| O-T Lounge|| Where are people buying shorts from lately? - HurricaneDunc on 4/20/13 at 11:15 am|
Let's clarify - non camo and not cargo. Sorry Baton Rouge. Ralph Lauren? Bonobos? Gap?
Eat: what brand?...
| O-T Lounge|| Selling household items on Craigslist - HurricaneDunc on 4/5/13 at 4:38 pm|
I have a lawnmower that I no longer use due to the cheap and available labor here in Houston. I'm planning to sell it on Craigslist and my question is whether it's really necessary to put my phone number in the ad. I'm already not excited about the type of vagrants who buy used lawnmowers from Craig...
| O-T Lounge|| Anyone use an "invisible fence" to contain dogs? - HurricaneDunc on 3/8/13 at 10:45 pm|
I've got two labs, one of whom is a digger and tearing up my new flower bed. I'm looking into invisible fences for something to keep him out of the beds. Anyone have experience with these? Any recommendations? I'm not trying to keep him in the yard (it's fenced), just out of the garden. ...
| O-T Lounge|| What's your go to weather site? - HurricaneDunc on 1/30/13 at 9:00 pm|
I've been stalking the extended forecasts for Mardi Gras weekend and flipping between accuweather and wunderground. It's still 10+ days out, but looking like rain so far. However the forecast is most favorable on wunderground.
What site do you find the most reliable / use the most?...
| O-T Lounge|| Any OTers riding in a parade this year? - HurricaneDunc on 1/27/13 at 3:28 pm|
If so, which one?...
| Help Board|| Dining Guide Search Function - HurricaneDunc on 1/19/13 at 12:35 pm|
Just a heads up that the search function on the dining guide doesn't seem to be working properly. As you type, it will pre-populate a name - however when you click that name it returns no search results (says no results found). But if you type in a partial name, the restaurants will be found. For ex...
| Food and Drink Board|| New Orleans Restaurant Rec Needed - HurricaneDunc on 1/19/13 at 9:36 am|
Myself and two buddies will be in town the weekend before Mardi Gras. As some background, I'm from New Orleans and they're aren't, however they've both visited before.
That said, we're looking for somewhere to eat Friday night. Any recommendations? It's 3 guys so nothing romantic and we're probab...
| O-T Lounge|| Good Morning Thread - HurricaneDunc on 1/13/13 at 4:27 am|
I'm off to run 26.2 miles across Houston in the cold, rain and wind. ...
| O-T Lounge|| OT Runners: Cold, Rainy Weather - HurricaneDunc on 1/12/13 at 9:39 am|
I've been agonizing over the weather tomorrow for the Houston marathon. It looks like there will be some rain with temps between 49-50 degrees. Normally I would consider this perfect running conditions except that the wind will be somewhere around 15mph as the front comes through.
I'm debating on...
| Money Talk|| Rank these financial priorities - debt, savings, etc. - HurricaneDunc on 1/6/13 at 9:19 am|
How would the money board rank these priorities? Obviously there's a million factors that go into this, so feel free to make broad based assumptions. For example, I'm assuming there's a company match in a 401k to consider. Overall I've tried to include all basic areas of financial concern for young...
| Food and Drink Board|| Question regarding soup preparation and timing - HurricaneDunc on 12/31/12 at 3:00 pm|
I'm making a turtle soup as an appetizer/first course to our meal this evening. I'd like to make it ahead of time and let it sit on the stove on very low to stay warm until we are ready to serve.
Will I have any issues with this such as the soup reducing too much? It may sit on the stove for appr...
| Food and Drink Board|| Turtle Soup Recipes - HurricaneDunc on 12/29/12 at 10:26 pm|
I'm planing to cook some turtle soup for NYE dinner at my house. I've found the Commander's recipe online and it looks good. I also have the My New Orleans cookbook by John Besh and his recipe uses orange juice in place of about a 1/4 of the veal stock. Orange juice? Really? Is he trying to add swee...
| Food and Drink Board|| Cooking a filet on a cast iron/in an oven - HurricaneDunc on 12/24/12 at 6:55 pm|
I've asked the Food Board about this before, but have since lost that thread and can't remember everyone's technique.
I've got two 8 ounce filets and my goal is to cook them medium rare. I plan to put them on the cast iron and sear each side about 2 minutes each. Then, I'll put the entire cast i...
| Political Talk|| What remaining battleground states remain that Romney must win? - HurricaneDunc on 11/6/12 at 8:18 pm|
With PA and NH gone, what does he need?...
| O-T Lounge|| OT Runners - anyone have problems with stray dogs? - HurricaneDunc on 10/21/12 at 10:42 am|
I went out for a short run this morning and ran into a stray pitbull. No collar - no leash - no owners in sight. Typically most stray or loose dogs wouldn't bother me, but there's something about a pitbull being one or two stimuli away from biting people that I'm not fond of. I made eye contact with...
| O-T Lounge|| OT Runners - anyone run in Newtons? - HurricaneDunc on 10/7/12 at 12:09 pm|
I'm beginning to train for the Houston marathon and getting ready to get some new shoes. My current shoes aren't completely done (350+ miles), but they likely will be soon.
