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Essentially New Jersey?

In order to block out a new writing thing. I'm looking for things that are essentially or unquiely New Jersian in flavor or references that would ping a lifelong resident of the state- types of stores and houses, idioms, vacation spots, regional foods, etc. I'm also looking for media that has the right feel of the Garden State that aren't Kevin Smith movies. I've read this AskMe about New Jersey books already and I've seen The Sopranos. What are other examples of "Only in NJ" things? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Jul 11, 2014 - 73 answers

Cooking Challenge: Ovenless Editon

I am going to a cabin in Maine for the summer. When I am in this cabin I like to spend many hours cooking and fussing over meals. The fussier the better. Problem: there is no oven. What are your best ovenless recipes suitable for two people in the middle of nowhere with lots of time on thier hands? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Jun 19, 2014 - 31 answers

I've just been fired. What do I do next?

I was just terminated after 89 days from a job that I moved 550 miles to accept. I have no savings -- they were spent on the move -- and two weeks' severance pay (about $1,300). I have no family or friends in this city. What are my next moves? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 22, 2014 - 18 answers

Sites that let you search for bands by location?

I'm looking for a website that will let me search for bands using the location they're based in. I remember using a site that let me do this in the past, but I can't find it again for the life of me.
posted by considerspace on Apr 30, 2014 - 3 answers

Looking for SF consumable souvenir recommendations, especially avocados

I'm in San Francisco and would like to bring back some avocados and/or Bay Area edibles to New England next week. What should I look for, and where? [more inside]
posted by Signed Sealed Delivered on Feb 20, 2014 - 21 answers

Research Help in Another City - Atlanta Crime Edition

I recently discovered the identity of a long lost relative who is deceased. Apparently he was in and out of prison his whole life for serious crimes. This was in the Atlanta area from the late 50s thru the 80s. Is there any kind of service available that could search local newspapers for articles about his arrests or trials? [more inside]
posted by hamsterdam on Feb 7, 2014 - 7 answers

Tastes of the Midwest: Grocery Edition

I work with a small retailer of non-perishable foodstuffs (among other things). Niche and one-of-a-kind product lines—local/craft/boutique, organic, gluten-free, etc.—do quite well here, and we'd like to carry more of the same. [more inside]
posted by glibhamdreck on Dec 27, 2013 - 7 answers

I mug L.A.

Where can I get an iconic Los Angeles-centric coffee mug? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Dec 17, 2013 - 19 answers

Looking for leads for locally buying new/recycled bottles for gifts

I'm in the market for 1 oz, 2 oz, 4 oz and 8 oz bottles, preferably Boston Round glass amber colored bottles. I'd love to find the smaller bottles with orifice reducers (shake-to-drop) and/or droppers in the lids, and phenolic caps for the larger ones. Also neat whimsical labels would be cool but I'd be willing to make those myself and rubber cement them on. Do you have any thoughts on what types local businesses I should check to try to find a place that stocks all of these kinds of bottles and accessories? [more inside]
posted by kalessin on Dec 1, 2013 - 9 answers

Ill have what the yanks are having.....

If you lived in Britain and were coming back from California with an empty suitcase what would you bring back. Are there things that are a) cool b) curious c) ultra useful d) much cheaper e) unique that you would bring. [more inside]
posted by london302 on Aug 4, 2013 - 50 answers

Level 2 travel tips for a San Franciscan in Portland and Austin?

I've been to both these cities before, so this time I want to explore some local fave places and grok the resident hipster vibe. Please point me in the direction of the Dolores Park of Portland/Austin. [more inside]
posted by mokudekiru on May 30, 2013 - 4 answers

Finding out where a cell call is coming from

I have been getting annoying and possilby disturbing calls from an old friend. I looked up the number and it's registered as a cell phone with an out of state area code. However, since it is a cell, the person could still be placing those calls from the local area. I called my phone provider and unsuprisingly, they couldn't help. Is there another way to find out the physical location of the caller?
posted by youdontmakefriendswithsalad on Feb 5, 2013 - 5 answers

Play until your neck falls off

What are your favourite non-FPS games with local multiplayer for Xbox 360? [more inside]
posted by doctorpiorno on Dec 24, 2012 - 10 answers

We don't need rust proofing, we just need a state inspection

Car inspection time in Philadelphia! Help us not get screwed over. [more inside]
posted by Diskeater on Dec 11, 2012 - 6 answers

Help me find an events website!

