How best to get safe but meaningless hetero sex as a unattractive older woman? [more inside]
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]
How to start an old age home for seniors in India? [more inside]
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]
Calling all 40 year olds... what do you wish you had done when you were 30? [more inside]
How do I negotiate salary for a previous position I quit? [more inside]
Tips for babysitting two 5 year old boys? [more inside]
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]
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]
Help me remember a video game from my youth, part the Nth. [more inside]
What are some good chapter books to read to an almost-six year old girl? [more inside]
(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]
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]
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]
How to deal with the practical
aspects of ageing - book/website recommendations. [more inside]
Adopting a kitty... Tips/advice for helping the new cat (9 months) and boy (4 year-old) adjust. [more inside]
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]
How can I work more effectively, in an office environment, with people over 75? [more inside]
What DOS war game was I playing? [more inside]
What might this winch have been used for? [more inside]
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]
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?
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.
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]
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]
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?
Do you know of any summer day camps in New York for an inquisitive, science minded 11 year old boy? [more inside]
What are your favorite old fashioned phrases? [more inside]
Why, when remastering old movies, do they record new sound effects to dub over the original audio? [more inside]
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]
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!
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]
What will happen to the old Starbucks signs
when the new logo
is put in place later this month? Is there anyway I could get one? [more inside]
Is it bad form or unethical to use a new job prospect as leverage for a raise/promotion at the existing job? [more inside]
I’m looking for an old, rare mp3. iTunes is a no-go. Help? [more inside]
Old, physically healthy dog and dementia. How did that go for you? [more inside]
Where can I find gifts similar to this
for under $100 a pop? [more inside]
Please help me identify a computer game I played in 1986. [more inside]
My wife's 40th birthday is coming up. She dreads that number! For her, it's the age when people become "old." Help me make her birthday a fun event she will love! [more inside]
Wicked long shot, but I would like to identify a 15-year-old infomercial because it brought me so much joy. It featured a man in a dance club selling some mysterious service. [more inside]
Does anyone have comparison info between UltraTouch and T.A.P. (Thermal-acoustical-pest control) insulation? [more inside]
I have an old Stromberg-Carlson tube amp and I'm looking to replace the large Sprague multi-section capacitor. Of course, it's old and searches for something similar haven't paid off. [more inside]
Why am I so grief stricken? [more inside]
Any ideas on where I could find more information on Italian actress and ex-james dean's girl, Pier Angeli? [more inside]
I've got a new-to-me old, old house and 1001 questions about how to fix it. I've found lots of great articles on old-house stuff, but I'm dying to find a site like Ask Metafilter, but specifically for old-house people--a place to ask and answer and discuss. Does such a thing exist?
Is there a name for this photography technique/style
? I'm trying to find more photos like that. [more inside]
Can a Blackberry and a G5 play nice? [more inside]
Old house, strange wiring issue. Electrician will be called, but any idea what's going on? [more inside]
Help me remember this old science fiction comic. [more inside]
How do I let people love me? Will I ever outgrow my fear of intimacy? I'm in my late 20s. I'm scared of intimacy. Don't get me wrong, I'm not scared of sex. Won't think twice about a threesome, but am startled by holding hands. If a guy wants to get to know me more, compliments me, or crosses the line from being sweet to me to being sweet on me, I get super flustered. I stutter or look at my feet. I run away. [more inside]