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Looking for a book, can't recall the title or author.

I'm looking for a book I read as a pre-teen. It's been years since I read it and I can't recall the name of the writer, or the title of the work. I recall a little of the plot, but not much. As far as I recall, it was about a girl living in a small town in the east coast who falls into a pit, or cave, something like that, and is saved by a man made of earth and stone. [more inside]
posted by Rosengeist on Mar 21, 2012 - 6 answers

 

How can I stop losing my keys and phone?

How can I stop losing my keys and phone? [more inside]
posted by DeltaForce on Feb 21, 2012 - 42 answers

I don't wanna leave my heart in San Francisco

People who either travel with "gear" (broadly defined) or have to pack "gear" for work--how do you preflight what you're taking, make sure you have it when you go out, and make sure you bring it back when you return? Bonus: how do you label things so that it makes its way back to you if your protocol fails? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Feb 3, 2012 - 13 answers

Where can I purchase narrow tape with custom printing on it?

I've got a lot of stuff. People like to borrow my stuff. And they sometimes forget whose stuff it is and I never get it back! I had an idea to custom print my name, email, and phone number on narrow tape (perhaps vinyl based, similar to electrician's tape). Then, I can affix this tape to things that I loan out so that they're easily tracked back to me. I tried looking around at various shops online, but the options are overwhelming, and they seem to be geared toward packing tape and business applications. All I need is one or two narrow rolls, not an entire box of the stuff! Has anyone done anything like this that can share some of your expertise with me?
posted by rinogo on Jan 31, 2012 - 20 answers

iPad Disappears from Find my iPhone app

Recovering a lost iPad. This afternoon I suffered the grave misfortune of leaving my relatively new iPad 2 in a seatback pocket on an airplane. When I realized what I had done upon arriving in my hotel room, I immediately called the airline and submitted a report. I also attempted to locate the iPad using the Find My iPhone app. Although the app quickly located my other devices, it could not locate the iPad, presumably because the plane was winging its way to another destination. I ordered a remote lock and a message to be sent to the device as soon as it connects, and I went about changing the passwords for services I had used from the device. I have periodically checked the device over the last few hours to see if it shows up, but a few minutes ago, the iPad disappeared entirely from the list of my devices in the app. What would cause it to disappear? I assume this means I am screwed?
posted by monju_bosatsu on Jan 18, 2012 - 12 answers

Giving a reward for a found item?

Giving a reward to a fellow employee for finding a lost item? [more inside]
posted by HopperFan on Jan 17, 2012 - 20 answers

Wild bird or lost pet?

Help! Is this bird potentially a lost pet? [more inside]
posted by ascetic on Jan 12, 2012 - 15 answers

Lost phone in Philadelphia

A friend of mine lost her blackberry phone. What can be done on our end to get it back or get copies of the irreplaceable pictures of loved ones from it? Long-winded weepy details inside. [more inside]
posted by furious on Jan 11, 2012 - 2 answers

Film about lost gold treasure, set in New Zealand

Trying to find a movie I saw as a kid on HBO in the 1980's. I believe it was set in New Zealand and involved recovering a plane, carrying gold, that had crashed into a lake. [more inside]
posted by smoothvirus on Jan 2, 2012 - 2 answers

Where the hell is she

I am all packed for Christmas and I can't find my effing cat. I know she's in the house. Where could she be hiding? [more inside]
posted by duvatney on Dec 23, 2011 - 49 answers

How do I get my lost package from UPS?

How do I find the large, heavy package that UPS lost? [more inside]
posted by I'm Doing the Dishes on Dec 13, 2011 - 8 answers

A Car Lost in Brooklyn

A friend who is in the midst of a serious study cram moved his car in Brooklyn and now cannot find it. Can anyone think of a way to go about finding it? [more inside]
posted by quine's_gavagai on Dec 4, 2011 - 10 answers

Help find a lost book of surreal menus

What surreal work of fiction details the increasingly adventurous menus of two obviously pseudonymed authors? I've lost my copy, the name, the author's names, and possibly part of my sanity. [more inside]
posted by inappropriatefeast on Nov 28, 2011 - 4 answers

Who owes me a box of cookies?