Please help me find a website I used last week that shows you public Facebook events for your city, broken down by date, and - rather uniquely for such websites - lists the confirmed attendees by their self-selected Facebook gender! When you clicked on an event, it would pull up a map, and a list of the attendees, and then give you the option to click through to the Facebook event page. It was such a great resource and it's killing me to not be able to find it anymore!
posted by texano on Oct 5, 2012 - 4 answers

Can my local utility legally refuse to buy my surplus off-grid generated power?

Can my local utility legally refuse to buy my surplus off-grid generated power? [more inside]
posted by haikuku on Sep 27, 2012 - 6 answers

Chance for a change... good? or bad?

My best friend is leaving her job at a local, well established physician’s office, and the position could be mine, as I understand it. In my head, there aren’t many downsides, but my SO thinks otherwise. Am I just blocking out major downsides because I feel like I want out of my current job? I feel if I go against my SO’s wishes I’ll never be allowed to have a bad day and rely on him, but I also don’t want to resent him for stopping me from making a switch if I become even more unhappy with my current position in the future. What to do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 10, 2012 - 20 answers

Favorite Places as a London Local?

How can I go off the beaten path in London as a tourist? What are your favorite local spots? [more inside]
posted by gregoryg on May 25, 2012 - 26 answers

What sort of store do you buy disguise makeup at?

Where does one buy disguise makeup stuff? (types of local stores) A mask like the kind from spfxmasks.com (doesn't have to be that good though) would be nice. But really I can make do with a lot less... whatever I can buy in local stores, as I need it soon. But I have no idea what type of store I would buy it at, so I could check the yellowpages and start calling around. This is in Ottawa, anyone know any specific stores here, either? In particular I need a skin colored patch to conceal some distinctive skin features. I actually want to have the disguise on by 2pm today... cut it a bit close I know but the idea did not develop until now...
posted by Nish ton on May 12, 2012 - 6 answers

Recommendations from locals in Kips Bay, Manhattan

I will be staying in a rented apartment at 28th St and 2nd Ave in the Kips Bay Area of New York City for a week at the end of April. Can anyone familiar with the area (Kips Bay, Manhattan) orient me to local transportation, fun activities, and good eats? [more inside]
posted by SamFrancisco on Mar 19, 2012 - 12 answers

KC BBQ ME

Kansas City Eats: Where are your favorite places to eat in the greater KC, MO area? I'd especially love to hear about some hole-in-the-wall BBQ places. [more inside]
posted by sararah on Mar 2, 2012 - 21 answers

Looking for projector in Minneapolis / St. Paul metro area.

Looking for projector in Minneapolis / St. Paul metro area. [more inside]
posted by senterstyle on Feb 27, 2012 - 4 answers

First time interview with local business owner, what to ask and how to do it.

I was told last minute that I was doing an interview with a small local business owner (a new bar in a college town). I am not from a journalism background, and need some advice. See below the cut. [more inside]
posted by hillabeans on Feb 23, 2012 - 4 answers

What local bay area companies offer regular delivery services?

I enjoy my CSA immensely, especially the delivery aspect. What other (local) food and products can I subscribe to in the Bay Area? [more inside]
posted by bradbane on Jan 10, 2012 - 6 answers

Selling a product wholesale – How do you do it?

Know anything about selling a product wholesale? To local shops? Looking for some hivemind retail knowledge! [more inside]
posted by amanda on Jan 9, 2012 - 5 answers

Where'd that water come from?

Can you tell me about this large reservoir just east of Mexico City, apparently called Lago Nabor Carrillo? [more inside]
posted by brightghost on Jan 6, 2012 - 1 answer

The other JoePas.

What other local gods are out there? [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Nov 23, 2011 - 27 answers

Really good BRE player seeking BBS with intense local matches!

What telnet-able BBS has the largest (or a large) local BRE matches with players who regularly take their turn? Not large networked matches, but large local (same board), non-network matches? The board could have networked games on a separate door install.. [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher on Oct 2, 2011 - 1 answer

Hosting two websites locally

Hosting more than one website locally - explain to me like I'm stupid. [more inside]
posted by tavegyl on Jun 6, 2011 - 9 answers

The dork tour of Manchester?

I haven't been to Manchester, UK in like ten years, what's changed and what should I do? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on May 29, 2011 - 4 answers

Where to watch the News Online

Need a good source for watching news online. Usually miss news on tv so would prefer to watch it when i can...Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by matthelm on Feb 9, 2011 - 7 answers

Local cloud storage

Looking for a transparent NAS storage solution [more inside]
posted by Brennus on Jan 21, 2011 - 10 answers

Sweet gifts from Portland: where to look?

