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Short trip idea. Starting point - Texas

SO and I want to take a short trip for his birthday next month (end of August). We have a few ideas, but thought I'd ask you all for some suggestions we may have missed. [more inside]
posted by monologish on Jul 9, 2014 - 1 answer

A few free hours near south end of Central Park on Monday

I am taking a one-day trip to Manhattan. I get off the bus from Boston Sunday night by Penn Station and am busy from 11 am Monday until I catch my return bus from Penn Station at 5 pm. Two questions: What cool thing or things can I do Monday morning for a few hours before my 11 am meeting with friends to eat lunch just south of Central Park? One thought is to just wander that end of Central Park. What would be a good take-out low-carb meal to get to eat as I leave town? Is there any good BBQ in that area to recommend?
posted by BearClaw6 on Feb 1, 2014 - 9 answers

Space abhors a vacuum, but I still want one that works

Please explain to me some things about central vacuum systems and/or steer me towards some good reference materials. I can find tons of websites by googling, but having a really hard time wading through thinly veiled advertising for real unbiased info. Especially concerning replacing the vacuum unit of a pre-installed system. [more inside]
posted by Tandem Affinity on Dec 14, 2013 - 8 answers

Specific recommendations: Car camping on the central California coast?

Five of us from San Francisco and Los Angeles like to meet in the middle along the coast once a year and car-camp for a long weekend. The past few years we've had a blast at Limekiln State Park campground, but it's under new management now and they won't allow us to reserve a specific ('our') campsite. In case we can't get one of the spots we want there, we'd like some backups to make reservations with somewhere between the southern end of Monterey Bay and San Luis Obispo—any suggestions? Hang on, let me tell you what we liked about Limekiln. [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Jan 24, 2013 - 12 answers

Help me make an Itinerary

Help me with my travel itinerary! I want to spend 3 to 4 weeks in Central America and I have the following options! More inside. [more inside]
posted by freddymetz on Sep 13, 2012 - 3 answers

Getting rid of spiders

Spiders! How to get rid of them? [more inside]
posted by pakora1 on Sep 2, 2012 - 7 answers

How much time to you actually have to catch a train at Grand Central Terminal?

How much time do you actually have to catch a train at Grand Central Terminal? [more inside]
posted by Jon44 on May 14, 2012 - 5 answers

What comedian did I see in a Comedy Central special?

Help me figure out what blondish, male comedian I saw on a special that aired on Comedy Central in the early 2000s. [more inside]
posted by lankford on May 9, 2012 - 9 answers

Wordpress blogs "Central Command" Solution?

Seeking recommendations for dealing with many Wordpress sites from one central location. I have a number of personal sites, plus work related sites, and would like a secure, central way to deal with them all – plus a wishpony that is probably not even a spark in some stallion's eye... [more inside]
posted by taz on Sep 29, 2011 - 10 answers

Piano lessons for my niece

How to find a piano teacher. [more inside]
posted by lifeonholidae on Aug 28, 2011 - 4 answers

Seeking a knowledgable TRT doc in Central Texas

Do you have a recommendation for a doctor in Central Texas who is knowledgable about male hormone issues, understands that just because a level is in the "normal" range doesn't make it normal, and is willing to try alternatives before heading straight into hormone replacement? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 2, 2011 - 6 answers

Shake your money maker. You know, for exercise.

Dance Central on Kinect for Xbox 360. Good for exercise? Seems like it could be fun and sweaty. Seems like it could also be really, really annoying. Also, what's the fidelity to actual movements like? Will I really be dancing, or gaming the system by just flicking a limb at the right time?
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Nov 18, 2010 - 5 answers

Great, cheap places to go this winter

TRAVEL: I am a student living in D.C. Where are the cheapest (warm) countries and cities I can go "backpacking" to this winter break? [more inside]
posted by bluelight on Oct 15, 2010 - 11 answers

Help us choose!

TravelFilter: A month travelling central america or india/sri lanka... [more inside]
posted by osloheart on Jul 5, 2010 - 4 answers

[First Aid] Central America: Came across an unconscious boy on the side of the road - how should I have responded?

You're driving in backwater Central America and find an unconscious, bleeding boy lying on the side of the road - What do you do? (Happened to me yesterday) [more inside]
posted by Merlin144 on Mar 20, 2010 - 13 answers

Turn left on Kane Avenue, then right on Infantino and you'll make the next left at the "Hama Garage"...

Can anyone point to resources (online or in print) of fictional city maps, such as maps of Metropolis, Gotham City, Central City, etc.? [more inside]
posted by Slothrop on Jan 17, 2010 - 12 answers

Determining suit size and measurements.

Is there a down and dirty way to determine my suit measurements without going to see a tailor or using anything other than a normal tape measure? [more inside]
posted by Unsomnambulist on Sep 29, 2009 - 10 answers

Do we stay (in NYC) or do we go (to Budapest)?

Following the trail of adventure and windborne caution, my boyfriend and I are kicking around the idea of moving to Budapest next year. Pipe dream or feasible goal? Questions about teaching ESL abroad (ten years after the Central European expat boom, no less!), expat experiences in 2009, Eastern European culture, general questions about Hungary, and... [more inside]
posted by Hwaet on Sep 28, 2009 - 9 answers

How can we most enjoyably spend 1.5 months this summer [in spanish]?

