| Outdoor Board|| re: $4,500 quote to cut down a pecan tree?!?! - Htown Tiger on 5/14/13 at 8:45 am|
FWIW, I just had one removed a few months ago that was leaning over my house and it was $1150....
| Food and Drink Board|| re: FBD - Bishop's Barrel 3 edition - Htown Tiger on 5/13/13 at 7:11 pm|
Drinking my BB3 right now. I like it, definitely different (never had #1 or 2). I'm a fan. Next on my list are the Icons, cause I haven't had those either. I will say Divine Reserve 13 is excellent....
| Movie/TV Board|| re: It's official: 24 Returning Next May For 12 Part Series, Live Another Day - Htown Tiger on 5/13/13 at 10:04 am|
:nana: :nana: :nana: :nana:...
| Money Talk|| Anyone have a garage apartment that they rent out? - Htown Tiger on 5/12/13 at 6:12 pm|
Considering doing this and wanted to hear any pros/cons or horror stories before getting into it too much. Any concerns with someone else essentially living on your property?...
| Money Talk|| re: So when is the correction going to happen? - Htown Tiger on 5/9/13 at 8:40 am|
I'm doing the same. Can't decide if, or when, to get in. ...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Need fence line tree/shrub ideas - Htown Tiger on 5/6/13 at 8:09 am|
[quote]If you want the next homeowner to hate you plant bamboo...
Good gawd. You ain't lying. I bought a house once from an old lady that let it run wild. I took me two years with an ax and pickax to get rid of it all. [/quote]
Sadly, this is exactly my situation. I bought this house that had ...
| Outdoor Board|| Need fence line tree/shrub ideas - Htown Tiger on 5/5/13 at 5:06 pm|
We have a 6ft wood fence that faces a street and we would like to put some shrubs or trees along the fence line for privacy. Anything that will grow from 6-10ft will do. Any suggestions on what shrubs would be a good fit? The fence line is about 40ft across. ...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Cinco de Mayo Margarita appreciation - Htown Tiger on 5/1/13 at 6:30 pm|
[quote]Reposado Grand marnier Agave Nectar Fresh lime juice [/quote]
What portions do you use?...
| Money Talk|| re: A hiring company requesting compensation history **Updated OP** - Htown Tiger on 4/30/13 at 10:28 am|
Bump for updated OP....
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Wings in Houston? - Htown Tiger on 4/29/13 at 7:39 pm|
I once gave up burgers for lent and went to Christian's Tailgate. Normally a pretty stupid move, but I ordered their wings and thought they were pretty decent to be honest.
And a "chainy" place that I always thought had decent wings is Fox & Hound....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Houston to The Woodlands - Htown Tiger on 4/29/13 at 2:26 pm|
Lots of varying responses here and some are pretty off-base. Listen to DestrehanTiger and myself, who also makes this commute daily from the Heights to the Woodlands (and has been doing it for 8 years now).
Morning = breeze, as long as there is no wreck. I leave my house about 6:30 and am at my o...
| Fantasy Sports Board|| re: Mike Moustakas and Eric Hosmer, and "SO Far All-Bust Team" - Htown Tiger on 4/28/13 at 8:19 am|
Hard to put Lawrie in there just yet, he was injured for the first 2 weeks or so, so he doesn't have all that many ABs yet.
Kipnis has been the biggest bust for me this far....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Cigar/ Bourbon thread - Htown Tiger on 4/25/13 at 9:56 am|
I'm getting more into the Bourbon scene. My favorite right now is Woodford. Just bought some Buillet and Elijah Craig 12yr (single barrel, I believe). I actually really like the Buillet. The Elijah Craig is fairly strong and spicy, definitely need to acquire that taste.
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Perry's Steakhouse (Katy, TX) - Recommendations? - Htown Tiger on 4/23/13 at 5:57 pm|
| More Sports Board|| re: does anybody here play or watch poker - Htown Tiger on 4/23/13 at 8:22 am|
Love it as well. Miss the online action. Some states are legalizing it, but it'll be a slow process for the rest of us. I think Nevada and NJ have been legalized and sites should start coming back within the next 6-12 months. I'm headed to Vegas in a few weeks for 4 straight days of poker....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Bombings: Suspect 1 DEAD, Suspect 2 in custody!!!! - Htown Tiger on 4/18/13 at 4:26 pm|
| Money Talk|| re: Tax question... Working overseas, expat taxes? - Htown Tiger on 4/11/13 at 3:44 pm|
First $92k is free, cant spend more than 30 days inside the US during the year.
