I'm on maternity leave now, at 32 weeks, since my job is very physical. I'm still feeling really good, though sometimes a little tired. What kinds of things should I be doing with my day to make the most of this time? What do you wish you had done before becoming a parent? Looking for all kinds of suggestions, from health-related to frivolous splurges.
I have a simple, yet apparently not so simple goal: to have the makings of a Dark n' Stormy delivered to a business address in Manhattan, ideally tomorrow (Friday) afternoon. Viz: Dark rum, ginger beer, limes. Difficulty: I would really like the rum to be Kraken rum for inside joke reasons. Additional difficulty: I am in the UK. [more inside]
I would like to gift some wine to a friend in Manhattan. What's the best way to do this? [more inside]
Dear NYC-ers, I need to have a new baby gift delivered to someone. [more inside]
I need to get word out about a neighborhood meeting next week. I know I can (and will) use email to get the word out. However, I don't have everyone's email address. So I am going to use a paper flyer with the info about the meeting. I need to deliver these to about 150 homes. I can walk around and do it myself. But I was wondering if there were any sources out there to crowdsource this kind of job. What would be a reasonable payment? I need the hive mind to help me.
A relative is recuperating from surgery in midtown Manhattan. I would like to get an awesome cherry pie and have it delivered to him in the next couple of days. [more inside]
We received a mystery package form Amazon, which I didn't order. I have the Order ID number. Is there a way to figure out who sent it? [more inside]
When I use a discount code on a food delivery website (seamless/grubhub/delivery.com) does that money get taken out of the website's cut, the restaurant's payment for food (or the delivery guy's tip?), or is it split somehow, or what? [more inside]
I ordered a jacket from Taiwan on Oct 2. According to the tracking ID, it arrived in Frankfurt on Oct 5. There have been no further updates on the "foreign information" tab since then. Why is it stuck there for 11 days now? [more inside]
Managing gestational diabetes fairly well by eating paleo/low carb and injecting insulin (tiny dose, rarely) when anticipating higher glucose levels. Now I read pregnant women should load carbs shortly before and during the childbirth itself. I'd like to avoid both a carb crash and hypoglycemia during delivery. I also worry about the baby being hypoglycemic if I have high glucose levels during delivery and I'm getting conflicting info (yes, danger v. no, too short a time to impact baby). So, what to eat leading up to and during delivery?
I just got an email informing me that a package I never ordered is available for pick-up in Fineview, New York, which is nowhere near me. Is this a scam? Who is being scammed? [more inside]
A close relative recently had a double mastectomy and is awaiting breast reconstruction surgery. She is still in recovery phase, and is surrounded by her loving and supportive family. Because of work issues I'm unable to visit for a while. I've sent flowers, and made phone calls, but I would like to get something delivered to her either brighten her day or make this time easier or any more comfortable for her and her family. [more inside]
For work reasons, I'm spending this week far from home, which means I'm going to miss my girlfriend's birthday tomorrow. Boo! We're going to make up for it when I get home, but I still want to mark the occasion by having something delivered to her at work. The obvious choice is flowers, of course. But can you suggest something else romantic and sweet that would be less obvious? Something I can arrange remotely and have delivered to an office in Herndon, Va. tomorrow?
Are there any online retailers of snack foods (cookies, candy, pretzels) that will deliver to Norway? I don't understand customs regulations very well, but I think these may have to be stores actually in Norway. I would be paying with a US credit card and am willing to muddle about the site with Google translate and squinting at the pictures.
In a few month's time, I will be recovering from a c-section whilst wrangling a newborn and a toddler. We don't have family here in Sydney so Mr Jubey and I will be coping alone. I'll be freezing meals in advance to help there but our freezer is only small so I'm looking for a meal delivery service for 4 weeks or so til I recover. Endless takeaway doesn't appeal, nor is it healthy long term. I know of Lite & Easy but that's geared towards weight loss and while (hopefully) breast feeding I will need more calories. Can you recommend a good meal delivery service? No special dietary requirements.
