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Will good Fall color extend into October in Telluride, CO

My wife and I had to move our road trip to the Telluride area back a couple of weeks to the first week of October. I'm worried that we will be greeted with bare aspen trees! I know that the timing of peak color can change from year to year, so I realize that any advice is just a best guess. So, are we in luck? Thanks!
posted by Don_K on Aug 21, 2014 - 7 answers

Help diagnosing a sudden, sharp abdominal pain from injury?

A middle-aged female neighbor, Rachel, fell down a long flight of carpeted stairs yesterday while sleepwalking. She seems okay and says she's very fortunate as she hit everything several times including her head. They made the decision not to go to the hospital and we neighbors did our best to help. Today she's doing very well but we wonder from her description of a sharp pain upon landing whether she might have a fractured rib. I've already read this post about rib fracture. [more inside]
posted by R2WeTwo on Jul 15, 2014 - 7 answers

Where can I get interlocking rubber play surface mats in the bay area?

I am looking for something like these for our backyard. They need to be designed for outdoor use and rain. You can find similar ones online, but since these are really heavy, the shipping costs are as much as the mats. Are there any local retailers in the bay area that will sell small quantities to an individual? I have Amazon Prime but have not found anything Prime-eligible that looks decent.
posted by benzenedream on Apr 10, 2014 - 3 answers

What's up with this post-fall soreness and bruising? Should I worry?

Two and a half weeks ago, I tripped and fell (with maximum drama and embarrassment) at work. I landed on the bottom of my knee (beneath the knee cap) and shin with great force onto a hard surface, concrete covered with berber carpet. It's still developing new and odd bruising (details within) and is still remarkably uncomfortable. The skin and knee bones don't hurt, but the soft tissue is very ouchy. Is this a "deep bruises take time to heal" thing or a "Martha, get your bruised self to the doctor" thing? [more inside]
posted by mostlymartha on Apr 4, 2014 - 11 answers

Spring and Fall Games

There are summer and winter versions of big sports events such as the Olympics and the X Games. Are there spring and fall-based sporting events too? If not, why not? Are there any sports that are specially seasonal outside summer/winter?
posted by divabat on Feb 10, 2014 - 10 answers

Is this a liability case or just one for my insurance?

Yesterday, my partner slipped and fell while dropping our kid off at preschool. Every possible option about how to handle this makes me uneasy. You're not my lawyer, but that's okay, because my question is not if I can call I lawyer (or let my insurance company do the same), but whether I want to do that... [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 6, 2014 - 36 answers

Slipped down stairs and hurt my back, what is my best plan for tomorrow?

A few hours ago I slipped and fell down half a flight of stairs, injuring my back. How important is it that I see a doctor? Is there anything I can do to make going into work tomorrow less terrible? [more inside]
posted by matcha action on Jan 5, 2014 - 13 answers

I need an excellent Thanksgiving dessert!

I need a Thanksgiving-related, autumn-inspired dessert to bake. I would like something with some manner of fall seasonings like ginger or cloves that will make the house smell like the holidays. I am not looking for pumpkin pie (other pumpkin recipes are welcome though). [more inside]
posted by Viola on Nov 15, 2013 - 25 answers

How do concussions work? Does this sound normal?

My father is suffering from a severe concussion. He was making great progress but all of a sudden, things have worsened. I have researched/googled concussions but everything is so clinical. I'm looking for real experiences/anecdotes so I can understand what's happening to him and what we can expect. [more inside]
posted by silverstatue on Oct 30, 2013 - 15 answers

'Tis the Season for Plaids, Browns, and Tweed...

It is autumn in the U.S., but I am visiting New Zealand next month, where it will be spring. This is my first time to the southern hemisphere, and I'm wondering what I will encounter! Do they even know that it's pumpkin spice latte season there? [more inside]
posted by aabbbiee on Oct 16, 2013 - 14 answers

You've got that autumn feeling.

Autumn/fall is my favorite season and I love the feel and experience of the leaves changing color, the chill in the air, and traditional fall activities. The episode "Kiss and Tell" from Gilmore Girls, for example, centers around an autumn festival and has this sort of atmosphere. Could you give me some movies/documentaries/tv shows/episodes that also embody autumn?
posted by holmesian on Oct 7, 2013 - 14 answers

How can I find this pumpkin spice whiskey?