What can I do about a lost UPS package? [more inside]
posted by queens86 on Nov 17, 2011 - 15 answers

Another lost cat question

How much sense of place do cats really have (or another lost cat question)? [more inside]
posted by Runes on Nov 16, 2011 - 20 answers

Lost engagement ring...

Looking for advise on making a police report and an insurance claim [more inside]
posted by ibakecake on Nov 9, 2011 - 3 answers

"We have to go back!" Lost Tour Ideas

I'm on Oahu, and I'm a Lost fan. What are some must-see Lost locations to visit on the island? [more inside]
posted by jabberjaw on Oct 27, 2011 - 6 answers

Discuss together, watch alone.

I *just* finished watching the series finale of ABC's "Lost", and I would like to know what still needs solving. [more inside]
posted by hal_c_on on Oct 24, 2011 - 18 answers

Where did the logo site go to?

I saw a site on Metafilter (i think!) and cant find it again. Help! [more inside]
posted by aqueousdan on Oct 5, 2011 - 4 answers

Is good, enough?

It will be three years with my partner in November. She is ready to move forward from cohabitation into marriage. She is the nicest person I have dated, we are good match, and I'm at the time in my life when I am capable of making a new family the primary priority... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 5, 2011 - 19 answers

What's the glue that makes people stick?

What's the glue that makes people stick? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 26, 2011 - 28 answers

How do I find my lost iPhone using WiFi?

Hivemind: Hope me find my iPhone somewhere in my house! [more inside]
posted by ZenMasterThis on Sep 17, 2011 - 8 answers

Lost Thought, Lost Mind

Where is my mind? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 4, 2011 - 18 answers

Where are you owner of lost wallet?

I found a young man's wallet today and tried to find some information, such as an email address or cell phone number, so I could contact him. No luck yet. [more inside]
posted by perhapses on Aug 26, 2011 - 12 answers

Music calms the angry peon.

I found this awesome don't-snap-and-kill-people music. Help me find more. [more inside]
posted by trogdole on Aug 22, 2011 - 54 answers

where am i?

i have really significant problems with spacial orientation. my sense of direction has gotten so bad that i often start walking in the direction opposite to the one think is correct; i can't read a map or gps unless i'm heading north - even if i turn the map or gps (when i can even figure out which way to turn it). [more inside]
posted by crankyrogalsky on Jul 17, 2011 - 28 answers

rescued at sea?

I am trying to find an official account of a story I heard. A group of three men were working on a shrimp boat in the spring of 1993. The boat sank and only one man survived. This allegedly happened off the coast of northwest Florida and the survivor was allegedly in the water for 5 days before rescue. Is there a database of modern day shipwreck survivors? Can you think of a way I can verify this story?
posted by orangemacky on Jul 11, 2011 - 6 answers

Help me find this dog, or at least make the owner try to do it.

The dog I'm sitting for ran away. Now what? [more inside]
posted by hoperaiseshell on Jul 3, 2011 - 29 answers

Grandma is lost.

Friend's grandma is lost in San Francisco. Not good. What are some resources? [more inside]
posted by functionequalsform on Jun 18, 2011 - 95 answers

San Francisco here I come!

Traveling by myself. How do I get from Santa Clara to San Francisco and back? [more inside]
posted by SoulOnIce on Jun 16, 2011 - 18 answers

Fan-made genre online games

Can you recommend any good/amusing/simple fan-made online games based on genre franchises such as Star Wars, Star Trek, Lost, '80s Transformers/GI Joe, etc? [more inside]
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing on Jun 8, 2011 - 3 answers

How to replace lost phone when I have a new one due?

I think I lost my Verizon phone. I had the same phone for the past 3 years, and I know that I was due for a new one for the past year. I do not have insurance, not that I know of at least. So, how do I go about replacing this phone? I am so confused... Will I have to pay for the new phone? (I am from another country, so I still do not fully understand how the cell phone stuff works here.)
posted by kuju on May 18, 2011 - 7 answers

I feel lost, can anyone help?

i live with my parents and feel lost, can anyone help? [more inside]
posted by quiero ser feliz on May 2, 2011 - 12 answers

Whose dog is this?

