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.

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

I'd been wanting "The Gambler" starring Kenny Rogers for a
long time. I found all five of The Gambler movies plus
"Coward of the County" for $14.96 at Walmart. Five DVD set.
I cannot wait to watch all of them.

Monday, July 5, 2021

I love this guy's sarcasm.
Stuart "Stu" Macher - SCREAM - 1996
Onscreen at Borden Cinema.

Sunday, July 4, 2021

~ Happy Birthday America 2021! ~

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

I love WALL-E, and EVE of course.
I bought this set at the Disney Store
for a good price about ten years ago.


Saturday, June 26, 2021

~ Random Around the Ranch Photo of the Day ~
I took a little walk and took this picture.
The other day we had an appliance repairman come to the ranch
to take a look at our refrigerator. Before he left he asked if he could
 have some of the fruit from our cactus. "Sure man. Take as much
as you want."  And he did.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

They are part of the Rebel
Alliance and are traitors!

Sunday, June 20, 2021

But I will tell you what, I would NEVER eat in this tent.
One drunk driver or "I mistook the gas for the brake pedal,
Officer" and you are the lead story on tonight's evening news.

I have been really curious about "AVA". I know nothing about
it other than Jessica Chastain plays "a deadly assassin who works
for a black ops organization". That sounds cool. And I like Jessica
Chastain. Hopefully it will not turn out like Blake Lively in "The
Rhythm Section". She was the "assassin" who was afraid to off
anybody. Towards the end of the movie I was hoping John Wick
 would come in a put her out of her misery.
 The DVD "AVA" came a'way down in price. $5.00.

John Malkovich is great. I like Colin "I take myself SO
seriously" Farrell. And Common was really good in "John
Wick 2". We will see what he does here.

Will "AVA" make it onto my "Bad Ass Women" movie shelf?


...later that night.

"AVA" will squeak it's way onto my "Bad Ass Women" shelf.
The only problem with the action is that they use camera motion
to cover up for fighting moves that are not actually made.
Kind of cheating, unlike movies like "John Wick" that show
ALL the moves. But, at least she actually kills people.
I will visit this movie again.

I don't have a rating yet.

(P.S. They set the end up for a sequel and I hope
they make it. I don't think they will.)

Friday, June 18, 2021

New patches on my bedroom door.
Hooray for the Great States of Texas and Arizona!

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

 Knife day at El Rancho!
Today's knife is a stinker. This is my very first ever lockback
knife. I purchased it back when I was I think about 19 or 20 years old.
I bought it at the Jack Frost Surplus Store in Santa Monica, CA.
I have no idea how much I paid for it. At the time, I was pretty dang
happy with it. I thought I had myself a real "Buck" knife, like I even
knew what Buck was.

This knife has more hot spots than the main drag on Saturday night.
I have no clue what any of the materials are. It could be made of
anything. I bought the sheath for it separately as it did not come
with one. The quality of the sheath matches the knife.

It is not sharp and I have never even tried or wanted to sharpen
it. Back when I bought this lockback the thought of actually
sharpening a knife never even entered my mind.

One cannot appreciate the fit and finish of this knife
until you own a quality blade. If you never do you just
might never know that it is better than this.

I have a few other stinkers that I will post in the future.
They were all learning experiences and fun to have if for
nothing more than the memories they bring.

Monday, June 14, 2021

~ Flag Day, 2021 ~
"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America,
and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God,
indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

Sunday, June 6, 2021

I bought some Cheez-It Snack Crackers and so lucky
for me they have special Scooby-Doo images on them!
AND! On the back of the box is a project that the entire family
will enjoy! Carefully cutting out the image on the back of
the box (with your parents guidance of course)
and adding a little glue will yield...

...this awesome box that is the spittin' image of the gang's
Mystery Machine van! Holy cow! And if that isn't enough,
when the top is opened you are able to fill it with a handful
of those delicious Cheez-It Snack Crackers to carry
all around! A Munchie Mover!

What a fun day!

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

I've seen this movie at Walmart for quite a long
time now. I've watched it priced from (I think) $9.99
then to (I believe) $7.50 and then (pretty sure) $5.00
until today when it came to $3.74.

What hooked me was the line in the summary that
reads "un-earthed and donated to a museum in the heart
of the woods."  A museum in the heart of the woods?
Yeah, that sounds cool.

The movie is probably not good.



I watched it.
Yes, it was not good. For one thing, it was NOT a "museum
in the heart of the woods." In the countryside maybe, but
NOT in the woods. AND they never said that the story took
place in the UK. I was not ready for that.

Anyway, I am going to give "The Jack in the Box" 3.2 "Museums
Definitely Not in the Heart of the Woods". I would not
buy this movie for $1.00.

The .2 is for the music which at times was pretty effective.


Tuesday, June 1, 2021

It is June 1st of 2021 and my new Lodge 6.5 inch
skillet has been seasoned...

...and it is looking and working GREAT.

Unfortunately the first batch of bacon that I
fried up in it looked sickly. The bacon was
okay, but looked AWFUL. I cannot bring
myself to post that photo.

Monday, May 31, 2021

~ Memorial Day, 2021 ~

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

I have no pockets on my slacks for work so I keep
these little tools clipped to my water bottle with a Nite Ize
carabiner/cap lifter. Every tool on earth these days just
HAS to have cap lifter for whatever reason.

The silver tool on the left is a Nite Ize DoohicKey Key (don't
waste your money). To it's immediate right is a P-38 can opener,
ALWAYS worth the money. Last but not least is the Gerber Shard.
It has proved itself to be worth carrying several times, the last being
it's emergency use of the Phillips-head screwdriver.

With this setup I am the envy of all my
friends and some acquaintances.

Thursday, May 20, 2021

I'm bettin' this stuff would be
good with orange juice.

Friday, May 14, 2021

These big spiders (whatever kind they are) really
LOVE to hang out on this cactus.

Monday, May 10, 2021

I miss Radio Shack. They always had the parts you would need. When
I was about 12 years old my dad bought me a great little Realistic brand
tuner and some very nice in cabinet speakers (I cannot remember the maker)
for Christmas.

It was perfect for a person that age.

 I still have a handheld CB radio/scanner from Radio Shack.
I think I have a police scanner as well... somewhere.

This is my Radio Shack battery checker. If you don't have a battery
checker, you have probably wasted a bit of money one way or another.

P.S. Of course the Radio Shack
store pictured here is no longer in business.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

This is the McDonald's with a
cool clubhouse on top of it.

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.

05/11/21 Correction: The Key Smart tool is actually
60% COPPER (not brass) and 40% alloy. My
error. It will still age beautifully.

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!"