| O-T Lounge|| Tree Trimming in Lafayette area - Dead Mike on 12/27/13 at 9:57 am|
I'm curious as to how much one would expect to pay to get ~3 moderately sized oak trees trimmed in close proximity to a house. On a similar note, has anyone heard of Tree Guardian LLC for this kind of service?...
| Money Talk|| BS or MS in Finance? - Dead Mike on 6/12/13 at 1:28 pm|
I'm considering going back to school, and I'm strongly favoring a career path in finance, maybe commercial banking, but mostly because I have more exposure to that. I'm a bank teller with a humanities degree (surprise) and I want a better track for advancement.
I've been leaning toward a B.S. in...
| Money Talk|| Career in banking - Dead Mike on 4/8/13 at 4:14 pm|
I was wondering if anyone had any tips for starting a career in banking (commercial/retail). I don't necessarily have a path in mind (i.e. branch banking vs. wholesale) but I'm interested in learning what some recommended certifications would be, the significance of a finance degree (vs. another deg...
| Money Talk|| Mortgage Licensing - Dead Mike on 9/19/12 at 11:26 pm|
What's the best way to go about obtaining MLO credentials? Is the exam hard, what are the preferred study materials, etc? Do people typically take classes for this? I don't have much of a background in finance currently, but I'm strongly considering a career in banking and this seems like a basic fi...
| O-T Lounge|| BR Apartments in the Jefferson/Corporate Area - Dead Mike on 8/25/12 at 2:28 pm|
Looking for a new apartment around the Jefferson/Corporate area, 2 bed/1-2 bath for at or below $1000/mo. Any suggestions? I've toured one of the Warwick Apartments and it looked kind of meh, but the floorplan we were leaning toward has apparently been snatched up. Any other good deals in the area...
| O-T Lounge|| I don't wanna talk to no scientists... - Dead Mike on 7/18/12 at 11:08 pm|
something something faygo
[link=(http://juggalosonokcupid.tumblr.com/page/1)]Juggalos on OKCupid[/link]
I am a ghetto girl at heart who loves my juggalo music. I am a little ‘let who ...
| Food and Drink Board|| Black Drum Ceviche - Dead Mike on 7/14/12 at 11:52 pm|
Bought some wild black drum at Whole Foods. Found some white/opaque straight worms in a good chunk of the fillet. I've pulled out all of the ones that I could spot, and I'm making ceviche with it. Am I going to do die if I eat this?...
| Food and Drink Board|| Cooking a sirloin steak in the kitchen - Dead Mike on 7/8/12 at 1:46 pm|
How would you go about cooking a sirloin steak on the stove-top or in the oven (and not a microwave)? Last time I cooked a steak, I went with a NY strip and I followed an Alton Brown recipe (30 sec sear on both sides, 2 mins on each side in a 500 deg oven). Turned out great, but set off the smoke d...
| O-T Lounge|| Time to Die, BEAR!!! - Dead Mike on 6/27/12 at 12:16 pm|
| Money Talk|| 401K Allocation Question - Dead Mike on 6/19/12 at 8:42 pm|
I've got a relatively new 401k with my current employer, and I'm kind of hesitant with regard to how I should allocate my investments (not that we're talking about huge sums of money here).
I've been reading a book that was given to me by a CPA acquaintance of mine, Ric Edelman's [i]The Truth A...
| Money Talk|| Renting a house with foundation damage - Dead Mike on 4/12/12 at 1:35 pm|
I'm sure that obvious foundation damage has a huge hit on re-sale value of a house, but I'm wondering if it can be expected to have a significant impact on rental value, given that a tenant won't be saddled with eventual repair costs but will have to deal with the superficial effects....
| O-T Lounge|| Tailored shirts in Baton Rouge - Dead Mike on 1/19/12 at 1:18 pm|
I'm looking to get a custom-made dress shirt somewhere in Baton Rouge. I'm poor, but want to give this a try. The only shop I really know of is Tailoring by Tinh on Perkins. Any suggestions?...
| Fantasy Sports Board|| Tim Hightower's fantasy value - Dead Mike on 10/6/11 at 3:16 pm|
I'm bearish on his fantasy value from this point forward. I'm in first place in a 10-team league where we start 2 QBs, starting Brady and Freeman. Unfortunately, we only have 3 bench spots so it's difficult to stockpile any talent.
