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Can you dig it? Can I?

Is there anywhere I'm welcome to go fossil hunting along the Connecticut River in MA? Greenfield's closest, but down toward Springfield isn't out of the question.
posted by Lou Stuells on Jul 1, 2014 - 1 answer

Where do I find real people with quirky yet destructive obsessions?

I'm working on a project at work about "unique or unexpected obsessions" related to technology, competition, health and fitness, animals, hunting, gaming or anything that is non-sexual or substance-related. I'm especially interested in how these so-called obsessions/addictions have impacted the subjects' relationships, careers, finances, etc. Where do I find people with weird yet intense obsessions that affect their everyday lives? I feel like I could use some inspiration, so any feedback would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
posted by Lillitatiana on Feb 19, 2014 - 33 answers

Be my career counselor?

I'm a college biology major. Everyone I know is applying to medical school, but the idea of medical school scares me. I'm not qualified for jobs in my field. Can you help me identify alternative jobs or careers? I have some experience with radio, GIS, and computer-y things like Python. [more inside]
posted by A. mellifera on Feb 12, 2014 - 19 answers

Barnett Jackal vs. Wildcat Crossbow

I'm trying to find an entry-level crossbow for my husband. Correct me please if I'm wrong, but it looks like Barnett is a good brand and I've read that the Jackal is a decent entry level one. But I've noticed that there is one call the Wildcat and I can't figure out which is better. [more inside]
posted by kitcat on Nov 29, 2013 - 5 answers

Hunting education

I want to learn how to hunt for food. I have zero background in this. I am a woman living in Chapel Hill. I would like advice and perspectives on the best way of going about learning this skill efficiently and proficiently. [more inside]
posted by corn_bread on Sep 12, 2013 - 20 answers

How should I address an illegal hunter?

This neighbor has a famously bad temper (having had the police visit his home approximately once every year or two for domestics), so I don't want to engage him. But he has begun target shooting with a bow, using my property as a range. I'm looking for the safest way to address this issue. [more inside]
posted by grudgebgon on Aug 13, 2013 - 21 answers

Gobble, Gobble!

I want to hunt for my own turkey in California this fall. I've never handled a gun before. How do I make this happen? [more inside]
posted by tealcake on Jul 31, 2013 - 11 answers

Finding graphic design jobs in Canada

I was reading interviews with various successful graphic designers, and realized that most of them cold-called their future employers and sent them samples of their work. Are there any resources out there that list design studios, book publishers, editors, writers, ... that one can send work to? Is it possible for an immigrant designer to gain an edge on the competition in the graphic design job-hunting game in Canada? [more inside]
posted by omar.a on Jul 18, 2013 - 2 answers

Help me find a new job in the UK

[UK Job Hunting] I'm looking for a new job and my usual roster of recruitment agencies and contacts are failing to come up with anything either interesting, in London or at my level of seniority. If you were hunting for a senior position role in London right now, what places/companies/services would you be using or doing? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 13, 2013 - 4 answers

How do I land my dream job with little experience?

I'm about to enter the work force with a Masters degree and little applied work experience. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by northxnorthwest on Jun 1, 2013 - 11 answers

Where to look for industry job positions and how to effectively apply?

I know this question is big, but would like to glean any useful information for job hunting. I will graduate from my post-graduate study in five months. The time is not abundant for job hunting for a foreigner without citizenship. My study area is agricultural engineering and bio-environmental/bioenergy engineering. Do you know if there is any company that may have positions based on this background? Do you know if there is any suitable website holding ads for this engineering area? Will you be willing to share your experience in job hunting of similar background? Thanks in advance.
posted by caladesi on Mar 25, 2013 - 1 answer

Final job interview this weekend. How do I disclose my felony?

Final job interview this weekend. How do I disclose the federal felony and prison time on my record? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 30, 2013 - 15 answers

Help me find cool gifts for two hard-to-buy-for boys.

Please hope me! I am trying find a suitable gift for my pre-teen and early teenage relatives. [more inside]
posted by Spinneret on Nov 25, 2012 - 18 answers

Game preserves near NYC?

New York City resident looking for a near-ish game preserve to go firearm hunting - suggestions?
posted by ac on Nov 21, 2012 - 3 answers

Wildlife and Modern America...give me a primer.

