Tuesday, May 16, 2017

I could not help myself. I bought a new knife today. This is a Buck
Stockman 371. This is a larger version of the knife I have been carrying
since November of last year, the Buck Trio. I was planning on carrying the
Trio for a long... LONG time. But for those of us who love knives, seven
months is a pretty long time to carry a knife and the bug to play with
something new just catches up with us...


This Stockman knife has three blades: Sheepsfoot, spey and clip. The knife
has 420J2 steel which I like. It holds an edge pretty well and I find it easy
to sharpen. As a matter of fact, I usually just run my Trio over my strop
once a week or so and it is good to go. The handles are Brown Jigged
Bone. I don't know if they are real bone or some sort of plastic.
Probably not real bone. That's fine.


I still cringe at the China thing.
But it seems to be well made. Pretty good match up.
No play in the blades. If there were play in the blades,
it would go right back to the store. No room for that.
Crisp action too.


It's a Buck and if it is taken care of, this is a knife that can be
handed down to your kids and most likely their kids. And
what else that you pay $19.92 can you say that about?


This knife is too old school for a lot of folks these days.
These slip joint knives seem to be a novelty to them.
Their loss.

Oh, I bought this knife at Walmart, of course.

P.S. One more thing. This knife weighs in at 3.1 ounces.
For a knife this size, 3 7/8 inches closed, that is going to
be too heavy for some folks, so....

Monday, May 15, 2017

I do sometimes enjoy Midnight Snacks and this is one.
Great Value brand French Toast Sticks. Yeah. If you picked
one of these things up it would hang like a wet noodle
in your fingers. I rate these French toast sticks two
"These are GOOD!!" out of ten. Use tons of syrup.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

I looked out the window of El Rancho Del La Tex at
about 5:30 or 6:00 AM and this is what I saw.

Oops, gotta turn the flash off.

 
THIS is what I saw.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Just some cactus laying around.

Friday, May 12, 2017

 
I got this pin for the new "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men
Tell No Tales" movie with my Disney Reward points. Including
shipping and handling it was........ freeeeeeee! I didn't really mean
to order it. I was just experimenting, going through the ordering
process just to see how much it would be, out of curiosity, when
all of a sudden, it was ordered.

I like the pin okay, but I have been saving my points for years for
something slightly more... epic. It's alright, I have a lot more points
left. At any rate, I cannot wait to see the new movie.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives.
His "Way Out West" CD. I watch Marty Stuart on RFDTV.
He has a great show. Lot's of great country. Marty was
playing with Lester Flat when he was 14 years old. 14.
Amazing.


My favorite Superlative is Kenny Vaughan. Kenny plays
lead and acoustic guitar. Here is a guy with major history
too. He has been playing with Marty Stuart since 2001. He
has played with everybody from Alan Jackson to Porter
Wagoner to The Pretenders.

I have to listen to this CD a few more times, but so far
I am pretty much liking it.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

I picked up a few things.
I love the colors.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

So I am walking around down in town and all of
a sudden I look up and see these trees just rustling
a bit with the cool breeze. It dawns on me what
a beautiful day it is. I love these moments.

Monday, May 8, 2017

 
 I had seen "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter" in the theater and couldn't
wait for it to come out so I could add it to my collection and watch it again.
I got it, I watched it, and I enjoyed it more the second time. It is still not
a classic, but if you are a fan, it is a lot of fun. If you are not a fan, I would
skip it. You will not like it. But hey, like a said before, Milla and weapons
is a win.

 
 I mean, she can throw a full magazine in the air, break a guys arm, eject her
empty magazine and kick it into another guy's face, kick a third guys butt,
catch the full mag that she threw in the air, throw it into her pistol and start
shooting again. THAT my friends, is t-a-l-e-n-t.

I really hope that "The Final Chapter" will go the way of
"Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter" and indeed not
be, the final chapter.

 
And I was looking in the pile that Target likes to call a "Clearance Area"
and found a great deal. This Victorinox Camper knife for $11.98. That is
at least half off of most retail prices. In some cases it is MORE than half off.
This is a good deal. The saw on this knife is spectacular. I usually pass
on any SAK with a corkscrew as corkscrews are worthless to me, but $11.98?
I will put it in my knife box unopened for the day it might be needed.