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I'm still not sure if she is the one. Is that ok?

To elaborate a little more - I've been 2 years in a relationship. We are engaged and are looking to get married later next year but I have some hesitations. I cannot tell if these hesitations are warranted or if its steming from my fear of commitement or both. [more inside]
posted by red47Apple on Dec 18, 2016 - 19 answers

Quantifying economic outcomes for whites of minority-targeted programs

In personal experience, many programs notionally or popularly perceived to be aimed or benefiting primarily minorities end up making me (white dude) better off as well, e.g. Section 8 housing assistance. I'm trying to identify data and research sources that either support or diminish this claim. [more inside]
posted by klangklangston on Nov 23, 2016 - 9 answers

Name a community weblog without an "o" in the name. Bet you can't!

There's this Facebook thing. A question will be asked like "Name a city without the letter E in the name. Bet you can't!" or some other equally easy question. 8032324089 people will then comment "Um, Atlanta! OMG This is so easy how stupid do u think i am?" People jump all over them to show how smart they are. What's the point of these things? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Feb 18, 2016 - 11 answers

Website for asking a Q, to get a MeFi-size&quality, but anon, readership

Is there a non-tech "Ask" site as high-quality and high-readership as AskMetafilter, but where there's a place for responding with throwaway usernames? (Reddit isn't it.) [more inside]
posted by Baeria on Dec 31, 2015 - 6 answers

Why don't they charge small batteries in parallel?

I'm sure this is a stupid question, but I wondered. Why don't cell phones and other chargeable electronics charge multiple small batteries in parallel? The analogy is like this: * I have one cell phone with a large battery that takes 3 hours to charge. * I have three cell phones with small batteries that take 1 hour to charge. Why can't cell phones just have 3 smaller batteries and charge them all at the same time, and therefore make the charging faster?
posted by jonclegg on Nov 16, 2015 - 8 answers

Where did i read this? Back seat feeling of weirdness

Sometime in the last couple of years I read a great description of the feeling of dozing off in the back of your parents car on a journey at night. I cannot for the life of me remember where I read it. The part which really struck me concerned the description of the feeling being somewhat uncanny, possibly slightly evil. Does anyone know what it might have been? It might have been something by Stephen King.
posted by gnuhavenpier on Oct 28, 2015 - 8 answers

Career questions: how to fix a part of the world?

I want to work on projects that will change the world for the better. I think I know what kind of work I want to do. I'm not sure how to get there. Thoughts/ideas? [more inside]
posted by suedehead on Jun 15, 2015 - 10 answers

Interviewing future housemates

When looking for a new place to live, there is a question I want to ask my potential future housemates, but I can't figure out how to phrase it. My best attempt so far is "How particular is your household about doing things a certain way?" or perhaps "How many high-maintenance things do you have in your house, and what kind of care do they need?" Basically I'm asking how nitpicky people are, but I want to ask in a neutral way. [more inside]
posted by danceswithlight on Nov 20, 2014 - 33 answers

Getting yelled at by my boss

Is getting yelled at by your boss really a big deal? [more inside]
posted by pieceofcake on Sep 5, 2014 - 26 answers

Do we have bedbugs or fleas?

Moved into a house 2 months ago. Got a dog. Getting bites. Can't find critters. Snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by Bluestocking_Puppet on Jul 11, 2014 - 14 answers

Should my husband acknowledge his son's graduation?

My husband and his ex wife put their only child up for adoption 24 years ago (when he was about a year old). My husband's ex wife reached out to me almost 6 years ago asking if my husband (her ex) wanted to have a relationship with the child they put up for adoption. My husband wanted that opportunity. He reached out to the son several times, received no or limited responses. [more inside]
posted by getyourlife on May 4, 2014 - 32 answers

Know the name of this movie involving blindfolded man & dress tie?

So for like 5 years I've been trying to remember what the name of this cheesy movie was from the mid to late 90s. What I can remember: There's a man who's in some kind of torrid romance with a woman. Halfway through the movie they're in front of a fire about to make love. She takes his dress tie and blindfolds him with it, and they go at it. We find out partway though that it's really her friend instead...and he realizes when the woman bends down to whisper into his ear "It will be our turn soon..." He removes the tie, says something like "Cammy/Dani etc" and the woman takes the tie, gags him, and basically rides him to completion. The only other thing I can remember about the movie is the specific song playing during that scene...which is Bahu-Rang's Strange Imagination by Joseph Pusateri. Any ideas???!
posted by PetiePal on Apr 29, 2014 - 7 answers

A mariachi cover of Billy Joel's "Piano Man"... but who made it?

