Kirkkitsch’s Blog

Toe the Line
January 29, 2010, 6:00 am
Filed under: Homework, Spooky Stuff

A friend and I were trying to hang something from the ceiling, but we didn’t have a ladder tall enough. So, like an idiot, someone had the bright idea of putting the stepladder on top of the dining room table…the glass dining room table. Well, my friend got UP the ladder successfully, though there was initially some sliding of the stepladder’s legs and some unsettling, straining sounds coming from the glass table. However, as my friend began descending the ladder, he overstepped the last rung, onto the edge of the glass table, which caused a large rounded break to take place on the edge of the table top (envision a ‘bite’ like that taken out of an apple). Upon doing this, he lost his balance, the foot that overstepped, having nowhere to go, went back into the the very sharp, open void of the newly broken glass and severed his foot about 5 inches below the bottom of the big toe. All I remember hearing is a sickening wet ‘thud.’ Continue reading

Finds of All Kinds
January 28, 2010, 6:00 am
Filed under: Life

I‘m psyched about going to an estate sale this morning. It’s weird how groovy old homes can be so close and yet you never see them. Well, I say groovy like I’ve actually been there, though I’ve only seen the interior of the home (and its contents) via an e-mail. I’m on several estate sale e-mail lists and this one in particular, includes images with their e-mails. I’m hoping that the books & records (shown) will prove fruitful. I also have my eye on a screen (shown), but I’m not holding my breath on that one.

It’s supposed to rain today and tomorrow, which always makes me happy. Ironically, I started feeling anything but, late last night. I’m not sure what brought it on, but whatever the case, I texted P and cancelled our dinner plans. He’s very busy. I don’t feel up to it. Either way, I wouldn’t be much fun to be around. And one must be ‘fun’ at all times, mustn’t one? And the stupid part is, I still want to hang out with him, but I know if I did, it would be uncomfortable and I’d feel like I needed to be more interactive than I’d want to be. It’s not necessary to fill every void with blather. Sometimes, silence really is golden. Silence does not always = problem.

I’ve been wanting to see Sherlock Holmes before it leaves theaters, so I might go do that later today. I told myself the same thing yesterday, then went back to bed. Continue reading

Rear Window Memorial
January 27, 2010, 6:00 am
Filed under: Rants

I‘ve noticed several trends, in regards to cars: car nuts, Calvin, of Calvin & Hobbes fame, peeing on whatever brand of car/truck you AREN’T driving, etc. I’ve even gotten (somewhat) used to retarded bumper stickers, some of which I have no idea what the message is the driver is trying to convey. For example, I saw one yesterday with a Darwin fish symbol, with feet, upside down and next to it, it said: “Fish don’t have feet and Jesus still lives!” (WTF? I don’t get it) -or- (my favorite) “If you can read this, you weren’t aborted.” Duh. Ah, Texas. Someone somewhere is making a mint off these idiots. Continue reading

Swa+ch Yourself
January 26, 2010, 6:06 am
Filed under: Lost 'n Found

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From L to R: Oongawah! Swatch (1995), Protect (Your Choices) Swatch (1996), Jay Otto Seibold: Children’s book author & writer (1996) ‘UptownSwatch, Jo Whaley Ticking Brain Swatch (1997) {I love that the hands of the watch are veins/or synapses! Brilliant} Continue reading

Toast, Tires & Tabbies
January 25, 2010, 6:00 am
Filed under: Digital Photos, Life

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Currently Reading…
January 22, 2010, 6:00 am
Filed under: Currently Reading

Dark Passage by David Goodis © 1999
Synopsis: Vincent Parry, sentenced to life in San Quentin for the murder of his wife, escapes in an attempt to prove his innocence by discovering just who framed him. Harbored by a woman he doesn’t trust, a fugitive from justice in the depths of despair, Parry is forced to take a nightmarish gamble in an attempt to hide his identity from the Law… *Made into a feature film by Warner Bros., starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall and Agnes Moorehead, in 1947.

Comments: Dark Passage is my favorite Humphrey Bogart movie and definitely in my top ten Film Noir favorites. I was excited to find this book because it costs a small fortune online (most likely because it is an import), PLUS it’s the first (and only) time the book has had a rerelease since it’s original 1946 printing. It’s one of those great ‘escape’-type reads that goes quicker than you want it to. I really enjoyed the book because it contained several scenes that didn’t make it to the film adaption. Highly recommended, if you can find it. Continue reading

Currently Listening To…Part 2
January 21, 2010, 6:00 am
Filed under: Music

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Currently Listening To…Part 1
January 20, 2010, 6:00 am
Filed under: Music

I‘ve been buying so much music lately that I’ve had to break this post up into 2 parts. LOTS of good stuff! Enjoy!

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January 19, 2010, 10:00 pm
Filed under: Food

Okay, for those who asked for the Parmesan meatloaf recipe, here it is:

Parmesan Meat Loaf
Combine 1 1/2 pounds ground beef, 1 large egg, 1 grated onion, 1/2 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley, 1/2 cup bread crumbs, 1/2 cup grated Parmesan, 1/4 cup tomato paste; season with salt and pepper. On a foil-lined baking sheet, form the mixture into an 8-inch loaf. Bake at 400º F until cooked through, 40 to 50 minutes.

Okay, I made a few adjustments and it turned out PERFECT. The best meatloaf I’ve ever made: First off, I totally forgot to add the egg, but it didn’t seem to make a difference (not dry). Maybe because I used that 93% Lean ground beef (which tasted ‘smoother’ than the other kind). I used Progresso brand Garlic & Herb bread crumbs, DiGiorno brand parmesan, Hunt’s tomato paste (one small can is roughly 1/4…fyi) and instead of grating an onion, I used Continue reading

Protected: Subtext
January 18, 2010, 3:15 pm
Filed under: Life

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