Please help me decide whether to spend the summer in south america or in central america. [more inside]
posted by Acari on Jun 4, 2009 - 7 answers

Caribbean/Central America Trip Ideas in Late April

Looking for recommendations to travel to Central America or the Caribbean in late April. Sunny weather and beach a must. Hiking possibilities also appreciated. [more inside]
posted by groovekiller on Mar 4, 2009 - 5 answers

Gold! Always believe in your soul, you've got the power to know...

I am basing my Masters in International Business thesis on Prof. Barry Eichengreen's 1998 paper, 'Does Mercosur Need a Single Currency?' Although by no means an expert, I've been interested in the Austrian School for a long time and, as a result, am instinctively distrustful of central banks and fiat money. Can anyone direct me to any reputable, well-written and persuasive essays arguing the inherent weaknesses of currency unions in relation to this? [more inside]
posted by Zé Pequeno on Nov 3, 2008 - 2 answers

Recommend me a room for talks and drinks in London, that doesn't cost the earth...

Can anyone recommend a room to rent in central London for an evening do? We'd like the room from 6.30-10 (or so). Needs to be able to hold about 100, with projection facilities, and preferably with the ability to bring our own refreshments (or to have decent and cheap catering).
posted by handee on Sep 2, 2008 - 6 answers

Victorian era travel journals and exploration books?

I'm looking for historical travel journals and books in the public domain. Specifically I'm interested in anything related to Victorian era exploration of the middle east and central Asia. [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Jul 7, 2008 - 13 answers

What's the name of that American Competition TV show...?

What's the name of that American TV show where a woman draped the American flag into a stunning dress without cutting it, and did the photo shoot inside Grand Central Station? [more inside]
posted by russ9595 on Mar 11, 2008 - 3 answers

Valentines Day has left me partially blind

Is there an ophthalmologist in the house? School me on central retinal vein occlusion. [more inside]
posted by msali on Feb 14, 2008 - 5 answers

Garden State Living

We are relocating to Central New Jersey and are looking for recommendations for towns. [more inside]
posted by Papa Mango on Nov 26, 2007 - 21 answers

T-Shirt print shop in London

T-Shirt printed while you wait in central London?? [more inside]
posted by Wilder on Jul 24, 2007 - 3 answers

Drooling A/C must be stopped.

My A/C is making my furnace drool. A lot. [more inside]
posted by mrmcsurly on Jul 19, 2007 - 8 answers

Origin of a drastically false assumption about actual alarm system status?

Where does the idea come from that an alarm company can actually tell whether the system actually is armed? [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher on Jul 10, 2007 - 12 answers

Local or Express?

Help me optimize my daily New York City Subway commute! A good question for those who love transportation puzzles: [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Jun 19, 2007 - 16 answers

I'm leaving on a jet plane, don't know when I'll be back again.

We're planning a ten-day jaunt in Central America. Recommendations for the best scenic, jungly country to visit? [more inside]
posted by Gordion Knott on Dec 4, 2006 - 14 answers

Good vegetarian food in central London?

Restaurants that serve good vegetarian food in central London? [more inside]
posted by hoverboards don't work on water on Nov 16, 2006 - 16 answers

Is it common for US Americans to incorrectly assume that Russian is only spoken in Russia

Is it common for Americans to incorrectly assume that Russian is only spoken in Russia but forget that it is also a common language in the former Soviet states? [more inside]
posted by gregb1007 on Oct 18, 2006 - 37 answers

Love it or leave it

What's the best way to get a job abroad? Specifically in the broad field of computers? [more inside]
posted by youthenrage on Sep 21, 2006 - 6 answers

Help me understand Honduras.

Help me understand Honduras. [more inside]
posted by airguitar on Jan 25, 2006 - 7 answers

central jersey to jfk airport?

Does anyone have any polite advice on driving from central new jersey to jfk airport so to get there for a 7:00 am flight? [more inside]
posted by ProfLinusPauling on Dec 25, 2005 - 7 answers

Good books to read before wandering about Central and South America

Good books to read before wandering about Central and South America for a few months? [more inside]
posted by airguitar on Nov 11, 2005 - 19 answers

Help me not waste water..

watersalvagefilter: Ideas to save water from an inevitable shower.. [more inside]
posted by jwhittlestone on Nov 2, 2005 - 10 answers

Granddaughter visiting NYC

Will be visiting New York City for three days in September. I'll be working but am bringing along my wife and five year old granddaughter. What would be good (fun) activities to keep them (esp the granddaughter) occupied. Will be staying near central park area.
posted by jjcurtis on Aug 15, 2005 - 11 answers

vacation filter - sun and warmth

vacation filter: recommendations for vacation spots in the next couple weeks? - off the beaten path, sun, surf, adventure, tranquility. [more inside]
posted by specialk420 on Mar 16, 2005 - 17 answers

What's the new South Park Commercials modeled after?

It's driving me crazy. There's these new South Park commercials on Comedy Central that's a take on some interstitial, show intro, or commercial from my childhood (born in '76). It's the quasi-pinball roller coaster ad, where the silver ball goes by and flips up 3 flags. What are these ads a parody of? [more inside]
posted by rampy on Mar 10, 2005 - 24 answers

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