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.

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.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

~ Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales ~
I took this picture of the poster at the Regal Theater.
I cannot wait for this one. Soon. Aye.

"Pirate's life."

Saturday, May 6, 2017



I'm just sayin...

Friday, May 5, 2017

Again, I don't know anything about motorcycles, but
to me this one looks real nice and I would gladly have it.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

 I like to always have some Bush's Grillin' Beans on hand. They
have several flavors. This one (and my favorite) is Southern Pit
Barbecue. They are great on their own, but I like to doctor them up
a bit. I usually dice and throw in some bell peppers. I slice up some
 jalapeno peppers and throw them in there too. I also add to taste a bit
(or a bunch) of Bull's-Eye Original Flavor Barbecue Sauce.

 Mmmmmm doggies!

And the piece of resistance is Dave's Insanity Sauce. It adds
heat, not necessarily flavor. And it is HOT. Dave's can be found
at most stores that sell foods from around the globe, or on the web.

It is really good if you heat all of this ahead of time and let it set
for a few hours or overnight in the refrigerator.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

"Stagecoach: The Texas Jack Story" starring Trace Adkins. Questionable
quality, says I. But, you never know. At first it was upwards of 15 bucks.
Nope. Then it went closer to 14. Nope. Then $9.99. Nope. Today it was
$7.50. Okay, Judd Nelson and Kim Coates made $7.50 a go. From what
I have seen, the hardware looks pretty good. We will see.

It is probably ghastly.

....later that night.
Okay, since I said that Stagecoach might be ghastly I owe it to the movie
to comment on it. I watched it tonight and it, in fact, was... NOT ghastly.
I really liked it. It was not a great movie. It was slow, some of the acting was
not that good. But it was sincere. Trace Adkins did his best I am thinking.
Kim Coates is awesome. He plays an ass oh so well. This movie is NOT
his first time doing that. The bonus to look for is Judd Nelson as Sid. He is a
man of low character, an outlaw. Or IS he? He is funny and he is almost
lovable. It was Judd's first (and maybe only) Western.

For as slow as it was, I was kept interested the whole time. The dialogue did
that. The shootouts were okay. I am going to rate this one 5.5 out of 10 bottles
of Apple Jack Whiskey. As I watched this movie I could not believe that I was
liking it.  I paid $7.50. It was almost worth that. I guess that's all I got.

Totally out of character for me. T-o-t-a-l-l-y. But I saw the preview
for "Ride Along" on two other movies I have and it actually made me
laugh out loud, both times. So for some odd and strange reason, I wanted
to buy it. My son likes these type of movies so if I don't end up liking it,
I will give it to him. Not a total loss. $5.00.

(Ice Cube of N.W.A. starring as law enforcement is
kind of weird, but we will leave it alone.)

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Hey look!! Pirates billboard! Camera!!
Quick! CAMERA!!

Monday, May 1, 2017

I bought a new Light My Fire titanium spork to put in
my purse. This one will replace the Snow Peak spork
(inset) that I have carried for a number of years. I wanted
to try the different design. Like I've written before, folks
laugh at me for carrying these things, but while they are
making a mess and burning their fingers, I am eating.

Oh, and I am not saying that the Snow Peak is not
terrific, because it IS, I am just experimenting.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

I never wanted him, not like this. And if you could be here, he would
be yours. Maybe it seems silly to you, where you are now, and none of
this is important anymore. But I will take the best care of him I can
until it comes time for him to move on. This is my promise to you.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

My son sent this picture today. Yeah, we've driven past
this spot a lot of times. It's just on the way from here to there.

Friday, April 28, 2017

"Don't touch my bags if you please mister customs man."
~ Arlo Guthrie ~
(My son took this picture.)

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Going down the Conejo Grade heading into Ventura
from Thousand Oaks, California.
My son took this picture recently. Or is it, my son
recently took this picture? Hell, I do not know.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

We had another rattlesnake in the driveway tonight.
This one would have been real easy to step on if
he was not making noise.

Not a great picture as it was dark out there.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017



...and lemons.

Monday, April 24, 2017

New to my Jason Statham collection!
"Homefront". I know nothing about it other than...
Jason Statham... Lately that's been good enough.
Five Dollars. Walmart.

