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

9 months 13 hours ago - 9 months 13 hours ago #645292 by GaryA
Thornton (iphone shots):

Make: Apple
Model: iPhone 6 Plus
Lens: iPhone 6 Plus back camera 4.15mm f/2.2
ISO: 125
Aperture: f/2.2
Shutter speed: 1/15 sec
Captured: Sun, 1 Jul 2018 13:22pm


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: Sun, 1 Jul 2018 13:34pm


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: Sun, 1 Jul 2018 13:35pm


Make: Apple
Model: iPhone 6 Plus
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ISO: 40
Aperture: f/2.2
Shutter speed: 1/120 sec
Captured: Wed, 19 Dec 2018 13:03pm


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ISO: 32
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Shutter speed: 1/233 sec
Captured: Wed, 19 Dec 2018 14:18pm


Make: Apple
Model: iPhone 6 Plus
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ISO: 32
Aperture: f/2.2
Shutter speed: 1/176 sec
Captured: Wed, 19 Dec 2018 13:36pm


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: Mon, 25 Feb 2019 13:05pm



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8 months 4 weeks ago #645648 by JaneK
That food looks so yummy.  What is that sandwich,  second shot down?  


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8 months 4 weeks ago #645681 by GaryA

JaneK wrote: That food looks so yummy.  What is that sandwich,  second shot down?  


That is a lobster panini, dripping in butter.  Great for the taste buds ... lousy for the heart.

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8 months 4 weeks ago #645683 by Ian Stone

GaryA wrote: Hey Ian.  Gary's been pretty busy ... getting the house painted (outside), a new roof (Energy Star), new gutters (they work) the restoring all the stuff that was destroyed getting the house painted. Mary Lou, Maggie and Gary took a quick trip up to Salinas and Monterey for a funeral.

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: 1/1799 sec
Captured: Fri, 10 May 2019 17:28pm

Monterey is beautiful. (iPhone)

Make: Apple
Model: iPhone 6 Plus
Lens: iPhone 6 Plus back camera 4.15mm f/2.2
ISO: 125
Aperture: f/2.2
Shutter speed: 1/15 sec
Captured: Thu, 9 May 2019 14:41pm

Along the way we hit a few wineries. (iPhone)
Make: Apple
Model: iPhone 6 Plus
Lens: iPhone 6 Plus back camera 4.15mm f/2.2
ISO: 80
Aperture: f/2.2
Shutter speed: 1/15 sec
Captured: Thu, 9 May 2019 14:41pm



Purchased some new patio furniture. (iPhone)

Next there was a wedding down in Temecula, then two LA based graduations ... a few plays/musicals ... and Gary has been working his fat little tail off processing photos (Whitney High School's production of Beauty and the Beast and now he is working his fat little tail off processing a production of Grease.) Last night we entertained guests (including dogs) for Chinese.  The new patio table worked out perfect.  It was a very cool and drizzly evening, but we fired up the table and it easily put out enough heat for us to eat out side. (Gary had to turn lower the output to about 50%.)  A very enjoyable evening comfortable sitting around the table, sipping wine, nibbling on Chinese watching the dogs play and chase an opossum across the yard ... for dessert a berry tart with Colombian Supremo.  



How often do you get to Temecula?  Isn't there more vineyards down there? 


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8 months 4 weeks ago #645699 by GaryA

Ian Stone wrote:

GaryA wrote: Hey Ian.  Gary's been pretty busy ... getting the house painted (outside), a new roof (Energy Star), new gutters (they work) the restoring all the stuff that was destroyed getting the house painted. Mary Lou, Maggie and Gary took a quick trip up to Salinas and Monterey for a funeral.

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: 1/1799 sec
Captured: Fri, 10 May 2019 17:28pm

Monterey is beautiful. (iPhone)

Make: Apple
Model: iPhone 6 Plus
Lens: iPhone 6 Plus back camera 4.15mm f/2.2
ISO: 125
Aperture: f/2.2
Shutter speed: 1/15 sec
Captured: Thu, 9 May 2019 14:41pm

Along the way we hit a few wineries. (iPhone)
Make: Apple
Model: iPhone 6 Plus
Lens: iPhone 6 Plus back camera 4.15mm f/2.2
ISO: 80
Aperture: f/2.2
Shutter speed: 1/15 sec
Captured: Thu, 9 May 2019 14:41pm