Where are some good places in Portland, OR to find handmade, local or edible gifts for my mother? [more inside]
posted by actionpact on Nov 12, 2010 - 10 answers

What can I do to make a local business directory extra-ordinary?

What can I do to make a local business directory extra-ordinary? [more inside]
posted by jacobean on Nov 4, 2010 - 7 answers

Please advise on how to organize an Alleycat style bike event fundraiser for my nonprofit workplace, and how to make it AMAZINGLY FUN.

Please give me some advice on how to organize an Alleycat style bike event fundraiser for my nonprofit workplace, and how to make it AMAZINGLY FUN. [more inside]
posted by ialwayscryatendings on Oct 20, 2010 - 7 answers

The Devil Sells Prada Eyeglasses

I think the optician who sold us glasses today played a devil in a 90s movie but he won't admit to it. How can I figure out if I'm right if I don't know his name? [more inside]
posted by smirkyfodder on Oct 9, 2010 - 20 answers

Help me find some texts to teach the children!

I'll shortly be teaching a unit of work to senior high school students titled "Navigating the Global". I'm after short stories, preferably available for free online, that deal with the themes of global vs local culture. [more inside]
posted by robotot on Jul 1, 2010 - 10 answers

Websites for original art

What websites sell original art directly from the artist? [more inside]
posted by nineRED on Jun 22, 2010 - 13 answers

MyStickies functionality for sites requiring login

I need something like MyStickies (http://www.mystickies.com/) that works for sites behind logins. If it ran locally on my machine, that would be fine, but isn't a requirement. [more inside]
posted by dblanchard on May 29, 2010 - 1 answer

Help me find delicious Chicago-made drygoods.

What are some excellent packaged food products made by companies in or around Chicago? I want to sell them in the little grocery store I manage. [more inside]
posted by bubukaba on Mar 9, 2010 - 16 answers

How to add local place names to MS Word

Is there a way to add local place names to Microsoft Word's spelling dictionary? [more inside]
posted by Captain Najork on Feb 18, 2010 - 4 answers

Did you ever know that you're my hero?

This is the year in which I stop reading novels and start reading books or media about sustainable design heroes. I have read other MeFi threads on sustainability but I am looking for 'small' names, those who work locally to produce sustainable outcomes in community design, homes or public spaces. For example, I enjoy the projects of Joost Bakker in Melbourne and Perth. Can MeFis point me in the right direction?
posted by honey-barbara on Feb 11, 2010 - 9 answers

the 1 mile financial life

I'd like to move my money into a local bank. What should I know? [more inside]
posted by peachfuzz on Jan 29, 2010 - 26 answers

Beware the Decay Rays!

Our neighbor is complaining our garage is too reflective. [more inside]
posted by TauLepton on Jan 28, 2010 - 25 answers

How to find a local non-profit?

I am looking for a local non-profit in D.C., Chicago, Boston, or NYC that would be willing to work with me on a research project that my university will hopefully fund. Any help would be appreciated. [more inside]
posted by pecknpah on Jan 5, 2010 - 9 answers

Chicago Restaurants for Cheap Locavores

What are the outstanding Chicago restaurants specializing in seasonal & local food and/or charcuterie for the broke-ass epicure? I'm planning a special birthday dinner at the end of the month. I'd like to spend $30-$40 for two people before drinks and a tip, so while I'm not going to settle for a Vienna Beef, I'm not exactly ready to book reservations at Alinea. [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Dec 28, 2009 - 17 answers

What are some local specialties that I don't know about?

I am looking for foods (dishes, sandwiches, entrees, desserts, salads, whatever...) that are unique to a particular region. [more inside]
posted by achmorrison on Dec 7, 2009 - 51 answers

Print is dead; help me replace it

What's the best platform for a local community news and events site? [more inside]
posted by TochterAusElysium on Oct 24, 2009 - 5 answers

Where to go in Bellevue, Washington and Surrounding Eastside?

Looking for Local happenings blogs like Seattlest and company, but for the Eastside. Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Issaquah, Bothell, Renton, Woodenville and the surrounding areas [more inside]
posted by Redmond Cooper on Aug 9, 2009 - 5 answers

What Public Radio station doesn't interrupt Morning Edition & All Things Considered with local programming?

What public radio stations, with an internet stream, broadcast NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered without local programming segments? [more inside]
posted by wuntu on Jul 9, 2009 - 7 answers

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