I had no idea how much I wanted a pumpkin spice whiskey until I turned up this via Facebook this morning. But! It's only sold in New England! I can't find anywhere to buy it online and I don't know anyone who lives in New England. Am I out of options? Please let me know if you have any ideas/suggestions for obtaining this. (I live in Seattle, if that helps.) Thanks!
posted by skycrashesdown on Sep 17, 2013 - 10 answers

Vacation Destination for Thanksgiving Weekend?

Trying to decide on a location for a mini family vacation over Thanksgiving weekend, with me, my dad, and his girlfriend. Seeking suggestions for where to go and what to do there. [more inside]
posted by milkweed on Sep 16, 2013 - 10 answers

Kids' books for autumn and Halloween?

What are your favorite children's books about autumn and Halloween? [more inside]
posted by ryanshepard on Sep 3, 2013 - 25 answers

What's to like about having a fall birthday?

I’m currently expecting my first child, who is due around Halloween. I have some minor and probably totally inconsequential—yet nagging—worries about her expected birthdate, and would love if those of you who are late fall babies OR a parent of a late fall baby would come in and assuage my concerns. [more inside]
posted by anderjen on Aug 7, 2013 - 75 answers

I dated a bad boy and now I don't know how to get over him.

I recently dated this guy whom I have to admit I liked him a lot for the sex in spite of everything else I hated about him. He is your definition of a player, he is hot and cold, talks to you one weekend, and not talk to you the next. After three months of hot and cold behaviors, I have finally decided to let him go but inside I am still hurting. Any heart to heart advice? [more inside]
posted by Likeashadow on Apr 2, 2013 - 15 answers

Hand Injury

I fell badly yesterday, and ever since my right hand has been alternating between quite painful and fine. Do I really need to go to the doctor on Easter Sunday? [more inside]
posted by tooloudinhere on Mar 31, 2013 - 7 answers

fall date ideas for when the sun is down?

Casual weather-appropriate evening date ideas for two nerdy 20-somethings? [more inside]
posted by sarahnicolesays on Oct 24, 2012 - 10 answers

hobo baby needs clothing help

For the first six months of his life, baby machine has lived pretty exclusively in onesies & sleepers. Now that the weather is turning colder he's still in sleepers but I'm wondering whether they are going to be enough. So mostly he's been a hobo baby with many wraps and sweaters and blankets that make going places slightly daunting. What did your small child wear that worked for fall/winter? [more inside]
posted by machine on Oct 14, 2012 - 18 answers

I want to be a cool (weather) biker dude

Help this newbie cyclist figure out what he'll need for cool weather cycling. Bonus points for: Colorado. [more inside]
posted by ecorrocio on Sep 27, 2012 - 18 answers

Falling down without injury

I am very, very clumsy. I stumble, bump into things, trip, and actually fall with frequency. Accepting that, can you teach me best practices for falling with minimal injury to myself? [more inside]
posted by peachfuzz on Dec 19, 2011 - 41 answers

Fall-ing

What rhymes with 'fall'? [more inside]
posted by unSane on Dec 13, 2011 - 46 answers

'Tis the Season for What?

What are some food things/crafts/hobbies you can only do during certain seasons, or in certain climates? For example: freeze distillation is only good when it's freezing out, canning is only useful when it's harvest time for a fruit. [more inside]
posted by soma lkzx on Nov 4, 2011 - 19 answers

Missing my Canadian autumn...

How do I bring the awesomeness of autumn to a very rainy and cold part of Norway? [more inside]
posted by snowysoul on Oct 4, 2011 - 9 answers

Highway accessible Maine lodging

I would like to take my family leaf-peeping in Maine in our new car next weekend... [more inside]
posted by Rafaelloello on Oct 2, 2011 - 6 answers

Fall Color in WY not to miss?

I've got a week or so to drive around Wyoming, and northern Utah. (Coming back via I70, spending a day in Crested Butte.) Leaving Friday afternoon. What fall color should I absolutely not miss? [more inside]
posted by notsnot on Sep 20, 2011 - 3 answers

Bats and pumpkins and skellingtons, oh my!

I need the perfect public domain image for my Hallowe'en postcards! [more inside]
posted by WidgetAlley on Sep 19, 2011 - 8 answers

Wintertime Prep

Young preppy guy looking to add some new items to my fall/winter wardrobe! [more inside]
posted by Funky Claude on Sep 16, 2011 - 11 answers

Planning a scenic drive to see the fall foliage in Vermont

Experiencing the fall foliage in Vermont, by car, from NYC, in 2.5 days. Help me plan! [more inside]
posted by Opal on Sep 11, 2011 - 12 answers

Please don't take my sunshine away...

