| Food and Drink Board|| re: Do you repeatedly try foods you don't like? - islandtiger on 7/29/14 at 7:03 pm|
Do beverages count? I do not like coffee or beer but will soon be moving to WA (building on Orcas Is.) and figure I better learn to like both if I want to fit in (you can only drink so much wine, which I really enjoy). I have tried a variety of each but never acquired the taste. Neither are drink...
| O-T Lounge|| re: All EBR school system students to receive free lunch - islandtiger on 7/28/14 at 11:16 pm|
[quote] I was made fun of all the time because I was a free lunch kid.[/quote]
This was an issue when I was in school many years ago and is often cited as a primary reason for providing lunch for all students. If we can remove one source of low self respect for kids at relatively low cost, I cer...
| Political Talk|| re: The registration project---in Hammond today - islandtiger on 7/27/14 at 6:26 pm|
[quote]Or maybe even douse yourself in gasoline and set yourself on fire in front of "Registration Project" headquarters. THis is clearly a dire situation.
[quote]the legions of small minded bigoted morons like yourself [/quote]
Tuba, you really need to tone down the personal attack...
| Political Talk|| re: The registration project---in Hammond today - islandtiger on 7/27/14 at 6:22 pm|
[quote]Now why would someone working to "mobilize" certain races of people be granted non-profit 501(c)(3) status? [/quote]
You answered your own question:
The organization’s mission is to conduct non-partisan voter registration and mobilization to under-represented ethnic and socio-economic g...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Baton Rouge area gains 12,700 jobs over 12 months - islandtiger on 7/26/14 at 5:02 pm|
[quote]Baton Rouge area increased its employment by 3.3 percent in the year since June 2013[/quote]
Hope that translates into strong housing prices down the road. We are building now in Washington state and will be looking to sell our current home in BR in about 12-18 months. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Another roofing question - islandtiger on 7/24/14 at 7:01 pm|
[quote]Standing Seam metal roof. [/quote]
Putting SS metal on our roof (new construction). Reasons: appearance, reduced lifetime maintenance, best option for full solar array and rainwater catchment....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Honking at the vehicle in front of you at a stop light - islandtiger on 7/22/14 at 6:15 pm|
[quote]I will honk after about 2 seconds. [/quote]
I have a bit more patience...probably more like 5 seconds. The exception is at the Siegen / Airline intersection turning onto Jefferson...you only get a few cars through on each green so no time to waste....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Non-pretentious, "down to earth" Hollywood celebrities - islandtiger on 7/22/14 at 5:57 pm|
[quote]Tom Hanks [/quote]
Surprised it took this long. Has to be in the top 5, at least. Seems to be very humble, dedicated family man, committed philanthopist....
| Money Talk|| re: Using a Credit Card as down payment on car - islandtiger on 7/18/14 at 7:17 pm|
I tried to game the system and it bit me in the butt. My brother was in a bad place and needed a car for a "new job" but didn't have any money. He had some insurance money coming from a settlement. I paid $15,000 for a used car, put it on a cc (no service charge) and figured I would cover a coupl...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Headed to Mexico City in Two Weeks... Help! - islandtiger on 7/9/14 at 12:32 pm|
As others have pointed out, the comments make it clear who has actually visited Mexico City. I have never felt unsafe, but I treat it like any big city. One solid piece of advice previously posted is to have the hotel call a cab vs. grabbing one on the street. If you have time, be sure to visit ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Where do you want to go when you retire? - islandtiger on 6/27/14 at 10:15 pm|
I have spent a lot of time in Tahoe and Santa Fe...beautiful, but way too many tourists to make them good retirement options....
| Money Talk|| re: Retirement - how long until you hang it up? - islandtiger on 6/27/14 at 9:21 pm|
Putting my staged retirement plan into effect in the next couple of years. Part time work starting at 58, full retirement by 62. Looking forward to just working on projects of my choosing and catching up on a backlog of travel plans....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Where do you want to go when you retire? - islandtiger on 6/27/14 at 8:08 pm|
[quote]Whidbey Island, WA [/quote]
We are thinking along the same lines. We are building a house on Orcas Island and our general contractor is from Whidbey. We are heading up there tomorrow to visit family and lock down final plans with all the subs....
| Political Talk|| re: Where do you fit in the political typology? - islandtiger on 6/26/14 at 7:33 pm|
[quote]This quiz is a little simplistic, but obviously it's not meant to be all-encompassing.
I think most free-thinking folks support a range of political views and can rarely be pigeon-holed, but I thought the groupings were pretty legit....
| Political Talk|| Where do you fit in the political typology? - islandtiger on 6/26/14 at 7:05 pm|
Yet another opportunity to learn who your peers really are...politically speaking. Pew published a poll of 10,000 people and identified 8 groups. Which one do you fall in? I fell in with "Next Generation Left." Other than age, it describes me fairly well.
