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Lesser known ways to travel and live communally

About a decade ago, a book called "Delaying The Real World" came out, and it detailed ways to travel the US and the world and listed many organizations and ways to stay in a place for free and communally, while also being of service in some way. Is there another, more recent guide to ding this, or does anyone have resources for how to do this? I know/have done WWOOF and Workaway, but many of my destinations are cities and do not have these options (NOLA, Portland, the PNW in general, Nashville, Santa Cruz, Northhampton Mass, Provincetown). Thanks!
posted by Kombucha3452 on Jan 6, 2017 - 2 answers

Can We Wine From a Nearby Location?

As my AskMefi history will reveal, mah wahfe and I are heading to SF and Napa/Sonoma region in early July. My remaining question is a simple one: is it feasible to stay in Santa Rosa and still enjoy wine country? [more inside]
posted by joelhunt on Jun 6, 2016 - 9 answers

When the Border Patrol disguised themselves as Santa

I'm looking for a 1980s-1990s photo of Border Patrol agents, dressed as Santa and handing out presents to irregular immigrants. [more inside]
posted by migrantology on Jun 22, 2015 - 2 answers

Can I help to #shutdownthefuckbarrel in a small, personal way?

There was a recent thread on the green about what happens when people are arrested, And then I saw the 22 March 2015 episode of John Oliver's Last Week Tonight that discussed how people get screwed over with municipal fines. How can I help to Shut Down The Fuck Barrel? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 26, 2015 - 18 answers

now my kid believes in Santa but we don't want to lie to her

When my daughter was born my partner and I decided not to do the Santa lie but this year (she's five and a half) she is really upset about it all now that she's picking up on other people's beliefs. What do you say about beliefs when it's the rest of the world who did this to your kid? [more inside]
posted by geek anachronism on Dec 8, 2014 - 54 answers

how do you secure a christmas lawn ornament to the ground?

How do you secure a Christmas lawn ornament to the ground? I'm talking about the plastic 40 inch high decorations, like the Santa Clauses, and Mrs. Clauses and snowmen. [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Dec 7, 2014 - 3 answers

Gift giving: Secret Santa edition

I have been paired up with a co-worker to be a Secret Santa. Caveat, she is my boss. And she is pregnant. Everyone on my immediate team are public health nerds and/or general data geeks with a sense of humor, so any ideas for a quirky, funny, yet work and situation appropriate gifts are most welcome! Thank you in advance.
posted by mooselini on Dec 2, 2014 - 17 answers

Help me with a creative Santa costume/outfit!

I am attending a social event in a few weeks where everyone is attending dressed as a version of Santa Claus. I have no problem with dressing as a normal Santa -- but that is too easy! Any ideas for a (more) creative Santa costume/outfit? [more inside]
posted by knockoutking on Nov 24, 2014 - 28 answers

Mountain Biking between Santa Barbara & Los Angeles

I'm having brunch in Santa Barbara this weekend, and then driving back to Los Angeles where I live. After brunch I'd like to drive for a while into the wilderness, park my car, and then ride my rigid frame mountain bike on some scenic single track (or fire roads, sure) for a few hours before heading home. Where should I go? [more inside]
posted by carsonb on May 30, 2014 - 4 answers

Where to get a REAL Santa suit?

Where to get a REAL Santa suit? I don't want a costume! I want something I can wear as I work outside in the winter, real functional clothes that happen to be red and lined with white fur. [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb on Dec 12, 2013 - 6 answers

How to administrate "photos with Santa" as painlessly as possible.

My place of employment (an agro-tourism destination) has procured someone to play Santa this weekend for photos with kids (by donation), and we are having trouble figuring out the best way to deal with the paperwork and administration of that, without it turning into a huge nightmare. [more inside]
posted by wats on Nov 29, 2013 - 10 answers

Tips on Portraying Santa Claus?

I have to portray Santa Claus at my library in a few weeks and would appreciate some suggestions! [more inside]
posted by cinemafiend on Nov 22, 2013 - 8 answers

Help me find this Christmas decoration!