P.S. It also stars James Franco and that is good enough too. 

I bought some syrup.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Regal looking up.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

I bought the "La La Land" Blu-ray. This movie has one of the most
beautiful covers I've ever seen. I have not seen the movie yet, but
I am anxious to. I mean, Ryan Gosling... c'mon. He's worth the
price of admission. This is the Target store version with a third
bonus disc. There were lots of them left when I was there.

This movie is worth having just for the 2017
Oscars Best Picture mix up alone. It's history.

Friday, April 21, 2017

In January I bought a Star Wars Elite Series Die Cast Imperial
Stormtrooper for fifteen dollars. In late February I bought a
Die Cast C-3P0 for fifteen dollars.

This week I found an Imperial Death Trooper and they are down
to ten dollars. They retail for twenty-six something, so great price.

It seems that R2D2 is not to be found. But I did find another little
astromech droid, C2-B5. Ten bucks. If you want them, Disney Store
has them. They have a lot of Rogue One figures. I am not really
interested in getting Jyn Erso or Cassian Andor or the like. And I
really didn't warm up to K-2SO like so many did, so I went with
more generic (I believe) type characters.

Oh, and these guys are HEAVY.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

You see?
Cactus will not go down without a fight.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Oh, tiptoe from the garden, by the garden of the willow tree.
And tiptoe, to the movies, with me.

Got my popcorn!

Yep, Ghost in the Shell.

Visuals were great. I liked the scene that took place in the shallow water
in the middle of the city. I have not seen the anime(?) version of it and
won't, so I don't know how much this movie stayed true to that. I just
viewed it as an action movie with good fights, fun weapons and Scarlett
Johansson as Major being cool but not nearly as cool as Milla Jovovich
as Alice in Residential Evil. For the fun factor I rate this movie 6 out of 10
Cyber-Enhanced Humans. I would say wait to see this movie at home.

I just might buy this when it comes out on Blu-ray... maybe.

Fun part to watch for: Mom, breaking your heart.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Perhaps I should grab some delicious grapefruit from
one of the Ranch's trees so I can snack on them...

...when I go to see Pirates Five! Huzzah I am THERE!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Two more movies to add to my small but growing Jason Statham
collection. "Parker" and "Safe". I have no idea about either movie
but they were only $3.74 each and Kick-Butt Jason is in them.

We shall see.

Be our guest, be our guest, put our service to the test.
Tie your napkin 'round your neck, cherie, and we provide
the rest!

Anyway, that is what it looks like to me.


...later that night.

I watched "Safe" tonight. Holy cow! Another good one. Above you see the
handsome Mr. Statham onscreen at Borden Cinema as a guy who does
not like it when you threaten little girls. Nobody is going to save you from
him if you do. Great action again. I was not bored for a minute.
I rate "Safe" 7.5 out of 10 Secret Codes.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

~  Happy Easter, 2017  ~

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Crow 1: "Let's keep the fire behind us."
Crow 2: "I agree, my friend. WAY behind us."
~ November, 2016 ~

Friday, April 14, 2017

I was walking by these things at Walmart and it said
I gotta have one, so I got one. Actually. they are great
for holding band-aids and such in your purse.

I cooked up some potatoes and bacon 
in BBQ sauce today. Man, this was good.

I used the Bull's-Eye brand Original BBQ sauce.
Good stuff.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

 I added another movie to my small Jason Statham collection.
This movie is called "Wild Card". Jason plays a kind of down
on his luck badass living in Las Vegas. He is asked to do a
favor by a close friend and that may or may not get him into
hot water with folks who may or may not be... mob guys.

This movie kept me interested for the entire 92 minutes. This
was a good one. Jason's movies are almost like watching those
fun action movies back in the 1980's, but updated. I didn't think
anybody could capture that again. I rate this movie about 7.5
out of 10 butter knives. I will be on the hunt for more Jason films.

Bonus: A fun part to look out for is Jason getting his butt
whooped by a smaller guy.

If you cannot get your Kart (A) to the Kart Korral (B), leaving your cart
where it can possibly damage the cars of folks who just want to park
and do their weekly shopping, I think that makes you a person of 
lazy character and much too common these days.