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How to get my finances in order this late in the game?

Starting from scratch at 45 years old, what's the best strategy for saving money & planning for old age? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 10, 2012 - 11 answers

Books up a river

Tons of old (100-200 year old) books are sitting in an attic. I'm tasked with finding out how much they're worth. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by Philipschall on Nov 2, 2012 - 22 answers

is my old boss giving me a bad deal?

I was terminated three months ago and have recently been offered to take over my old division as a new company. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 27, 2012 - 22 answers

I look older than my age. How can I look my age?

I look way older than my age. How can I fix this? It's really starting to take a toll on me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 26, 2012 - 51 answers

Help me tell daughter Santa Claus truth

Help me tell 8 year old the truth about Santa [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Sep 30, 2012 - 33 answers

Is it possible to exit the UK using a canceled passport, or use it to get a replacement within 24 hours?

A friend of mine is considering traveling from the UK to Spain using a canceled passport, having lost the replacement passport. Is this impossible, illegal, or might she manage it? [more inside]
posted by ajp on Sep 6, 2012 - 24 answers

New job, old job, school, and ageing

New job, old job, school, and ageing? Or just a failure? [more inside]
posted by irish01 on Aug 21, 2012 - 4 answers

Please help me recycle/donate my old laptops.

What to do with old laptops? I have one 13 year old Dell Latitude, doesn't turn on, probably useless (?) and a 4 or 5 year old Inspiron1505, still works okay, should have utility for someone. I'd like to know how to best dispose of the old one, and best securely wipe/possibly donate the more recent one. Are these appropriate/feasible goals? I have a ceramic drill bit if drilling through hard drives is required, and I live in a city, so I expect I'd have a range of options if things need to be done. Thanks in advance for your help! Any and all replies are appreciated.
posted by pineapple carver on Aug 13, 2012 - 8 answers

What is this tool for?

WeirdToolFilter: What is this tool for? [more inside]
posted by bullox on Aug 9, 2012 - 11 answers

Help searching for old PC and Playstation 1 games? Probably about early to mid 90's

Help searching for old PC and Playstation 1 games? Probably about early to mid 90's [more inside]
posted by LittleNami on Jul 29, 2012 - 10 answers

Old books on how to write stories?

After enjoying a 1920 screenwriting book by the flapper humorist Anita Loos, I am wondering what other pre-WW2 writing advice books might be fun and interesting to read. Any suggestions?
posted by steinsaltz on Jul 27, 2012 - 15 answers

How old is too old?

Sick of everything and want change is 42 too late in life? [more inside]
posted by irish01 on Jul 26, 2012 - 35 answers

What are these dear naked German gentleman doing?

Can any German history lovers tell we what these sweet old naked fat men are doing in this old postcard? [more inside]
posted by esereth on Jul 19, 2012 - 16 answers

You'll get my Gaga when you pry it from my cold dead hands

Please help me build a playlist of music for a 56-year-old! I'm dating an old(er) guy, and he's smokin. Yay! But classic rock is so boring, and now I'm trying to pick some music.... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 9, 2012 - 29 answers

Searching for an old drive in and motel in southern Ontario.

Looking for 2 film-shoot locations anywhere in southern Ontario: an old (ideally, abandoned) drive-in theater and a small shabby motel.
posted by davebush on Jun 27, 2012 - 10 answers

Mexico Oaxaca senior home/help

Mexico Oaxaca-What is the history or background of the poor old women who sell things at the Zocalo? [more inside]
posted by pakora1 on Jun 7, 2012 - 9 answers

Old computer for a new employee?

Help me set up my old computer for a new employee, and make this easier the next time. [more inside]
posted by OrangeDrink on May 25, 2012 - 9 answers

Can I ditch my old web hosting service without "letting them know"?

Can I ditch my old web hosting service without "letting them know"? [more inside]
posted by ptsampras14 on May 2, 2012 - 4 answers

Gigalo wanted

How best to get safe but meaningless hetero sex as a unattractive older woman? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 28, 2012 - 15 answers

Was this a real TV show or am I imagining things?

