| O-T Lounge|| Ancient Astronaut Theorist...what a cool title. - Gaston on 4/22/14 at 9:37 am|
I watched a few of these ancient alien shows yesterday and they said the term Ancient Astronaut Theorist no less than 100 times. Great term, and I'd use it to if it were my show.
Anyway, even though the probability that Greek gods were actually aliens is very damn low, it makes more sense to me ...
| O-T Lounge|| What's your favorite writing instrument? - Gaston on 4/21/14 at 2:32 pm|
I've been using a Delfonics pen for a bit and it's my new favorite. They're wooden pens with fine ball point.
| Outdoor Board|| My new cooler thread. I want to modify it to make it a bit better. - Gaston on 4/17/14 at 9:01 am|
I didn't want or need the weight or the keep-cool prowess of a Yeti, and I figured a smaller cooler is going to be opened a ton more than a large one so a good deal of that thickness is overkill. I wanted a poly icechest I could stand on and something I could easily bring on the paddleboard or 4whe...
| O-T Lounge|| Coworker put up a swimsuit calendar above his computer...pic added pg 2. - Gaston on 4/10/14 at 3:10 pm|
I'd say we work in a fairly conservative cubicle environment and this guy is a friend. April 2014 is Cerise and she's sporting a white strapless bikini, and is quite fetching. Hanging on his cube wall right above his computer.
I'd hate to make him self conscious if there's nothing to worry ab...
| O-T Lounge|| Do you let your vehicle warm up? - Gaston on 4/3/14 at 1:39 pm|
I work with a bunch nerds, I call them home schoolers, and I've witnessed, more than once, them sitting their vehicle, still, until engine gets to temp. Yesterday it was a Corolla, and as i'm walking out I hear the car make an audible adjustment, like the fan kicking in or something, then he takes ...
| Outdoor Board|| Anyone have an older (2001-2002) Polaris ATV? 4wd issues. - Gaston on 3/31/14 at 8:43 am|
Got a new to me bike and I finally got it out in the mud. I've suspected that the 4wd wasn't working since the lights on the dash weren't lighting up and the speedometer doesn't work, outside of lighting up. Apparently the speedos are sensitive to water and without it working the 4wd doesn't engag...
| O-T Lounge|| Think it's possible/safe to mount a golf cart seat on an ATV? - Gaston on 3/17/14 at 4:42 pm|
Thinking of mounting something like this:
On the back of this, obviously rear facing:
| O-T Lounge|| This is the most hipsterish crap I've ever seen. - Gaston on 2/25/14 at 3:53 pm|
| Outdoor Board|| 120mm (or 81mm) Ammo Can as Truck Tool Box. - Gaston on 2/25/14 at 8:40 am|
I'm thinking about buying a 120mm ammo can to mount to my roof rack so I can store tools and such up there. I need it to be removable so I can use the rack for my board though.
| Music Board|| Gillian Welch & David Rawlings play 'Hard Times'. - Gaston on 2/21/14 at 1:48 pm|
I love how slowly she plays the banjo. Incredible country musician.
More, since they're awesome, from their Tiny Desk.
| O-T Lounge|| Think this is going to work? Outdoor play set. - Gaston on 2/17/14 at 11:37 am|
This is for the Arts Alive festival in BSL. [link=(http://www.artsalivegulfcoast.com/)]ArtsAlive[/link] Trying to emulate the Nighthawks painting.
| Outdoor Board|| Tacoma soft camper pics + flat kayak on roof rack. - Gaston on 2/17/14 at 11:01 am|
Recovery hitch visible in this one too.
Tailgate dent mod I did backing into a tree.
| O-T Lounge|| Over The Hill gift to myself...watch wrist shots. - Gaston on 2/14/14 at 9:24 am|
Turned goddamn 40 today, not much else to say about that. Bought myself a watch a few bands to celebrate my loss of youth. I took the factory black leather band and deployant clasp off to save for special occasions. The green canvas band gets the first go 'round. The dial color changes with ligh...
| Food and Drink Board|| Finally ate at Maximo's grill. - Gaston on 2/6/14 at 12:35 pm|
I've only eaten at the bar and in the front room, and since the janky bathrooms are upstairs I never really had a reason to go back to the grill area. From the front room the grill looks super cool, the level of the dining room floor is higher than the floor behind the grill bar so it looks like yo...
| O-T Lounge|| Paypal for overseas payment...would you have covered the fees? - Gaston on 1/31/14 at 11:37 am|
So I ordered an item a while back and it finally got to the production stage, time to pay...
