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Can you identify this ukulele
I've contacted the seller, but no response. I haven't seen this model of electric ukulele before and I'm curious about it. Thank you! [more inside]posted by craniac at 6:50 AM - 3 answers
Has anyone been to a concert at Meadowbrook in Gilford, NH? I'm going this weekend and trying to figure out logistics, but I can't find much info on their website. For instance: Is there food/drink available to buy there? We have a parking pass, but we don't know how early we should arrive (gates open at 4:30 for a 7:30 show.) Also, we were unable to find an inn that would take us for just 1 night, so we are staying all the way dow in Portsmouth -- does anyone know of somewhere closer we might be able to stay? Any other info about the venue that would be useful is much appreciated! posted by wisekaren at 4:34 AM - 8 answers
I have started to go sailing with a friend. A small 16 foot hobie cat. I would love to like it, but I'm not really sure I get it. My friend wants to eventually sail around the world (on a different boat!). I'm not so sure and struggling to get past the learning stage.
So why do you sail? Any tips for getting the most of it?
I particularly enjoyed Pirsig's essay Cruising Blues and Their Cure
which covers some of my ambivalence. posted by molloy at 11:16 AM - 16 answers
Mrs. W and I will be speeding four days in Galena, IL at the end of July. Recommendations for restaurants, book stores, arty type things, craft stores, and any off the beaten path treasures that typical visitors might not know about? I am leaving this very open ended; if you liked something there, or in the general area, let us know. posted by wittgenstein at 12:20 PM - 7 answers
During the Canada vs USA friendly women's soccer match, many of the Canadian players had a single rectangular shaped protrusion located high between the shoulder blades and under the jersey. What might this be? posted by Feisty at 9:52 PM - 3 answers
Is there a reason that sidelined basketball players sit on regular-sized chairs (or the bench), where their very long legs place their knees much higher than their hips? [more inside]posted by kinetic at 3:08 PM - 5 answers
Going on a 2 night trip with a couple of vegans. I don't particularly like vegetables and I especially like things like butter. When camping I like to fish, make meaty chili, etc. Can I please have your tastiest things to make and do around the campfire with my vegepeople. [more inside]posted by Iteki at 12:15 PM - 22 answers
My wife and I will shortly have the opportunity to begin horseback riding on a regular basis. This will be country / trail riding. Although we both know how to ride (on an intermediate level), she is very safety minded, and also likes to 'accessorize' her hobbies. So, we are looking at horse riding crash vests. I'm looking for recommendations as to particular styles, fitting peculiarities, durability, etc. We are not looking to buy those fancy airbag kinds like the Olympic riders use! For reference, I'm about 5' 1", and 105 pounds, and she's about 5'4" and 125ish. Thanks in advance for any words of wisdom! posted by PlantGoddess at 9:46 AM - 4 answers
What are some good games to play on a long train ride with a small child (age 4)? The ipad makes him motion-sick. He gets frustrated with drawing or dot-to-dot because of the bumpy movement of the train. We have audiobooks but they won't cover the whole ride. posted by xo at 12:50 PM - 15 answers
A week in deepest Yorkshire and when I return 'What's inside the cube' is over. All that blood, sweat, tears and hurty fingers came to now't. Does anyone know what was inside the cube? posted by mandarin fish at 1:47 PM - 4 answers
I'm particularly looking for yoga blogs/online communities that are ad/marketing friendly because I'm asking on behalf of a friend who has started a small line of yogawear for the US (and maybe Canada too) markets. "Popular" could mean for specific demographics too - young, old etc. - as well as overall. Thanks for your tips! posted by zresearch at 11:05 AM - 1 answers
Can anyone recommend a friendly bridge (the card game) club in San Francisco? I wouldn't mind taking an intro class to brush up, since my knowledge of both conventions and strategy are pretty slipshod and semi-self-taught. Ideally there would be a critical mass minority of younger folks (let's say <30) around. posted by serelliya at 10:33 PM - 2 answers
I've been wanting a Strat for years. More recently, I have been enjoying Les Paul sounds as well. I'm trying to decide if I should take the plunge and buy a Fender Strat made in America. What seems more appealing is to buy two cheaper guitars. Many people like the Yamaha Pacifica and the Squire classic vibe 60's as alternatives to the Strat. I don't see many alternatives to the LP, other than Gibson's cheaper lines. In any case, I'm looking for recommendations for both. I know people will say just play a bunch of guitars to see what you like, but it takes me 6-12 months to know if I like an instrument. posted by DTHEASH1 at 3:39 PM - 12 answers
You've taken some classes, academic or not, for fun or out of simple interest. Some of those classes were paid opportunities to socialize. You walked out of them not feeling very different from how you felt coming in. Then you forgot everything you were supposed to have learned, and you never did anything like that again. Other classes taught you (or put you on the road to learning) a fulfilling skill or a body of knowledge. What kinds of classes were they? How did you find out about them? What lasting effects have those classes had on your life? (e.g., took a foreign language class → went abroad without a guide, took a welding class → set up a workshop in the garage, etc.) posted by Nomyte at 3:04 PM - 29 answers
My neighbors' outdoor cats, whom I catsit occasionally and interact with regularly, have names that I cannot quite parse, even though my neighbor has repeated them for me on several occasions. Both cats are male. One cat is "Dillon" or "Dylan." The other cat's name sounds like "Sits" or "Zits" or "Sitz." When I looked confused at some point, my neighbor said the names were "from a comic" or "from a cartoon." [more inside]posted by jaguar at 9:04 PM - 11 answers
I am getting my first hammock, and ENO DoubleNest. Hurray! There are three trees in our yard, with 28' to 30' between each pair. I also ordered a set of Slap Straps Pro, which should juuuust
make that distance.
Will I have any problems? If it won't reach, can I just make a "jumper" of rope from each Slap Straps to the carabiner on the hammock? [more inside]posted by wenestvedt at 9:02 AM - 12 answers
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