I recently moved to Durham and the family members I know are all out of town this weekend. I have a car and I like art things, queer things, feminist things, book things, music things. What can I do to entertain myself over the holiday weekend? And, bonus question: how do I make friends and meet dates (outside OkCupid) in Durham? I'm funderemployed for the time being and am seeking excitement to fill my days.
Hey, so I'm getting married this October in North Carolina, and I'm wondering what my bachelor party should look like. I can't think of anything to do besides fishing and camping. What are some other fun ideas? Caveat: no drinking. Probably 5-10 people will be on the trip, tops.
A young baby in our family is very alert, active and friendly and my sister and myself both found ourselves referring to her as 'canny'. But when we were asked what the word means, and why it applies to her, we couldn't quite explain it. Is there any one on here, probably from the North of England, who could have a go at explaining 'canny', meaning and usage (and possibly derivation?)
Can you recommend a female marriage counselor in Durham, NC? Or, failing that, any good female therapist who can help me make sense of my marriage?
We are going to Chapel Hill for a long weekend, starting 1/1, and are very seriously considering moving there from Brooklyn. I've read previous threads on the Research Triangle area, and we may have an appointment with a realtor set up, but we're not quite sure how to prioritize what areas/streets/towns we see, and, in particular, don't want to end up driving around aimlessly, especially with a 7 month old in the backseat. Mefites, please help us organize our time so we can make an itinerary! [more inside]
Every year our family gets together for a post-holiday dinner at a restaurant near our house, in Durham, NC. People are coming from all over the region, so a potluck would be difficult. We normally do this at Golden Corral, but they are booked at our preferred time, and my partner and I just really, really don't like Golden Corral. What are other restaurants that can handle our party? (Details within.) [more inside]
Sooner than any of us would like, we're going to have to put one of our cats to sleep. I've never done this before. Looking for a Durham, NC area vet who can come to our home, and for a pet cremation service. [more inside]
Artemis is an awesome cat in Durham/Chapel Hill, NC, who walks, runs, and jumps, but not as well as she should. One vet, in March, found nothing wrong; another, in June, saw she was walking oddly and said to wait a while to see if it got better on its own. Now I'm looking for a vet with expertise or interest in feline musculo-skeletal issues for the next steps. [more inside]
We are a couple in our mid-50's and are looking for some specific things in our next move; more temperate weather than the North East where we are now; progressive thinking people, good food and a thriving food scene, ability to buy a house for less than $350K, low property taxes ( less than $5K) within driving distance (45 minutes is the max) to a major airport and open-minded people. We are both entrepreneurial and active, love the outdoors and nature and want a small yard for a garden and to be near some kind of water be it a large lake, river or coast. We are considering Portland Ore. or Durham NC. We are still working and work for ourselves. Anyone have an opinion on either or both?
What should I do during a 4-day trip to Durham? (Bonus: no car.) [more inside]
TherapyFilter: For a friend--I am looking for a lovely therapist in the Durham, North Carolina area (and reasonably nearby regions as well). The therapist would preferably be more interpersonal or psychodynamically/psychoanalytically oriented versus cognitive-behavioral or purely supportive, be queer-friendly, and also have some experience treating anxiety disorders. Feel free to MeMail or e-mail me if you do not want to post publicly. Thanks, MetaFilter!
Recommendations for a tattoo artist in Durham, NC? Bonus points: super-skilled with fine detailed lettering [more inside]
We are visiting Raleigh/Durham for a weekend to see if it's a good fit. What kinds of things should we do? [more inside]
Help us decide where to live - options inside! [more inside]
Where to sunbathe / splash around in Durham, NC? [more inside]
The McTootsalot family has outgrown our home, and we’re looking to move this summer. We love our area (Durham, NC) so if we could we’d love to just move into a larger house down the street that could accommodate our growing clan. However, there is a caveat: schools. How much importance we should place on schools? [more inside]
I am moving to the Triangle in North Carolina but work from home so a commute is not an issue. Recommend the best neighborhood(s) in the entire region! [more inside]
I'm moving to Durham, NC. Help! [more inside]
MakeMyMindUpForMe-filter: If you were a not-so-young-anymore grad student to be, and had to choose between spending the next 6(ish) years of your life in Durham or Chicago, which would you choose on a purely lifestyle basis (academic/$$ considerations being relatively equal), and why? Looking for experiences of those who have lived (not necessarily studied) in either (or both!) places. Semi-relevant details inside. [more inside]
Dear Ask MetaFilter, I never thought this would happen to me: requesting recommendations for a private house cleaning service in Durham, NC. [more inside]
I need more coffee shops/restaurants in the Durham/Chapel Hill area to study in. Requirements: decent seating and wifi. Plugs a bonus but not a requirement. [more inside]
Shoe stores with skilled fitters and quality shoes in the Research Triangle, North Carolina, USA? [more inside]
I am moving to Durham, NC, to start a position at Duke's Fuqua School of Business. I have narrowed down my housing search to certain neighborhoods but I am curious how convenient they are to get to my job. [more inside]
What is it like to live in Durham, NC? [more inside]
How does one arrange power-of-attorney at short notice in North Carolina? [more inside]
Experiences with Durham Transportation Center? [more inside]
I am looking for interesting places to photograph in the Durham, North Carolina area. I'm into old architecture, specifically places where I might be able to ask people to pose. (I prefer pictures with people and go around Toronto asking people's permission). I have a car and be there from Friday noon to until Sunday evening. Thanks!
