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Give a city kid a taste of the country

My 7 year old nephew is a real city kid who rarely gets out of his Brooklyn neighborhood. I'm thinking of renting a car this Saturday, and busting him out of the city. What are great places to visit or activites to do within an hour and a half drive of the city? [more inside]
posted by bonsai forest on Sep 16, 2010 - 16 answers

It's been 7 years and I need a shower.

Please help me find this elusive bath set. [more inside]
posted by cobain_angel on Sep 8, 2010 - 7 answers

Online day journal?

Looking for a specific type of online blog/diary/journal.. [more inside]
posted by Kattiara17 on Aug 26, 2010 - 7 answers

Where should I go?

Planning a quick respite. A brief reprieve from the ridiculousness of life. I'm thinking a day out of DC, (maybe) overnight, somewhere picturesque, would be just the ticket! Where should I go? [more inside]
posted by ihavepromisestokeep on Jul 2, 2010 - 10 answers

Word of the day!

Is there a good book word of the day list with nice usable words? [more inside]
posted by lakerk on Jun 2, 2010 - 5 answers

What should we do for memorial day weekend?

I'd like the take the out-of-state girlfriend on a weekend trip for Memorial Day weekend, any suggestions for destinations/activities? [Central KY] [more inside]
posted by all the kings men on May 19, 2010 - 4 answers

Help me figure out what to cook for mothers' day!

What should I cook for my mom for mothers' day? [more inside]
posted by fvox13 on May 8, 2010 - 5 answers

Looking for a romantic, cozy, yet cheapish restaurant for Valentine's Dinner saturday night in San Francisco. Preferably somewhere that takes reservations.

Looking for a romantic, cozy, yet cheapish restaurant for Valentine's Dinner saturday night in San Francisco. Preferably somewhere that takes reservations. [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage on Feb 11, 2010 - 11 answers

How would you make the most of 1 full day without sleep in Bangkok?

How would you make the most of 1 full day without sleep in Bangkok? [more inside]
posted by gttommy on Dec 16, 2009 - 11 answers

Advice needed for an agnostic ESL teacher at a very very Christian school

Help me not get fired from a Seventh Day Adventist School... [more inside]
posted by MostHolyPorcine on Dec 14, 2009 - 18 answers

Bada Bing Book

I've been watching the last season of the Sopranos and am curious about the mob in NYC and NJ today. Can you recommend a book or website that details the modern day Mafia? Or, if power has changed hands to a group other than the Italian one, a book about that group? Thanks.
posted by Sully on Dec 13, 2009 - 5 answers

Les we forget

How is Remembrance Day celebrated in Germany? [more inside]
posted by fantasticninety on Nov 10, 2009 - 17 answers

Are portfolio days for real?

I recently attended a National Graduate Portfolio Day for students interesting in pursuing an MFA. I had a positive response, making me feel confident about my work and its presentation. However, I am suspicious, as I haven't heard anyone telling stories that they were really chewed out or criticized by their reviewers. I actually tried to push some of my reviewers to give me negative feedback, but they were ultimately optimistic. Are these things for real, or are they just a way for schools to talk people into applying?
posted by davidriley on Nov 10, 2009 - 6 answers

Where is a good place to get breakfast near St. Paul's Cathedral in London?

Where is a good place to get breakfast near St. Paul's Cathedral in London? [more inside]
posted by Your Time Machine Sucks on Oct 20, 2009 - 9 answers

Did Mark Twain ever comment on the Seventh-Day Adventist Church?

Did Mark Twain ever comment on the Seventh-Day Adventist Church? [more inside]
posted by Anephim on Oct 6, 2009 - 5 answers

Nighttime worrying

Why does life always seem so much gloomier, and problems more formidable, when you're thinking them over in the middle of the night vs. during normal waking hours? And which perspective is more accurate-- the rosy daytime view, or the pessimistic nighttime one? [more inside]
posted by yersinia on Oct 6, 2009 - 25 answers

Need a northern Jersey soccer camp

Looking for a summer soccer day camp for an 11 year old that's more than a week...in northern New Jersey.
posted by kemah201 on Jun 4, 2009 - 1 answer

Help Finding an Election Day Piece

This is a shot in the dark, but maybe you well-read, politically minded people can help: I am trying to track down a short commentary I remember reading around election day 2008. It was written in a French newspaper, I believe, and it was a short piece, but the basic gist was: "Today we are one with america. that may change later, but today we're one" re: the Obama win. I feel like I saw it linked in Andrew Sullivan's Daily Dish, but couldn't find it in the archives. I was voraciously reading so many sites at the time that I have no idea where it actually was. It was just a beautiful piece and I would like to read it again and keep it around. If it rings a bell with someone, that would be great!
posted by knmr76 on Jun 3, 2009 - 2 answers

Zipcar Update?