Do you know of any good resources providing data on how industrialization, urban expansion and / or hunting affects wildlife populations and ecosystems in the United States? Also interested in how conservation efforts do or do not produce a stabilizing effect. [more inside]
posted by jnnla on Nov 14, 2012 - 6 answers

Help me deal with my ADD/disorganization/goal setting problems.

I am unemployed. My disorganization, lack of goals and mental illness (ADD first and foremost) is taking a toll on my job hunt, and life in general. Fellow ADD'ers, what do you do to cope/deal? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 3, 2012 - 14 answers

Be vewwwy quiet...

I would like to hunt wild pigs. Only problem? I'm a liberal Democrat, I live in San Francisco, and I've never been hunting before. [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Sep 19, 2012 - 29 answers

apartment hunting in SF during boom times

We're trying to find an apartment to rent in SF (1-2br in the Mission or Noe Valley) and it's difficult. Competition is intense (20+ candidates showing up to see a open houses). What kind of things can we do to stand out from the crowd during the entire process?
posted by mrunderhill on May 22, 2012 - 11 answers

Bloodthirsty cat leaves corpses strewn about neighborhood!

My cat is leaving her dead prey in our neighbor's front and back yards, and he doesn't like it. [more inside]
posted by primate moon on Apr 21, 2012 - 37 answers

apartment hunting in new york city

what advice can you give to a renter in new york looking for their first apartment? [more inside]
posted by cm1088 on Mar 5, 2012 - 12 answers

reasonably priced homes in LA

Where in Los Angeles can I buy a house for a reasonable price in a safe neighborhood. Is Winnetka, CA safe? [more inside]
posted by ljs30 on Jan 3, 2012 - 7 answers

Your top 3 book recommendations for job hunters?

Your top 3 book recommendations for job hunters? [more inside]
posted by servix on Nov 9, 2011 - 5 answers

Help me choose chest waders.

Neoprene of plastic? 3mm or 5.5mm? Pockets or no pockets? Help me choose my first pair of waders! [more inside]
posted by NotSoSimple on Oct 17, 2011 - 8 answers

Is it safe to eat this wild mushroom?

With all the rain we have had lately, there are a lot of mushrooms growing in the woods. I started reading about mushroom hunting and some mycologists claim that Chicken Mushrooms are reasonably safe to pick & eat. I recalled that there was an oak tree nearby that had been felled by Hurricane Irene, so I walk out to it and look. Sure enough, what I am fairly certain is a Laetiporus Sulphureus growing from the snapped trunk. [more inside]
posted by smoothvirus on Sep 28, 2011 - 32 answers

Help me remember a morel hunting location?

I either need help remembering the exact location of a very productive morel hunting location in southern IL, or else some tips on other good locations in or near western KY. [more inside]
posted by gilrain on May 11, 2011 - 4 answers

Bimonthly San Francisco apartment question: Student Edition

Please help a new grad move to San Francisco. I will probably arrive on June 1 and start working June 10, and I have $1500 for the whole move in process. Where do I stay while I'm apartment hunting? A hotel is very expensive and a hostel is pretty cramped. I could probably stay on a friend's couch but are there any other reasonable options for 1 month stays? [more inside]
posted by yaymukund on Apr 18, 2011 - 17 answers

Where in New York can I find a hunting stand/tripod?

Where can I get something like this hunting stand/tripod in/around New York? [more inside]
posted by hapticactionnetwork on Apr 8, 2011 - 2 answers

Is it ok to ask for time to consider a job offer?

Is it ok to ask for time to consider a job offer? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 24, 2011 - 17 answers

How do I get my work mojo back for now and in the future?

How to get confidence back at a job that killed it? [more inside]
posted by stormpooper on Jan 4, 2011 - 15 answers

How to find a reputable hunting trip guide or operator in southern California?

How do I find a high-quality hunting trip operator or arranger, for California (preferably in southern California)? I was asked to arrange one for a bachelor party, but haven't the foggiest idea how to find a reputable guide or organizer. I've asked around and googled but with no success. We're looking for a hunt involving a larger animal, but could go smaller or with water fowl depending on the budget. I know there are many who find hunting objectionable (and I'm not exactly a fan, either), but this would mean a lot for the bachelor, and I'd love to make this happen for him. Thanks!
posted by ccl6yl on Dec 16, 2010 - 9 answers

Wait, so whitetail aren't arboreal?

Where can I find somebody to teach me how to hunt deer? (Next season, in Pennsylvania.) [more inside]
posted by Netzapper on Dec 1, 2010 - 12 answers

Hawaii, massage therapy jobs, and avoiding being deleted!

