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Arabic Bookseller in DC?

Do you know of any booksellers in the Washington, DC area that sell Arabic books? I'm looking for shops that sell fairly current novels and nonfiction written in the Arabic language. Also, it would be nice if it was accessible by public transport. Thanks.
posted by bluefly on Apr 20, 2010 - 5 answers

Washington State vacation recommendations

My family (7 adults/ spouses in our 20s/30s/40s and 2 parents in 60s) is taking a week vacation in Washington State in mid-August. We're thinking of flying into Seattle and staying somewhere on the Olympic Peninsula. To help figure out where we'll stay, we'd like recommendations for/ against destinations for day hikes, scenic drives, historic locations, etc. We're not backpackers or hard-core hikers, but would like to do some hiking/ outdoor activities.
posted by Gooly on Apr 17, 2010 - 14 answers

I need to find you

Help find Korea and Japan-based companies in Seattle, WA to help with my job search. [more inside]
posted by kinakomochi on Apr 13, 2010 - 6 answers

Help me understand the echoing voice in the Metro stations.

What is said at the beginning of this Washington DC Metro station announcement? [more inside]
posted by NikitaNikita on Mar 28, 2010 - 8 answers

Can someone else's lack of work ethic get you fired?

Another person wondering if they have a wrongful termination case in an at-will state. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 24, 2010 - 11 answers

Cold Mountain

Are there any reasonable hikes on Mount Rainier this time of year? And if not, what's the next best option? [more inside]
posted by zvs on Mar 4, 2010 - 4 answers

going bananas searching for beer

Where can I find Banana Bread beer in DC? [more inside]
posted by troika on Feb 23, 2010 - 12 answers

What to do after all day on the Mall in DC in May?

My husband and I will be returning to DC, where we spent part of our honeymoon, for a 10th anniversary trip during the first week in May (May 1-May 7). I've seen these questions, which cover a lot, but we're also interested in events the locals might know about that we wouldn't hear about coming in from out out town. For location/travel purposes, we'll be staying at a hotel near the Foggy Bottom Metro stop and will not have a car. Thanks in advance for your recommendations.
posted by immlass on Feb 15, 2010 - 4 answers

What to do in DC?

In Washington DC for 3 days - looking for "second tier" tourist destinations. [more inside]
posted by Elagabalus on Feb 12, 2010 - 30 answers

Doing good things and also... being able to buy food in DC?

Is there any hope of a non-technical internship in DC which pays well enough to live in DC? Asking for a girl interested in nonprofits, womens issues, rights, and has tons of writing skills, people skills, and work ethic. [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Jan 28, 2010 - 18 answers

What a pain.

I moved from WA to OR. What kind of bureaucratic stuff do I need to do, and what can I get out of? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 19, 2010 - 8 answers

Please recommend a great Washington, D.C. political thriller.

Book filter: can you recommend a good political/journalistic novel set in Washington, D.C. that meet the following criteria? [more inside]
posted by Tin Man on Jan 10, 2010 - 17 answers

Catching el clasico soccer game in DC?

Where in Washington DC will I be able to watch el clasico (Barcelona v Real Madrid) this Sunday afternoon at 1pm? [more inside]
posted by uk_giffo on Nov 24, 2009 - 11 answers

Quinoa help me out with this dish?

Quinoa salad at Mitsitam Cafe in DC--where can I find the recipe? [more inside]
posted by oflinkey on Nov 22, 2009 - 1 answer

Working abroad? Sweet. LDR? Not so much.

Visafilter: I've been hitting a brick wall with the Japanese consulate regarding same-sex partners and dependent-visa eligibility. Any Mefites have experience with this sort of thing? [more inside]
posted by azuresunday on Nov 9, 2009 - 8 answers

Where can I go to type for a day in DC?

Diner, coffee shop or other not-too-crowded space I can go to write for a day in Washington, DC? [more inside]
posted by l33tpolicywonk on Oct 27, 2009 - 9 answers

Alaska dork needs help! Cool things to do in DC Oct. 27-Nov. 2?

Woohoo! Several idle days in Washington DC! I desperately need wise counsel; Please please please tell me about cool things to do! [more inside]
posted by Alaska Jack on Oct 14, 2009 - 31 answers

Cheap Bus NYC-DC

Cheap buses from NYC to Washington D.C.? The question's been asked and answered in the past, but I'm wondering if that information is outdated. Thanks!
posted by mixer on Oct 10, 2009 - 16 answers

Experience with Sprint / Nextel MiFi?

