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Book Hunt

Hey, could anyone show me where to find the book called "How to make money in your spare time" by 673126? The case is yours Detective Hive Mind!
posted by CyborgHag on Mar 9, 2014 - 5 answers

A board game for 2 geeks and their wives?

We were having dinner parties and after finishing eating playing board games. Both of our household selection is pretty slim, monopoly, apples to apples and dominos. Its been fun but we are ready for something more involved. [more inside]
posted by Sentus on Jan 16, 2014 - 51 answers

Hybrid shopping

Are there any Prius C owners out there? Will I like having a Prius C? I'm considering buying a 2013 Prius C Three or Four in the next few weeks. I test drove one the other day and really liked it. I'm going to do another test drive on the highway to see how it feels. My goal is to make a purchase that last week of December. [more inside]
posted by Cat Pie Hurts on Dec 17, 2013 - 8 answers

Oh the fun you'll have!

Magical video of festive people speaking lines in rhyme about life and fun? [more inside]
posted by Mike Mongo on Nov 25, 2013 - 2 answers

Fun things to do in Baltimore?

I'm surprising the boyfriend for his birthday in early October with an overnight stay in Baltimore. What should we do for the two days we're there? [more inside]
posted by bluloo on Sep 8, 2013 - 24 answers

What is there to do in Pascagoula this weekend?

I'm going to Pascagoula this weekend to see some family. What are some interesting, 10-year-old-kid-friendly things to do there?
posted by jcatus on Jul 19, 2013 - 5 answers

Help me name my car

I will be picking up my brand new Kia Rio EX (5 door, manual transmission, black). I name my cars. Help me name this one like a boss. [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson on Jun 24, 2013 - 33 answers

advice for a newbie soap maker

I just made my first batch of soap. Now what? [more inside]
posted by spunweb on Apr 11, 2013 - 12 answers

NYC for a Not-Cool-Anymore Dad and His Daughter

Really excited to bring my daughter to NYC for her first time next weekend. I haven't been for a few years and never with one of my kids (she's 15) so this trip poses some new challenges. I want her to have a blast, as I have every time I've been there, so I thought I'd see if anyone had any suggestions. Oh, and we get along great and she's awesome and I love her! [more inside]
posted by chococat on Mar 14, 2013 - 34 answers

My Google Fu has failed on this lyric

I can't believe I'm wasting a question on this, but searching the internet has failed to give me a definitive answer. In the song Some Nights by Fun, which is the proper lyric? [more inside]
posted by Ruki on Jan 29, 2013 - 5 answers

The New Name That Blog!

I need help figuring out a name for my brand new personal blog. Snowflakey details to follow. [more inside]
posted by ronofthedead on Nov 2, 2012 - 6 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

Hotels and fun stuff in San Francisco

My girlfriend and I are visiting San Francisco in early December. Neither of us have ever been there. Please help us find a reasonably priced (less than $150/night preferably) hotel in the city. [more inside]
posted by Cat Pie Hurts on Oct 22, 2012 - 22 answers

How do I make a meet & greet photo more Rihanna-ish and less Britney-like?

Does anyone have ideas for fun backstage meet and greet photos? [more inside]
posted by jenny76 on Aug 13, 2012 - 12 answers

Wanted: Bike Routes in New England that meet specific criteria.

Please suggest bike routes in New England that meet some specific criteria. We took our son on a section of the East Bay Bike Path near Providence for his first bike ride last week and he loved it. He sits in an iBert on Mom's bike. We are looking for similar routes. In looking for similar I articulate what specifically I think is good about this path for us in the extended explanation. We can ride weekdays in addition to weekends. Thanks. [more inside]
posted by safetyfork on Jun 25, 2012 - 11 answers

A night to kill.

Engrossing projects that I can finish in one night? [more inside]
posted by functionequalsform on Jun 4, 2012 - 23 answers

Where is this (probably imaginary) swimming pool.

My wife, as a very small child, lived in Ealing and claims to remember a swimming pool with a giant glass wall so you could watch people diving into it from the side. Have you heard of anything like this? [more inside]
posted by Just this guy, y'know on Apr 26, 2012 - 13 answers

Wanderlust

My Italian nephew is the proud owner of a Greyhound bus pass. His pass is valid for two months, he speaks decent English, loves nature, and he is not afraid to sleep on the bus. He just arrived from New York City to Oklahoma City, where he will be based for a while. What loops around the US should he travel?
posted by francesca too on Mar 18, 2012 - 18 answers

SQL Query to find unique combinations

SQLNoobFilter: I am trying to find all unique combinations on a table. Does my simple query do the trick or is there more to it? [more inside]
posted by amazingstill on Mar 14, 2012 - 5 answers

What should I do in Seattle with kids aged 1 and 4 next week?

