Kirkkitsch’s Blog


Poignant
August 25, 2013, 12:00 pm
Filed under: Pop Culture, Technology

Having Apple TV, from time to time, I check out what’s new on Vimeo. For those unfamiliar (I was), Vimeo is like YouTube for the art crowd. I’m forever discovering beautiful, interesting stuff there! This is one of my recent favorites:



Turning Over a New Leaf
October 2, 2012, 6:00 am
Filed under: Technology, Television

One of the gifts a friend gave me was The Leaf HDTV Indoor Antenna. As you know, until recently, I haven’t had TV reception of any kind (local or cable) for the last 8 years or so. I used to have cable, but I was paying $100 a month for something that I rarely watched and/or was not that dependable (as far as reception et al). Couple that with the fact that I did not want to pay for a converter box (and yes, I’m aware of the the govt.-issued $40 coupon program). My solution: AppleTV + streaming NetFlix. It works for me. Continue reading



3 Things…
June 13, 2012, 6:00 am
Filed under: 3 Things..., Food, Technology

Sundae Shoppe Lemonade Bars
Comments: I found these at Aldi’s for just $1.99 (box of 6)! There are 3 flavors in each box: Lemonade, Pink Lemonade and Strawberry Lemonade. They are SO amazing and have a good texture, unlike some popsicles/bars that have the consistency of frozen water. Highly recommended!

Fruit Punch Jell-O
Comments: I love Jell-O. Always have. So, when I saw that they’d brought back Fruit Punch flavor, of course I had to pick some up. An easy, cool treat when you need one. Plus, I think the new Madagascar movie looks fun. I can’t say that I own any of them on DVD, but they are a fun rental. The scene from the new trailer, with Marty (the zebra) dressed as a circus clown, with the whole rainbow afro, made me laugh out loud. I love Chris Rock. ( click the hyperlink to see said clip )

Targus Stylus
Comments: I receive coupons from the office supply store, Staples ALL-THE-TIME. Well, when I received one in the mail recently, I couldn’t resist: $10 Off a $10 or More Purchase. Heck yeah! So, I finally bought this stylus for my iPad/iPhone that I’d been wanting, AND I got it for just $2 (normally $12)! I’ve since found better bargains on eBay, but whatever the price, I am officially hooked on styluses… styli? Anyway, I use them all the time for everything from the ATM machine, to RedBox, to the grocery store pay pad. Highly recommended!



Pinterest
January 26, 2012, 6:00 am
Filed under: Pop Culture, Technology


Okay, I’ve had a Pinterest account for a while now, but until recently it was just a passing fancy that I would randomly check in on whenever I thought about it. HOWEVER, with everyone at work talking about it, I decided to play with it a little more. I initially just had one folder labeled ‘Eyecandy’, that I pinned everything into. Then everyone was telling me that THEY had theirs categorized by folder…so I created MORE folders and got organized. Then I added a few more pins, as I thought of things…then I saw some things others had pinned and I ‘repinned’ those…then I lost all control and now it is consuming my every waking moment!! LOL! But seriously, it is deliciously wicked (that sounded super-queer, didn’t it? I just heard it in my mind and thought “God, Kirk, that sounds so fruity”). It’s true though! ‘Delicious’ in the sense that I LOVE imagery and ‘wicked’ in the sense that it consumes me for hours at a time, as I think of more and more things. Continue reading



Ladybug
January 5, 2012, 6:00 am
Filed under: Pop Culture, Technology

I have fond memories of being dropped off at the gas station (across from the Safeway) and playing their tabletop version of this game. I loved it more than Pac-Man, though it’s basically the same thing, but instead of ghosts, you have a different insect nemesis each level, whom you try to avoid whilst eating the daisies (in lieu of dots). OMG, SO fun and addictive. Oh, and instead of fruit, the bonuses were assorted vegetables. Love it! Continue reading



Like Sand Through The Hourglass…
December 30, 2011, 6:00 am
Filed under: Clippings, Technology

A friend recently posted this fascinating article via Facebook, and I thought I would share it. I find it amazing that something I’ve never really thought twice about, is so beautiful. It really is, like the article says, like looking at snowflakes; no two are alike. You can read the full article here (for larger, more detailed photos). OR visit the scientist/inventor’s web site here. OR check out his book, A Grain of Sand, here. Breathtaking.

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Flippin’ the Bird
December 13, 2011, 6:00 am
Filed under: Newsstand, Technology

We’re all trained to power down our smartphones and leave our iPads in the car when we enter the theater. It’s common courtesy to the performers and the other patrons to not distract them with the chime of a new text message or by tapping wildly on our keypads during the show.

However, there are a handful of theaters and organizations who have decided to embrace the smartphone addicts of the world and create “tweet seats” – sections of seating encouraging the use of Twitter to discuss the show.

Surprisingly, it’s not movie theaters that are paving the way for a connected, interactive experience: it’s the more classical live theater and opera houses. Continue reading