I found a 9" painted clay/ceramic bird Christmas statue at thrift store in the Milwaukee area, and it's so fantastic that I another one. Unfortunately I haven't been able to find anything on Google so far. Can you help me out? [more inside]
posted by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug on Oct 18, 2013 - 6 answers

Where to eat in Santa Fe and Sedona

Summer vacation in Santa Fe and Sedona. Where should we eat? [more inside]
posted by elizeh on Aug 10, 2013 - 15 answers

West LA infant care

I'm trying to find an infant daycare in West Los Angeles - and I've applied to 2 places (with a total of 4 locations), but evidently the wait lists are somewhere between 1 and 3 years. At which point my future child will no longer be an infant, and also I need to go to work. LA parents, please help a clueless newbie! [more inside]
posted by annie o on Jul 25, 2013 - 4 answers

What is the best "Santa Tracker" for a first gen iPad?

Help me find the best Santa Tracker [more inside]
posted by leafwoman on Dec 24, 2012 - 6 answers

The Lazy Gift Giver

This is a question about giving gift cards at a work Christmas get together. [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Dec 18, 2012 - 16 answers

24 hours in Santa Barbara

What to do with 24 hours in Santa Barbara,CA? [more inside]
posted by slateyness on Nov 13, 2012 - 10 answers

Help me tell daughter Santa Claus truth

Help me tell 8 year old the truth about Santa [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Sep 30, 2012 - 33 answers

Should I move my suburban family to Los Angeles?

Should I move my suburban family to Los Angeles? I have an interview this week for a job located in Santa Monica. A Great Job. I'm worried / concerned / freaked out about moving my comfortable family from their comfortable house and comfortable schools to expensive West Los Angeles. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 14, 2012 - 30 answers

Sign me up, Santa Fe?

We're considering moving to Santa Fe. Tell us what we should know and where we should live. [more inside]
posted by Flamingo on May 10, 2012 - 22 answers

Recommend a surf instructor / school for one-time intermediate "lesson" in Santa Cruz?

Recommend a surf instructor / school for one-time intermediate "lesson" in Santa Cruz? I've got half a day and want to get wet, and want some local knowledge to help pick the equipment & spot, plus help me improve. [more inside]
posted by ElGuapo on Mar 20, 2012 - 3 answers

Suggest some Bay Area (peninsula) neighborhoods that will meet our needs

Bay Area Housing Filter: Partner has been offered a great job in Santa Clara (Hooray!) Where might we live that would not reduce our quality of life and/or suck up all the extra income? [more inside]
posted by paddingtonb on Mar 16, 2012 - 13 answers

Which way to Santa Fe?

DrivingFilter - I will be going on a short road trip from Salt Lake City to Santa Fe via Moab. Which highways road will be the safest and most scenic. [more inside]
posted by burlsube on Jan 19, 2012 - 4 answers

"Kringle was on top of the world, but then it all came crashing down..."

Can you recommend any good, relatively clean, satirical "true story"/"Biography"-type humor writings, videos, skits, etc about Santa, and/or perhaps other Christmas characters like Rudolph or Frosty? [more inside]
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing on Dec 22, 2011 - 11 answers

Help me pull off a magic trick on Christmas morning

"Is Santa real? Wait - don't tell me." My son is 95% sure Santa is imaginary but is enjoying the 5% possibility that Santa is real. His gift has mysteriously changed color - help me blow his mind. [more inside]
posted by selfmedicating on Dec 20, 2011 - 21 answers

gift help

Secret Santa help: My work does Secret Santa every year (small group of 8 people). The limit is $25 I have no time during normal business hours so I have to be able to pick this up before 10am or after 8pm before Thursday the 23rd. My co-worker likes musicals, Firefly, and is gluten free. Thoughts? I'm local to NYC.
posted by edbles on Dec 19, 2011 - 11 answers

Can you help me find a neato secret santa gift?

Hivemind, I need your best ideas for an awesome $10 workplace secret santa gift! Details within! [more inside]
posted by karizma on Dec 14, 2011 - 9 answers

Help me figure out exactly what it is my son wants from Santa

Please help Santa figure out how to get my kid the thing he really really wants. It relates to a Super Mario game, which I know little about... [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Dec 12, 2011 - 15 answers

How to manage family Christmases when our kid doesn't believe in Santa Claus, but her cousins do?

