As an American who spent most of my life in big cities, I am now moving to the English countryside. I want to hear about other people's experiences with the transition from city to country life and what they do for entertainment.
posted by xyla2000
on Jul 7, 2010 -
1.5 months in Japan and I'm loving it. Now that I'm used to the neighborhoods, and had a few great mini-travel experiences, I want to push myself and my time here more. Help me plan adventures? [more inside]
posted by elephantsvanish
on May 13, 2010 -
I want to spend a year or two of my life going across the United States on foot or on bike, and don't know where to start or how to finance such a trip. [more inside]
posted by LSK
on May 2, 2010 -
CoffeeTableBookFilter: Anyone know of a book full of maps, particularly if those maps show the changing borders of countries in various time periods? [more inside]
posted by sdis
on Mar 31, 2010 -
Rolling Stones ~ Meat Puppets ~ Silver Jews ~ Pavement => ?
Recommend other musicians who make wryly amusing ramshackle music. [more inside]
posted by quosimosaur
on Mar 10, 2010 -
How do I mount cross-country ski bindings? I'm a technically adept individual with the appropriate tools, but info (beyond "take it to the shop and let a pro do it!) is seemingly hard to find online... [more inside]
posted by c0nsumer
on Feb 16, 2010 -
I've just been watching the fascinating BBC documentary on stag weekends and prostitution
. Whilst quite comprehensive with its conclusions, It got me wondering about how legal prostitution in the UK would be perceived. My question, then, is: what is the public opinion of prostitution in Amsterdam (and other such places). I remember during my time in Amsterdam asking the owner of a flower shop where the red light district was and receiving the most disgusted look I've ever had in my life. I sort of suspect that many people may share this sentiment, but please add your thoughts and experiences! Thanks.
posted by jhighmore
on Jan 14, 2010 -
I would like to know if I took a bank loan in another country and had the money wired to me here in the US, around 160K, if the IRS would tax that amount. I called them and apparently they didn't know because they could not answer the question. I will have to pay back that loan so i would imagine that the amount wouldn't be taxed here (as long as i prove to the IRS that i got the loan).
posted by Giovanna123
on Sep 3, 2009 -
Is there a name for the use of one chorus to mean entirely different things based on the context of the verse the chorus follows? Can you name further examples? [more inside]
posted by jefficator
on Aug 20, 2009 -
My boyfriend, a classical bass musician, is a music snob when it comes to country music. What country music should I make him listen to in order to prove that the actual music arrangements behind country music are just as good as other genres?
posted by quodlibet
on Aug 20, 2009 -
I will be in the Bahamas for ten days for work. My wife will be back here in the States taking care of our two small children. I am worried that I won't be able to reach her. Will my cell phone work? Can I call her from the Bahamas, and can she call me? [more inside]
posted by Spyder's Game
on Jul 21, 2009 -
I'm curious about teaching English overseas and if anyone has done this and is willing to share their experiences with me. [more inside]
posted by Unred
on Jul 12, 2009 -
Country Song-ID help: very little to go on. A friend was in a bar in Nashville
last weekend, and wants to ID a song she heard (DJ, not live music). The only lyric she remembers is "stay off my hit list". Not much to go on, I know. I assume it's a recent song, but can't guarantee that. Googling hasn't helped. Thanks for any help you can give! Hmm..posting at 7:30 on July 3rd might not be the best idea. Oh well.
posted by inigo2
on Jul 3, 2009 -
Help me with a site or source for finding out if charges were filed against a driver involved in an accident
in Weld County, Colorado. Colorado State Police is the investigating agency, from what I can determine.
posted by Man with Lantern
on Jun 2, 2009 -
What are my options for caring for 2 cats while I'm out of the country for months at a time? [more inside]
posted by jpg15
on Mar 31, 2009 -
I have a pair of old 75mm Nordic Norm cross country ski boots. They're leather on the lower half and 'foamy' synthetic on the upper half. The problem is, the 'foamy' synthetic is supposed to be covered with some kinda of vinyl, but like most older xc boots, it seems that the coating has flaked off of my boots.
