The Coffee Shop: A place to relax and hang out.

5 years 5 months ago - 5 years 5 months ago #629422 by GaryA
Mary Lou and Gary like to see all the 'big' Oscar nominated movies prior to the awards.  Gary eagerly recommends these that he has seen recently.  Cold War (this is a B&W indie movie out of Poland ... just a super movie), Green Book ... much much better than advertised, good story and solid in the time portrayed, Bohemian Rhapsody ... even if you don't like Queen, another good story and inside look into the music industry - worth watching, Collette ... another winner, but an Indie and hard to find, Shoplifters ... an Indie out of Japan, great and very interesting storyline, especially if you have some experience/knowledge in/of traditional Japanese culture (Gary lived a year in Japan ... the movie made quite the impression), Roma ... slow but good like a crockpot meal, similar to Shoplifters, knowledge of Mexican culture is helpful to fully enjoy the movie), If Beale Street Could Talk ... wonderful from start to finish, a stark look at who we are, Vice ... so well done, dunno how much is accurate or the extent of the accuracy, wow-scary if very accurate, simply wow if not accurate at all.

Gotta get a walk in the pooch ... more movie updates to-come, watch this space.   

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5 years 5 months ago #629447 by J Photo Man
nothing is worse than grilling something, and about mid way though you realize the grill ran out of gas, and your food is not cold and not cooked!  


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5 years 5 months ago #629459 by Ian Stone
Wish I had room to have BBQ!


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5 years 5 months ago #629539 by JaneK
Nice warm coffee is what I just made, and it warmed me up.   Not to mention gave me a little boost in energy!  


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5 years 5 months ago #629541 by GaryA

J Photo Man wrote: nothing is worse than grilling something, and about mid way though you realize the grill ran out of gas, and your food is not cold and not cooked!  


Yep, Gary usually has an extra container of propane for such emergencies.

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5 years 5 months ago #629542 by GaryA

Ian Stone wrote: Wish I had room to have BBQ!


Yep, that sucks.  Gary just gave his daughter, who is also short on room, a George Foreman electric grill.  It comes with a pedestal for outside, yet it is small enough to set and operate on her kitchen table.  Not as good as charcoal, but easier than propane and it works inside and out. 

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5 years 5 months ago #629543 by GaryA

JaneK wrote: Nice warm coffee is what I just made, and it warmed me up.   Not to mention gave me a little boost in energy!  


aaahhhhhh coffee!  Gary started his day with a hot cup of apple cider.  It is cold out this morning, frost on the grass and the bird bath has a layer of ice.  Gary is saving his first cup for when he and Maggie return from their walk.

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5 years 5 months ago #629595 by GaryA
Buenos Noches PhotographyTalkers.  It was on the cool side today. (Gary knows that cold is relative ... but for Los Angeles it was cold.)  A thin layer of ice had formed on top of Gary's bird baths.  After four days of rain, the clouds had finally dissipated.  As Gary walked Maggie, he looked north to the mountains ... they were beautiful.  Brilliant white, clear down to the foothills (about 2,000'). Maggie and Gary met with with Max and his human Mike, and together our eyes feasted on the San Gabriel's ... about 40 miles away and 10,000' up. Mike is from Chicago and said when he was growing up he never realized that the mountains were so close, so high and so white in winter.  It was a gorgeous day. To quote America's philosopher-poet Randy Newman "I love LA...".

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5 years 5 months ago #629599 by Drew Fletcher
Well how about some photos Gary, it sounds like a beautiful shot just waiting to be captured.  

:beerbang:

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5 years 5 months ago #629694 by GaryA

Drew Fletcher wrote: Well how about some photos Gary, it sounds like a beautiful shot just waiting to be captured.  

:beerbang:


The LA Times beat me to it. 

Make: Apple
Model: iPhone 6 Plus
Lens: iPhone 6 Plus back camera 4.15mm f/2.2
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/2.2
Shutter speed: 1/15 sec
Captured: Thu, 7 Feb 2019 8:35am

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5 years 5 months ago #629702 by Drew Fletcher
Well that's one way of doing it!  

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5 years 5 months ago #629708 by JaneK
Having a bit of tea right now, anyone else? 


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5 years 5 months ago #629709 by GaryA

Drew Fletcher wrote: Well that's one way of doing it!  

LOL. Gary would have to drive to get a photo with the drama worth sharing. Between Gary’s house and the mountains are two ridge/hill lines obscuring much of the lower portion of the mountains. Today, Gary had to drive to Chino which is much closer to the San Gabriel’s over a hill/ridge line. 


Make: Apple
Model: iPhone 6 Plus
Lens: iPhone 6 Plus back camera 4.15mm f/2.2
ISO: 32
Aperture: f/2.2
Shutter speed: 1/2326 sec
Captured: Thu, 7 Feb 2019 11:06am

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5 years 5 months ago #629717 by GaryA

JaneK wrote: Having a bit of tea right now, anyone else? 


What kind ... herbal ... real?  Gary appreciates a nice oolong.  Gary has recently purchased a tea plant for the yard.  Hopefully, he can start his own home brew in a few years.

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5 years 5 months ago #629731 by GaryA

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The San Gabreil’s from Chino. 

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