| Tiger Rant|| LSU fan in Spain - Spirit of Dunson on 2/1/16 at 2:23 pm|
Pre-emptive cool story, bro! I was at a tapas place in Seville, Spain yesterday. My son was wearing a LSU hat, and the waiter said "GO TIGERS!" in terrible English. He said he is a huge NBA and NCAA basketball fan, and loves LSU. I thought he was just being nice, but then he mentioned that he wat...
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| More Sports|| Catch or no catch? Quiz on NFL rules for a completion - Spirit of Dunson on 2/1/16 at 2:18 pm|
Thought this was a good little quiz on some interesting calls this year. [link=(http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/01/29/sports/football/nfl-catch-rule.html)]NYT Catch or no catch quiz.[/link] Apparently, I suck at the rules of football....
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| O-T Lounge|| Crossfit as a religion - Spirit of Dunson on 11/30/15 at 5:38 am|
[link=(http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/28/us/some-turn-to-church-others-to-crossfit.html)]When some turn to church, others go to crossfit [/link] Article about what makes a religion a religion. Uses crossfit as an example (as well as college football, and star trek). Is it still OK to post cross...View Topic - Replies (8)
| Money Talk|| Recent press for Bitcoin - Spirit of Dunson on 11/5/15 at 6:11 am|
I am not interested in discussing the volatility of bitcoin so much [link=(http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/05/business/dealbook/value-of-bitcoin-surges-emerging-from-a-lull-in-interest.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=second-column-region®ion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news)]like in the NYT[/link...View Topic - Replies (1)
| O-T Lounge|| Real life Zoolander? - "Migrant Chic" photo shoot - Spirit of Dunson on 10/8/15 at 2:08 am|
[link=(http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/08/world/europe/hungarian-fashion-photographer-defends-migrant-chic-spread.html?module=WatchingPortal®ion=c-column-middle-span-region&pgType=Homepage&action=click&mediaId=thumb_square&state=standard&contentPlacement=2&version=internal&contentCollection=www.nytim...View Topic - Replies (17)
| O-T Lounge|| Any Jade Helm updates? - Spirit of Dunson on 8/16/15 at 2:14 pm|
I've been trying to follow Jade Helm form overseas, but no local news coverage seems to have any information on it. I have been using the SALUTE reports on counterjadehelm.info, and frankly, I am a little disturbed by what I have been reading. Both the Texas and Louisiana EYEWITNESS reports say t...View Topic - Replies (19)
| Money Talk|| Vanguard Fund Allocation advice - Spirit of Dunson on 7/27/15 at 6:06 am|
So I have taken the Money Board's advice and have set up a Vanguard Account. Now I need to purchase some funds. I have read the thread in the sticky about Vanguard for novice investors. However, since every time one of these threads is posted, everyone says "we need more information about your sit...View Topic - Replies (3)
| O-T Lounge|| Need help - Any updates on Jade Helm? - Spirit of Dunson on 7/15/15 at 1:57 pm|
I'm living overseas and everyone here is obsessed with this Greece thing. No one seems to care about the potential effects of Jade Helm. The military "exercise" started today. Any updates from over there? Stay safe, and thanks in advance!...View Topic - Replies (12)
| O-T Lounge|| Easter trip in Europe questions - Spirit of Dunson on 3/29/15 at 11:11 am|
Looks like we are going on a trip this week. Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, and Legoland Germany for the kids. I'll be travelling with a 4.5 and 6 year old. Any "Must-see" things in those places for us? We will be driving, so no worries about limitations to near public transport. Otherwise, we'...View Topic - Replies (7)
| Help Board|| Might need to go to 25 or more threads per page - Spirit of Dunson on 2/13/15 at 12:31 pm|
The Rant looks like a 5 year old girl's room there are so many stickies....
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| Money Talk|| Traditional IRA Question - What's the point? - Spirit of Dunson on 2/13/15 at 6:02 am|
We make too much to contribute to a Roth IRA or to qualify for a tax-deductible contribution to a traditional IRA. Is there any point at all in contributing to a traditional IRA in this position, or should I just keep going with my other investment vehicles (equities, funds, gold, etc.)? I'll ...View Topic - Replies (4)
| Food and Drink|| Cooking with horse meat - Spirit of Dunson on 2/2/15 at 2:37 am|
So, I will be making a chili this weekend, and was going to use horsemeat. There is a sort of famous horse butcher in my village, and I thought that chili was the safest way to introduce it to my family before I break out the horse steaks. I assume it is like cooking deer since it is so lean. I p...
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| Tech Board|| VPN and Routers flashed with DD-WRT - updated with solution - Spirit of Dunson on 1/16/15 at 4:05 am|
I will be subscribibg to a VPN service, but would rather have one via the router to support all devices, over one that you enable device by device. I understand I need to use a router that is flashed with DD-WRT or Tomato. However, I am smart enough to know what I don't know... and I don't know e...
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| O-T Lounge|| Running early am vs mid am - Question for experienced runners/physiologists - Spirit of Dunson on 11/14/14 at 12:07 pm|
I run 4-5 days a week and almost always at 4:30-5:00 am. Typical runs are 5-10 miles. Occasionally when I have the chance to run mid morning, say 9:00, I find that I feel 10x better and easily drop 30 sec off my pace. Is it just better blood flow? Warmer muscles? Something else? ...View Topic - Replies (9)
| Food and Drink|| brewery tours next weekend - Updated - Spirit of Dunson on 10/31/14 at 9:41 am|
Leffe Chimay Rochefort Maredsous Wilderen If I could get one beer at each one, what should it be? UPDATE: Just got back. Did Leffe brewery since it is in a pretty town. Did a couple of small non-exporting craft breweries, and a couple of the above mentioned trappists... However, we d...
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| Help Board|| Question about popups in different countries - Spirit of Dunson on 9/5/14 at 6:12 am|
Chicken, Long time member, first time serious help board poster. I used to never get popups on this great site. Now that I have moved to Europe, i get some random popup ads and whatnot (nothing with sound, though). I am using the same tablet I have always used which is why I am confused. Does...
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| Tiger Rant|| Will there be a where to watch thread? - Spirit of Dunson on 8/26/14 at 1:16 pm|
Anyone know where to watch in Mannheim, Germany? Serious question....
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| O-T Lounge|| Need suggestions - Paris with kids - Spirit of Dunson on 8/1/14 at 6:18 am|
The wife and I are taking my daughter to Paris for her 4th birthday. Our 5-year old son will be with us as well. We will probably exhaust my idea of kid-friendly Paris ideas in 2 days. What to do besides: Eiffel Tower Luxembourg Gardens Notre Dame Seine river cruises Centre Pompidou Piscine Jo...View Topic - Replies (15)
| Soccer Board|| watching the world cup final in Germany - Spirit of Dunson on 7/13/14 at 12:52 am|
Going to a public viewing in Mannheim to watch the match. Pretty stoked to watch it with locals and party afterwards. Unfortunately, I have no Germany gear, so I'll be rocking the USMNT jersey tonight. CSB. IDGAF...
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| O-T Lounge|| Nothing like moving to realize how much "stuff" you have - Spirit of Dunson on 6/24/14 at 5:21 pm|
Moving this Saturday, and the movers packed it all up today. I thought we lived simply, but I stand corrected. ...View Topic - Replies (20)