Daytrip Dreamin': I've read the previous question about Zipcars in NYC, but it's about a year old and I have some specific questions. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on May 28, 2009 - 14 answers

How to cope with day job / school stress

Help me deal emotionally with a bad case of academic jealousy. [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on May 13, 2009 - 16 answers

Help us plan our day trip in the CO Rockies.

I live in Denver and my parents are coming to town in a few weeks. We thought it would be nice to take them up into the mountains. We don't want to drive for more than a couple of hours and we'd like to bring our labrador retriever. Does anyone have a suggestion of a nice city/area we can visit that is dog friendly? [more inside]
posted by Kimberly on May 5, 2009 - 15 answers

SteakFilter: Help us wow our Mom's with a great steak recipe for Mothers Day!

SteakFilter: Help us wow our Mom's with a great steak recipe for Mothers Day! [more inside]
posted by pghjezebel on May 4, 2009 - 28 answers

But what about the children?

What do people do when they have kids and both parents work? Bonus points if you have answers specific to Concord, NH! [more inside]
posted by Quizicalcoatl on Apr 25, 2009 - 21 answers

Joining MP3 Files Together Based on Date in Filename?

I have a podcast that downloads as multiple segments over multiple days. Its format arrives as YYYYMMDD_showcode_segment.mp3; so, for example, one download might result in files as 20090323_goofa_01.mp3 through 20090323_goofa_21.mp3, and also within the same download 20090324_goofa_01.mp3 through 20090324_goofa_21.mp3. What I'm looking for is a Unix script (shell, perl, what have you) that would look at a directory and look at what dates are represented there, and let me join all of the segments together by day. I can use mpgtx -j to do the actual joining; I'm looking for the code that would let the script determine what dates are in the directory and then get each day's segments united into a single MP3 for that day's show.
posted by WCityMike on Mar 25, 2009 - 5 answers

one novel = one day

Please tell me of good novels you have read where the story all takes place in one day. [more inside]
posted by jammy on Mar 23, 2009 - 34 answers

Let's get philatelical

About ten years ago I picked up an amazing collection of 114 (mint condition, plastic-sleeved) vintage first day issue stamps/envelopes at a thrift store. Been simplifying my belongings and I'm thinking it's time to sell them. Hey you stamp collectors... what are your recommendations? [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster on Jan 19, 2009 - 7 answers

Nokia is now telling me to eat less, why?

My phone (Nokia 6230i) has started giving me tips (which started tonight at 00:06 on the 01/01/09). When I turn on my phone, enter my PIN number and once it's got past the obligatory Nokia splash screen it gives me this tip: Tip Of The Day: Don't Eat Too Much! and here's the photo for you (sorry for the rubbish quality). Can some explain to me what the hell is going on?
posted by nam3d on Dec 31, 2008 - 3 answers

You ever have one of those days?

I'm having an "off day" for no particular reason. Feeling grouchy & peevish. This is dumb. Please help me fix it. [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on Dec 4, 2008 - 54 answers

Am I overpaying for stocks?

Help me understand what I am paying for stocks at Sharebuilder.com [more inside]
posted by SirStan on Dec 2, 2008 - 8 answers

Go big or go home?

The Dow Jones average on November 5th: Is it going up or down, help me decide. [more inside]
posted by clearly on Oct 29, 2008 - 33 answers

investing on losers

Investing/Day Trading -Why is it bad to pick stocks off the losers of the day assuming they will rebound? [more inside]
posted by SirStan on Oct 27, 2008 - 29 answers

Tel Aviv Weekend Trip?

I live in Jerusalem and am going to Tel Aviv for the weekend. I really don't know the area, and am looking for: 1) A good day spa in Tel Aviv Yafo. My solid foam mattress is slowly killing my back, and I am in dire need of a good, strong massage. 2) Discotheque recommendation 3) Other recommendation? Anything? Cool place to visit, shop, good restaurant, anything. I live so close there's a good chance I'll come back too, so it doesn't have to all fit into a weekend. Thanks
posted by howgenerica on Sep 9, 2008 - 0 answers

get behind the thrift store

i'm heading to birmingham, alabama from new orleans to see tom waits at the alabama theater next thursday (yea!). my compadre & i would like to hit some thrift stores along the way. anyone have any good recommendations for thrifty places along i-59 between these two cities? thanks. [more inside]
posted by msconduct on Jun 26, 2008 - 3 answers

Make my mom's day!