Is there anyway I can make this foamy section weatherproof? Can I stop continued flaking?
posted by brandonjadams
on Mar 9, 2009 -
Camping spot near Savannah, GA that isn't populated by RVs? Looking to head out 2-3 hours north or south to find a primitive camp site with a group of 5 friends. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by apipameme
on Feb 19, 2009 -
How do I operate early 90's vintage Salomon Automatic2 cross country/nordic ski bindings? Where can I find pictures/instructions on this binding? Can these bindings be adjusted or repaired? They're the original SNS standard and I still have the boots.
posted by Dreidl
on Jan 2, 2009 -
I"m looking for a winter aerobic activity to keep my fitness level up for mountain biking. Cross country skiing is one of them. What should I buy and how hard is it going to be to learn? [more inside]
posted by unSane
on Nov 27, 2008 -
Please help me find awesome alt. country\indie folk\country-influenced pop bands. Examples within. [more inside]
posted by !Jim
on Oct 27, 2008 -
America -> American. China -> Chinese. Iraq -> Iraqi. Are there any rules about converting a country name to its citizen/adjective form? [more inside]
posted by rq
on Oct 17, 2008 -
Name this rednecky country supposedly patriotic ballad! (Mentions guns, freedom, voting, change)... [more inside]
posted by imjustsaying
on Oct 3, 2008 -
Looking for bits and pieces for 'No Country for Old Men' Halloween Costume...Anyone know where I can get a 'Javier Bardem' looking bowl cut wig ?
posted by ashepp
on Sep 29, 2008 -
Does anyone have any tips or strategies to help in learning a new language when living in a foreign country but not doing a formal study program? [more inside]
posted by andoatnp
on Aug 8, 2008 -
Where to live, where to live? So, I know this question has been asked a couple
of times before
. But, I think my situation is a bit different (with some important constraints) and I am seeking both actual and anecdotal advice on where to live in this wonderful world. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by copernicus
on Jul 25, 2008 -
Do hillbillies still exist in the US? I am refering to the type of people who lived like families parodied in the Beverly Hillbillies television show (which I loved growing up). Any well-known studies/books of the hillbilly lifestyle and origins? How true to hillbilly life were the clothes, accents, lifestyle of that show?
posted by vizsla
on Jul 9, 2008 -
LocationScoutFilter: I'm looking for an historic home in Michigan that can stand in for a 19th Century English country manor (this is for a low-medium budget film.) Google has disappointed, but I thought there may be some MI historical-society types that could help out. The film is a period piece, so they should be places sitting on at least a couple acres.
posted by skammer
on Jul 7, 2008 -
Looking for a good guide about what to do when moving from America to a foriegn country generally, or moving to Israel specifically, or advice about anything that I should be sure not to forget. [more inside]
posted by andoatnp
on May 30, 2008 -
I've always thought of early rock and country as being populated by men who might have done very bad things if they hadn't done music, and I want to hear some songs that prove it. Dale Hawins' Susie Q
has that vibe. Charlie Feathers' That Certain Female
seems like a song Mr. Blonde
would bop to. I'd like to hear some other songs that feel just as... raw? Intimidating? I'm not quite sure. I think it's a "know it when I hear it" situation, and I'm hoping someone else has heard it and knows it.
posted by ictow
on May 19, 2008 -
I want to plan a trip for my bf's birthday. I live in TEXAS and want to find a cool cabin that sleeps at least 6 people with access to fishing. I would prefer a secluded area where he and his standoutish tattooed buddies can be noisy and not have to deal with neighbors or uptight rednecks.. [more inside]
posted by madmamasmith
on Mar 10, 2008 -
Do you know any tricks for skiing down small hills while cross-country skiing? I mean without falling down, which is my current style. [more inside]
posted by chippie
on Feb 24, 2008 -