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September 17

Large electric heating pad for my pregnant wife?
While most things are going very well, my pregnant wife's back has really been hurting and her main relief has been an electric heating pad. However the heating pad is only 12in x 24in. I am hunting for a bigger heating pad if possible. Any help appreciated.
posted by Spurious at 7:14 PM - 6 answers
Extra large backpack, rolling backpack or maybe just get a dolly
I'm looking for the right backpack situation for my child who has to carry a huge binder, books, lunch, a jacket and a trumpet to school. What is the best backpack solution for her? [more inside]
posted by biscuits at 2:20 PM - 10 answers

September 15

Expat filter:How to ship small items to China from America?
As the title says, I want to be able to ship small items to China for my personal use without bothering my family members. Is there some service available? If not, how would I go about finding someone? [more inside]
posted by chinabound at 8:18 AM - 4 answers

September 14

Sending a gift to someone in NYC
Dear NYC-ers, I need to have a new baby gift delivered to someone. [more inside]
posted by triggerfinger at 12:24 PM - 9 answers

Best place to buy glasses online in the UK
Are you in the UK? Have you recently bought spectacles online? Were you happy with them? If your answer to all these questions is YES, please tell me more! Plus any other advice or information about buying glasses online. [more inside]
posted by EXISTENZ IS PAUSED at 10:33 AM - 9 answers

A drum kit for a beginner
I want to buy a drum kit (as a gift) and have no idea where to start (this is in Melbourne if you happen to have some location-specific information). [more inside]
posted by wilful at 7:29 AM - 9 answers

September 13

Do "green" pharmacies exist?
I frequent the pharmacy, and every time I pick up my prescription they print off a ton of paper detailing the possible effects of the medication. I have told them I do not want this before, but that just resulted in the pharmacist throwing it in recycling (I hope that's what it was). How can I make this a greener experience? [more inside]
posted by tweedle at 7:33 PM - 13 answers

September 12

XXXL Men's Clothing in Lansing/Detroit MI area
So the man in my life is a larger-sized fella. He usually shops at "Big and Tall" stores. I'm shopping for his birthday next month and it seems like there are not many stylish options available either on the web or in local shops. Any suggestions for affordable items (under $60) that look pseudo-hipstery-scifi nerdy for big men in or around Lansing? If there's a good shop in Detroit, I could drive there or similar distance too.
posted by magdalemon at 1:06 PM - 6 answers

Looking for nice post production desks/work stations.
I'm in need of two well built desks/workstations for my video editorial company. [more inside]
posted by matt_od at 11:05 AM - 1 answers

September 11

Help me find this leather jacket, please.
I saw this leather jacket (and scarf, although a friend swears it's a sweater) on Tumblr but sadly the original poster didn't cite the source and doesn't have an ask box so I cannot ask him/her directly: [more inside]
posted by mrsh at 10:20 AM - 8 answers

Looking for pieces of vinyl
Some moons ago I found an online vinyl record store that seemingly had hundreds of thousands of records for sale for dirt cheap. I cannot seem to find this link in my bookmarks nor can I locate via standard Google searches. Since I lost my hidden gem, I was wondering where everybody else purchases their records. Musical tastes are varied, but mostly lay in the rock genre with jazz and classical right behind. Thanks!
posted by wile e at 9:17 AM - 8 answers

September 10

What are your ideas for a budget-friendly Spa night, at home?
I am in need of some pampering. So is my SO! We are just a little stressed from being busy, but we always set aside a few nights a week for just relaxing. What at-home spa activities do you like to do to help you relax? We have tried giving each other massages, clay masks, and baths. I want to know what you do, or want to do! Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by bbqturtle at 1:44 PM - 11 answers

September 8

Where to get yesterdays UK papers in NYC?
Where can I get hardcopies of yesterday's (Sunday's) UK Times and UK Daily Mail in NYC? [more inside]
posted by greta simone at 1:29 PM - 5 answers

Latest and greatest in hands-free calling and other car niceties?
My husband's birthday is coming up! For work, he drives and talks on the phone A LOT. How can I make make it safer - and nicer - for him to make and take calls while driving? I would also love to hear recommendations for other car-life luxuries that make a difference. [more inside]
posted by rada at 7:00 AM - 10 answers

September 7

Order from an Amazon wishlist and have it delivered to their address
I just tried to purchase something for someone from their wishlist. I pressed the ‘Add to Basket’ button next to the item, which then turned into a ‘Proceed to Checkout’ button. I pressed this, then it asked me to log in, then it prompted me to select a delivery address. Which is stupid, as I clearly want it to be delivered to whatever address the person who set up the wishlist specified. But that’s not an option. What am I doing wrong here?
posted by kyten at 12:01 PM - 11 answers

September 5

It really ties the room together
Let's say, hypothetically, you were tasked by your boss with the urgent job of sourcing a 9'x12' white shag carpet as similar as possible to this one, and you absolutely needed it to arrive in Cambridge, MA within two or three business days. How would you go about this? [more inside]
posted by firechicago at 3:35 PM - 14 answers

September 4

A-tisket, a-tasket... kindergarten teachers in need of baskets
We are getting our kindergarten room ready for the new year and find ourselves in need of a certain size of basket to fit in the kids "cubbie" slots. Anyone know where we might find this particular size of basket (approx. 12.5" ✕ 9.5" ✕ 2.5")? [more inside]
posted by blueberry at 8:37 PM - 8 answers

Stores similiar to these
I love ModCloth and Boden and am looking for stores similar to those. [more inside]
posted by jellyjam at 6:12 PM - 7 answers

Building a Pretty Nice Bicycle
Now that I live in Chicago and have more disposable income, I want to get a nicer (and nicer-looking) bike. I actually have a Craigslist find that I want to work on, but I'm not sure what the most economical options are for parts and labor. [more inside]
posted by zscore at 9:47 AM - 10 answers

September 1

Help me recreate this birth announcement?
Hello hivemind! I really want to recreate this birth announcement's style/set-up. [more inside]
posted by anya32 at 12:12 PM - 4 answers

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