I'm looking to do a 4-day weekend for my birthday this year and looking for suggestions for cheap, relaxing travel in June! [more inside]
Would appreciate your recommendations as the ones I could find here were several years old. I want to be 1/4 miles or so away max. Four nights in early May. I'm far past hostel living so I will pay $200-$300 per night. Tripadvisor is great but I know personal advice from you will help me choose a nice hotel. Many thanks
This charming short film, maybe 15-20 minutes, is about a Mexican woman's morning routine of roasting her own coffee beans in frying pan, filtering coffee through a linen handkerchief, then washing the linen and hanging on clothesline to dry. I thought it was by Les Blank, but can find no listing for it. I also searched Werner Herzog, but couldn't find it. Film came out of the Bay Area food renaissance of the '70s, I believe. Think I saw it in '80s. Anyone seen it, can give me a clue to provenance? TIA.
I have NEVER had my hair professionally cut or styled. It's way past time, but (like many things in life) the longer I wait, the harder it is. I also have a very long list of special requests. What should I do in order to have hair I love again? [more inside]
I'm in Turku Finland with my SO and we would like to visit other countries in the EU. The things is we don't mind which country, just whichever is cheap/convenient. We'd just like to find cheap and direct flights from Turku Airport to other countries in the shengen area (that's where my visa is valid). We don't want to take a boat or bus. Thanks!
I've visited San Francisco several times over the last year, and I think the Bay Area is where I'm supposed to be. Every time I go there, I feel like I'm home. Every time I come back to Boston, I feel miserable. So it's time to start planning a move. Soon. [more inside]
I'm trying to find more about a pair of jumping stilts that I saw at maker faire (2013 Bay Area) that are substantially different form any I've seen online. Does anyone know anything about these - they had a glossy metallic-red (almost Ironman-like?) nearly-knee-high boot instead of the usual clamps, and the spring power seemed to come from a lot of black rubber cording bunched in the rear as if a calf muscle (I don't recall the mechanism, but bungie cording suggests it's different to the blade-spring traditional design). Are these something that can be purchased, or were they a maker-crafted one-off?
What benefits/advantages can a person or a trading company obtain from there in FTZ or FTA? What are the principle beneficial policies over there attracting people? Thanks in advance.
For the last year I have had mild RSI, though it began pretty bad and I quickly changed things up so it would be better. That said, it hasn't gone away and I want to talk to a broader base of experts to try and nip this in the bud before it becomes more than just a nuisance. Ideally, I'd like to find a doctor that specializes in RSI, physical therapists (though I'm sure said doctor could refer me), and then whatever else people know...massage therapists, whatever else could help. But I'm looking for people who really know RSI and have worked with people with RSI before. I'm tired of doctors just saying "this is what happens when you use a computer." I'm in San Francisco, but can travel into the bay area if I have to.
Where can I find a hotel, resort, vacation cabin or non-camping getaway within 100 miles of San Francisco that allows dogs and has EV charging - preferably this weekend? [more inside]
I just realized that a friend's birthday is TODAY, and I'd like to know if there's a way I could order something to be delivered to him in Berkeley. Yes, there are flowers, and fruity edible arrangements, and maybe even singing telegrams. But might there be anything else, something that has a bit of artsy quirky Bay Area magic to it? A teensy letter from The World's Tiniest Postal Service (thumbtackpress.com) would have been lovely if I had only a bit more time. Any ideas for something a bit unexpected and sweet? Many thanks!
I am trying to identify a wild plant at the edge of my property. I live in Montreal. The plant is growing under the canopy of a large maple, and it is growing as a thick colony. The plant resembles honewort (AKA wild chervil – Cryptotaenia canadensis), but it does not have a taproot. Instead, it has rather thin, shallow, spreading roots that seem to give rise to new plants. Each plant consists of three or four smooth stems. At the top of each stem is a leaf divided into three leaflets. Cross-sectionally, the stems are triangular. The leaves and stems smell somewhat like parsley or celery when crushed. Although this colony has been on my property for many years, I have never noticed any flowers, which suggests that they are small and inconspicuous. The plants are presently 30 to 35 cm tall. Please see attached photos. Thanks for your help.
