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.

Friday, March 8, 2024

~ Captain Jack Sparrow ~
"I love this song. Really bad eggs. When I get the Pearl
back, I'm gonna teach it to the whole crew,
and we'll sing it all the time."

During one of my son's trips to Salem, Massachusetts
he bought this framed print of a drawing done by an artist
who's name escapes me. She signed it, but I cannot really
make it out. This was in 2007. All these years later,
I still love Captain Jack.

Our little ghost pepper plant seems to be giving us a
second chance. I apparently did not do it in with my
pruning. This is good news to us at The Ranch as we
REALLY want to sample a ghost pepper. Our
mouths have been watering since we planted
this from seed back in June of last year.

Thursday, March 7, 2024


Wednesday, March 6, 2024

It's Knife Day again here at El Rancho De La Tex!
This is one of the strangest knives I own. The thermoplastic
sheath and handle are in such a bright neon yellow
color that I can barely get a not even
halfway decent picture of it.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you the Gerber
Blackie Collins Buddy System Neck Knife.

The blade is 440 stainless (whoop-dee-doo) steel and is
a little over 2 inches long. I bought it at a HUGE gun show
probably 30 years ago and I remember carrying it the day
I bought it and never did again. It's never been sharpened.

This is a weird knife and that is all I know.
I'm sure that I will never ever carry it.

Even weird Knife Days are pretty. dang. cool.

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

I voted.
March 5th, 2024.

Monday, March 4, 2024

Little Dopey loves
Snow White.

Sunday, March 3, 2024


Saturday, March 2, 2024

Miles and miles of cars.
Traffic that used to be 5 o'clock traffic is now 3 o'clock
to 8 o'clock traffic, if not around the clock traffic

Hope you had a great National
Pig Day yesterday!

Friday, March 1, 2024

~ Happy National Pig Day, 2024! ~