Tuesday, December 26, 2017

I bought "Leatherface" on Blu-ray. This is the origin story of
Leatherface of the infamous Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Not
sure if his name is Hewitt or Sawyer or what in this movie.
I will find out. This movie gets dumped on all over the place.
But good or bad, I had to have it for my TCM collection.


...later that night.

I watched Leatherface. Not going to say too much except...
not too impressed. Nothing new. What they think is clever,
I don't. And holy cow... this is supposed to be TEXAS and
the movie was made in Bulgaria. You lose me right there.

I am going to give this movie 4.5 "Wait a sec, which one is
supposed to be Leatherface again?"s out of 10. As I said,
I needed it for my TCM collection, but I don't know if I will
ever even watch it again.

Monday, December 25, 2017

~ Merry Christmas from Lizzy Tex Borden 2017 ~

Friday, December 8, 2017

 ~ Reason Number 42 Why Moms Are So Special ~
Christmas Cookies!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

I got my hands on a .50 caliber round. I've seen these at
 gun shows and they are HUGE. Pretty impressive.

...this is actually a .50 caliber bottle opener that the
National Rifle Association sent to me for renewing
my membership for another year. It is still impressive.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Am I the only one who forgets the shopping bags (we
paid for) at home? Actually I am pretty pleased with
myself that I remember to take them back to the store
when I shop about four out of five times. But the picture
above illustrates how many times that
fifth time comes around.

They say, "Leave them in the car and you will have
'em when you need 'em!"

Sure, then when I unload my groceries from the car,
the bags will be back in the house.

Tis a vicious circle says I.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

I suppose this is what they call re-purposing? These two
items are usually on my dresser. The Fiestaware is for
pennies and the bacon drippings container is for silver.

I do not know why I still do this.

Monday, December 4, 2017

I found a Black Friday leftover at Walmart. "Independence Day: Resurgence".
It was PROMO priced at just a little over five dollars. A lot of people have
dumped on this movie so I never bought it. But for this price I did... buy it.
I watched it and it was a lot of fun. Lot's of action, a few tear jerker
moments and some reminiscing.

The size of the alien ships in Part One is fifteen miles across. I thought
THAT was big. The size in THIS movie? All I will say is... HOLY COW!

Knowing what I know now, I would have happily paid $7.88 for
this movie. Judd Hirsch and Jeff Goldblum: Classic. I'm going
to rate this movie 6.3 out of 10 Machetes Mistaken for Katanas.

Rest in Peace Robert Loggia.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

From my 2010 visit to the Gene Autry Museum of Western
Heritage is this photo of a beautiful Slim Jim holster circa 1850.
1850... Man... That is 31 years before the infamous Gunfight at
the O.K. Corral.... This is just amazing. Wyatt Earp was two
years old. Nine years before Billy the Kid was born. Butch Cassidy
was not born until sixteen years later. Mark Twain was only fifteen
years old. It would be eleven years until the start of the Civil War.

Anyway, you get the idea. This holster has been around a while.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

 Oooooohhhh yeah. My son bought for me another
bunch of buttery flavor popcorn topping. He knew
that at this point in time I did not want to spend as
much as it cost to get one of these. So he
surprised me with a container.

He did the same thing back on Sunday, November
17th, 2013, as I posted then. The difference between that
time and THIS time is now I know how much not to use
and it will last a lot longer. I have not had any since then.

Ladies and Gentlemen, we are
back in the popcorn business.

Cool kids are cool.

Friday, December 1, 2017

"I am a monster, you know."

Thursday, November 30, 2017

 A family member from Germany.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Some notes about William Matthew "Bill" Tilghman.
From my visit to the Gene Autry Western Heritage
Museum, Griffith Park, California.... 2012.

A few of Mr. Tilghman's belongings. Nice.

And a closer view of his pistol as that's the way I roll.
The museum does not specify the exact make and 
caliber of the pistol, and I will not hazard a guess.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

One dollar a loaf at Walmart.
Yeah this is good.

Monday, November 27, 2017

I went to Walmart and they had a bunch of leftover DVDs and
a few Blu-rays at Black Friday prices. One or two good deals
to be had.

The pricing system was posted thusly.

 As you can see I found "The Purge: Election Year", "Split"
and "Deadpool" for just $3.96 each. I needed The Purge to
complete my collection. And I had seen Split in the theater
but never wanted to pay full price for it and Deadpool?
I watched it tonight and I really liked it. Funny violence.

I paid $5.00 for Sixteen Candles. Not a
Black Friday thing.

This public service flyer came with Deadpool.
"Hey, you pop the corn and I'll check my
bag of beans!" Just another movie night.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

This is a Sleeping Beauty bank that we bought at
The Emporium on Main Street at Disneyland so
many years ago I don't know when it was.
I mean, SO many years ago.
It scares me how many years ago.

