| O-T Lounge|| BR Jewelry Store Suggestions? - Bayou Tiger on 6/15/13 at 11:35 am|
What are the OT's favorite jewelry stores in Baton Rouge?
We are passing through for the day and looking at some diamond jewelry for an anniversary.
Thanks in advance. ...
| O-T Lounge|| Romantic Baton Rouge Hotel? - Bayou Tiger on 6/3/13 at 9:51 pm|
My wife and I are heading back to Baton Rouge after being away for a while. Any recommendations for a nice hotel?
I have heard good things about the Hilton Capital Center downtown and the Hotel Indigo. We would like to stay somewhere near downtown but are open to other ideas....
| Money Talk|| Movie Theater Financing Terms - Bayou Tiger on 5/26/13 at 5:19 pm|
Where do movie theaters get their financing, and what kind of terms do they usually get?
On the surface, providing a loan for a movie theater seems like a good way to lose your shirt.
The movie technology changes so often that the theaters are quickly outdated. So it would be nice to have the...
| Money Talk|| Hallmark Card from Bank of America - Why? - Bayou Tiger on 5/23/13 at 8:18 pm|
Today I received an automated Hallmark card in the mail from Bank of America.
On the front "Thinking of You" with some flowers in the background.
"Wishing you a day filled with happy moments.
I enjoyed our conversation today.
[Name of customer service rep I talked to]"
Is this t...
| O-T Lounge|| Samsung Galaxy 3S Tracking App - Bayou Tiger on 5/19/13 at 2:45 pm|
My wife's phone got stolen last night during some bar fight chaos. We have tried to install the Plan B app to find her phone, but it doesn't seem to be compatible with her phone (Samsung Galaxy III, i-535). Any other ideas for tracker apps that can be installed remotely?
Also, she found out the...
| Food and Drink Board|| Dipping Cookies or Brownies in Cool Whip - Bayou Tiger on 5/19/13 at 2:12 pm|
This weekend my wife made some bite sized brownies, and we happened to have some Cool Whip in the fridge.
Dipping the fudge brownies in Cool Whip is delicious and balances the rich double chocolate flavor.
What are some other favorites for dipping in Cool Whip?
I will definitely be doing th...
| Gaming Board|| When did Stratego Change? - Bayou Tiger on 5/19/13 at 2:05 pm|
We bought Stratego yesterday and started playing. My son is 6, so this is the only version he knows.
So now the soldiers are spacemen, 10 is the best instead of 1, and there is the addition of the "Spotter" pieces that seem to throw off the game play.
Granted, my old board was probably from 19...
| Music Board|| Classical Music and Old Cartoons - Bayou Tiger on 5/17/13 at 7:27 pm|
How much of your appreciation and connotations of classical music were formed at a young age watching Warner Brothers cartoons?
For me it was a big driver. Do you think the lack of classical music in kids' shows today will gradually reduce the appreciation for it in society?...
| Money Talk|| Confessions of Personal Financial Quirks - Bayou Tiger on 5/16/13 at 6:53 pm|
Everyone has different views on how they manage their own finances. I've got plenty of quirks that I have learned not to ever mention in conversation due to their polarizing nature and/or people thinking that I am a complete idiot.
Despite being savvy in discounted cash flow analysis, many of th...
| Help Board|| Multiple Choice Voting Feature - Bayou Tiger on 5/12/13 at 9:25 pm|
So now that upvote/downvote is up and running, how long until we actually get a multiple choice voting feature (where the site tallies the results in the original post)?
This has worked well on other sites and would really catch on here....
| Money Talk|| Liability Umbrella Insurance - Bayou Tiger on 5/5/13 at 12:32 pm|
Has anyone ever made a claim on their Umbrella Liability Insurance? The policy covers a certain amount of liability above underlying coverage (home and auto, etc). So what is a typical lawsuit event that may occur and trigger this?
In other words, if a maximum judgement is close to $1 million, th...
| O-T Lounge|| Billing Rate for Tigerdroppings - Bayou Tiger on 5/3/13 at 3:47 pm|
Should hours spent posting on Tigerdroppings be billed out to clients at half rate or some other factor?
What is the generally accepted practice?...
| O-T Lounge|| Black Tie Western - Bayou Tiger on 4/27/13 at 6:43 pm|
What is the deal with this? Tonight is my first time attempting this, and I may be the only one there with steel-toe workboots.
What are the equivalents in other states? Seersucker in Mississippi?...
| Money Talk|| LinkedIn Questions - Bayou Tiger on 4/27/13 at 3:38 pm|
So after getting enough of the email invitations from people I know, I finally broke down and set up a LinkedIn page.
I'm not currently looking for a job, but when the time comes eventually it seems like a good thing to have set up. Plus it is nice to keep up with old colleagues with minimal effo...
| Gaming Board|| Pinball Machine Buying Tips - Bayou Tiger on 4/20/13 at 10:41 am|
I'm thinking about getting a pinball machine for our game room.
So I'm wondering about a few things:
- What are the best brands in terms of quality, reliability, and longevity?