What small rituals or activities prepare you mentally for the onset of fall and winter and then help you get through the bleak, grey cold? [more inside]
posted by WidgetAlley on Sep 9, 2011 - 54 answers

Weekend getaways near NYC- birthday edition!

Looking for suggestions for weekend getaways near NYC! Help me plan my EPIC birthday! :) [more inside]
posted by lovelygirl on Aug 29, 2011 - 7 answers

NorCal Backpack Filter. Looking for a seasonally appropriate backpacking trip in the latitude of Prairie Creek Redwoods, Trinity Alps, Shasta, Susanville for this weekend.

NorCal Backpack Filter. Looking for a seasonally appropriate backpacking trip in the latitude of Prairie Creek Redwoods, Trinity Alps, Shasta, Susanville for this weekend. [more inside]
posted by sisquoc15 on Nov 8, 2010 - 1 answer

where to find fall colors in nov (in SE USA)?

what part of south east US is likely to have the best fall colors (foliage) over the next week? [more inside]
posted by shalam on Nov 3, 2010 - 8 answers

(Boston) T-accessible fall daytrip

(BostonFilter) T-accessible foliage daytrips -- where to go? [more inside]
posted by anotherthink on Oct 19, 2010 - 20 answers

Do warm, comfy, stylish, inexpensive, flat winter boots and shoes exist? Where?

Looking for very warm, comfortable, inexpensive, stylish, low-heeled knee high boots or shoes for fall/winter. Also, good arch support needed. Help me wade through what's currently available. [more inside]
posted by cmgonzalez on Oct 16, 2010 - 13 answers

Fall Garden Help!

What should I plant? [more inside]
posted by tessalations999 on Oct 6, 2010 - 6 answers

Cooking 2 duck legs + 1 duck breast simultaneously.

How best to cook 2 duck legs + 1 duck breast for dinner? If I can do it in one dish, that would be best! Details inside. [more inside]
posted by rubadub on Sep 10, 2010 - 14 answers

What do creative people drink in the fall?

I'm looking for the most delicious and creative fall/winter themed cocktails. Caveats and bonus point opportunities inside. [more inside]
posted by deep thought sunstar on Sep 2, 2010 - 20 answers

fall maine trip

fall in bar harbor/acadia: good idea? what to do? [more inside]
posted by anya32 on Jul 29, 2010 - 15 answers

A 10-track introduction to the music of The Fall

Help me put together a 10-track "introduction to The Fall" mix CD. [more inside]
posted by porn in the woods on Jan 18, 2010 - 30 answers

OW! My ribs!

How long does a rib injury take to heal? [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad on Dec 1, 2009 - 18 answers

Thanksgiving Vodka?

Vodka That Tastes Like Fall? Since I do my Thanksgiving a week or so after everyone else, I have time to infuse a massive jug of vodka with seasonally appropriate flavors for the festivities. What infuses well and tastes like fall/thanksgiving/etc? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Nov 24, 2009 - 21 answers

quiet beachy birthday romance

Awesome, romantic getaway in proximity to nyc? Secluded, autumn beach spot preferred... [more inside]
posted by pearl228 on Nov 2, 2009 - 5 answers

Will I kill the poor, defenseless plants?

Is late October late to plant some shrubs in the PNW? [more inside]
posted by Zoyashka on Oct 23, 2009 - 4 answers

Non-Disneyfied apple picking options in GTA?

Are there any non-Disneyfied apple picking options around GTA? [more inside]
posted by setanor on Oct 6, 2009 - 5 answers

October book suggestions

Woohoo, it's October! Lets get some Autumn/Halloween reading suggestions! [more inside]
posted by CZMR on Oct 1, 2009 - 18 answers

Do these lederhosen make my ass look awesome?

Where in the SF Bay Area should I celebrate Oktoberfest? [more inside]
posted by JimmyJames on Sep 22, 2009 - 6 answers

Slowly the west reaches for clothes of new colors ...

Tell me of your favorite poem to welcome the autumn. [more inside]
posted by jammy on Sep 20, 2009 - 22 answers

Beyond pumpkin pie, cider and turkey - your favorite autumn party recipes?

Autumn is almost here where I live! Tell me your favorite autumn party recipes, with some restrictions listed inside. [more inside]
posted by librarianamy on Sep 16, 2009 - 10 answers

I'm tired of eating faux-souffle.

I've made four cakes, and two of them have fallen. Enough with all the plates of beans -- please help me overthink (and correct) my cakes. [more inside]
posted by Ms. Saint on Jun 26, 2009 - 11 answers

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