Album: 11-24 Xgiving Chicago

     Album:2011:11-24 Xgiving Chicago

It's back to Chicago for XGiving, this time I managed to get some dancing done in Chicago as well. Great Blues scene!
My brother and I
meet in Minnesota to drive up to see our Gramps. ( comments)
Dancing at Bluetopia,
which is packed! ( comments)
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Seeing old friends
is always a surprise. ( comments)
My family getting ready for XMas,
Uncle Jerry and my brothers kids hiding behind the stack of boxes. ( comments)
Holy cow, that's
a lot of XMas cheer (in physical form) [Video, 29.1M] ( comments)
Hanging the lights
on a plastic tree. (Either that or we just need to let it grow some more) ( comments)
This is my holiday face.
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Game playing
with the family. It was poker ages ago, then Asshole/Corporation, then 500, then Rook, and now back to Corporation. ( comments)
Playing "Asshole".
We call it "Corporation" for the kids. ( comments)
Okay, that's just about
the worst hand ever. Three's are low. If we were playing High-Low poker then I would have nailed it. ( comments)
Making up for that hand
is the hand of awesomeness. I was president and stayed that way, clearly - it was over in a matter of moments. ( comments)
And then another amazing hand
in a game with less players (so more cards). This is pretty much an instant win. I got rid of the 3 and actually had to get rid of the Ace and then just played my pairs all the way up. ( comments)
I bet my dad a dollar
that my point and shoot can take better low-light photos than his expensive SLR camera (my Canon Powershot S95 vs his Nikon D700). ( comments)
Dad's Nikon D700:
Low light (nice warm colors, though, I must admit) ( comments)
Powershot S95:
This is with all the lights off, all the light is from two laptop computers and the XMas lights outside the window. It almost looks like daytime, if anything I need to turn the light down because parts of it are washed out. ( comments)
with motion.
Dad's Nikon D700: All lights off
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Powershot S95:
All the lights off, ( comments)
Dad's Nikon D700:
Lights off w/ motion ( comments)
And I win a dollar.
(Winning camera: Canon Powershot S95, losing camera, some nifty Nikon SLR) ( comments)
My parents cat
decides to socially sneak up on Mr P. ( comments)
And that's surprisingly kind of okay.
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