Purchased some new patio furniture. (iPhone)

Next there was a wedding down in Temecula, then two LA based graduations ... a few plays/musicals ... and Gary has been working his fat little tail off processing photos (Whitney High School's production of Beauty and the Beast and now he is working his fat little tail off processing a production of Grease.) Last night we entertained guests (including dogs) for Chinese.  The new patio table worked out perfect.  It was a very cool and drizzly evening, but we fired up the table and it easily put out enough heat for us to eat out side. (Gary had to turn lower the output to about 50%.)  A very enjoyable evening comfortable sitting around the table, sipping wine, nibbling on Chinese watching the dogs play and chase an opossum across the yard ... for dessert a berry tart with Colombian Supremo.  



How often do you get to Temecula?  Isn't there more vineyards down there? 


There are more than 40 wineries in Temecula.  Gary gets down there, once or twice a month.  Gary belongs to two wineries down from a high if six.  His favorite for wines is Lorenzi. 

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8 months 4 weeks ago - 8 months 4 weeks ago #645709 by GaryA
Gary wishes all a respectful Memorial Day.

Yesterday, Mary Lou and Gary met up with friends  to attend a play by Beckett, "Happy Days" at the Mark Taper Forum.  OMG ... it was possibly the most boring play Gary has ever attended. At halftime, about a third of the people left.  The good part of yesterday started with lunch (the play was a matinee). The Mark Taper is surrounded by a moat.  We arrived early and lunched along side the water, drinking wine and munching on salads/wraps and snacks. It was all so pleasant to relax outside in the middle of Los Angeles on another perfect day.  Lunch was much better than the play and far more interesting.  After the play, we retired to the backyard with our guests for more vino and pizza. Yesterday was a loooong day.  Even Maggie had a long day yesterday, as she and her best friend Max, (a Golden Retriever mix), played in the backyard all afternoon and evening. Consequently, we all just hung out and recovered from yesterday, a Netflix day.

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8 months 4 weeks ago #645715 by Sharna Lee
So happy day is holiday tomorrow.   Taking day off and happy to say no plans, nothing on the agenda.  Time-2-UN-Plug!  

Anyone else relaxing tomorrow?


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8 months 3 weeks ago #645739 by GaryA

Sharna Lee wrote: So happy day is holiday tomorrow.   Taking day off and happy to say no plans, nothing on the agenda.  Time-2-UN-Plug!  

Anyone else relaxing tomorrow?


Buenas Dias 'Talkers.  Gary, for a bit of a change, is sipping on a morning tea with a splash of lemon.  Delightful.  Gary hasn't planned out his day yet, except for what he's not doing ... he didn't wake up at 5:00a.m., he hasn't showered, he hasn't purchased a dozen doughnuts and he hasn't left for his 7:00a.m. Monday morning start at CUSLA. So, all is good with a much later start, hammering away at the laptop, drinking tea with the morning paper.

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8 months 3 weeks ago #645811 by ThatNikonGuy
Morning paper? I had no idea they still delivered morning papers!  Ha ha ha. I’ve been connected to Yahoo news for last 8 years at least.  What do they charge for a newspaper subscription these days?


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8 months 3 weeks ago - 8 months 3 weeks ago #645821 by GaryA

ThatNikonGuy wrote: Morning paper? I had no idea they still delivered morning papers!  Ha ha ha. I’ve been connected to Yahoo news for last 8 years at least.  What do they charge for a newspaper subscription these days?


For the LA Times, it's about $20.00 a month.  

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8 months 3 weeks ago #645822 by GaryA

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8 months 3 weeks ago #645829 by Overread
Hope everyone had a beautiful day.  Thank you to all those service men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice to make this country what it is today. 


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8 months 3 weeks ago #645840 by JaneK
Never forget.  I'm from North Carolina before I moved to London.  


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8 months 3 weeks ago #645877 by Ian Stone
Ahhhhh Tuesday morning after a nice long enjoyable weekend! 

Who am I kidding?  I wish I was till in the weekend!  :rofl:


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8 months 3 weeks ago #645914 by GaryA
Buenos Dias Y'all. Gary tossed dinner (a pair of steaks) into the Sous Vide and he's off to work. Yesterday, Mary Lou and Gary ended our day with splash in the hot tub.  We haven't used it in ages ... it was all so nice and relaxing.   

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