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mr beauxjangles

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#3288210 The Breakfast Club 30th anniversary or Damn, now you are old!

Posted by mr beauxjangles on 17 March 2015 - 02:02 PM

John Hughes is one of those directors who is, essentially, a genre by themselves. On the one hand, I miss his films and treatment of teenage life and comedy terribly. But on the other hand, they are so everlasting. They aren't timeless - surely my children will dread the day their father makes them watch Ferris Bueller - but they will never feel outdated to me.

 




#3286546 Fix a broken heart

Posted by mr beauxjangles on 16 March 2015 - 01:52 PM

The health of any loving, giving being that brings joy to others - a cause that is always worth supporting. There are likely many adopters on this forum, but it really takes a massive commitment (financially, emotionally, physically, etc.) to be a foster. Thanks - glad you asked to share the burden this one time. Hope she recovers relatively quickly and is back to herself soon.




#3277194 I'm pretty pissed

Posted by mr beauxjangles on 11 March 2015 - 12:03 PM

Our neighborhood in Atlanta was in a frenzy a couple of weeks ago when a van was spotted by multiple kids walking home from school with the side door open, driving slowly, and taking photos of them. Police came out, parents were losing their minds - there must have been ten different kids that said something to their parents. This came about a month after an eight or nine year old girl was walking up her driveway and reported that a van with two men had approached her in the driveway and asked if her mom or dad was home.

 

We found out not too long ago that it was apparently HGTV scouting our neighborhood for potential homes to use in a series (bunch of old craftsman homes). While parents were relieved that it was HGTV, it begged the question: what fugging planet are you people from where you don't think twice about creeping through the neighborhood at a snail's pace with a van door open, hanging out taking photographs (of what all the kids assumed were of them) and even approaching a young girl to ask if mom and dad are home?

 

That's not to suggest that what happened in your neighborhood was innocent. Just another tale. Glad you taught your kids what to do in that situation and hope you have a strong neighborhood network to communicate effectively about these incidents. If you don't have it already, I would very strongly advocate that you try to get a Nextdoor network set up for your neighborhood. It's basically a localized social network that is exclusive to your neighborhood. It has been so incredibly helpful in our neighborhood with regards to getting the word out about suspicious crap like this in a matter of minutes. It is not very widespread at this point and I don't know if it's in Charlotte at this point, but definitely worth looking into: www.nextdoor.com.




#3275538 Get it together guys...

Posted by mr beauxjangles on 10 March 2015 - 07:30 PM

This is probably the most proud I have been of the Huddle's collective response (or lack thereof) in a decade. Thread should have been titled: "Evidence of evolution?"




#3263718 blenheim ginger ale in Charlotte

Posted by mr beauxjangles on 05 March 2015 - 09:03 AM

I love this stuff - my absolute favorite mixer with bourbon. Also love by itself. If you've never tried it you are missing out on a Carolina classic. 

 

Bourbon, Spicy Blenheim, with a lime wedge over crushed ice ....there AINT nothing better than that. That is a man's drink. 

 

Heard Hillbilly Produce closed off Independence Blvd, they were my go to. I'd go in there and get a case every now and then. Also heard The Bradford Store off 73 in Davidson (close to me) has it for sale. Anyone else know where to buy this stuff locally? Gonna be pissed if I can't find it especially with spring around the corner. 

 

Yeah, agreed. I am big fan of the Kentucky Mule, which is as you described except ginger beer in lieu of ginger ale. Gosling's Diet Ginger Beer is actually the best for this drink that I've come across. I know, diet. It's about the taste, not the calories.

 

Down here in Atlanta it's hard to come by Blenheim hot. I always pick some up when I go to Ocean Isle (usually a few times a year).




#3252919 Let's Talk About Chris Conley

Posted by mr beauxjangles on 24 February 2015 - 02:20 PM

He's known in Georgia (from high school days too) as having great work ethic. He got more time on the field while Malcolm Mitchell dealt with his ACL. Reliable guy but I've been watching Georgia football closely for the last six years thanks to the allegiances of my wife. He was never a guy that I thought "wow, I would love for the Panthers to give this guy a look." Previously UGA players that I have said that about: Brandon Boykin (damn I wanted us to draft him so bad) and Bacarri Rambo (yeah, looks like I was wrong on that one).




