Saturday, October 9, 2021

The theme for this year's seasonal Spirit Halloween Store is
"Halloween Factory". It seems their goal is carving as many
Jack-o'-lanterns as possible before the big night.

Here is one of the busy beaver Halloween Factory
workers now! He is carving spooky pumpkins
as fast as he can, because...

"Hey! C'mon you SLACKERS! I don't hear any carving!"
I guess it's the same all over.

"Carve, people! Carve!"
It seems to be bad cop/bad cop at the
Halloween Factory.

And finally, the Jack-o'-lantern carving in action!

The eyes are awesome this year. My son and I are
hoping that soon these eyes will be added to the
animatronics that we can purchase (because as of
yet we have not seen any).

You know I love the Spirit Store, but some themes are
better than others and this year's theme is... okay. Not
real exciting, but it is Spirit so it's always fun.

Friday, October 8, 2021

Look who is welcoming us to the Spirit Store!
It is Betelgeuse... Betelgeuse... Betelgeu....

Let's cruise!

Thursday, October 7, 2021

We made our Annual Halloween Crawl. It was a long day and
a lot of fun. Above are just a few of the stores we visited. We also
did our normal trip to the Indian Store. We love it there. We topped
the day off with a stop for some fries, onion rings and a pastrami

I didn't buy much, but I really like what I did buy.
How about this cool Welcome to Haddonfield sign?
And of course I forgot to use the 25% off coupon
that I have been saving for weeks. DOH!

And for a dollar I bought this Friday the 13th
shot glass.

Anyway, the Annual Halloween Crawl was perfect
and I cannot wait to post more pictures from our visits.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

This costume serves double duty. Next year simply remove
the pens and pocket protector and you are the ice cream man.

You're welcome.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

I like this guy. He looks like he is welcoming you
to wherever it is he would welcome you to.

Monday, October 4, 2021

He does not look like he has had much sleep but
other than that he looks none the worse for wear.

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Look at the little snake skeletons that are up for
adoption at the Spirit Store.
Cute, right?

Saturday, October 2, 2021

I know quite a few folks who
would be excited at the prospect.

Friday, October 1, 2021


Thursday, September 30, 2021

It was my son's birthday again recently and our tradition is to
play a round of miniature golf and then go out for a steak. We
get steak about once a year max so this is a treat. Above is a
portion of the arcade at the golf center. You have seen it before.

But here in something you have NOT seen before. I only spent a
dollar on arcade games and won this swell Chinese handcuff and
a whistle that does not work!

Dang, we had us a time I'll tell you what.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

The season is just beginning.
Can't wait for the Annual Halloween Crawl when the
stuff will get a bit more... scary.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

I miss David Bowie so much.
"Life On Mars?" - 1971

Monday, September 27, 2021

This is an ashtray that I bought in Louisiana sometime
in the 1970's. It looks a little weird because it is still
sporting some wax from when somebody in a past life
burned a candle in it. That's okay. I no longer need to use
 this as an ashtray because I quit smoking cigarettes. As a
matter of fact, today is my Eighteen Year Anniversary
being smoke free.

I smoked for most of my life and then off and on for a
few more years, but I can say with 98% confidence that
I am now smoke free for life. I don't even think about
smoking anymore. This is good. Anyway... Huzzah!

Let me add as I always do that I side with folks who
choose to smoke. I am not anti-tobacco or anti-smokers.
I just don't smoke anymore.

Monday, September 20, 2021

Last year on Monday, September 28th I had written that my son and
I would not be going on our Annual Halloween Crawl (the day we go
out and hit up a lot the Halloween stores in our area). We cancelled due
to the crazy Covid things going on. It just didn't seem like it would be
that much fun with all the uncertainty of the day.

But this year I am happy to say that we will once again be crawling in
about three weeks! I am saving my pennies for the possible cool scary
item or two. I took the above picture today at Walmart.

Ladies and Gentleman, boys and girls, Halloween is ON.

Saturday, September 18, 2021

I recently ran across this Calico Mine ride ticket for the
beautiful dark ride at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, CA.

This ticket is from the 1960's or 70's. Not sure which. I love
the ticket's design. I have no idea if they still use these
tickets or not.

