Questions in the Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation category.
Displaying 21 through 40 of 9939 (random). Subscribe:

April 19

Name My Derby Alter Ego

I will have occasion in the next couple of whiles to pick a roller derby name. My top 2 choices (Eleanor Bruisevelt and Hermione Danger) are already in use. And here I thought I was clever. Hope me! [more inside]
posted by sockpaperscissors at 9:09 AM - 36 answers

April 18

Last-minute Maui Windsurfing?

I have a few days left here and have not planned ahead at all. I'd love to make it out somewhere though. My rental car can't carry gear, so I need a windsurfing rental shop close enough to a launch point on a good beach that I can carry the board and sail over. It seems like this shouldn't be that hard to find but Google is failing me. [more inside]
posted by doteatop at 12:10 PM - 3 answers

Who signed this baseball?

Who signed this baseball? [more inside]
posted by FallowKing at 8:42 AM - 9 answers

April 17

Beer and journal writing in Portland, OR

Say you lived in Portland, and you like journal writing and you like beer. Normally you journal write while working in one of the city's wonderful coffee shops, but you were thinking - "it's the afternoon and I live in Portland - I should replace coffee with beer!" Where would you go . . .?
posted by knownfossils at 3:53 PM - 15 answers

Tall women of MeFi! Give me your sleeping bag recommendations.

I'd like a new sleeping bag that's mine, just mine. It should be perfect. Please advise. [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library at 10:14 AM - 10 answers

How do I observe and improve my hand-eye coordination (in martial arts)?

I have terrible hand-eye coordination, lack awareness of my surroundings, and don’t know what to look at when observing martial arts (aikido) demos (or most sports for that matter). How do I improve my observational skills? Should I focus on nage (attacker)? Uke (receiver of attack)? What do I look for? Can I approach my observations systematically? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 9:43 AM - 6 answers

April 15

Arts & Crafts for Artless Clutzes

I'd like to start doing some creative hands-on arts and crafts projects, but I'm pretty clueless and no good with my hands. What are some good, easy ideas for a beginner on a budget with too many popsicle sticks? List of "But"s inside! [more inside]
posted by byanyothername at 8:02 PM - 17 answers

April 14

Starship Troopers 2: Summer Vacation edition

Is a late June family vacation to Ephraim, WI and Door County bound to resemble a family of four battling black flies and other various and sundry killer insects? If so, how to cope? [more inside]
posted by thenewbrunette at 2:47 PM - 2 answers

How do I keep my heart beat under a certain threshold to keep running?

I've recently started running with a heart rate monitor affixed to my chest and a watch in tow. I've noticed that I can run relatively comfortably at any pace where my Beats Per Minute (BPM) is under 155 or 160. Once it gets past that, into the 170s range I get tired. More information below... [more inside]
posted by RapcityinBlue at 8:53 AM - 19 answers

April 12

Help a girl on a budget have a spa day in the privacy of her own home

I can't afford to go to a spa but I've always been enticed by the idea of a mud bath, getting a massage, etc etc. Sometimes I take some time to do a clay face mask and polish my nails which make me feel pretty good about myself not to mention relaxed. I'd like to create some sort of budget-spa/pampering experience in my own home. [more inside]
posted by atinna at 5:02 PM - 26 answers

April 11

Starting to shoot in manual mode

I'm looking for, ideally podcasts, but websites will do too, that give advice for starting to use a dslr in full manual mode. I have reasonable familiarity with the various settings on the camera so looking for advice on bringing them together. Guides on 'what to do on you first day shooting in manual' and the like especially welcome. As are any tips you might have.
posted by roolya_boolya at 6:24 AM - 13 answers

April 10

What is the most popular videogame ever?

I want to know what the most popular videogame in the history of the medium is. I suspect it's Tetris, but that's just a guess. [more inside]
posted by baf at 11:27 AM - 10 answers

Battle-ready or removable-blade lightsaber?

Is it more important that my new lightsaber be battle ready or have a removable blade? And is ultraforce still the go-to source for all my lightsaber-shopping needs? [more inside]
posted by MrMoonPie at 9:09 AM - 4 answers

April 9

Nervous plus questions about going to a festival

We have priority tickets to go to the BST (British Summer Time) festival in Hyde Park this June. I really just wanted to see Paul Weller, but can't figure out what time he'll be on (any way to find out?). Also I'm nervous about standing around for hours, about the crowds, etc. Yes, it's a very minor problem in the scheme of things, but I could use some advice on it please. [more inside]
posted by hazyjane at 10:24 AM - 5 answers

April 8

Classic car identification

Two-seater low-slung convertible, sounded like a significant engine, spare tyre mounted on the back, big headlights at the front. What was it? [more inside]
posted by StephenF at 1:15 PM - 6 answers

Help me find cheap workspace for school club in Seattle

How do I find a cheap workspace and/or storage space for a school club? [more inside]
posted by Shanda at 7:44 AM - 6 answers

April 7

Making your own totobobo filters?

I live in a city with lots of traffic and air pollution, and I cycle to work in heavy traffic. I started wearing a Totobobo face mask while cycling to reduce the amount of gross stuff I'm forced to breathe during my commute. Thing is, those damn little filters look the same as a cotton pad, but they are 10-20x more expensive. Has anyone tried making/DIYing their own Totobobo filters? [more inside]
posted by edarrow at 11:45 PM - 3 answers

April 6

(Insert clever pun about phone games here)

Very briefly: I need a handful of fun Windows Phone games that can be played without a data connection. Help? :) [more inside]
posted by Dilligas at 9:33 PM - 6 answers

Ruzzle Tournament Rules

For the iPhone game Ruzzle - what are the rules of the new tournament gameplay mode? [more inside]
posted by Flood at 5:19 AM - 2 answers

April 5

Where to forage (ramps, morels, etc) in Northwest Indiana?

Recently moved to South Bend IN from Southern MN. In MN there were plenty of local parks and areas that allowed foraging on their land. Around here it seems every single park disallows foraging. Outside of just going to random people (I don't really know anyone around here) and asking to forage on their land are there any areas that allow for open foraging? I've been seeing ramps coming up and it kills me knowing I can't take them.
posted by Ferreous at 2:58 PM - 5 answers

« Older questions | Newer questions »