Help me deliver a bacon-peanut butter-honey-and-banana birthday donut to someone in Washington, D.C.!
I would like to surprise a friend in Washington, D.C. for his birthday with a special treat; however, it's a donut made in a mom-and-pop store here in Dallas, and I won't be flying up there anytime soon. Can you help me figure out a hack for this? [more inside]
How do I find out which local restaurants will deliver to my address? [more inside]
What happens when flowers are delivered to private houses in Tokyo? [more inside]
Recommendations for meal delivery places for low-fat meals in Anchorage, Alaska? [more inside]
I'm trying to figure out the healthiest carryout/delivery meals I can get for under $25. The catch is that I don't like salads very much, and prefer my vegetables to be chopped finely/covered in sauce/combined with other things. (See my username) I'm in Boston, but I'm also open to general suggestions of what sort of restaurants/items are more likely to be healthy options. [more inside]
I want to buy a $12 item of clothing from the USA and have it delivered to the UK. Can I do this without spending $30+ on shipping? Also, are the Carhartt Leather Fencer Gloves (or something as good) available in the UK? [more inside]
We're looking for an app that will help logically determine which store should deliver to a given customer, based on drive-time. [more inside]
Does the Ikea home delivery service (hjemtransport) at the Aarhus location in Denmark, actually accept goods for delivery on Sunday? [more inside]
I'm having problems with email delivery from Japan to NZ. Too many lost emails causing too many headaches. Any guesses why? [more inside]
I'm looking for a low-maintenance treadmill I won't break within a few years that I can run, jog, and walk on at home at varying inclinations and speeds. Difficultyfilter: Must offer in-home delivery and professional assembly and be able to hold hardcover books up to ~800 pages in thickness, if such a thing exists. [more inside]
Why would a university (with which I have no connection) send me a parcel requiring a signature? [more inside]
Why are emails sent from Exchange 2003 intermittently failing to be received at their destination with no error message? Could this have something to do with signatures added in Outlook? [more inside]
Tipping: Someone sends a big pizza delivery ($100+) to a vendor for a holiday party, but forgets to add a tip when paying over the phone. The people receiving the pizza don't give a tip. The person who ordered the pizza eventually realizes that they forgot, but not until a couple of days later. Anything to do about it, or just let it go?
Is there a Meals on Wheels alternative for an elderly woman living in the Sacramento, California area? [more inside]
How to negotiate difference of opinion between mum and dad on who should be present at baby's birth? [more inside]
What can I do as a customer if FedEx lost my package, which contained a prepaid debit card? [more inside]
I live downtown Toronto and have a wicked fever, an empty pantry, and want to find a grocery store that will deliver some staples to my apartment--ideally by tomorrow morning. [more inside]
I have close family in Orlando (near downtown) that have suffered a major loss. I want to have a nice meal delivered to them tomorrow night. [more inside]
Is it worth it to switch practices just to have a better shot at getting a private room? [more inside]
My parents are going to Minnesota for a hospital procedure and my mom will be staying there in a hotel for an indeterminate amount of time. I'd like to send some food over there for when she arrives -- any ideas for local or great online resources? [more inside]
How do I tell if my newspaper is being stolen or not delivered? [more inside]
North Dallas and/or McKinney area: Food Delivery Suggestions. Not looking for senior or meals on wheels. [more inside]
I am trying to have bottles of wine delivered to clients at different addresses in Toronto, and I am in New York, and would like to do this online if possible, does anyone know any sites? [more inside]
Can anybody recommend an online florist that can accept US payment for delivery in China? [more inside]
Is it possible to get a gallon or two of ice cream delivered on a specific day to an address in Los Angeles? Who should I contact? [more inside]
I can't always make it to my local farmers' market, and I'd love to arrange regular weekly deliveries of organic fruits and vegetables. I'm in London (NW3). Google turns up a ton of possibilities but I'd prefer personal recommendations. Any suggestions? If anybody has suggestions for delivery of organic meat, eggs, or dairy products, in addition to fruit and veg, I'd be interested in those, too.