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Virtual jobs to do while on unpaid FMLA

Where can I find some virtual office work to do while stuck at home with an injury? [more inside]
posted by amandi on Mar 11, 2014 - 6 answers

Transformer in basement ceiling buzzing--what is it?

I heard this weird buzzing sound coming from my basement today, and I eventually opened up the ceiling and traced it to this transformer or something that's up in there. I tapped it with a piece of non-conductive material and it stopped buzzing. Tapped it again, it started buzzing more quietly, and then I tapped it again and it was silent. Anyone have any idea what this is, and why it's there? The house is from 1952 and doesn't have any electrical issues that I know of. Pictures: Pic 1 Pic 2 Pic 3
posted by Slinga on Oct 23, 2013 - 7 answers

What is this plug for?

In my kitchen, I have a plug that is about 7 feet from the floor, near the ceiling. It's directly above the electric heating unit, but doesn't appear to be controlled by said unit. The plug is recessed, but other than that looks to be a standard three prong outlet. It's live and works okay, but it's so far off the floor it's made me curious. Plug
posted by 922257033c4a0f3cecdbd819a46d626999d1af4a on Apr 14, 2013 - 15 answers

Is "toleration" all I have to look forward to?

Is it normal to go through life feeling drained with most interactions with people and feeling like you do not fit in anywhere or that you have to suppress your mind/personality to fit in? Or is this just another fact of depression? If it is normal can teach me how to tolerate it? [more inside]
posted by kanata on Nov 8, 2012 - 16 answers

Help my child with Tourettes and ADD

Are there grants or financial aid for my 8 year old daughter who has Tourettes Syndrome and ADD? I need money to put her in a tutoring center and to put her in physical activity programs. [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Sep 15, 2012 - 4 answers

Help me find the name of an obscure mlb relief pitcher?

Trying to figure out the name of an obscure MLB relief pitcher with a unique windup [more inside]
posted by aviwarner on Aug 15, 2012 - 6 answers

Why am I being contacted by my ex-boyfriend's roommate about my ex-boyfriend?

Why is my ex-boyfriend's roommate contacting me anonymously about my ex-boyfriend, 6 months after we broke-up? If this has happened to you, what did you think it meant? [more inside]
posted by pixienat on Jul 11, 2012 - 67 answers

What is this Japanese thing?

What is this mystery Japanese product? [more inside]
posted by ninazer0 on Mar 24, 2012 - 5 answers

Can you help me generate a playlist of unusual artist/xmas song pairings?

I recently saw a video that makes me want to create a playlist of unusual/surreal Christmas music. That is to say, odd pairings or covers of classic Christmas songs. I have a small set of criteria inside. What do you got? [more inside]
posted by mrzer0 on Nov 18, 2011 - 45 answers

Looking for help on printing custom panoramas

I'm looking for websites, tips and ideas on printing individual posters with odd dimensions. Have you had better luck with local printers, or are there good online options? [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Aug 1, 2011 - 5 answers

The coffee, it burns!

Where can I find this specific style of coffee mug and what is it called? [more inside]
posted by RolandOfEld on Jul 7, 2011 - 12 answers

Hard Drive Oddness

Question about odd external HDD behavior--what, if anything, should I be replacing? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Mar 14, 2011 - 2 answers

Hidden Chicago

Best of quirky/weird/arty/geeky Chicago [more inside]
posted by lunalaguna on Mar 5, 2011 - 25 answers

How to track the noise riding the radio waves

What's the best way to scour the internet for radio station playlists and then have certain songs appear on a google map? [more inside]
posted by beardlace on Oct 19, 2010 - 3 answers

Create a head-to-head schedule for 7 teams over 10 weeks?

How do I go about creating a schedule for head-to-head matchups for a league with seven teams over ten weeks? [more inside]
posted by lulz on Sep 21, 2010 - 8 answers

Why does my cat hate my chest?

Odd cat behavior question. Can anyone explain to me exactly why one of our cats will simply NOT climb up on me in the bed? Even though she's all over my girlfriend.. it has both of us perplexed. There will be all sorts of background information inside. [more inside]
posted by darknemus on Aug 16, 2010 - 20 answers

Why is my phone possessed by the devil?

Why is my new Android phone acting as if possessed? (Audio issues if you read on.) [more inside]
posted by kbanas on May 12, 2010 - 3 answers

Odd blogs, please?

Mefites, please show me the oddest blogs you have ever seen? [more inside]
posted by qldaddy on Sep 14, 2009 - 26 answers

Please help me understand an odd medical event.

Please help me understand an odd personal medical event. Ever since I was little I've had this funny thing happen from time to time and I've never understood what it is or heard of anyone else having it. My inner ears gets a "pressure" type feeling like when you are trying to pop them by opening your jaw and straining slightly. The funny thing is, this happens very uncomfortably with a strange powerful itch/funny feeling on my inner thigh/privates. It is quick and intense and rare, it stops when I itch. I have no idea what it is and would appreciate any explanation. Thanks!
posted by gibbsjd77 on Jul 30, 2009 - 6 answers

I need to be less odd. How?

I want to stop being seen as odd or eccentric. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 21, 2009 - 46 answers

Looking for Country and Rap/Hip Hop songs NOT in 3/4 or 4/4 time...

