Monday, May 3, 2021

I took this picture of a deserted building.

Saturday, May 1, 2021

This is an old Regency Z60 police scanner that I have/had. It
has a radio with a timer built into it too. I used to wake up to the
greatest country music every morning with this thing. I am not sure
where it is now. I think I might have given it to my son. I bought it
out in the San Fernando Valley some 35 years ago.

In the smaller town that I lived in it was great to be able
to listen to what was going on around you.
Not that much at the time though.

Friday, April 30, 2021

I added a Lodge skillet to my collection. I have been wanting
a 6.5 inch pan for a long time. Nobody seems to carry them
anymore. But after about five months of (pretty casual) hunting,
patience won out and I was finally able to find one "in the wild".

I can't wait to play with it.

P.S. The Chef Collection 8 inch skillet that I wrote about on Tuesday,
March 23 of this year has been seasoned and is working like a dream.

Thursday, April 29, 2021

~ Johnny Crawford ~
1946 - 2021

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Until today I thought that pizza was the only place where
pineapple did not belong. Now I know of two places.

Sunday, April 18, 2021

"Us" came a'way down in price. I've been wanting to see it, but
not for anything over $7.00. I bought it at Walmart for $5.96.

TOTALLY worth $5.96. This movie was FUN. This is one that will
be GREAT to visit from time to time. No spoilers. I rate this movie 8.9
out of 10 Pairs of Scissors.

Keep your eye out for Shahadi Wright Joseph
who absolutely NAILS her part in this movie.

Friday, April 16, 2021

"NECA Predators 2010 Movie Series 2 Action
Figure - Beserker Predator Unmasked"

He is a beauty.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

I bought this Master Lock Combination lock at a thrift store
recently. I paid $2.00 for it new in the package. I have it on my
computer desk and I am going to unlock and lock it every day so
when the time comes that I need to use it, there will be no way
that I will forget the combination. Am I a genius or what?

Monday, April 12, 2021

A few years ago I found this "Walt Disney's It's a Small World
Holiday 1994 Plate" at a thrift store for $4.00. I thought I found
a really great deal and although it is a nice item, it only really sells
for about $20.00 or so in the same condition.

So... nice, but no cigar.

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Seeing as how I have been out in the workforce during
this period of Covid, my son thought of me when he saw
this brass Key Smart tool. It is used to open doors and for
computer touch screens and the like. I don't really use it
for that, but it will always be on my keychain because one: it
was from my son and two: it is a cool hunk of brass.

And just recently I saw a cool item on an Internet forum and
searched one down for myself. I found it on This
is a "RDEXP Solid Brass U Hook Key Chain Belt Wallet Clip
Holder". I like it because one: it is functional and two: it is a cool
hunk of brass.

I love things that get better with age
and these two items are that.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

I was sitting in my car for a few minutes after work and
Mark Levin on AM radio started playing the National Anthem
(as he always does). So I turned the volume up and pointed my
phone at our flagpole.

Beautiful as always.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

In California this cancer warning is on
everything from clothes to dishes.

Monday, April 5, 2021

THERE you are!

Sunday, April 4, 2021

~ Happy Easter 2021 from Lizzy Tex Borden ~

An EXCLUSIVE photo of the Easter Bunny leaving
 home for the office. Mrs. Bunny can be seen in the
window wishing him a good and safe day.

Yes, it is another beautiful Easter.

Sunday, March 28, 2021

"He's Sweet and Decadently Rich!
The Perfect Man!"

Thursday, March 25, 2021

I've shown my son's drone. THIS drone is mine.
Not of the same caliber and I could not get it to
stay in one place today for some reason. I need
to keep practicing.

I was getting pretty good for a while.
Today was a complete setback.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

I found a good deal on a Lodge skillet and could not
pass it up. This is a Chef Collection 8 inch pan. I don't
have one like this. Sloped walls and a different sort of
handle. I will start preparing this one to use in a few days.

They say it is "Seasoned and ready to use".
I bake off all of what they call "seasoning"
and start it from scratch.

Can't wait.

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Some lemons and some sky.

Flowers and fillers that my mom grows.

Friday, March 19, 2021

Creepy enough for ya?