Due to dangerous gas there is
allowed in this mine.

Thursday, September 16, 2021

It was a lot of money for me right now, but this is one of the movies
I promised myself that I would buy as soon as it was released,
and I did. "Black Widow". I love Black Widow and I just hope that
this movie lives up to her character.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Avengers! Assemble.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

I voted - September 14, 2021.

Saturday, September 11, 2021

September 11, 2001.
We Will Never Forget.

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

 I spect I am just going to come out with it. In 1984
or 85 I stole this shoehorn from our room at the
Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, CA.

Saturday, August 28, 2021

I was going through a box of old stuff and came across these
spacemen guys. I have no idea where they originally came from,
but they have been around since I was really young.

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Happy National Knife Day 2021!
For this year's Knife Day I am posting a picture of my most
recent knife purchase. I bought this Victorinox Fieldmaster
knife back in May. I've been carrying it and I really like it.

I'm tellin' ya, if you don't carry a knife, have never carried a
knife or think that you would not even like to carry a knife,
you really should give it a chance. Buy yourself even just a
little Victorinox Swiss Army Classic SD pocket knife. I think
that everybody is familiar with this little guy. You might be
surprised at just how often you will end up reaching for it.
Twelve to seventeen dollars and you are set!

Anyway.... Happy Knife Day!

Thursday, August 19, 2021

"But look, at least we have each other. Am I right?"

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

My mom went up the road to check our mailbox when
all of a sudden a little red ball came rolling along.
Looking all around only to see nobody, she picked
up the little plastic ball, opened it and this little
skeleton popped out.

That's all I got.

Friday, August 13, 2021

~ Happy Friday the 13th! ~
August 2021

Mark is about to buy it.
"Friday the 13th Part 2" onscreen at
Borden Cinema on Friday the 13th.
10 out of 10 "Black Thumbnails".

Sunday, August 1, 2021

This is another one of the old school decals
I bought when I was very young. I bought this
one in Las Vegas in about 1966 or 67.

This is a classic.

Thursday, July 29, 2021


Been pretty warm and when I got home last night the
scorpions were out and about.

The other night I was coming out of my bathroom heading
into my bedroom ready to hit the hay when I came foot to face
with a big ol' tarantula on the floor by my bed. I didn't want to
lose track of this guy and I spent the next minute or two trying to
convince him that this is where he did not want to be.

And in the end the score was Lizzy Tex, one... Tarantula, zero.

Monday, July 26, 2021

Holy cow!
Them are some big screws!

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Here is another movie that I have been wanting to see for years.
I've only seen the trailer and it looks like a lot of fun. They had
the "Vestron Video Collector's Series" #20 copy of "The Wraith"
over at Walmart. Hey, it's Vestron! C'mon!

I think this is kind of a 1986 science fictiony story that takes place
in the Arizona desert. SOLD! Can't wait to see it.


...later that night.

Just my feelings, not much of a review.
Okay. this movie was FUN. The Arizona desert paid off in a
big way. Great location. This movie IS pretty cheesy, but it is
1980's cheese all the way. If you like that, you know what I mean.

The bad guy is REALLY an ass and easy to... hate. This is good.
Charlie Sheen is young and handsome and apparently this was just
a short distraction while literally on his way to shoot "Platoon".

I think this movie was inspired quite a bit by Clint Eastwood's
"High Plains Drifter", if you know that story. Anyway, I am going
to give this movie probably too high of a rating, but I will rate it
Nine out of Ten "Things That Just Kind of Disappear and You are
Not Sure Why"s.

Fun To Look Out For:

Clint Howard's "Rughead".
When does having Clint Howard in your movie not pay off?
Never, that's when.

Thursday, July 22, 2021

My view during a teeth adjustment today.

I also bought "Spiral". My son and I have been
waiting for this one since "Jigsaw" back in 2017.
I don't think I have ever seen Chris Rock looking
like this before. It will be about two weeks before
we will have an opportunity to sit down with this one.

Monday, July 12, 2021


Thursday, July 8, 2021

~ Chapter 26 ~
Time proved that she couldn't possibly care less.
"Do what you want, Daisy," she thought.

Do what you want. Damn right.