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It's cold back here

How would I ship snowballs to my friends in Los Angeles, CA without their melting, and how much would I have to pay for it? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Feb 13, 2014 - 14 answers

Non-Obvious Everyday Bag Items.

My daily/everyday bag is a canvas haversack - about as large as a small messenger bag. I already know to carry things like breath strips and a small umbrella and a paperback around, but recently I've been looking to expand on the everyday items. For example: there was an awkward lull in conversation during a train ride. I happened to be carrying a pack of cards and taught everyone to play German Whist - wonderful ice breaker, great way to spend the trip. I'm looking for things like that, small, non-obvious essentials to put in your bag that can be used in many different situations.
posted by The Whelk on Sep 5, 2013 - 53 answers

History's most intriguing lost items

What are history's most intriguing lost items, including film footage, photographs, books, or inventions? [more inside]
posted by gregoryg on Jul 17, 2013 - 52 answers

What personal items should I really keep in my desk at work?

I started my first 9-5 office job a few weeks back, and have been slowly figuring out the things I can keep on hand to make my work day a little more enjoyable. Things like hand lotion, trail mix, pictures of friends and family. There are also things I'm realizing I should always have handy: tampons, painkillers, granola bars, etc. What am I missing? What are the things that make sitting at a desk for eight hours a slightly better experience?
posted by frizzle on Jul 5, 2013 - 77 answers

How does one sell special interest items on the Internet anymore?

How does one sell special interest items on the Internet anymore? Is that even a thing these days? [more inside]
posted by atayah on Dec 13, 2012 - 5 answers

Which video games used visual changes to signify a change in a visible item?

Can you tell me which games for either the NES, SNES, or Genesis (or their contemporaries) had the visual appearance of your character change logically when you got a new item? I'm not looking for something like Final Fantasy I, where the appearance changes due to an event, but you otherwise look the same, no matter which armor you have on; I'm looking for games like Metroid, where Samus's Power Suit and Varia Suit are different armors, and your character looks different as a result. Not looking for examples from later-gen systems such as Playstation onward, which seem much more likely to do this.
posted by Greg Nog on Apr 20, 2012 - 21 answers

What products are worth investing in?

What are some products that are widely accepted as "the best of their kind"? [more inside]
posted by karminai on Mar 13, 2011 - 71 answers

It's Disgusting. And it Oozes. Help me get rid of it!

WorldofWarcraftFilter: Help me sell my Disgusting Oozeling! [more inside]
posted by Spyder's Game on Jan 31, 2011 - 16 answers

Hotel won't mail lost item

How do I get an item mailed to me that I left behind at a hotel on Monday? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Jan 26, 2011 - 33 answers

I promise not to unlesh demons and or virii

Going' To A Cabin In Maine For A Week -Filter: So it looks like I'm spending a week in Palermo, ME at a friend's cabin by the lake. What did you wish you did during your rustic cabin adventure? What did you wish you brought? Tips for surviving or enjoying? Fun stuff to see in the area or places or food that can't be missed? Fun things to do with your SO along? We'll have a bike, a car, running water and some limited internet access. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Aug 10, 2010 - 28 answers

Where can I send my mini-shampoos?

I'm in hotels all the time (about 16 nights a month), and it just occurred to me that those little bottles of shampoo and stuff could go to a better cause than just hanging in the room after I leave. Should I donate them to a homeless shelter or some other organization, or would they rather just have a check? Any specific places that are in need of toiletry supplies?
posted by jnaps on May 24, 2010 - 28 answers

What do we need before the little guy arrives?

Me and the Mrs. will be having our first child in late March. We've already bought a few clothes and miscellaneous items, but I'd like to know what should we get now? Parents, what are some things (like bottles, strollers, bouncy seats, etc.) that you wish you had had on Day One but didn't? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Jan 12, 2009 - 42 answers

GiftFilter: must-have objects for a year-long trip

What are the must-have objects for a year-long trip in the World's south-east (India, Asia, Australia). [more inside]
posted by XiBe on Sep 18, 2008 - 26 answers

Why does my new Google Reader account show me old (read) postings when my old one didn't?

Why does my new Google Reader account show me old (read) postings when my old one didn't? [more inside]
posted by alpha_betty on Sep 2, 2008 - 5 answers

I need to stop losing stuff. But how?

I need to stop losing stuff. But how? [more inside]
posted by gregb1007 on Oct 18, 2007 - 20 answers

Break In Case of Emergency

Where can I find this case online or anywhere n New York City? The "Break In Case of Emergency" with hammer?
posted by Jujee on Sep 8, 2006 - 8 answers

Taking merchandise to Mexico via Airlines?

What do I have to obtain in order for me to export merchandise to Mexico? [more inside]
posted by nserrano on Apr 12, 2006 - 1 answer

Is foul play responsible?

Things are starting to disappear from the house. What's your best advice on catching a possible thief who appears trustworthy? [more inside]
posted by terrier319 on Mar 18, 2006 - 19 answers

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