Was this a real TV show or am I imagining things? Circa early-mid 90's, an American show about a family (maybe just a single dad?) with a few sons (ages between 10 - 15?) that owned and lived at a holiday motel complex. The episode I seem to remember is one of the boys was cleaning or going through a guests room after they had stayed and found a porno mag. [more inside]
posted by sunshine arakhan on Apr 12, 2012 - 2 answers

Senior home in India

How to start an old age home for seniors in India? [more inside]
posted by pakora1 on Apr 3, 2012 - 6 answers

Lifehacker for Older Parents

My parents are getting older and I'm thinking of ways to help them out. Can you share some gadgets/lifehacks/changes in way of life that might have helped out your older parents? [more inside]
posted by althanis on Feb 26, 2012 - 18 answers

Give me your wisdom, let me see through time!

Calling all 40 year olds... what do you wish you had done when you were 30? [more inside]
posted by dougrayrankin on Feb 15, 2012 - 70 answers

Negotiating a salary for my old job

How do I negotiate salary for a previous position I quit? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 26, 2012 - 4 answers

Babysitting 5 year olds.. what to do?

Tips for babysitting two 5 year old boys? [more inside]
posted by fuzzysoft on Jan 20, 2012 - 17 answers

Memphis, Where the Old Time Jam at?

Yes, I'm burning my question on this: Hi Memphis, TN, is there any old-time music jams happening Friday through Tuesday nights? Preferably Sunday/Monday nights? [more inside]
posted by circle_b on Jan 20, 2012 - 7 answers

Who doesn't like the Shaggy D.A.?

I have a four year old (turning five in March) step son who loves dinosaurs, cars, and super heroes. So basically, he's a normal four year old. Any movie suggestions for me/him that aren't Pixar? I'm thinking stuff like The Shaggy D.A. but maybe kids don't like that stuff any more?? Help! [more inside]
posted by gwenlister on Jan 6, 2012 - 31 answers

Name-that-old-video-game, part the Nth

Help me remember a video game from my youth, part the Nth. [more inside]
posted by LN on Jan 1, 2012 - 6 answers

Daddy read me a story

What are some good chapter books to read to an almost-six year old girl? [more inside]
posted by sandraregina on Dec 20, 2011 - 40 answers

Good faith effort to return money failed - they show up 4 years later - what does my friend do?

(YANML filter) Asking for a friend: "About 4 years ago, this company in (foreign country) gave my company a $3,000 deposit to negotiate a deal. The deal never went thru, so they were supposed to get their money back. They sent over incomplete wire instructions and I requested them to send the right info. Never heard back. When I closed the company, I tried maybe 5-6 times to get this info and they never replied. So they had their money with me all these years, neglected it and now they're asking for it back. Of course, that money is gone." [more inside]
posted by Mysticalchick on Dec 13, 2011 - 18 answers

how to self invite without self inviting

I'd like to invite myself to see an old friend, without actually inviting myself. how to do it without looking like an inconsiderate boob? [more inside]
posted by camdan on Dec 4, 2011 - 9 answers

Is it Safe, the Hibiscus edition

I found a large bag of dried hibiscus while cleaning out the back of my pantry... and it must be around four or even five years old. Any problem using it? [more inside]
posted by taz on Nov 26, 2011 - 9 answers

Hope I (don't) die before I get old

How to deal with the practical aspects of ageing - book/website recommendations. [more inside]
posted by TheRaven on Nov 16, 2011 - 3 answers

Kid n play n Cat

Adopting a kitty... Tips/advice for helping the new cat (9 months) and boy (4 year-old) adjust. [more inside]
posted by bodega on Nov 12, 2011 - 19 answers

How to prep an old G4 tower for donation?

I have an old G4 tower that I'd like to donate to charity. I don't have the OS X 10.3 disc to format the drive & reinstall with. What do you recommend I do? [more inside]
posted by AMSBoethius on Oct 8, 2011 - 7 answers

Help me work more effectively with old people

How can I work more effectively, in an office environment, with people over 75? [more inside]
posted by skbw on Sep 14, 2011 - 33 answers

Find an old DOS game

What DOS war game was I playing? [more inside]
posted by mhz on Aug 18, 2011 - 7 answers

What heave you Olde Winch?

