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May 28

Quick silly gift for a fun, silly friend.

I want to send a dear friend on the other side of the country [U.S.] something for his birthday (t-shirt, fridge magnet, something of that ilk) that says something along the lines of "I'm not gay but I'm fabulous." (Both of which are true.) Difficulty level: for delivery tomorrow. [more inside]
posted by psoas at 11:36 AM - 3 answers

Where should we buy clothes?

My mom (60) and I (30) are looking to do some clothes shopping this weekend. Neither of us knows where to go to find what we want in person: mostly knitwear in women's 16/18. Do you know where we should go? [more inside]
posted by linettasky at 10:33 AM - 12 answers

May 27

Need a nice folder or binder for wedding officiant

A friend is going to officiate our wedding. We want to give her a nice folder or binder with which to hold the ceremony script. Time constraint: We need this by Monday. [more inside]
posted by vivzan at 12:38 PM - 7 answers

May 23

Best Flooring Option Help for Mom

The carpet in the downstairs family room in my mom's house needs to be replaced. I'm trying to figure out the best option. [more inside]
posted by stray thoughts at 1:10 AM - 11 answers

May 21

Wondering about the brand or origin of a tea infuser

I picked up this beautiful infuser-pot at a thrift store a few months ago and I can't find any information about who made it online. [more inside]
posted by onehundredand80 at 9:37 PM - 6 answers

May 20

Help Me Find Dining Chairs That Tie My Rooms Together

I inherited a table that is at odds with my style and the style of my furniture, but I'm keeping. I want to get some dining chairs that tie the room together. Help me find some? [more inside]
posted by aabbbiee at 1:25 PM - 16 answers

Does this movie sweater exist in real life?

I'm looking for a sweater similar to (the same as?) this sweater worn by Kenny in the Tom Ford movie A Single Man. Specifically, an ethereal men's sweater that conveys all the innocence of youth but still makes you want to reach out and grab it. Or maybe just a soft, fuzzy men's sweater in a light color. [more inside]
posted by peacebone at 10:07 AM - 12 answers

May 18

How long is too long to wait for my custom bicycle?

On January 15th of this year I emailed a custom bike builder to enquire about him building me a custom track bike. I was told his current lead time was 8 - 10 weeks. Two days later, on the 17th, I stopped by his shop and ordered the bike and paid a $1000 deposit. It's now been over 17 weeks and I have not received the bike. [more inside]
posted by matt_od at 3:06 PM - 18 answers

Keeping Stock

Often when I find an item of clothing that I like, by the time I wear it out and want to replace it the company has stopped selling it. I've adapted by going back and buying additional pieces but this is a hassle and I can't always afford to buy five pairs of jeans at once. I'd rather just patronize stores/brands that are known for longevity. Can folks suggest places to shop? [more inside]
posted by galaxy rise at 11:18 AM - 12 answers

May 17

What gift to buy for graduation from seminary?

A close friend of many, many years is graduating from seminary soon, and I would like to buy a nice little gift, maybe $50-100. I'd prefer something that lasts and could be used or seen regularly for some time. Complication: I am not a Christian and would not be at all confident in my ability to pick out anything he would use as a minister. [more inside]
posted by dilettante at 4:12 PM - 16 answers

May 16

Replacing Cow-shaped Pencil Sharpener

A few weeks ago, I bought a cute little cow-shaped pencil sharpener on clearance from Staples. Sample photo, except mine was blue and white. It was a big hit with my students. The sharpener's gone missing and I'd like to be able to replace it and possibly buy several in bulk, but am not having much luck. [more inside]
posted by wiskunde at 8:05 PM - 10 answers

Verizon Me This

Is there a radical difference between Verizon pre-paid and Verizon regular contract? [more inside]
posted by tafetta, darling! at 1:42 PM - 4 answers

May 14

Small Amplifier

I'm looking for a small, simple amplifier to drive bookshelf speakers [more inside]
posted by deliquescent at 9:56 PM - 17 answers

May 13

Women's sandals

I want a pair of sandals similar to this or this - flat, made of thin straps of real leather, with an interesting strap design but no other embellishment. For some reason, I can't seem to find them anywhere. [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz at 2:42 PM - 20 answers

Best Way to Organize Wedding Memorabilia

I'd like to find a pretty way to preserva all sorts of lovely cards/notes/etc. from our wedding. Difficulty level: so not crafty! [more inside]
posted by rainbowbrite at 2:34 PM - 4 answers

Help me find new eyeglass frames

I'm so in love with my current glasses, and I can't let go. Unfortunately, they are no longer made. Help me find something new! [more inside]
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 1:26 PM - 7 answers

May 12

Help me find this vintage camera strap!

Please help me find my husband's dad's 1970s era camera strap online. [more inside]
posted by makonan at 9:07 PM - 8 answers

Help me buy some cleats

I'm looking for wood cleats to hang some prints and a piece of fabric. [more inside]
posted by tealcake at 3:20 PM - 2 answers

May 11

used cars for tall people with tall children

Mr. Architeuthis and I are shopping for a gently used car, preferably a wagon. We are 5'10" and 6'2". We have 2 kids and will be using a car seat for at least another 2-3 years, and our kids are both 95th percentile for height. What can we buy that will leave more than 1 inch of clearance between seat and infant knee? Parameters: preferably under 15K US, must have AWD. [more inside]
posted by The Elusive Architeuthis at 3:56 PM - 15 answers

Help me replace a travel coffee mug!

I'm coming up short looking through Google Images and on Amazon for a coffee mug to replace the special one I broke this morning. [more inside]
posted by emelenjr at 5:29 AM - 5 answers

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