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Big nasties

Are "waterbugs" (aka roaches) in the summer a Chicago thing? Or are they a summer thing in Chicago? Or? [more inside]
posted by stoneandstar on Jul 21, 2016 - 22 answers

Bedbugs: Summer Edition

How do you know when bedbugs are gone, when it's summertime? [more inside]
posted by dysh on Jul 18, 2016 - 8 answers

Breckenridge trip

I will be in Breckenridge, CO for a week. What should I do, where should I eat? [more inside]
posted by lunasol on Jul 5, 2016 - 12 answers

Share memorable grandparent/preschooler activities and traditions

What creative, offbeat fun do your preschoolers enjoy when they stay with their grandparents? [more inside]
posted by Elsie on Jun 27, 2016 - 13 answers

NYC July 8th-11th

My partner and I are coming down for the weekend in early July: are there any interesting things happening that weekend worth checking out? [more inside]
posted by The Notorious SRD on Jun 25, 2016 - 5 answers

Somewhere in New England to go camping over 4th of July?

My 4th of July plans seem to have exploded, and I'm trying to make a backup plan. Since it's a 3-day weekend, I'd like to go camping somewhere—but I'm expecting that all the decent campsites are going to be packed and I'd really like to avoid that. Do you have any suggestions for where I could go with a couple of friends to enjoy a little camping without having to deal with too many other people? [more inside]
posted by Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The on Jun 22, 2016 - 6 answers

A dog's coat keeps it cool: fact or fiction?

I see a lot of lightweight articles of dubious scientific merit claiming that one should not shave down a dog's coat in the summer because it actually helps keep it cool during the summer. Can someone point me to actual science that upholds or refutes this claim? [more inside]
posted by drlith on Jun 21, 2016 - 12 answers

At-Home Summer Math Program for Reluctant Teenager?

We have a 15 year old (entering 10th grade) staying with us for the summer, who needs significant help with math. He worked pretty hard this past semester to bring his math grade up to a C - and I don't want him to lose that knowledge. What can we do to work on his math skills this summer? Open to all ideas - books, online tutorials, games.
posted by wearyaswater on Jun 16, 2016 - 8 answers

Summer edition: high protein, low carb make ahead meals

I've had great weight loss success by moving more and doing meal prep in advance. I don't love to cook, but in the winter I make chili, soups, and stews and portion them out into individual meal-sized containers for lunch and dinner. I'm happy to have found a system that works. Last summer I ate bean salads as well as fresh green salads with lots of veggies and chicken almost exclusively. The thought of doing that again just makes me want to eat out. [more inside]
posted by nathaole on Jun 3, 2016 - 17 answers

Tell me about grilling.

I'd love to start grilling. Problems: I don't (yet) have a grill and I have a non-meat-eating partner. I have two specific questions: 1) Charcoal or gas? My dad says there's no easy answer to this... Benefits of each? Any specific grills you love or hate? 2) What can I grill for my vegetarian boyfriend? Recipes or resources would be amazing.
posted by brynna on May 30, 2016 - 35 answers

Do you have favorite New England spots for a summer road trip?

I'm looking to spend 7-10 days later this summer on vacation in New England. Areas of interest are Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine, with Connecticut and Rhode Island as well if not too rushed. I would appreciate advice on feasibility but also would like to learn about neat things to visit in these states. [more inside]
posted by librarylis on May 29, 2016 - 23 answers

Where should we go in Greece for 2 Weeks?

My wife and I will be in Greece this summer from June 18-July 9. We're flying in and out of Athens. Aside from staying in the capital for a few days, we're not sure how to narrow down where else to go. If you were us (priorities after the jump), which destinations would you choose? [more inside]
posted by Beardman on May 19, 2016 - 14 answers

Summer blues

I hate being home from school so much that I have spiraled back into depression and panic attacks. Help! [more inside]
posted by myitkyina on May 16, 2016 - 11 answers

Please help the world's pickiest drinker drink.

What are your favorite drinks or cocktails that are both low carb and don't involve anything sugar-free? Even more caveats inside! [more inside]
posted by moons in june on May 3, 2016 - 44 answers

Which couch fabrics stay cool in summertime?

I have a scratchy-bum cotton and who-knows-what-other-material couch I purchased at Goodwill many years ago. It sure was a steal, but now when it is hot in the summer, it's absolutely painful to sit in. [more inside]
posted by alice_curiouse on Apr 17, 2016 - 14 answers

Cali, NYC. What to do?

I am planning a summer vacation with my son and Cali and NYC are up for consideration. I will have no transportation, staying with elderly family and it will be our first time in either places. What are some fun things -on a budget- to do there? [more inside]
posted by Whatifyoufly on Mar 29, 2016 - 26 answers

How to cool off my basement apartment this summer?

