Tuesday, June 18, 2024

We spent most of our time today in the emergency room
of our local hospital. Everything is fine now but it was
pretty stressful. On the way home, thankful that all was okay,
we stopped at Panda Express for some dinner to take home
(a treat as of late).

After picking up dinner, driving down the road my son spotted
a SpaceX ship in the sky. WO! We quickly pulled over and jumped
out of the car. My son pulled out his phone and started recording.

I have always wanted to see a ship launch and I feel that this was a
gift. After the kind of scary day we had I felt that this was a message
of hope and that everything is going to be okay.

It was beautiful.

Sunday, June 16, 2024

Shooting my Denix Non-Firing Reproduction
.45 Colt Single Action Pistol for
the First Time.

Saturday, June 15, 2024

I wouldn't put this sign in front of my house for
a reason or two, but I totally understand
why somebody would.

Friday, June 14, 2024

~ National Flag Day, 2024 ~
I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America,
and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under
God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Sunday, June 9, 2024

Why don't ya park that thing in the back 40?

Monday, June 3, 2024

The back of In-N-Out Burger on a hot day.


C'mon man... Where else ya gonna see
the back of an In-N-Out Burger?

Saturday, June 1, 2024


Thursday, May 30, 2024

Under 40 huh? I wonder how many associates
are going to be brave enough to not
ask for identification.

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

These Salsitas chips are SO good. But they are
fattening and expensive, so... not an everyday treat.

Monday, May 27, 2024

Honoring our Heroes.
Memorial Day, 2024.

Monday, May 20, 2024

As I have written at least once before, years ago my mom
started me on the road to saving lucky pennies, pennies that
I find on the sidewalk or the road, wherever. I found this one
yesterday. But after trying with much difficulty to pick it up,
I discovered that it was stuck to the ground, with gum.

It was a cruel trick!

I'm probably the star of some YouTube video now.

Sunday, May 19, 2024

Here is another one that I have been waiting
for: DUNE 2. It was pretty expensive but it
was one of the few movies that I told myself
I would buy no matter (kind of) the cost.

I loved Part 1 and they say this one is better.
I reckon I will find out.

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

My NECA Hartigan (Bruce Willis) black
and white 7 inch figure from the movie
Sin City (2005). He comes with a lead pipe
and yes, that is a Stainless Steel Ruger
Blackhawk .357 Magnum pistol
he is carrying.

Monday, May 13, 2024

After a couple of weeks Walmart FINALLY had a
copy of "The Beekeeper" starring Jason Statham.


This has been on my Wish List for a pretty long
time. I cannot wait to see it. And in the next day
or two I will, only at... BORDEN CINEMA!

Sunday, May 12, 2024

~ Gunfight at the O.K. Corral ~
This display is a presentation of the Gene Autry Museum of Western
Heritage at Griffith Park in Los Angeles, California. This recording
is from my August 2012 visit. I had posted a version of this video back on
Thursday, February 10th of 2022, but I tried to lighten it up a bit and
boosted the audio a little with this one.

Saturday, May 11, 2024

The assignment for today was to take a picture
of anything and post it. So here is my lunch at work.

Friday, May 10, 2024

I transplanted my Birthday Cactus from January 2023
(the one on the right) to a new home in a larger pot.
Now, as usual, the waiting game. Did I shock it to
death? I always worry about that.

Wednesday, May 8, 2024


Sunday, May 5, 2024

Almost a month ago (Monday, April 8)
I posted this picture of some rocks with
freshly done graffiti all over them.

But today? Somebody cleaned them up. I don't know
who and I don't know how but it helped to make
my day just a little brighter.

Saturday, May 4, 2024

May the 4th be with you!

Thursday, April 25, 2024

Here is another decal I picked up while on our travels.
Niagara Falls on the Canada side, sometime in the 60's.
The falls are a sight to behold I will tell you what.

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Does anybody make a good canned chili?
I ain't found one yet.
Maybe I am expecting too much.

Sunday, April 21, 2024

Shiver me timbers!
A chest o' treasure on the fairway!

Saturday, April 20, 2024

Ghost Pepper Plant update!
I think it is looking pretty good for a plant
that I thought was buying the farm some months ago.
C'mon baby, give us a pepper!

Thursday, April 18, 2024


Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Salzer's records, tapes and videos.
Ventura, California.

My son took this picture.

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

"I am Chucky, the killer doll! And I dig it!"
I bought this Seed of Chucky stretchable toy/figure
a really long time ago, probably at a Spirit Store.
Because of the material he is made of I expected
him to deteriorate a long time ago, but so far so good.

I don't stretch him very often.

Unfortunately in this picture he is in my cabinet behind
some glass that really needs some Windex. (That circle
in front of his stomach is from a little suction cup that
was on the glass.)

Monday, April 15, 2024

Nature is Fun.

