I have family coming in for a funeral this week. Our house is the hub, so I'm going to be feeding a group of 10-12 for 5 days. Any thoughts on comforting foods, that are relatively easy to prepare for that many? I am a good cook, but will have to spend some time at work this week, so I won't have tons of time to devote to this.
posted by sarajane
on Apr 13, 2014 -
Would love to get any advice or experience on good exercises to tone-shape pec area of chest. Any low impact excercises using body weight or dumbell use?
posted by gbcaine
on Feb 20, 2014 -
Hello, My brother and Sis in law are expecting twins in a couple days. What gifts can I send them? It has to be able to ship to Singapore, around $100 (USD) or so, and best if it can ship through Amazon Global. [more inside]
posted by greta_01
on Feb 4, 2014 -
I couldn't find any information as to how Alan Moore goes about writing his comics (namely Watchmen, V for Vendetta, and From Hell). I found an excerpt from his Watchmen script
which shows how incredibly detailed he is in describing each panel. I once read that on Watchmen, it was a back-and-forth between him and Dave Gibbons, where Gibbons starts off with roughly sketching out the panels, gets comments from Moore, gets greenlit, then proceeds to drawing the final version. Any more information on Moore's process? Any other scripts you know of and is his writing as detailed for all his projects as detailed (I know that From Hell has labyrinthine appendices that almost match the work itself in length for example)?
posted by omar.a
on Dec 17, 2013 -
Are there books such as this to help with gaining traction in your career? [more inside]
posted by ladoo
on Oct 26, 2013 -
Do I need to be a resident non profit of a state to be eligible for a grant from that state to do a project about or for that state? Are there general guidelines regarding residency or eligibility requirements all states tend to follow or do I need to dig into each state humanities organization to find out. [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind
on Oct 22, 2013 -
The question came up in a thread on the blue linked within and it was suggested that I come here. How do I tell the story of a disabled student's fight against bullying? How do I not make her a victim while still making an impact? [more inside]
posted by none of these will bring disaster
on Sep 13, 2013 -
In the curious 1975 comedy Linda Lovelace For President
, there's a scene in which, faced with the bankruptcy of her campaign, Lovelace starts inexplicably chanting the phrase "Soda water bottle, have a banana." This is picked up on by members of her marching band, and then becomes a series of calls and responses. The scene, completely safe for work, can be seen here
. What on earth is this a reference to?
posted by eschatfische
on Aug 13, 2013 -
I've struggled with depression for 30 years and have tried multiple medications/treatments, light therapy, Transcendental Meditation, etc. The last modality I had so much hope for was Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation; the treatments actually made my depression worse.
Since we all know of cases where tumorous cancers have disappeared without explanation, I'm hoping someone has witnessed this occurring in a friend or loved one who's been diagnosed with clinical depression?
posted by Jeanne3
on Jul 11, 2013 -
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 -
We are looking for a way to get out of the cold for at least two months during the northeast winter and have been trying to figure out if its possible to rent a small ( one bedroom) place in the coast of Florida. But not near the hustle and bustle of Miami or Boca. We are looking for a laid back sleepy and affordable spot to be and stay warm during Feb/March, any ideas?
posted by privatechef
on Feb 28, 2013 -
I'm asking this for a senior citizen friend. Does he have a right to ask for a reduction in rent for a situation wherein he warned management of criminal activity......but was ignored? [more inside]
posted by naplesyellow
on Feb 23, 2013 -
Can't take the cold Northeast and wonder if Charleston would work? My husband and I recently moved from Los Angeles to the Eastern shore of Ct. for a variety of reasons mainly cost of living and seeking a closer knit community. Now that we have experienced a cold winter ( it's just starting!) we see that it isn't for us. Weather is a big deal and we thought we could handle it but the being stuck indoors, the layers of clothes, the desire to hibernate are all getting to us pretty quick. [more inside]
posted by privatechef
on Jan 23, 2013 -
Please help me articulate and figure out the help I am looking for, from my boss, at work. General tips on how to ask friends for the help you need (depression/ADD/anxiety related) are welcome. [more inside]
posted by ArgyleMarionette
on Jan 2, 2013 -
I'm looking for comic books that are age-appropriate for a 9-year-old boy... [more inside]
posted by dfm500
on Nov 13, 2012 -
I need a unique Christmas gift for my girlfriend that I can purchase now (and have it mailed closer to the time). Help? [more inside]
posted by RaynDrops
on Nov 5, 2012 -
Christmas gift shopping for ladies in the office, need help with ideas and online shops! [more inside]
posted by xicana63
on Oct 29, 2012 -
A young man I know has had some bad luck this year with medical issues. He's on the mend, but is out of a job. I need your best ever advice for how a personable 30-year-old who is bright but not an egghead, liberal without being extreme, a born salesman, and a masculine man can get a job with some sort of future to it. [more inside]
posted by Jenna Brown
on Oct 16, 2012 -
Should I agree with my wife to spend $1000 or more to recover an external hard drive? [more inside]
posted by ljs30
on Feb 26, 2012 -
holiday gift filter: personal finance books for a brainy but somewhat clueless academic obsessed with not retiring in poverty? [more inside]
posted by 5Q7
on Dec 8, 2011 -
What I have: a MacBook Pro running iTunes. What I need: some speakers and a way to get the music into the other rooms of a small house. [more inside]
posted by 5Q7
on Nov 7, 2011 -
Isn't my landlord responsible for payment in cleanup of heavy Hurricaine flood damage to rental? I was told to get Flood insurance for my possessions, which I have, with a limited policy I could only get with Management pulling strings. Now multimillionaire landlord wants me to pay for cleanup through my insurance (which doesn't cover that.) Is this legal in NJ?
