Me and three friends are flying out to drive across America, mainly following the old Route 66. I have two main questions:
1) What's worth seeing on this route?
2) What should we be wary of?
Also, any other advice is more than appreciated.
posted by bobbyone
on May 23, 2008 -
I'm riding with a stranger for 10 hours in a small car. What are some ways I can make the ride go easier, be more fun and enjoyable for both parties? [more inside]
posted by diode
on May 14, 2008 -
I'm looking for jobs in Santa Monica, Burbank, etc., but I live in South Orange County. What are my options for going between work and home?
posted by zzztimbo
on Mar 28, 2008 -
Is there a Firefox extension that will let me edit long URLs on multiple lines, or do I have to keep editing them in text editors and copying them over? [more inside]
posted by neustile
on Feb 4, 2008 -
Need help planning a 2-3 week road trip in spring for a new place to live.
We're starting out in Michigan.
2 spots we know we want to hit are Colorado and Oregon (Portland area). [more inside]
posted by mrflibble
on Dec 4, 2007 -
Help me build a device to last the ages - and still function! For a hobby/art project, I'm building a pocket-sized gadget comprised of electronics, gears, metal, glass, wood, plastic, etc. Is there any particular book or other source that stands out as the bible on issues of long-lasting methods and materials? Ie covers questions like how transparent and strong various plastics remain after X years/decades of sun and UV? Which material/method of lubrication for gears will best last decades under X conditions? Which soldier alloy? [more inside]
posted by -harlequin-
on Oct 17, 2007 -
Please help me find a still photo of the haircut from this
Regina Spektor video (with or without the little fringe), and/or tell me how to explain to the hairdresser how I want it cut [more inside]
posted by cilantro
on Oct 1, 2007 -
So, how you do contend with massive, hemorrhaging, overwhelming emotion? This is also sort of a LDR question too. [more inside]
posted by bluenausea
on Sep 11, 2007 -
Dog Leash Longer than 6 feet? Where can I find a nylon dog leash longer than the industry standard 6 ft (not a retractable type)? Ideally I'd like 8 ft, or possibly 9. Looking for online store recommendations.
posted by nancoix
on Jul 18, 2007 -
Relationship Filter: How do I stop myself from tallying stuff up then try to make myself dismiss it because I don't want to make our relationship into a scorecard but not being sucessful and end up feeling confused and emotional? And how do I talk about it with my boyfriend? [more inside]
posted by spec80
on Apr 11, 2007 -
An ex-girlfriend from when I was 18 yrs old recently got back in touch. She says I have a 10 year old daughter. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Mar 26, 2007 -
Yet another RelationshipFilter: This is the story of Jack and Jill... [more inside]
posted by ASM
on Mar 22, 2007 -
I have series of lectures that I'd like to listen to on my ipod. Each lecture is about 60-65 minutes long, and there are about 35 of them. But for some strange reason, I can't get them to transfer to my ipod... [more inside]
posted by ruwan
on Mar 13, 2007 -
Some folks seem to like brachycephalic, or short-headed cats. Like Persian and Himalayan cats, with their squished little faces. Okay, cool, takes all kinds. But has anyone ever tried to breed cats with unnaturally long heads?
posted by Greg Nog
on Feb 26, 2007 -
What is (/the original purpose of) a compression shirt? A local store has long-sleeved compression shirts on sale cheap and I've been looking for a cozy-n-toasty shirt for wearing like an undershirt in the winter that isn't longjohn/thermo material.
posted by Quarter Pincher
on Feb 19, 2007 -
The problem: I need a car for three months in Los Angeles. Extenuating circumstances: I am a horrible driver and am almost guaranteed to mess up the car at some point. Solution? [more inside]
posted by np312
on Nov 14, 2006 -
My seventy-seven year old grandfather, maker of pierogies and violins, will have his bladder removed this Friday to help stop the spread of cancer. What can I do to keep him positive? [more inside]
posted by furtive
on Jul 5, 2006 -
My boyfriend has about 23 long boxes of comics (22 are full). He still gets a stack of comics every Wed. He won't stack the boxes over 2 high.
Is there any thing that can be done to store these boxes so the room they are in doesn't look like a comic book shop? Our area floods, so the basement is out. Our house is a converted cape, so there is no attic.
I don't want him to get rid of them, or stop buying them. I just would like to find a way to camouflage them. PLEASE.
posted by gminks
on Jun 30, 2006 -
Where is a good place to get a manicure/pedicure in Long Beach, California?
posted by thesiameseffect
on May 2, 2006 -
Windows XP annoyance: I've managed to create some files with names that are too long. How can I rename them? [more inside]
posted by hydrophonic
on Feb 2, 2006 -
How can my girlfriend and I work past an aversion or barrier to intimacy that has come up in our relationship? [more inside]
posted by aussicht
on Oct 31, 2005 -
I seem to remember a book from when I was a wee lad, called "The Dark Green Tunnel", or so I believe. Any help finding it? [more inside]
posted by deadmouse
on Oct 30, 2005 -
A few months ago I told my long time girlfriend that I was planning on asking her to marry me in August. I felt pressured in to saying that at the time and I think it's time we go our separate ways. She has been working on the things that bother me and for the past month been altogether great. I am just not ready for marriage (excuse) and I think that in the long run I would not be happy in this relationship. I would feel too controlled, too restricted, and lonely. She is very sensitive and I'm afraid of what she might do if I break up with her, but I have to do something, it's August! She doesn't really have any close friends and is not close to her family. I'm it, really. I love her a lot and care about what happens to her, I just feel like I should probably move on. Any help? [more inside]
posted by Tommy_g
on Aug 23, 2005 -
Looking for suggestions on surviving long plane rides. I'm talking about transoceanic, 10+ hour flights. Limited Google searching has found this
. I've also read the prior question,
about sleeping. I have a laptop, mp3 player, and lots of ebooks.
posted by manilamd
on Jul 1, 2005 -
I shave about three times a week and have black hair, but occasionally I'll wake up to see a blond hair that's half an inch long or longer has sprouted out of my face overnight. The same thing has happened on my arms and legs, with much-longer-than-ordinary blond hairs appearing amidst my regular body hair. What's going on?
posted by BuddhaInABucket
on Nov 29, 2004 -
What kinds of fruit/vegetables have you found that keep longest? For more perishable stuff, are there any methods (short of freezing) for extending shelf life?
posted by casarkos
on Sep 19, 2004 -
I've decided I miss having long hair. Any suggestions on ways to speed up hair growth?
posted by stoneegg21
on Sep 13, 2004 -
Total vanity question: Alright, I don't know much about hair, but recently I've grown my hair a bit longer. To my annoyance, my hair now dings out sideways at the end, like they're trying to defy gravity, and don't go straight down. So, what can be done? I wash them everyday. Are there conditioners or other things that I should be using?
posted by Dukebloo
on Aug 24, 2004 -