- Where is the best place to find reviews of the specific pinball games? I don't want to buy one then realize it i...
| O-T Lounge|| Best workout tracker ap? - Bayou Tiger on 4/18/13 at 9:13 pm|
Does anyone know a great ap for tracking workouts throughout the week? For instance, which muscles groups were worked on which days, cardio, etc.
Simpler is better. What are you guys using?
i would have posted this on the Health & Fitness Board but don't see it on the list yet....
| O-T Lounge|| Fun Physical Activities for Couples in Houston - Bayou Tiger on 4/16/13 at 9:05 pm|
My wife and I like to do competitive stuff, like tennis, racquetball, mini-golf, bowling, etc.
We are looking for some new things to do around Houston, maybe shooting, rock climbing, or something like that.
Any suggestions on good places to do or stuff to try?...
| Money Talk|| Coding Boot Camps Challenge Traditional Educational Model - Bayou Tiger on 4/15/13 at 9:05 pm|
This is terrific. I hope we see more focused prac...
| O-T Lounge|| Great Alcohol Art for Game Rooms or Man Caves - Bayou Tiger on 4/14/13 at 8:11 pm|
I saw some of this guy's art on display today at an art festival. It looks even better in person and would go great in a number of guy-oriented rooms around the house.
| Money Talk|| Kindergartners and Bank Accounts - Bayou Tiger on 3/12/13 at 9:01 pm|
My son is in Kindergarten and was talking about saving up his money to buy something. So I told him about spending, saving, investing, and giving.
He asked about investing, so I told him about bank accounts and stocks. I told him banks pay you money to hold your money for you, which he thought w...
| Money Talk|| Quarterly Tax Payment Vouchers - Bayou Tiger on 3/3/13 at 1:41 pm|
TurboTax spit out four 1040-ES payment vouchers with my return suggesting that I send the IRS thousands of dollars every quarter.
Why can't I just pay my taxes at the end of the year? Income varies on a year-to-year basis, and last year hit the high side. If I let the IRS eat a dick and pay my ...
| O-T Lounge|| Catholic "For whom this mass is offered..." - Bayou Tiger on 3/3/13 at 11:43 am|
During the prayers at mass, they always say names of a few other people who have died and then so-and-so, for whom this mass is offered.
Besides dying, what are the criteria for being the main person mentioned? Years with the church, special request, funeral at the church, cumulative donations?
| O-T Lounge|| Best Hypercolor Shirts? - Bayou Tiger on 2/26/13 at 7:40 pm|
What is the best brand of Hypercolor shirts these days and/or the best place to buy them?
I don't see the Generra brand except on EBay, so maybe there is a modern version....
| Movie/TV Board|| Macgyver Episodes on CLOO - Bayou Tiger on 1/28/13 at 9:53 pm|
I had forgotten how great this show was. The Murdoc episodes always deliver.
| Money Talk|| Will CPA Discuss Return Prepared in TurboTax? - Bayou Tiger on 1/22/13 at 5:23 pm|
My return is pretty much complete in TurboTax.
How much should I expect to pay a CPA to sit down and discuss the items on my return and if I may have missed anything?
Overall I don't need them to do data entry or the basics. But I would have my numbers available and forms printed to discuss ta...
| Political Talk|| Should all medicines be available without a prescription? - Bayou Tiger on 1/10/13 at 4:44 pm|
If marijuana can be legalized, why not all drugs and medications? I am especially curious on the libertarian view on this topic.
In theory, free markets are comprised of rational decision makers. Consequences of combining the wrong drugs, overdosing, or missing diagnoses are severe enough that ...
| Money Talk|| Penalty for Under Withholding Income Tax? - Bayou Tiger on 1/4/13 at 10:12 pm|
At what point is there some sort of penalty for not withholding enough to cover federal income tax?
Due to the nature of some of my bonus withholding, it looks like I will owe A LOT on April 15th.
Should I just pay it on April 15th, do I need to pay it as early as possible, and/or should I be ...
| O-T Lounge|| Temperature below Absolute Zero is Infinitely Hot - Bayou Tiger on 1/4/13 at 8:35 pm|
[link=(http://www.foxnews.com/science/2013/01/04/science-gets-colder-than-absolute-zero/)]Science gets colder than absolute zero[/link]
[quote]"The inverted Boltzmann distribution is the hallmark of negative absolute temperature, and this is what we have achieved," said researcher Ulrich Schneide...
| Movie/TV Board|| Borat version of Kazakhstan National Anthem Played at Competition - Bayou Tiger on 12/21/12 at 4:13 pm|
Old news (March) but the first I saw of it...
From SI's signs of the apocalypse:[link=(http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/magazine/photos/1212/signs-of-the-apocalypse/?sct=hp_t2_a3&eref=sihp)]LINK[/link]
[quote]Organizers of the Arab Shooting Championships in Kuwait last week mistakenly played the...
| Money Talk|| Achieving Goals and Feeling Unsettled - Bayou Tiger on 12/16/12 at 1:30 am|
It's been a weird feeling lately after meeting many of the financial and career goals I had set out. My wife and kids are great too, but we have kind of settled into our routine.
What are some of the experiences working through this lull and refocusing on the next mountains to climb? The feeling ...