Looking for Country and Rap/Hip Hop songs NOT in 3/4 or 4/4 time... [more inside]
posted by querty on May 18, 2009 - 14 answers

Looking for information on how to deal with ODD kids

A friend of mine has a fifteen-year-old daughter who was recently diagnosed with Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD). I'm looking for information and resources on parenting ODD-diagnosed/defiant and volatile kids to pass along to my friend: web sites, internet support groups, names of books to read, tips, insights and recommendations derived from personal experience, whatever you have that you think would be helpful. Thanks!
posted by orange swan on Nov 7, 2008 - 17 answers

"it's getting very hot, we'd like to get out now..."

Short public access film: man asks eggs if they want to go for a swim, but they're too cold in the pan of water, so he turns the heat up, and they start to scream. What was this? [more inside]
posted by scruss on Sep 22, 2008 - 1 answer

explain this email to me please

what is this email? [more inside]
posted by mizrachi on Jul 12, 2008 - 11 answers

Please help identify this childhood book.

Please help identify this childhood book. I'm 90% sure it was english, otherwise it could have been written in spanish. The book was wider than tall, probably 15" by 10", very colourful but dark and weird at the same time. The only page i remember is one where s the main character is walking through a cave or forest and all these very interesting animals/creatures looking at him. (I think there's also page with just eyes surrounding him in the dark). The creatures are oddly drawn and very interesting and it was scary if anything. I believe this was a hand-me-down but eitherway I had it late 80's early 90's. I know the details are vague but i'm just hoping someone out there can bring me to peace. Thankyou
posted by 0.0.0 on Jun 25, 2008 - 6 answers

Oh my god it burns -- but not in the right place...

My tongue tingles when I have the urge to urinate. Is this normal? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 1, 2008 - 13 answers

Help me find this website with a collection of odd, bizarre medical cases

Help me find this website with a collection of odd, bizarre medical cases [more inside]
posted by ArchBr on Mar 7, 2008 - 5 answers

Laptop Shopping Question Oddities

I am looking to buy my first ever laptop. What I would like to know are the following oddities that I haven't gotten much info on yet: 1) Is there typically a time of year when companies all roll out there new systems? And I might be able to take advantage of sales on new systems, or on year old systems? 2) It doesn't seem like Bluetooth is available on very many midrange systems based on my initial scans, do I really need Bluetooth or just want it (for cell phone interaction now, other components in the future perhaps). 3) Are Intel processors really that much better than AMD, or is the extra money to spend on them not the best value? 4) If all I am concerned about is speed, does Vista really slow a new system down a whole lot to be concerned? [more inside]
posted by franklen on Feb 24, 2008 - 23 answers

Surely there's weirdness in NE PA?

Some weekend this January or maybe February my boyfriend and I will be making our way from our home in Philly to Stroudsburg, PA to partake in some indoor go-karting activities (as a belated Xmas gift for him), and to get the hell out of town to a destination other than relatives. [more inside]
posted by killerinsideme on Jan 3, 2008 - 4 answers

Weird phone numbers showing up on my cell phone caller ID

There are weird phone numbers showing up on my caller ID - what's going on? What should I do about it? [more inside]
posted by parilous on Jun 13, 2007 - 3 answers

Very strange art?

What on earth is this thing? [more inside]
posted by pdb on Jun 2, 2007 - 20 answers

he said/she said

Looking for good books with alternating narration. [more inside]
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel on Apr 25, 2007 - 43 answers

Parade of Oddities

I'm looking for examples for odd festivals, parades, and events that fall outside the norm of the usual holiday and gov't sanctioned events, but that happen on a regular basis, primarily annually. One example is the May Day parade in Minneapolis.
posted by strangeleftydoublethink on Aug 8, 2006 - 66 answers

My mac has a black box

How can I get rid of a static odd translucent black box on my mac user account? Picture of it here [more inside]
posted by floanna on Jul 1, 2006 - 16 answers

I'm odd enought already thank you very much!

Help!I think I'm "catching" a nervous tic. How can I stop this before it gets out of hand? [more inside]
posted by clubfoote on May 31, 2006 - 8 answers

Whoop whoops?

Is there a name for the type of vocal 'whoop'ing that sometimes happens at some dance parties or raves or somesuch, where the audience will all yell out 'whoop' or 'whoop whoop' in time with the music? Bonus cool points for recommending songs that actually have samples of said whooping in them.
posted by geekhorde on May 15, 2006 - 10 answers

Where do I get a bra that's in-between 2 bra sizes?

Is there some place that sells odd-numbered bra sizes? (37C, for example?) [more inside]
posted by anonymoose on Apr 6, 2006 - 11 answers

Maybe teach them to bark and glue fur on the sides?

Have any interesting ideas about what to do with some extra PCs? [more inside]
posted by muddylemon on Jan 6, 2006 - 16 answers

Make Money The Odd Way

Interesting entrepreneurial ventures - what are some unique and quirky ways that people have used to make money? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jan 4, 2006 - 18 answers

name changes

My wife wants the oddest gift for xmas this year, to legally change her name. [more inside]
posted by Hands of Manos on Dec 13, 2005 - 11 answers

Strangely-colored fruits and veggies

What fruits and vegetables do you know of that come in "odd" colors? [more inside]
posted by oflinkey on Sep 5, 2005 - 45 answers

Is Zero odd or even

The Number Zero: odd, even, or neither?
posted by Phatty Lumpkin on Jul 3, 2004 - 17 answers

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