Hawaii, massage therapy jobs, and delete avoidance: How can I stand out from dozens of inquiring students seeking a massage therapy job on the Hawaiian Islands? [more inside]
posted by sleeping beauty on Oct 8, 2010 - 7 answers

A Furrier Option?

How can I get skillful with roadkill? [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Sep 27, 2010 - 13 answers

A friend distributed my awful resume. Now what?

I sent a possibly-horrible resume to an influential friend, who graciously passed it along. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 28, 2010 - 7 answers

Home is Where the Hear... oh forget it.

I'm getting mired in this bog of things falling through. Can I get a little mefi love (and advice?) [more inside]
posted by thatbrunette on Jun 7, 2010 - 9 answers

Why do your boots leave t-rex prints?

What shoes should I get for dinosaur-hunting (and hiking in general)? [more inside]
posted by jma on May 18, 2010 - 12 answers

You know what that movie reminded me of? Elfquest

Ever since I saw Avatar, I've been wondering: are there any verified hunting traditions in which a successful hunter thanks the spirit of the dying animal as he kills it? [more inside]
posted by Countess Elena on Jan 31, 2010 - 18 answers

Be vewy, vewy quiet...

So, I want to go hunting. However, I have no idea what I'm doing and I live in Manhattan... [more inside]
posted by arm426 on Dec 21, 2009 - 12 answers

Advice for advertising CD considering quitting?

NYC big ad agency creative director with art background is considering quitting his job to look for another, in this economy. Would really appreciate some advice... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 11, 2009 - 9 answers

The over-anxious job hunter

My son may lose the chance at a good job due to extreme impatience. [more inside]
posted by angiewriter on Nov 9, 2009 - 33 answers

For a screenplay: what are some wilderness traps one could improvise to incapacitate another person?

For a screenplay: what are some wilderness traps one could improvise to incapacitate another person? [more inside]
posted by thejrae on Oct 8, 2009 - 20 answers

How do I tell my boss I am job-hunting and need her to speak to an employer?

I am well into the process of interviews for a job in my same industry but about 2,000 miles away. I am in a good job but at a stagnant company and I don't have a lot of clients and must cold call a lot. I need to tell my boss and ask her to be a reference. Help me do it! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 1, 2009 - 9 answers

Do I dare unleash the Beast?

RentalBeast: Has anyone used this company? [more inside]
posted by LunaticFringe on Jun 11, 2009 - 2 answers

Do I include the unemployed roommate on the apartment application?

I am planning on moving in with two of my sisters. One of them lost her job and has been unemployed for the past few months. Should we include her on the apartment application / lease? [more inside]
posted by Julnyes on May 13, 2009 - 5 answers

I can haz GBLT Sandwizh Apartmentz?

What does GLBT friendly mean in the context of roomate ads? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 11, 2009 - 45 answers

Boston. Bedbugs. Do not want.

I'm moving back to Boston. I hear there is a bedbug epidemic. What can I do to minimize my chances of getting bedbugs? [more inside]
posted by sully75 on Apr 1, 2009 - 10 answers

What to consider when starting a Meetup.com group?

What should I know before starting a Meetup.com group for Hearts? [more inside]
posted by cranberrymonger on Mar 11, 2009 - 3 answers

How do you apply to positions at big name companies like Discovery and National Geographic?

How do you apply to positions at big name companies like Discovery and National Geographic? It seems that the main conduit to HR is online through their site, but their forms are so generic, I wonder how anyone could stand out. [more inside]
posted by Chromakey on Jan 31, 2009 - 11 answers

What to do with an inherited tiger's head?

We inherited a tiger's head from our dead grandfather, which was hunted around 1940. We'd like to know how much it is likely to cost, and what people think we should do with it; donate it to a museum? to an art college? to an insane asylum? Any suggestions appreciated. Photos are here, here, and here. [more inside]
posted by omnigut on Jan 18, 2009 - 39 answers

Sky Whales movie?

Can you help me remember this barely remembered cartoon from my childhood? A community of alien looking people live on a floating island and go out in flying boats to catch flying whales. Every so often one of them would turn blue and die, and they would throw him down a well. The well was actually a hole passing through the island and as the body fell it would turn into a new sky whale. Any ideas?
posted by Artw on Oct 17, 2008 - 9 answers

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