Thursday, April 28, 2011

You don't often see Speedy Gonzales these days. Yet here he is, and he seems to be making a delicious sandwich of some kind.

For those not in the know, Speedy is a Warner Brothers Looney Tunes cartoon character known as "The Fastest Mouse in all Mexico". The early Speedy Gonzales was some time back deemed racist/stereotypical. I am a little surprised to see Mr. Gonzales advertising this Mexican food restaurant.

Monday, April 25, 2011

That's a bold statement.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter, friends.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Here is a docile little baby rattlesnake that resides on my computer table. And of course you know he is a fake snake, Jake. This guy is used to train dogs to avoid little rattlers. His rattles rattle and if the pooch gets too personal...


...Fido gets a sharp little snake nose poke on his little doggie nose. I've never used it. I acquired it from a person who used to live in these here parts. I just like him hangin' out with me.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

I will probably post more photographs taken at this location in the future as it is one of my favorite places ever. This is the entrance to the Autry Museum of Western Heritage in Griffith Park, California. It is a museum that I try to visit once a year, usually in the summer months. I took this photo during one of those times and the temperature that day was about 103 (although it is usually chilly in the museum).


All of those cars you see in the distance are for the Los Angeles Zoo which is directly across from The Autry.

 I usually have the museum almost to myself. I see lot's of tourists just whiz right through the Autry Museum. I don't think they appreciate the western treasure greatness that is displayed before them.
Tsk tsk. Off to Disneyland with them.

Now don't misunderstand me, me buckos.... Disneyland is probably my first favorite place ever, but hey, if you're at the Autry, slow down and smell the gunpowder.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

This is the HUGE "barn like" structure at the Barona Resort and Casino in San Diego. Barona is a lot of fun (and I am not talkin about gambling, I don't gamble save for a couple of dollars) and the buffet is great. I've stayed in the hotel overnight and the amenities are really nice. There is a landline on the wall next to the toilet and there's also a HUGE (like the barn) lighted magnifying mirror (I fear them, but handy) at the sink.

I suppose I am easily impressed anymore.

Monday, April 11, 2011

I was out on our road today and took this picture. The purple flowers in the foreground are called echium candicans or echium fastuosum, or as us ama-cheers call 'em, Pride of Madeira.

Anyway... It's a beautiful day out, so I think I will celebrate it by going inside and doing housework.


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Last night I had a dream. A bee kept landing on my hand and it was freaking me out. I am really afraid of bees and being stung. That dream woke me up. Later on I dreamt that somebody was running a loud chainsaw and THAT woke me up. The chainsaw turned out to be a very loud bee buzzing over my bed, for real. I jumped up, grabbed a fly swatter and did what I done had to do.

A bee once stung me as I was washing our car. It stung me right between my toes. That hurt. I took a picture of that varmint and here she is.

Come to think of it, that's the third time I was stung while washing our car. That car doesn't get washed much anymore.