| Food and Drink Board|| I Lunched at Tujagues Yesterday - PlanoPrivateer on 4/29/13 at 11:36 am|
As a follow up to the thread about the Tujagues building possibly being sold, I made sure to have it on my list for my current trip to New Orleans. We were a party of 8. We made reservations for noon on Sunday which happened to be during a heavy rain. Upon our arrival there was only one couple in...
| Food and Drink Board|| Bud Rips Bar in New Orleans - Is it in the original location - PlanoPrivateer on 1/20/13 at 12:19 pm|
In another thread someone mentioned Bud Rips. That brought back some very old memories. What I am wondering is, are they still in the same location? 30+ years ago it used to be one of our regular stops on the Downtown Irish Club’s monthly meetings and the annual “practice parade” route a couple w...
| Tiger Rant|| Mikie Mahtook at Stone Crab game last night - PlanoPrivateer on 5/16/12 at 8:20 am|
I hope I didn’t put the Gris Gris on Mikie Mahtook. I went to see his Charlotte Stone Crab team play in Ft Myers last night. Mikie was on a 6 game hitting streak. 5 of those were multi-hit games with 2 doubles the night before.
I had never been to the Ft Myers stadium and figured this was a g...
| Money Talk|| Possibility of an Israeli – Iran conflict - PlanoPrivateer on 2/4/12 at 8:14 am|
Is anyone worried about the possibility of an Israeli – Iran conflict? I am thinking about moving some 401K stock mutual funds to stable value. Thoughts?...
| Money Talk|| Takingstock - any update to your Signing Bonus issue? - PlanoPrivateer on 10/24/11 at 12:29 pm|
Employment Signing Bonus Issue
Anybody have experience with a situation like this...I was recently hired on at a large firm and signed an employment contract that stipulated I would receive a signing bonus of X. Whe...
| Food and Drink Board|| Atlanta Restaurant, Serpas - Dinner was Outstanding - PlanoPrivateer on 7/11/11 at 1:20 pm|
Attention those in Atlanta
I stayed at the Atlanta midtown W hotel this past weekend for a wedding. A few of us had dinner at Serpas which is about a $15 cab ride from the hotel. Limited menu and reasonable prices. Owned by ex Louisiana resident named Scott Serpas. I had the skate. It was on...
| Food and Drink Board|| Heads up! Live crawfish $1.99 pound at Kroger stores in the Dallas area - PlanoPrivateer on 4/7/11 at 10:33 pm|
Dallas area crawfish alert
Kroger has a newspaper ad – live crawfish in approximately 35 pound sacks for $1.99 a pound Friday, Saturday and Sunday while supplies last. I’ve got a sack reserved for Friday at a Kroger store near me in Frisco. I have no idea about the size or quality of the crawfi...
| Food and Drink Board|| Cvitanovich Honored - PlanoPrivateer on 3/7/11 at 1:30 pm|
I did a search and didn’t see this. A nice honor for one of our restaurateurs. Like to see successful people give something back to the community.
| Money Talk|| MVIS Up 30% so far today - PlanoPrivateer on 12/3/10 at 11:22 am|
10:30 AM Eastern Standard Time, 12/03/2010 (MidnightTrader) -- Microvision (MVIS)rallies after Ticonderoga Securities reportedly sees Apple's iPhone 5 as a potential early adopter for a pico projector that would allow the user to project a presentation on a large surface. Could be a boon for MVIS, t...
| Money Talk|| Taxing Healh Benefits - PlanoPrivateer on 6/28/10 at 12:16 pm|
This was in an email sent by a friend. I hadn't heard about this.
2011 W-2 Tax Forms
Should you want to verify this, go to http://www.thomas.gov/, enter "HR 3590" in the search box and look for "CRS Summaries." This is what you'll find.
Title IX Revenue Provisions—Subtitle A: Rev...
| Food and Drink Board|| Hogs Head Cheese - PlanoPrivateer on 6/10/10 at 9:11 pm|
Anyone know of a good place to buy hogs head cheese in Metairie or Kenner? Wife needs to take some back to Texas on Sunday.
| Money Talk|| LPIH down today - PlanoPrivateer on 4/29/10 at 12:48 pm|
Just for yucks I added Longwei Pete Investment Holdings (LPIH) to my watch list after reading a little about it on here. It’s down over 9% today while the DJIA is up 1.2%. Checked for news on LPIH but came up empty. Any of the quants on the board have a feeling about them?...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Just got back from South Beach - PlanoPrivateer on 2/5/10 at 11:30 pm|
It was wet and nasty but a good time. Who dats outnumbered the Dolts big time....
| Money Talk|| Just my luck - PlanoPrivateer on 2/4/10 at 11:22 am|
DJI down over 200 points as I post this. I apologize for not letting you know yesterday that I was purchasing some stock. That way you could have shorted the market big time. Sorry.
| Tiger Rant|| Tiger Band - thank you - PlanoPrivateer on 1/4/10 at 11:39 am|
I want to put in a good word for the Tiger band at the bowl game. I know some of them read this board. It’s a small point but little details often are the difference between average and great. When our band entered the stadium from the parking lot it was raining hard. Our guys and gals were line...
| More Sports Board|| Loser's Pool Pick Help - PlanoPrivateer on 12/29/09 at 3:50 pm|
I’m in an NFL loser’s pool with a pot of about $10,000. There are 16 of us left. I have to pick one loser this week. Because you can only pick a team once during the year, of the choices I have left these are the best three.
New England to lose at Houston
Cincinnati to lose at NY Jets
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Frisco, TX - Saints spot - PlanoPrivateer on 10/31/09 at 5:34 pm|
The wife will be in Frisco Texas for the Saints game. Does anyone know of a good viewing place where Saints fans gather?...
| Money Talk|| Here is an idea I think I’m going to think about - PlanoPrivateer on 12/5/08 at 11:11 am|
Part of my retirement strategy is to have both Traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs. As has been discussed several times on this board, no one knows what the tax rates will be when we retire so you can’t be sure of which is best for you. I believe that by having both traditional and Roth IRAs I will be ...
| Money Talk|| New Meaning for Some Words Used on Wall Street - PlanoPrivateer on 10/9/08 at 7:48 am|
CEO, ... Chief Embezzlement Officer.
CFO, ... Corporate Fraud Officer.
BULL MARKET, ... A random market movement causing an investor to mistake himself for a financial genius.
BEAR MARKET, ... A 6 to 18 month period when the kids get no allowance, the wife gets no jewelry, ...
| Money Talk|| I'm doing a slow burn - PlanoPrivateer on 9/30/08 at 12:04 pm|
I am prepared to be pissed off. Why? Because some guy (read thousands) who
Bought a house about the same time as I did
Bought a house that cost 2 or 3 times more than mine did
Put less than 20% down like I did
Had a job that paid less than mine did
Had more debt than I did (no debt other tha...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| Jon Bostic - PlanoPrivateer on 9/20/08 at 7:16 am|
I got to see Jon Bostic last night. The "word" is he is U of Florida bound and will enroll for the spring semester.
He looked good. Played middle linebacker, outside line back and running back. He also returned punts. How many middle linebackers return punts? The other team's punter could no...
| Money Talk|| Money Market Accounts - PlanoPrivateer on 9/19/08 at 11:46 am|
Does this mean my Fidelity and Vanguard Money Market Accounts are now "FDIC Like" insured?...