How 'bout now?

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

I was walking along in a parking lot today when I looked
down and spotted these two Pokemon cards. Nothing too
exciting but hey, it could have been two fifty dollar bills.
You just never know.

Again, don't keep your eyes to the ground, but a peek
every now and then could reveal spectacular treasures.

Monday, March 15, 2021

Is this a good deal? I don't know.
It's not my scene.

Saturday, March 13, 2021

OH yeah.
Now THAT'S what I'm talkin' about.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

 I bought a large mechanics tool bag to hold
a few overflow items from my toolbox and to easily
move needed tools from workspace to workspace.

It was a swell idea!

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

 My son's drone again doing a
flyby of our flagpole.

Monday, March 8, 2021

Another picture I took for my high school photography
class. It is a tree in our backyard. The little reflective thing
there is a lens cover for the Rolleiflex camera I used to take
the picture. My dad was a photographer for a living and lent
the camera to me for the class. I was not good with it.

Friday, March 5, 2021

My son's drone came up to take a picture of
me... and then dropped out of sight.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

My new Urban Cowboy tin sign.
I had to have me some Bud and Sissy together.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

I was over at World Market the other day and I could
not pass up buying this little carved and painted wooden
mask. It reminds me of Día de los Muertos.

It is kind of ghoulish looking, but I like it.

Monday, March 1, 2021

~ Happy National Pig Day 2021 ~

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

I inherited this from an extended family member
who passed away. Not somebody I was close to.

Monday, February 22, 2021

This thing is great. If you ever have a need to use split rings
you know how they can be a little difficult to "split" open,
especially those little ones. For the most part, here is the
answer to that problem.

I first saw these pliers a few years ago but I just in the last year or
so picked one up. These guys will save you time and nails. Made
I believe specifically for the smaller rings for doing crafts and such,
but they work for me for just about any size ring.

As you can probably see, these pliers were over
at Hobby Lobby. Worth the pesos if'n ya ask me.

Sunday, February 21, 2021

~ 1995 ~
Riders in the Sky performs traditional cowboy songs that
can be enjoyed by folks of ALL ages. So when I saw
in the newspaper that they were going to be at McCabe's
Guitar Shop in Santa Monica I jumped at the chance
to buy tickets, which I successfully did.
(Pictured above are Woody Paul, "King of the Cowboy
Fiddlers", Ranger Doug, "The Idol of American Youth"
and last but not least, Too Slim wearing his Cac-Tie.)

My son was very young at the time but I knew he would
enjoy a night with these guys. It was quite a drive from
where we lived at the time but it was SO worth it. I have been
enjoying the music of Riders in the Sky since my early teens
and a chance to see them in a venue that holds only 150 people?

I could not pass it up.

As it turns out my son fell asleep in my lap kind of early in the
show (probably during "Cool Water" or "Tumblin' Tumbleweeds").
I stayed awake and enjoyed the HECK out of that show. Afterwards
we were able to buy an 8x10 of the guys and take it around to meet
them and have them sign it. Great fun was had by all.

As a side note, I actually lived a mile and a half from McCabe's
for a good portion of my life, so this place had been a part of it
since I was very young myself. My mom had bought my dad a
guitar here, again, when I was young. That guitar ended up in our
backyard with cats living in it. Long story.

Saturday, February 20, 2021

I am bettin' that every home has at least one frog.

Friday, February 19, 2021

Umbrella Corporation.
Today's post goes with yesterday's post.

New patches for my bedroom door.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

It's dangerous to go alone!

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

~ Rush Limbaugh ~
1951 - 2021

Friday, February 12, 2021

Some misguided souls for some reason tried to bring
their semi up our road and got stuck. He could not go
forward, he could not go backward and our road was
blocked. I went to speak to them.

I said, "Any estimate on a time you might be
moving? I have to get to work." He said, "What time
do you have to be there?" I told him and he said, "You
aren't going to make it." He was right and I missed a day
of work. My work attendance until today had been perfect.

I am exploring options.

Thursday, February 11, 2021

~ Gilley's - Pasadena, Texas ~

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

This is my Serenity Prayer dog tag.