Sleeping Beauty and Belle are my favorite Princesses.
This bank is made out of a hard rubber of sorts. Vinyl?
Something like that.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Here comes another one.

Friday, November 24, 2017

I discovered a new cocoa mix the other day. Oreo.
OREO? This is worth a try.

Boiling the water. You can use milk or water with
this mix. I use water of course.

Wow, there are even bits of Oreo cookies floating
around in there. This was really good. It costs a bit
more, but so far it's worth it.

I decided what the heck... As long as I was out here
I thought I would try scrambling some eggs in the
pretty small fry pan of my newish Snow Peak
Trek 900 titanium pot set.

I scrambled two eggs this time and it was a lot easier
than I figured it would be. I actually thought the little
pan would be pretty useless except as a cover for the pot.
I was really pleasantly surprised.

Next time I will add a few potatoes and some
bacon. I am anxious to try this.
And yes, I like my eggs pretty well done.

And don't forget the trash. No matter where you are,
you pack it in, you pack it out.

I finished up today just as the sun was going down.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

~Thanksgiving 2017 ~

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Arrows at The Indian Store.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

"The Longest Ride". I did it. I didn't want to do it, but I did it.
Romance, blah. But Scott Eastwood, rodeo... And the price came
a'WAY down and this movie has intrigued me for a long time.

So I did it.

Monday, November 20, 2017

There is a tombstone in our garage...

...and another Little Caesars in my car.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Another turtle moved in.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

At first look I think them to be cute. But then
I remember how destructive they are. They can
spread disease and they are bad bad news.

Yep, no room for mice around here.

Friday, November 17, 2017

The start of sunset at El Rancho today....

...with kind of a strange looking contrail.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

The holidays tend to bring out the... *ahem*... best, in some folks.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Five dollars? You would have to pay me
more than that to take it home.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Just looking up the road and wondering if that
guy is illegally dumping his old furniture.

Monday, November 13, 2017

I had seen "Atomic Blonde" in the theater and I couldn't wait for
it to come out on Blu-ray so I could watch it again, and here she is.
I watched it. I remember enjoying the soundtrack and yeah, excellent!
The gun play was as fun as I remember.

I was not super impressed with the fight scenes the first time around,
but this time I liked them better. I was able to see some action, technique
and strategy that I missed on my first viewing. Charlize Theron is pretty
bad-ass. You see that guy on the left that she just played with? He is all
like, "Oh... God... JEEZ, that really hurts..." 
The guy with his back to us is ABOUT to say that.

I am not a big fan of fighting in real life, but in the movies I love to watch
it. It is like two (or three or four) people dancing with each other.
When it is done well (to me) like this movie or "Resident Evil" or
"John Wick" to name a few, it is a lot of fun.

This movie is totally worth seeing. I paid $19.99 and I am not sorry.

Another fun thing to look for: The guy
falling backwards down the stairs.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

I inherited a G.I. Joe figure. He is from 1964. I have the box
he came in as well. It is marked $2.98. I have the original
clothes he came in too. The uniform he is wearing is Air Force.

The beret is I have no idea. I need to switch out his clothes soon.
The stand is not one that was made for him. It is for a much more
recent G.I. Joe figure. Gonna trade that out for a doll stand.

This guy has so many moving joints it is incredible.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

~ Veterans Day 2017 ~

Friday, November 10, 2017

Subway Restaurant had to lock the restroom at
this location. If that cup could talk...

Thursday, November 9, 2017

I'm a little taken aback every time
I pass by this display.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Back on Thursday, August 15, 2013 I posted that I had
seen a bit of Disney Pixar's "Cars" on TV and it looked
so good that I right away hunted down and bought a copy
on Blu-ray. And doggone it, it WAS good.

Then "Cars 2" was released but it received less than
stellar reviews so I passed when it came out.

Now "Cars 3" is out and folks have said it is
great. So I picked it up today. This is the Blu-ray/DVD
Digibook version. It has an embossed cover and a 32 page
story book. Very nice and I can't wait to see the movie.

(And now, since I am for the most part a completest,
I'm pretty sure I will pick up part 2 if I can find it for a
good price.)

Then I stopped by World Market since I was close by and
stocked up on more incense. I also used to like to buy jalapeno
stuffed olives there until they got to be too expensive.

But today I found a jar with the World Market name on them. 
Twice as many olives at half the price of the other brand
I used to buy. I will give them a go.

Okay.... GOOD OLIVES! Semi-hot and I love the garlic flavor.
This picture makes them look not too great, but I guarantee you,
they are delicious. Now to try and not eat them all in one day and
make myself sick.