Roadtrip filter: Recommendations for things to see, places to eat, cheap but nice places to stay for a US roadtrip - Itinerary follows... [more inside]
Best spas or resorts near Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill? Think "pampering." [more inside]
I want to go to there, but I need your advice on where "there" is. Starting point: Toronto. Range: any land within 100 km (60-ish miles) of High Park, but I can go further for something really special. Means of transport: my trusty steed. Time frame: now until November-ish. I'm looking for great routes or awesome destinations, urban, rural or suburban, like the best roti in Scarborough, a tiny potter's studio somewhere in Peel, or a gorgeous path by some body of water that isn't Lake Ontario. I want to go somewhere to do something neat, like picking apples or riding horses. And this is not Torontofilter or bikefilter. I'm looking for creative ideas from anyone, anywhere. [more inside]
How can I come to grips with my persistent desire to move? [more inside]
I want to hire a professional carpet cleaner in Chapel Hill / Durham, NC. Requirements: getting hard-to-clean, oddly-stained, cheap berber carpet looking good; strongly prefer no scent left behind; would love to get this done soon. Any suggestions? [more inside]
What districts/streets/apartment buildings do you suggest I check out on my mini-vacation to Raleigh, North Carolina. I plan on moving there in the near future and I want to find a place that's in the middle of the action. [more inside]
Cozy & quiet, not-too-expensive lunch or brunch for 6-8 vegetarians, one pregnant, in Durham, NC. Where? [more inside]
What are the best places to buy interesting and inexpensive used furniture in Durham, NC? Things like dressers, tables, upholstered chairs.
I'm looking for a good dentist in the Durham/Chapel Hill, NC area. [more inside]
Where can I shop for racquetball racquets in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area? [more inside]
Help me find new and/or offbeat things to do in central North Carolina--any suggestions? Bonus if it's just as easily enjoyed alone as with company. [more inside]
My roommate is heading to central North Carolina for a few days this month for a romantic getaway with his long distance girlfriend, and they are looking for some romantic getaway ideas. [more inside]
What are some of the coolest/oddest things to photograph in the Chapel Hill / Durham / Carrboro, NC area? I'm looking to do a photography project with no human subjects, and want to highlight the weirdest stuff I can find in the area. Things like Clyde Jones's Critters, the old concrete hippo in Bolin Creek, the doll-head car, even the grout-pun men's room on campus... the more minute, obscure, and odd, the better. Ugly is A-OK. I'll photo landmarks, graffiti, vehicles, abandoned things, and maybe even Mark Jacobson, since I don't think he counts as a human subject. Nothing is too stupid to photograph, as long as it's reasonably accessible to the public. I'll head to Durham, Orange, and northern Chatham Co. in search of the bizarre, the off-center, and the just-plain-idiotic.
Specific Raleigh NC downtown question [more inside]
North Carolinian MeFites: Please fill me in on the treasures of the Raleigh-Durham area in preparation for a visit . . . [more inside]
Where can I find estate/antique jewelry in the Triangle area? [more inside]
Where can I play pinball in Durham, North Carolina? [more inside]
Am I crazy for thinking of living in Durham, NC without air conditioning? Considerations: I get really really hot, have a somewhat crazy internal thermometer, I have lots of books, and I don't want to be miserable. Problem: we found a super cute house and it doesn't have AC. What to do? [more inside]
Help a child psychologist find a job working with children in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. [more inside]
What do you think of Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill? [more inside]
Where should I go next weekend? I live in Durham, NC and would like to keep the drive under two hours. Key points would include: really great B&B or eco-hotel (treehouse? massive windows looking outside?), great walks or cute town nearby, a body of water (lake, ocean, inlet) or nice woods, clean lines rather than frilly, or luxurious rather than old-lady-B&B. It would be great if you could recommend a specific place (Asheville is too far away for this weekend), or better yet, a specific hotel/B&B/inn. Pretend that money is no object, but I'd like to keep this under $200 a night (less is better) if possible; if a really unique place came up, I'd splurge. [more inside]
What are some good neighborhoods around or in the Raleigh/Durham NC area ? (MI) [more inside]
Heading to the Raleigh/Durham area for 4th of July weekend to visit my brother. To (hopefully) avoid traffic, we'll be leaving pretty early in the morning, but it's a relatively short drive, and both my brother and my sister-in-law have to work that day, so we'll have a good 6 hours to kill before they get home. Any suggestions for a) a good place to get some lunch once we arrive and b) interesting places to visit, either in Raleigh/Durham or along the way? (I'd ask my brother, but he just moved there himself about 2 months ago.)