posted by Summer05
on Aug 31, 2011 -
"Blues For A Rotten Afternoon" CD filter: can anyone tell me who is singing/playing on "If The Sea Was Whiskey" on this CD? The promo says "No matter what causes the pain, sometimes the only answer seems to be diving into a sea of drink, as Willie Dixon prepares to do in 'If the Sea Was Whiskey.'" Here's a link to a page with samples from all the tracks on this (great) CD.
It doesn't sound like Willie Dixon to me, and the track listing says "Willie Dixon Tribute." Thanks!
posted by purplesludge
on Jul 17, 2011 -
Where would you post an advert for a house for sale in Princeton which would have great appeal for a kayaker or naturalist?
posted by lfeather
on Jul 14, 2011 -
Circle of Life Filter: What terrible thing probably happened to the baby birds on my porch? [more inside]
posted by Buffaload
on May 19, 2011 -
I am in a WIFI-less internet environment at the moment and would like to connect using my Ipad. I am ablt to connect to the internet with my Macbook pro using ethernet.
Is there a way I can create a network using my airport and then connect via Ipad through the network.
Is there a VERY simple way to do this. I am not very knowlegable about networks
posted by citybuddha
on Mar 24, 2011 -
I am trying to sell stuff on ebay. However, my pictures are never as sharp and clear as some others. I have a $130 Nikon and there is adequate lighting in the room. Please help a novice.
posted by Noodles
on Mar 23, 2011 -
I have a job interview tomorrow via Skype; it was supposed to be via the company's own internal system, but alas, we have to fall back on Skype. Tips for making me look good? [more inside]
posted by digitalprimate
on Mar 15, 2011 -
I want to buy a pair of Vibram Five Fingers for a female. She wears a size 7 to 7.5. The VFF size conversion chart only goes as low as size 8 1/8. WTF am I supposed to do with that?
Ladies, do any of you have a size 7-ish foot and wear VFF? If so, what size fits best for you? Looking at the Classic style.
posted by Yunani
on Mar 13, 2011 -
I'm looking for a jacket similar to this
Monocle x Tomorrowland jacket. The original is just a bit too expensive (£ 295) for me. How can i find such a thing? [more inside]
posted by peshay9000
on Dec 2, 2010 -
I'm learning English. When you native English speakers say, "for some", it generally means,"for some people"? Or,for example, "for some reason" is occasionally shortened to "for some"?
posted by mizukko
on Nov 30, 2010 -
I am already blind in one eye, and blindness is slowly progressing in the other eye. I can still see, but I'd like some tips on how to prepare myself for total blindness. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Oct 29, 2010 -
Good Evening! I'm looking for a release liner (similar to the peel off liners that go on the back of band-aids or gift bows) that would stick to the adhesive side of a piece of 2" x 2" surgical tape. Do you have any suggestions as to what type I should use, and if so, where I might purchase it? Thanks much!
posted by htm
on Oct 20, 2010 -
A friend of mine who is an intelligent, hard worker, is looking for a job. She's been applying for a while, and I was truly surprised that she hasn't had an offer yet (academic post-docs) - until I saw her CV/ resume. It is not at ALL well-written. [more inside]
posted by Everydayville
on Sep 23, 2010 -
Men's boots for suits? I am thinking of buying a pair of ankle or shin-high boots to wear and I want to know about pairing boots with suits. I would rather wear lace-ups than have a zip or a stretch band.
posted by parmanparman
on Aug 20, 2010 -
Best email and task management to communicate and track medication schedule of elderly mother. [more inside]
posted by jcbach
on Jul 28, 2010 -
I need some help identifying a character, I think it's Chinese but I'm completely unsure. Can anyone help?
posted by reverendjim
on May 25, 2010 -