Kirkkitsch’s Blog

3 Things…
August 27, 2012, 6:00 am
Filed under: 3 Things..., Food

Crystal Light Mocktail Drink Mixes
Comments: As you know, a friend turned me onto Mio water enhancer and I love it. Well, another friend recently introduced me to Crystal Light’s new line of ‘Mocktail’ drink mixes! Yep, it’s all your favorite adult beverage flavors sans the alcohol! So far I’ve tried Margarita, Mojito and Appletini, all of which I like (though Margarita is my favorite). Now I just need to try the Peach Bellini (bet it’s awesome!) and Pomtini (pomegranate martini).

Ziploc VersaGlass Storage Containers
Comments: Though I own a Tupperware microwave rice cooker (and love it; it makes perfect rice every time!), I’m one of those old ladies that still prefers glass containers. And that’s why I was happy to see an affordable glass container alternative from Ziploc. They come in all sizes and assorted colors (lids). Naturally, I chose the orange. In addition to being glass, durable and reusable, they are also very versatile in the sense that they are made from VersaGlass, which can be frozen, microwaved, baked (in the oven) and are dishwater safe. Nice!

V-8 Potato Leek Soup
Comments: I happened upon this soup on the clearance rack at Target, for a mere $1.50. I bought it on a whim, but had I known how delicious and fresh-tasting it would be, I would have definitely bought more. Though I normally don’t ‘do’ soup and/or hot beverages until late Fall, Winter, I did try this recently and I’m hooked! Would definitely be a good complement to some toasted sourdough bread. In addition, next time I may top off the soup with a little shredded cheese and some chives. Perfection.

Watching. Vol.24
August 23, 2012, 6:00 am
Filed under: Movies, Reviews

I rented 3 movies from RedBox lately. I’ll keep my reviews brief:

Intruders– I LOVE me some Clive Owen. I do…although I can’t say I’ve seen anything he’s been in since 2009’s The International, which I enjoyed. However, I do have Killer Elite in my NetFlix queue. Hard to believe he’s 47; he hasn’t aged a day IMO.

Premise: Two children living in different countries are visited nightly by a faceless being who wants to take possession of them. Continue reading

Feeling Low? Reach for the Hi-Fi
August 22, 2012, 6:00 am
Filed under: Life, Music

There’s a channel on satellite radio, called Escape. I’m not sure what genre of music this would be considered, but I find it very soothing. I wouldn’t classify it exactly as ‘muzak’ though. I’d describe it as very Stepford Wives meets 70’s dentist’s waiting room. It might even be considered Lawrence Welk-esque, but since I haven’t seen the show since the 70’s, I’m not really sure.

I remember falling in love with the sound, back around the mid 90’s, when I would buy old, used records at thrift stores and used book stores. I bought them for the covers and eventually ended up actually listening to them and liking what I heard. I learned to love the likes of Henry Mancini, Ray Conniff and Jackie Gleason and His Orchestra. All I know is that all the covers are very great, very Hi-Fi-licious and definitely the end of an era. Continue reading

Lullaby Love
August 13, 2012, 6:00 am
Filed under: Music

I can’t stop listening to this mashup!! Don’t say I didn’t warn you…

It’s Hot As Balls Inside!!
August 3, 2012, 6:00 am
Filed under: Life

Well, as you may or may not know, the temperatures this week have been between 105º-107º. Naturally, the week before was just as bad AND… wait for it… my home A/C decides to go out on me. I discovered that it had stopped working last Saturday, when I got home from work and walked into a sauna on the surface of the sun. Poor Chumley was standing in the doorway of the kitchen in her slip, which was ironically very reminiscent of that scene from Cat On A Hot Tin Roof. I said “Maggie, is that you?”, but she just made a sarcastic fart noise and walked away. Typical.

So, naturally, being broke, having JUST been paid the day before and spending it all on bills, I had to wait before I could call the A/C company for an appointment. Continue reading