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  1. mcBerg

    Kudos to Dallas Gutters business...

    Just wanted to give a shout out to a business: Dallas Gutters, on a great residential job at our place! Previously had a horrible time finding a gutter place to do a smaller front of the house job to keep rain from washing out mulch. Most businesses never called back, called back months...
  2. mcBerg

    Oysters on the 1/2 shell

    We fell in love eating these in Destin FL vacation on numerous occasions. Some were Gulf others imported from E coast depending on what was fresh. Anyone recommend any restaurants that have some killer plays on baked oyster Rockefeller etc? How about purchasing fresh and shucking your own from...
  3. mcBerg

    Frisco Art in the square...

    Pretty decent showing. Kids enjoyed it and so did we to get out. After vacationing in AZ, not so much but a good start. Testa pizza for lunch was a couple light and skillfully made wood fired margherita Pie's..noice start! Not exactly artisans from Santa Fe or AZ but nice showing for a...
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    Studly retirement financial investment planner / advisor

    So I'd be interested in any recommendations on a genius financial planner / advisor to double-check my 401k investments say bi-annually for a flat fee. Maybe also offer some other advice as well for retirement options. My employers Fidelity plan have professional investment services, but...
  5. mcBerg

    quality auto window tint...

    Beemer 335iX that needs tint. I am very particular and searching didn't turn up much to build any confidence and some local places not so much on reviews and quality years later. Appreciate some input if not too crazy far from here.
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    ufc 168 predictions

    Should be fun. I would hope lessons of failure and showboating will have Anderson Silva win over Weidman part 2. Tate vs Rousey is interesting. I want Tate to win just because Rousey has such a bad attitude towards another fighter based on her Ultimate Fighter gig which seems so0 juvenile...
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    a few hobbyist paintings to lighten this rainy Friday...

    Thought I'd throw a couple recent acrylic paintings your way that I finished based on Kauai photos we snapped. The Hanalei Bay is the most recent piece and painted wrap-around on the sides and top as well on a 24x12 canvas. The other painting is of the taro fields which is a food staple of...
  8. mcBerg

    Pumpkin seeds gone wild

    Hey- a, anyone else love roasted pumpkin seeds? What are your fav recipes and flavorings? Mrs did a batch last night with just sea salt and cracked pepper and another with cayenne. Needless to say, filled my fiber quota.
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    needless trout painting...

    For you fisherman that enjoy the elusive trout, thought I'd share an acrylic painting finished up this weekend. Reminds me that we need to get to Beavers Bend soon as we have pulled some large rainbows with a few still in our freezer.
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    art photographer or hobbyist...

    So still playing around with acrylic painting. Just completed another painting that I may be interested in making a few digital prints/archival photos but don't have a dSLR camera. (see crappy included photo). Just gifts to family and friends at this point but love the fact you can have places...
  11. mcBerg

    train the cat to...

    The mini black panther is learning some tricks (food based of course). Anyone train their cool cat to turn on the coffee in the AM? <a href="http://www.freeimagehosting.net/p2ped"><img src="http://www.freeimagehosting.net/t/p2ped.jpg"></a>
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    a couple of random hobby paintings...

    One of my favorite fishing species: brown trout. Kind of a modern take I hung next to some of my stuffed trout in the den. Second painting: Napali coast in Kauai off the military base called Polihale beach from one of our photos. Wanted to try a dual canvas with painted on frame. Playing...
  13. mcBerg

    Books you are enjoying...

    so the resident teenager read and told me how cool the The Hunger Games book was and like a spaz I read it in a day since it was raining and I couldn't put it down. Sure beats tech manuals. Mrs also fell into the tractor beam. Now three of us on 2nd book in the series. Dying to read the Steve...
  14. mcBerg

    Cross-over SUV top carriers...

    Downsized our larger family truckster for a new cross-over SUV recently and would love feedback from those that added car topper carriers for vacation travel. We tent camp so need extra space for gear, food and fishing equipment etc. Thule makes some nice ones but the pricing seems pretty...
  15. mcBerg

    contemporary furniture stores..

    Can't find anything near the quality or options like Room&Board for contemporary furniture which is thEE place for me...and I hate furniture shopping in general. Not remotely interested in Haverty's type stuff that Grandma would love or the "just rode in from the range" look. IKEA has some fun...
  16. mcBerg

    Mexican palm...good bye my loVE

    Arhgg... Have a beautiful Mexican fan palm that looks like didn't make it this winter with the ice and snow storms. The leaves are all dried out and yellowish even though the tree is 12 ft tall with a massive trunk. I pruned a bit but don't see any green new growth. Originally had three...
  17. mcBerg

    Atkins revisited..

    It works. Getting the six pack start to fill in only two weeks later with lots of fat, protein (meat/cheese/eggs/nuts), veggies (only carb source). No cheap carbs allowed. I've been doing the P90X workouts since July so I KNOW the low fat eating is complete BS as its loaded with hidden...
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    Any businesses buy used plate weights?

    I have a stack of regular circular metal plate weights in 10/20/25/50lb increments that I'm trying to offload (w/curl and press bars and clamps). Any local gyms or sports places buy these back for a little coin back? I remember they used to at one of the big sporting places but don't know if...
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    A take on the finer points of airline travel...

    A vid from one of my favorite comics on the subject of airline travel. Enjoy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9em-ZCddWk
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    335i sedan owners...

    I am considering buying a low mileage 08-09'ish BMW 335i sedan and would love to hear feedback from any owners. Performance / safety / mileage / transmission opts / maintenance / ride / nice to have options etc. Would be daily driver work car for me. Currently looking at an 09 twin turbo...