The G-Team

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  • Birthday 10/10/1967

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  1. The G-Team added a topic in General Discussion   

    Grass fire in Addicks Reservoir
    Looks like a big grass fire in addicks reservoir.    Near 29.79399 , -95.58784 heading northwest.  Lots of fire trucks along the dam road and probably in the powerline right of way as of 6pm.
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  2. The G-Team added a post in a topic Wedding Dilemna   

    It depends.  If it was the husband that got sick, then I, as the wife, would do whatever I wanted to do.  Stay or go, just depends on the mood I'm in.

    However, if it is the wife that got sick, then I, as the husband, would do whatever my wife told me to do.
  3. The G-Team added a topic in General Discussion   

    Hurricane Workshop
    Reminder, the Hurricane Workshop is tomorrow at George R. Brown convention center from 10am-3pm.  Free to the public.

    http://hurricaneworkshop.com/default.asp
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  4. The G-Team added a post in a topic Warning - Do not park here if you're entering GBP from the West.   



    Excellent.  Can't wait to see what parking spots you will post on the map.
  5. The G-Team added a post in a topic Watching others hunt for your caches :D   

    Which cache is it that is near your work and I'll wave to you if I go try to find it?
  6. The G-Team added a post in a topic Warning - Do not park here if you're entering GBP from the West.   



    Map?  What map are you referring to?  Is there a map of GBP parking areas already in existence?  Thanks, in advance,  for the info.
  7. The G-Team added a post in a topic I am disqualified from any professional sports for awhile   

    I heard on NPR this morning that the toxicity of PI is increasing, so for those folks who were once immune, the increased toxicity may actually affect them now.    Something to do with more CO2 in the air is what the announcer stated.
  8. The G-Team added a post in a topic Does anyone use Skype?   

    I use it to talk to family, but I wish there was an option where you could do 3 way video calling.   
  9. The G-Team added a post in a topic Anyone getting the SETX Geocoin   

    Thanks..I didn't even think to look in the "for sale.." forum.  Duh.
  10. The G-Team added a topic in Trackables   

    Anyone getting the SETX Geocoin
    Anyone planning on picking up one of these coins?

    SETX Geocoin


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  11. The G-Team added a post in a topic When will 10k happen?   

    Sept 13th
  12. The G-Team added a topic in General Discussion   

    Are you ready for hurricane season? It starts June 1st
    I think someone posted these preparations on the site several years ago, but I couldn't find them.    Here they are again.
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    Gulf Coast Hurricane Season Notes

    We're about to enter hurricane season. Any day now, you're going to turn on the TV and see a weather person pointing to some radar blob out in the Gulf of Mexico and making two basic meteorological points:
      (1) There is no need to panic.
      (2) We could all be killed.

        Yes, hurricane season is an exciting time to live along the Gulf Coast. If you're new to the area, you're probably wondering what you need to do to prepare for the possibility that we'll get hit by "the big one."
        Based on our experiences, we recommend that you follow this simple three-step hurricane preparedness plan:

        STEP 1. Buy enough food and bottled water to last your family for at least three days.
        STEP 2. Put these supplies into your car.
        STEP 3. Drive to Nebraska and remain there until Halloween.

    Unfortunately, statistics show that most people will not follow this sensible plan. Most people will foolishly stay here in Houston.   We'll start with one of the most important hurricane preparedness items:

        HOMEOWNERS' INSURANCE:

         If you own a home, you must have hurricane insurance. Fortunately, this insurance is cheap and easy to get, as long as your home meets two basic requirements:
        (1) It is reasonably well-built, and (2) It is located in Nebraska.

      Unfortunately, if your home is located in Houston, or any other area that might actually be hit by a hurricane, most insurance companies would prefer not to sell you hurricane insurance, because then they might be required to pay YOU money, and that is certainly not why they got into the insurance business in the first place.
        So you'll have to scrounge around for an insurance company, which will charge you an annual premium roughly equal to the replacement value of your house.   At any moment, this company can drop you like used dental floss.
        Since Hurricane George, I have had an estimated 27 different home-insurance companies. This week, I'm covered by the Bob and Big Stan Insurance Company, under a policy which states that, in addition to my premium, Bob and Big Stan are entitled, on demand, to my kidneys.

