One of the kiddos in my Cousin's class found this:
rando nature doodad
Data points - she is located in Iowa. She describes it as being squishy and the white bit feels kind of like a hard boiled egg.
posted by sleepykitties
on Jun 17, 2014 -
Back in the early or mid-eighties, my grandparents had a book of offbeat Iowan humor. I'd love to find that book again. [more inside]
posted by hydrophonic
on May 22, 2014 -
I grew up and attended university on the East Coast. I don't know what I was thinking when I matriculated at a graduate program in the Midwest-- perhaps I thought that having lived in diverse settings would be a good life experience or something (?) ... Well, what's done is done, and I'm here for the next three years. Please help me better deal with this culture shock! [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Mar 14, 2014 -
What charter service would you recommend to both shuttle me to and from the airport, and to provide support during the ride itself. [more inside]
posted by sixpack
on Nov 20, 2013 -
My mom and I are hoping to get away over Christmas and explore the States a little bit. GIve us good ideas for where to go and what to do? [more inside]
posted by whalebreath
on Nov 9, 2013 -
This weekend, a friend and I are going to spend 48 hours visiting Des Moines (Iowa), Omaha (Nebraska) and the places in-between. Do you have any recommendations for events this weekend we shouldn't miss? Or spots to visit? And any recommendation for the best steak restaurant along the route? Thanks!
posted by apennington
on Oct 7, 2013 -
What does this say? Trying to make out the characters in the second line of text here: Stoneware Jar.
Also, is there a third line?
posted by cjorgensen
on Oct 5, 2013 -
I'll be in Iowa City from March 25 to the end of April. I'll need a place to stay for a month and a week. Do you all have craigslist out there? If not, what are the best resources for finding lodging for this duration at something more like rental rates than hotel rates? Thanks!
posted by eviemath
on Feb 26, 2013 -
I'm looking into having a midwife assisted birth in the Iowa City area in March. Anybody have any suggestions? I am completely unfamiliar with the options available there. [more inside]
posted by Foam Pants
on Aug 20, 2012 -
Road trip! My wife and I are taking our two kids on our first real road trip, from the mid-Atlantic to the Midwest. I’d like advice on routes, activities, and must-see stops along the way. Lots of details and specific questions after the jump. [more inside]
posted by cheapskatebay
on May 14, 2012 -
My wife and I file our federal taxes jointly but our Iowa taxes separately. She works part-time and has a fraction of my income. It appears that we would pay lower state taxes if our income was split more evenly between us. Can I make gifts to her (of cash or perhaps shares), deduct them from my taxable income, and add them to her taxable income?
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94
on Apr 30, 2012 -
In Sioux City, IA, this weekend. What to do and where should I stay? AirBnB fails--Yelp is anemic--the center does not hold. I like weird bnb's, actual humans, small towns, couch surfs, glbt stuff, sci-fi. Enjoy rural life just fine :) Happy to spend money. (Me: 30s, male, if it matters!)
posted by gregglind
on Apr 4, 2012 -
I've gotten my college picks down to Marquette University or Iowa State University. I can't decide where I want to go, several variables to consider...HELP!!! [more inside]
posted by NotSoSiniSter
on Mar 5, 2012 -
Road trip filter: Three friends in Iowa and Omaha over Fourth of July long weekend. What to see, where to eat (Omaha steak and otherwise) and how to celebrate Independence Day? [more inside]
posted by andrewesque
on Jun 24, 2011 -
What's the address of Flava Flav's new eatery in Clinton, IA? [more inside]
posted by LSK
on Jan 25, 2011 -
On Tuesday, voters removed
three Iowa judges from office after they legalized same-sex marriage. I'd like to write those judges, thanking them for their service and their brave decision. Is this appropriate?
posted by Sfving
on Nov 4, 2010 -
I'm stuck in Adair, Iowa (pop 800) with a probably unfixable car which was towing a trailer hauling all my possessions. OMG help. [more inside]
posted by zug
on Sep 1, 2010 -
Stuffing a 7, 5 and 3-year-old into the backseat of a Corolla and driving from Colorado Springs through Nebraska and Iowa to Madison, Wis. Happy to take the trip over two days and stop frequently to maintain sanity; any recommended pit stops? [more inside]
posted by blueshammer
on Aug 23, 2010 -
Road trip filter: what should we see on our trip up the Mississippi between St Louis and Iowa City? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by sideofwry
on Aug 17, 2010 -
My husband and I are moving to the Quad Cities, Illinois/Iowa and we need some recommendations. He grew up there, so we are familiar with general geography and institutions like Jim's Ribs, Whitey's ice cream, and Maid-Rite. But he hasn't lived there since high school-- we need a realtor, neighborhood suggestions, doctors, etc. My Google-fu has given me plenty of lists but I'd like info from real people. [more inside]
posted by scarnato
on Jul 20, 2010 -
Is it true that Ulysses S. Grant said that Iowa was the "shining star of radicalism"? [more inside]
posted by dd42
on Jul 8, 2010 -
What are the income limits for a family of three (child six year old).... for the child and/or family to be covered under medicaid. (State of Iowa). Any info you have, or websites you know, will be helpful.
