A while back someone ran a personality test called The Cube on me. I've also played a similar game whereby each participant in turn says "I have never done [name of activity x goes here]" and the others around the table have to drink if they have done x. Can you recommend any other fun games, personality tests or quizzes that can be used in social situations, can be easily memorised, don't require much in the way of additional materials and help you get to know others better? School-age, juvenile stuff is perfectly acceptable!
How to make my meeting NOT boring! [more inside]
Concrete ideas of things to do with a nine-year-old boy in the Baltimore, MD area. I am going to be the Big Sister of a boy in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program, and as much as I love doing things this kid likes and things kids like in general, I'm having a heck of a time trying to come up with specific activities--for example, I can't exactly schedule an activity day for sword-fighting or reading. [more inside]
Why is work not fun? [more inside]
Co-workers have been out of the office this week staying at a hotel on the other side of the country and I've kidnapped their toy for ransom. How to proceed using this third party? [more inside]
Los Angeles Adventure Lunch? Coed coworkers seeking adventurous and / or interesting and / or secret neighborhood and /or back alley fun lunch today, Friday, October 17th, 2008. Starting in Burbank. [more inside]
It's my Kryptonian birthday, and other than destroying Superman, I'm out of ideas for what to do in the Boston area. [more inside]
I am a student in Critical and Curatorial Studies in Toronto and some class-mates and I are going on a field trip to Pittsburgh this Thursday - Sunday. We will be seeing all the museums and galleries but I was wondering if you could suggest any concerts, cool events, vintage shopping areas and anything of interest going on.
diy tech-filter: I will be teaching a 45 minute class for 7th & 8th graders title: Technology. What I do in there with them is COMPLETELY up to me, which is both neat and scary. It will be extra-curricular so I can run with things. I'm looking for activities that include building, making, designing, are CHEAP or FREE and would appeal to inner city kids who love technology but don't really know how it works. [more inside]
Midnight activities for a 4-year-old that he wouldn't get a chance to do during the day? My son is having an EEG tomorrow during the day. They want him sleep-deprived so he'll sleep without sedation. I'm supposed to get him up for the day at 3:30 am. He's not a morning person at all, so to keep him awake I'm looking for exciting things to do/observe/etc. that wouldn't be possible during his normal waking hours. We're in the east end of Toronto near the Don Valley, so both big-city and nature/wildlife type activities may be possibilities.
My workplace (retail; caters to a local university almost exclusively) recently celebrated Talk Like a Pirate Day. It was awesome fun. They want a list of other fun holidays they can celebrate, especially ones that occur during the month of September or January (the only months that we have enough employees to make it worthwhile). Could you recommend any other fun holidays? If all else fails, could you help us make up some holidays (and please mention if they're made up)?
What are your favorite family games? [more inside]
Help me plan a short father-daughter outing! [more inside]
I need advice with modding/hacking my PSP. I have info and have tried and failed. Help! [more inside]
Am I in the beginning stages of a "no strings" relationship? Not that I mind. [more inside]
Inexpensive awesome in Copenhagen? [more inside]
CardGamesFilter: International or unusual card games I can play with 2 other people? [more inside]
I'm looking for a big, isolated concrete or asphalt lot in San Francisco that butts up against a tallish brick wall. I want to be able to bounce hard rubber lacrosse balls off of this wall for hours at a time and never be bothered by anyone. Anyone know of a place like this?
I am looking for new things to amuse and delight a two-year old in an urban setting. Most activities are for slightly older kids, so other urban parents, any tips or tricks for fun activities we can do together? Bonus points for Boston-specific suggestions. [more inside]
Where around socal can I meet other aspiring electronic do-it-yourselfers? [backyard imagineering] [more inside]
Where to stay in Amsterdam? Fun times, easy and inexpensive (see inside)...help? [more inside]
Off-the-wall, get the day started with a smile activity for a small retreat. [more inside]
Bored on a lazy Sunday afternoon? How about helping me come up with ideas/suggestions on how I should plan an urban scavenger hunt? [more inside]
What should I do alone in Chicago? [more inside]
What are some activities to do with an injured friend who needs to get out of the house? [more inside]
There are hidden and secret bars in NYC (Manhattan) and there are really secret. Some need phone numbers. I need your help. [more inside]
We're thinking about driving up to Montreal for a 4-day weekend next week -- 2 adults and a 7-year-old girl. There hasn't been a "what to see and do" post about Montreal here since 2005, so tell me what's to see and do these days with a focus on family fun. [more inside]
I just found out that the contract that I am working on will be ending at then end of the month. I'm elated. I've been in a rut for a while, and this seems like the perfect opportunity to shake things up. What now? [more inside]
'Office Outings' and 'Team Building' ideas in the Seattle area. [more inside]
How can I cultivate a quicker wit? [more inside]
I would like to find a link for a short video clip of a video game that meets certain criteria. It will go into a presentation to elementary school teachers, as a quick backdrop to a point about interactive games that will be used in school, and that will be fun while challenging kids to think and learn. (It won't itself BE that game; it just has to plausibly look the part.) It needs to have some connection to an outer space theme. [more inside]
Going to Montreal next weekend (June 6-8) for pure recreation. I'm looking for great restaurant recommendations, for breakfast, lunch and dinner. [more inside]
Whats fun to do in Chicago this weekend? [more inside]
What is the very best water park for 30ish folks to enjoy in the NY/NJ area?
Help me with Wii + Projector + 18 foot wall = Massive Fun [more inside]
I need a really great, somewhat poker related prize (or a couple of prizes) that will cost less than $1200. I'm giving it away in early August (somewhat flexible on the date). [more inside]
Public pillow fight... public water balloon fight... I need more ideas for silly, childish fun to organize in my city! [more inside]
Help make news and daily trivia more interesting! [more inside]
Seattle, what am I to do with you? Also, where am I to eat? [more inside]
help me find carnivals in San Diego - not just right now, but in general. [more inside]
I am looking for online magazines to submit art/literature/experimental/fun articles to. I think 'The Believer' magazine is a good example of the type I crave. UK based would be best, but not completely necessary. [more inside]
What are some fun/mischievous things to do with 60oz of Easter grass? [more inside]
ApartmentTechnologyFilter: What sorts of fun DIY technology projects can I use to improve the apartment-living experience for my roommates and I? [more inside]
How do I get people to try new things? [more inside]
Help me be generous, but not too generous. I'm doing a guest lecture tomorrow evening with a bunch of masters-level students that incorporates a simulation exercise in groups. On a whim, I'm thinking it would be fun to spice things up and award prizes to participants/groups based on various criteria...but of course, I'm (a) not willing to break the bank on it; and (b) not prepared to give up a lot of time (nor do I want to look like I'm trying too hard to be liked, because I'm not - I just think the experience will be more fun for everyone, and chiefly myself, if the students have a sense that there's an ante). What can I give away that's no more than $1-2 per student out of pocket, but not totally lame? [more inside]
What are some good board games from my group of friends? [more inside]
What activities, in or around Boston, would create an amazing birthday evening for my delightfully nerdy, almost-27-year-old boyfriend? [more inside]
Help me find some good ideas to put a cellphone dummy (as in not a real cellphone, but a plastic one) to some fun use [more inside]
After a complete transformation, I need to practice flirting, in New York. [more inside]