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I have a few, but for a funny one, I go back to when my daughter was 3 and I was driving a little faster than I should have. When the cop pulled me over, I explained to him that I was late picking up my daughter from day care and that they charge for each minute she is there past 6pm. I explained that I was paying attention to traffic but was wanting to ensure that I didn't have any surprises from my wife if I were late picking up my daughter. He understood, told me to drive slower next time and let me go.
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I do. Just not the best experience overall, especially for larger ones. It appears from your view that Pitchfork is still good, which is nice for a festival. I went to Austin City Limits last October (still way behind in my write up/blogging about it) and it was cool to finally attend, but it was just too crowded and the set lists were so short for all but the headlining bands (most got 1 hour or less, headliners were 2 hours for most). With most major tours skipping Utah and with no festivals here, I would have to travel to attend, which adds to the cost and it's just not worth it in the end. I'm open to going to ACL again, but I really have to weigh the options. RiotFest was another I wanted to go to, but I don't know how well the bands I want to see there are represented and how long their set lists are.
Toggle Commented Jul 20, 2015 on Palooza... at kapgar
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Ok, I watched both commercials. The razor one above is the most brazen. The shower one was more coy in it's message.
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I tell you, those proximity clauses are the deal breakers for me. I mean, I like the idea of a festival to see a lot of your favorite bands, even if their set lists are a fraction of the time they have to perform, compared to if they did a show at a local club or venue. I've only been to one Lolla. That was in 1992 when it was a traveling show and I made it to one day in Phoenix. It was fun. They came to Utah in 1995 with Alice in Chains performing, but due to a prior commitment, I wasn't able to go. I was bummed as it would have been my only chance to have seen the band with Layne Staley.
Toggle Commented Jul 20, 2015 on Palooza... at kapgar
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Changes, they are a-happening.
Toggle Commented Jul 20, 2015 on Adult... at kapgar
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Awesome. Sounds like it was a great time. Did Eric go with you?
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I know the Dr Pepper that Samuel talks about above. It's really good and goes back to the days when I was a kid when they still put real sugar in sodas and not this High Fructose Corn Syrup B.S. I had to mostly give up soda years ago, and Dr Pepper was one of my favorites. I used to drink two 32 oz refill mugs a day for a long time until my doctor told me that it was the cause of a kidney stone. So like that, I quit drinking all soda. I do have a Sprite with my Crown Royal every so often, but soda is a rare thing for me. In fact, we can have a 12 pack in the house and it lasts a good 6 months, mostly given to guests when they come over.
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I have it on my Netflix list to watch, but still haven't yet. And I've got quite a few other shows to get caught up with before that one makes it to the "watch now" place in the queue.
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Sickness can hang on for weeks. I had a cold that still tries to find it's way back to me in the form of a cough and sore throat every 5-7 days. Hope you are feeling better now.
Toggle Commented Jul 7, 2015 on Suck... at kapgar
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Windows 98? And I thought anything in the retail world that runs XP was behind the mark. I found one system some time ago that ran Windows 2000. That still has 98 beat. As for those stuck at Leopard and/or Tiger, how old are these systems? I had an iMac 17" from 2006 that won't run anything newer than Lion. I've helped a few people recently that were at Snow Leopard level. And I have an older Power Mac G4 that still runs Leopard (which I had to use a program called Leopard Assist to get it to install, otherwise it would run nothing newer than Tiger)
Toggle Commented Jul 7, 2015 on Waiting... at kapgar
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Branded by your son. Now that's an honor, even it was sunscreen related.
Toggle Commented Jul 6, 2015 on Marked... at kapgar
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Happy blogiversary to you. And so many great things happened along the way in your life, including Nathan and his inclusion into your regular blog posts. I applaud you for 10 years (and longer) and look forward to getting caught up with your blog. And use inspiration to make better attempts at regular blogging over on BL and ABV (as a start)
Toggle Commented Jun 26, 2015 on 10 Years... at kapgar
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Yes! this day has been coming for a long time now. Equality wins in the end.
Toggle Commented Jun 26, 2015 on LEGAL... at kapgar
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Congrats to the Blackhawks. And to Dave2 for his graphic creation.
Toggle Commented Jun 19, 2015 on BLACKHAWKS... at kapgar
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Obviously forgiven here.
Toggle Commented Jun 11, 2015 on Zzz... at kapgar
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I didn't watch, but I refreshed my sport news feed on Yahoo to see the result last Sat night. 37 years is a great dry spell to break.
Toggle Commented Jun 11, 2015 on Pharaoh... at kapgar
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I really like the new design. And reading this from the kapgar.com site.
Toggle Commented Jun 10, 2015 on Redidded... at kapgar
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Yes, that's pretty lame they couldn't just give you a day pass. I expect more from a Hilton property.
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Oh sweet. That means I'm not that out of touch with new changes.
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I have downloaded this app and installed it, but haven't used it yet. The one I've been using is Evernote Scannable. Similar in the basic functionality and crop options. Plus it supports the iPad. Not sure if Lens is compatible with iPad.
Toggle Commented Jun 9, 2015 on Lens... at kapgar
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Yay for the return. As an also ran, when did you change your blog theme? I really like it. Very clean, easy to navigate and still colorful.
Toggle Commented Jun 9, 2015 on Bitting... at kapgar
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First off, agree with you on that Tears For Fears song. Love it. Brings back so many memories (which I think I blogged about some time ago, album specific). As for the lacking, you've seen my blog the last couple of months. I still get ideas for posts and have ambitions of getting caught up with the podcast episodes. There's a post that explains some of my lacking. So for me, I don't judge at all. I just understand.
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Shocking that they have free wifi in the lobby but no where else in the hotel? From the reply of the front desk person, it sounds like they are holding it hostage to extract more money from visitors, regardless of how they got there. For a Hilton property, they need to be more consistent. Like Hampton and Garden Inn locations all have free wifi, even for visitors that aren't staying in a room.
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Yeah, I have removed a few after watching an episode or two. Most are suggestions from others. Like my friend Kris and I go for drinks and he's "Have you seen [insert show name]?" and I'm "nope, but let me add it to my list." Also, read Dave2's blog and you get an even larger list of shows to add. So some culling takes place, but with Netflix, HBO, Amazon Prime and broadcast channels, there's a ton of them that look interesting.
Toggle Commented May 28, 2015 on -ish-ish... at kapgar
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Click through, click bait, pop up pages that prevent me from reading the page without trying to find that small little X that's so greyed out that even my reading glasses don't help me easily find it. For blogs, it's nice to read the post to see if it's something I want to comment on. If I do, then I click through. But I'd like to be my choice not the content provider/site. Defeats the whole purpose of an RSS feed.
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