| O-T Lounge|| OT's Opinion on Dressing Kids Alike? - nikki6 on 10/27/13 at 2:38 pm|
I've been noticing on FB that a lot of parents are dressing their kids alike. I'm not talking twins either, but kids 3 and 4 years apart in age. Is this becoming a thing? I think maybe it's cute once or twice but I've got several people on FB feed who dress their kids alike for every single occas...
| Money Talk|| How Much Homeowners Insurance Do I Reasonably Need? - nikki6 on 10/22/13 at 8:52 pm|
I bought a house almost a year ago for a little over $148k. It appraised for $155k. I got my homeowners renewal letter the other day which states I have replacement value at $179k. So basically if my house burns down, I get $179k to build a new one. Am I wrong in thinking that I need more than thi...
| O-T Lounge|| How Should I Winterize My Lawn - nikki6 on 10/19/13 at 6:08 pm|
My Lawn has looked awesome all summer. I've been cutting on the highest setting and mulching every time. It's getting chilly now that it's Oct and I've been told its time to "winterize" it. What does this mean and what should I do? What specifically should I buy product wise? I've been using Scot...
| O-T Lounge|| Dallasites Trying To Convince Themselves Dallas is More Fun Than Nola - nikki6 on 10/17/13 at 3:07 pm|
I live in Dallas now and stumbled across this thread on city data dallas while looking for some info and its hysterical. These Dallas tools really think there is more to do in Dallas thanNola. A few are standing up for Nola but everyone seems to think you'll be murdered in Nola :lol:
| Movie/TV Board|| Anyone Watching The Michael J. Fox Show? - nikki6 on 10/12/13 at 12:06 am|
I've seen the last 3 episodes and this show is great. Definitely my kind of humor which is rare for a network sitcom. I find it hilarious. Anyone else watching? ...
| Money Talk|| What Are My Chances of Getting This Job Now? - nikki6 on 10/4/13 at 4:06 pm|
I am attempting to transfer positions in my current company. HR treats this like any other job opening open to both external and internal candidates.
I had my interview on Monday and did well. He said I should hear something by Wed or Thurs. I hadn't heard anything by yesterday and contacted HR....
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| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Best Site To Stream Saints Game? - nikki6 on 9/15/13 at 10:59 am|
Saints game isn't going to be airing in Dallas area today since the Cowgirls are playing at the same time.
What are the best sites to stream the game for free? I know about firstrow, but was wondering if there were better quality sites? I'm also not opposed to paying a small fee for a better qual...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| How Can I Find Out If Saints Game Will Air on Fox in Dallas Market? - nikki6 on 9/3/13 at 7:18 pm|
Does anyone know if the Saints game will air on the Fox affiliate in Dallas this Sunday?
I used to have a website that would show you what games were airing on what networks based on the market, Dallas area etc. I can't find this website anymore. Does anyone know of a site similar to this that wi...
| Movie/TV Board|| Done With 1st Season of Damages, Should I Continue? - nikki6 on 8/22/13 at 10:16 am|
I finished watching the first season of Damages and really liked it. I'm on episode 4 of season 2 now and am just not interested anymore. The whole William Hurt storyline is not interesting at all to me. I'm about ready to throw in the towel. Does it get better? Should I power through? How are the n...
| Money Talk|| Company Offers Retirement Funds With Fidelity Investments- Which funds and amt? - nikki6 on 8/21/13 at 9:27 am|
I can contribute a percentage of my income to funds listed with Fidelity via my company. They don't match, but will contribute 3% whether I contribute anything or not, which I guess is good.
There are many different funds to choose from and I can contribute 30% to one, 30% to another and 40% to an...
| O-T Lounge|| School Backpack Rec Needed - nikki6 on 8/17/13 at 11:44 pm|
My nephew is starting 7th grade and needs a new backpack. He asked me to help him pick out a good one. It's been a while since I've needed a book bag and back then Jansport or LL Bean were king.
Just wondering what is a good pack for the kids these days? Needs to be quality but also considered "coo...
| Money Talk|| Employee Stock Purchase Plan--Good Idea? - nikki6 on 8/12/13 at 6:57 pm|
I qualify for the employee stock purchase plan with my current employer, a multinational healthcare company. Basically I can buy company stock at a 15% discount and the company pays all fees etc.
A coworker told me to buy whatever amount I decide on(will be deducted from paycheck every pay perio...
| Movie/TV Board|| Just Started Watching Damages. Does it Stay this Good? - nikki6 on 8/12/13 at 5:57 pm|
I've been checking out a lot of new shows on Netflix lately and have just begun Damages with Glenn Close. I'm on episode 6 right now and want to know if it stays this good further on? I really like this show a lot and hope it stays this awesome. Glenn Close is one badass bitch in this. I love it.
| Money Talk|| Is There Money in A Snowball Stand if Not in Louisiana? - nikki6 on 7/18/13 at 2:39 pm|
I'm currently living in Dallas area and the GF and I are always wishing that we could quit our jobs and start a business. On several occasions, we've had relatives tell us to open a snowball stand up here b/c it would make a fortune. I question that though b/c I'm not sure it really would.