        SHUTTERS:

          Your house should have hurricane shutters on all the windows, all the doors, and -- if it's a major hurricane -- all the toilets. There are several types of shutters, with advantages and disadvantages:

         Plywood shutters: The advantage is that, because you make them yourself, they're cheap.
        The disadvantage is that, because you make them yourself, they will fall off.

         Sheet-metal shutters: The advantage is that these work well, once you get them all up.
         The disadvantage is that once you get them all up, your hands will be useless bleeding stumps, and it will be December.

         Roll-down shutters: The advantages are that they're very easy to use, and will definitely protect your house. The disadvantage is that you will have to sell your  house to pay for them.

         "Hurricane-proof" windows: These are the newest wrinkle in hurricane protection: They  look like ordinary windows, but they can withstand hurricane winds! You can be  sure of this, because the salesman says so. He lives in Nebraska.

        Hurricane Proofing Your Property:

      As the hurricane approaches, check your yard for movable objects like barbecue grills, planters, patio furniture, visiting relatives, etc. You should, as a precaution, throw these items into your swimming pool (if you don't have a swimming pool, you should have one built immediately). Otherwise, the hurricane winds will turn these objects into deadly missiles.

        EVACUATION ROUTE:

      If you live in a low-lying area, you should have an evacuation route planned out. (To determine whether you live in a low-lying area, look at your driver's license; if it says "Houston," you live in a low-lying area.) The purpose of having an evacuation route is to avoid being trapped in your home when a major storm hits. Instead, you will be trapped in a gigantic traffic jam several miles from your home, along with two hundred thousand other evacuees. So, as a bonus, you will not be lonely.

        HURRICANE SUPPLIES:

         If you don't evacuate, you will need a mess of supplies. Do not buy them now! South Texas tradition requires that you wait until the last possible minute, then go to the supermarket and get into vicious fights with strangers over who gets the last can of SPAM.

         In addition to food and water, you will need the following supplies:

         23 flashlights
         At least $167 worth of batteries that turn out, when the power goes off, to be the wrong size for the flashlights.
         Bleach (No, I don't know what the bleach is for. NOBODY knows what the  bleach is for, but it's traditional, so GET some!)
         A 55-gallon drum of underarm deodorant.
         A big knife that you can strap to your leg. (This will be useless in a  hurricane, but it looks cool.)
         A large quantity of raw chicken, to placate the alligators. (Ask anybody  who went through Camille; after the hurricane, there WILL be irate alligators.)
         $35,000 in cash or diamonds so that, after the hurricane passes, you can  buy a generator from a man with no discernible teeth.

         Of course these are just basic precautions. As the hurricane draws near, it is vitally important that you keep abreast of the situation by turning on your television and watching TV reporters in rain slickers stand right next to the ocean and tell you over and over how vitally important it is for everybody to stay away from the ocean.

         Good luck, and remember: It's great living in Paradise.....!

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  13. The G-Team added a post in a topic Constable's are short of Money   



    Sorry to hijack the thread, but I started wondering about bicycle laws since I ride my bike around my house sometimes.

    The bicycle laws are confusing at best and difficult to research.  But I believe in City of Houston, the limit on bicycles riding on sidewalks is only applied within a "business district".    So in theory, you can ride your bike in your neighborhood sidewalk as long as it doesn't mean the definition of business district.    Also, people under 18 are required to wear a helmet while riding bicycle in city of houston.  and parents can be ticketed if they let a 13 year old ride a bike without a helmet in city of houston.    not sure about if you live in unincorporated harris county.
  14. The G-Team added a post in a topic Constable's are short of Money   

    What municipality are you in?  Harris County?  Bellaire?  I'm aware blocking sidewalks is illegal, but I thought it was mainly not enforced because a lot of people aren't aware its illegal.  Sounds like you got the one guy who did some research and was probably hoping you weren't home when he wrote the ticket.  I even heard of one guy who got a ticket for walking in the street when there was a sidewalk he should've been walking on.    He appealed, but lost the appeal.  Take pictures for court and let us know how it turns out.
  15. The G-Team added a post in a topic How do you "revive" a missing TB   

    Thot,  I like the replacement tag you created.  Do you have this in some kind of word doc that you don't mind sharing.    Easier to copy rather than create the wheel.