How to manage family Christmases when our kid doesn't believe in Santa Claus, but her cousins do? [more inside]
posted by bunglin jones on Dec 12, 2011 - 29 answers

I know it's true, I read it in a book!

ChristmasBookFilter: Looking for a book, probably published in the 90's, purporting to be a travel log of author's journey to the North Pole complete with maps of Santa's airstrip, toy factory layout, etc. The book maintains the fiction from beginning to end and is nicely done.
posted by TigerMoth on Dec 12, 2011 - 4 answers

How did your parents make Santa real for you?

How did your parents make Santa Claus real for you? [more inside]
posted by Jaybo on Nov 21, 2011 - 53 answers

Have yourself a tacky little Christmas card

Please help me find this tasteless photoshopped Andrew Wyeth/Santa card! [more inside]
posted by 2soxy4mypuppet on Jul 21, 2011 - 2 answers

Santa Monica next weekend

What to do in Santa Monica next weekend! [more inside]
posted by AutoPilot83 on Jul 4, 2011 - 6 answers

Delicious Santa Fe lunch delivery?

Lunch delivery in Santa Fe? [more inside]
posted by answergrape on Jun 30, 2011 - 2 answers

Where to have a desert bonfire near Santa Barbara?

What's a good place to have a bonfire in the desert near Santa Barbara? [more inside]
posted by yoz420 on Feb 18, 2011 - 11 answers

Mazanillo, Costa Rica?

Whats the vibe like in Manzanillo, Costa Rica (Nicoya)? [more inside]
posted by nathancaswell on Jan 6, 2011 - 5 answers

please ID

Asking for a friend: who sings this version of Santa Baby? Thanks!
posted by leigh1 on Dec 28, 2010 - 6 answers

Let me hear you say Ho?

What is the video that plays on the jumbo tron at sports events that has Santa Claus rapping? "Let me hear you say HOoooo" [more inside]
posted by MechEng on Dec 24, 2010 - 3 answers

Find someone to make me a Santa tree topper

Where can I find someone to make me a stained glass/shell Santa tree topper? [more inside]
posted by boobjob on Dec 22, 2010 - 5 answers

When You Wish Upon A Fluff

Childhood tradition that I thought Everyone Did, but now it seems to be just me: "Catching Santa Claus" [more inside]
posted by DU on Nov 29, 2010 - 36 answers

I want to recreate the swimming scenes in Gattaca

Where can I find long (1-2 miles?) open water swimming near Santa Barbara? Obviously, I know about the ocean. [more inside]
posted by bluejayk on Aug 23, 2010 - 4 answers

Santa Cruz Jobs?

So I'm thinking of moving to Santa Cruz, CA. Anyone live out there? Anyone know where I could find a job? [more inside]
posted by Mr. Verge on Jul 28, 2010 - 4 answers

Dressmaker, Dressmaker, Make me a Dress!

[LA Filter] Dressmaker and stretch silk fabric near Santa Monica, CA? [more inside]
posted by 2003girl on May 24, 2010 - 4 answers

Is Santa Claus A Religious Figure?

Is Santa Claus a religious figure? I'm interested both in your individual personal opinions and any judicial opinions that might be out there from a church/state standpoint.
posted by nickmark on May 14, 2010 - 43 answers

An inappropriately timed Christmassy film question

Can you help me name this movie which sounds like it might be Babes In Toyland or an adaptation of The Nutcracker -- but probably isn't? [more inside]
posted by sleepcrime on Feb 12, 2010 - 4 answers

I want it hot, sweaty, and (downward) doggy style in Santa Monica!

Hot Yoga in Santa Monica? Or in LA that's not a Bikram studio? [more inside]
posted by 2003girl on Jan 27, 2010 - 3 answers

Norad Santa help?

Tracking Santa: I can't install the Google Earth Web Plug-in (mac).. help please! I have six hours to get this working for my nieces... [more inside]
posted by cgs on Dec 23, 2009 - 7 answers

Find me a Santa!

Who's the best Santa in NYC? [more inside]
posted by pianohands on Dec 20, 2009 - 1 answer

The snowblower really is her second choice

My wife would love an iPhone for Christmas. She totally deserves one, too, but AT&T coverage at our house is nonexistent. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by These Premises Are Alarmed on Nov 24, 2009 - 33 answers

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