| O-T Lounge|| re: Would you take a schedule working 3 12's every weekend night - Butterfingers on 9/14/14 at 8:46 pm|
I did it for about 8 months as a nurse at nights and couldn't take it much longer. I felt like I was in social isolation. Wife , kids and most of our friends are M-F and i couldn't go to game parties, crawfish boils, lake etc when everyone was going. I had to head to bed. It was also difficult s...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Question re: short visit to DC - Butterfingers on 6/17/14 at 10:27 am|
You can see a ton of stuff in a day. If you haven't been or may not return I would recommend seeing as much as possible. It is a stiff day of walking but worth it. My wife and I did it with three kids in tow.
You can park near the Washington monument and walk and see World War II memorial, r...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Let's talk about swimming pool/water safety - Butterfingers on 5/28/14 at 10:16 am|
We put a pool in when our kids were 6 months,5 and 7. Our oldest two had been on summer swim teams and were good swimmers. They are now 6, 10, and 12 and they swim like fish. So our efforts really centered around the baby.
You can never be too careful and take advantage of every opportunity ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Anyone been to Branson for vacation? - Butterfingers on 1/13/14 at 8:11 am|
United flies to XNA ( Northwest Arkansas- Fayetteville,Springdale) It is about a 2 hour drive from there.
I used to go to this place as a kid and enjoyed it. Finally took my kids (11,9,6) last summer and we had a great time. Went to Silver Dollar City and White Water. They have some very go...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Looking for info on MD Anderson in Houston? - Butterfingers on 12/17/13 at 7:32 am|
My mother has been going to MD Anderson since 1996 for her treatment of Multiple Myeloma (no cure). She has had great results with at MD Anderson. It is without a doubt the best place to go in the world and you will see or meet people from all over the globe there for treatment.
We live in Ho...
| O-T Lounge|| re: First time family ski trip recommendations? - Butterfingers on 10/31/13 at 12:37 pm|
[quote]Wolf Creek Ski Area in Southern CO. [/quote]
How is this place? We have been to Breck, Keystone, Steamboat, and Loveland.
We usually go to Breck every year but it has gotten so expensive. I really like Breck because the town is right at the base of the mountain and you can walk in ea...
| More Sports Board|| re: 3rd annual Astros 100th Loss Celebration! - Butterfingers on 9/18/13 at 9:09 am|
Nothing will beat the tv record we set Sunday. Only a .043 share or 984 households watched the game on television. ...
| Soccer Board|| re: coaching u7 boys - Butterfingers on 8/23/13 at 12:14 pm|
I have coached my kids for several years now and we are u12 this year.
all kids are going to have their strengths and you will want to play them there most of the time but dont typecast a kid in one position. If anything moving them around will let them learn the field a little more and unders...
| O-T Lounge|| re: What's the lowdown on Houston Suburbs - Butterfingers on 8/22/13 at 12:36 pm|
We live in the back of Kingwood and love it. A bunch of LSU people here as well.
We have lived in atascocita as well. I cant speak for Clear lake/ Seabrook area but I am sure it is nice.
Check out these neighborhoods on the NE side.
Atascocita is a little closer to channelvie...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Is Little League Baseball Out of Control? - Butterfingers on 8/7/13 at 10:25 am|
[quote]It is really impossible to do baseball and soccer together once the kids get about 10-11.. so kids have to make a choice... and some just are not good at soccer or do not like it... [/quote]
I think this is the biggest problem with the year round sport system in place. It does not allow ki...
| Soccer Board|| re: ESPN: Soccer's big Takeover - Butterfingers on 8/1/13 at 1:58 pm|
I agree with the rise in the popularity of soccer. I played soccer all of my life but college football and the nfl are still my favorites, however, I have started watching soccer a lot more than I used to. I wouldn't be surprised if it becomes number two in the next 10-15 years.
I think soccer...
| O-T Lounge|| re: I want to hang a tv on my patio.. - Butterfingers on 7/28/13 at 10:34 pm|
I have a 37 inch insignia. It is underneath a patio and is pretty well protected. Been outside for two years with no issues. It is plugged into a standard coaxial cable jack that is wired into my dish reciever inside which had two receivers built in. The one outside uses radio signals so no box out...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Anyone Recommend Any Baby Monitors? - Butterfingers on 7/2/13 at 9:22 am|
A broken one.
If you like to sleep don't get one. Kids have survived in their cribs for centuries without you needing to hear every sound they make.
I broke ours with the second kid and didnt even have one for the third...
| O-T Lounge|| re: boys travel baseball teams - Butterfingers on 6/19/13 at 2:34 pm|
This is the single biggest issue I have with kids lives today. In my opinion, it is way to early for a 7 year old to start focusing on one sport. The way the leagues are setup and the time expectations makes it really difficult for kids to try other things and find out what they really like and are...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Vaccum Question for Pet Owners - Butterfingers on 5/5/13 at 4:40 pm|
Our Dyson ball works very well. Blows away anything We have ever had.
Also got a roomba robot for our hardwood floors and that works well and help keeps up with dog and cat hair ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Parents of the OT-please recommend a good video baby monitor - Butterfingers on 4/19/13 at 7:36 pm|
My advice is not to get one or an audio one either. You will not sleep well and will be worried about every snort, cough that you hear. I broke our first one after a few months with the first kid. The second and third survived without it and I slept much better. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Electronics gurus: question about home theatre reciever - Butterfingers on 4/1/13 at 11:00 am|
I have a speaker switch that I bought from Radio Shack 10 years ago and it has worked well. It has a selection for A, B, C speakers. Just plug your outdoor speakers to one of these switches and turn off and on as you please. Music sounds good and will actually work on on 3 zones. I have used this...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Love of my life wont speak to me. What do I do? - Butterfingers on 3/22/13 at 9:27 am|
the only problem with some of the advice that I see is how to win her back. You have got to get out of the this mindset. If everything you do is an act to make her come to her senses then you are going to sit around for months thinking out your strategy and thinking about her. You are going to wo...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Love of my life wont speak to me. What do I do? - Butterfingers on 3/22/13 at 8:31 am|
You are caught in the trap and you need to get yourself out. It will not make sense to you for a long time but it is the truth. Take the advice that some of the guys on the board have given you.
You need to start asking yourself is she the right person for me. Do I want to marry a girl who wo...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Love of my life wont speak to me. What do I do? - Butterfingers on 3/22/13 at 8:11 am|
Lots of good advice in this thread. I have been through this with an ex. We were together for 4 years and got engaged after she repeatedly stated she wanted to get married. A few months before the weddding she all of a sudden needed her space.
It was very difficult to understand and it took me ...