My husband and I will be traveling with two friends of ours to Big Island of Hawai'i the first week of October. We went around the same time with the same couple in 2012 and spent most of our time on the Kona side. Now we're planning to spend most of our time on the Hilo side, and I'm looking for all the advice/tips/recommendations you have to offer! Specific questions inside. [more inside]
posted by skycrashesdown
on Aug 17, 2014 -
We've owned a largish Mistubishi HD TV, for five or six years. The only issues we've had were two: the lamp had to be replaced, and then the set began to shut down a few minutes after we fired it up. We wait until the little green light stopped flashing then fire it up again, and it works just fine. We do this procedure pretty much every time we turn the set on.
But that's not my main problem now. [more inside]
posted by mule98J
on Jul 30, 2014 -
My GF and I will be visiting Big Bend National Park in late July, and we would like to take a 2-day river tour, probably in Santa Elena Canyon (although I'd love to hear if you think a different one is better for some reason). There are several tour companies listed on the wikitravel page, but I don't know which one would be the best choice. Have you gone on such a trip, and can you recommend or caution against any particular tour company? [more inside]
posted by crookedgrin
on Jun 22, 2014 -
A friend has an interview for a really great administrative job at a midwestern arts organization. He's a big guy, so our options are not infinite - ie, no going to JCrew. [more inside]
posted by Frowner
on Jun 4, 2014 -
Can't believe I've had such trouble finding a set of larger 'big button' controls for itunes. I'm using iDisplay and an Android tablet to declutter my screen, but the lowest-resolution option for the tablet in iDisplay still makes things [and in particular the iTunes mini player] unusably small when dragged onto the tablet screen. [more inside]
posted by aesop
on Sep 18, 2013 -
Wife watches "Big Brother" occasionally, has fallen in love with the wallpaper seen in this season's episodes (image
). It's got a mid-century modern vibe and is super-retro-awesome. Where oh where can we find wallpaper just like this (or similar) - any ideas? Much obliged for any help!
posted by davidmsc
on Jul 26, 2013 -
My brain and googlefu is having a hard time with this one. People used to reproduce more back in the day, therefore, shouldn't antique cars seat more people? Does anyone have a list or know of which classic/vintage/antique cars seat at least 8 people. I'm thinking driver, passenger, and two rows of three.
posted by allthewhile
on Jun 9, 2013 -
My current purse (this
in Extra Large) has finally bit the dust after nearly 3 years of service. It held a lot, and was ergonomic, but not particularly stylish. Help me find a purse that holds a lot, is ergonomic, and stylish. Oh, and preferably under $100. [more inside]
posted by booksherpa
on Jun 2, 2013 -
Where can I get burgundy/dark red chinos (or other machine-washable trousers) in a 52" waist for men for a decent price? [more inside]
posted by dhens
on Apr 15, 2013 -
I've spent years focused on studio electronica albums and am realizing that was a mistake. Having recently discovered Daft Punk's 2006 set from Coachella and deadmau5' 2009 set from The Roundhouse and been utterly, totally, completely blown away by both of them, I've decided that I need more live-recorded big beat in my life. What high-quality live recordings are considered "essential listening" for someone who wants to hear a legendary artist along these lines at their best? [more inside]
posted by TheNewWazoo
on May 15, 2012 -
Where can I purchase faux Victorian Aristocratic-Military Dog portraits such as those that were featured in last night's episode of The Big Bang Theory? [more inside]
posted by Hanuman1960
on Apr 27, 2012 -
What examples are out there on the web of interactive charts with thousands of data points that can be scrolled through smoothly with little interruption or skipping? [more inside]
posted by JoeXIII007
on Apr 18, 2012 -
My family is heading to Big Bend and Marfa in March. Anyone with recommendations on where to stay while at the park? We aren't going to have camping gear with us.
posted by mwark
on Feb 9, 2012 -
What would be a good camera to set up a stream from out of my window? And is this legal? [more inside]
posted by wooh
on Nov 8, 2011 -
Recommendations for baby carriers (like baby bjorn type thing) most likely to be comfortable for a big 'n tall man. [more inside]
posted by HMSSM
on Oct 21, 2011 -
Im looking to getting a fixie bike... How does this bike
stack up against the rest of them? I really like the look of fixies, and I love the idea of the connection to the road, and the fact that they hardly break (cause i break everything)... This bike is about 25 lbs... Is that alot for a $500 bike? Please just give me all the information/tips you can! Thanks!