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Let's discuss Homemade Ice Cream..... - islandtiger on 6/24/14 at 6:07 pm|
I use a slightly modified version of Alton Brown's vanilla bean recipe (egg free) and it is great every time. I cut the sugar by 1/4 and let the mix sit in the frige overnight to deepen the flavors. Related topic... I sure do not miss the hand crank freezers!...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Jeremy Hill new ride - islandtiger on 6/23/14 at 7:01 pm|
[quote]that car is about 1/3 of his entire year's paycheck after taxes.[/quote]
Since it is not likely he paid cash for the car, it is no different than someone making over 100K per year (much more than most TD posters), buying an F150. My first thought was how much is insurance for a young male...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Where does your ideology say you should live? - islandtiger on 6/17/14 at 9:38 pm|
Mine says Washington state! New home should be completed next spring then it is pack our bags and LA in the rear view mirror (after 32 years)....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Will Shenendoah become the "new" Sherwood Forest? - islandtiger on 6/17/14 at 9:35 pm|
I have been a resident of The Woods for many years so pass through Shenendoah daily. Sure there are scattered homes in Shenendoah that are not as well maintained as others, but it is still a great neighborhood for middle class families with lots of decent moderately priced homes. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Best place to get 14 yrds or so of limestone - islandtiger on 6/17/14 at 7:43 pm|
[quote]14 yards isn't bad to spread yourself with a shovel and a wheelbarrow. [/quote][quote]
Seems like a lot to me. I just spread 5 yds of bedding soil with shovel and wheel barrow. That was enough for me now that summer is here....
| O-T Lounge|| re: "It's pronounced 'Gor-Don'..." - islandtiger on 6/12/14 at 7:32 pm|
[quote]friends/acquaintances who are named something like, "Andrew" and refuse to go by "Andy" or "Drew" [/quote]
I would never be so presumptuous as to call someone by a nickname unless he/she introduced themself as such....
| Political Talk|| re: Iraq in downward spiral; Who will Obama blame? - islandtiger on 6/12/14 at 7:29 pm|
You are clearly more knowledgeable about this issue than me (and most other PT posters). I hope you are right and there is still a chance for success and that there are some leaders willing to make tough choices...the people of Iraq and our vets deserve it....
| Political Talk|| re: Iraq in downward spiral; Who will Obama blame? - islandtiger on 6/12/14 at 7:10 pm|
I really wonder if anyone involved in starting/continuing that war expected any outcome other than what we seem to be witnessing. Fareed Zakaria predicted as much in 2003 in his book Future of Freedom. I cannot imagine the pain that families and friends of lost soldiers must be going through when ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Who Actually Reads Cover Letter? - islandtiger on 6/7/14 at 8:09 am|
If a coverer letter is not included with the resume (and addressed to the hiring manager) it goes into the circular file. I want to see an example of good written communication skills (of course the applicant can find a ghost writter but that wii eventuslly be discovered). I also want to see that t...
| Political Talk|| re: If human caused climate change turns out to be true... - islandtiger on 6/6/14 at 7:07 pm|
I have long been in the camp that climate change is real and is mostly human-caused. I am also of the opinion that ther is virtually no chance we will be able to do anything to reverse the trend. Not because the options are not available but because the global community will never do what is neces...
| Political Talk|| re: Jindal signs bill killing levee board lawsuit and undermines BP Settlement? - islandtiger on 6/6/14 at 7:00 pm|
I guess the Gov. knows more about how that poorly worded bill will affect the broad spectrum of coastal protection and restoration statutes than Attorney General Caldwell and 20 well-respected law school faculty who all urged a veto....
| Political Talk|| re: Do You Use The Term "Biracial"? - islandtiger on 6/2/14 at 10:32 am|
[quote]all-natural, pure, beautiful white.[/quote]
So the south Asian contribution is not also "all-natural", "pure", and "beautiful"? I find that very disturbing.
My daughter is biracial (black-white) and is certainly beautiful (not sure what the other two adjectives really mean in this cont...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Anybody live in California? - islandtiger on 5/28/14 at 11:37 pm|
I was born in So. CA but raised in San Fran. I have lived in Louisiana for 32 years (thought I would only be here for a few years of grad school). There is a lot to love about CA (ocean, desert, mountains, redwoods, etc.) but I will not be moving back. Building our new home in WA...too many people...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Official teachers on summer vacation thread! - islandtiger on 5/28/14 at 2:06 pm|
Look a litte further north and you might see where we are building our dream house (San Juan Islands)! From Mt Constitution on a good day we can see south to Seattle and north to Vancouver, BC. Completion date can't arrive fast enough....
| Outdoor Board|| re: Periodical Cicadas 2014 - islandtiger on 5/28/14 at 8:55 am|
They have been loud near the end of Tiger Bend for several weeks, but as a previous poster noted, they do not seem to be as loud as 2001. Really one of those wonders of nature (although the look like little aliens with those red eyes)....