Monday, January 30, 2023

It is once again Knife Day at El Rancho De La Tex!
On Saturday August 27, 2022 in the post about my Victorinox Swiss Army
Classic SD Tiger Print knife, I had written that I would soon post today's knife,
my Wenger Esquire Swiss Army knife, and here it is. I bought this Wenger
I am guessing sometime in 1982 at the Big 5 store on Wilshire Blvd in Santa
Monica, California.

This knife has cherished memories... one being, when my betrothed and
I moved away from the city, I used this knife to open every single box while
unpacking in our new home. I can't remember exactly how long I carried this knife,
but it can be measured in years. As you can see, or can't see, the Wenger
logo was worn off LONG ago. 


Those kind of cool scratches on this knife were from going through the
wash, which it did many times, never on purpose of course. But it did not
ever harm the knife other than the scratches. As a matter of fact, I remember
this knife coming out of the wash sparkling like new and I thought that maybe I
SHOULD do it on purpose every once in a while. But I never did.


The Wenger Esquire is no longer in production. As a matter of fact,
Victorinox acquired Wenger in 2005 and as of 2014 the Wenger
brand is no longer produced. If you want a knife very similar to the
Esquire, a Victorinox Classic SD will do nicely and they come in more
colors and patterns than you can even imagine.

And yep, I retired this knife a WAY long time ago. It holds too many memories
to take the chance of ever losing it or the like. It is another one of those little
things that I want my son to have.

I just love Knife Days.

Sunday, January 29, 2023

The movie "The Curse of La LLorona" is onscreen at Borden Cinema.
 In this scene little Samantha hears something rustling in her backyard. The
tension builds as she explores. The mysterious sound leads her to
a small opening in the yard's fence.

As she peers through it she sees...

Roger Murtaugh's house from Lethal Weapon (and all of it's sequels)! My
favorite movie house of all time! Right on that front porch is where Roger
tightened a bulb on the string of Christmas lights hanging overhead as he
spoke the now famous line, "I'm too old for this shit!"

Stay tuned for more sightings!

Saturday, January 28, 2023

When I showed this picture to my son, he thought that
I had set it up. I didn't. They're not my oranges and they
were like that when I pulled up to park.

Soooooo, your guess is as good as mine.

Friday, January 27, 2023

I have not been to a movie theater in probably two and a half
years, and I still have a Regal gift card with plenty o' cash on
it. So last night my son and I went to see the movie M3GAN.

I also wanted to go because this Regal theater is closing it's doors
for good, supposed to be next month, bankruptcy. We HAD to go.


We were able to reserve our favorite seats. I am really going to
miss this place. I've been coming here for YEARS. It is my all time
favorite theater. Lots and lots of memories here.

The movie M3GAN was good, a lot of fun. We both rated it upwards
of 7 out of 10 Stretchy Ears. I will for shore be buying this movie
when it is released onto Blu-ray.



On our way home we stopped at Subway for a couple of
sandwiches to take home for later scarfing.



My last soda (actually a fruit punch or something or other)
and popcorn from my favorite Regal theater.

*sigh*



!!!! BONUS PHOTO !!!!
That's a "John Wick: Chapter 4" poster
on the wall. Man, I cannot WAIT to see
Mr. Wick again. Soon my friends, soon.

(But not at this theater it seems.)

With brave faces, we carry on.

Thursday, January 26, 2023

 ~ Pocket Dump for January 26th, 2023 ~
- Serenity Prayer dog tag
- Classic Brushed Chrome Armor Zippo lighter
- Chapstick Classic Original Lip Balm
- Victorinox Fieldmaster Swiss Army knife
- House keys and 9mm bullet keychain on a Nite Ize
G-Series Dual Chamber Carabiner
 - Hav-A-Hank Bandanna

Wednesday, January 25, 2023


I got this bolo tie for my birthday.

Tuesday, January 24, 2023


Yes, it is true that I love cactus.
But was I tempted?


Uh... no.


National Rifle Association 2023 Tag Poll.
Done and done. 

Monday, January 23, 2023

This little coyote seems to love our land.
He is around almost every night.


He is not shy about daylight either.
I'm bettin'  he hears the rooster up the road and is on
his way home to get some paper plates and napkins.

Sunday, January 22, 2023

Another steer skull at one of our favorite
places to visit, the Indian Store.

This was during our Annual Halloween
 Crawl in October of 2022.