Kirkkitsch’s Blog

You Load 16 Tons, What Do You Get?
September 28, 2012, 6:00 am
Filed under: Books, Life, Movies

That’s right: another day older and deeper in debt. Being that today is my 42nd birthday (the weird thing is that I still don’t “feel old”…maybe some day), I did some thrift store/pawn shop shoppin’ (only the best for me!). No one can birthday on the cheap like I can! Here’s what I found (with the exception of the Ghost Story series, which I ordered from the Warner Bros. site).

Picture Book of Saints © 1979
Comments: I may not be Catholic, but I’ve always thought the saints were interesting. I have a statue of St. Francis in my backyard, and a St. Christopher medal in my car (given to me by my Catholic-raised dad). Should prove to be some interesting reading. Plus, I love buying the candles with the saints on them at my grocery store. Hey, they might actually do what they say. Why not?
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury © 1982
Comments: One of my favorite books (movies) + I love the cover of this ’50th Anniversary Edition’
Wicked: A Pretty Little Liars Novel by Sara Shepard © 2009
Comments: As you know, I LOVE the TV series, so I figured I’d read the books…well, some of them anyway.
Owl At Home by Arnold Lobel © 1975
Comments: I love owls. So, with the super-adorable illustrations inside this book, I was SOLD. And for a mere 69¢, how can I lose? Can’t wait to read it. Continue reading

3 Things…
September 24, 2012, 6:00 am
Filed under: 3 Things..., Life

Dawn Pineapple Hawaiian Breeze Dishwashing Liquid
Comments: Oh man! FINALLY! If you love the scent of pineapple, like I do, then you will like this new scent from Dawn. I recently read a very dramatic review of this product, by some mommie who has to “rush to wash the dishes” because the smell was just too much for her tender lil’ system to process. WHAT-EVER. You know what, if you don’t like the scent, why-the-fuck would you buy it in the first place? Am I the only one who unscrews the cap with my tough little hands, IN THE STORE, and stands there and smell-tests all the scents BEFORE I choose one? Geezus. I have zero patience for pussies. SO, if you’re not a pussy and you like the scent of pineapple, definitely grab this one while you can. I’ve already heard that it’s getting harder to find. Continue reading

It’s That Time of The Season…
September 21, 2012, 6:00 am
Filed under: Holidays, Spooky Stuff

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Pickin’ à la King
September 20, 2012, 6:00 am
Filed under: Books, Spooky Stuff

I recently stumbled across the cover art for Stephen King’s latest book, Joyland, which is slated for a June 2013 release. Joyland is about a college student who takes a job as a carny at a North Carolina amusement park and becomes caught up with a vicious murderer and a dying child. Continue reading

The Great Pumpkin Came Early!
September 19, 2012, 6:00 am
Filed under: Spooky Stuff, Television

As you may or may not know by now, I don’t have cable or even local TV; no cable because I overpaid for it for years and never watched it, and no converter box because I don’t want to pay for it. So, if I’m ever whisked away in one of Texas’ notorious tornados, you’ll know why: I don’t watch the local news.

I do however, have streaming NetFlix, which I LOVE. For $8 a month, it can’t be beat…though I hear tales of a streaming RedBox is in the works. We’ll see. A lot of people bitch about there not being as much NEW, and I mean brand, spanking NEW content…and too much “old” content. Well, personally, that’s exactly one of the reasons I love it. It has lots of out of print (and often times, not even available in any format, be it VHS or DVD) movies that I like. Lots of 80’s, B movies and Film Noir. I guess I’m just not one of those people that’s all that wrapped up in having the new release du jour ready and available the hot second it hits the ground running.

Although I don’t really watch television, I do keep abreast of what’s new, in the public vernacular, etc. and have my favorites accordingly. Most of the time, it’s stuff that premieres during the Fall season, that I’m anxious to see…but not enough to watch it via the computer. So I wait. I patiently wait until they’re released to DVD -OR- premiere on streaming NetFlix. Most recently, seasons 1 and 2 of Pretty Little Liars became available and I went gaga over it. I know what I like, even if I haven’t actually seen it yet…if that makes any sense. Continue reading

Vito: Veni, Vidi, Bitchy
September 18, 2012, 6:00 am
Filed under: Clippings, Pop Culture

Say what you will, but I have never been a big fan of drag. I realize it’s a staple of the gay subculture, but it’s just way too sassy/bitchy for my tastes. And yes, I realize that it all began with Stonewall. Oy. BOY! Do I remember. Anyway, this said, I admit that I do find the process fascinating. I’ve watched my fair share of seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race, mesmerized by the costume challenges; i.e. each contestant given the challenge of creating an outfit out of Christmas decorations, thrift store finds and/or window treatments. I can’t sew to save my life, but I sit there spellbound by what these people can create out of nothing. Sometimes the creativity is astounding. Continue reading

Pocket Lent-ils
September 17, 2012, 6:00 am
Filed under: Food

Well, as I mentioned on Facebook, I am about to embark on eating something GOOD for me (for a change). A co-worker was recently singing the praises of lentils and their cholesterol-lowering powers; apparently once eaten, they cling to fat content from other foods and get flushed out of your system. They’re also a good source of protein and fiber. And even though I wouldn’t know a lentil if I saw one, I looked them up and they seem palatable. For some reason, I pictured them having a lima bean taste, but from what I’ve read, that may not be the case. And even though I am NOT a big bean fan (do jelly beans count? Probably not.), I can handle them in soups and such, so they’re not completely out of the question. Continue reading

Life Hacks for Real Life
September 14, 2012, 6:00 am
Filed under: Clippings, Life

I stumbled across this recently whilst doin’ a Google image search and thought some of the ideas were incredibly clever. Some I’d seen, some were new to me. Thought I would share. Enjoy!

Little Miss Chatterbox Gets Schooled
September 13, 2012, 6:00 am
Filed under: Dirty Birdy

While at work a few days ago, a customer came in and began talking the ear off one of the employees. They talked for so long (45 minutes) that I just assumed they knew each other. I’d overheard the woman say she wanted to buy a $100 gift card, so either way, I didn’t want to interrupt. Eventually my shift ended and I needed to clock out…but the woman was still talking to my co-worker, whom I wanted to alert to the fact that I was leaving.

I gathered my stuff from my locker and noticed that I’d received some text messages, one being from my friend April, who’d sent me a picture of her cat, Tibby, taking a nap with his favorite toy. It was too cute not to share. BIG mistake. In my giddiness, I showed the picture to the chatty customer, who was now FINALLY checking out. And that began the Indiana Jones-sized ball rolling. Continue reading

It’s Soup!
September 12, 2012, 6:00 am
Filed under: Food

With the weather FINALLY kinda cooling down, combined with setting the store for Autumn & Halloween, I’ve been in a Fall mood and that can only mean one thing: It’s soup season!

I love a good soup and it seems like I’ve been finding an abundance of good ones lately. In addition to making the Loaded Baked Potato soup that I’ve blogged about in the past, I’ve also recently purchased (and loved): Continue reading