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I'm too tired to think of a quirky title

We're tired of sleeping on a twin sized futon mattress. Literally. Help us find a solution. Difficulty: Spiral stairs! [more inside]
posted by Diskeater on Jun 24, 2014 - 34 answers

song from the middle of the movie un novio para mi mujer (a boyfriend fo

Hi does anyone know the name of the pop song that appears halfway through the movie un novio para mi mujer (a boyfriend for my wife) argentina from 2008? the english translation goes something like the stars are raining down on our bedroom...its the scene where the husband and wife are dancing in the kitchen after he makes her a fruit smoothie. I'd love to know where I could get it...anyone know the title and/or the singer?
posted by sparkle55 on May 10, 2014 - 2 answers

How often does the freight train pass by this house I wanna buy?

How often does the freight train pass by this house I wanna buy? is it annoying? I wanna buy a house near here and I am curious how often the trains pass by, if it will be annoying or not. Can anyone find a schedule of the trains that pass by so I can go stand there while it passes by and see how annoying it is? Does anyone have history or advice on living near train tracks?
posted by lijiaxiaoniu on Apr 20, 2014 - 26 answers

Dinner for 10-12: for 5 days.

I have family coming in for a funeral this week. Our house is the hub, so I'm going to be feeding a group of 10-12 for 5 days. Any thoughts on comforting foods, that are relatively easy to prepare for that many? I am a good cook, but will have to spend some time at work this week, so I won't have tons of time to devote to this.
posted by sarajane on Apr 13, 2014 - 17 answers

once-a-week cooking ideas, vegetarian, low cal version, no freezer.

I'm looking for lunch and dinner ideas i can prepare on Sunday to eat throughout the week. Needs to be vegetarian and low calories (max 350 cal lunch and 450 cal dinner), and be ok to eat at room temperature, after spending half the day without refrigeration. Snowflake context below. [more inside]
posted by PardonMyFrench on Mar 18, 2014 - 25 answers

I didn't mean to be a condescending bitch. Yikes....

After my grandma lost her shit with me last night, she's calmed down enough to admit to my father today that she feels like I can be really condescending sometimes. Eek. This is a piece that I want to work on improving, while I'm also learning to be much more on guard whenever I'm around my grandma. Can you help me be less of an annoyingly (unintentionally) condescending/smug person? Ugh. The worst. [more inside]
posted by ohyouknow on Feb 24, 2014 - 52 answers

Graduate student moving on, what to do next?

Graduate student "Mastering out", trying to begin next steps [more inside]
posted by jroger2908 on Feb 13, 2014 - 4 answers

How do I find a Mortgage Broker?

I live in Vancouver and I'll be looking to buy a condo this year somewhere in Coquitlam or New Westminster. I've never bought a place before and have literally no idea what I'm doing. I'm told a Mortgage Broker is my best bet but how do I choose the right one for me? [more inside]
posted by JenThePro on Jan 2, 2014 - 6 answers

To stay or to leave? that is the question.

What would you do? Im saving money to buy an apartment. Another part of me wants to go live in another country for a few months instead. [more inside]
posted by red47Apple on Nov 26, 2013 - 21 answers

What is the secret sauce of a technology meet-up group?

What is the secret sauce to starting and maintaining an informal meet-up of technology start-up people? [more inside]
posted by jacobean on Nov 14, 2013 - 5 answers

Studying for the A+

How can a computer novice study most effectively for A+ certification? [more inside]
posted by pH Indicating Socks on Oct 30, 2013 - 6 answers

I'd love free ChickFilA, but...

So there's a new Chick Fil A opening near me next month. I could be one of the first 100 and win free chicken, woo hoo! But... [more inside]
posted by KAS on Sep 23, 2013 - 10 answers

Soda water bottle, have a banana?

In the curious 1975 comedy Linda Lovelace For President, there's a scene in which, faced with the bankruptcy of her campaign, Lovelace starts inexplicably chanting the phrase "Soda water bottle, have a banana." This is picked up on by members of her marching band, and then becomes a series of calls and responses. The scene, completely safe for work, can be seen here. What on earth is this a reference to?
posted by eschatfische on Aug 13, 2013 - 7 answers

I need a break from myself

Six weeks ago I was flying high! Nothing could go wrong in my life and I woke up every morning with the smug satisfaction that life was superb and nothing could bring me down....Unfortunately, everything that could go wrong, has gone wrong in the last few weeks and I need help bringing myself out of this funk. [more inside]
posted by JenThePro on Jul 17, 2013 - 18 answers

reclaiming the pet deposit (cleaning a house that reeks of dog urine)

A week before my former roommate moved out her dog came into heat, resulting in my own ankle biter marking everything he could hike his little leg at. Apparently in his haze of lust he decided that bathing the house in stink would boost his chances of getting a bit of action. Defiled items include the back of my couch, my box spring and the linoleum in the kitchen (where I keep him penned up when I'm out). Also some bedding and other small items I'm comfortable throwing away instead of trying to clean. Next week I'm moving to another property under the same management and hoping to get back most of my deposits (as well as keeping in the landlord's good grace) by getting the house as minty fresh as possible before I turn in the key. I'm looking for some low budget recommendations on getting the stench out. I would prefer they be methods that you've used with success, so if I have further questions I can actually discuss it with someone who has experience with the specific method. [more inside]
posted by myShanon on Jun 5, 2013 - 16 answers

how can increase my chances of having a healthy baby at 35?

