Kirkkitsch’s Blog

Spook Houses
October 31, 2011, 8:00 pm
Filed under: Holidays, Spooky Stuff

The Huffington Post did a great piece about Haunted Attractions (click the hyperlink to be taken to the article). These were my three favorites. How scary do they look?!! I especially love the Headless Horseman one in New York!!

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Halloween Night
October 31, 2011, 6:00 pm
Filed under: Holidays

Weird Wallpapers
October 31, 2011, 6:01 am
Filed under: Holidays, Spooky Stuff

Just wanted to show you some of my iPad wallpapers that I’ve collected from online. A lot of them are from a blog entitled John’s Forbidden Planet, but some were discovered by doing a Google image search for “HD autumn wallpaper”, “HD Wolf Man wallpaper”, etc. The key is “HD”.

Alos, here are a couple of FLickr accounts of people who upload wonderfully retro images all the time: PopKulture and LORAC!. Go crazy! I did! Continue reading

Your Halloween Soundtrack…Courtesy of KDFC
October 31, 2011, 6:00 am
Filed under: Music, Spooky Stuff

Tune in all day today to hear a countdown of the Top 10 Halloween pieces! Click the image above to be taken to the site and their various forms of ways to listen to them live: On your desktop, via iTunes, Windows Media Player, digital cable, assorted Apple devices and more! All 10 will play sequentially at 9PM (PDT): 7PM (CDT) Continue reading

Watched Vol.16
October 28, 2011, 6:00 am
Filed under: Movies, Reviews

The Lady and The Monster (AKA Hypnos)- I’ve had this film in my NetFlix queue for some time now, saving it for when I was in the mood for a 40’s-era horror flick. Well, last weekend during a thunderstorm was the right time.

First off, a quick synopsis of the film: A millionaire’s brain is preserved after his death, and telepathically begins to take control of those around him.

I’d never seen this movie before, which is always exciting to me. I still love ‘discovering’ films of the 40’s, 70’s and 80’s, though as time marches on, it gets harder and harder. Continue reading

Currently Reading…
October 27, 2011, 6:00 am
Filed under: Books, Currently Reading

Some seasonal favorites sitting around the house:

It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown [Read-Along Book & Record] © 1978
The Witch Next Door by Norman Bridwell © 1965
The Witch’s Vacation by Norman Bridwell © 1973

Jughead Double Digest: October © 2011
Synopsis: When Gladys tells Jughead he looks like teen vampire heartthrob, Basil Loverton, he wants to know more about the new movie craze. Taking it as a compliment, he plays into it on his date with her the next night. Unfortunately, Gladys isn’t the only one who thinks Jughead looks like her idol and a mob of fans swarm poor Juggie like wild animals. He manages to get away but must end his tortured romance before it even begins – just like a teen vampire!
Comments: From time to time (usually in the Fall and Winter), I’ll be seduced by an Archie comic at the checkout. Damn you, impulse buy! I only see them on occasion and usually it’s at one of the Tom Thumb stores. They’re a nice fluffy read while taking a bath, eating lunch or killing time during errands. Of course, this one enticed me because it was Halloween and this issue has a ‘vampire’ story in it. Continue reading

Paper Romance by Groove Armada
October 26, 2011, 6:00 am
Filed under: Music

Watched Vol.15
October 25, 2011, 6:00 am
Filed under: Movies, Reviews

Gnomeo & Juliet– Cute, cute, cute! First off, I didn’t realize that this movie was the premiere film of Elton John’s film company (Rocket Pictures). I kinda figured Elton had some kind of stake in it, since both the score and the soundtrack borrowed from his vast library of popular songs.

If you’re familiar with the story of Romeo & Juliet, then you know the premise of Gnomeo & Juliet…but told with lawn gnomes. Of course, being a ‘family’ film, this one has a happier ending than the original.

First off, I know this is totally weird, and even *I* don’t understand where this is coming from, but ever since I saw the trailer/posters for this movie, I thought that Gnomeo was…sexy. What? I dunno! I seriously don’t know what it is that I find ‘sexy’ about a computer-animated garden gnome, but I do. I initially thought maybe it was some kind of transference, via the person who does the voice. THEN I saw who did the voice (James McAvoy) and that was definitely NOT the case. Is it the button nose? Is it the beard? Is it the stocky body? Who friggin’ knows. I’m stumped. But I digress. Continue reading

Currently Listening To…
October 24, 2011, 6:00 am
Filed under: Music

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3 Things…
October 21, 2011, 6:00 am
Filed under: 3 Things..., Food, Life

Being Human
Comments: I’ve seen this title at Target in the past and often wondered about it. I had no idea that it was originally a British show (2008) and that there had been an American version made (2011). If you’re unfamiliar with the series, it’s about a vampire, a werewolf, and a ghost sharing an apartment in Bristol, England. As with most things, I prefer to see the original before I watch the imitation (The Office, etc.). So far I am really enjoying the British version and I feel like the main characters are well represented. I’ve since seen the cast of the American version and I’m not sold on the guy who plays the werewolf. Sure, he was great in Detroit Rock City, but I’m not sure I buy him as a werewolf.
Hamburger Helper: Tomato Basil Penne
Comments: I have been married to the Lasagna version for as long as I can remember. I remember my grandmother’s favorite was the Cheeseburger, which I ate, but personally never really cared for. Well, I think I’ve found my new favorite. It’s basically the Lasagna with a little more flavor and different pasta. I just wish it was a little easier to find. The Kroger here doesn’t seem to carry it, just Tom Thumb.
Safeway Select Lemonade Fruit Bars
Comments: Oh man, I am LOVING these things! They’re the Tom Thumb (AKA Randall’s/Safeway) store brand and they are GOOD! They also make a Lime and a Strawberry. I bought the Lime, but it’s a little too acidic for my taste.