Summer is coming! I love my apartment. It is large, it is in a wonderful neighborhood, it is affordable, it is also in Brooklyn (miracle!). However, I am from a Midwestern clime, and am hopelessly intolerant of summer heat. I have a basement apartment, so the windows that I have all have bars on them. [more inside]
posted by laduper on Mar 12, 2016 - 17 answers

Suggestions for US Summer Road Trip

High school teacher in need of a hearty road-trip this summer. Give me your best summer road-trip tips or ideas! [more inside]
posted by orangesky4 on Mar 5, 2016 - 9 answers

Like maybe from one of those tropical geese.

I hate summer but I love sleeping with a big foofy comforter. Guide me. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Mar 1, 2016 - 5 answers

Summer in Montreal, with a kid...

Considering a family trip this summer. What's fun for a family in Montreal? [more inside]
posted by gnutron on Feb 24, 2016 - 9 answers

Other Fire + Water events in US??

MeFi, you've saved me in the past, asking you to come through again! I'm trying to find events very similar to WaterFire Providence, can be but does not have to be "art" project, but am looking for festivals that feature pylons in rivers, ponds, lakes, bayou on fire. Trying to set one up down here in Louisiana but not finding too much in the way of how to get started or if these events exist outside of Providence, RI and Sharon, PA (the only two places I found that host WaterFire events). Thank you!
posted by LemonGardot on Feb 11, 2016 - 3 answers

Low cost family vacation?

I don't really want to go to Disney again. Looking for ideas for a family vacation. [more inside]
posted by Ruki on Feb 9, 2016 - 33 answers

What to replace bolting rocket with in my hot but shadey garden bed?

I have a garden bed in Sydney, Australia, that is in part shade, but it's clearly now too hot for the rocket and other lettuces that were in there, as they are all bolting as soon as they mature. What should I replace them with for the summer months? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Oct 14, 2015 - 8 answers

my room is 2 hot

My room is SO HOT. Hotter than the rest of the house, probably about ten degrees hotter than outside. What can I do to cool it down? [more inside]
posted by lhude sing cuccu on Aug 17, 2015 - 33 answers

What to wear with a light pink dress to a summer wedding?

I found the dress now I need the rest! [more inside]
posted by winterportage on Jul 24, 2015 - 14 answers

What the fuck makeup do I wear?

I've been into fashion for awhile, but I have yet to really learn much about makeup outside of bb cream, bold lips, and cateye eyeliner. I want to develop a more versatile daytime look for my (soft autumn) coloring/look. (Blonde hair, hazel eyes, warm + fair skintone.) [more inside]
posted by easter queen on Jul 23, 2015 - 21 answers

How to shut off the sun?

Hi. When I'm walking around, the sun is unpleasantly bright and hot, which makes me wonder: How much stuff, and what type of stuff, would we have to dump into the sun in order to stop fusion from happening? Or is there no such amount of anything? [more inside]
posted by Galaxor Nebulon on Jul 17, 2015 - 18 answers

NYC Trip on a budget

I'm heading to NYC for a short, 5-6 day trip starting tomorrow! I did a bit of planning myself, but I'll be on kind of a tight budget (I'm staying with a family member in Queens). Any fun things I should check out while I'm there from July 17 - 22? I love: music, food, festivals (of any kind) and especially anything comedy-related. Thanks!
posted by themaskedwonder on Jul 16, 2015 - 16 answers

cold lake, summer vacation

I live in the Deep South; everyone goes to the beach for vacation. I hate the beach in the summertime (it is way too hot). Where should my wife & go on vacation this summer? I would like a cold, deep lake to swim in, hiking trails, and some privacy. She would like a cottage or cabin on said lake. Would prefer an area that is LGBT friendly (will settle for agnostic), and that we can get to on Delta (we have vouchers to burn).
posted by wearyaswater on Jul 8, 2015 - 15 answers

Twin Cities for visiting family this July?

My wife & four kids & I will be in St. Paul for a long visit in the middle of July. What should be on our schedule -- both things new in the last few years, and time-tested favorites? I grew up in St. Paul but moved away a long time ago; we bring the kids out in the summer to spend time with family. We haven't been out in a couple of summers, so I want this one to be awesome! [more inside]
posted by wenestvedt on Jun 29, 2015 - 15 answers

Acrid, "industrial" odor in apartment in Summer...

Western exposure, hot sun, polluted air, old masonry - Summer brings good things, but also a terrible smell to my apartment. So I have an indoor air quality question. [more inside]
posted by ferkit on Jun 20, 2015 - 7 answers

What's your single best BBQ party trick?

I'm looking for those "Wowza!" gourmet dishes and touches that impress guests, but in the summertime BBQ category. What are your tricks for easily making a BBQ fancy, different or impressive, instead of the same old burgers and dogs?
posted by agregoli on Jun 10, 2015 - 61 answers

Why is my kid's room the warmest in the house & what can I do about it?