What should I do in Seattle with kids aged 1 and 4 next week? Staying downtown near the Convention Center. I will have a car. [more inside]
posted by carpographer on Feb 28, 2012 - 18 answers

Music to help combat season affective disorder

Please help me create an uplifting music mix. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jan 11, 2012 - 35 answers

What is a fun/cute way to display a large amount of cash as a gift?

What is a fun/cute way to display a large amount of cash as a gift? [more inside]
posted by heyheylanagirl on Nov 28, 2011 - 35 answers

Bulls versus....? Who would be the best to see?

Now that the NBA has come to an agreement (or is very close to), that means I can purchase an awesome Xmas present for my pops! Which team would be the best/most exciting/fun to see play against the Chicago Bulls? [more inside]
posted by fuzzysoft on Nov 26, 2011 - 7 answers

Hospital Visits Can Be Fun, Right?

My girlfriend is going to be spending the next week in hospital- nothing too serious, but definitely a little frightening!- and I want to spend a lot of time hanging out with her, looking after her and making a boring time a little bit fun. What are some things we can do to pass the long hours? [more inside]
posted by Philby on Aug 24, 2011 - 23 answers

Mom and dad are going out ... but where?

Fun, early-evening date nights in San Francisco for exhausted parents a wannabe-romantic married couple? [more inside]
posted by CruiseSavvy on Aug 18, 2011 - 13 answers

Need suggestions for non-electronic fun

(Posting for non-mefites) Couple in their 30’s, happily married 10 years, no children, they have great weekends, great vacations. However, husband comes home tired from work, default evenings are husband/iPad, wife/computer. What are some playing together or parallel play options? [more inside]
posted by kestralwing on Jul 8, 2011 - 34 answers

If you're in the Eastern Sierras, you have GOT to see...

Things to do in the Eastern Sierras and Mono / Inyo counties, California! Your favorites? [more inside]
posted by jnnla on Jun 30, 2011 - 13 answers

Find This Article on Gender Differences and Free Time

I'm trying to find an article from the past year or two that discussed a general difference in how men and women spend their free time. The article posited that women are more likely to pick up activities that require work/responsibility (volunteering, etc), and men are more likely to pursue activities that are more fun-based (sports, etc). [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Jun 21, 2011 - 2 answers

My alter ego + your alter ego

Last minute role playing date. Ideas on what to bring/do? SO and I are having a date where we pretend we've never met. We're both fabulously rich and famous (in the fantasy, that is...). What's fun/easy to bring as a gift for my date, or to do? [more inside]
posted by powpow on Jun 18, 2011 - 9 answers

Edert land är mitt land!

Stockholm! Give me your recommendations. [more inside]
posted by functionequalsform on Jun 5, 2011 - 15 answers

The ladies are having a bridal shower, the guys are...

My fiance and her lady friends and family are getting together tomorrow for a bridal shower in our Brooklyn apartment. That leaves the guys (all different ages and all different interests) in the family with the chance to go hang out and do male-bonding stuff. I'm going to check to see if there are any interesting sporting events on tv tomorrow afternoon, but that aside, what should we do that will be fun and low-key? Bonus if the place is relatively close to a G train stop. [more inside]
posted by Jagz-Mario on May 27, 2011 - 8 answers

Ideas for activities for a largeish group of faculty/students

I am on the planning committee of an annual event held by my grad program in which the students and faculty do various activities and performances, play games, and generally make fun of each other. I need some ideas, preferably involving laughter and/or making the faculty do slightly embarrassing stuff. [more inside]
posted by quiet coyote on Mar 28, 2011 - 5 answers

Vegas - Senior Style

I'm taking my 65 year old Grandma to Vegas. She's never been. How can I make this the best trip ever? [more inside]
posted by Marinara on Feb 24, 2011 - 19 answers

˙ǝsɹǝʌǝɹ uı ɯןıɟ puɐ op oʇ sƃuıɥʇ unɟ

Fun things to do and film in reverse. [more inside]
posted by XiBe on Dec 15, 2010 - 24 answers

Tell me about Disneyland!