Experience with Sprint / Nextel MiFi? [more inside]
posted by bamassippi on Sep 17, 2009 - 5 answers

I'm moving to Beacon Hill in Seattle -- need assistance getting adjusted.

I'm moving to Beacon Hill in Seattle -- need assistance getting adjusted. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 8, 2009 - 6 answers

Miss Sofia Goes to Washington

What's good for a toddler to see and do in Washington, D.C., in early summer? [more inside]
posted by fijiwriter on Sep 3, 2009 - 12 answers

Where is a good spot to take pictures of a car in Seattle?

What's a good place in or near the greater Seattle area, to park and photograph a car? I'm looking for somewhere which is a nice area or has a nice backdrop, has space to stop a car, and which is generally fairly deserted (so that camera etc. can be set up without constantly being the path of people/cars, and pictures can be taken without having to wait for people to leave the frame, etc). To make things harder, this would most convenient during the day on a weekend, but if a good place is most empty during office hours (or whatever), it might be worth the inconvenience.
posted by -harlequin- on Sep 2, 2009 - 12 answers

Appealing a Property Tax Assessment - need advice in King County WA

Property Tax filter: In August I bought a house in King County WA. The county's assessment of the property is very high. I would like to appeal for a review of the assessment. The desired result is a lower tax bill. I would be grateful for any strategy or advice. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 1, 2009 - 7 answers

Help me Find Out More About my Musical Neighbors

Can you recommend some blogs that focus on the music scene in Washington, DC? I'm interested mainly in hip-hop/funk/soul and indie rock (but not rap). [more inside]
posted by bluefly on Aug 31, 2009 - 6 answers

MD in Washington that specializes in sleep problems

Recommendations for an MD who can help with long-term sleep problems, (SE) WA state [more inside]
posted by queseyo on Aug 16, 2009 - 1 answer

Any Arabic-speaking, food-loving Puerto Rican Bando fans in DC?

Any advice for a friend moving to Washington, DC, who is an ex-Air Force Puerto Rican (kickboxing) fighter studying Arabic at Georgetown? [more inside]
posted by metajc on Aug 2, 2009 - 5 answers

How do I prioritize cost/budget, commute, amenities, and neighborhood cool-seeming-ness?

Deciding-where-to-live-filter: How do I prioritize cost/budget, commute, amenities, and neighborhood cool-seeming-ness? (sorry: long, personal, and northwest DC/Maryland-based.) [more inside]
posted by NikitaNikita on Aug 1, 2009 - 19 answers

Forlorn Lakes WA

Has anyone been to the Forlorn Lakes in WA? Looking for hikes, etc. to do. [more inside]
posted by Jsn7821 on Jul 29, 2009 - 1 answer

Wheelchair-friendly dentists in DC area

Wheelchair-friendly dentist in the Washington DC area (Montgomery County MD if possible)? [more inside]
posted by LobsterMitten on Jul 23, 2009 - 4 answers

Inexpensive Picture Framing in DC

Inexpensive, quality picture framing shops in the DC metro area? [more inside]
posted by fancypants on Jul 21, 2009 - 5 answers

Looking for a hotel in Washington, D.C.

Looking for a reasonably priced hotel in Washington, D.C. for a trip we are planning to take this August. Any thoughts on the possibility of commuting downtown from the burbs each day to visit the sites?
posted by mwark on Jul 17, 2009 - 11 answers

Tell us everything you know about the San Juans!

The Mister and I are planning to head to the San Juan Islands in Washington for an extended outdoor adventure in September. Tell us what you know about visiting the San Juans! [more inside]
posted by amanda on Jul 14, 2009 - 9 answers

We're moving out west!

Where can we live (in the US) that has both pleasant summers and awesome snowboarding? [more inside]
posted by Fifi Firefox on Jul 14, 2009 - 49 answers

h8 renting.

All signs point to illegal activity on the part of my landlord, and paying the rent in cash certainly isn't helping the situation. What are our options (in DC?) [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Jul 7, 2009 - 21 answers

New residents of Seattle. Please help us choose a neighborhood to buy a house.

Seattle region filter: We are new residents of Seattle, from New Jersey, enjoying our exploration of this wonderful city. We are house-hunting and have narrowed down our choice of neighborhoods. Any opinions or advice? [more inside]
posted by valannc on Jun 30, 2009 - 20 answers

What did George Washington think of the name of Washington, DC?

Is anything known about what George Washington thought about having a city named in his honor? [more inside]
posted by Flunkie on Jun 18, 2009 - 6 answers

I know, I know, you're jealous.

