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Mental Goulash XVIV
April 27, 2010, 6:00 am
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• Remember Tang? Though I’m not a big orange-flavor fan, I do like the occasional orange juice and/or Sunny Delight. However, after reuniting with Tang recently, I LOVE it. Seriously. Why anyone would buy Sunny Delight when they could make their own is beyond me. It is SO damn good. On a side note: I miss Grape Tang, but just bought P some Strawberry Tang. Go figure. Also, even if you don’t like to DRINK it, put some in the detergent reservoir of your dishwasher and it will rid it of excess lime and rust buildup. Yep! Lemonade Kool-Aid will do the same too. As long as it has citric acid in it. Continue reading

Mental Goulash XVIII
April 7, 2010, 6:00 am
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• Having a craving for pancakes a few nights ago, I opted to go to the grocery store instead of IHOP. That’s where I found Batter Blaster. Batter Blaster is premixed (the word ‘organic’ seems to be a selling point) ORGANIC pancake batter in a pressurized can (think Reddi-Wip). I loved the novelty of the concept, so I bought some and headed home. My verdict: Good, but I’ve had better. I thought the pancakes, though fluffy in appearance, were too easily flattened while cooking. You know, when you flip it and then you kind press on the pancake to make sure it’s thoroughly cooked (i.e. no batter oozes out), it flattened like a crepe! Plus, the pancakes burned REALLY easily. No golden brown here! Continue reading

Mental Goulash XVII
March 12, 2010, 6:00 am
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• Celebrity
Corey Haim’s Untimely Death- Yes, I, unlike so many others, were really not all that surprised to hear the manner in which he passed away. And even though I wasn’t surprised he OD’ed, it is sad, as he was a collective part of my childhood pop culture (Silver Bullet, Lucas, The Lost Boys). However, I must be one of the few gay men out there who just never got the appeal. I can see how girls would find him cute (it’s an appeal that spans generations: the “non-threatening boy” fixation) and I suppose I can see how my gay contemporaries found him appealing too, though I never did. I found him too (physically) boyish and too femmy. R.I.P.
– The Oscars– I watched the Oscars, in their entirety, for the first time in nearly 2 decades. I’m generally NOT an awards show person. At all. And even though I love movies, I’ve never been very interested in most of the ones that win awards, thus making them ‘mandatory viewing.’ This year I was invited over to a friend’s house to watch them and we made an evening out of it. We filled out ballots (wagering $5 each) had snacks and had our own running commentary on the actors, actresses et al. It was a lot of fun. Continue reading

Mental Goulash XVI
February 2, 2010, 6:00 am
Filed under: Mental Goulash, Rants

I have several little rants to get off my chest, then tomorrow, we can move on to more secular ones (so to speak).

• As you may or may not know, I’m no child advocate. I don’t eat them or lure them to my gingerbread house (anymore), but as a rule, I’m not a kid fan. This isn’t to say that I wish them harm (often), I just don’t like them in a box. I do not like them with a fox. I do not like them in a house. I do not like them with a mouse. You get the idea. It’s like that old joke about lawyers: What do you call 100 lawyers at the bottom of the ocean? A good start. Insert ‘children’ for lawyers and you get the picture.
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Mental Goulash XV
January 15, 2010, 6:00 am
Filed under: Mental Goulash

I‘m sure you’ve been wondering: “I wonder what’s rockin’ Kirk’s world these days? (besides the usual…*wink*)” Well, wonder no more! I’ve compiled a short list of my latest interests:

• Well, I was going to blog about the new Bounce Dryer Bar, which I just bought last night. HOWEVER, I’ve read several reviews online that said the bar broke apart in their dryer and/or left white marks on their darker-colored fabrics. I’m still gonna give it a shot. I love the idea that it eliminates the constant adding/removing of the traditional dryer sheet. We’ll see. I’ll keep you posted. P.s. Even though the site says “satisfaction guaranteed,” I’ve talked to some people who basically got the brush off when they called about the fact that the product broke up and/or left white streaks on darker-colored fabrics, so buyer beware (they offered coupons on other Bounce products but no refund OR even a replacement). I’m still gonna give it a try, but I’m not holding my breath that they’ll do anything about it, should it prove troublesome (like most big companies today: they got your money, you’re SOL). Continue reading

Don’t Beam Me Up, Scotty. I’ll Use My Jetpack.
January 12, 2010, 6:00 am
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So, one of the few things I’ve done in the last few days is read. I just finished reading the 1957 short story by George Langelaan, The Fly. Yep, the same fly on which the movie(s) were based. It wasn’t necessarily an intentional read, as it was part of a compilation of other short horror stories, but thoroughly entertaining just the same.

I’ve always enjoyed the films (The Fly: 1958, Return of the Fly: 1969 { OMG, is Brett Halsey not the hottest fuckin’ thing in that movie?! SIGH } and Curse of the Fly: 1965), but had never taken the time to read the story on which they were based. Naturally, being a fan of the 1958 version, I envisioned all the same actors & actresses while reading the original short story. Continue reading

Mental Goulash XIV
August 5, 2009, 6:00 am
Filed under: Mental Goulash

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