A close relative recently had a double mastectomy and is awaiting breast reconstruction surgery. She is still in recovery phase, and is surrounded by her loving and supportive family.
Because of work issues I'm unable to visit for a while. I've sent flowers, and made phone calls, but I would like to get something delivered to her either brighten her day or make this time easier or any more comfortable for her and her family. [more inside]
posted by newpotato
on Apr 15, 2013 -
I Know what "snook"is. Could you tell me what this gesture is named? With one's thumbs in one's ears wiggling one's fingers (and one's tongue in the air ...will you sing..something like na-na-na-nah-naaar?) What does it mean?
posted by mizukko
on Sep 15, 2011 -
Help me identify a movie or tv show based on a half-remembered scene involving a bar patron ordering whiskey and water. [more inside]
posted by 1f2frfbf
on Oct 26, 2010 -
When my girl returns from a 6 week trip, I want to do something cool and quirky and romantic for her as a surprise. Nothing necessarily big and tacky or public and embarrassing.
She doesn't like "objects" too much -- she's more of a road trip, beach night, indie-mix-cd kind of girl. We write a lot, so I don't want to do anything like that. I made her a CD for the flight there, so not that either. It could be a gift, or an experience.
We do not live together. It doesn't have to be something immediately when she comes back. I just wanted to do something sweet that was a little more out of the ordinary for us. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jul 18, 2010 -
In the HBO series Rome
, people who are making formal speeches often make very stylized gestures with their hands. What do these gestures mean? [more inside]
posted by cider
on Feb 8, 2010 -
Who does the media often show many anti-Western Muslim leaders in a pose with the index finger pointed skyward? [more inside]
posted by xetere
on Nov 30, 2009 -
Does anyone know the game "kawanoo" or "Quano" (sp)? It is a complicated rock paper scissor type game that uses hand gestures along with words (african)? [more inside]
posted by Black_Umbrella
on Feb 27, 2009 -
Help me find out more about this gesture, where a person licks their finger and either points to the ceiling or draws a line in the air. [more inside]
posted by asras
on Jul 1, 2008 -
When men of Arab nations bow at the hip and roll their hand in front them (usually to dignitaries), what is it they say?
posted by PoopyDoop
on Mar 19, 2008 -
Reliving My Youth Filter: Watching ye olde Talking Heads "Once in a Lifetime" video on YouTube, I note that I've never actually got the skinny on what the significance of the "hand chopping the forearm" gesture Byrne makes is. [more inside]
posted by maxwelton
on Oct 16, 2007 -
I have a friend who is stockpiling Klonopin for his next suicide overdose/gesture. He currently has 180 2mg tablets of Klonopin. Is that enough to kill a 350 lb man? [more inside]
posted by RussHy
on Aug 9, 2006 -
VDayfilter: Woman I like, have for a while. Close friends for years, and she knows how I feel. Have pretty much stayed away from the old 'nice guy' just hang out stuff for the last year, but we still get together for a drink once or twice a month. Other than the occasional fun here and there, we are both single. [more inside]
posted by SpookyFish
on Feb 13, 2006 -