What are your tips for getting a young dog to chill out and react reasonably to a situation he finds VERY EXCITING? Our 7 month old puppy is dragging our arms out of our sockets every time we drop him off at doggie daycare, and it's making me nuts. [more inside]
posted by charmedimsure
on Sep 12, 2014 -
I'm repairing a section of picket fence that I had built ten years ago between my yard and the property next door. The fence fell down last spring. My neighbor didn't say anything about the fence or the repairs or property lines until the contractor I hired to repair the fence started putting new posts in the original fence post holes. Then she went even more nuts than she already was. [more inside]
posted by caryatid
on Sep 1, 2014 -
Need attention from guys to feel sane. Feel miserable when in a long term relationship, but when single, want to feel liked by someone just so I can reject them. WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME and where do I turn for help? Lots more details inside. I promise I will try to nutshell. [more inside]
posted by camylanded
on May 20, 2014 -
Facebook is about to drive me nuts but it's the best way for me to stay in conctact with family and friends. What I need is like a power-tool for Facbook, some sort of front-end or standalone app perhaps? [more inside]
posted by Iteki
on Apr 22, 2014 -
Been checking out Pharrell's 24 Hours of Happy
and some of the people don't seem to care what they look like and totally go with it and have fun. Others are decidedly apprehensive. I would probably not even volunteer to do this sort of thing myself.
For those of you who can dance like nobody's watching, or do or say something funny that might grab the attention of the room, or sing karaoke at a bar, etc, I am curious to know what goes on in your head before, during, or after you "perform."
Other ways to phrase this question:
What makes you a ham?
Do you think about what you are doing or going to do, or just go with it?
Why don't you get embarrassed when you do something fun and crazy? Or do you?
What is the payoff for you?
Were you born this way or did you learn it somehow?
posted by thorny
on Nov 27, 2013 -
I am in quite a complicated situation. Would love advice from all in terms of who I am dealing with, and the best path forward. I will try to summarize as much as possible, and please let me know if I am unclear in any area.
posted by pando11
on Sep 15, 2013 -
Disossociating is a frequent problem I experience and I sometimes need to ask friends to help ground me. How can I explain what happens to people with no experience with mental health? [more inside]
posted by kanata
on Aug 25, 2013 -
I am in therapy trying to deal with childhood sexual abuse. I am having a hard time keeping my adult life together and not feeling insane. How do I learn to calm down and keep going instead of wanting to cry every day? [more inside]
posted by kanata
on Jul 28, 2013 -
A family member I am very close to has been abusing laxatives, probably for a very long time (maybe a decade or even more, possibly to the point that it's a miracle she is still alive). She is now gravely ill. It's all very complicated, I'll try to hit the major points without being too lengthy. [more inside]
posted by upatree
on Jul 25, 2013 -
A friend of mine, "X," has recently started to display worrying mental health symptoms. I'm a recent friend of his, and I've been discussing the situation with "F," who has known him much longer. F has also been in contact with X's grandfather, who is his most stable source of familial support.
What is our best move, as friends, to get him help? Details below. [more inside]
posted by 4th number
on Jul 10, 2013 -
I have a job in radio and an on-air persona that invites interaction from our audience. Nice for the station, not so great for me. I have to be polite but firm in cutting people off, but I suck at it. Help? [more inside]
posted by cartoonella
on Jul 1, 2013 -
I've started getting threatening phone calls from my ex's new girlfriend and I'm trying to figure out what's going on. [more inside]
posted by Autumn
on Jun 10, 2013 -
Basically I paid $400 (really cheap rent) for a small room sublet in Bensonhurst and one of my friends with benefits (who I knew for about a month), heard about my situation incidentally and kept on asking me to split rent with him in the Bronx. It's not a particularly bad area and it was financially feasible (he lives alone and his dad pays half his rent just as a nice gesture, so we'd split the remaining amount - $250 a month on me and the rest on him - about the same).
So primarily for financial reasons, as I could save money on rent, I started moving my things and called my landlord to tell him I'm leaving this month within a couple weeks. [more inside]
posted by antgly
on May 9, 2013 -
Company wants to group skype, and everything is working great Except the main conference room, which is about 8x bigger than the others. [more inside]
posted by one4themoment
on Mar 13, 2013 -
I like movies that mostly reflect reality (er...let's say enhanced
reality) but have a pop of wtf-was-that. Like the square
that Mia draws in Pulp Fiction. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee
on Feb 5, 2013 -
My fun-loving, adventure-seeking sister is turning 35 this weekend! It so happens she'll be visiting me in Los Angeles for Thanksgiving at the time. Help me think of something memorable and uniquely weird to do over the weekend to make it a great birthday! [more inside]
posted by captainawesome
on Nov 18, 2012 -
Does this exist: A music video or scene from a movie/ show in which a room decorated with many taxidermy animals (trophy heads and the like) comes to life and start moving and singing? [more inside]
posted by ~Bert
on Sep 7, 2012 -
Treasured "crazy" people in film or literature who give crazy a good name? eg McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest? Others? Jesters, oracles, conspiracy theorists who happen to be right?