For the ...
| O-T Lounge|| Motel Recs Needed for Natchitoches or Alexandria - nikki6 on 7/17/13 at 10:13 am|
Driving into Nola from Dallas next week and I'll be getting a late start, so will be looking to stop in Natchitoches or Alexandria for the night. Any decent motels/hotels right off 49? Been looking online and most of them kinda look like fleabags or less than desireable for sure. Not looking for the...
| Money Talk|| How Many Exemptions Should A Single Person Claim on W-4? - nikki6 on 7/17/13 at 7:35 am|
I'm filling out a new W-4 for work and the worksheet is saying I should claim 3 exemptions: Enter 1 for yourself if no one can claim you- 1, Enter 1 if you are single and have only one job- 1, and enter 1 if you will file as head of household- 1. Now I haven't filled one of these out in a while, but...
| O-T Lounge|| How To Find A Good HVAC Installer? - nikki6 on 7/8/13 at 2:37 pm|
I live in the Dallas, TX area and am looking at replacing my A/C unit soon. We currently have a 20 year old Rheem that has needed service 3 times this summer already.
I've done a little research and learned some things form the various A/C posts on the OT. I'm leaning towards Trane, American Stan...
| O-T Lounge|| Getting a New A/C Unit--What Brand is Best? - nikki6 on 7/2/13 at 12:30 pm|
Time for a new A/C unit here in Dallas area. Need something reliable b/c it gets HOT here and this area doesn't usually get the rain that SELA does.
I'm considering Carrier, Trane, Rheem, Amana, etc. I'm leaning towards Trane or Rheem. I heard Carriers are good, but overpriced.
House is about ...
| O-T Lounge|| Renting A Car For 1-2 Days Tops--Where to Get Best Deal? - nikki6 on 6/18/13 at 12:00 pm|
I'm going to Vegas with the GF in a few months and I was hoping to rent a car to drive out to Hoover Dam and maybe check out some other places not on the strip.
I've been told by several people to rent a car instead of taking a tour b/c I can "rent a car for probably like $30/day" Everyone says thi...
| O-T Lounge|| Brooks Brothers Semi Annual Sale Began Today - nikki6 on 6/17/13 at 6:13 pm|
Buy 4 dress shirts and get 40% off... pretty good time to stock up. Same goes for polos, which makes them less than $40 a piece....
| O-T Lounge|| Want to Cover Concrete Porch With Brick - nikki6 on 6/7/13 at 4:03 pm|
I have a concrete front porch approx 75sq ft. I have 2 steps you need to go up to reach porch. I'd like to cover the porch with brick or something that looks like brick. Has any OT'er ever done this?
I'm considering a brick veneer since the bricks are very thin or a ceramic tile that looks like bri...
| Movie/TV Board|| GOT Question About Catelyn Stark---Finished Book Readers Only SPOILERS - nikki6 on 6/5/13 at 9:27 am|
I read the books a while ago, so my memory may not be correct, so I'm here to ask the MTV Board---Book Readers Only and those who are pretty much finished with the currents books b/c I don't remember which book this may or may not have happened in:
I read the other day that the actress who plays ...
| O-T Lounge|| Why Are Most of Those Spelling Bee Kids of Asian Descent? - nikki6 on 5/31/13 at 8:52 am|
I saw the winner of the National Spelling Bee on the news this morning and surprise, it was an Indian kid. They've been showing clips all week and it looks like at least 75% of the contestants were Asians or Indian. Why is this? It's not math, it's spelling.
Are most American kids really that dumb?...
| Movie/TV Board|| Hitchcock with Hopkins,Mirren,Johanssen,Biel - nikki6 on 5/29/13 at 12:18 pm|
Watched Hitchcock last night and really liked it. Anthony Hopkins did a great job at portraying the famous director and capturing his oddness. Mirren was awesome, as always, as his wife. I also think Scarlet Johanssen and Jessica Biel did good jobs.
Learned a lot about the making of Pyscho as well ...
| Outdoor Board|| Tips on Applying Suspend to Home Exterior and Interior - nikki6 on 5/14/13 at 1:41 pm|
The Suspend I ordered from Amazon on the advice of several OB posters should be here today. How should this be applied to be most effective?
I was going to spray around the foundation of the house, then about a foot up on the exterior walls. Also going to spray all window and door areas. Will als...
| Outdoor Board|| Suspend vs Talstar for Do It Yourselfer? - nikki6 on 5/10/13 at 7:42 am|
I noticed these two brands of insecticides come up a lot in the pest control threads I've seen lately.
I am going to be doing my own pest control at the new house in Dallas and was wondering which one works better, Suspend or Talstar? Is there a reason to choose one over the other?
I'm mainly ...
| Soccer Board|| Best Place to Buy Jerseys Online Cheap? - nikki6 on 5/8/13 at 4:26 pm|
My 7 year old nephews birthday is coming up and he wants either a Manchester United or Barcelona soccer jersey. He likes Rooney and Messi. I've googled some and these things are a little pricey for a 7 year old that may outgrow it in less than a year.
Was wondering if there are places that have ...
| O-T Lounge|| Need A New Racquet--Are Babolats Any Good? - nikki6 on 5/6/13 at 11:36 am|
I'm in the market for a new tennis racquet and have been looking at the Babolat Aeropro series. More than half of the people I see playing on the courts are using a Babolat. However, I was told by a pro that just b/c everyone is using them doesn't make them good racquets. He seems to think they're j...
| O-T Lounge|| Air Compressor Recommendations Needed - nikki6 on 4/24/13 at 10:08 am|
Looking to get a little portable air compressor. Mainly to be used for filling bike tires, sports balls, etc.
Any idea on what is a decent brand and how much I should expect to pay?
Also, in a pinch, could one of these fill a car tire to 30-32psi from 27 or so? Just wondering if I could use it ...