I don't plan on having a baby for many years, (I'm 24 now). I have heard that it is bad for the baby's health if the mother gets pregnant at 30 or older.  What risks are there?  How can I mitigate these risks?  What are the odds of having a baby with mental or physical disabilities?  What steps can I take to increase my chances of having a healthy baby at say age 35?  What other relevant things should I Know?  thanks
posted by denimchair on May 29, 2013 - 27 answers

Should i trust this amazon seller?

I ordered a box set from an amazon user at the end of april listed as "like new" which it wasn't. Asked for a refund, and he asked for more details and pictures which i gave, then i heard nothing for well over a week. So i decided to file an a to z claim on Monday, then today (Thursday) he says how he had been locked out of his bank account due to some banking issue. Now he's all gung ho to give me a refund after i send the stuff back and drop the a to z. I feel a little weary trusting him. He has good feed back, but it's only 6 feedbacks. Should i do as he suggests or continue letting amazon look into it?
posted by earthquakeglue on May 8, 2013 - 15 answers

Owning a car in Ireland as a Dual Citizen (USA and IRELAND) living in US

Is it possible for a person with dual citizenship (USA and Ireland; residing in the USA) to register and get insurance for an automobile in Ireland (the north of Ireland to be specific) if the person does not reside in Ireland? And if so, how? [more inside]
posted by aelish on Apr 1, 2013 - 5 answers

Can't take the cold Northeast and wonder if Charleston would work?

Can't take the cold Northeast and wonder if Charleston would work? My husband and I recently moved from Los Angeles to the Eastern shore of Ct. for a variety of reasons mainly cost of living and seeking a closer knit community. Now that we have experienced a cold winter ( it's just starting!) we see that it isn't for us. Weather is a big deal and we thought we could handle it but the being stuck indoors, the layers of clothes, the desire to hibernate are all getting to us pretty quick. [more inside]
posted by privatechef on Jan 23, 2013 - 27 answers

how can i use a zoom h4n to make waterfall plots

i want to use a h4n to make waterfall plots [more inside]
posted by edtut on Dec 15, 2012 - 1 answer

Are my US friends paying extra to text me now that I live in Canada?

I used Textfree on my iPad and have a US number. I've since moved to Canada and I'm wondering if my friends in the US will now be charged when they text me? In other words, does it matter where I'm physically located? It's free for me but I'm concerned there might be costs on the other end.
posted by Babushka on Nov 25, 2012 - 1 answer

Ethical conundrum

A first draft document (press release) I emailed to a new colleague for reaction and comment in a new organization I volunteer for was headed 'for your eyes only', 'confidential", and "not for release." It was copied and distributed to others and a reply to me with the explanation, "I assumed you intended others in the group to see it." My disappointment stings. My trust non-existant. While I was highly motivated to do this volunteer work, in something I believe in and value, I fear future experiences will be as frustrating and discouraging as this one. Anyone ever have similar experiences? Options seem to me to 1. ignore it, 2. Confront directly, 3. Resign.
posted by NorthCoastCafe on Nov 4, 2012 - 31 answers

there's nothing wrong with you there's nothing wrong with you... *argh*

I don’t get very well with a whole hobby team of 6 persons... How do I keep my sanity? [more inside]
posted by OrangeCat on Nov 2, 2012 - 12 answers

is my old boss giving me a bad deal?

I was terminated three months ago and have recently been offered to take over my old division as a new company. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 27, 2012 - 22 answers

How to quiet the "think about other women" impulse and become faithful in thought as well as action?

How to quiet the "think about other women" impulse and become faithful in thought as well as action? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 11, 2012 - 52 answers

How do I ship my bicycle from the US to Canada without having to pay duty?

How do I ship my bicycle from the US to Canada without having to pay duty? [more inside]
posted by Babushka on Sep 24, 2012 - 5 answers

When my husband files for divorce, what is my next step?

YANAL, but I need some direction. I think my husband is going to ask for a divorce, and I am clueless as to the next steps. He significantly outearns me... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 14, 2012 - 29 answers

How would a great singer play a mediocre one?

Broadway-musical-meta-performance-filter: In "shows within a show," do actors/singers/dancers typically play down from their top standard, if the character is not at the top of the profession? [more inside]
posted by randomkeystrike on Jul 29, 2012 - 12 answers

Advice / recommendations wanted for 2/3 day stopover in Taipei

We are planning a 3 day stop over in Taiwan during mid-August and are wanting hints and tips for places to see / places to stay / places to eat. [more inside]
posted by mairuzu on Jul 11, 2012 - 4 answers

Should be Holland Park, but without the bark.