So what are you getting for your mom on mothers day? [more inside]
posted by keep it tight on May 6, 2008 - 32 answers

How do I send Tofu Panang to my mother?

How do I send Tofu Panang to my mother? [more inside]
posted by JJ Jenkins on May 2, 2008 - 6 answers

Help me find some awesome hiking in central CA.

Where are some good day-hike areas along the CA central coast? [more inside]
posted by kdar on Mar 12, 2008 - 8 answers

When should I be born?

When should my new birthday be? [more inside]
posted by JimmyJames on Feb 22, 2008 - 58 answers

last minute surprise for my single girlfriends on vday

This is a ridiculous question. It's 12:20AM Valentine's Day morning. I suddenly want to send flowers (or some other encouraging vday-ish gift) to a quite a few of my single girlfriends at their respective workplaces. Am I crazy, is this doable and how?? [more inside]
posted by pinksoftsoap on Feb 13, 2008 - 18 answers

Day labor hiring centers in central LA?

Can anyone recommend a day labor hiring hall in Los Angeles? [more inside]
posted by YoungAmerican on Feb 1, 2008 - 5 answers

Fluorescent flat caffeine lights / It's furious balancing

What online reads can you recommend on the subject of circadian rhythms and rituals, preferably from an anthropological and/or historical point of view? [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Jan 13, 2008 - 6 answers

Daily reading

I want to send to few people (myself included) few pages from a book of my choice, every working day, so we could for example, read complete "Catcher in a Rye" in a month or so. Does anyone know some online service that I could use for such purpose? I found only "Chapter-a-day" services, but I want to use book of my choice.
posted by leigh1 on Nov 28, 2007 - 14 answers

What's going on with my local AM station?

Every since the daylight savings change last weekend, my favorite local AM talk station only comes in sporadically. What in the world could be going on? [more inside]
posted by kbanas on Nov 9, 2007 - 9 answers

Where does my garden grow?

Where on my new/proposed property is there sunlight throughout the day? [more inside]
posted by rush on Jul 10, 2007 - 5 answers

Outdoorsy adventure near Manhattan

City boy gets a car: what are some spur-of-the-moment outdoorsy-type things to do within two hours drive of Manhattan? [more inside]
posted by kmtiszen on Jul 7, 2007 - 11 answers

Fathers Day Dilemma - My 6 year old has stumped me!

Father's Day Filter: How to best handle this day for my son whose father has no contact with him because of molestation??? (LONG) [more inside]
posted by workinprogress on Jun 13, 2007 - 38 answers

Visit L.A. on memorial weekend?

A few friends are coming to visit me in San Diego next week. We want to spend a few days in L.A. walking around, seeing the sites, and going to the getty. Is it a bad idea to go this Sunday and Monday on memorial weekend? I'm worried that the crowds will be larger than normal and some of the stuff will be closed down. We could definitely post-pone it till later in the week. Please let me know what you L.A. folk think, thanks!
posted by meta87 on May 24, 2007 - 5 answers

A Day To Celebrate Fields?

What exactly IS a "field day"? (inspired by this comment)
posted by schleppo on Apr 23, 2007 - 11 answers

The Perfect Day!

Help me give my fiancée the best 'awesome day' ever… [more inside]
posted by honeyx on Mar 1, 2007 - 20 answers

Commuting from NYC to Berea, KY

NYC to Berea, Kentucky. Best ways to travel back and forth, about 6 roundtrips over the course of 3 months? Low cost is very important, but not quite so important that I could stomach the 19-hour Greyhound ride every time. Can't find any budget airlines that go NYC-Lexington. Some cheap flights BWI-LEX and some NYC-Dayton -- maybe those are my best choice even with the added time/cost on bus legs? Finally, anybody know approx. taxi cost Lex-Berea (for times when Greyhound schedule doesn't fit with my plane)? Thanks!
posted by lorimer on Sep 3, 2006 - 6 answers

Sick day activities

I'm home sick from work today, but not bed-ridden. Are there any small life-maintenance-type projects I can do while I'm home? I've already cleaned out my email, done laundry, searched for new music, organized my digital photos and checked out my daily sites. Suggestions?
posted by commasplice on Aug 3, 2006 - 20 answers

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