My partner and I are moving from a major northeast city to the Bay Area this summer and are looking for input on the commute/quality of life balance. [more inside]
What are the best resources/avenues/contract agencies to get hooked up with regarding getting a marketing job (digital/online) within the Bay Area (California). [more inside]
Hi everyone, I am looking for recommendations for therapists in or around San Jose, CA (San Francisco would be too far) who take Kaiser insurance, or if this is even possible. I cannot change insurance, and the Kaiser therapist I talked to a year or two ago said they are allowed to prescribe medication and see patients a maximum of once a month, and I would prefer something weekly. If anyone knows of any therapists that somehow are allowed to take Kaiser or have reasonable rates for out-of-pocket pay, I'd be very grateful. Also want to add that I don't need a specialty therapist; this is just general life ennui stuff (some days worse than others). Thanks!
For those with experience in both the Vancouver and San Francisco real estate markets, how would you compare the two? Can you offer any examples of similar neighborhoods? [more inside]
Please list your best, favorite, most interesting object that could be used as a unit of measure for one of the following: area, volume, or temperature. For your answer to be useful I require the object and its measure. The ideal object is unusual but relatable at the human scale. [more inside]
What are your suggestions for a casual, inexpensive restaurant close to a Bart station in San Francisco? [more inside]
Please give me recommendations on good Bay Area cancer treatment centers. [more inside]
Off lease in Oakland, CA. Our landlord bumps rent 8% citing banked rents and capital improvements. Legal justification provided but how can this be challenged to lesser amount without getting courts involved? [more inside]
Cheap wine county hotels/motels/ B&B's? I am planning a romantic getaway in August. We want to check out an area 1-2 hours away from San Francisco, and preferably in Napa or Sonoma. But, if you know of other romantic weekend getaways, we are open to exploring! We have been to hot springs that were also amazing. We are on a budget, but sifting through Kayak and hotels.com is a chore and not always accurate, so we would love your recommendations. Thanks so much!
Looking for cool and cheap day trips accessible from Oakland. Preferably things like hot springs, nature/hiking, cheap wineries, etc. Any recommendations? Thanks for your help!
Where is the dating better for a straight woman: San Francisco or the Peninsula? [more inside]
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]
I'm looking for super-safe, reasonably nice, boring places to live in the Bay area, specifically a location that would allow me to walk to an Amtrak station and use Amtrak to commute daily to a work location that's next to the Amtrak Station in Emeryville, CA. [more inside]
Help an older couple move to the bay area-My parents are interested in moving to the bay area and are visiting this week to check out some possibilities. Do you have recommendations for areas/communities that might be a good fit for them? They are in their 60's and like quiet, peaceful places, natural beauty, the ocean, slower pace, and they don't have a lot of money. They are spiritual and into alternative medicine, holistic health and gardening. Thank you!
We have five area managers who look after a number of sites each (about 10) spread throughout the UK. How can I visually represent this on a map that shows the illogical (or logical) spread of their site distribution (from a distance perspective) Sub comment: I'd also like to be able to esimate the distances travelled if they visit each site x days per year and show the most efficient site per manager. Suggestions for this would be great too.
