How could I ensure that a surprise trip overseas with my wife remains a surprise for her, without any logistical hiccups? [more inside]
posted by randomstriker
on Jun 15, 2010 -
Help my (elderly) mother take care of her (even more elderly) sister. YANML, and we will be consulting one soon, but in the meantime . . . [more inside]
posted by Slugette
on May 30, 2010 -
Looking for the quote about a man born in Austria-Hungary, growing up in Germany, coming of age in Poland, dying in Russia, who always lived at the same place. [more inside]
posted by Eltulipan
on May 22, 2010 -
My father recently intimated without saying outright that he was thinking of ending his life.
He's 77, has been living with the after effects of strokes for about 15 years or more and has lost his ability to enjoy pretty much all of his passions. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on May 14, 2010 -
How do you get work as an 'oil spill hand' ? How many general laborers were hired to clean up the shoreline after the Exxon Valdez disaster? What will the potential employment scenario be for oil spill hands (general labor) in the unfolding disaster in the Gulf. [more inside]
posted by Muirwylde
on May 9, 2010 -
I think I'm ready, I've done the research but I need support. Especially of the people who have done it before me. Will you give me Your best Tip and trick? I have young chIldren and they are going to be ....very troubled. [more inside]
posted by pearlybob
on May 3, 2010 -
BizarroFilter: GoogleFu failing me, very much need to stare into the abyss of my favourite cartoon of all time. Dan Pariro, Bizarro: Coke machine (a "That's Life!" machine, actually) offering such things as "Virtue" "Integrity" etc, but with yellow sticky reading "SOLD OUT" over "Shiny Crap". [more inside]
posted by TigerMoth
on Apr 20, 2010 -
What was the music from the Men of Honor trailer and from the WaterWorld live show opening? [more inside]
posted by JTKestrel
on Mar 13, 2010 -
Hot air balloon ride: I'm wondering if anyone has a good link to a comparison of accident or fatality statistics for hot air balloon travel compared with other modes of transportation. . . . something reassuring? Going with: http://balloonrides.com in Napa valley on Sunday. Girlfriend is tough, but somewhat afraid of heights!
posted by prettyboyfloyd
on Mar 11, 2010 -
I had two Bank of America credit cards. Both were of the high interest types (21% and 25% interest). I owed in the area of 5 thousand dollars total
and I knew that it was time to bite the bullet and take the money out of my savings to pay them off. I may have been late in payments a few times (not often) and usually I only paid the minimum payment due. I naively thought paying them off completely would be viewed as a positive thing. I paid them both off just days ago. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Feb 26, 2010 -
I need to graph/chart the information below, but I am not sure what format tells the whole story. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by laskagirl
on Feb 10, 2010 -
I plan to return to playing World of Warcraft. However, I need to keep the game on an external hard disk, or at least temporarily transfer it from the computer's drive to that disk frequently. When I played before, the files (install files or the installed game) would not copy to the external drive, although I have never had any such problems with a non-WoW file. I am thinking of getting an install CD for the game, so that instead of transferring from the computer to the external drive, I can just erase and reinstall. Problem is, I would need to reinstall all patches each time I did that. Does anyone have any ideas about why the external disk doesn't like WoW or how I can get around this?
posted by i2d2
on Jan 24, 2010 -
Is there an accepted, universal age of majority? Is it 21 or 18? Does it vary by state?
posted by Jenna Brown
on Jan 20, 2010 -
I'm a young 60 yr old woman aged out of my career of 30 yrs.--creating
advertising for pharmaceuticals. Is paying for help worth it? I'm lost
and must keep earning!! Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Summer05
on Dec 19, 2009 -
CostOfLivingFilter in Sydney: I am 35 year old, professional in Sydney with a salary around AU$100K. I have no dependents, leading a normal modest life with no extravagant expenses. Why do I still feel the life is out of my reach? [more inside]
posted by neworder7
on Nov 8, 2009 -
Mother with terminal cancer, dad being an @#$ about her care, I want to take her in but it's complicated. How do I handle it? [more inside]
posted by stormpooper
on Oct 12, 2009 -
Facebook has been telling me "Your account is temporarily unavailable due to site maintenance. It should be available again within a few hours. We apologize for the inconvenience" for 5 days. I'm getting no response from them. [more inside]
posted by nax
on Oct 6, 2009 -
Had a beautiful baby girl a few months ago.
Previous baby due to excellent insurance cost exactly $0. This baby, with crappy Aetna insurance close to $4k. This is after deductible, and using a doctor that was non-preferred (which we paid more for) I am still puzzled how I ended up getting charged this much.
Anyway I got to thinking. Why is my out of pocket cost $4k for a birth with no complications? Why is the total cost for this birth $17 - $18k? [more inside]
posted by gnash
on Sep 4, 2009 -
Four years ago
, I asked if there was a way to get Eduardo Paolozzi's short film The History of Nothing on DVD, but there wasn't an obvious answer. I was wondering if things have changed. [more inside]
posted by eschatfische
on Sep 1, 2009 -
We are a gay couple living in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. We would like to get as much protection as we can to make decisions for each other and visit each other in hospitals. I have been calling around to gay and lesbian lawyers in the area, and no one will give me a 'straight' answer about cost. How much is it going to cost us to get a health care directive, durable power of attorney, and medical power of attorney for each of us?
posted by hworth
on Aug 26, 2009 -
I need to get the flowers of the Lily of the Valley for my wedding at the end of August. Please advise where I can purchase these flowers either in New York or in Maryland. I am also willing to buy this flower online.
Thank you so much!
posted by yulka13
on Aug 11, 2009 -
Why can't I use my MacBook's microphone to play World of Warcraft? Why do I need a USB headset? [more inside]
posted by musofire
on Jul 29, 2009 -
Most Halloweens I have a small Rocky Horror Picture Show party at my place. But this year I wanted to screen a different musical. Still, I want people to dress up, and I want the night to carry the same raucous, raunchy tone. How can I "slutify" The Sound of Music?
posted by Sully
on Jul 29, 2009 -
What is a good hotel that is right next to or connected to Mall of America? And what are the "must go to's" for a five year old? [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh
on Jul 25, 2009 -
My girlfriend received $506 in fees for overdrafting about $40 from Bank of America. Is there anything we can do about this? [more inside]
posted by GrooveStix
on Jul 24, 2009 -
Can anyone help me find an audio version of the Singalong Sound of Music
with the audience participation included in the recording? I am not looking for a short clip (the only things I've managed to find so far) but rather, the entire show. Thanks.
posted by Sully
on Jul 22, 2009 -