Thursday, January 13, 2022

While out and about during my 2022 Birthday Extravaganza
I took a moment to enjoy dusk. Dusk has always been one of
my favorite times of the day/night. It could mark the end of a
great day and holds the possibility of a magical night.

I mean, that's what it has always felt like for me, more so when
I was younger and lived in the city. So many "adventures".

Another favorite time of day is dinner time, especially when
you are in the drive-thru at Tom's, waiting for a delicious
burger and fries. Magical, most of the time.

No Mr. Tom's, thank YOU!

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

I visited Dollar Tree (where everything is now $1.25) during this, my
2022 Birthday Extravaganza. I came across a cool little Iron Man bust.
$1.25? Oh yeah. Mine. Further on down the aisle I spotted a display dome.
My brain went into OVERDRIVE.

$1.25 Iron Man bust + $1.25 display dome = a collectible!

I glue gunned little Iron Man inside the dome and now you are
looking at a big ticket item. I am bettin' that I am up at
least 50 cents on this deal.

I put him into the bar cabinet with some other stuff and I am waiting for
somebody in the household to spot him. Could be a while.
I actually think he looks pretty cool.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

He wants you to take him home.

Monday, January 10, 2022

As I have written before, it is my once a year Birthday Extravaganza
tradition to try and find a REALLY inexpensive Star Wars (hopefully)
related figure to add to the collection that I display behind my TV. This
year I found Grand Moff Tarkin. I found him at Comics-N-Stuff.

And here he is now with all of his "pals". You are looking at about
five or six years worth of (not completely Star Wars) tradition. I have
also written that the Millennium Falcon is my favorite piece, but
I dunno.... Mr. Tarkin may take that honor. Probably not... but maybe.

Oh, and Grand Moff Tarkin was made by Kenner.

Sunday, January 9, 2022

I went out and bought my very own copy of
This includes the theatrical version and an extended
cut with an alternate ending. My curiosity is PEAKED.
I will watch SOON.

Saturday, January 8, 2022

Shiver me timbers!

Friday, January 7, 2022

I'm betting a monkey painted this.

Thursday, January 6, 2022

For my birthday I bought something that I did
not need, but something that I wanted. I bought
for myself this MSR Titan titanium kettle.

It is a great fit for my MSR Pocket Rocket. The
water boils so fast on this thing that you barely
have enough time to reach for a potholder before
it is done. Fantastic.

It all comes together to form a really simple and fun
way to make a hot drink on a cold day. Two minutes
to make and as long as you want to sit and take in the
day, or night.

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

I bought this hat at the thrift store. With a
coupon it was actually about $3.50.

I am going to try to make a simple tricorn
out of it.

Something like this only my stitching will
be nicer.... hopefully.

I will for shore post a photo of it when I
get it done, unless I do a completely
terrible job of it.

The 2022 Birthday Extravaganza continues!

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

While out and about on my
2022 Birthday Extravaganza
I spotted a rather sassy
peanut butter.

Monday, January 3, 2022

At the mall for my 2022 Birthday Extravaganza. I
bought the LOKI button at Comics-N-Stuff.

I also bought a new Star Wars figure to put behind my TV
set as is my birthday tradition. I usually get something that
is inexpensive and something that I am willing to open and put
on display. This year that is Grand Moff Tarkin. I will post a
picture of him out of the box and with the rest of the
Star Wars stuff that is behind my TV soon.

Later on I visited World Market to stock up on some incense I
like. In addition to the incense, I special occasioned it and
treated myself to some jalapeno stuffed olives. This is an about
once every two year treat as they ain't cheap.
Man, I LOVE these.

Sunday, January 2, 2022

When my son and I went on our Annual Halloween Crawl
in October we stopped by Boot Barn to see if they might
have in stock jacket I want. They didn't and never do.

But here is a little spur keychain I picked up.

I will check out a couple other Boot Barns for my
jacket during my 2022 Birthday Extravaganza
which officially started.... today.

Wow. It is 2022 and he is still popping
up all over the place.

This is good.

Saturday, January 1, 2022

Happy New Year 2022
from El Rancho De La Tex!