I've read a few positive reviews about the Newtons, but I really don't get what makes them so different (and expensive). I'm...
| Music Board|| Florence & The Machine Concert in the Woodlands tonight - HurricaneDunc on 9/29/12 at 10:23 am|
What should I expect at this concert? Very familiar with the venue since I live hear, but I don't listen to Florence at all. The wife does and we got free tickets, so we're going to check it out.
Anyone else seen her live?...
| O-T Lounge|| Visiting Baton Rouge and stopped at WalkOns - HurricaneDunc on 9/11/12 at 8:46 pm|
When did this place become a club? Techno pop music and announcing drink specials over the PA?
Am I just old or is this normal for campus restaurants now?...
| Political Talk|| Did Romney just quote Batman? - HurricaneDunc on 8/30/12 at 9:42 pm|
Eta: it's not the leader Gotham wants, it's the hero Gotham needs
Or something to that effect...
| O-T Lounge|| Kids with summer birthdays and starting school - HurricaneDunc on 8/9/12 at 8:39 pm|
What is the OT's opinion on holding back kids born in June-Sept back a year before starting school. The advantage is that the child isn't physically or mentally disadvantaged by being younger than their entire class, but at the same time it seems like it could be an issue as well. From what I've rea...
| Olympics Board|| Was the women's marathon on this morning? - HurricaneDunc on 8/5/12 at 7:44 am|
Anyone catch it?...
| O-T Lounge|| Anyone used the Google+ iPhone app lately? - HurricaneDunc on 7/17/12 at 9:58 pm|
It's miles above and beyond the facebook app. It's really ashame it hasn't caught on more - the app and the website as a whole. The user interface is phenomenal and I'm a pretty big fan of the circles despite facebook's attempt to replicate it. The only thing it really lacks is users. However it doe...
| Food and Drink Board|| What's the cheapest, but usable smoker around? - HurricaneDunc on 6/10/12 at 7:35 pm|
I usually just rig up my gas grill with some wood chips and water pan, but I'm thinking I'd like to use an actual smoker next time.
I'm not going to buy a BGE and I'd like something less expensive than the weber oyster deal. Can I get by with just a cheap Brinkman? Or do I need to just get the W...
| O-T Lounge|| Good Morning Thread - HurricaneDunc on 5/30/12 at 4:52 am|
| Food and Drink Board|| Crawfish Prices in Houston - reasonable? - HurricaneDunc on 5/10/12 at 12:41 pm|
I'm boiling some crawfish at the house this weekend. I called about prices and of course they can't quote me the prices for Saturday, however today's prices are:
$2 small, $3 medium, and $3.50 large per pound. This is the first time I've been quoted for 3 different types of sacks - normally I th...
| Food and Drink Board|| Cooking a filet on the stove top/oven - HurricaneDunc on 5/8/12 at 6:36 pm|
I've read several times on here the F&D board like to sear their steak in cast iron then put it in the oven. I'm cooking 3 6oz filet tonight and don't have time to search. Can anyone explain their method or link me to a good post?
| O-T Lounge|| Typical Hardwood Floor Installation Cost? - HurricaneDunc on 5/7/12 at 11:49 am|
What is the typical installation cost per sqft for hardwood floors? I'm assuming it's the cost of the flooring plus $1 or $2 a sqft? Anyone know if that's close?
If it helps, total sqft is about 470. Thanks....
| O-T Lounge|| Which OTer owns this lawn care and pressure washing company? - HurricaneDunc on 5/1/12 at 8:29 pm|
Normally I would think most OTers have better jobs than this, but the email gave it away
very professional :pimp:
| O-T Lounge|| Need help identifying the weed taking over my yard - HurricaneDunc on 4/30/12 at 7:58 pm|
This stuff is taking over my yard and choking out my St. Augustine grass. I have no clue if it's some sort of crab grass or weed or what? It has long, skinny blades which makes me think it's not crab grass. It's almost like thatch.
Any ideas what this is and how I can kill it without killing my S...
| O-T Lounge|| How often are you running your lawn's sprinkler system? - HurricaneDunc on 4/11/12 at 6:12 pm|
The installation guys set mine to Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday running morning and night 10 minutes per zone. I have no clue if this is too much or little and I'm curious what other OTer's are doing. It has a rain gauge, so let's just assume whatever you're doing for normal summer weather. T...