Monday, January 31, 2022

My son didn't quite see it when I showed this to
him, but when I look at this plate from the thrift store...

...all I see is little Regan MacNeil from The Exorcist.

But I tend to see movies in a lot of things, so it's
probably just me.

Saturday, January 29, 2022

I always seem to wear my
shoes until they wear out my socks.

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

~ Random Around the Ranch Photo of the Day ~

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Late night TACO RUN!!!
If Del Taco started using Jack in the Box's taco
shells on their tacos, the world would be a better place.

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Little Caesars has gone The Batman!
I have no idea if the movie will be good or not,
but the pizza was. I DO hear the movie is LONG.

Mr. PIZZA!PIZZA! is on the roof
scoping out the Bat Signal!

Sunday, January 16, 2022

This is the last day of my 2022 Birthday Extravaganza and
I am going to stick to my itinerary. I went to Jack in the Box
and enjoyed a chocolate shake. This is my first since the one
I posted on August 6, 2018. I figured it was about time and a
perfect way to top off my vacation days. And it was GOOD.

Just a note... I remember when we were young and would have
chocolate shakes with our burgers and fries. But at $4.29 for a
small shake I am thinking those days must be LONG gone.

So long Extravaganza! See you next year!

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Today I visited a store that sells all kinds of things at a discount including food
products that are close to or beyond their expiration date. On March 19th of
last year I showed a creepy (to me) lamp this store had for sale. Well, during my
2022 Birthday Extravaganza they STILL had this monstrosity (to me) for sale but
for some reason today, sans the shade and pushed to a little corner of the store.

I couldn't  find a price on it and I wasn't gonna ask.

Friday, January 14, 2022

While brainstorming about the Iron Man bust upgrade at the Dollar
Tree store on Wednesday, I picked up some of this $1.25 popcorn
to snack on while watching a movie. As it turns out, when it is first
opened, WO... smells kinda rank, plastic-ee. But after the first few
fat and calorie loaded bites, it started to taste kind of good. Not
something I would buy all the time and that is for sure.

One thing I do like about the product is
this Bible Verse on the back. I just think it
is nice. Some might not appreciate it. I do.

Okay Santa, put it down, give it a rest. It's over.

Thursday, January 13, 2022

While out and about during my 2022 Birthday Extravaganza
I took a moment to enjoy dusk. Dusk has always been one of
my favorite times of the day/night. It could mark the end of a
great day and holds the possibility of a magical night.

I mean, that's what it has always felt like for me, more so when
I was younger and lived in the city. So many "adventures".

Another favorite time of day is dinner time, especially when
you are in the drive-thru at Tom's, waiting for a delicious
burger and fries. Magical, most of the time.

No Mr. Tom's, thank YOU!

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

I visited Dollar Tree (where everything is now $1.25) during this, my
2022 Birthday Extravaganza. I came across a cool little Iron Man bust.
$1.25? Oh yeah. Mine. Further on down the aisle I spotted a display dome.
My brain went into OVERDRIVE.

$1.25 Iron Man bust + $1.25 display dome = a collectible!

I glue gunned little Iron Man inside the dome and now you are
looking at a big ticket item. I am bettin' that I am up at
least 50 cents on this deal.

I put him into the bar cabinet with some other stuff and I am waiting for
somebody in the household to spot him. Could be a while.
I actually think he looks pretty cool.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

He wants you to take him home.

Monday, January 10, 2022

As I have written before, it is my once a year Birthday Extravaganza
tradition to try and find a REALLY inexpensive Star Wars (hopefully)
related figure to add to the collection that I display behind my TV. This
year I found Grand Moff Tarkin. I found him at Comics-N-Stuff.

And here he is now with all of his "pals". You are looking at about
five or six years worth of (not completely Star Wars) tradition. I have
also written that the Millennium Falcon is my favorite piece, but
I dunno.... Mr. Tarkin may take that honor. Probably not... but maybe.

Oh, and Grand Moff Tarkin was made by Kenner.

Sunday, January 9, 2022

I went out and bought my very own copy of
This includes the theatrical version and an extended
cut with an alternate ending. My curiosity is PEAKED.
I will watch SOON.

Saturday, January 8, 2022

Shiver me timbers!

Friday, January 7, 2022

I'm betting a monkey painted this.

Thursday, January 6, 2022

For my birthday I bought something that I did
not need, but something that I wanted. I bought
for myself this MSR Titan titanium kettle.

It is a great fit for my MSR Pocket Rocket. The
water boils so fast on this thing that you barely
have enough time to reach for a potholder before
it is done. Fantastic.

It all comes together to form a really simple and fun
way to make a hot drink on a cold day. Two minutes
to make and as long as you want to sit and take in the
day, or night.

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

I bought this hat at the thrift store. With a
coupon it was actually about $3.50.

I am going to try to make a simple tricorn
out of it.

Something like this only my stitching will
be nicer.... hopefully.

I will for shore post a photo of it when I
get it done, unless I do a completely
terrible job of it.

The 2022 Birthday Extravaganza continues!

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

While out and about on my
2022 Birthday Extravaganza
I spotted a rather sassy
peanut butter.

Monday, January 3, 2022

At the mall for my 2022 Birthday Extravaganza. I
bought the LOKI button at Comics-N-Stuff.

I also bought a new Star Wars figure to put behind my TV
set as is my birthday tradition. I usually get something that
is inexpensive and something that I am willing to open and put
on display. This year that is Grand Moff Tarkin. I will post a
picture of him out of the box and with the rest of the
Star Wars stuff that is behind my TV soon.

Later on I visited World Market to stock up on some incense I
like. In addition to the incense, I special occasioned it and
treated myself to some jalapeno stuffed olives. This is an about
once every two year treat as they ain't cheap.
Man, I LOVE these.

Sunday, January 2, 2022

When my son and I went on our Annual Halloween Crawl
in October we stopped by Boot Barn to see if they might
have in stock jacket I want. They didn't and never do.

But here is a little spur keychain I picked up.

I will check out a couple other Boot Barns for my
jacket during my 2022 Birthday Extravaganza
which officially started.... today.

Wow. It is 2022 and he is still popping
up all over the place.

This is good.

Saturday, January 1, 2022

Happy New Year 2022
from El Rancho De La Tex!