posted by lynnie-the-pooh
on Apr 15, 2010 -
My wife, baby daughter, and I are moving to Ames, Iowa this summer for work -- I'm just finishing grad school and am starting a job at ISU, and she's going to stay at home with our daughter for a while. We care about schools down the road but not immediately. We're open to renting or buying and would prefer a house but an apartment would be fine. I'd like to live biking distance from the university if possible, but not in a college-student-type rental house. Any advice would be great. Thanks!
posted by calcalcal
on Apr 8, 2009 -
Summer isn't THAT far off . . . already trying to come up with camping/hiking spots in the Midwest for once it gets warm. Help! Looking for specific recommendations for spots in the IL/IA/WI area, plus whatever other random camping and backpacking tips you want to throw my way. Bonus points for places I can bring my dog, although I don't mind leaving her with my parents for a week either. [more inside]
posted by lblair
on Feb 12, 2009 -
Is a desert-dweller crazy to plan to drive between Kansas City, Missouri and Eastern Iowa in February? If I'm not crazy, what do I need to know or be prepared for? [more inside]
posted by reader-writer
on Jan 10, 2009 -
It's kind of the opposite of questions that have been asked in the past: What activities can you recommend for an American host to arrange for some Chinese Visitors? [more inside]
posted by ArgentCorvid
on Mar 19, 2008 -
forget nyc, it seems that today Iowa is the new askme destination of choice! what should i know to best experience Iowa City and Davenport? mostly this is a quest to know the local area and what should be appreciated here. i have 3 days (may, weekend), and a car. also, what must i buy/eat? anything else you feel urged to write on the topic is also welcome!
posted by n y my
on Feb 29, 2008 -
I'm looking to plan a golf trip to Des Moines this summer and I need some advice on where to play. I'm looking to spend around $40 to $50 per round. I'm looking for public courses pretty close to downtown. Any advice???
posted by rme014
on Feb 29, 2008 -
I feel the same frustration every presidential primary season. This time around, I'd like to do something about it. [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak
on Dec 6, 2007 -
Where can I find a rental cabin(s) in east Iowa or west Illinois around New Years for 20-25 people? [more inside]
posted by scottreynen
on Sep 27, 2007 -
Iowa & mental health: What can someone do if they're threatened with being admitted for psychiatric reasons against their will? What happens? Does it really only take two other people signing a document? Is threatening someone with this a crime? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Sep 14, 2007 -
Des Moines, Iowa. Sunday Brunch. My google-fu fails me. Is there any nice place out there for Sunday Brunch? [more inside]
posted by davereed
on Sep 11, 2007 -
"Iowa, It's a Beautiful Name" by (I think) Meredith Wilson. Does anybody know the lyrics or a songbook that contains it? It was published around the time of WWII. Thank You.
posted by davereed
on Sep 29, 2006 -
Help me with the impossible vacation. I am in southern Iowa and have four days to share a meaningful vacation with my husband and two of our children, ages 11 and 13. [more inside]
posted by justlisa
on Aug 12, 2006 -
GasFilter: Why are gas stations in central Iowa selling premium gas cheaper than regular gas? [more inside]
posted by ArbiterOne
on Jul 29, 2006 -
Mixtape filter: I need songs that reference any of the states of California, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Utah. [more inside]
posted by sarahnade
on Jun 28, 2006 -
Anything going on in Des Moines, Iowa on the cultural scene? Art museums, galleries, music, best kept secrets, restaurants, even shopping etc. Spending 3 days in August...yikes.
posted by lois1950
on Jul 11, 2005 -
I live in rural Iowa, and can't get landline DSL. I'd like to hear of any success stories with satellite DSL. I'd also like to hear the horror stories.
And if there are other ways of getting fast Internet in the sticks, I'd love to hear about that, too.
posted by bricoleur
on Feb 7, 2005 -
On a whim, I'm driving from Milwaukee to San Francisco to Seattle and back to Milwaukee again. I'll be going through WI, IL, IA, NE, CO, UT, NV, CA, OR, WA, ID, MT, WY, SD, and MN and am looking for some tips on sights I shouldn't miss. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by bakiwop
on Aug 7, 2004 -
A serious question: for which euro-friendly Democratic candidate in Iowa
should we pro-American Europeans root for
? Which one is less isolationist, less likely not to speak Spanish, French or Italian, more pro-EU, more cosmopolitan and, to put it mildly, more civilized?
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Jan 18, 2004 -