Wednesday, May 31, 2023 other news.
It has been 5 months and I have not killed my
 birthday cactus yet. When I was younger I used to have
somewhat of a green thumb for growing cactus in pots. But
the older I have become, the less green my thumb is. So
this is kind of a big deal for me because you KNOW
I love my cactus, especially this one, the one I
bought for my last birthday.

I think everything is going to be a-okay.

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

This is something that I thought I had lost a while back.
I just ran across it the other day. Annette Funicello sings
Pineapple Princess and Luau Cha Cha Cha! I have had
this 45 RPM record since was I was too young to
remember. I have no way to play this record but the
songs can be heard via a search of the Internet.

Back in the day I never thought that I would
have no way to play a record.

Here is the back of the sleeve. Wow! A personal note
from Annette and everything! Dang it! Life IS good.
And just look at those prices for additional offers.

Thanks Annette!

Monday, May 29, 2023

~ Memorial Day 2023 ~

Sunday, May 21, 2023

The More You Know.

Friday, May 19, 2023

I came across what appears to be an ancient fountain
of some kind while out and about on El Rancho.

Three generations have lived on this land. How
could this have gone undiscovered for so long?

Thursday, May 18, 2023

A not really huge waterfall at a
campground round these parts.

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

The Scourge of the Sea
over at Boomers miniature golf.

Sunday, May 14, 2023

The assignment was to take a picture of something that
you have had since you were very young. I chose this
little (what I have always thought of) as a monkey. When
I was about ten years old my mom and I were staying at
my aunt's house in New Jersey. They had gone out for the
day leaving me at home to watch old "Bowery Boys"
movies on TV all afternoon (still love those guys).

They had gone thrifting, flea marketing, garage sale-ing, etc.
My mom bought this little figure for me that day and I have
had it ever since. I'm not sure what it is made of. I always
thought it was soapstone, but it actually seems more
durable than that.

Anyway, that's what I chose for the assignment.

And just to balance things out, here is
a hamburger and fries from Tommy's.

Friday, May 12, 2023

It's another Lethal Weapon House Sighting!
That's the home of Roger Murtaugh and his family from the Lethal Weapon
movie series. Today's sighting comes to us courtesy of a movie called
"Village of the Giants". It's a ridiculously fun movie about delinquent
teenagers who ingest a secret formula turning them into THIRTY FOOT
TALL delinquent teenagers. They take ever a town filled
with grown-ups and all hell breaks loose.

That's the actor Tommy Kirk driving his Mustang past Roger's
home, although the year is 1963 and the home is more likely
that of the Baxter family from the television series "Hazel"
(1961-1966). Boo. That's okay. When the Baxter's move out,
Russell and Gidget Lawrence will move in. When they
move out the Murtaughs will move in and we will meet them
and Martin Riggs and Leo Getz and the whole gang!


Stay tuned for more sightings!

(P.S. In sad news, word has come down that the home/facade has
now been demolished as have all the facades around it. They
apparently will be replaced with new sound stages.
So much history is now... gone.)

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Star Tours, Disneyland, California, U.S.A.
~ Circa 2003 ~
My son took this picture.

Monday, May 8, 2023

Back on June 1st of 2019 I had made an entry about a recording
that I made using one of those "cheap little key-chain recorders, the
kind that you might use to remember where you parked, etc....
Ancient tech." Well I just ran across that little recorder while cleaning
out my closet. It is made by Direct To Retail. It is called Memo Mate
and get this: the device can record up to TWENTY SECONDS.

Holy cow!

It runs on 4 L1154 batteries. It ain't running now though. The batteries
are dead. This recorder is at least 30 years old and I am betting that my last
recording is still on it. That being the audio of shooting my .45 Long Colt
Ruger Vaquero in a canyon on El Rancho De La Tex, in 1993, the
audio that can be heard on my entry of June 1st, 2019. I might get
some batteries for it to see if I am right. Anyway....

Click here to read about and hear the "Shooting my Vaquero
in the Canyon" post of June 1st, 2019 if you are interested.

Sunday, May 7, 2023

How'd you get out here?!
I've been looking all OVER for you!

Saturday, May 6, 2023

A little diorama at one of our favorite
places to visit: The Indian Store.

Friday, May 5, 2023

I bought the "A Goofy Movie" DVD over at Walmart. I think
this is going to be a fun movie. I love the way Goofy screams
when he is in trouble, like when he is flying off the end
of a looong and high ski jump or something.

Sorry Goofy, but it's funny.

Thursday, May 4, 2023

~ Star Wars Day 2023 ~
 May The 4th Be With You!