| O-T Lounge|| re: Going to Thailand - JustinTI on 2/24/14 at 12:59 pm|
[quote]I'm stuck between Krabi (Ko Lanta, etc) and Phi Phi on one side and Ko Samui on the other. [/quote]
I have not been to Koh Samui, but I looked in to it. It seems more like a go and spend time in your resort/relax type place...which could be what you're looking for on a honeymoon.
| O-T Lounge|| re: Going to Thailand - JustinTI on 2/24/14 at 12:30 pm|
[quote]Nicest people on the planet and the dollar goes a real long way. You can live like a king on the cheap or you can spend money just for the sake of spending money and not get much more.[/quote]
I just wanted to hit on this some more. The Thais were genuinely nice and very trusting people.....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Going to Thailand - JustinTI on 2/24/14 at 12:18 pm|
Patara Elephant farm in Chiang Mai is worth the trip to Thailand alone. I also highly recommend A Lot of Thai cooking school in Chiang Mai if you are looking to do something along those lines.
I'd second that your time is better spent elsewhere than Phuket, but I'm sure you'll enjoy it too. Koh...
| O-T Lounge|| re: OT photographers - lets see some of your best work - JustinTI on 2/19/14 at 9:07 pm|
My two cents on getting on the road to taking good pictures...First, concentrate on learning the fundamentals before all else. What variables are involved in creating an exposure and why you would want to control each one. To put it way too simply - aperture controls depth of field (background blu...
| O-T Lounge|| re: OT photographers - lets see some of your best work - JustinTI on 2/19/14 at 1:43 pm|
[quote]Saw them. They are fantastic. Are you shooting your night shots from a tripod?[/quote]
Most of the night shots were taken from a tripod. The only time I usually bother with a tripod in the day is when I am using a neutral density filter...I'm sure you can squeeze out a little more resolut...
| O-T Lounge|| re: OT photographers - lets see some of your best work - JustinTI on 2/19/14 at 11:02 am|
[quote]Do you have them on flickr? [/quote]
I've got a small selection on Smugmug. See the link below:
Smugmug is blocked on my work computer for some reason, so let me know if there is a problem with the link.
| O-T Lounge|| re: OT photographers - lets see some of your best work - JustinTI on 2/18/14 at 11:32 pm|
Here are some of my favorites. Sorry for the picture overload...It's hard to choose:
| Money Talk|| re: Question for you guys that jump on these Credit Card Promotions - JustinTI on 12/6/13 at 2:04 pm|
[quote]use Paypal square to accept CC payments[/quote]
I looked in to that as a method of liquidating giftcards before AMEX Prepaid/Bluebird. Everything I read says that you will get shut down very quickly for non-legit use...Though maybe it would work in that situation. I'd gladly buy some fro...
| Money Talk|| re: Question for you guys that jump on these Credit Card Promotions - JustinTI on 12/6/13 at 11:41 am|
[quote]$5k ink plus monthly at Office Depot to Visa prepaids.[/quote]
Which Office Depot is that? I hit the VR's there hard in 2012, but I haven't had any luck using a CC to buy gift cards at an office depot since then. Admittedly, I quit trying after I was denied a couple times a little while ...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Napa/Sonoma/San Jose/Monterrey Help (Wineries too) - JustinTI on 12/5/13 at 2:30 pm|
I'd pick different areas and concentrate on one a day. Getting off the valley floor will also (more times than not) get you much more authentic/less tourist driven experiences. Here are some of my favorites in Napa:
Ovid or Continuum for an over t...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Dining in Japan - JustinTI on 8/2/13 at 8:49 am|
If you are staying at a hotel with a concierge, that is probably your best bet. Next, I would try a credit card concierge.
Other than that, you could try e-mailing the restaurants using google to translate....
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Dining in Japan - JustinTI on 8/2/13 at 7:56 am|
-Like beef (even raw)? Go to Isshin. I've eaten at plenty of places all over the world, and Isshin may have been my favorite meal.
-Sushi Imai was very good and pretty reasonably priced for what you get, but there was literally not a word of English spoken in there...again, literally. ...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: Nick Longhi - JustinTI on 6/28/13 at 4:37 pm|
Looks like the Sox will have some money to spend; they're $650k under pool values on prospects signed so far. We'll have to sweat this one out.
| Tiger Rant|| re: *Official MLB Draft Thread* Updated with signings - JustinTI on 6/8/13 at 12:38 pm|
Here's an article with some quotes from Palladino. I'd be very surprised if he makes it to campus.
[quote]“It’s a phenomenal day, a dream come true,” Palladino said. “I’m a diehard...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Quick look ahead to the MLB draft... - JustinTI on 5/30/13 at 10:15 am|
Adam...Whats your take on Cody Glenn's draft status?
