| Money Talk|| USAA New Officer Loan - NaturalBeam on 1/19/15 at 2:58 pm|
USAA offers a 1-time loan for new officers - $25k at 2.99%, unsecured.
I'm thinking about taking it but am trying to decide what to do with it. I have about $43k left in student loans at 6.5% so I could throw it at these loans for a better rate - but then I would lose the benefit of deducting so...
| O-T Lounge|| Grammar question - NaturalBeam on 11/20/13 at 3:52 pm|
Let's assume John and Jill share a house together, and each have their own cars.
I believe it is correct to say "Let's go over to John and Jill's house" - with the 's at the end of Jill only, b/c they share the same house.
But if we want to see both of their cars, I think we have to say "Let's...
| O-T Lounge|| Question about MEPS - NaturalBeam on 11/18/13 at 11:21 am|
So I did my MEPS exam a few months ago, and am working on a security clearance in one of the final stages of applying for the Guard. I was reviewing some of my paperwork that I filled out at MEPS, and I realized that I checked "no" where it asked if I had ever been suspended from school.
| SEC Rant|| The Faux-hatred of UT from Bama fans - NaturalBeam on 10/22/13 at 12:33 pm|
is just code for "Please let us keep playing them every year!"
I get it, they're a slam dunk win each year so I can't blame y'all for wanting an easier schedule. I have no problem with that. But why not just be honest about it, instead of trying to pretend that you wouldn't piss on a UT fan on ...
| Fantasy Sports Board|| Trade value of Colston (PPR) - NaturalBeam on 9/25/13 at 6:51 am|
I've got too many good, but not elite WRs - and only mediocre RBs along with my RB1. I want to offer Colston up for a similarly-valued RB. Who are some fair guys to seek in a trade for him?...
| Food and Drink Board|| Bourbon decanter - NaturalBeam on 8/20/13 at 7:09 am|
Should I put mine to use? I'm picking up a bottle of Blanton's today after trying it this weekend - I have a decanter, but will it store better in the airtight bottle? Maybe it depends on how long it will be stored - I haven't been drinking much at all lately, so it will last me a few months....
| O-T Lounge|| Ch. 2 physical at MEPS - NaturalBeam on 8/7/13 at 3:34 pm|
Has anyone had any issues with this test? I did my complete physical yesterday and everything was mostly fine - still have to wait a few weeks on the blood/urine tests - and hearing/vision weren't perfect but close to it, except for depth perception which I straight-up failed.
It was that line o...
| O-T Lounge|| Things to do in Greenville, SC - NaturalBeam on 7/17/13 at 11:29 am|
I'm flying in here next month and will just be staying one afternoon and night before driving to a wedding the next day - no clue where to stay or what to do.
Has anyone been and can recommend anything? We'll be short on time and Mrs. NB is preggos - so not looking for any hiking excursions or a...
| Food and Drink Board|| Omakase in Vegas - NaturalBeam on 7/17/13 at 9:44 am|
Anyone have any recommendations? Going in about a month, so I'd like to make a reservation now if needed. We eat sushi everytime we go, but have never done an Omakase before. We've eaten at Tao a few times, Koi, and Nobu - maybe another I can't recall. But this time I really want an Omakase menu...
| Food and Drink Board|| Sriracha Salt - NaturalBeam on 5/7/13 at 11:57 am|
So when I heard this was coming out a while back, I decided I had to try it. Sriracha sauce has become my crack and replaced Tony's, slap ya mama's, etc. as my seasoning that goes on nearly everything. So my hopes were high.
| Food and Drink Board|| Ribeye in a cast iron skillet (pics) - NaturalBeam on 5/4/13 at 12:01 am|
Started with a ribeye leftover from the grandmother-in-law's Christmas gift of Omaha steaks. The meat is good enough quality for me - nothing to write home about, and not something I would ever buy for myself, but better than 90% of the Xmas gifts I'll receive. The ribeye is just about an inch thi...
| Political Talk|| Iraq War vet pens ‘last letter’ to Bush and Cheney - NaturalBeam on 3/20/13 at 1:18 pm|
| O-T Lounge|| Spinoff: How much car insurance do you carry? - NaturalBeam on 2/28/13 at 3:18 pm|
And how much is your premium?...
| SEC Rant|| Baseball East vs. West - NaturalBeam on 2/22/13 at 2:08 am|
SEC East teams: combined 14-14 record
SEC West teams: combined 30-2 record
| O-T Lounge|| OT Lawyers - subpoena duces tecum - NaturalBeam on 1/16/13 at 3:00 pm|
Since there seem to be so many of these today, I figured I'd try a real one :lol:
How do I serve one of these bad boys on a non-party, non-resident entity?...
| Food and Drink Board|| Quinoa recipes - NaturalBeam on 1/16/13 at 12:12 pm|
I just learned that it is high in protein and a great alternative to meat, which I'm trying to eat less of. I had it for the first time last night when the wife put it in a stew with tomatoes and butternut squash.
Anyone have any other recipes for a 'meatless Monday' featuring this stuff?...
| O-T Lounge|| Anybody here an active or retired JAG officer? - NaturalBeam on 12/6/12 at 1:11 pm|
I've got some questions...
| O-T Lounge|| Need a gift idea for a Santa Swap party - NaturalBeam on 11/30/12 at 11:05 am|
$20-30 range - group demo is upper 20's, mostly married/engaged, no kids - preferably a gift that doesn't favor either male/female too strongly....
| O-T Lounge|| Christmas gift for wife - NaturalBeam on 11/27/12 at 3:03 pm|
Anybody got any suggestions? I just bought her a new vehicle, so we agreed not to do xmas gifts, but I want to get something small anyway - somewhere in the $300-400 range. It can be on one item, or split up for multiple items.
She doesn't like cheap shit, so any bags, purses, and most jewelry ...
| Money Talk|| Buying a car under my business - NaturalBeam on 11/8/12 at 4:46 pm|
So I have a "business" - no legal filings, but I do have a business bank account, card, and checks with my business name on it. It's for no other purpose than to keep track of my business expenses more easily.
I'm about to buy my wife a new car - Will I have any problems buying it under the busi...