| Money Talk|| Roth IRA Contributions - MikeD on 11/12/13 at 9:29 pm|
I was not allowed to contribute to my Roth IRA last year due to exceeding income limits. Single, no kids. I max out the company 401k and defer enough to hit IRS max on this as well.
Is there a way to convert either my 401k or another IRA to get allowable contribution into my Roth account?...
| LSU Ticket Exchange|| WTB Stadium Club Tickets - MikeD on 7/22/13 at 9:23 pm|
Looking to buy some Stadium Club tickets for 2013 season. Our source from previous years ended up selling them to someone else this year.
Ideal would be 4-6 tickets for face plus all associated fees.
| Money Talk|| Fidelity Portfolio Advisors - MikeD on 6/25/13 at 8:35 pm|
I recently got a call from Fidelity (where I keep my investments not including company 401k) about converting my investments to their Porfolio Advisory Service. It is basically an active manager that manages my investments.
I currently have a grab bag of stocks and mutual funds with no real rhym...
| More Sports Board|| Hibbert Defense =/= Verticality - MikeD on 6/3/13 at 8:12 pm|
Verticality requires that you jump straight up. Hibbert is jumping forward but keeping his arms up. These are two different scenarios of which NBA officials should be aware....
| More Sports Board|| Who's Playing TPC LA next week? - MikeD on 4/28/13 at 10:00 pm|
From the tips to see how they match up vs. the pros?...
| Pelicans Talk|| Heat Game 3/29 - MikeD on 3/24/13 at 8:07 pm|
Who is going?
I've got a ticket in 103. Looking at StubHub prices are crazy for this game. Should be a great atmosphere. Throw in people off work for Good Friday and it will be crazy in the Hive....
| O-T Lounge|| Airboat Tours - NOLA Area - MikeD on 2/5/13 at 8:13 pm|
I have some relatives coming down in May that want to set up an airboat tour relatively close to New Orleans. I have never been on one of these and don't have any advice to give.
Does anyone know of some good tour operators that I can recommend?
| O-T Lounge|| Long Form Story NY Times on Avalanche - MikeD on 1/2/13 at 10:04 pm|
This was a very good read on an avalanche last year in Washington. Several people had video cameras with them and there is some good multimedia in the story.
Also, there is a video in the last section for non-readers.
| O-T Lounge|| Old School Car Ad Question - MikeD on 11/15/12 at 9:59 pm|
In the 80's and maybe early 90's, which car company was it that would end their TV ads with a guy/girl jumping in the air with a freeze frame of the person mid jump?
Chevy or Ford?...
| Olympics Board|| Percentage of American Athletes With a Medal - MikeD on 8/12/12 at 9:05 pm|
Has anyone seen a stat with the total number or percentage of Americans coming home with a medal? This would include early round relay participants, team golds, etc.
Hadn't seen it anywhere....
| Political Talk|| 8/6/11 - Largest Special Ops Loss of Life - MikeD on 8/6/12 at 8:57 pm|
One year anniversary of the helicopter crash last year that claimed the lives of 30 Americans. [link=(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Chinook_shootdown_in_Afghanistan)]Wiki Link[/link]
Thanks to these men that made the ultimate sacrifice.
| Olympics Board|| Non-Spoiler News Websites - MikeD on 8/3/12 at 12:59 pm|
Has anyone found a nes or sports web site that doesn't put up Olympics results as they happen? After I get home from work I am scared to go anywhere on the internet so I can avoid spoilers (besides tigerdroppings of course). ...
| More Sports Board|| Adam Scott Penalty Thread - MikeD on 7/22/12 at 10:22 am|
With all the golfers on here, this should merit its own thread separate from the Open thread.
I think Scott should have called the penalty on himself.
