Kirkkitsch’s Blog

Evolution of a Fast Food Icon + Retro Crunch
August 26, 2010, 6:00 am
Filed under: Food, Pop Culture

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Hot Hot Hot!!!
August 24, 2010, 6:00 am
Filed under: Music

I hate summer, but I love this song.

School of Design 2
August 23, 2010, 6:00 am
Filed under: Homework, Lost 'n Found

Here are a few more school supply “necessities” I found.

• These B&W composition books were just 10¢ at Staples!! What?! If you buy more than 3, they’re 50¢ each. I paced myself and only got 3
• Classic black & white check. Throw in a hot pink sticker and it’s the eighties all over again!
• These metallic-covered composition books had great overlapping designs. I love how they’re so cool they don’t even need to spell out the word “composition”
• Metallic-covered “comp book” #2 (also from Staples)
Urban Outfitters had these great spiral notebooks. The peanut butter one says “you’re the peanut butter to my jelly.” They also had another one that said “I love you more than french fries.
• Another beautiful Alice in Wonderland-themed notebook from Urban Outfitters

School of Design
August 20, 2010, 6:00 am
Filed under: Homework, Lost 'n Found

It’s time for back to school and that can only mean one thing: school supplies!! As you know, I am seriously addicted to school supplies. Always have been. I was one of those weirdo kids that was in heaven, when it came time to shop for binders, folders, spirals, composition books, etc. I am a sucker for bright colors and good design. Combine the two and you can forget about seeing me for a few hours. These are the designs of my finds this year. Continue reading

OMG, There IS One Constant: Ignorance
August 19, 2010, 6:00 am
Filed under: Rants

I had to share this with you. This is the new donut/bagel place that just opened up down the street. My neighbors and I were cracking up over the ridiculous name. And the scary part is, this isn’t the FIRST “OMG” place to open up in the area. In south Arlington there is a new “fashion jewelry” store called Omg Fashion Jewelry & Accessories.

And while I’m on the subject of Generation Duh, check out this pitiful article from the Associated Press: Wear wristwatch? Use e-mail? Not for Class of ’14

The saddest part is, the people responsible for “the list” write as if all these changes are good things. As if everyone else is the oddball and their the ones on the cutting edge. I’d laugh if it weren’t so sad and deluded. Hate to be labeled less than awesome, but you SHOULD know how to write in cursive. You SHOULD know who Dr. Jack Kevorkian, Dan Quayle and Rodney King are. I really hope that professors and teachers alike are not going to take to heart:

“Being aware of the generation gap helps professors craft lesson plans that are more meaningful…”

That sounds like catering to ignorance. Make them do research and FIND OUT who Dan Quayle, etc. is.

And trust me, as much as they’d like for Gen X to “feel old” and/or out of touch, I don’t. Sorry. If anything, I feel SMART and comfortable in the knowledge that if there were a power outage, I’D still be able to function, not throw a tantrum and end up in a fetal position in the corner.

Quantum Kirk: Sundae, Bloody Sundae
August 18, 2010, 6:00 am
Filed under: Life, Quantum Kirk

When a response to an older personal ad that I’d placed online, garnered a reply, I was caught a little off guard. It’d been so long since I posted it that I’d forgotten all about it. The guy’s name was Reuben and he lived in a nearby city, thirty minutes away. He was in his early twenties, Hispanic and the manager of a McDonald’s.

We talked on the phone for a while before making plans to go to dinner and a movie. The plan was for him to meet me at my apartment, where we would carpool to the movie and then have dinner afterwards. Continue reading

Abbey Lincoln
August 17, 2010, 6:00 am
Filed under: Music

Courtesy of Lincoln, who died on August 14 aged 80, was an influential jazz singer and songwriter renowned for a raw and passionate style redolent of Billie Holiday, from whom she drew inspiration.

Launched as a seductive chanteuse – she was known as “the black Marilyn Monroe” – Abbey Lincoln cut records and acted in films in the 1950s and 1960s, when she was depicted on album covers in slinky dresses, and appeared briefly in a Jayne Mansfield film wearing the revealing gown worn by Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. She saw her career revive in the 1990s when she found success as a prolific songwriter. Continue reading

DVD Purchases
August 16, 2010, 6:00 am
Filed under: DVD Purchases, Movies

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If You Go Away
August 12, 2010, 6:00 am
Filed under: Music

Quantum Kirk: Table for Three
August 11, 2010, 6:00 am
Filed under: Life, Quantum Kirk

Continuing with my 0 for 0 dating way of life slump, I was more than a little excited when I met someone through the personals that I seemed to click with. We talked at length on the phone, as well as online. As it turned out, we were both big Morrissey fans, shared the same sense of humor, and we both liked to read. We made plans to meet for dinner at Pappadeux. I was really nervous. Not so much because I felt like this was fertile ground for romance, but more so because this guy could turn out to be something more…a potential friend. Continue reading