I'm going to Disneyland for the first time at age 24! I'm dying to know... What are your favorite rides? What are your tips/tricks? Memorable anecdotes? Dos and Don'ts? Interesting tidbits? I'm all ears! [more inside]
posted by delicate_dahlias on Nov 9, 2010 - 44 answers

Even Artichokes Have Hearts...

Amelie has turned me onto the occasional and random hobby of taking pictures of myself in photo booths.... [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Oct 13, 2010 - 12 answers

Not handicrafts AGAIN!

I know we've got some fabulously crafty people hanging out on the Green. What have been some of your best appreciated, cheap Holiday projects? [more inside]
posted by Ys on Sep 21, 2010 - 47 answers

Want to start school and get our life on track, but how?

Want to start school and get our life on track, but how? I've made some mistakes in college by not showing up an entire semester so my GPA is 1.05, even the lower university's here in TN like austin peay won't take me because my grades suck. I live a hour away from the two community colleges in my area. I also have to figure out how I'm going to give my family a place to live, I lost my job in missouri and moved down to TN with my mom. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 26, 2010 - 37 answers

I'd like some company.

Socialise me! [more inside]
posted by b33j on Aug 13, 2010 - 22 answers

How to enjoy being alone for 3 days?

How should I make the most of home time on my own please? I am at home and sick on my own. My husband is at a conference for 3 days. What fun stuff should I be doing to maximise the unusual experience of being home alone, without really wanting to go anywhere? [more inside]
posted by jojobobo on Aug 11, 2010 - 13 answers

Beyond Ecce Romani

I took Latin classes for three years but interest has recently waned. Know of any Ancient Roman(/Ecclesiastical/Medieval) page-turners? [more inside]
posted by wayland on Jul 23, 2010 - 19 answers

Summer in the City

I'm going to be in Hamilton, ON for the rest of the summer with a pretty lax schedule, pretty empty wallet and pretty much nobody I know. What is there to do, see and enjoy in the GTA for someone as myself? [more inside]
posted by Throw away your common sense and get an afro! on Jun 24, 2010 - 14 answers

Which Whip should I Wish for? (Help me choose my next car)

My car was totaled, (totally not my fault) and I'm in the market for a newer car (yipee!). I was in a 2003 Mercury Sable and found it was too much car for me, now I'm leaning towards a coupe or smaller hatchback. Help me decide! [more inside]
posted by Advocate, I on May 12, 2010 - 24 answers

Snow peas and carrots/ And MSG snow falling/ Into our stir fry.

What are some fun ongoing games/jokes housemates can play with each other? [more inside]
posted by twirlypen on Apr 12, 2010 - 24 answers

In space, they can still hear eight year olds scream

Space-themed games for a bunch of eight year olds? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Apr 6, 2010 - 14 answers

The peanut is neither a pea nor a nut. Discuss.

What are your "secret weapon" conversation topics? These are the topics that never fail to engage a group of people, are fun, interesting, long-lasting, and non-offensive? Examples inside. [more inside]
posted by TimeTravelSpeed on Mar 9, 2010 - 85 answers

Semi-Colon; moderate pause.

This is an awesome way to learn about grammar and punctuation . Do you have any other recommendations to make this sort of stuff fun?
posted by moocheen on Mar 1, 2010 - 11 answers

Cheap fun activities to do in Malden, MA (Boston) this week

I am traveling to Boston (Malden, MA - to be precise) this week and will be there for a about 2 1/2 days. What would be fun but not too expensive activities for two people (1guy/1girl) without a car in this weather? [more inside]
posted by bbyboi on Dec 20, 2009 - 11 answers

Help me give my husband a 40th birthday he'll never forget

Good "experience" gift for my geek husband's 40th birthday? [more inside]
posted by geekgirl397 on Dec 6, 2009 - 13 answers

What really long lists can I put my name on now to thank myself later?

Long Term Planning: I just submitted my name to the Packer season ticket waiting list, which is supposed to be 30 years long. I don't even live in Wisconsin, but life could take me anywhere in 30 years, and I like the feeling of knowing it might be an option one day. Are there any other lists or similar things I should do now? [more inside]
posted by 2legit2quit on Nov 16, 2009 - 31 answers

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