| O-T Lounge|| re: A friend of mine just found out her 16 year old daughter is having sex - islandtiger on 9/13/14 at 2:52 pm|
[quote]I have a daughter and hearing stories like this scare the hell out of me.[/quote]
We have 6 daughters...all but one over 18. No pregnancies, DWIs, drug issues, school problems, etc. It's a mine field out there...we have been fortunate...combination of parenting and luck....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Are We Turning the Early Departure Trend Into a Recruiting Tool? - islandtiger on 9/9/14 at 5:33 pm|
[quote]Maybe they should try harder[/quote]
Why? Would I like all of the players to sick around for 4 or 5 years? Sure, but isn't it the goal of all students to get a job in their chosen profession? If they can make it in professional sports after less than 4 years in college, I say "go for it."...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Anyone been bitten by a venomous snake or knows someone who has? - islandtiger on 9/7/14 at 6:08 pm|
Former amateur hepetologist, former natural resources student/grad student, former LDWF biologist, current program manager. The only snakes I encounter these days are in meeting rooms....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Tiger stadium attendance record - islandtiger on 9/7/14 at 2:47 pm|
Sure looked like more than 2,000 empty seats to me. I sit in 302 and there were lots of empty seats. UW looked like 25% empty. Student section was near capacity. When I saw the huge line to get in the student gate, I figured a bunch would just give up and go home. Students... :bow:...
| O-T Lounge|| re: what is the ot's opinion of Seattle? - islandtiger on 9/7/14 at 2:25 pm|
The constant overcast can become depressing, which is why we are building in the rain shadow in the San Juan Islands (actually, too little rain is a problem)....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Anyone been bitten by a venomous snake or knows someone who has? - islandtiger on 9/7/14 at 12:29 pm|
With one friend in AZ who was bitten by a mohave rattlesnake...bad. With another friend who was bitten by a cottonmouth...not so bad. Given the thousands of venomous snakes I have caught or encountered (including sea snakes) I consider myself very fortunate to have not been bitten, although I woul...
| O-T Lounge|| re: what is the ot's opinion of Seattle? - islandtiger on 9/7/14 at 11:55 am|
My favorite US city. Daughter is going to college there next year and we are building a new home about 50 miles away...we are all counting the days....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Jennings has, by far, the best QB Rating in the SEC - islandtiger on 9/7/14 at 11:04 am|
His improvement from the bowl game has been much more than I imagined was possible. He has real potential to end his career on that list of elite LSU QBs....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Where was the score of the game on the big screens? - islandtiger on 9/7/14 at 11:00 am|
[quote]Every year they have scoreboard, time clock or PA system problems. Who's ever in charge of that should be forced to retire.[/quote]
What they have installed in TS is impressive and very complicated. It was the first game and the problems were relatively minor compared with the vast improv...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Where was the score of the game on the big screens? - islandtiger on 9/7/14 at 10:51 am|
I saw the down-yardage-score banner on the small screens after half time, but it was difficult to read with the big, beautiful video screens grabbing your attention! I never did notice game stats....
| Tiger Rant|| re: what was the attendance tonight? - islandtiger on 9/7/14 at 8:21 am|
That was the lightest post-game traffic I have experienced in many years (exited via Skip Bertman to River Rd north)...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Death Valley looks even more awesome on TV after the addition. (pics) - islandtiger on 9/7/14 at 8:17 am|
Did they actually post in-game stats? I sit in LE and did not notice any on the north or southwest boards that were in my normal field of view. No stats was my only complaint. Looks fabulous....
| Political Talk|| re: Louisiana is drowning, quickly - islandtiger on 9/2/14 at 9:08 pm|
Sure, "the government"is to blame, but they only built levees, dredged rivers, allowed canals, etc. because the people, cities and companies in LA demanded it. You get what you ask for....
| Political Talk|| re: Louisiana is drowning, quickly - islandtiger on 9/2/14 at 8:20 pm|
Hardly worth a response, but I'll bite. Yes (about 50 million years ago). No (we were but a glimmer in our ancestor's eye). No (just in different proportion of ice to liquid than at present). If the changes were taking place over millions of years, it wouldn't be a problem...changes of this magnitu...
| Political Talk|| re: Louisiana is drowning, quickly - islandtiger on 9/2/14 at 8:05 pm|
Having worked in the coastal conservation field for decades, it is hard to imagine that most LA politicians and residents are seemingly ignoring the biggest environmental and economic challenge the state will ever experience. LA is now dealing with one of the greatest rates of effective sea level r...
| Money Talk|| re: How wealthy are you? - islandtiger on 8/25/14 at 9:14 pm|
| Political Talk|| re: Muslim Terrorism and Hypocrisy - islandtiger on 8/23/14 at 1:52 pm|
[quote]Once again b/c ISIS wants to kill all non Muslims [/quote]
If they don't convert. My wife is doing a lot of geneological research, which requires use of LDS databases. It occurred to me that we could put an end to the violence if radical muslums would simply adopt the Mormon practice of ...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Casual French Quarter restaurants - islandtiger on 8/22/14 at 8:40 pm|
Eat (Domaine St.)...
| Political Talk|| re: Something to remember when talking about solar power - islandtiger on 8/22/14 at 8:30 pm|
[quote]Here is an example: In the southeast it takes 3 acres of arrays to generate enough electricity to power a small Walmart. [/quote]
Ok, but it only takes my roof to power my house and charge my car (12kw system)!...
| O-T Lounge|| re: What's a good "grown up" drink to order? - islandtiger on 8/22/14 at 8:17 pm|
I order those as after dinner drinks...too sweet before dinner or as a bar drink. Vodka sour works, however....