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kapgar
Geneva, IL
Me, my blog, and I.
Interests: a little bit of everything.
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Totally agree.
Toggle Commented 5 hours ago on Resurgence... at kapgar
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All 702 pages of Ulysses S. Grant's two-volume Personal Memoirs are done! I am so happy to be done because I am now officially burned out on history and biography books as a result. I want nothing to do with... Continue reading
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One of the movies I recorded off HBO last weekend was Independence Day: Resurgence, the 2016 sequel to the 1996 original that I love dearly. I'm finally getting around to watching it and am currently about halfway through and... It's... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at kapgar
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It was a sad day yesterday for this coffee drinking fool. Those of you who follow me on social media already saw this either on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook along with requisite lamentation. But my beloved 20-year-old Bodum French press... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at kapgar
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As you know, I love comic books. But my love has waned lately to the point where I'm only subscribed to two comic books of which only one is released on a regular monthly schedule. For a point of reference,... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at kapgar
Some of their old stuff reminds me of a more serious Blink-182. It's good. And all their old stuff is on Spotify.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Tu(n)esday/MFS: Alkaline Trio... at kapgar
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A week ago, my BlogBrother Marty Mankins of Banal Leakage started a new feature called "My Favorite Song" in which he highlights his favorite song from a musician or band. I liked the idea a lot, so I asked him... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at kapgar
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Lots of people guessed a wind-up chicken. Lots of people guessed a wind-up egg. Guess what? It's both! But since I am a firm believer that the egg comes before the chicken, I'm giving the win to the egg crowd!... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at kapgar
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Tomorrow begins Distracted Driving Awareness Week in the State of Illinois. Nationwide, April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. But only Illinois has a week... apparently. I get the intent behind this observation and applaud it but more needs to be... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at kapgar
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Movies just haven't been a priority for Katie and I since the advent of Nathan. We'd like to see more; we just don't. It's not just going out to see them either. We don't check them out from the library... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2017 at kapgar
Aside from the few remaining record stores out there, the only companies that "embrace" music are Spotify, et al.
Toggle Commented Apr 22, 2017 on RSD... at kapgar
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It's not that I minded Smith and I probably would have given Capaldi a chance if I didn't get so burned out on Steven Moffat. I wanted nothing to do with it after he Smith run. Now Moffat is leaving and Marshall may or may not be coming in. I'll try it.
Toggle Commented Apr 22, 2017 on Doctor... at kapgar
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A good memory to have.
Toggle Commented Apr 22, 2017 on Grown-up... at kapgar
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It's not just a vinyl thing (although the exclusives may be) but it's a celebration of indie record stores moreso.
Toggle Commented Apr 22, 2017 on RSD... at kapgar
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Guess what? Tomorrow is the most beloved day of all for fans of non-MP3/non-streaming physical music media. Yes, it is Record Store Day!!!!! This year's Record Store Day will feature exclusive vinyl releases from artists like David Bowie, The Flaming... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2017 at kapgar
Don't I know it so far.
Toggle Commented Apr 21, 2017 on Grown-up... at kapgar
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The other day, as I was loading Nathan into his booster seat in my car, he just randomly asks me, "Daddy, will you teach me how to play baseball?" He's been on this kick of asking us if we will... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2017 at kapgar
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I have a strange history with the BBC's Doctor Who. I started watching it about five years ago when it became readily available on DVD from my library and also on Netflix. I loved season one with Christopher Eccleston and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2017 at kapgar
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Remember years ago when doctors started talking about the reality that is "phantom vibration syndrome"? It's what happens when you swear you feel vibrations in your leg from your phone ringing on silent in your pocket when it really is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2017 at kapgar
I have not seen them live before but I have heard her solo album and love it. Just found it recently, in fact.
Toggle Commented Apr 18, 2017 on Tu(n)esday: Ribfest... at kapgar
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Have you seen one being worn? They're huge!
Toggle Commented Apr 18, 2017 on Rings... at kapgar
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Sooooooo looking forward to it.
Toggle Commented Apr 18, 2017 on Luke... at kapgar
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I'm enjoying it. Thanks!
Toggle Commented Apr 18, 2017 on Hoppy... at kapgar
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But which comes first?
Toggle Commented Apr 18, 2017 on Macro Monday 2017.16... at kapgar
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Say wha??
Toggle Commented Apr 18, 2017 on Macro Monday 2017.16... at kapgar
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