| 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. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Chicago during Thanksgiving-Wednesday Update - AddisAbaba on 11/17/12 at 9:02 pm|
Its shaping to be a mild a Thanksgiving .. 60s!
Museum of science and industry is great. Kinda off the beaten path but worth it. Signature Lounge on top the Hancock tower is a must. Kids are welcome and its free to go up.. but you gotta buy at least one drink...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Who is off for Columbus Day? - AddisAbaba on 10/8/12 at 8:54 am|
This government employee! :nana:...
| O-T Lounge|| re: How do you deal with the Homeless? - AddisAbaba on 9/28/12 at 1:19 pm|
In Chicago many of them ride the subway especially in the winter so they don't freeze to death.
The worst was one time there was a guy on there just crying for food. Really sad. Many people gave him food though and he was so thankful. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: How can someone live like this? - AddisAbaba on 9/25/12 at 5:25 pm|
[quote]Who puts cornflakes in the refrigerator?[/quote]
Probably had no electricity in there anyway ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Commercials you hate - AddisAbaba on 9/17/12 at 3:17 pm|
| O-T Lounge|| re: What is in this pic? MoF? - AddisAbaba on 9/10/12 at 12:46 pm|
The city is ok with the 16% increase... it's the other parts of the package they don't agree with ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Mispronunciations that annoy you - AddisAbaba on 9/6/12 at 5:19 pm|
"Flarida" instead of "Florida"...
| O-T Lounge|| re: What is keeping you in Louisiana? - AddisAbaba on 7/31/12 at 1:05 pm|
Can someone explain to me why food would keep you somewhere? I understand that Louisiana has its own unique cuisine, but for that to be a reason why you wouldn't leave seems absurd ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Do you think New Orleans has the ability to host the Summer Olympics? - AddisAbaba on 7/10/12 at 9:37 am|
[quote]Dallas? Houston? That would be laughable.[/quote]
Dallas is already being looked at for 2024...
| O-T Lounge|| re: WOWYL? Chicago, Houston, Atlanta, Charlotte? - AddisAbaba on 7/9/12 at 8:33 am|
Chicago is not that bad in the winter. Get a coat
And if you live in the suburbs take Metra, the commuter rail, into the city....