| O-T Lounge|| re: What can you guys tell me about vacationing in Istanbul? - AddisAbaba on 12/10/14 at 10:52 am|
Istanbul is great. Places that I'd recommend seeing: Hagia Sofia, The Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, taking a ferry across the Bosphorus to the Asian continent, dinner cruise on the Bosphorus, Taksim Square
I spent a few days in Istanbul then flew down to the Mediterranean coast and stayed at a r...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Any of you Chicago folk experience hell getting into the Loop today? - AddisAbaba on 11/18/14 at 2:13 pm|
I get to work earlier than most so I missed it all.
I also take the Blue Line so I would have been good to go regardless. :nana:...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Footage of Three-Year-Old Girl Cursing Like An Adult Goes Viral - AddisAbaba on 11/13/14 at 1:37 pm|
[quote]That makes me believe that TPOS's are made, not born. I'm willing to bet the only difference between that little girl and my daughter is the environments they grew up in.[/quote]
Well, you know, they're both female humans :rolleyes:...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Cold weather business attire (mainly gloves, shoes, and socks) - AddisAbaba on 11/12/14 at 2:30 pm|
[quote]rocking a scarf is key for cold weather[/quote]
Absolutely. I wrap it around my mouth and nose when it gets real cold out. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Dude Smacks Down Woman On NYC Subway - AddisAbaba on 11/10/14 at 11:34 am|
But that whiplash tho ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Guy Scott becomes first white president in sub-Saharan Africa - AddisAbaba on 10/29/14 at 10:57 am|
So the actual elected president died suddenly and he was the vice president so has assumed the role? Not impressed with this. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Vine of Hillard's Stiff Arm - AddisAbaba on 10/26/14 at 1:10 am|
| O-T Lounge|| re: Did Obama want Ebola to come to the U.S.? - AddisAbaba on 10/15/14 at 11:12 am|
[quote]Did Obama want Ebola to come to the U.S.?
Yep, I think that's enough of the internet for today...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Vandal spray paints $2 million Bugatti Veyron (NSFW?) - AddisAbaba on 10/9/14 at 8:57 am|
Fake. It's a prank...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Weather Experts, Will This Storm Give Me Any Issues? - AddisAbaba on 9/26/14 at 9:36 am|
[quote]my trip in 2 weeks.
This storm will be in North Atlantic by that point...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Suggestions for a December international trip - AddisAbaba on 9/16/14 at 2:34 pm|
Istanbul is good. Fairly cheap flights as well...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Actors with fake American accents... - AddisAbaba on 9/10/14 at 1:24 pm|
On the contrary to this, Phillip Winchester on Strike Back is American but plays an Englishman. Watched an interview and was blown away. His English accent is very good. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Baton Rouge to get $1.8 million transit grant - AddisAbaba on 9/10/14 at 10:00 am|
[quote]Baton Rouge would be better off with a light rail system that isn't susceptible to traffic or traffic lights[/quote]
Here's the problem with light rail/streetcar. Sure BR can probably get a grant from FTA for capital expenditures like placing the rail, buying the cars, etc. But when it c...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Louisiana and community planning - AddisAbaba on 9/9/14 at 1:07 pm|
I think Houston is the wrong city for Louisiana cities to compare to. The fact that the metro area needs 20 lane highways and multiple loops (aren't they on #3 now?) to accommodate its sprawling communities is nothing to aspire to be.
I'm not completely against planned communities, but they need...
| O-T Lounge|| re: 6 people born in the 19th century still living today ... - AddisAbaba on 9/5/14 at 2:18 pm|
What gets me is that most of them have probably outlived anyone very close to them.
Their children are probably in their 80s or 90s and most of them are likely deceased by now, just from old age....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Bike Lock opinions wanted. - AddisAbaba on 9/4/14 at 12:34 pm|
Get a Kryptonite U-Lock and call it a day...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Anyone here been to Istanbul? - AddisAbaba on 8/19/14 at 9:17 am|
[quote]I was about to say, unless they want to sell you something.
Yes. And be prepared for shop owners to hound you to come in to their business, especially restaurants. You gotta give them a firm, "no" and keep walking or they'll just keep at it. This was more prevalent around the ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Anyone here been to Istanbul? - AddisAbaba on 8/19/14 at 8:43 am|
Topkapi Palace is also pretty interesting. There are some very good views of the city. Taksim Square and the neighborhood around it is nice.
My friends and I took the ferry across the Bosphorus to the Asian side. I would definitely recommend exploring that area too.
If you want to go of...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Any must do things in Chicago - AddisAbaba on 6/10/14 at 10:57 pm|
Museum of Science and Industry is a must-see...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Those of you from BR who now live out of the state - AddisAbaba on 3/16/13 at 8:20 pm|
When I first moved to Chicago everyone thought I was from NOLA even when I kept telling them I was from Lafayette. One of my friends even thought Lafayette was a suburb of New Orleans and that I was still from metro nola. ...