London Filter: Aunt and Mom plus one nephew looking for a place to stay mid-August. Any ideas that are three day weekend central to everything with some character? [more inside]
posted by Funmonkey1 on Jun 27, 2012 - 5 answers

Modernism via Bus.

How easy is it to use public transportation to get from Frank A. Sedita City Court to the Albright Knox on a Friday Afternoon. [more inside]
posted by PinkMoose on May 9, 2012 - 7 answers

Go Fly a Kite

What is the easiest-to-fly kite that I can buy? I want to walk into a field with my five-year-old and fly with as little skill, experience and effort as possible. I'm seriously considering just "flying" a helium balloon, but that's cheating. What's one step removed from that?
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Apr 12, 2012 - 22 answers

Starting to play rugby

I want to start playing rugby (I think!) but I'm having issues... [more inside]
posted by Scottie_Bob on Apr 3, 2012 - 12 answers

Help me find a lender!

Filtering through lenders for a mortgage in a home building situation. [more inside]
posted by phox on Mar 29, 2012 - 4 answers

Makin' a Move on a Younger Guy

How do I make a move on a guy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 5, 2012 - 11 answers

Building pergola on a hill

How do I build a pergola on a hill. I have graded a small area, but can't seem to get it level. Couldn't I just build a platform that is level, then raise the pergola above that?
posted by merci420 on Feb 19, 2012 - 6 answers

house affordable for us?

Can we afford the house? [more inside]
posted by ljs30 on Feb 14, 2012 - 56 answers

Help me start the next Japadog

Help me understand the business of food trucks. [more inside]
posted by beepbeepboopboop on Feb 11, 2012 - 13 answers

help find a song

Looking for a song for our Wedding! I have tried the hum to identify sites, and googled like crazy with no luck. The song is new (2011) and "car commercial popular". It has no lyrics and sounds kind of like something Sigur Ros would do. I know this offers nothing, but it is like, "Ahhhh, ummmmm, aaaaaaa uuuuu". It heard it on the radio, an "alternative" station. Its starts slow and builds (all songs I guess), and is quite emotional. Men are doing the vocals, and my last little evidence is that on the movie, If a Tree Falls, toward the middle they play a short segment of a song that sounds identical to the band in question but not the song. I check every song on the credits but it is definitely not there. Thanks all!
posted by Benzle on Feb 10, 2012 - 15 answers

I love my house, but all this legal stuff blows my mind...

Buying a home from my father? Snowflake details inside [more inside]
posted by xicana63 on Feb 1, 2012 - 7 answers

Too old to start a family?

Hello Everyone! I am 28 and my husband is 25. We have been considering the prospect of starting a family in the next 2-3 years. I am apprehensive because I am concerned that I may too old to do this (I would be about 30 when we started -- we are considering having 3 children, so I would be mid to later 30's when we are done.) I am worried that I may be too old to safely have children (I am concerned about pregnancy difficulties and complications). [more inside]
posted by neanderloid on Jan 28, 2012 - 59 answers

How to choose a therapist? Know one in the Loop, Chicago?

Can you recommend a great cognitive behavior therapist in the Loop, Chicago? Extra brownie points for one in North Loop. PS. On second thought, any tips on how to choose a therapist in the first place? What should I be looking for in a therapist? I want to minimize therapist hopping.
posted by gardenbex on Jan 23, 2012 - 3 answers

i am a real person

I have a phoney attitude. Preventing me from connecting with friends. Help [more inside]
posted by philllip on Jan 18, 2012 - 18 answers

Plz halp

Can you recommend some software that will automagically create a decent work schedule? [more inside]
posted by d1rge on Dec 30, 2011 - 7 answers

20 grand seems like a lot of money for not that much work...

Do we, as unique special snowflakes, really need to use a buyer's agent? My husband and I are at a crossroads about whether to work with one or try to do without. Inside, I give a ton of personal details and you tell me who is right and who is wrong! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 29, 2011 - 24 answers

Last year she asked for a dragon scale...

My daughter has asked Santa for a "rubber pound coin" for Christmas, and with the delightful phrase of "Santa can get anything" we can't find anything in the UK. I'm open to suggesstions, with the caveat I'm a bit useless at arts and crafts, [more inside]
posted by ewan on Dec 17, 2011 - 7 answers

Need your help

My boyfriend is about to face a court date next week for a furnishing alcohol to a minor charge.... he would gladfully face punishment for this crime, however, he didn't furnish alcohol to a minor. The prosecutor wants him to accept the plea agreement and not waste anyone's time. My boyfriend just doesn't want it on his record. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by camylanded on Sep 22, 2011 - 44 answers

Identifying a children's book?

What is this book? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 8, 2011 - 2 answers

Yet another travel filter.

Two nights, Boston, early October. Go... [more inside]
posted by doogan nash on Aug 28, 2011 - 14 answers

to to buy or not to buy a house now

Do you think that buying a house right now is a good move or is it extremely risky? [more inside]
posted by ljs30 on Aug 26, 2011 - 24 answers

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