Sunday, August 31, 2014

I stepped into some hot gum on the hot ground in the
hot sun as I got out of my car. This is something that
you do not get to do every day.

Saturday, August 30, 2014


Friday, August 29, 2014


Thursday, August 28, 2014

My brain screams "NOOOOOOO!!!!!" but the
power of the Squatch is just. too. strong.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Only sixty-five days
until Halloween!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

I don't know... It seems like every time I go to an auto
parts store (not very often) there is at least one car
parked in the front with it's hood open. I think guys like to
do this. I will admit that I like to go into these stores and
look around. I love the smells. But I hate the noises and I
Totally with a capital T hate anything to do with working
on a car in any way, shape, or form. I'd almost rather watch
a basketball game. Almost.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Is your mouth watering? It should be. I used to buy
these at Blockbuster Video when I would pick up a
few used movies. These were great snacks for movie
watching. When I would finish it I would pour the juice
into a container with carrot slices and let them marinate.
Another great snack for later.

But I did get a little burned out on these after a time.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

I took this picture of a large photo at the Autry Museum. This
picture is in the Working Cowboy section and is new to the
museum. I like the photo a lot and I'm liking her hat.

I'm liking it enough that one of mine is very similar. Rock on.

P.S. I could find no information about the cowgirl photo.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

I'm Der lover...

...of Der Deluxe Dog. So, Der it is.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Just a broken guy.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

~ From my August 2014 visit to the Gene Autry Museum ~

Another picture that was a little difficult to take due to the no flash photography
policy at The Autry. But I done my best because I LOVE this stuff. Heh heh.
This here is an ivory-handled .36 caliber 1851 Colt Navy revolver. This pistol
was one of two the famous gunman of the American West "Wild Bill" James
Butler Hickok wore in his belt. The backstrap of the pistol is engraved:
"J. B. Hickok, 1869". I was unable to get a picture of that.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Beatles White Album, Brooks & Dunn's Greatest Hits,
and the Cloud Atlas DVD. I've been wanting the White Album
for ages and finally shelled out the bucks for it. I've also wanted
to see Cloud Atlas for a long time. I think it will rock, or it will
suck. And Brooks & Dunn? That's just some good ol' fun.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

I had taken a picture of this outfit on just about every visit
to the Gene Autry Museum, but I never recorded the information
about it while I was there. I always wanted to post my pictures, but
as the outfit looks a bit "unusual" I wanted to be able to pass along
what The Autry wrote about it. The museum placard reads:

Western Women
Like their male counterparts, women played important parts in
Wild West shows and rodeos. Women rode broncs and bulls,
wrestled steers and roped calves just like the men and suffered the
same bumps, bruises and broken bones. This outfit was worn by a
Wild West show or rodeo performer in the late 1890s to early
1900s and reflects the influences of Native American design.
The jacket, skirt leggings and belt are all leather; the swastika
design is a widely used symbol taken from Native American
tradition. Hand tooled leather cowboy hats, such as this one
from about 1910, were flashy and worn strictly for show.

That is one hat that I am not real fond of. I can't say that
about too many hats that are on display in The Autry.

Monday, August 18, 2014

I took this picture of a big ol' ugly spider out on some
cactus today. I left the photo big. If you open it up in
a new window you can see he is doing his web thing.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

I took this picture last week on the Trails West at the
Gene Autry Museum. Looking at the picture, what do
you think the temperature was that day?

And here are some great doors in Autry Trails West
area. They look like something out of The Alamo to me.

Just like a lot of my other pictures, I left both of
these pretty big to view in a new window.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Here's a picture of the entrance to the Los Angeles
Zoo which is directly across from the Gene Autry
Museum. I had already posted a picture just about like
this one on Thursday, April 14, 2011, but at that time
there was a lot of construction in front of the entrance.

And another beautiful day at The Autry. These signs reflect
the temporary exhibits in the museum, the history of Route 66
holding the greatest interest for me. Unfortunately, they
did not allow photography (if I may be so bold as to use
that word for what I do with my camera) in the exhibits,
so no pictures from that. Dang-nabbit.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Oh wow, another food thing. Oh well...
On the way back from the Autry Museum on Wednesday,
I stopped by Wienerschnitzel for a hot dog. I love hot dogs
and hardly ever get to have them. In other news, it seems that
Wienerschnitzel has gone old school and put the "Der" back
into their name. The hot dog was Derlicious as they say and
I love the retro place mats that they have now.

Zooming in a bit, do they not look happier
than pigs in mud? Even the dog gets in on the action.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Tom's today!
Onion rings, good.

Bacon burger, GOOD.

But what I wanted to show you today is the greeting card that
I purchased at the Gene Autry Museum Store yesterday. I bought
a frame for it today and it is now my Official 2014 Souvenir from the
museum. The greeting card is constructed by hand and is a print of a
painting done by Barbara Barrett out of Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The colors are really rich and the subject matter is terrific. I like.

Oh, and lest you think I did not bring any Autry home, I bought this
picture magnet. I always bring some Gene home. He's the best.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

~ Flags over the entrance to The Autry ~
It was a long day, a day of much driving and traffic, but
as always it was worth it for my awesome semi-annual
trip to the Gene Autry Museum. I was so glad to finally
be able to go. It was a beautiful day, just perfect.

~ The Autry's courtyard ~
So... In the coming weeks I will be showing some photos of
The Autry's latest acquisitions and some things I had just
never taken pictures of before. I bought a beautiful little
greeting card that I am going to frame (hopefully tomorrow)
and I want to show that to you.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Double Chin's.
Okay, that is bad. Really, I know it is.
Chin's is as good as my "joke" is bad.

Friday, August 1, 2014

I went to see Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. It was.... okay.
Andy Serkis was absolutely awesome as Caesar. But I didn't
think I was going to enjoy Jason Clarke, and I didn't.

He is just blank. He has two expressions during the entire movie.

Jason Clarke expression #1.

Jason Clarke expression #2.

He is a big part of the movie, so that doesn't help.
And I got a little tired of the "Oh it looks like everything is going to
be awesome now" then right back to the "Oops! Things are screwed
up again!" Back and forth and back and forth. But for Andy as Caesar?
Totally worth seeing.