| Food and Drink Board|| Designing a Kitchen (well sort of) - need some ideas - Powerman on 1/26/15 at 12:11 pm|
So I'll be building a house soon and I'm trying to get all of my kitchen ideas settled before I jump into things.
So far the only big kitchen item I have on my wish list is an induction range
Was debating on a wine cooler and possibly refrigerator drawers if I can justify it in the budget
| Money Talk|| Are mortgage rates higher in TX? - Powerman on 1/18/15 at 6:02 am|
Can't think of any reason why they would be but according to my girlfriend who works in a related industry, it's not common to see people close residential deals there with a sub 4% rate.
She claims (and I don't know if she's full of it) that Texas rates are substantially higher than national rat...
| Political Talk|| 1 in 8 White people in Louisiana have black ancestry - Powerman on 12/24/14 at 7:17 am|
[quote]About 12 percent of Louisiana residents who identify themselves as white have at least 1 percent African ancestry, or one African ancestor within the last 11 generations, according to a new repo...
| Tiger Rant|| 2013 Offense - Similar to what 2003/2004 USC Would do in SEC? - Powerman on 12/23/14 at 7:10 pm|
I was thinking about that earlier today. A lot of people say that USC wouldn't have had it so easy in the SEC.
I suppose you could make an argument that the skill position talent on both teams was pretty similar.
Would USC have put up similar numbers in the SEC during those years in your opin...
| Music Board|| Music you prefer to listen to with headphones? - Powerman on 12/18/14 at 8:46 pm|
I know...odd question. I used to prefer listening to some music with headphones on...now not so much.
Anyway just got some new headphones and looking for some good tunes to check it out with
I've checked out a few of the songs in the really long "what are you listening to" thread.
| Money Talk|| Tax Question - state income taxes - Powerman on 12/18/14 at 4:02 pm|
So I live in Texas and my company has been deducting Louisiana income taxes for most of 2014
I work offshore so I'm technically not working in Louisiana
Will I get a full refund of those taxes paid if I file as a Texas resident?
What should I be expecting come tax filing time?...
| Money Talk|| Building a house - looking for some advice - Powerman on 12/17/14 at 7:52 pm|
I've decided to build a house instead of buy one...
I'll be meeting with a bank to get a letter of prequalification first then meeting with a builder, no agent will be involved.
What all do I need to have in order to get the ball rolling on this? I've read that I should plan on making a depos...
| O-T Lounge|| Where would I buy rocks? - Powerman on 12/11/14 at 2:00 pm|
So looking for a gift for someone that really likes rocks and crystals and has a decent collection
Anyone know of a good store where I could find some nice rocks to buy?...
| Gaming Board|| Anyone have a gaming chair? - Powerman on 12/11/14 at 1:53 pm|
If so what are your thoughts?
I have my PS4 in my bedroom right now mainly for the purpose of streaming movies and TV while I'm laying in bed, but I don't really have a comfortable chair for any gaming. I don't do a whole lot of gaming but I just bought a couple of games that I think I'll like.
| Tech Board|| Any computer forensics gurus out there? - Powerman on 11/27/14 at 9:05 am|
I've got a little situation at my place of employment that I'm trying to investigate
The scenario. Myself and another employee who I rotate with on an assignment share some information that we exchange on a hard drive.
A few weeks ago the hard drive was stolen. Didn't think much of it other ...
| O-T Lounge|| Recommend Some Art Galleries in NOLA area plz - Powerman on 11/23/14 at 9:32 pm|
Mainly thinking of paintings and perhaps even some small sculptures suitable for home decoration.
Doesn't have to be anything expensive. Just looking for some decent things to put into a new place.
| Political Talk|| Living Wage Calculator - thoughts? - Powerman on 11/19/14 at 4:17 pm|
MIT put together a living wage calculator a while back so I was curious to see what type of numbers it comes up with.
It narrows it down to the county/parish level.
For EBR Parish the living wage it calculates for a single adult is $9.57 an hour.
The calculation is based on working 2080 hou...
| Tiger Rant|| True or False - Passing game is so horrid we'd be better off not even passing - Powerman on 11/16/14 at 9:36 pm|
I'd say that this would at least hold true in the Arkansas game. The passing game was so horrid you might actually have had more success just replacing every passing attempt with a QB sneak.
We had less than 40 yards going into the 4th quarter and several sacks up to that point probably almost c...
| Tiger Rant|| So we can't pass the ball - should still be able to generate some offense - Powerman on 11/16/14 at 9:17 pm|
Look at Wisconsin
They're actually a worse passing team than we are. Yet they find ways to move the ball.
If we're so inept at passing the ball that we're going to try to run it 80% of the time then the running game needs to be more creative. You can't expect to run vanilla in between the ...
| More Sports Board|| Interesting stat regarding rushing record yesterday - Powerman on 11/16/14 at 9:04 pm|
The single game receiving record was also broken against Nebraska.
Troy Edwards of LA Tech had 405 yards receiving in a loss to Nebraska in 1998. Interesting that now both the single game rushing and receiving records are against Nebraska. That would have probably seemed like the most far fetch...
| Food and Drink Board|| Suggestions on what to serve with Gumbo - Powerman on 11/10/14 at 10:03 am|
Was going to make a gumbo for some of my TX people this week and was about to go shopping.
Trying to think of some other Louisiana items that I might be able to serve as apps or sides.
There is potato salad obviously but that's about all I can think of. French bread?
I was definitely going...
| Food and Drink Board|| Help with Chicken and Dumplings - Powerman on 11/2/14 at 9:37 pm|
Never made them before. I can't imagine it's terribly difficult. One of my friends wants me to make it for her daughter's birthday. Apparently it's one of her favorite things to eat that her grandmother used to make.
So since I have an ego and full confidence in the food and drink board, I'm d...
| Tiger Rant|| 264 yards rushing against #1 D in the nation - Powerman on 10/25/14 at 10:48 pm|
I'll take it
Only 142 yards passing but it was enough to win
If we could just get a little more out of the passing game this team could beat anyone...
| Political Talk|| Incidence of homosexuality linked to paternal diet of ancestors - Powerman on 10/20/14 at 9:34 pm|
Turns out that there is some evidence to support that what a man eats can increase the chances of their offspring being gay. Ironically as it turns out, most of these things are southern classics.
Grits, sweet tea, ...
| Tiger Rant|| Is every game a tossup at this point? - Powerman on 10/13/14 at 12:51 pm|
I think the only sure W I see is going to be Kentucky and that should probably be a contested game.
Kentucky's offense should give our D some fits but eventually we'll have to be able to stop one of these spread type offenses because we keep seeing them.
Ole Miss - They'll be favored but it's ...