#3250642 Just had U-verse Internet installed.

Posted by mr beauxjangles on 23 February 2015 - 12:23 PM

Switched from Comcast here in Atlanta to Uverse when we bought a new house a few months ago. With DirecTV and Uverse, we are saving about $100 a month as comapred to TV+internet with Comcast. 

 

The kicker is the customer service though. I didn't think anything could get worse than Time Warner but once I moved down here, Comcast quickly proved that they were capable of sucking with even greater intensity and frequency. Sure, AT&T is not known for exceptional customer service but when I had my new service installed, the service guy basically said the following after installing everything:

 

"Would you mind if I was here for a couple more hours? It is not a requirement for your service but they would like us to start upgrading infrastructure when it makes sense so I want to run a new line to your house."

Couple of hours later and I had fiber direct to the house.

 

Oh and our neighborhood is almost certain to get Google fiber too.

 

There are not enough hateful adjectives in the English language to describe Comcast and Time Warner.




#3247790 My "seats" for the game

Posted by mr beauxjangles on 20 February 2015 - 02:30 PM

Represent us well, as you always do. None of this...

 

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...but plenty of this please:

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#3244782 What is your average monthly grocery bill?

Posted by mr beauxjangles on 17 February 2015 - 04:38 PM

For two, we spend probably $125-$150 per week, $500 -$600 a month on food alone (including a few household supplies but not alcohol). Probably 2 planned, nice meals out each month, and 2-3 other meals out each week - what I'd call convenience meals (don't feel like cooking, lunch with coworkers, bojangles or cookout when nearby in Atlanta). Cooking is basically my hobby and I typically spend a couple of hours each night making dinner and leftovers for the next day's lunch for both of us. Loving to cook can save you money and cost you a ton of money. Saves you money when you can make a massive pot of soup and two loaves of bread for $15 that makes 16 servings. Costs you money when you say "Fug it, I'm makin a whole beef tenderloin on Saturday."




#3241194 Report: Buccaneers leaning toward Marcus Mariota with No. 1 pick

Posted by mr beauxjangles on 13 February 2015 - 04:23 PM

Plenty of conflicting reports. There's this from Wednesday via Rotoworld:

 


ESPN Bucs reporter Pat Yasinskas has "heard" that coach Lovie Smith prefers Florida State QB Jameis Winston over Oregon QB Marcus Mariota.
It's part of the reason Smith chose to hire OC Dirk Koetter over Marc Trestman. Trestman reportedly prefers Mariota to Winston. It makes sense. Lovie is an old-school coach. He likes his quarterbacks to be pro-ready, and Winston ran a pro-style offense at Florida State while Mariota was operating in a spread attack. Winston is believed to have a "big edge" over Mariota in the Bucs' eyes.



#3241189 oak island / southport

Posted by mr beauxjangles on 13 February 2015 - 04:21 PM

Go a few miles south to Ocean Isle and hit up Sugar Shack. Amazing Jamaican food, made by a husband (actually Jamaican) and wife. Really nice people and truly the best jerk chicken that I have ever had. Don't stop in Shallotte for anything. Except Bojangles.




#3232086 Can we request a 24 hour ban?

Posted by mr beauxjangles on 05 February 2015 - 01:53 PM

happy birthday. assign a friend to be your good angel and another friend to be your bad angel. both are necessary on your 21st.




#3229621 Why is this so creepy?

Posted by mr beauxjangles on 03 February 2015 - 11:46 AM

...and that explains a century of bigfoot sightings. good enough for me.




#3215115 So tell me

Posted by mr beauxjangles on 20 January 2015 - 09:06 PM

i don't get it either.




#3185553 Things to do when you are at home sick...

Posted by mr beauxjangles on 07 January 2015 - 07:30 PM

Binge the Serial podcast if you haven't already

 


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