Wednesday, August 30, 2017

I rarely RARELY eat at Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers,
but when I do I enjoy their chili with crackers. Don't forget
the little packets of "Hot Chili Seasoning". The seasoning
adds a bit of heat and flavor to go with it. A must have.

Highly recommended.

Dining Hint: Don't picnic under the locals.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

I don't know if this is solid brass or not, but it is pretty
heavy. I see them on eBay advertised as paperweights.
They don't sell for too much. Ten to thirteen dollars...
I can't remember exactly where I came into
this. I think my mom gave it to me.

 Mickey's bottom. 

I was going to use some brass cleaner on ol' Mickey, but
then I thought... why ruin the patina or maybe even ruin
the figure. So I didn't. Ta-daaaa!

Monday, August 28, 2017

If you pass by this bin without looking you are
missing out. There are some good movies in here.

Remember when VHS movies cost a fortune?
And now there are much better quality movies in the
form of DVDs for only $3.74.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

 I had written that my 7.1 surround sound player refused to
play Blu-rays anymore, and I finally decided to bite the bullet
and replace it. Unfortunately a quality surround sound system
was not in the budget for me at this time, so I did go the
(great) Blu-ray player/soundbar and sub-woofer route. I am
currently getting used to the new system. Much simpler.

The good news is, I can play Blu-rays again. Huzzah!

 While at Fry's Electronics I found "White Line Fever" on
DVD. I have had this movie on my Amazon Wish List for
ages. (I have a HUGE wish list.) And the price in the store
was better than online. Anyway, White Line Fever is a movie
that we used to see at the drive-in. Really fun movie. I would
want to have the people in the movie as my friends.

 This movie stars Jan-Michael Vincent. Jan did all kinds of movies
like these and I loved them. And handsome? Oh yeah. At one time
he was one of the highest paid actors on television starring on a show
called "Airwolf". Some years ago I had a few short interactions with him
and at that time he was nice. Polite.

Unfortunately over the years he has hit a few rough patches, perhaps some
of his own doing, and life has not been too kind to him. It is sad. But for me,
I would want him to know that I am a fan and always will be, and I
hope the best for him. Carol Jo Hummer. So cool.

And then I had leftover pizza.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

I had an extra day off of work and so I decided to go
to a store that I had been wanting to go to for years.
I don't know why I haven't gone until now... no idea.

REI, or Recreational Equipment, Inc for those of us in
the know. Actually, I had to look that up. Great store and
I bought a few things that I have had on my Amazon Wish
List for a few years. Things I could not find in stores locally.
Their prices seem to be about normal, except for knives.
Stores like this es muy loco when it comes to knife prices.
No bueno.

Number one item I purchased today would be this
canister stand for my MSR Pocket Rocket.

This is a pretty compact little gadget and will go a long
way towards stabilizing the little stove.

These canisters can be a little unstable depending on
the size of the pot placed upon the stoves attached
to them. But this stand has some wide legs and
it seems like it will work out great.
Number two score for today is this Snow Peak
Trek 900 Titanium cook set.

This is a total luxury item for me. Nothing that I HAD to have.
I've just always wanted to have one for the cool and fun factor.

It is so light it is unbelievable. It is very popular with camper/hikers
into "ultra light" accessories. These folks are into counting every little
ounce and shaving their loads down to nothing. I am not about that.
The little cover can be used as a fry pan (not very practical, but
COOL). I will use it mostly as a cover for the pot as it speeds up
the boiling/cooking process.

I cannot wait to get out and break these guys in and learn what they
can do. REI is about a two hour round trip for me, but now that
I know where it is, I will be back.

And guess what....

I found another Little Caesar's Pizza!!! ANOTHER one.
This is just crazy, man. There are a bunch of these places.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Okay, so I guess they want you to know
that these guys are not very entertaining.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Pistol Pete and peppers. Must be Tom's Burgers.

Monday, August 7, 2017

 I was doing some cleaning yesterday and noticed that my
friends here were quite dusty and in need of some love.
So I gave it to them. Here they are, resting comfortably
after a bath.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

I went over to Home Depot.
I love this store.

I was buying solar lights for the home. They have some great
ones. Spent a fair amount of money for them. I hope they are
worth the dinero. I like the fake grass behind the display.

I also bought a sillcock key.
Like I have to tell you what that is.

One or two of the things I love about stores like this are the smell
of the dirt, the fertilizer and plants, the smell of the wood etc.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

I made a late night Del Taco run and I took
this picture. It tastes better than it looks.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Little Caesar's has a new pizza. "Extra Most Bestest Most Cheese
& Most Pepperoni * Nations Best Price!" Just like it says on the box.

The crust is a little thicker giving it that "bigger better" appearance, but
I have to admit (happily), the thing is packed with cheese and pepperoni
as advertised. Granted, the pepperoni is sliced a bit thinner than a lot
of other pizza houses slice it...

...but for Six Dollars? Oh this is a win.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

And then Governor Tarkin says, "I think it is time we demonstrated
the full power of this station. Set your course for Alderaan."

Death Star iron-on (or sew-on) patch from Target.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

And we here at El Rancho De La Tex thank you both.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

I went to see "Atomic Blonde" starring Charlize Theron.

Fun movie. The 80's soundtrack was fantastic. Really great.
That cannot be overstated. The action? Good loud gun play
with some fun close quarters action. The fights? Well, pretty good.
I didn't think that they were too imaginative, but I still liked  them.
As I've written before, Charlize never lets me down. This one I will
be buying for sure when it comes out on Blu-ray.
At this point I will rate Atomic Blonde 6.5
out of 10 bottles of Stolichnaya.

Fun something to look out for: 
CIA officer insulted and follow up.