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Just another Snippet Wednesday... wo-o-oah.
Wish it were a Sunday... wo-o-oah
Cause that's my fun day... wo-o-oah
I don't have to write day...

Just another Snippet Wednesday.

Pillows
We always miss the cool stuff. The Kane County Cougars, our local single-A minor league baseball team, hosted what might end up being the largest pillow fight in the world with 3,872 people this past weekend. It bested the previous world record by about 200 people.

Pyramidapricot Pyramid
I think Katie and I have a new beer to love. Upon recommendation from a friend, we tried Pyramid Apricot Ale. I never would've thought to throw apricot into a beer, but damn, it was good.

As always, enjoy in moderation!

That would be my PSA for the day.

Handy
As a result of all the dogs we've had around lately, I've had to kick my allergy meds into high gear to ensure I'm okay. I'm only borderline allergic and nothing bad happens, but I really don't want to take any chances. So I called in a refill to a Walgreen's near where I work yesterday. This is an old Walgreen's. I think it even predates me moving to Illinois in 1987, so the drive thru was pretty dated. As a result of this ancient configuration, I was able to watch as the drawer opened for the car in front of me in line and a human hand reached out to take their money. It was all quite surreal watching this seemingly disembodied, yet fully animated, hand reach out from a drug drawer built into a brick wall (at the angle from which I was viewing, I couldn't see the person on the other side of the window due to glare). I was actually a bit freaked out. When I got up to the window, it was all I could do to not grab the hand and try to drive away with it.

Gas
Holy cow! Katie and I found gas here in the Chicago suburbs for $3.94 today! You can bet we were all over that like white on rice. We both refueled. You have to when it's that cheap!

Sad that we're getting that excited about $3.94, isn't it? Well, considering I paid $4.29 a week ago, I guess I should be happy.

TiVommercial
This is kinda cool... TiVo and Amazon have inked a deal in which viewers, who see something they like in the course of a TV show (not a commercial), can actually press a button and order it automatically from Amazon. This is the ultimate in product placement and, so long as the ordering options are not highly intrusive, I think it has the potential to be pretty cool. Of course, it will be intrusive as hell, I'm sure.

Have a good rest of your Wednesday.

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MadIrishMan

Can't say that having apricot flavored beer sounds very appealing to me. That is actually hard for me to say. Not liking a beer. I try and stay away from most fruit flavored beer. That is just me, a Guinness man.

Soon enough, we will not have to leave our houses to do anything. I wonder why kids choose to stay inside more and more. Could it be because adults never leave the house as well. On the flip side of that. With gas so damn high, it is a good idea. Although, I wonder what the shipping prices will look like.

Penelope

We have a lot of fruit beers over here during summer, although I'm not a huge beer drinker so haven't tried many. Mango beer is supposed to be delicious!
I still can't get over your drive-thru pharmacies!
$4.29??? Don't start me!! ;o)

Memarie Lane

I was surprised that way by Pete's Strawberry Blonde. Strawberry beer just didn't sound right. But the strawberry aftertaste was the perfect compliment to a pale ale, and I normally prefer stouts. So someone gaves us some blueberry stout to try and it was NASTY!!!

suze

Mmmm, apricot beer. I've not tried Pyramid brand but there's a good one at the beer store here that I like - St. Ambroise Apricot Wheat. Yummy. I also enjoy a good Raspberry Wheat beer on occasion. Excellent.

And that would have been one fun pillow fight.

kapgar

MIM, I'm a Guinness guy too. But I like trying new things and this one was pretty damned good. Oh, and soon we'll be living like in Wall*E where humans never move at all and machines do everything for us.

Penelope, should I just put up a disclaimer on my blog when I'm about to talk about gas prices so you can just skip over it? ;-)

Memarie, I can't say I've ever had a strawberry ale. But I'm not one to say no to anything on first go. So let me at it!

suze, I think I've had some raspberry wheats before and they're not bad at all. Any particular brand you would recommend?

Marie

Pillow Fight - AWESOME!

It is quite sad that $3.94 is considered cheap now. This past weekend a friend of mine stopped to refuel and she only put a bit in because it was at $4.69. Ya, insane I know.

kapgar

Marie, Katie and I have taken to topping off our tanks as soon as we see a reasonably priced station. Why wait? Get it while it's cheap even if you only ever need a little bit. That way, you don't nearly run out and have to run for the nearest station regardless of price.

AmyD

I am a HUGE, HUGE fan of Pyramid. Now I am going to have to send the hubs out to find the Apricot Ale. I'm with you - the thought of Apricot sounds like a headache waiting to happen, but I'm willing to give it a shot on your recommendation!

Thanks!!!

kapgar

AmyD, shockingly it wasn't bad at all. I thought it sounded a bit wonky too. How's the hefeweizen? It's the only other one that Trader Joe's carried.

Nat

Snap snap...

There was a piece on the radio about the price of gas and how it's reached the tipping point where people won't fill up more than they have to. Amazingly, as this analysis happens, the price of gas miraculously starts to go down. (I know it's not that simple but it's enough to make a girl paranoid.)

kilax

Ha ha. I saw the thing about the pillow fight and wondered "Did Kevin and Katie go?" :)

kapgar

Nat, yeah, it's been a regular see-saw on gas prices. I just wish it would keep going down, but I highly doubt it.

kilax, we wish, lemme tell ya.

Lisa

$3.94!?!?!?! Holy kraut! Will you send me some?

kapgar

If I could find a way to horde, I would have done it already.

Brandon

Mmmm...Apricot Ale. I love that stuff. When I was in Bowling Green, I used to drive up to Toledo to a supermarket that sold Pyramid because at that time in BG, the best beer you could buy was Rolling Rock.

kapgar

It is good stuff. Didn't realize it was around long enough to date back to our college years. But, then again, you are younger than me, aren't you?

martymankins

I'm not a beer drinker, but that Apricot ale looks really good.

kapgar

marty, if you know of a place where you can buy individual bottles (I think Trader Joe's does this), you can always buy a single and give 'er a go.

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