I live in a 130-year-old house modernized with air conditioning that works reasonably well keeping the house a decent temperature through the summer. However, my kid's room gets warmer than any other room in the house. [more inside]
posted by davebug on Jun 9, 2015 - 18 answers

This is the best problem I've ever had.

What would you do with a summer off in Seattle? [more inside]
posted by Dilligas on Jun 1, 2015 - 19 answers

Friends of long-haired dogs in the summertime....

What are your go-to measures of comfort for the overheated summer dog in your life? [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on May 26, 2015 - 21 answers

How do I only get the Lime (Lemon Lime) Freezer Pops?

Is there any place on this Planet Earth where I can pick and choose the freezer pop flavors I like such as lime (lemon lime) and orange and not just get a box of "Assorted"? [more inside]
posted by inturnaround on May 26, 2015 - 18 answers

summer skincare and haircare protection

Active women: how do you keep your hair and skin healthy and undamaged from sweat and sun? [more inside]
posted by raztaj on May 19, 2015 - 16 answers

Summer Jams—International Edition

It’s getting to be summer, when a young man’s thoughts turn inevitably to aw yiss summer jams. But I’ve been hearing awesome US summer jams for nigh 40 summers now, and I would like exposure to non-US summer jams. I’ve applied my sun block, packed my beach towel, and I want you to take me on a summer jam journey around the world. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on May 12, 2015 - 13 answers

I hate the sun. What type of hat should I get?

I hate the feeling of the hot summer sun on my skin. What type of hat should I get to keep the sun off of me? I am an early 30s male living in Philadelphia. My style is pretty casual and I likely being wearing jeans and a t-shirt in the situations where I would wear this hypothetical hat I don't need to look cool in the hat, but I'd strongly prefer to not look goofy in it. I'd prefer to spend less than $100 but I am flexible on that.
posted by nolnacs on May 10, 2015 - 16 answers

Seeking women's summer fashion role models

I need summer fashion role models. [more inside]
posted by triggerfinger on May 8, 2015 - 9 answers

Summer pants

I'm looking for casual, stylish summer pants. [more inside]
posted by cotton dress sock on May 8, 2015 - 10 answers

Summer shoes with ankle support?

I need summer shoes that are appropriate for my dark-colours, femme-with-an-edge aesthetic. Difficulty: my ankles roll (and then I fall), and my hand surgeon has emphasized I must do everything in my power to avoid slipping/falling this summer. What flat, good-grip summer shoes provide ankle support? [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on May 8, 2015 - 19 answers

Summer-ish, VERY comfortable, closed-toe shoes that go with skirts?

During the winter, I wear my Born boots to work with all my skirts and dresses. (They're similar to these) But what do I wear in the summer?? [more inside]
posted by exceptinsects on May 7, 2015 - 21 answers

How can I make my attic studio more comfortable over the summer?

I just moved into a new apartment and there's a huge open attic that's all mine. I'm in the process of turning it into studio space, but as a renter I can't make significant modifications. It's going to get very hot this summer and I'm worried it'll become unbearable. Has anyone used the rolls of radiant barrier foil? It sounds like a good solution, but dropping a bunch of cash on something that might be woo makes me nervous. [more inside]
posted by Lighthammer on May 7, 2015 - 12 answers

Europe summer suggestions

Please help me figure out where to kill time for two weeks in Europe [more inside]
posted by special-k on May 1, 2015 - 13 answers

Screen tent for the whole summer

We have apocalypse level mosquitoes where I live and I am fed up with losing so much of our outdoor summer time. Screening in our deck is NOT an option, so we're looking for ways to create a detached screen room for not a ton of money. (ie. looking to spend less than 500$) [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson on Apr 26, 2015 - 14 answers

Awesome Spice Rubs for Grilling Meat and Veggies

Where do i find small batch handcrafted spicerubs to send as a gift. [more inside]
posted by sukhisingh on Apr 25, 2015 - 14 answers

Sober Summer Me!

So I'm going to a 30-day alcohol rehab soon, and will be starting graduate school in the fall. What should I do in the months between to stay on the good path? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 22, 2015 - 12 answers

WWYD with a ton of time?

I'm 22, about to graduate, and have a free summer. This is amazing! Might be the last chunk of time I have like this for, I don't know, ever? And omg, what do I do with it? [more inside]
posted by R a c h e l on Apr 19, 2015 - 11 answers

Help me find casual summer dresses before I melt

I live in a hot, humid climate (it is currently 81 F with 75% humidity) and am finding myself in a rage that I have to wear clothing at all. I'd like to wear plain cotton tank dresses for the next 6 months. Please help me find what I'm envisioning! [more inside]
posted by tatiana wishbone on Apr 15, 2015 - 21 answers

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