I believe he is a draft eligible sophomore because of his birthday. Also, he was was picked in the 15th round out of high school, so pro teams have shown interest in him in the past....
| Money Talk|| re: Hotel/Travel CC -Amount of points to redeem with Hilton Rewards card? - JustinTI on 6/29/12 at 1:21 pm|
Also, unless you plan to spend a ton of money at Hiltons or spend $40,000 a year for Diamond status, get the no-fee Amex Hilton card as those are the only real differences....
| Money Talk|| re: Hotel/Travel CC -Amount of points to redeem with Hilton Rewards card? - JustinTI on 6/29/12 at 1:19 pm|
[quote]How much do you have to spend?[/quote]
$40,000 in a year for Diamond; $20,000 for Gold.
[quote]Do you get more points per dollar at diamond levels?[/quote]
For Hotel stays, yes. For Credit Card spending, no.
A fair value for Hilton Points is ~.7-.8 cents a piece. You get far mor...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Official MLB Draft Thread (LSU Players and Signees) June 6th - JustinTI on 6/6/12 at 7:24 am|
Some quotes from Gallo:
[quote]“Hopefully, we can work something out (with Texas),” he said. “But I can go to college and raise my stock, and do this all over again in three years. Obviously, it will all depend on the money. We’ll have to wait and see.”[/quote]
[quote]“It was stressful because...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: HIMYM - JustinTI on 2/14/12 at 8:18 pm|
[quote]we know she isnt the mother- she cant have kids, she wasnt in his class, she wasnt the roommate of that girl he dated, etc etc[/quote]
Not saying they will actually do it, but one way around all of those things is that Robin changes her mind about wanting kids and they find a surrogate who...
| O-T Lounge|| re: LA PE results are available on the MY NCEES website - JustinTI on 12/15/11 at 9:54 am|
Yep passed - Civil/Structural. Definitely felt good to see pass next to my name...Though I guess I won't be an official PE for another couple of days until LAPELS gets their stuff in order....
| O-T Lounge|| LA PE results are available on the MY NCEES website - JustinTI on 12/15/11 at 9:11 am|
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Viking vs. Wolf - JustinTI on 6/25/11 at 6:28 pm|
I would look in to [link=(http://www.bluestarcooking.com/)]Blue Star Ranges[/link] in addition to the others mentioned...The [link=(http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/)]GardenWeb Forums[/link] have tons of information on stoves and other kitchen appliances.
| Money Talk|| re: Business School - JustinTI on 12/23/10 at 11:33 am|
I think I had commented to you before that we had similar scores/stats on MBA qualifications. If you have some time, will you shoot me an e-mail?
| Food and Drink Board|| Veal Bones in Baton Rouge? - JustinTI on 10/27/10 at 3:26 pm|
Anyone know where to find veal bones (for stock making) in Baton Rouge? I've tried calling around to several places, and noone seems to have them or even carry them....
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Tin Roof Brewing Co. - JustinTI on 9/14/10 at 1:12 pm|
[quote]Anybody have an update on Tin Roof Brewing Co? I couldn't find any new info on their website.[/quote]
I know they had some construction and permitting issues, but I think they are finally about to be up and running....
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Restaurant at Meadowood - Napa - JustinTI on 7/8/10 at 2:57 pm|
I ate at Meadowood a couple months ago and really enjoyed it. We did the tasting menu and I'd put it pretty close to the level of the French Laundry....
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Redd Napa - JustinTI on 6/15/10 at 12:04 pm|
My wife and I ate at Redd about a month ago, and we both really enjoyed our meal. I'd definitely recommend it...It is comparable in both price and quality to a nice restaurant in New Orleans, IMO....
| Money Talk|| re: Last weekend studying for the GMAT. - JustinTI on 5/25/10 at 11:39 am|
[quote]Is anyone here chasing top 10 schools? It seems like all the MBA talk is UNO, LSU and Tulane.[/quote]
I'm thinking about it, but I'm not sure that it is worth it (in my particular situation)...Assuming I could even get in.
And count me in the LSAT was more difficult than the GMAT catego...
| O-T Lounge|| re: British Virgin Islands.... - JustinTI on 4/3/10 at 12:27 pm|
[quote]Who has been and what resort should we stay at for a summer vacation. FWIW, we like to mostly relax, drink, and eat good food.[/quote]
We love the BVI's. Judging from your description, I think yall would really enjoy Peter Island. We honeymooned there and had a great experience. The foo...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Gas or electric range? - JustinTI on 3/25/10 at 10:39 am|
[quote]When I bought my house that was the 1st thing that I looked for....gas range.[/quote]
Same here. Not having a gas range was a deal breaker for us....