Tuesday, August 30, 2022

I had never been to a Subway restaurant that
shared a storefront with a bail bonds business before.
They made a good sandwich. Subway I mean.
Subway made a good sub. Not the bail bonds place.

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Victorinox Swiss Army Classic SD Tiger Print knife.
I can't believe that I have been carrying this knife
since Thursday, April 25, 2013. For me, carrying one
particular knife (on my person), this is definitely a
record. As with all the little SAK Classics that I've
experienced, it is a great knife.

Which reminds me that I have a little Wenger Classic
Swiss Army Knife that I bought about 39 years ago.
I retired that knife long ago as it holds a lot of cherished
memories for me. I will have to get that one out for
an upcoming Knife Day.

Always something to look forward to here at
The Ranch.

Thursday, August 25, 2022

I had been saving a Walmart gift card that my mom gave to me
for my birthday a few years ago and today I found just the thing
to use it for. The Phantasm 5 Movie Collection on Blu-ray.

I think that next week there will be a Phantasm Phive Night
Philm Phestival at Borden Cinema! Hoo-ray and huzzah!

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Happy National Knife Day, 2022!
And just by coincidence, today is also Knife Day at El Rancho
De La Tex! My knife for today is a knife that I bought... yes,
you guessed it: long ago. Gun show I think. This is a Buck Model
189 Intrepid. I believe they were produced from 1998 to 2002.
It is full tang and features a partially serrated tanto blade, 4 and 3/4
inches long. There is also a fine edge along the spine.
The blade is 1/4" thick. The knife is about
11 inches overall.

The black G10 grip panels can be removed for easy
cleaning. The Sheath is kydex with a nylon belt loop.
And look at that pommel. That there is a pounder
to be certain.

This is the only marking on the Intrepid which is kind of
weird, but oh well. And yep, I never used it. I just bought it
because I thought it was kind of cool, different. Glad to
have it now as it is a bit rare, I think. Fun to own.

I love National Knife Day.

Friday, August 19, 2022

It is a Christmas decoration but
I hang it year-round because THAT......

...is the way I roll.

Monday, August 15, 2022

Our Solar Light Testing Grounds.
These were all fails.
We carry on.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

El Prado will lead you to this bridge that arches over Park
Blvd. Cross it to reach the Desert and Rose Gardens of
Balboa Park in San Diego.

Monday, August 1, 2022

I know that I am way late to the party on this.
I've used levels for a long time usually for simple projects
like hanging pictures and such straight on a wall. But it was
only recently that I came across this cross-check level.
A VERY cool little tool.

In this picture I have laid it on my table surface and you can see
that it shows the table to be low in back and high on the right. It
shows both at the same time. What a great tool. I like it.

Cross-check. You learn something new every day.