Flacco is available on the waiver wire, and though he's had h...
| Fantasy Sports Board|| Started Austin Collie over Steve Smith - Dead Mike on 9/11/11 at 3:45 pm|
I think that was one of the most mind boggling decisions I've made in fantasy football....
| Fantasy Sports Board|| Rate my team...rate it long, and rate it hard - Dead Mike on 8/21/11 at 3:22 am|
10 team, .5 PPR
QB- Tom Brady
QB- Josh Freeman
WR- Greg Jennings
WR- Wes Welker
WR- Austin Collie
RB- Adrian Peterson
RB- Ryan Mathews
TE- Antonio Gates
WR/RB- Daniel Thomas
K- Garrett Hartley
DEF- New York Giants
BN- Steve Smith
BN- Donovan McNabb
BN- Demarco Murray
I hope Math...
| More Sports Board|| On Snakes, Rats, Weasels, and Hurricanes - Dead Mike on 8/18/11 at 2:31 pm|
Contributed by poster Makaveli_Reborn (a former University of Miami football player) on another forum I visit:
[quote]There is an awful lot of righteous indignation floating around college football lately. A man spending the next 20 years of his life in federal prison for fleecing investors out o...
| O-T Lounge|| 99 problems - Dead Mike on 6/30/11 at 1:51 pm|
| Food and Drink Board|| Restaurant Supply Stores in Baton Rouge - Dead Mike on 6/11/11 at 2:46 am|
I'm looking to buy some kitchen paraphernalia. Maybe a chef's knife, stainless steel pan, whisk, stuff like that. I've looked around on Amazon, but I'd really like to check out a reputable restaurant supply store in the area. Anyone have any suggestions?
Suggestions around the Lafayette area w...
| Political Talk|| Oil Shock Hysteria? - Dead Mike on 5/3/11 at 12:03 am|
[b]Disruption of Middle-East oil to rail the world economy?[/b]
[quote]The idea that a sudden spike in oil prices spells economic doom has influenced America’s foreign policy since at least 1973, when Arab states, upset with Western support for Israel during the Yom Kippur War, drastically cut pr...
| O-T Lounge|| iPhone1984: Big Brother Is Watching Your Cell Phones - Dead Mike on 4/19/11 at 9:51 pm|
[quote][b]Michigan: Police Search Cell Phones During Traffic Stops[/b]
ACLU seeks information on Michigan program that allows cops to download information from smart phones belonging to stopped motorists.
CelleBriteThe Michigan State Police have a high-tech mobile forensics device that can be us...
| Tiger Rant|| KLSU Interview with Mikie Mahtook and Russell Shepard - Dead Mike on 4/5/11 at 2:05 pm|
Mahtook interview was solid. Stuff about his freshman year was good. But Shep says the offense finally has an "identity" and that they are "months ahead" right now in Spring than where they where last ye...
| O-T Lounge|| This Is Your Brain On Drugs - Dead Mike on 4/4/11 at 1:15 pm|
| O-T Lounge|| Gaining teaching experience - Dead Mike on 3/24/11 at 12:36 am|
I want to apply to a teaching assistantship program in France (serving as an assistant to an English instructor), and the main stumbling block is the fact that I can claim zero teaching experience. I mainly want into the program as a means to become fluent in French and live abroad without incurrin...
| O-T Lounge|| Tommy Pickles keeps it real - Dead Mike on 3/1/11 at 1:07 am|
| Tiger Rant|| LSU looks to build on Cotton Bowl win - Dead Mike on 1/12/11 at 10:30 pm|
[link=(http://www.holyturf.com/2011/01/lsu-looks-to-build-on-cotton-bowl-win/)]Article on HolyTurf[/link]...
| Fantasy Sports Board|| Dez Bryant or Lee Evans? or, Pick My Poison - Dead Mike on 10/26/10 at 3:28 am|
Half of my team is on bye for Week 8. Literally. I'll be cutting ties with Ben Watson and I need a WR to start. I'm having trouble deciding between Bryant and Evans.
- This will largely be a one week deal. My other WRs are Roddy White, Jeremy Maclin, Hines Ward and Jabar Ga...
| More Sports Board|| Ron Washington - Dead Mike on 10/22/10 at 8:23 pm|
[link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXrSzzvn3FQ&feature=player_embedded)]Let me lay it on the line, he does coke all the time[/link]...
| Fantasy Sports Board|| Arian Foster - Dead Mike on 10/10/10 at 2:11 pm|
What the frick?...
| Fantasy Sports Board|| Pick 3 RBs to start this week - Dead Mike on 10/7/10 at 3:42 pm|
Michael Turner [i]@CLE[/i]
Peyton Hillis [i]vs. ATL[/i]
Ahmad Bradshaw [i]@HOU[/i]
Jahvid Best [i]vs. STL[/i]
Michael Bush [i]vs. SD[/i]...
| O-T Lounge|| Sane Clown Posse - Dead Mike on 10/6/10 at 4:29 pm|