An evening of dominos with my valentines

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  1. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Last night, my wife and I played some dominos and shared a bottle of Prosecco, while Paul Desmond played on the stereo and the dogs slept. It was a perfect Valentine evening with my 3 best buddies. I almost never make photos anymore, but something made me go grab my X100.

    24677209469_9fe8bfaa8d_b. DSCF7014 by Luke, on Flickr

    24926791322_2a34c9f421_b. DSCF7013 by Luke, on Flickr

    I always tell her NOT to pose for the camera, but she never listens......

    24749262670_6bb19a1bfe_b. DSCF7017 by Luke, on Flickr

    Here she is planning her next move. I'm sure she doesn't like this photo. But I like the sparse composition and Charlie's expression.

    24926799032_a7871ed9e1_b. DSCF7028 by Luke, on Flickr

    Lucy is a little less interested in the game and hoping to see a deer walk by the window like earlier in the day.

    24418040663_7c670f3723_b. DSCF7026 by Luke, on Flickr

    after awhile with no action, she goes back to sleep while Paul Desmond blows his horn (I highly recommend "Bossa Antigua" with Jim Hall ......

    25044891625_8a0072a442_b. DSCF7038 by Luke, on Flickr

    24418016563_91e95ac61c_b. DSCF7033 by Luke, on Flickr

    25018529406_9dc8de9215_b. DSCF7031 by Luke, on Flickr

    24677203059_39bb60418b_b. DSCF7015 by Luke, on Flickr
     
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  2. Charming series

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  3. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Looks like a perfect evening and shots that reflect it well. I love the shot of Lucy sleeping and can just about hear Desmond blowing in the background...

    -Ray
     
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  4. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    Cool series, looks like a nice Valentine's night to me. Thanks for the tip on Bossa Antigua - listening to a youtube clip in the background while I type this.

    Oh yeah, and we have Sonos setup here as well. =)
     
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  5. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    This room was formerly serviced by a Play 5 speaker. After bumping into a killer deal on an amazing turntable last year, I decided to put together a proper full-on stereo set-up. I am enjoying music more in the last month than I have in YEARS. Thanks to the Sonos Connect (and that ridiculous turntable).
     
  6. xdayv

    xdayv SC Veteran

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    Mar 22, 2013
    Tacloban City, Philippines
    Dave
    Lovely. In the end, she won?
     
  7. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    She didn't just win, Dave. She annihilated me. It was a bloodbath.

    And despite how competitive I am, I still had a great time. Because everything else was perfect. :inlove:
     
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  8. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    Yeah, we just have one Sonos Connect right now (small house), but it is pretty fun to have around.

    What turntable did you get?
     
  9. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    If you decide you want to add an extra speaker somewhere in the use and want to save on used (like new) Play 5, just let me know. :biggrin:

    The turntable is an Immedia RPM-2 with a Graham Engineering tonearm. I think the guy seriously undervalued the turntable. Unfortunately, that "cheap" used turntable ended up in my buying an exotic cartridge, and a used pair of speakers an integrated amp that cost me more than my first 3 cars (combined). It's a darned good thing I sold off most of my cameras last year. I wasn't really using them anyways....and that stereo gets use every day and has the added benefit of me watching a LOT less TV.
     
  10. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    That is a beautiful looking, and I bet sounding, table. Congratulations on the deal!

    I had a friend with a hifi store that, unfortunately, had to close when the economy got tight. He sold me some awesome speakers at cost that were way above my pay grade. I am holding on to them forever, because it was hard enough to convince my wife at half price. The Stars will not align again! ;) Oh yah, He also sold me a barely used Shelter 501mkii for cheap. Hope that thing lasts a while!
     
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