Your 'income' for tax reporting purposes must include all sources of compensation (housing allowance, car allowance, tuition/school, etc). ...
| Money Talk|| re: At what point did you go to the bank for home loan? - Htown Tiger on 4/10/13 at 4:32 pm|
You definitely want to be pre-qualified. If you're already looking at houses, now's the time to go to the bank too. ...
| Money Talk|| re: A hiring company requesting compensation history **Updated OP** - Htown Tiger on 4/10/13 at 12:26 pm|
[quote]Yes, it's to low ball an offer to you[/quote]
[quote]sounds shady to me[/quote]
[quote]It's a trap.[/quote]
I'm screwed. :lol:
| Money Talk|| A hiring company requesting compensation history **Updated OP** - Htown Tiger on 4/10/13 at 10:19 am|
Has anyone ever been asked to provide a hiring company's HR department (i.e. prior to them finalizing an offer to you) your past 2-3 years of compensation (salary+bonus+stock+etc)? I just recently was, and am a little curious about the rationalization behind it. For an opportunity that's a pretty ni...
| Money Talk|| re: managing older, more experienced employees - Htown Tiger on 3/27/13 at 11:04 am|
Great stuff all around in here. I dealt with this as well at a fairly young age (26). The key word in all of these responses is [b]respect[/b]. Respect their knowledge and experience in what they do. Just dont go in there with this "I'm in charge now, my way or the highway" attitude, or you'll lose ...
| Money Talk|| re: Is it normal to just never hear back following an interview? - Htown Tiger on 3/26/13 at 8:08 am|
[quote]One thing you've got to ask yourself is do you really want to work for a company that has treated you so disrespectfully? [/quote]
I know, and you are right. But man....they paid so well! :lol:
[quote]I'd ditch said headhunter too. Sounds like he's one of the ones that just throws resume...
| Money Talk|| re: Is it normal to just never hear back following an interview? - Htown Tiger on 3/25/13 at 4:42 pm|
Thanks for the comments all. I'll probably reach out at least once more to the headhunter for an update, though I kind of agree with the majority here, that it's probably best to move on. ...
| Money Talk|| Is it normal to just never hear back following an interview? - Htown Tiger on 3/25/13 at 2:48 pm|
Been over 4 weeks since my second, all day long interview and either a) the company hasn't made a decision, or b) they did and the recruiting agency is just moving on. This person really wasn't "my recruiter", but more of a headhunting service that this particular company utilizes all the time. I'm ...
| More Sports Board|| re: Anyone else still have a perfect bracket? - Htown Tiger on 3/23/13 at 1:30 pm|
I had all my sweet 16 still alive coming into today...
And thanks to VCU, now I have 15 remaining. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Conspiracy Theories: That You Kinda Believe - Htown Tiger on 3/21/13 at 7:59 pm|
How about the JFK...JR conspiracy? Was that plane accident truly an accident? Or did higher ups not want him running for the Presidency, because if he won, he'd have access to the truth about his father?...
| More Sports Board|| re: How big is your bracket pool? - Htown Tiger on 3/21/13 at 3:06 pm|
I'm in one at work that is over 1,000 people. Waiting for the guy to send out the final tally, and I believe he'll send everyone's picks as well.
And he does it manually... :lol:
eta: The scoring is done automatically in a spreadsheet, but he manually puts them in. Most people give him hardco...
| Money Talk|| re: Interim management on resume? - Htown Tiger on 3/21/13 at 7:20 am|
You could also list it as "Acting Manager". And when asked, just explain the situation. It's worth putting on there for sure....
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Northshore lunch spots... need suggestions - Htown Tiger on 3/12/13 at 8:20 am|
Go to Bears, you won't regret it. Might not be the best "sit down atmosphere" type of place, but it's what you want - good eatin'.
And I recommend the Ferdie poboy....
| Fantasy Sports Board|| re: Looking for a Fantasy Baseball League - Htown Tiger on 3/10/13 at 5:33 pm|
We're looking to fill one open spot from someone who dropped out this year. Keeper league though, so you'd take over a specific team. No fee, all for fun. Email me at craig.sam at sbcglobal.net if interested....