What to do with a found dog? Pet owners please help. [more inside]
posted by ObscureReferenceMan on Apr 10, 2011 - 18 answers

Hope and prayers needed for lost cat:

Ever lost a pet and found it? I'm distraught about my cat's disappearance and could use some positive stories of reunification. [more inside]
posted by loquat on Mar 30, 2011 - 81 answers

Movie scene with people frozen in a car

I am trying to find the name of a movie I watched on TV when I was a young kid back in the 1970s. The film was about a group of people lost in a forest after a blizzard. At one point they find a car and start shouting, "It's the professor!" But when they get to the car the people inside it are frozen to death. I'm pretty sure it was a film for adults that was being broadcast on TV or it could have been made for TV.
posted by cmp4Meta on Mar 19, 2011 - 7 answers

a game you stand a chance of winning...

Is there an opposite to The Game? [more inside]
posted by etc. on Mar 14, 2011 - 19 answers

Does Sofia Coppola appear in Hiromix's photobook "Girls Blue"?

Does Sofia Coppola appear in Hiromix's photobook "Girls Blue" (1996)? [more inside]
posted by Sneutrino on Feb 21, 2011 - 2 answers

What to do about a possibly dead dog?

A family I know of, but do not know personally, has been looking for their lost dog for two months. Today on my way to work, I saw a deceased dog on the side of the expressway that matches the general description of the lost dog. What do I do next? [more inside]
posted by SuperSquirrel on Feb 17, 2011 - 15 answers

Do Pólya's constants prove my cat will come home eventually?

We have lost a cat. Ignoring obstacles like trees, roads and houses, I am assuming he has gone on a random walk. Me and my fiancée have been out every night since he left, also walking randomly, hoping to find him. But I know a random walk in two dimensions always returns to the origin eventually, so are we actually any better off searching for him than just staying at home? [more inside]
posted by hoverboards don't work on water on Feb 5, 2011 - 20 answers

Help! I'm Alive.

My mind is a very dark place at the moment. Please help me find the light switch? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 3, 2011 - 22 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

Did you see the cute PSA about good/bad touching for kids?

A few months ago in the daily deluge of links I see there was a very cute (possibly Australian) animated PSA for children about the difference between good and bad touching. I meant to show it to my son, but I forgot to bookmark it, and googling it does not bring up the expected results (plus just leads to awkward combination of keywords) If you saw it, do you remember where it is?
posted by jimmydare on Jan 24, 2011 - 2 answers

Done: LOST, BSG, The Wire, Dead Like Me, Rome, Sopranos, ... Next: ?

Recommend us some Tee-Vee! [more inside]
posted by hamandcheese on Jan 18, 2011 - 66 answers

Forgotten book title

Forgotten title of old book. [more inside]
posted by mosby34 on Jan 12, 2011 - 3 answers

Mars attacks itself on Earth

In the 70's, a film was made about aliens settling their feuds on Earth. These beings would take human form and then shoot out their differences on neutral ground. There were only two special effects involved; The destruction of their opponent's corpses [ a simple bonfire] and the pre-showdown identification of the same with special sun-glasses [suck on it 'theylive'] . What drew me in as a child [aside from the weirdly bland fires] was the relationship between the alien and the human girlfriend he hid behind. Without throwing in a spoiler, the last shot haunts me to this day. I ask because I am working on a script that leans on this work and I will be asked where my inspiration comes from. Plus I would like to see it again.
posted by qinn on Jan 12, 2011 - 3 answers

Lost bag and insurance cards. Not sure what to do.

Lost or stolen messenger bag with health insurance cards inside (and maybe other important things). Now what? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 10, 2011 - 8 answers

Liability for a Stop Payment Fee

If a check is "lost in the mail" and never was received by the payee, is there a rule that says who would have to cover the stop payment charge so that the check could be reissued? [more inside]
posted by Snackpants on Jan 4, 2011 - 7 answers

Paid service to find lost subects of a study

To support a longitudinal study, looking for a paid internet service that will track down the current address and phone number of "lost people." [more inside]
posted by Kevin S on Dec 29, 2010 - 3 answers

I forgot my password to login and need the prompt. How do I get it to give me a hint??

How do I get my Mac to prompt me for a password hint on the startup screen?? I reset my password last week and I copied and pasted it in the password hint in case I forgot. It turns out I did. But for some reason it won't prompt me for a hint even though I have been trying to guess over and over incorrectly. [more inside]
posted by timpanogos on Dec 25, 2010 - 3 answers

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