Kirkkitsch’s Blog

The Curiosity Shoppe
September 16, 2009, 6:00 am
Filed under: Digital Photos

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R.I.P. Patrick Swayze
September 15, 2009, 6:15 am
Filed under: Movies, Pop Culture

Though I never really went ‘Swayze Crazy’ (I have copyrighted that phrase, fyi) in the 80’s, I did enjoy several of Patrick Swayze’s films over the years, one of them being The Outsiders. I created a endcap at work, featuring all his movies in both VHS and DVD format. It’s always sad to see someone who was such a part of your childhood pop culture, pass away. And on a side note, why is it that it takes someone passing away before people show any interest? i.e. Michael Jackson’s passing spurring the CD/ DVD-buying frenzy. Personally, I find it kind of insulting.

S is for Stress
September 14, 2009, 6:00 am
Filed under: Life

Okay, yes, still no pictures, but I felt like giving you an update as to what all is going on these days… Continue reading

Raindrops Kept Falling On My Head
September 11, 2009, 5:05 am
Filed under: Life, Lost 'n Found

Well, big surprise, I’m still not finished with the photos. AND to add insult to injury…I’ve taken even MORE since! Yes, I ended up going to the Botanical Gardens and a few other choice places yesterday. What started out as a trip to Pottery Barn to see their new Halloween goodies, turned into a full-blown shopping spree. I had lunch at Dairy Queen (dunno how wise that was, considering I’ve been feeling nauseous lately, but c’est la vie, I wanted their tacos!), then went to the Botanical Gardens, which is just down the street, and to the AWESOME Botanical Gardens gift shop (god, they have THE best shit!) and THEN to Pottery Barn (whose Halloween stuff I was underwhelmed by) and Starbuck’s…and Barnes & Noble…and the Apple store…and Staples. Yes, I hit them all. And yes, I found treasure at them all. Not all THAT much treasure, but a CD here, a notebook there, a new iPhone cover here. Continue reading

Retail Therapy
September 10, 2009, 1:30 pm
Filed under: Life, Spooky Stuff

Okay. It is now 1:30PM and I just woke up. I initially woke up when the idiot next door’s dog started yapping at good ol’ 6:30am. At that time, I envisioned the mutt sitting atop a mound of TNT and an unseen cord ending at the plunger box at my bedside. BOOM! Doggie tidbits. ANYWAY, I managed to go back to sleep and woke up 7 glorious hours later…with a throbbing headache. Sleeping for extended periods of time often gives me these headaches (that’s how I know it’s time to get up). Other than the headache, my body itself feels considerably better and I feel less nauseous.

SO, first thing, I checked my e-mail via my iPhone and was excited to see that Pottery Barn has now gotten in their shipment of Halloween goodness. So, I think I will take a brief hiatus over there to check it out first hand, and perhaps get a sausage/egg croissant from Starbuck’s next door and perhaps a black lemonade iced tea. Of course, I’m only doing this in order to stimulate the economy. And if you don’t buy that, I’m doing it because tomorrow is 9/11 and I’m honoring heroes of all sizes, shapes and ethnicities. Let freedom ring (me up at the cash register)!

September 10, 2009, 6:00 am
Filed under: Life

Well, I had intended on posting my weekend photos today, but I still feel sick (I left work early yesterday, thanks Brittany). Luckily I was able to find someone to cover my shift (no small feat, trust me), so I am staying home today in hopes of getting some much-needed rest and HOPEFULLY feeling better. Anything I eat feels like it’s gonna be barfed up, I ache when I cough and generally feel sore. Since I have to work Friday and Saturday, I can only hope I’m feeling better than I’ve been feeling for the last 3 days.

Naturally, being me, I’m SO tempted to do all the shit around the house here that NEEDS to be done, but I am gonna restrain myself and truly try and get some rest. It’ll just have to wait. It still drives me nuts though. And Chumley is no help at all. The least she could do is carry the lint brush around with her. Lousy cat.

With that said, I will HOPEFULLY be able to get the pictures up sometime later today. I’ve got maybe 12 or more left to crop and I’ll be all done. Cross your fingers.

Technicolor Yodel
September 8, 2009, 10:00 pm
Filed under: Life

Well, I had intended on posting lotsa pictures that I took over the 3-day weekend (yet another great weekend…is anybody counting?). That is, until I ordered BBQ Chicken Pizza & chicken strips from our local Papa John’s. When I called on Monday, they told me that it would be 45 minutes; it’s a holiday, that’s understandable, fine.

An hour and 45 minutes later (I got busy editing photos in Photoshop), I was like ‘WTF?’ I call and tell them that I ordered pizza over an hour and a half ago. They put me on hold to find out where the driver is. Shortly thereafter, he arrives with my food. He doesn’t bring it to the front door in one of those bags, like most pizza places normally do (including Papa John’s). I pay him (sans tip, fuck that) and go eat. This is around 5:45pm. *In hindsight, methinks the pizza has most-likely been marinating in the car, in the 93ยบ heat, thus the food posioning. Continue reading