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Looking for name of short film of Mexican woman's coffee routine, c '70s

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.
posted by Berry on Aug 17, 2014 - 8 answers

How do I hair???

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]
posted by wintersweet on Jul 23, 2014 - 48 answers

How can I find cheap flights from Turku Finland to any other EU country?

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!
posted by denimchair on Mar 1, 2014 - 5 answers

When I come home to you San Francisco, your golden sun will shine for me

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]
posted by Cat Pie Hurts on Feb 25, 2014 - 13 answers

Have you seen these alt. jumping stilts? (Bay Area Maker Faire 2013)

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?
posted by anonymisc on Nov 5, 2013 - 2 answers

What are free trade zone (FTZ) and free trade area (FTA)?

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.
posted by caladesi on Sep 27, 2013 - 1 answer

Do you know of any RSI experts in the bay area, ideally SF?

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.
posted by wooh on Sep 19, 2013 - 7 answers

I need to get out of town in my electric car with my dog. But where?

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]
posted by Gucky on Sep 5, 2013 - 2 answers

Small lovely gift that can be delivered today in Berkeley?

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!
posted by red_rabbit on Sep 4, 2013 - 5 answers

Identification of a wild plant

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.
posted by kirsti on Aug 22, 2013 - 9 answers

Shorter commute vs interesting city?

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]
posted by sidewalkchalk on Jun 4, 2013 - 19 answers

Finding a job in marketing (digital) in CA (SF/Bay Area, San Jose etc)

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]
posted by pakora1 on Feb 28, 2013 - 3 answers

Recommendations for therapists in the Bay Area

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!
posted by madonna of the unloved on Jan 23, 2013 - 6 answers

Comparisons between Vancouver:San Francisco neighborhoods and real estate costs

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]
posted by thewalrus on Dec 5, 2012 - 4 answers

Unusual objects and their measurements

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]
posted by safetyfork on Nov 19, 2012 - 37 answers

Casual dinner near Bart in SF

What are your suggestions for a casual, inexpensive restaurant close to a Bart station in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by shesbookish on Aug 29, 2012 - 11 answers

Factors to consider when choosing a cancer treatment center

Please give me recommendations on good Bay Area cancer treatment centers. [more inside]
posted by pluot on Aug 15, 2012 - 6 answers

In Oakland, CA our landlord bumps rent 8% citing banked rents and capital improvements. Wowsers.

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]
posted by ezekieldas on Jul 31, 2012 - 6 answers

Romantic getaway hotels near Bay Area?

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!
posted by tessalations999 on Jul 30, 2012 - 7 answers

Day Trips for Cheap?

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!
posted by Equiprimordial on Jun 13, 2012 - 7 answers

where is a better dating location, SF or SF peninsula?

Where is the dating better for a straight woman: San Francisco or the Peninsula? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 8, 2012 - 12 answers

Suggest some Bay Area (peninsula) neighborhoods that will meet our needs

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]
posted by paddingtonb on Mar 16, 2012 - 13 answers

Safe and boring places to live on the Amtrak train route near Emeryville, CA?

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]
posted by StrawberryPie on Mar 7, 2012 - 10 answers

Possibly moving to the bay area?

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!
posted by tessalations999 on Feb 5, 2012 - 17 answers

Area manager territories and regions

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.
posted by trashcan on Jan 23, 2012 - 3 answers

Looking for things to do on Sunday in NC

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]
posted by maxg94 on Oct 7, 2011 - 12 answers

Office Space

Best practices for moving computer and printer into living area without it looking terrible? [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Sep 27, 2011 - 19 answers

Moving from SF to Silicon Valley - need advice on cars and housing

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]
posted by anonymous on Sep 19, 2011 - 10 answers

Me, 3.0

Need new friends in Silicon Valley after a long drought. Where to begin? What works? How do I reboot my life? [more inside]
posted by veryblue1 on Sep 10, 2011 - 10 answers

Next step: solve in three dimensions

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]
posted by foursentences on Aug 30, 2011 - 89 answers

How safe is the Cleveland Heights neighborhood in Oakland, CA? Advice needed!

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]
posted by starpoint on Aug 28, 2011 - 10 answers

Good, reasonably priced Bay Area IT Schools?

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]
posted by KimikoPi on Jul 24, 2011 - 7 answers

Curious about Boston area

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.
posted by flesti on Jun 2, 2011 - 6 answers

Suggest a wedding photographer in the Bay Area

Suggest a great wedding photographer in the Bay Area? [more inside]
posted by wubbie on May 1, 2011 - 12 answers

Recommendations for Bay Area libraries to visit

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?
posted by gingham on Apr 25, 2011 - 19 answers

Bay Area MDs who specialize in radiation exposure?

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.
posted by Napoleonic Terrier on Mar 23, 2011 - 5 answers

need a head hunter

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]
posted by anonymous on Dec 13, 2010 - 8 answers

Seeking Presenters For Our Audience

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.
posted by uxplanner on Nov 22, 2010 - 3 answers

Bay Area horseback riding where you can actually Giddy-up?

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]
posted by joyride on Oct 19, 2010 - 7 answers

Help me identify this Spanish-language song I heard in San Francisco!

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]
posted by ciocarlia on Sep 28, 2010 - 8 answers

Fun in Oakland?

Fun things to do in Oakland? [more inside]
posted by tessalations999 on Sep 23, 2010 - 14 answers

Looking for vintage store

I am looking for the best vintage/used-clothing store in the San Francisco Bay Area to SELL used clothes to. [more inside]
posted by serunding on Sep 1, 2010 - 3 answers

Bored in the Bay

Bay Area filter: Fun things to do solo over Memorial Day weekend? [more inside]
posted by mingodingo on May 28, 2010 - 13 answers

Bay Area Equivalents...

What Bay Area City Is Most Like Baltimore? Like New York Like Boston? Like Philadelphia? Like DC? [more inside]
posted by LudgerLassen on May 4, 2010 - 39 answers

bay area newspaper blues

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]
posted by macadam9 on Mar 18, 2010 - 13 answers

Non-profit career counseling?

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]
posted by anonymous on Jan 20, 2010 - 1 answer

How do I weigh snow across a circle?

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]
posted by bode well carapace on Jan 13, 2010 - 22 answers

How do I share my phone’s internet connection with multiple computers on a wireless home network?

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]
posted by thallium205 on Dec 31, 2009 - 6 answers

Where should I stay in Manhattan?

I'm visiting New York for an interview at 5th and 46th in 10 days. Where should I stay? [more inside]
posted by RachelSmith on Dec 26, 2009 - 13 answers

moving to san francisco

Is there anyone who has experience living in San Francisco and can give me advice about moving there? [more inside]
posted by bananaskin on Dec 12, 2009 - 19 answers

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