Sunday, April 14, 2024

Happy Burt Gummer Day 2024!

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Here is a short video showing The Santos Family on their
World Famous Trapeze at the ZoppĂ© Family Circus!
We went to see them on September 26tth, 2019.

Monday, April 8, 2024

Such good things are coming our way.

Sunday, April 7, 2024

Hey Jack in the Box!
I like what you've done with the place!

Saturday, April 6, 2024

As I sit here at 5:30 AM preparing to get ready for work,
this picture is making my mouth water. This is not too
bad for a SALSA, that is MEDIUM heat.

Friday, April 5, 2024

It seems that for the last two years
every place I go I run into one of these.
Well...... not EVERY place, but you know 
what I mean. A ton of places.

Thursday, April 4, 2024

A swizzle stick that my mom brought
home from Club 33 at Disneyland.

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

I bought another patch for my door.
Umbrella Corporation. The bottom one.
These things are getting kind of pricey.
They've gone up two dollars each
since I started collecting them.

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Another thrift store movie haul!
Nothing REAL exciting, but
some fun movies.

Plus whatever this
shark thing is.

Monday, April 1, 2024

Baby rattlesnake in a bucket.
(After I made the video I remembered that
we let this one go. Not always a good thing.)

Sunday, March 31, 2024

Happy Easter 2024!

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

"ohhh nooo what is this?"
Relax, bud. It's just 2024.

Monday, March 25, 2024

This is Maine.
My mom took this picture.

Saturday, March 23, 2024

An extra special treat.
Little cupcakes from Walmart.

Friday, March 22, 2024

My much loved brother-in-law and his also much loved wife
 paid a visit to us recently and he brought something along
for me. The 6-cell D Maglite pictured here is one that I bought
at.... yep, a big gun show probably 38 years ago. But I had
kind of left it by the wayside about 20 years ago as there
were better lights out there by then, LED lights.

Well, my B-I-L brought along an LED upgrade kit for this light
and it has breathed new life into it. It is kind of a monster now.
It is back in the rotation!

I had also at the show bought a Pachmayr "Sure Grip" for
the light. It allows for a better grip and the metal of
the light is not quite so rough on the
hands during cold weather.

This light could also serve double-duty
as a coyote-knocker-outer in
an emergency.

My brother-in-law also brought me a brand NEW flashlight.
A Mini Maglite LED 2AA flashlight. I'm tellin' ya, Maglite
has pretty much stepped up their game with Mini Mags.
With two different power settings,
this little thing is a beast.

This was my very first Maglite, a Mini Mag 2AA Xenon
flashlight. I carried this light for many many years. The
output does not hold a candle to the new LED
lights. But at the time it did not bother me
at all (didn't know any better) and I was
real happy to have it.

It was so great to spend time with my brother-in-law
and his wife. We hope to do it again soon. And
I ate a'WAY too much.

Thursday, March 21, 2024


Wednesday, March 20, 2024

I like this old gate. It looks like
something broke in... or escaped.

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

I finally, FINALLY found the Justin black belt in
my size that I need for work. It took a long time,
but victory is mine. Today Boot Barn's stock
was overflowing. When it rains...

Monday, March 18, 2024

Trails West at the Gene Autry Museum of Western Heritage.
I recorded this video with my point and shoot camera in
2010. I really liked this area of the museum (you know this if you have
been visiting me for a while). I would usually visit the museum in
August and it would be close to 100 degrees out there.
I liked it.
(Watch your volume. It might be a little loud.)

Sunday, March 17, 2024

~ Happy St. Patrick's Day 2024! ~

Thursday, March 14, 2024

I've been meaning to make this post for, ahem.... a while
now. Back on Saturday, February 1, 2020 I put this
avocado seed in water expecting to eventually plant it
in dirt. Well, after some months, after it grunted and
groaned and pushed out a few roots from the bottom
and some pretty weird things from the top,
it just rotted away.

I never did make the follow up post. I just kept putting it
off. Well, this is that post. I might try again when I come
across another seed. But for now, this was a huge FAIL.

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Hey there, lonely boy, lonely boy.
Let me make your broken heart like new.

"Hey There Lonely Boy" was written by Earl Shuman
and Leon Carr. Recorded by Ruby and the Romantics.

Monday, March 11, 2024

I once again must just be out of the loop on this.
This is not something I see everyday. I have no
idea what kind of car this is. Kinda cool though.

Sunday, March 10, 2024

How about a little Halloween in March? Works for me!
These pictures from our Annual Halloween Crawl last year
slipped through the cracks so I want to post them today.
This is fairy jewelry from the Spirit Halloween store.
Sometimes you just have to have fairy jewelry.
You know it's true.

Wo. Those are some eensie mushrooms.
I wonder if Spirit had to wrestle these away
from the fairies or if they part with
them willingly.

Saturday, March 9, 2024

A Wienerschnitzel late night hot dog run.