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Can you recommend a sewing pattern similar to this vintage one?

I absolutely love everything about this suit pattern. Could you help me find a modern day equivalent? [more inside]
posted by the webmistress on Oct 29, 2014 - 9 answers

Cooking ahead for really nice dinner parties

My wife and I really like cooking elaborate multi-course meals for guests. We are advanced home cooks, and greatly enjoy being in the kitchen. However, our kitchen is not lavish, and of course time is limited. What are your go-to recipes that can be prepared in advance (ideally, the weekend before and frozen) and then finished or reheated for a really excellent dinner party? Examples inside. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Feb 18, 2014 - 19 answers

How much notice is enough notice?

Ettiquette for inviting people over when cohabiting. [more inside]
posted by ZeroDivides on Sep 3, 2012 - 49 answers

Should I write my parents' obituary in advance?

Preparing a parent's obit in advance: Morbid? Wise? Avoiding a part of the healing process? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 25, 2012 - 20 answers

Mom is in the hospital and we don't know what she would want

My mom is in the hospital on a ventilator. She went in three days ago. Things are not looking very good at this point. They've tried weaning her form the vent 3 days in a row with no success. She has never filled out any advance directive paperwork. My siblings, stepfather, uncle and I have all heard various stories from her over the years for what she would want in this kind of situation. [more inside]
posted by Cat Pie Hurts on Dec 9, 2011 - 19 answers

When to send wedding invitations?

When should we send out invitations to our wedding? [more inside]
posted by heyheylanagirl on May 23, 2011 - 31 answers

Foreign Book Rights: How much should I charge, given these sales figures?

Foreign Rights to a Book: How much should I charge? In the last week, two agents from two different big literary agencies in a rich Asian country (not China) have, apparently independently, come calling for one of my non-fiction how-to books. One gave this pitch, which seems to me low-ball: [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 8, 2011 - 3 answers

Vegetable salads that can be dressed well in advance?

Vegetable salads that keep or even get better, when already dressed, for at least a few hours? [more inside]
posted by palliser on Oct 14, 2010 - 38 answers

searching for wooden watermelons

I often find myself wanting to search sites like netflix and amazon with greater granularity than the sites currently offer. For example, I'd like to find every highly-rated thriller that takes place in another country and is available used for $5.00. Or if I'm searching netflix, I would want to find every foreign mystery that is rated at four stars or higher and is rated pg-13 or lower. Are there third-party clients or scripts that will accomplish these or similar tasks?
posted by mecran01 on Jan 31, 2010 - 5 answers

Does a written agreement entitle me to a kill fee?

I'm trying to build the best argument for why a company that committed in writing to licensing some IP of mine but are two years tardy in furnishing a contract owes me something. [more inside]
posted by blueshammer on Apr 28, 2009 - 6 answers

How to frustrate an advance fee fraudster

Responding to an 'advance fee fraud' email. I've had a blatant 'advance fee fraud' email from someone in west africa wanting to buy my car online (I am in Ireland). I want to respond in a way that sends this would-be fraudster down the longest rabbit hole possible. [more inside]
posted by superfurry on Jun 27, 2007 - 10 answers

Market for cartridge games with secrets unlocked?

Videogamefilter: Where can I buy cartridge video games that have the secrets unlocked and saved? [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold on Apr 16, 2006 - 5 answers

How much money will I get for publishing a novel

Suppose I were able to write a publishable novel. How much money would I get, as a first-time author as soon as it was picked up? How much would I make over all? Assume This an action sci-fi/cyberpunk type book (think William Gibson). [more inside]
posted by delmoi on Oct 19, 2005 - 25 answers

Advance Lyrics

What are the legal ramifications of sharing the lyrics of a song on an album that has not yet been released? [more inside]
posted by themadjuggler on Jul 9, 2005 - 12 answers

Hitchhiker Filter

I'm certain that somewhere out there, at least one of you has already seen an advance screening or sneak preview of "The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy." I have to admit that the trailers look good, although I'm going to see it with low expectations and hope to be pleasantly surprised. Anyone seen it and want to share an advance review?
posted by TeamBilly on Apr 14, 2005 - 5 answers

Gameboy cartridge carrying case?

Gameboy cartridge carrying case. Looking for a way to carry GBA cartridges around without mucking them up. [MI please] [more inside]
posted by Lizc on Jan 25, 2005 - 9 answers

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