Pictures from Colorado and of the New TV

Let’s have a post where I get the picture situation under control and take care of it before I get way out of date!   Got a few sets of photos for this post, one of work stuff while the rest are fun fun fun!

January 22 – 24, 2014 – Denver, Colorado

During this past week, I was out at the Dry Creek facility in Denver.  It was a good trip and I got to see a lot of interesting stuff and see a lot of people.  (I know, that was extremely detailed).  It was a trip that definitely needed to be done and I’m glad that I had the opportunity to do so!

Snowy night begins outside our hotel in the Denver Tech Center
Snowy night begins outside our hotel in the Denver Tech Center22-Jan-2014 22:45, Apple iPhone 5, 2.4, 4.12mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 640
22-Jan-2014 22:45, Apple iPhone 5, 2.4, 4.12mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 800
Kevin and Ranjit in front of the Dry Creek facility
Kevin and Ranjit in front of the Dry Creek facility23-Jan-2014 10:11, Apple iPhone 5, 2.4, 4.12mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 50
 
The resulting snow from the previous night's storm
The resulting snow from the previous night's storm23-Jan-2014 10:11, Apple iPhone 5, 2.4, 4.12mm, ISO 50
23-Jan-2014 10:12, Apple iPhone 5, 2.4, 4.12mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 50
Me!
Me!23-Jan-2014 10:12, Apple iPhone 5, 2.4, 4.12mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 50
 
Tom, Ranjit, Kevin and me at the Purple wall of NBCU
Tom, Ranjit, Kevin and me at the Purple wall of NBCU23-Jan-2014 10:24, Apple iPhone 5, 2.4, 4.12mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 500
23-Jan-2014 10:24, Apple iPhone 5, 2.4, 4.12mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 500
The NBCU Purple Wall
The NBCU Purple Wall23-Jan-2014 10:25, Apple iPhone 5, 2.4, 4.12mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 640
 
Friday morning - the snow had melted
Friday morning - the snow had melted24-Jan-2014 09:51, Apple iPhone 5, 2.4, 4.12mm, ISO 50
24-Jan-2014 09:51, Apple iPhone 5, 2.4, 4.12mm, ISO 50
24-Jan-2014 09:51, Apple iPhone 5, 2.4, 4.12mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 50
 
24-Jan-2014 09:53, Apple iPhone 5, 2.4, 4.12mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 50
24-Jan-2014 09:53, Apple iPhone 5, 2.4, 4.12mm, ISO 50
 

January 24-25, 2014 – Colorado Springs, Colorado

I was most excited about this trip to Denver as I was able to visit my Colorado Springs-based friends, Susan and KD & Eric.  Timing and availability all worked out for this to happen, and so on Friday after everyone at work called it quits, I went back to my hotel and awaited my chariot.  My chariot happened to be driven by Susan!  She was actually up in the Denver area for Guard stuff (hello, Major Ruby!) so it really did work out for the best.  She picked me up and drove me back to the Springs, which gave us tons of time to catch up.  After getting there, it was dinner time at Rock Bottom Brewery (their Mac & Chicken is especially good, as are their beers).   KD wasn’t going to be back until around 10:30pm as she had concert rehearsal, so we managed to kill time until then and went to KD & Eric’s awesome new home.  It’s ridiculously awesome.   More catching up ensued and I really got nostalgic for those days of 2006 and 2007.  These folks are the best.  We hung out until around midnight (BEYONCE tracks were played, to be sure), then Susan and I left for her place for the night.  Early the next morning, we headed back to KD’s as Eric was also flying out from DIA at pretty much the same time I was.  So we had more time to laugh and bond – LOVE THEM.

We are going to try to go back in March for vacation purposes – hopefully Breckenridge will be the destination!  Oh, and if you doubted my assertion re: KD & Eric’s place, THIS is the view from their backyard!

IMG_2623From L to R, that’s Cheyenne Mountain, then Pike’s Peak and the Garden of the Gods, with assorted views of the city also there.  IT’S RIDICULOUS.

Okay, here are the pics I took from my oh-so-brief adventure with Susan, KD & Eric:

Susan at Rock Bottom Brewery
Susan at Rock Bottom Brewery24-Jan-2014 19:55, 2.4, 4.12mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 800
Me too
Me too24-Jan-2014 19:55, 2.4, 4.12mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 800
24-Jan-2014 19:55, 2.4, 4.12mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 800
 
24-Jan-2014 18:46, Apple iPhone 5, 2.4, 4.12mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 640
Abel wouldn't take no for an answer
Abel wouldn't take no for an answer24-Jan-2014 19:02, Apple iPhone 5, 2.4, 4.12mm, 0.063 sec, ISO 160
24-Jan-2014 19:40, Apple iPhone 5, 2.4, 4.12mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 800
 