Fun things to do on a Sunday in the Durham/Raleigh/Chapel Hill, NC area for parents with a 17 year old son? [more inside]
Best practices for moving computer and printer into living area without it looking terrible? [more inside]
So I've lived in beautiful San Francisco, California since 2005, but I've recently started a job down in Sunnyvale. I can take Caltrain down there, but it's an hour's trip plus half an hour on either end to get from home/work to the Caltrain station in question. This is not sustainable, so I'd like to move south. I'm 31, single, and a city boy from way back, so moving to The Suburbs gives me pause. Also, I sold the only car I've ever owned back in '05 shortly after I moved here. So I have two questions: [more inside]
Need new friends in Silicon Valley after a long drought. Where to begin? What works? How do I reboot my life? [more inside]
Calculusfilter. A man is led to the center of a valuable field which he does not own. He coats his feet in blue paint so that his path can be traced. At dawn he begins walking. At a randomly selected time he will be told to stop walking, whereupon he will walk in a perfectly straight line back to the starting point. Then he will be given all the land that has been circumscribed by his blue path. [more inside]
I'm considering an apartment in the Cleveland Heights area of Oakland, CA, specifically near Hanover Ave, not far from Lake Merritt. I'm new to the area and I'm wondering what the general safety of the neighborhood is? [more inside]
SF Bay Area: Please recommend a school (vocational, community college, extension university, etc) for someone (age 27) to begin training for a second career in IT. [more inside]
Boston & surrounding area: What is the best neighborhood for affordable (under 400K) single family homes with a small yard? Safe, family/kid friendly, near public transit, good schools.
Suggest a great wedding photographer in the Bay Area? [more inside]
My friend and I are going on a driving tour of awesome/strange/compelling Bay Area libraries and we're looking for recommendations. The only one on the list so far is the Mills College rare books room. We're open to special libraries, public libraries, academic . . . . the only criteria is that it is not actually in San Francisco (since we have use of a car for the day we don't want to waste it on things she can access via public transportation). Recommendations?
Posting for a friend in Tokyo who is concerned about health effects of radiation. Am seeking referrals for medical doctors in the San Francisco Bay Area who specialize in diagnosis and/or treatment of radiation exposure.
How do I find a good technical recruiter in the Bay Area? Of course, the catch is that I want to maintain my confidentiality due to current job. [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a talented public speaker in the NYC/Boston/Philly/DC/NJ area who can talk to our audience (an NYC non-profit usability professionals' association) about usability, who would be available from March of 2011 onwards? I'm particularly interested in finding people who specialize in designing things like cockpit controls for aircraft, nuclear plant dashboards, radar systems for the military and/or meteorological systems, and the like. I'm a big fan of author and researcher Gary Klein and have asked for his help as well. I'd be grateful for any leads. Thank you.
My wife's birthday is coming up and I am looking for recommendations for a horseback riding stable in the S.F. Bay Area. [more inside]
During a recent trip to the Mission District in San Francisco, I kept hearing a Spanish-language song with a pronounced violin section. What was it? [more inside]
Fun things to do in Oakland? [more inside]
I am looking for the best vintage/used-clothing store in the San Francisco Bay Area to SELL used clothes to. [more inside]
Bay Area filter: Fun things to do solo over Memorial Day weekend? [more inside]
What Bay Area City Is Most Like Baltimore? Like New York Like Boston? Like Philadelphia? Like DC? [more inside]
The Bay area, a pivotal center of technology, finance, home to CAL, Stanford, and many, many literate folks does not have a semi-decent local newspaper. How and why? Can anything be done? ps: the local "news" blogs are really no better (SFist, beyond chron, etc) [more inside]
Can you refer me to a non-profit industries career consultant in the San Francisco Bay Area? I am not so much looking for a headhunter but a career coach. [more inside]
I want to figure out how much a bunch of snow weighs. If I have a relatively even distribution of snow two-feet high and spread evenly across a twenty-four foot circle, where do I start? [more inside]
Dear Metafilter Community, I live in a house full of roommates and I am trying to share my phone’s internet connection on our network so that everyone in the household may have an internet connection. Currently, I am capable of getting my phone to give my own computer internet access (via a Bluetooth Personal Area Netowork under ‘Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Devices and Printers’ in Windows 7), but I have not been able to share this internet connection using the Internet Connection Sharing feature. [more inside]
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