Kirkkitsch’s Blog

Who Loves Me, Baby? (And Does It Really Matter?)
November 11, 2009, 6:00 am
Filed under: Life

Well, there’s not much to report. I’ve made plans to meet my dad in Fort Worth on Friday around noon. He has some papers for me to sign, regarding my old vehicle (it’s still in my name) and has a second set of keys to give me (to my new car). It’s unsettling, but he was uncharacteristically loving and upbeat during our most recent phone conversation. This isn’t to say that he’s normally an ogre, it’s just not our style to be on very chatty terms. At least two-way chatty; normally he does most of the talking, talking over me when I try to talk to him.

Also, since the bank account that my mom left me has to be closed out, now that her death has come to their attention, it looks like they will be sending me the balance. I’ve decided to pay off a chunk of my remaining mortgage and refinance, which according to my sources, will significantly reduce my payments as well as FINALLY get the house in my name. I have to get this all done before the end of the year in order to avoid paying some monstrous taxes. I’m also considering investing some of it. I realize there will be some to pay taxes on, but I don’t care. I don’t want to invest any more than I feel comfortable with. One of my investment options is to invest it in the new company that I will soon be the general manager of. I have confidence that the business will succeed and even if it doesn’t, the way I have it set up, I have zero risk of losing my original investment. It’s a long story, but trust me, I’ve covered all my bases. Basically, I think it’s going to be a good return. If I didn’t, I wouldn’t bother. Continue reading

Foodiephile VII
November 10, 2009, 6:00 am
Filed under: Digital Photos, Food

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Christmas Cards
November 9, 2009, 6:00 am
Filed under: Homework

Diana Harrison Biorkman has a 5yr old son Noah. He is in the last stages of a 2 1/2yr battle with neuroblastoma cancer. The family is celebrating Xmas next (this) week, & Noah’s request is to get lots of Christmas cards. Lets get him some!! Please send cards to:

Noah Biorkman
1141 Fountian View Circle

South Lyon, MI 48178 USA

A friend of mine on Facebook posted this, and I thought I would post it here as well. It’s been researched and is NOT a hoax. Please send a card if you can.

*The family has since supplied an alternate address for sending cards to Noah:

Noah Biorkman
c/o Scott Biorkman
3480 Petoskey Way
Milford, MI 48380

Protected: All Work and No Sleep…is About Par for the Course
November 8, 2009, 6:00 am
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Snoopy Dance
November 6, 2009, 6:00 am
Filed under: Life

Okay, are you sitting down? Here’s the latest scoop on what’s happening on the job front. First, the bad news: I am not going to be able to go to Chicago like I’d originally hoped. I’d use the word ‘planned,’ but I never actually took the initiative to MAKE the actuals plans (reservations, train ticket, etc.). I’d still really like to go, but I’m having financial issues that I didn’t anticipate (mostly stemming from a glitch in a money source that is tied in with my mother’s death; they just NOW realized that she’s dead, so I had to send them her death certificate and assorted forms and it’s resulting in a serious delay in what was to be my vacation funds). SO, I’m still going to go ahead and take off work for 2 weeks (one paid…oy) and do something around here, I suppose. It’s not life-altering, but I am disappointed.

Now for the good news: The video store chain that I blogged about once or twice before, is happening. No ifs, ands or buts. Like I mentioned previously, one building has been purchased (in lieu of leasing) and is currently under construction (carpet, sound system, paint, etc.). The latest development is that a local location has been chosen, confirmed and put to bed. The best part is that it is literally down the street from me (I could WALK to work if I wanted to)! It’s a great location and a LARGE location. And here’s the kicker: Early on, the owner mentioned to me, in passing, that he’d always wanted to have a place where you can sit and read and drink a cup of coffee (like Barnes & Noble has or other similar venues) in a relaxed atmosphere with couches and such. He said that he’d like for it to be connected with the video store…eventually. Well, the new place is so big that it lends itself to his vision, so we are not only going to have a video store, but there will be an area that will serve coffee and such (think Starbucks and their style of food offerings + a little more less “uppity” choices, like ice cream and hot dogs)! How cool is THAT?! At first, the news was a little overwhelming, but as it turns out, the owner’s wife has been in the food industry for almost 30 years, so she’s got the knowledge of the food end of the business, thank goodness, because I know nothing of the food vendor business. I’m solely movies and books. And speaking of, here’s the SECOND best part, the coffee shop portion of the store is also going to carry books! *squeal!* Here’s the details (I need a new paragraph): Continue reading

Currently Listening To…
November 3, 2009, 6:00 am
Filed under: Music

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Sights & Sounds of Halloween ’09
November 2, 2009, 6:00 am
Filed under: Digital Photos, Holidays, Spooky Stuff

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