Questions in the Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation category.
Displaying 21 through 40 of 10119 (random). Subscribe:

August 21

“Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness.”

Freud said “Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness.” So I want to add variety and depth to my working life, irrespective of financial gain. [more inside]
posted by choppyes at 10:41 AM - 2 answers

Learning To Sail. Looking for Good Books on Sailing.

I've joined a club and am learning to sail in a hands on environment. I like to read more about sailing and am looking for good books that have narrative AND instruction.
posted by goalyeehah at 10:23 AM - 6 answers

A version of diplomacy where we stay friends

Looking for slow-burning games that can be played in an office setting [more inside]
posted by greytape at 5:34 AM - 9 answers

How to use a soft rubber tubing hose for a bicycle valve

Many bicycle repair kits contain a short piece of ivory colored soft rubber tubing hose for use on a bicycle valve. How is this used? I've never seen it in or around a valve. [more inside]
posted by Akeem at 4:43 AM - 6 answers

August 20

Violin teacher recommendations for returning student in Los Angeles

I took violin lessons for about 15 years when I was a kid. After 30 years or so, I've picked up the violin again and am interested in taking lessons and maybe finding a group to play with. I live in mid-city and work in downtown LA, so recommendations in those areas (or in between) would be preferred.
posted by mogget at 3:29 PM - 1 answers

Can I just hang a line off the sailboat and score a fish dinner?

So I am spending next week on a friend's sailboat, mostly in the Canadian San Juan islands. I was menu planning and it occurred to me: The ocean is FULL OF FISH. Couldn't I just drop a line overboard as we cruise and pull it up later with a tasty fish dinner attached? Or when we are anchored off shore overnight? And if so what simple gear would do the trick? I own basic freshwater spinning gear.
posted by LarryC at 9:20 AM - 8 answers

August 19

Not quite as fun as naming new pets or babies

I recently caught the archery bug, and after shooting on some shared equipment in classes/on a range, decided to take the plunge and order my own bow. I feel like this is a piece of equipment deserving of its own name. Metafilter, help me name my bow! [more inside]
posted by Fig at 12:35 PM - 27 answers

What Are Your Tips For Having A Good Staycation?

In just a couple of days I will have 10 days to unwind and recharge. Money is tight so my husband and I (no children) won't be travelling and will be able to only have a couple of restaurant meals. I want to plan the most refreshing staycation possible and am looking for your tips. [more inside]
posted by Amy NM at 7:40 AM - 28 answers

August 17

Will campfires be allowed in Crater Lake National Park this week?

We're camping at Crater Lake National Park's Mazama Campground this week. Most of the state of Oregon is on fire right now. How do I find out if campfires within fire rings will be allowed? [more inside]
posted by chrchr at 8:54 PM - 7 answers

Looking for good quality non-Euro-centric RPG campaign settings

I recently received the Southlands campaign setting from a Kickstarter that I'd previously funded and forgotten about (seriously, Kickstarter is like sending your future self a present). Flipping through it brought back memories of reading Conan comics as a kid and reveling in how different it was from what I was used to, setting-wise. Most of the popular fantasy settings in fiction are all very Euro-centric. Help me find some good table top RPG settings that step outside this mold. More within. [more inside]
posted by JimBJ9 at 6:53 AM - 11 answers

August 16

Where to sell a relatively valuable musical instrument in New York City

I have an alto saxophone that I would no longer like to keep lugging around as I move over and over again. It is worth more than I am willing to deal with myself: I've never sold anything worth more than $200 on ebay/craigslist. I can easily reach anywhere in New York City or environs, so I imagine there are a lot of places that would buy it from me. Is there any place in particular I should go? What should I expect their markup to be? Is this even a good idea? [more inside]
posted by q9f9A at 10:47 AM - 10 answers

August 15

Give me books or give me death!

Here's yet another "What should I read next?" for you: My favorite kind of book could be called Women Who Get Shit Done. Female main characters who have a mission and use their brains/cunning/dumb luck to get it done. Bonus points for books with a historical or fantasy bend. [more inside]
posted by peasandcarrots at 8:56 AM - 67 answers

August 14

Pardon my ignorance, but who's this baseball player?

This gentleman was outside the Golden Gate Grill on Powell Street, San Francisco. I expect he's super-famous or something, but I know little of this thing you call "baseball". Who is he? [more inside]
posted by Beverley Westwood at 10:47 AM - 21 answers

August 13

First visit to Starved Rock! Help us plan our trip

We are visiting Starved Rock state park for the first time next week, and based upon previous comments and reviews we are very excited. Although we're not the most adventuresome hikers, should be in decent enough shape to handle a few 4-6 mile hikes. Only staying there (one of the cabins on-site) for 2 days/1 night and want to make sure we get our money's worth! [more inside]
posted by andruwjones26 at 9:19 AM - 4 answers

"Shut Down" lyrics - why are the Pendletones "riding the clutch"?

In the Beach Boys' Shut Down from 1963 they sing "To get the traction I'm riding the clutch." How would that make you go faster? [more inside]
posted by Rash at 7:42 AM - 9 answers

August 12

An ARG I am participating in has an unsolved puzzle, apparently musical.

Here is a photograph. We believe it is a musical puzzle because the circled letters (circled in gray naturally, and I've re-circled them in blue where they appear in found words) are all potentially notes, and elsewhere in the ARG the clue "The message hidden within the grid of letters is not comprised of words, but belongs to the spheres" has been given. Does anyone have any insight? Do you recognize the tune? [more inside]
posted by rifflesby at 2:41 PM - 22 answers

August 10

Ski machine that moves?

I saw someone riding an exercise machine like this down the road. Is this a product for sale or is there an Instructable or anything? [more inside]
posted by RobotHero at 9:07 PM - 4 answers

Mystery Knot

I need help identifying a macrame knot so I can make a necklace. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 4:27 PM - 5 answers

How do we sort & value a construction toy collection?

How do we catalog & value a large die-cast construction toy collection for eventual sale? [more inside]
posted by Monster_Zero at 8:49 AM - 4 answers

August 9

how to cut a spherical cap in wood?

For a sculpture I I want to cut a spherical cap in a piece of very hard old oak, with a base radius about three inches and half an inch deep (i.e. a =3 and h = 0.5 in Wolfram's diagram). [more inside]
posted by anadem at 9:22 AM - 9 answers

« Older questions | Newer questions »