[quote]we have good news for you! Your ordered watch will be ready for shipment within the next 2 weeks after we receive your payment. We kindly ask you for transmitting the amount of EUR 623,03 to ou...
| O-T Lounge|| Help me decide on a soft top for my truck. - Gaston on 1/27/14 at 10:53 am|
It's down to two tops, a Bestop Supertop or a Softopper. The Bestop has removable windows and black hardware, with a bit different bimini setup. I like the look when the windows are removed but it might be a PITA to store them otherwise. Bestop only comes in black, I think I'd get a tan softopper...
| Outdoor Board|| Going to an indoor range tonight. Tips? - Gaston on 1/24/14 at 3:30 pm|
So far I've been a terrible shot with my plastic pistol. IDK if it's my sight or my aim or my twitchy squeeze...but I want to work on SOMETHING to fix it.
First off, my sights...the center aiming dot is HUGE and blocks the entire target at most distances.
| O-T Lounge|| Eastern Sierras road trip? Great places to stay, eat or see on 395 south of LT? - Gaston on 1/24/14 at 1:00 pm|
Road tripping up Hwy 395 to Lake Tahoe, looking to stay in or around Mammoth area for a few days, then onto Lake Tahoe for a few. Recommendations?
Was looking to do a B&B around Mammoth then a VRBO place on our own on the west shore of Lake Tahoe.
ETA: Around the end of May....
| Outdoor Board|| Anyone else willing to admit to driving a Tacoma? - Gaston on 1/21/14 at 9:37 am|
I'm not so happy with the plastic in the bed, namely the tailgate and the bed rails. I'm thinking of changing it all out to metal but I'm trying to convince myself not to spend the money.
I'm mostly scared of the tailgate, really afraid I'll bend the shite out of it. $250 for a metal reinforci...
| Food and Drink Board|| Alexandria upscale bar...Diamond Grill, Bellinos? - Gaston on 1/18/14 at 12:27 pm|
Getting all fancied up tonight and want to go have a drink, maybe an app or two, just wondering if there were any upscale places for such.
Was just thinking of walking into Diamond Grill with no reservations and heading up to the bar. That legit?
I remember the drinks being good at Bellinos, ...
| Outdoor Board|| Anyone have a Bestop soft camper shell? - Gaston on 1/17/14 at 12:19 pm|
Thinking of getting one on the ole girl to keep our stuff dry on a roadtrip to the mountains. Looks like it installs super easy since I have gear rails on the inside of the bed already. I doubt wind noise is an issue since I already have a loud-ass roof rack. Just wondering if it's a flappy POS o...
| O-T Lounge|| Think it'd be tough to pull off red boots? - Gaston on 1/16/14 at 6:33 pm|
I've been looking for slip on boots and these are cheap. The red is bizarre, but not as much as the white soles.
| O-T Lounge|| Anyone wear Blundstone boots? - Gaston on 1/11/14 at 11:31 am|
Saw them on Zappos while looking for some slip on boots. Never seen this brand, anyone have experience with them? They seem to have a ton of different versions of soles and toe shape, it's just hard to tell dimensions in photos.
| O-T Lounge|| Proper watch photo thread. - Gaston on 1/10/14 at 8:35 am|
These aren't necessarily my style, just interesting photos of watches that may catch people's eye. Post some, or don't.
| O-T Lounge|| Military/History folks, what do these colors symbolize? NATO watch strap. - Gaston on 1/8/14 at 3:35 pm|
I bought it for ...
| O-T Lounge|| 46 or 50" TV? Leaning toward the 46. - Gaston on 1/7/14 at 10:36 am|
Same number of pixels, the 46 should be sharper and better, right?
Between these two:
[link=(http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/918930-REG/samsung_un46f5500afxza_un46f5500_46_1080p_led.html)]Samsung 46" 5500[/link]
| O-T Lounge|| WYWI? The new automatic Swatch. Sistem 51 - Gaston on 1/6/14 at 1:28 pm|
New watch with ~90 hours of power reserve, an automatic movement with 51 parts.
Integrated bands, but it's a Sw...
| Food and Drink Board|| Elk skirt steak cooking? - Gaston on 1/4/14 at 1:31 pm|
Salt & pepper, sear on the grill and eat rare? Just slicing at an angle against the grain.
| O-T Lounge|| Are extended service agreements good deals IYO? - Gaston on 12/31/13 at 8:26 am|
Do you value the dealer service over an independent? Do you trust the dealer to unearth problems? Do you think the dealer's scheduled maintenance is sufficient?
For reference let's say its a luxury sedan covered under a soon to be expiring service agreement (free service). Say they want $2k to...
| O-T Lounge|| Anyone here slackline? Tips, advice? - Gaston on 12/31/13 at 7:49 am|
Never tried it, but I got a Gibbons rig for Christmas so today is the day. Gonna take my boy to the park and try to rig it between trees.
Shoes? I figure the lower the better, or is having the line super tight more difficult? Should be cool for my 7 yr old to try? Am I gonna break my arm?