Help my package not get lost in transliteration! How do I address (Roman or Cyrillic) a package to Moscow? [more inside]
This Friday I have a 7:30 PM flight out of BWI. What time should I leave the Chevy Chase, MD area? What route is best (any construction or other concerns)? I will have a rental car and am traveling solo.
I'll be in Washington D.C. from December 26th to the 31st. I'm staying at the Omni Shoreham in Woodley Park. Please tell me about cheap vegetarian eats, good coffee shops and bars, and free wifi in my neighborhood and elsewhere. [more inside]
Does anyone know of a good printer (online or in Chicago or DC) that can print small-run, custom-sized, double-sided, durable cards? [more inside]
Spots for a DC polar bear swim? [more inside]
Any cool "alternative"/non-fancy/non-clubby new years eve activities in DC or surrounding area? [more inside]
Going to Washington, D.C. next week. Looking for some upscale restaurants and local events to keep me occupied - lectures, film screenings, and the like. I'll be in town from the 11th to the 16th.
I want to give someone a gift card for a cab ride in DC/NOVA. Will this be more trouble than it's worth? Have you done it successfully? [more inside]
Where is the best place to get a white ink tattoo in the Washington, D.C. area? [more inside]
Last minute plans! Tell me the perfect bar in DC for drinking *and talking* this Saturday night. [more inside]
How long would the drive from New Haven to Washington, D.C., take on Wednesday evening? I'm trying to decide how horrendous the experience will be so I can judge whether springing for Amtrack tickets would be worth it. We'll be leaving at about 6 from New Haven. Specific experiences with that drive or a similar one before Thanksgiving would be appreciated.
Looking for a long weekend vacation spot to road-trip to [in the middle/end of December-January] that's about equidistant for driving from Washington, DC AND Atlanta. [more inside]
So I'm thinking of buying a 1 (or maybe 2?) bedroom condo in Washington, DC. Talk to me about the pros and cons of doing this! [more inside]
We are looking for the best food-related stops on our drive from Washington D.C. to central Connecticut. [more inside]
Washington DC museums - What are some good museums in DC for the history of technology, transport, computers, etc. - I do know about the Smithsonian and their Air and Space Museum. Thanks!
Landlord possibly going into foreclosure...what can we expect? [more inside]
Best parking solutions in DC. [more inside]
My husband and I are going to Charlottesville next Friday to Sunday. We're traveling from NYC, and will be doing some light sightseeing in DC before our friends picks us up. What should we do in both cities. We'll have just the morning in DC, and Friday afternoon-Sunday afternoon in Charlottesville. [more inside]
So I broke the tank lid on my toilet, where do I get a new one (tank lid that is)? [more inside]
What kind of doctor can I go to instead of an internist or a GP? I can't find either in the DC area that accepts my insurance, is taking new patients, and that doesn't have at least a 3 or 4 month wait, so I'm trying to determine what specialist would be appropriate to try and get into see. [more inside]
What should my girlfriend and I do on a day trip to Washington DC? We're willing to do a mix of touristy and not-touristy things, so suggest whatever's fun or interesting! [more inside]
How to visit Olmsted parks in D.C.? Without my car please. [more inside]
Can anybody help me out with the DC 52 Reboot continuity? Not continuity with past comics, but within the reboot itself. [more inside]
Recently I obtained (for work-related use) an older arc lamp power supply. It's a Zeiss unit brand-wise but was manufactured by Ludl Electronic Products (LEP) on Zeiss' behalf. It may well turn out that this particular supply isn't suited to our needs (based on the lamp we want to use it with), but I would still like to find some way to determine the pinout of the output connector. Unfortunately, I've had a heck of a time finding ANY schematics for 75 W DC xenon short arc lamp power supplies, and despite my EE degree, I remain baffled following *mumble* weeks worth of ohming-out and circuit-tracing. And at this point I've been staring at the darned thing so long that it's become hard to tell if I'm missing something really obvious or whether it's just futile to expect to be able to determine what pin serves what purpose without a schematic. Long, convoluted explanation beyond the "more inside" button. [more inside]
(Passed on from an ESL teacher friend of mine, who got the question from one of her students...) A group of Chinese businessmen will be coming to DC to study at Georgetown. Their company is arranging accommodation on Michigan Ave. NE, and they're 1) worried about safety, and 2) wondering what the area is like. [more inside]
Itinerary whizzes and Washington DC gurus: can you help tweak my plans for a trip from the midwest to DC for four nights, all under $800-1000? [more inside]
Hi, I'm an average ex hs basketball player. Are there are competitive adult men's basketball leagues in Washington DC? I live on Capitol Hill so not looking to travel very far. I'm also hoping to not have to pay to join a gym to play in that gym's league. If anybody knows of any I would appreciate the info. Thanks, Matt
DC to Pittsburgh by bus on Thanksgiving weekend? Will it be a traffic nightmare? [more inside]
I will be in D.C. over the Columbus Day Weekend (Oct 7-10), recommend some things for me to do. [more inside]
I'm planning on driving from DC to Colonial Beach in Virginia to go to the beach. I went there once last summer and thought it was a nice beach and it's only about a two hour drive from downtown Washington. Are there any other decent beaches in the area (as in less than three hour drive from DC and beaches where you can swim)? [more inside]
Please help me plan a bachlorette party for both brides in DC. [more inside]
Where in DC can I find good training course series about managing a department within a non-profit? [more inside]
We are going to DC this weekend through Tuesday.and would like to know how Bike friendly it is in the Central area of the city. We will be staying close to the convention center and are considering biking around to the attractions from there. Easy peasy? or watch out?
Contractor for drywall and stud repair in / around DC? [more inside]
What are the best "hidden gems" for hiking around DC/Maryland? [more inside]
Washington DC hotel recommendations? [more inside]
How can I build/buy an always-on DC Metro estimated arrival display cheaply and (reasonably) easily? [more inside]
How can I portably power my old slide projector on the go? [more inside]
Explain to a country kid the etiquette of smooching in the city. [more inside]
My sister is about to turn 27 and I'd love to give her a hundred dollars' worth of awesome! in Washington DC. She loves books, museums, coffee, food (but not cooking), and all sorts of quirky/funny/ unexpected things (think Pirate Shop in San Francisco). She lives in Columbia Heights and does not have a car. Ideally, the gift would be something I could order online and have sent to her. Any ideas, fellow MeFites?
I am a new resident of the DC area. What resources should I use to inform a "deep dive" into area museums and attractions? [more inside]
I need recommendations for a women's tailor in DC, please. [more inside]
DCLaw/OrdinanceFilter: Is carrying a torch and pitchfork in Washington, D.C. illegal? [more inside]
How do I find a psychiatrist? I have insurance. [more inside]
I have two DC electric wires: one is positive, one is negative. Without buying anything, how can I tell which is which? [more inside]
Where can I find Southern Tier's Creme Brulee beer in Washington, DC? [more inside]
I'm trying to resurrect an old Casio CPS-85 88 key keyboard. When it was given to me, the power jack was cracked, so I desoldered it and soldered on a new one. No luck; I can't get power (even with a different power supply). So I'm stuck running off of a lot of D batteries. As using D cells is both wasteful and expensive.is there any way for me to rig an external power supply to the battery terminals in a safe manner?
How do I find out when the deck on my old home in Washington DC was built? [more inside]
How long will it realistically take me to drive a UHaul from DC to Boston? [more inside]
Moving to DC from NYC: Is it worth it? [more inside]