posted by sizzil34
on Sep 27, 2011 -
Can anyone recommend some good, relatively cheap places for an overweight fellow to get clothing in Brussels? [more inside]
posted by dhens
on May 26, 2011 -
The other day I lost my black acrylic/wool Nautica knit beanie-style hat. I lost it in a train station, so I don't expect to ever find it again (the station staff had not seen it). Help me find one like it! [more inside]
posted by bad grammar
on Feb 3, 2011 -
The best ergo/computer chair for a big/tall guy - yes, I've searched askMeFi, but there are some special snowflake details... [more inside]
posted by dbiedny
on Nov 29, 2010 -
I need your help quickly, hive mind! I have two free tix for a professional hockey game tonight given to me by the Big Brother/Big Sister program to be used with my little sister.
Little just called and cancelled.
Can I use the extra ticket for a friend instead?? I have been trying to get in touch with staff, but it's weekend and don't have any home numbers. Not sure of the protocol for this. Worried it might look bad even if it would be ok in this instance.
Thanks much in advance! :)
posted by foxhat10
on Nov 6, 2010 -
I'm going to New Orleans for a long weekend in November. I know I can search Yelp and the rest of the internet for recommendations (I've found plenty) but I want to know from you, MeFites... [more inside]
posted by blackcatcuriouser
on Oct 10, 2010 -
How do I (or we) speak to my manager about his increasing lack of involvement in what we feel are the core components of a product's (re)launch, especially when the stakes in the launch include: our careers, the fate of the company, and the jobs of fellow colleagues in the office? [more inside]
posted by mistertoronto
on Aug 11, 2010 -
I'm not overweight, but want to make my cheeks less big. How can I do this?
posted by GlassHeart
on Jul 8, 2010 -
I just bought a house and am living alone without any family or roommates for the first time ever. I hate living alone alone so far. Did you have this issue and did you eventually enjoy living alone? [more inside]
posted by KimikoPi
on Jun 5, 2010 -
We're headed to the Big Island for a week. We've gotten a package at the Hilton Waikoloa Resort so will be staying there for 4 nights. Now, we know we'll get sick of the hotel scene by night 3 or night 4 (but have already paid for it and are getting a good deal), SO can anyone recommend a nice cottage/B+B/lodge where we can go to wind down our vacation, somewhere relatively luxurious (no more than $400/nt please) and not packed with tons of people?
FWIW, I looked on VRBO and there are sooo many choices my head spun. A lodge would be fine and if you happen to know of any vacation rentals that would be good too.
I found this
previously and have contacted the 2 places mentioned...they're taken!
Anyone been to or know of the type of place I've described? Many thanks in advance!
posted by choochoo
on Apr 19, 2010 -
Talking Big Plans in a relationship -- how do I distinguish the excitement of approaching life for two from the prudence to not jump the gun, so to speak? [more inside]
posted by elephantsvanish
on Mar 2, 2010 -
What was the song that played during the credits of tonight's Episode of Big Love? I know that voice and it's driving me crazy. Lyrics include "you run with the devil." (It's not Van Halen.)
posted by captainscared
on Feb 21, 2010 -
"Big A Little A bouncing B...." Help me find the original source for this childrens rhyme. [more inside]
posted by cazoo
on Jan 6, 2010 -
Where can I buy glasses that complement a large nose? Preferably something similar in style to this
. Los Angeles area or online.
posted by anonymous
on Oct 14, 2009 -
Where can I find a list of the smallest things (and for that matter) the biggest things in America? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000
on Sep 2, 2009 -
HELP ME get off of google
I am addicted to google services: from gmail to igoogle, from google bookmarks to google reader to documents
i am increasingly of the opinion that big brother is upon us and he has googly eyes
i like the ease of use, and I am not terribly sophisticated at computer use, but can someone suggest step by step ways to rid myself of google?
posted by dougiedd
on Jul 12, 2009 -
Longshot filter: Sometime in the mid-90s, Big Brother magazine ran a photo of a male skateboarder sitting on a bench or concrete wall, skateboard in hand, and a female next to him, kissing him on his cheek. Is this photo online? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj
on May 23, 2009 -