Tuesday, July 31, 2012

I was using some needle nose pliers today. I'm sure you've
done it too. Pinch. Just when you're thinking to yourself,

"These pliers are kind of... Man I would sure hate to.... OUCH! Oh OUCH!!"


Monday, July 30, 2012

I took this lousy picture with my iPod. It's a picture of my favorite object
at Killer Pizza From Mars. Yeah yeah, we're back there again. But
hey, how can you resist a painting on velvet? I think that if Elvis Presley
and Pat Boone had a child together (I know, impossible)
this is what that baby would grow up to look like.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Don't you just love a good thrift store? Me too. This aren't one.
Prices are too high. Selection of stuff is just bland. That cool
skull and crossbones they have in the window by the flag's
reflection is just to sucker me in so I can see the dusty and overpriced
circa 1974 blenders they have for sale.

But if you've never spent a day thrift shopping, you should try
it. You can find some fun stuff at good prices sometimes. And
where else are you going to find items for your future
yard sales? I kid.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Happy National Day Of The Cowboy!
July 28th is National Day Of The Cowboy. NDOTC is dedicated to (from the website) "preservation of America's Cowboy heritage so that the history and culture which the United States Congress's National Day of the Cowboy resolution honors, can be shared and perpetuated for the public good, through education, the arts, celebrations, gatherings, rodeos, and community activities."

National Day of the Cowboy website
(The above photo shows a few figures that I have up on a shelf. I don't see them
often. Only when I look up. Way up. Just a few more things that I don't see a lot,
but I like having them, a lot.)

Thursday, July 26, 2012

I took this picture as I was driving down the freeway near Escondido, Ca.
I think that the jet trails (if that's what they are) are in an interesting pattern.

Also notable about this picture is not long before I took it, one
George Djura Jakubec was renting a house on just the other side of the
embankment. And that was pretty big news around here for awhile.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A few of my little R2D2 figures. I have a few more Artoos and other
astromech droids (from Star Wars of course) that are still in the
packaging. These are just kids toys, but they're not real inexpensive
and they are pretty collectible. I'm still on the lookout for other versions.
And I admit that it is a weird thing to spend my money on, but I'm hooked.

Someday I would like to find (and be able to afford) a real
super duper of some sort and larger Artoo piece of memorabilia.

Monday, July 23, 2012

You know those little hole-in-the-wall restaurants that you see that
look like nothing special and then you eat there and they turn out to
be really really really really GOOD? Well, this might be one of those.
Not sure though.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

This is part of a storefront sign for the Lakeshore Learning
Store. I guess they sell all sorts of products to aid in the education
of children. But if you ask me, the picture of the little girl
looks more like a circus sideshow advertisement exulting the
wonders of Bendora, The Girl with Pincushion Hands.

I like it.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

I took this picture about a month ago not far from our home.
I like the yellow flowers. I wish that I could capture them better.
1024 x 786

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

This is what last night's view looks like today.
I took this picture at 3:30 today. Doesn't look too bad.
Under full control hopefully.

Monday, July 16, 2012

I took this picture tonight, just a little while ago.
It's fire season once again and there is a pretty large brush fire off
in the distance. And I hope it stays off in the distance. This fire
is on government land and I believe has been fully contained.
At this time it is threatening no homes or buildings.

That's good news.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

The Posy Peddler.
I've never been in there.
Sounds illegal.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

We can't afford no danged GPS.
So we got us the next best thing.

Again, please... Don't judge me.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Happy Friday the 13th!
Wow, another one. They are coming in waves now.
Scary, no? This is my NECA Jason Voorhees from the 2009
remake or re-imagining or whatever it is. You know Mr. Voorhees
had to make an appearance here today.Yeah, I'm not opening him.

Stay safe, kiddies.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

All too easy.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

It's just too sad. I don't know what to say.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Here's the other part of yesterday's photo. Little R2D2 doing
a bit of work on the StarSpeeder 3000 in the Star Tours ride
queue at Disneyland. Just before C3PO starts chewing him out, he
does something that creates a bit of noise and sends smoke (steam)
flying out the engine(?).

R2 is my all time favorite Star Wars Character. My son took
this picture as well.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Who doesn't love a good picture of C3PO chastising R2D2
as he works on a StarSpeeder 3000? This is of course the
Star Tours adventure at Disneyland in Anaheim, California.

This is about my all time favorite ride. My son took this picture
some years ago. The ride has been totally updated now and I
hope to visit it again someday. I grew up going to Disneyland at least
once a year, but a few years ago that fell by the wayside.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Year after year these birds make their nest in the fire alarm bell on
the outside wall of our house. I would not want to be them if it ever
rings. But then again, if it ever rings, I don't want to be us either.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Well, I did say some of my pictures might be downright terrible
and I 'spect this might be that. But I like this spot on the 210 freeway
in Irwindale, California. Driving straight at the Miller Brewery. On warm
summer days as you drive by, the smell of hops and grains (if that's
what it is) brewing fill the air and you start craving b-e-e-r. I don't drink,
but if I did, I'm thinkin I would get off at the next exit, find a
hole in the wall and have one.

Friday, July 6, 2012

This is what's been on Lizzy's menu for the last two days.
I haven’t had a cold in a year and a half, and that one only lasted
like two days and was never that bad. This one is a different story.
I hope it's gone soon.

I remember many years ago watching on TV a man who had just turned
102 years old being interviewed. They asked him, "To what do you
attribute your long life?" Peanuts", he said. "Peanuts."

I attribute my lack of illness to hand sanitizer. It upsets my stomach a little,
but I think it's been worth it.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

I was in the garage the other day and I noticed a little baby
lizard that must have fallen into this pail. That's a normal sized
pail and that is a teeny sized lizard to be sure.
Baby lizards are really cute, iff'n ya ask me.

The bottom photo shows the little feller scurrying off into the
wherever when I took him outside and set him free. The photo is
a little blurry because it is an action shot. High intensity action, baby.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Birthday America.
I took this picture at a store that sells those "lifter" things.
I have no idea what they are called.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Here is another cool thing that was a gift from my son a few years
ago. This Jelly Belly© gumball machine is another something that I
would have never bought for myself. And it is another something that
I don't think about. But it is really neat to have it. Every once in a while
when the "sweet tooth" strikes, there it is. And I think there is a lot of
change in there.

And this is not one of those cheap plastic models. This thing is constructed
of glass and metal. I really like having it.

Monday, July 2, 2012

I think it was 1999 when I took this picture at an airshow in
Ventura, California. It's a portable motion ride similar to Star
Tours at Disneyland (of course not anywhere NEAR as good).
It looks like it simulates a ride on a Stealth Bomber. But I don't know for
sure as we (my son and I) didn't go on it. If I recall correctly I didn't have
a lot of money at the time and this thing was like $8 a person. I just couldn't
justify $16 for two minutes of jostling around.

I took this picture with a film camera and scanned it years ago.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

On Tuesday, June 12 I posted a photo of a side entrance to the
Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park at San Diego, California.
At that time I said I would post a picture or the actual stage. The top
picture shows that stage and the bottom picture shows the view from
the stage out to the audience. And believe me, that place gets filled to the
brim a LOT of the time.

And as I wrote in my last post about Spreckels, this place has had concerts
since 1917. I'm amazed by the pictures I've seen of the people who have attended
events at this pavilion through the years. Image search it on Google if you're
interested. It's even more interesting if you have visited the pavilion for yourself.
And if you ever have the chance, you should. And there is quite a bit more to see at
Balboa Park than the pavilion alone. It's a full day to be sure.