What might this winch have been used for? [more inside]
posted by bricksNmortar on Aug 8, 2011 - 11 answers

Will this bed bite me back?

Boston Bedbug Filter: Moving into a new place, there's a nice bed frame and mattress there, should I use it? Also, my stuff is in storage in Woburn at Extra Space. Should I be concerned about bedbugs? Anything I can do to prevent them? [more inside]
posted by sully75 on Jul 29, 2011 - 9 answers

How do I handle this situation at work without looking like a jerk?

How do I handle this situation without looking like a jerk? We have a new person at work. This person will need a laptop and the company will purchase it. I have a laptop purchased by our company, but it's about 2-3 years old. I'd like to get a new laptop as mine is somewhat outdated, but the if I get a new one, the company wants me to give my old one to the new person. How do I handle this? I'm going to be in charge of the transfer and this new person will see that I am getting a new one while he is getting my old one. I don't want to look like a jerk. What do I say? Help?
posted by focus on Jul 18, 2011 - 36 answers

Looking for a movie about making a movie ...

I am looking for recommendations for an old film -- old enough to be in the public domain -- in which characters are making a film, so that there are shots of cameras, and of the movie filming. Ideally there'd be some kissing going on, getting filmed. I'm going to use the footage in a music video, so the audio/audio quality isn't important. In case it's not clear, I don't have a specific film in mind, but am just looking for footage from any film that fits the bill. And ideally the film would have been released widely enough that my library's extensive DVD collection would include it. Thanks in advance for any help.
posted by troywestfield on Jul 1, 2011 - 13 answers

Am I a relationship freak?

I'm a 29 year old straight female, and I've never been in a grown up relationship. Is there something really wrong with me? [more inside]
posted by dithmer on Apr 30, 2011 - 26 answers

Am I moving to a decent apartment or a human kiln?

Has anyone survived a Texas summer (or a similar hell-like environment) living in a second story 110 year old building that has floor vents for air conditioning? Yeehaw. [more inside]
posted by hillabeans on Apr 26, 2011 - 14 answers

Any tips for an older learner driver (UK)?

I'm going to learn to drive a car. I have never driven a car before (unless you count, like, dodgems). I'm in my late 30s, and have recently moved to a town on the edge of nowhere (in Wales). The idea of driving is beginning to make me nervous. It's a combination of the "it's hard to learn when you're old" thing, the "rural place so no dual carriageways" thing, and the "oh my all those cars seem to go so fast" thing. What can I do to make this easier? Are there any "learning to drive for dummies" books that are worth getting? Or should I just stop panicking, bite the bullet and book myself some lessons?
posted by handee on Apr 17, 2011 - 38 answers

Help me find a good camp

Do you know of any summer day camps in New York for an inquisitive, science minded 11 year old boy? [more inside]
posted by RajahKing on Apr 14, 2011 - 3 answers

This just might be your bag, baby.

What are your favorite old fashioned phrases? [more inside]
posted by WaspEnterprises on Apr 11, 2011 - 152 answers

Old Movies with New Sound Effects

Why, when remastering old movies, do they record new sound effects to dub over the original audio? [more inside]
posted by koolgiy on Apr 2, 2011 - 5 answers

kids' book about a devil stealing food while on a man's back

Looking for a children's book about someone who is eating rice with a devil/ghost on his back who keeps stealing the food from him before he can get it into his mouth. [more inside]
posted by cmp4Meta on Mar 27, 2011 - 12 answers

Laser XTSL Environment

Years ago, I had a computer called a "Laser XTSL Model 1", I thought it ran DOS, but from my Google searches, I must be incorrect. But I do remember a program for it called "Go!". It was an environment, that, if I recall, looked like an office. It had a calculator and maybe a recipe holder? Could anyone provide more information about 1) The computer and 2) "Go!" (maybe without the exclamation point). Thanks!
posted by drleary on Mar 25, 2011 - 5 answers

Uses for an old PDA

I found my old Palm T|X today. It doesn't (AFAIK) do anything my mobile phone doesn't do these days, and it's considerably bulkier, but it seems like a waste to just recycle it. Is there anything interesting I can do with an aging PDA? [more inside]
posted by cmonkey on Mar 11, 2011 - 12 answers

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