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.

Thursday, July 28, 2022

This is my Tosari transistor radio. When I was young a friend of
my mom made a device that would hold this radio to the handlebars
of my bicycle. I used to ride all over (and mean ALL OVER) the city
listening to Red Rubber Ball by The Cyrkle on AM 93 KHJ Boss Radio
out of Los Angeles, CA.

You can still make out some of the psychedelic green black light tape
that I put all over it. Happen'n days, man. Happen'n days.

Saturday, July 23, 2022

I do not know much about these things, but
this would tend to make me a bit... nervous.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

~ Chapter One, The Chair ~
I REALLY need a new chair for my desk. My older chair
broke and almost knocked me on my butt in the process.
I went to Staples (office supply store) and looked around.
I ended up buying the gray chair you see in the foreground.

~ Chapter Two, Oh The Pain ~
After getting it home and putting the thing together it just
didn't work out for me... at all. The lumber support KILLED
my back and it wouldn't recline at all. Oh well.

~ Chapter Three, The Return ~
Staples let us know that we can return The Chair to them within
14 days of purchase, with receipt (always) and if disassembled.
My son was a huge help with ALL of this and I was eventually
refunded my $$$s in full.

~ Epilogue ~
I dislike returning things and in the last 20 years it has been
necessary for me to do that only a couple of times (defective
items). As for the chair? I still REALLY need one and will try
again sometime down the line.

~ The End ~

Sunday, July 17, 2022

I love these trees.

Friday, July 15, 2022

I thought I had shown this before, but apparently not,
so here she is! From my 2010 visit to the Gene Autry
Western Heritage Museum in Griffith Park, California.

This is a rubber prop pistol used by Kevin Costner in
his movie "Wyatt Earp" (1994).

Movie props are a trip.

This display is no longer there. The pistol MIGHT be
in another section of the museum, but this area was
torn out. BOO. Sadly, I don't think that The Autry is
what she used to be, but I will still visit when I can.

Monday, July 11, 2022


The King.

Sunday, July 10, 2022

When it's roundup time in Texas, and the bloom is on the sage.
Then I long to be in Texas, back a-ridin' on the range.

Just to smell the bacon fryin', when it's sizzlin' in the pan.
Hear the breakfast horn in the early morn, drinkin' coffee from a can.

~ Nat Vincent & Fred Howard ~

Friday, July 8, 2022

I used to collect decals from the states and
places we visited. This is from one of our visits
to Maine sometime around 1966.