Happy 17th anniversary, hon! I love you with all my heart and can’t imagine my life without you.
Me & Mine 2015-19
Imagine my surprise when I showed up at MOD Pizza with some coworkers for dinner tonight and discovered this...
If you’ve followed either my Instagram or Twitter accounts recently, you may have seen that we have a new houseguest.
I started reading my next review book for GeeksOfDoom on Friday night... it’s Dracul by Dacre Stoker and J.D. Barker.
Today, we all went to the Museum of Science & Industry in Chicago. While normally we do our museum trip on his actual birthday, because Nathan is in school now, we thought it better to wait until the weekend.
Do you have a personal or family book library? If yes, does every book you’ve ever read win up in it? Just the best? Do you ever pare back your collection?
Last Monday, Nathan started playing basketball through our park district. We had intended to sign him up for fall soccer, but all sections of that for boys were canceled for no good reason. Argh!
This past weekend, I broke out the remote control truck so Nathan and I could have a little fun. My neighbor, Greg, who is also an r/c enthusiast had some of his cars out as well as a couple friends over and they were tooling around with them all in his garage.
Thank you for checking out kapgar.com.
Unfortunately, your host, kapgar, is busy trying to finish 650 pages of reading by the first week of October for review on GeeksofDoom.com.
This morning, I woke up to begin my morning routine (minus the exercise element). I was in the bathroom when all of a sudden I see a black spot streak in from under the door.
We’ve had our ins and outs and ups and downs with home technology. We still love our Nest Thermostat E and have had zero problems with it. Despite being gung-ho when we first setup our WiFi outlets, we quickly fell out of love. And now we barely use the three Amazon Echos (“Echii”?) that we have.
What do you do if something happens to destroy any chance of ever completing a bucket list item? I actually had this happen and didn’t realize it until just today.
I guess you could say that we're kinda insular in our neighborhood. Sure, we see people and say "hi" or "how ya doin'?" or the like. But for the most part, we don't know many of our neighbors save for the ones immediately to either side of us and one set across the street and one guy a few houses down.
We went to a Kane County Cougars game today. They are the local minor league A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks. We waited kinda late in the season to go for whatever reason so we ended up only really having Princess Day on which to go. So, yeah, all little girls were dressed up as fairy or Disney princesses.
Katie and I are watching an episode of House Hunters with a couple of hipster salon owners shopping for a vacation house in Charleston, SC, who are enraging me so much with their stupidity that it makes me want to drink.
One thing I feel like I’ve missed out on for far too long has been the game Cards Against Humanity. It seemed like everyone I knew was playing it... and loving it... except me.
Remember this Macro Monday from a couple weeks ago?
Yes, it was a lot of fun floating in an inner tube in our park district pool as the sun fell back in the sky on a Friday night while The LEGO Batman Movie was projected on a giant inflatable video screen.
If anyone ever tries to tell me that the pronunciation of their beloved sparkling water is equivalent to /luh-KWAH/ ever again, I will smack them.
One of the worst things about all the issues I was having with my car last month is that Nathan has a memory like a steel trap (when he wants to, that is).
Sometimes our HO association surprises us with the things they do. Sure, these are things that should be done but, when they’re not done regularly, you become pleasantly surprised when they are.
In between the lines there's a lot of obscurity.
I'm not inclined to resign to maturity.
If it's alright, then you're all wrong.
But why bounce around to the same damn song?
You'd rather run when you can't crawl...
I know, you know, that I'm not telling the truth.
I know, you know, they just don't have any proof.
Embrace the deception- learn how to bend,
Your worst inhibitions tend to psych you out in the end.
I just finished some extra work-from-home time and now I’m tired so I’m going to bed.
Oh, curse you, genetics! First, just because Katie and I both have huge hay fever issues, you force the same on Nathan. Why?!?!
There is a local dairy named Oberweis that Katie, Nathan, and I know well. It’s because they have the best ice cream around. Best! I dare you to find better.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms...
I’ve complained about cars a lot lately… both the concept of cars in general and my own car (although I may not have explicitly pointed out that last bit). I feel an explanation is in order. I’ve just been waiting to, ideally, ensure that it’s all over before I dug myself in for the post.
I HATE CARS!
I HATE CARS!!
I HATE CARS!!!
When we first moved into our home, our next-door neighbors were a nice elderly couple. We didn’t really associate with them too much, but it was very friendly. He particularly took interest when he saw me with the garage door open and power tools running. He was a project guy, for sure.
If you follow my Instagram account, you may have seen this...
As a family with a childish boy and a five year old (see what I did there?), we’re still in a bit of shock over the news that Toys ‘r’ Us is closing down.
Remember what a big deal this was for us?
I am going to make a bold declaration right now. It is one that many may not agree with and may curse me for saying. But it's how I feel and nothing you can say will change it.
In this day and age, when corporate profit trumps customer service by those very companies, I love hearing stories about great service.
I like showers. I like the feel of hot water pounding at the base of my skull and rolling down my shoulders and back. Closest to a massage I’ve ever had. It just sucks how much water you waste taking a shower.