too.

Then there's the Shanghai at the end of the street. That was a greasy buffet serving greasy Chinese buffet items like the one out at the Merced Mall (I call it the Mein Line, because you're basically mainlining cholesterol when you eat there). They've closed and been replaced by the BBQ/soul food place and THAT'S the "ethnicity factor" which caused my mind to have this brain fart.

It's a GOOD soul restaurant, though. They HAVE gotten great reviews by the patrons to whom I've spoken. But it's not Noah's, no way, you're right and I'm wiping bird's nest soup off my face.

Again.
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Fortune cookie, chica?
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujň de la Playa
Apr 15, 2015 - 11:25am PT
Now where are we gonna eat?

Since it's flowing again, may have to kite surf the Dulzura Conduit rather than skate it. Used to be able to drive up the road. Now you have to sneak in.


Speaking of eating does anyone have one of those fancy pistachio nut crackers?

This one is probably over kill.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 15, 2015 - 11:33am PT
Water, wine, and women.

Wash my cares away.
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Hot Tuna/Playlist, appr. 20 titles (one features DAVID BROMBERG)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghR_Lme2SEM&list=RDHCAZ9_saiAcEI&index=7

Did RR ever kayak that flume?

VVV (I fuxed it.)VVV
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujň de la Playa
Apr 15, 2015 - 11:38am PT
↓ ↑


The codes are &# 8595; and &#x 2191; (with no spaces).



Don't you think that these arrows (less the poison of course) should be a built in part of the editor just like bold and italic?

Appears that your vid flamed out as they say. If not and you actually were attempting the null video, congratulations, I was trying to figure out how to do that since I used to program in FORTRAN.

Aw nutz.
throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Apr 15, 2015 - 11:55am PT
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0l3Ghakv8-Y
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujň de la Playa
Apr 15, 2015 - 12:04pm PT
↑↑ I remember when Weir said that. Guess I'm not all that successful.

I also remember when folks would take a tiny paint brush and do up the lettering on their tires all nice and white.

Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Apr 15, 2015 - 02:11pm PT
[Click to View YouTube Video]I was pulled back by your cryptic thumb nail and the sweet pooch pictured there and with the other else where .. and Iwas gonna not post but
Love your best pals Z if you see that tail spin, Blow the horns an' beat the tamborines (cymbals may scar em)you asked for a nut cracker now I tried to read the code to make arrows (poison or Not) point asunder or up
but first I have No arrows & then even with a screen shot I still try and that, Major, is the Point - to try and .
well- I will keep at it till the thread freezes over and you take me out again . the surfer dude is back in bed (and she Like'ee) so i try and try again,

1952 vincent. . . TWICE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YW-w0KgE-8s

&

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7bXBOfgvJ4


well I did it but I was not as happy as when I just did

V V V V
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Apr 15, 2015 - 02:43pm PT
[Click to View YouTube Video] now I Know that the drivers have requested, and i am risking banishment and worse, I am posting videos,[Click to View YouTube Video]And Kowing better than to anger any one here . . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TY73x5LEwsU.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujň de la Playa
Apr 15, 2015 - 05:20pm PT


Maybe I shoulda stuck to FORTRAN.

Type these characters

& # 8 5 9 5 ;

without any spaces

or

& # x 2 1 9 1 ;

If you want to get there faster you can just cut and paste.

↓ ↑
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujň de la Playa
Apr 15, 2015 - 05:33pm PT
↓ ↑

Definitely faster

Sonny Barger this way. ↺↻

↔↔→→↘↘↕↕↚↚↛↛↛↜↜↜↝↝↝↞↞↞↟↟↟
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 15, 2015 - 06:40pm PT
Magic!
[Click to View YouTube Video]Don't be late for dinner, brujo.

Check out this place DMT recommeded.
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feralfae

Boulder climber
in the midst of a metaphysical mystery
Apr 15, 2015 - 06:55pm PT
zB, I thought you might put Ruby up as your avatar. She is cute, brown, and adorable. It would improve first impressions. LOL Ah, smudging with sage smoke is a common tradition in my Tribe. It is purifying.

Mouse, you continue to amaze me with your finds and shares. Bravo! If I ever get to Merced, I will try to talk you into a game of Scrabble. One of my favorite games. Be well.

Gnome, you are more creative than you gnowe. :)

Gypsy, your sepia work is lovely, Doug had a '73 Commando, so seeing this was a memory ride across frozen tundra for me. :) Thank you for your lovely art.

Speaking of art, I'd better get back to it. Making mud pies, you know. :)

Best to everyone, including Bruce Lee. If I am ever going to climb rocks again, I better more fully emulate his purification traditions. I wonder if I can have salsa, steak, and wine. I hope so.

Sleep well all,
feralfae

zBrown

Ice climber
Brujň de la Playa
Apr 15, 2015 - 07:55pm PT
Gee Nome (isn't that somewhere near feralfae?) - I've quit before, still will, but I've fallen down and I can't reach my eraser.

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

Has Robert Frost been frozen? I know Ted Williams has been. Insulting locker was not enough to get ol' zB the ice-tray treatment (water under the fridge?). As I recall, I've only had one thread Anarcticized.


Whaal, I'm either ez or eager, or anxious to please ff and I do actually love Ruby more than the reindeer.

This is sort un-erasing erasing personal history. Don Juan Matus probably would not approve, but who knows what la Catalina would say. We'll never know, though I might.


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