posted by Hobbacocka
on Jul 17, 2012 -
Why did my depression go away immediately after I finally started moving towards treating it? Why did it come back? Is this something that's normal when you're trying to treat depression? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jun 3, 2012 -
We have an 1 acre field of grass and a few other plants like dandelions etc. We want to turn it into a garden of heirloom and "open pollinated" food, in an effort to reduce our footprint as well as feed our family and others. The question I have is what is the best way to "break" the ground the first time. [more inside]
posted by mrgroweler
on May 11, 2012 -
Can you find an example from before 1979 of the "crazy string wall" used in movies and television? [more inside]
posted by Mo Nickels
on Feb 22, 2012 -
Should I call or not.. This is driving me crazy... I really don't want to mess up my perfect driving/insurance record and don't want higher rates. I've also heard horror stories about Progressive, and am hesitant to call. This is in Nj
, and I have liability only
. [more inside]
posted by rushtickt0ck
on Feb 1, 2012 -
Rejectionfilter: I'm not that into him, told him and now he's causing drama. How do I navigate this situation?
posted by anonymous
on Dec 13, 2011 -
Help me remember an early internet crazy that lived in NYC, had a Japanese daughter, and was fascinated by the game GO. [more inside]
posted by quibx
on Nov 10, 2011 -
Is impulse thievery a hallmark of mental disabilities? A crazy woman took my pens at a restaurant the other night, and one of her companions claimed she had some sort of mental disability or condition or something. I am inclined to think she was just drunk and obnoxious, but I don't have a lot of knowledge of mental disabilities. [more inside]
posted by 6500xf
on Nov 5, 2011 -
OK, I know this is the perennial AskMe "My cat does this crazy thing" question, and that the answer will be the eternal "because cats are weird", but I want to find out if anyone else's cat does this. When my spouse is laughing loudly, for instance (but not exclusively) in response to being tickled, my cat
will launch himself at him and attempt to bite him (fortunately, it's always been through clothes). This has happened three times. It was not a playful bite, but rather a full-on chomp. The cat is very sweet at all other times, if occasionally a bit jumpy. Has anyone else seen this behavior, or have any idea what's going on, or how to make the cat less reactive to loud laughter?
posted by matildaben
on Oct 25, 2011 -
Has an evaluation been made of the dichotomy between what is implied by the term "wild" in the line "You drive us wild" and what is implied by the term "crazy" in the immediately following line "We'll drive you crazy" in KISS's "Rock And Roll All Night?"
posted by herbplarfegan
on Aug 23, 2011 -
I want to put a sunroof in my 88 Ford F150. Other than leaks , what are some things I need to consider before cutting a hole in my roof ? [more inside]
posted by 70klicks
on Aug 3, 2011 -
Impact on child of lowering child support?
Have been overpaying $1k per month on child support, I'm owed a credit.
Will my child hate me if I lower the support and try to take the credit? [more inside]
posted by MeatFilter
on Jul 31, 2011 -
My health, both physical and mental has been on a roller coaster over the past 3 months. I have undergone many tests and the doctors have said, quantitatively, I am the picture of health; therefore the very real physical symptoms I am experiencing must be due to anxiety. I am open to that possibility, but need more convincing... [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jun 24, 2011 -
The baby crazy has started. My husband is not yet keen on the idea of starting a family, and frankly, we're just not in a good place in life right now. How do I quell these feelings? How do I stop worrying about when and if it will happen? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on May 8, 2011 -
How do I help an organization that is in over its head when I am losing respect for the people (ok, one person in particular!) who run it? [more inside]
posted by Snarl Furillo
on Mar 23, 2011 -
The crazy lady killed my cat, hates my boyfriend, and is acting vindictively again...I am fully prepared to cut her out of my life forever. Should I? [more inside]
posted by thebeagle
on Jan 18, 2011 -
How do I talk to my mother about her depression, especially when I'm trying to create better boundaries but simultaneously plan for my family's future? [more inside]
posted by Madamina
on Oct 25, 2010 -
My boyfriend is supernice and supersweet and this freaks me out. I am not supernice or supersweet and the disparity between us freaks me out. What's wrong with me? [more inside]
posted by LokiBear
on Sep 22, 2010 -