Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Another favorite thing is washing and using the new out
of a bandana. They just get better and better with use.

Just ask this guy.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Poor Homer Simpson.

He is never going to sell.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

I recently bought a Snow Peak Trek 900 Titanium pot set
and I have fallen in love with it. So I spoiled myself once
again by going over to REI and buying a Snow Peak 450
Titanium cup. These things ain't cheap, I will tell you what.

It gets water ready real good...

...for a nice cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows.
And all is good with the world.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

 It would not be Halloween without my favorite, Jason Voorhees.
Unfortunately, the seasonal Halloween stores have forsaken Jason
and he is really not to be seen. So this awful mask that I bought back
in 2007 from the Spirit Store will have to fill in for him.

And over at Walmart they are currently offering this Friday the 13th
DVD Collection. If you are just a casual F13 fan, this is a great offer.
I believe it does not have Jason Goes to Hell, Jason X or Freddy vs. Jason,
but what it does have are the Uncut Deluxe Editions and I paid a lot
more for them individually. I would jump on this offer.

It also would not be Halloween without Michael Myers.
And they did have a few versions of Mike's masks this year.

And again, over at Walmart they have the Blu-ray Halloween Complete
Collection. A 10-Disc set. With this you get the Producer's Cut of
Part VI: The Curse of Michael Myers. Some people love it and some people
are disappointed by it. I love it. I would read some reviews of this set before
you buy it. From what I understand, some folks are having problems
with audio sync and discs not playing.

 And yep, the skull I bought over at Walmart for 98 cents IS fun
to have on my bedroom door for October. Even with the
ugly amateur tape job.

Friday, October 13, 2017

~ Friday the 13th, October 2017 ~

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Alien faces...

...gotta have alien hands.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

As I posted before, we went over to Hobby Lobby
to check out their Halloween section.
What's that you say? You don't see much
good Halloween stuff?

Yeah, neither did we.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

"Bobby! Bring it in old buddy! Good to SEE you!"

"Pssst... Hey Boss.... What are ya doin'? Don't you
 remember last year? What he done to us?"

"Hey fellas... C'mon.. What's the
big secret? Talk to me."

Halloween Drama.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Wo. This Beast mask from Beauty and the Beast
looked a bit better in person. It would have to.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

We interrupt our Halloween month for this...

...and this.

Aaaaannnnndddd we're back.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

One of my, if not my FAVORITE part of
any Halloween store... Body parts!

Of course this section of the store seems
to be getting "weaker" every year. Just
not very great. Not even any Don Post stuff
and Don Post isn't even all THAT great.
(FUN, but not great.)


With brave faces, we carry on...

Friday, October 6, 2017

This little cutie was out riding her tricycle today.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Hungry? Good.
Tonight's dish is called Bob.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

My traditional Jack O' Lantern and rat are helping to
make our fireplace mantel Halloween festive.

I remember this guy from last year.
The clown with attitude.

Here is some pirate swag to make
up for the kind of repeat from last year
of the bad tude clown.

A close up of the goods.
Blimey that's a lot o' gold!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Sure, Halloween decorations often depict pain and
misery... But I felt especially bad for this guy because...

...he really did have some extra not pretend pain.
Some customers can be so cruel.

I felt so bad for him. I bent over to pet him and console
him a little but he started to slink away
before I could. #Sad.

Monday, October 2, 2017

This is one of my few scores of the day on our Annual
Halloween Crawl. I bought this life-size skeleton hand
at our first stop, Target. It grabbed my attention right
away and there was no doubt that he was going home
with me.

And this poor guy was at Party City.
I wonder who beat him up...

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Happy Spooktober!
Today we made our Annual Halloween Crawl for 2017!
As in past crawls, I wrote up and printed out our itinerary
for the day. It is good to have it all mapped out ahead of time.

Some of our stops for the day included:

Halloween City!

Party City Halloween!

Hobby Lobby Halloween!
(...or as we like to call it after seeing it,
"Martha Stewart Halloween Central".)

The Spirit Store!

Another Spirit Store!

We also made a stop over at Best Buy and my son picked
out a pair of headphones for his birthday. We had lunch
at Tom's and also stopped into Target and The Indian Store.

It was a great and long day and as is customary here at
The Ranch, I will be posting pictures of our visits all
month long. We love Halloween here at
El Rancho De La Tex.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

My son wore these Bart Simpson
skull gloves when he was little.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

I am smoke free for fourteen years today.
I am grateful.

P.S. If any of my visitors are thinking of quitting
and are discouraged, take heart. There will come
a day when you don't even think about smoking at
all. It takes a while, but it happens.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Death Wish? Bruce Willis? Vincent D'Onofrio? Eli Roth?
November 22nd? Again, I am there.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Here is Ursula, the villain from Disney's The Little Mermaid.
I picked her up somewhere on clearance for a dollar fifty or so.
I think she must have been part of a set at one time.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Coca-Cola and late night. Two of my favorite things.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Halloween? Or hiding in plain sight?

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

 A visit to Julian California...

...was rewarded with a bag of delicious apples.