Eric and his Lotus in their huge 3-car garage
Eric and his Lotus in their huge 3-car garage24-Jan-2014 22:25, Apple iPhone 5, 2.4, 4.12mm, 0.059 sec, ISO 400
He's got an amazing set up in his garage
He's got an amazing set up in his garage24-Jan-2014 22:27, Apple iPhone 5, 2.4, 4.12mm, 0.05 sec, ISO 160
KD & Me!
KD & Me!24-Jan-2014 22:36, Apple iPhone 5, 2.4, 4.12mm, 0.05 sec, ISO 320
 
24-Jan-2014 22:36, Apple iPhone 5, 2.4, 4.12mm, 0.05 sec, ISO 400
24-Jan-2014 22:38, Apple iPhone 5, 2.4, 4.12mm, 0.05 sec, ISO 320
 
24-Jan-2014 22:38, Apple iPhone 5, 2.4, 4.12mm, 0.05 sec, ISO 50
 

January 25, 2014 – Pics of our New TV!

We bought a new TV!  It had been since 2009 when I bought the 52″ LCD TV that had held the fort down in the living room starting with the UWS New York apartment, then to Santa Monica, and finally now with our Silver Lake apartment.  But in the time since 2009, TV technology has been constantly improving, and it was time for us to indulge.  The new TV is now 65″, 3D (with 4 pairs of glasses), a Smart TV, and is even thinner than the last one.   After setting it up when I got back from Colorado on Saturday, we played around with it and it’s just amazing.  I don’t have the best depth perception (I think it’s time to go to the optometrist to see what can be done about that) but I can still some of the amazing 3D we now have at home.  It’s awesome.  And the Smart TV functions are pretty amazing, as well as the fact that the TV can really act as media machine too with Netflix and Amazon Prime built in (along with a ton of other video features).  So yeah, it was an awesome upgrade.  We ended up moving the other TVs around too so that we’re making the best use of them.

The plasma in the bedroom was about to be removed
The plasma in the bedroom was about to be removed25-Jan-2014 14:14, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 800
The amazingly huge new TV in our lives
The amazingly huge new TV in our lives25-Jan-2014 14:21, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.006 sec, ISO 100
The 2009 LCD in its soon to be old spot
The 2009 LCD in its soon to be old spot25-Jan-2014 14:22, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 800
 
2009 LCD down in its new home, our bedroom
2009 LCD down in its new home, our bedroom25-Jan-2014 14:30, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 800
25-Jan-2014 14:30, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 800
Ta-dah!  2009 LCD in its new home.
Ta-dah!  2009 LCD in its new home.25-Jan-2014 14:36, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 800
 
65 inches of goodness
65 inches of goodness25-Jan-2014 14:40, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 640
The stand for the new TV
The stand for the new TV25-Jan-2014 14:47, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.02 sec, ISO 800
Larry prepares for the unveiling
Larry prepares for the unveiling25-Jan-2014 14:56, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 800
 
25-Jan-2014 14:57, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 800
Ah, yes.
Ah, yes.25-Jan-2014 14:57, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 800
The picture is insane.  Samsung's UN65F8000 LCD-LED 3D TV is truly a vision.
The picture is insane.  Samsung's UN65F8000 LCD-LED 3D TV is truly a vision.25-Jan-2014 16:08, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 400
 
Checking out what the Wizard of Oz 3D Blu-ray looked like
Checking out what the Wizard of Oz 3D Blu-ray looked like25-Jan-2014 18:08, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 400
Here's Finding Nemo 3D too - you can see the 3D blurriness here as you need the glasses on to experience it properly
Here's Finding Nemo 3D too - you can see the 3D blurriness here as you need the glasses on to experience it properly25-Jan-2014 21:32, Apple iPhone 5, 2.4, 4.12mm, 0.05 sec, ISO 100
2 COOL guys
2 COOL guys25-Jan-2014 21:33, Apple iPhone 5, 2.4, 2.18mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 1000
 

So yeah, it’s been a good weekend.  And then this upcoming week?  I’m headed to NYC for a few days yet again for work.  Another day in the life of me, the jetsetter.  LOL.

Random things:

– We ate at the Burbank Media Center In-N-Out yesterday after Larry picked me up from the airport.  We ended up eating next to Mirielle Enos (the star of The Killing on AMC as well as Brad Pitt’s wife in World War Z) and Alan Ruck (Cameron from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off!!!!) who apparently are together and have a little girl together as well.  It was kinda shocking to find ourselves next to them.  Larry first gave me the eye-indication that something to be seen was next to us.  Sometimes that look is for super hotness…in this case, it was celebrities!

– We checked out an open house on our walk back from the barbershop today.  It’s a fantastic house that we’d certainly be right at home in, as it’s got a modern design sensibility (the MLS listing calls it “architectural”) and a lot of great space.  Going for the super reasonable price of $1.2MM.  🙂  Chump change, truly.

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