I absolutely love everything about this suit pattern. Could you help me find a modern day equivalent? [more inside]
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]
Ettiquette for inviting people over when cohabiting. [more inside]
Preparing a parent's obit in advance: Morbid? Wise? Avoiding a part of the healing process? [more inside]
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]
When should we send out invitations to our wedding? [more inside]
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]
Vegetable salads that keep or even get better, when already dressed, for at least a few hours? [more inside]
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?
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]
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]
Videogamefilter: Where can I buy cartridge video games that have the secrets unlocked and saved? [more inside]
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]
What are the legal ramifications of sharing the lyrics of a song on an album that has not yet been released? [more inside]
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?
Gameboy cartridge carrying case. Looking for a way to carry GBA cartridges around without mucking them up. [MI please] [more inside]