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Birth-Songs

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So the most recent Facebook chain-letter thing is asking me about the #1 song in America when I was born. Considering I’m 35, this means I’m sure the song is disco-related.

After a quick Wikipedia search, I learned that my song is “Disco Lady” by Johnnie Taylor.

And to think if my parents got busy a few months earlier, I could have been Love Rollercoaster. 😦

But I didn’t want to stop there. I was curious to know what the nation’s top song was when I was conceived. I know it would be next-to-impossible to find out when that actually happened, but for the sake of discussion let’s pretend it took place exactly 9 months earlier from my birth date.

What did I end up with?

Considering my parents split up less than a decade afterward, Captain & Tennille were wrong on this one.

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January 5, 2012 at 4:16 pm

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Discounting This Promotion

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So earlier today I heard some business pimping its “tax rebate” sale. Basically, the store will pay your sales tax.

Is it really worth it to buy airtime over a promotion that amounts to a 7 percent discount? I remember years ago when I worked a few weeks at a store that was going out of business. Customers would come up with their discounted items and would be bewildered when their “10 percent off” products didn’t result in a lower price. How quickly we forget about that good ol’ sales tax.

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January 3, 2012 at 4:38 pm

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It’s The End Of The World As We Know It … Depending On Who’s Elected

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No matter who wins this year’s presidential election, can we please refrain from any, “OMG the Mayans were right about the end of the world happening at year’s end” comments?

I promise not to use this line if you promise not to use this line.

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January 1, 2012 at 4:21 pm

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New Year’s Eve 2011

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Last night, much like 13 of the previous 14 New Year’s Eves, the better half and I stayed home, got Chinese/Italian take-out and watched movies.

I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Neither one of us has been a fan of December 31, and this was even before we met. We just don’t have any desire to deal with a bunch of drunk, obnoxious assholes in public — we deal with that enough already.

So what did we watch? First up was “Shutter Island.” It was OK; I knew what was going to happen at the end. Extremeley overrated and a bit on the long side, in my opinion, but perfectly acceptable.

Next up was, “The New World.” Holy wow was this movie terrible. Less than 15 minutes into this three-hour flick I was seriously thinking of turning it off, which NEVER happens. Guess it was one of those instances where I had the thing on so I might as well get the viewing experience over with.

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January 1, 2012 at 9:12 am

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How About Driving Over To More Healthier Food Options?

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So last night was a trip to Walmart. Yeah, you think I’m not coming back from that place with yet another observation of our society?

Its’ always fun to witness a Walmart Hoveround Convoy and take note at the products in the baskets of each respective vehicle. Let’s just say these people don’t make too many trips to the produce section. Although I do understand why PepsiCo makes quite the profit.

Too bad these things don’t have hydraulics installed on them (yet), or else I could made a “Nothing but a G Thang” reference as well.

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September 17, 2011 at 10:03 am

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Nobody Likes A Playa Hater

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So there was some recent family controversy caused by yours truly. Here’s the skinny.

My one niece is of high-school age and does the band thing. In a few weeks there is going to be some band competition with her school and some other schools in the region. Now Mrs. kkk and her mother attend these stupid functions all the time; I do not. As the better half was texting her niece — let’s call her “Peggy” in this instance — Peggy asks Mrs. kkk if our nephew from my brother-in-law’s family will be attending the event, and if he is not attending if he could be asked.

Now this text exchange occurred as the better half and I were driving home from work, so I was being told of these texts in real time. Of course, the first thing to come out of my mouth was, “I wonder which of Peggy’s friends she’s trying to hook up with “Jake” (the nephew)?” Mrs. kkk scoffed at this notion, but as it began to sink in I think she realized Peggy was using her as a go-between for match-making purposes. What other reason could there be? Oh, I forgot to mention that earlier this year some of Peggy’s friends looked at a picture of Jake and said he was “hot.”

Yeah, I don’t sense ANYTHING fishy with this.

Now here is where it gets funny. Mrs. kkk sent a text to Jake’s father — let’s call him “Steve” in this instance — asking if Jake is available whatever day this battle of the bands was to take place. I can’t remember what the better half added in the text, but it included a mention that she thought Peggy may be trying to set Jake up with one of her friends. For whatever reason, Steve went off his rocker over this, which is hilarious because from the stories I’ve heard Steve was quite the man-whore in his day.

Well after a day or two, Mrs. kkk sent a text back to Peggy and also made a passing comment about why Peggy wanted Jake there at this event. This of course resulted in no response of any kind back from Peggy — guess she had to call an emergency meeting with her other friends and try to plan another way to get this hunk of man meat over to hook up with one (or more!) of Peggy’s friends.

Do I take great pride in starting this chain of events? You bet I do.

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September 16, 2011 at 9:49 am

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Bath Night

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So last night Bella got a little somethin-somethin on her hindquarters matted in her fur. When the better half and I couldn’t get it out via washcloth/brush, we took the nuclear option.

If you remember the “Crocodile Hunter,” the cats’ bathing routine is something like when Steve Irwin and pals would handle one of those reptiles. I do the pinning/containment and the better half does the washing. It’s actually a pretty good system.

The highlight of the whole ordeal was Max sitting outside the bathroom door crying during all this — until he saw Bella, realized what was going on and took off like a bat out of hell.

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September 15, 2011 at 1:50 pm

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