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Please help me fulfill a promise that I didn't expect to be so challenging. [more inside]posted by cacao at 3:30 PM - 9 answers
My father has recently moved into a fifth wheel in an RV park and it is clear that we know nothing about the maintenance and requirements of long-term living for a fifth wheel that doesn't travel. Especially after last week's plumbing related disaster. On the upside, I now have a literal understanding of what it means to be in a s**tstorm. Further complications below the fold. [more inside]posted by Hopeful and Cynical at 2:22 PM - 4 answers
At some point, my parked car was hit. I didn't notice until I got home. It could have happened in three or four different parking lots--I ran several errands. There is fair amount of damage to my front bumper and a dent in my hood, but I can't prove I didn't do it myself. Am I going to be able to file an insurance claim on this? What do I need to know before I call my insurance company? Could this raise my premiums? [more inside]posted by Pater Aletheias at 12:39 PM - 8 answers
We're transitioning into living full time in an RV and several people have expressed interest in reading a blog about our experiences. I know the kinds of things I want to write, but I'm stumped on a name. [more inside]posted by desjardins at 10:07 AM - 37 answers
I'm going on a archaeological training excavation and would like to feel more confident about excavating - can you give me any advice? [more inside]posted by sock of ages at 4:40 PM - 5 answers
Perusing the new leaderboard feature on Word With Friends, I see that in Global > All Time, a user with the name Polska91… [truncated] has an average word point score of 503.5. How is that possible? [more inside]posted by unliteral at 8:11 PM - 11 answers
My boss has asked me to have someone come on-site and stop the squeaking of the CEO's chair--I cannot think of what kind of vendor might perform this service. [more inside]posted by alice_curiouse at 3:49 PM - 13 answers
I am doing a fundraising event tomorrow evening at Reza's Restaurant in the River North neighborhood of Chicago, in a second floor private room. I was just informed that two guests who use motorized wheelchairs are coming. When I called Reza's to double check the capacity of their lift, they said it cannot accommodate the weight of motorized chairs. Legality and ADA-compliance aside, I want to make sure that all of my guests can get to the event. Where can I rent either a ramp (because the restaurant does not have one of their own) or a light, airport-style wheelchair TOMORROW? posted by deliciae at 3:21 PM - 10 answers
I'm trying to find and buy a vintage tea set made of china from a railroad/airline/ship. Over the years I've come across a few cups from boats or trains that I liked a lot - I'd like to get an entire tea set (or at least a teapot and teacup), but I seem to be using the wrong nomenclature or searching in the wrong place. [more inside]posted by arnicae at 1:15 PM - 8 answers
I saw the coolest little foursquare toy, kind of a portable mini-court, yesterday at the park. I wish I'd stopped and talked to the guys playing with it, but I thought I could find it pretty easily... but not so.
So there's a little trampoline, I guess that's about two feet square, with a circular wall around it divided into four sections. They had a ball smaller than a kickball but bigger than a tennis ball, and if they hit it on the trampoline and it went between one person's section of the bordering wall, then it was like it had hit their square.
Does anybody know what this? I must have one. Immediately. posted by dubadubowbow at 12:11 PM - 4 answers
I’m looking for a specific type of porn/erotica. Not sure how to describe it, maybe “primitive” or “tribal”? [more inside]posted by sock puppy at 2:37 PM - 25 answers
According to an article
in the July 14, 1946 Sunday Morning Star (of Wilmington, Delaware), P.T. Barnum had his 53-page will published as a book in 1891. Can it be found anywhere online? posted by Flunkie at 12:29 PM - 4 answers
I'm writing a letter to a wonderful graduate of the (high school) Class of 2013 on the occasion of her jumping off into that great abyss of adulthood. I'm hoping to include wisdom from random people on the internet (that would be you) about what you would tell your self if you could go back to the day that you graduated from high school so that I can include it in my letter. Travel back in that time machine, go to that shining day of your graduation and tell me what you would tell yourself, no matter how funny, sad, bizarre, etc. posted by Leezie at 7:25 PM - 42 answers
Husband and I eloped and our one regret was not having any professional-quality photos taken of us together. We've decided to get some "engagement photo" style shots taken of us in (nice) casual outfits at a scenic outdoor locale, and have a 1.5 hour session booked for the end of June with a fantastic photographer who isn't likely to be back on this side of the ocean anytime soon. We are very unprepared and afraid that we'll look terrible and waste the opportunity. Tell us what we don't know but should know. [more inside]posted by keep it under cover at 2:51 PM - 15 answers
I understand how PTSD flashbacks can occur (based on mild reading on the subject), but how do they end if the subject is all alone? Do sufferers generally have a slow climb out of dissociation? Can it end in passing out from stress? Surely there are variations, but are there common symptoms/patterns?
This is for a fictional piece with a lot of suspension of disbelief, so it doesn't have to be 100% accurate... but I'd like to do at least some justice to real-world patterns. [more inside]posted by scaryblackdeath at 2:09 PM - 6 answers
I have learned there is a 50% chance I have inherited a genetic disease. I would like to be tested to see if I actually have the faulty gene, but have a few concerns as to insurance implications. Any help would be much appreciated. [more inside]posted by anonymous at 12:33 PM - 5 answers
This is a group for single men who are moving into their first home of their own. We need a snappy name. Help please! posted by DarwinianDan at 6:14 AM - 37 answers
Is there a problem with having constant vivid visions happening when one closes their eyes? Have you heard of this before? What's it about? [more inside]posted by namesarehard at 10:19 PM - 18 answers
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