I just lucked out huge on Craigslist. Sitting next to me is a combo organ and a Fender Princeton Blackface, which I got for free (tried to offer money, but it was refused). Now how to get the two back to working conditions... Question #1 - what can I plug in here? [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Jun 14, 2009 - 9 answers

Anything is better than driving?

I've heard that there are twice-daily commuter flights to/from Charlottesville, VA and DC. I can't find any online... everything seems to be typical big-airliner, normal-expensive flights. Am I looking in the wrong place, and what's the best option for traveling between those two places minus a car? [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Jun 6, 2009 - 13 answers

Buying property with a water view... How can I confirm that the nice view will remain unobstructed over the years?

We are house-hunting in the Seattle area. Looking at property with water views. Willing to pay the higher price that comes with a view. But I'm reading some horror stories about how a neighbor will build a tower in front of your view, or neighbors who refuse to trim their tall shrubs. And then your view is obscured and your property value drops. How do I research this? How can I know if the viewshed is protected or not? What sort of monitoring would I need to do over the years? I will ask my realtor to research it, but I'd like to hear from people with experience with this issue.
posted by valannc on Jun 3, 2009 - 7 answers

Less Cops?

How do bands in cities practice? I've got the band, I need the space. [more inside]
posted by tmcw on May 20, 2009 - 22 answers

Staring at the asphalt wondering what's buried underneath

Washington, DC - My girlfriend and I are going to DC next weekend. I've spent about a day in DC, and she's never been there, but we're considering living there at some point in the distant future. What should we do over the weekend to start getting a feel for whether we'd enjoy living there? [more inside]
posted by Jaltcoh on May 15, 2009 - 27 answers

Mythical and mysterious places of the Northwest?

Have car, seek roadtrip and adventure! What are some secret/mythical/mysterious/epic places in WA state (or nearby states), that would be a destination fit for pilgrimage? Centralia / Silent Hill is in PA. The Abyss is in SC, Area51 is in NV, Mesa Verde is in CO, Barringer Crater is in AZ, etc etc. What mysterious secret places can be pried from the Northwest? [more inside]
posted by anonymisc on May 14, 2009 - 11 answers

Eco-friendly carpet cleaners? In DC?

Carpet Filter: My company in Washington, DC is looking for an eco-friendly company to come and clean our carpets. [more inside]
posted by alexherder on May 12, 2009 - 1 answer

Seeking a quiet Tryst.

Are there good coffeehouses for study/work on weekends in DC? I'm looking for someplace comfortable & quirky (not Starbucks) that isn't totally overrun -- think Tryst or B&P without the weekend mobs. Does such a place exist?
posted by Westringia F. on May 9, 2009 - 15 answers

No rest for the weary

How serious an offense is it when your employer refuses to give you a meal break? [more inside]
posted by levijk on May 7, 2009 - 8 answers

Recommend Career Coach in Seattle

I need recommendations for a career coach or career counselor in the Seattle area. I'm in my mid-40s, just got laid off for the 5th time throughout my 13 years in the web/tech industry, and have been thinking for a few months that I need a change, but I don't know what my next move is. I think I want more meaning in my work life instead of just going through the motions building the next widget for synergistic end to end solutions or some other corporate B.S. I don't just want a career counselor who will give me a bunch of tests and say "you should be a journalist or a librarian or whatever", I really want someone who will help me figure out how to be more fulfilled in my work life.
posted by matildaben on May 7, 2009 - 3 answers

Where to go outdoors in the Pacific Northwest?

Where to hike, bike, or kayak between Yakima, WA and Portland, OR? [more inside]
posted by j1950 on May 6, 2009 - 6 answers

Setting up weird-news email alert for just OR and WA?

How can I set up an automatic email notification thing for news-of-the-weird type stuff as it happens in Oregon and Washington (not DC)? Google alerts doesn't seem this customizable. CNN news alerts do, maybe. Any other options?
posted by gottabefunky on Apr 29, 2009 - 2 answers

Help me live in DC without a wicked commute.

What would be the best way to live in DC yet work in Germantown, MD? [more inside]
posted by Loto on Apr 28, 2009 - 8 answers

Seattle, West Edge neighborhood. Need suggestions on where to buy stuff, services, parks, etc.

[Seattle filter] We just moved to the West Edge neighborhood in Seattle, near Pike Street Market. Need suggestions on where to buy stuff, services, parks, etc. We've been in Seattle for two days and we love it. [more inside]
posted by valannc on Apr 26, 2009 - 23 answers

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