The ball doesn't move for 5 minutes while he walks up there and then moves 7 seconds after his practice swing means he made it move. Penalty....
| More Sports Board|| Clay Bennett is Scum - MikeD on 6/6/12 at 10:43 pm|
Ripped the Sonics from Seattle and now is getting glorified by OKC faithful....
| More Sports Board|| Lamar Odom Issues - MikeD on 5/7/12 at 7:08 pm|
What were the 'personal issues' that Lamar Odom was going through? Reading an article about him not receiving a playoff share and just was curious if anyone had heard anything. ...
| Movie/TV Board|| Celebrity Apprentice Season Thread <SPOILERS> - MikeD on 2/19/12 at 8:40 pm|
Just starting this for Adam Carolla's presence.
This is the first time I've watched this series in several years....
| LSU Ticket Exchange|| Want BCS tix - will pay 2000 for 2 - MikeD on 1/6/12 at 8:09 pm|
Send me an email at
| Pelicans Talk|| Times Pic Ad By CP3? - MikeD on 12/14/11 at 9:56 pm|
Do y'all think that Chris Paul will take out a full page ad in the paper to thank the fans and the city for their support?
I think he will...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Jed Collins Penalties - MikeD on 12/11/11 at 2:35 pm|
Geez take it easy.
Two holding calls and now an offensive PI call....
| O-T Lounge|| Accident on I-10 at Hwy 30 Exit - MikeD on 11/29/11 at 8:10 pm|
Anyone know what happened? Looked to be a car going the wrong way on I-10E with a head on collision. Pretty scary looking at the two cars involved....
| Tiger Rant|| LSU Band Leaving the Stadium Last Night - MikeD on 11/6/11 at 3:22 pm|
The band leaving the game walking to the bus through the Alabama fans. Great atmosphere after the game. ...
| More Sports Board|| Rank the Playoffs Collapses - MikeD on 10/28/11 at 10:28 pm|
Yankees up 3-0
Blazers up 15 points on Lakers in 4th quarter Game 7
Oilers up 38-3 on Bills
edit for Blazers fix....
| Tiger Rant|| Felonies and College Football - MikeD on 8/21/11 at 12:52 pm|
I'm trying to get an idea of what other programs response to players charged with felonies have been in the past.
A google search for "college football felony" reminded me of the 4 Auburn players kicked off the team last year after being charged with felonies. [link=(http://sports.espn.go.com...
| O-T Lounge|| Pelican Point Conditions - MikeD on 6/23/11 at 8:31 pm|
Heard the greens there have been terrible recently from a few people. I thought the greens superintendent got fired. Has anybody played it in the last few days? Links or Lakes......
| Outdoor Board|| Home Defense Shotgun Ammo - MikeD on 5/10/11 at 7:30 pm|
What kind of shot would y'all recommend? I've got a 12 gauge used for bird hunting and just recently felt the need to begin keeping it loaded around the house. Currently I got 7.5 shot from duck season.
This good or should I go with bigger pellets?...
| More Sports Board|| Steve Nash vs. Jason Richardson - MikeD on 4/6/11 at 8:14 pm|
The next great rivalry in the NBA. It makes sense why J Rich got shipped out of town.
| O-T Lounge|| Weekend Golf Trips - MikeD on 4/5/11 at 9:42 pm|
Anyone have any recommendations for 2 or 3 day golf trips within a 4 hour drive of BR? All inclusive for golf and stay type deals are what we are looking for. I'm already going to Gulf Shores later this month so not there....
| O-T Lounge|| iPad 2 - MikeD on 3/28/11 at 10:49 pm|
Does the Mall of LA Apple store have these in stock? Online the wait is 3-4 weeks. ...
| Outdoor Board|| Raffles - MikeD on 2/5/11 at 7:38 pm|
Anyone ever had any success with raffles at CCA or DU banquets? I won one of these last night. Not sure which design because I didn't make the drawing but I'm pretty happy about my $15 investment.
| Outdoor Board|| Thawing Frozen Deer Meat - MikeD on 1/2/11 at 1:20 pm|
I left a frozen back strap out on the counter last night to start thawing but forgot to put it into the fridge before going to bed. This morning it was completely thawed (no duh!) but had been sitting out for 12 hours.
Is this piece of meat finished or still usable?...