In August of 2000, I was visiting Mountain View, CA on a work trip, and one evening, we went to a Mexican restaurant for dinner. They were playing mainly mariachi music, and a song came on, a cover of Billy Joel's "Piano Man", but in a mariachi style, with spanish lyrics. I asked someone what was playing and they said it was a muzak-like system, and that they didn't know song names and such... I've been searching off and on since then, but haven't found it. Does anyone know anything about this? It was a really enjoyable cover, and really funny, being that there was no piano in the song...
posted by BleuLlama on Sep 13, 2013 - 3 answers

What really matters in a long term relationship?

I love my boyfriend dearly but am starting to doubt our long term potential. I don't know if I'm asking smart questions, or letting my inner commitment phoebe dictate my thinking. [more inside]
posted by meb123 on Apr 25, 2013 - 25 answers

How would I replicate this graph / wireframe look easily? Is there a particular name to this?

How would I replicate this graph / wireframe look easily? Is there a particular name to this? [more inside]
posted by nathanm on Dec 1, 2012 - 5 answers

Glitter wall alternatives for an adult?

Dear AskMeFi: is has to be some way to get the effect I'm looking for on my walls but with a shimmer? I like this tree branch graphic for my walls, but I would like to have it shine like glass beaded wallpaper. As I understand it, glitter never sticks to anything you want it to but sticks to everything else. I'm just not sure how to get the effect on my walls that I envision. Ideally it would be removable because we live in an apartment. Thank you for your help!
posted by Issithe on Nov 12, 2012 - 6 answers

Hypothetical: Skin Graft Wedding Rings

Hypothetical Question: Would it be possible to trade skin grafts with someone (cosmetically/ superficially) in lieu of wedding rings? Would a plastic surgeon be willing to do it, if it is possible? [more inside]
posted by howgenerica on Jun 19, 2012 - 23 answers

Man Mini Newbie question

2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 4GB, 320 GB. Hi I won a Mac Mini at a local auction. I only got the unit and the power supply. I purchased a Mini-DVI to VGA Female Monitor Cable Adapter to use with my existing monitor. I have a keyboard as well. I hooked up everything but all I get is blank screen. One time I got a message insert bootable dvd, I think. Please help an apple newbie. Thanks
posted by Noodles on May 11, 2012 - 7 answers

Help Me Navigate and Not Screw Up this Budding Online Relationship

I've been talking to a guy online for 4 months. He's cute and seems like a decent, fun guy w/ a full life and lots of friends. We've exchanged a lot of info/flirted through email, but nothing too deep. At first he took great interest in me - emailing me with open ended questions, always asking how I was doing and replying a day or two later. I went away for 2 weeks and he said he'd miss me, etc. Because of how silly I was with the guy I liked before him I was trying to manage my expectations ("nothing could come of it and it'd be okay!" I told myself) and play things cool by only reciprocating what he gave me, but recently we've hit a snag... [more inside]
posted by soooo on Apr 26, 2012 - 71 answers

Problem with a rental agreement, advice please?

Problem renting an apartment. [more inside]
posted by Rosengeist on Mar 14, 2012 - 17 answers

We don't just talk any more.

I need a question that prompts extended conversation. There should be no actual answer to the question. It should probably be about music. [more inside]
posted by donpardo on Feb 7, 2012 - 22 answers

Can MMA fighters be using steroids and never get caught?

MMAfilter: The recent news that Cris Cyborg has been using steroids has caused her whole career to be called into question. But that made me question - how often are MMA fighters tested for steroids? [more inside]
posted by Sully on Jan 22, 2012 - 4 answers

How do I dispute my final grade with a professor?

Is it okay to dispute final grades? Can I ask certain assignments to be re-evaluated if I did not ask earlier? How do I go about doing this? [more inside]
posted by cyml on Dec 20, 2011 - 42 answers

I'm not disinterested, I just can't think of anything to ask!

In a job interview, the interviewer asks the interviewee questions. But what questions should the interviewee ask the interviewer? [more inside]
posted by lockstitch on Jun 17, 2011 - 31 answers

lung nodules

how far back can you go to get a lung xray for ct comparison? And does having single nodules in each lung increase chance for cancer?
posted by barberpowell on Jun 6, 2011 - 4 answers

Winners and Losers

Is it me, or this article, that's full of crap? [more inside]
posted by Fen on Jan 7, 2011 - 15 answers

Does State Farm Want to Take Over the World!?

So, anyone seen the new State Farm commercials? The recent series stars a mid-30 something guy either walking into a coffee shop, browsing a news stand, waiting by the curb in a city where a server brings him his....coffee.....and some other ones... [more inside]
posted by TeachTheDead on Jan 7, 2011 - 19 answers

It's sneak in an awkward question time!

Is there a word or phrase which describes the asking of a personal question, which would never normally be asked in normal circumstances, and isn't particularly relevant, during an argument or discussion on a particular topic?
posted by devnull on Dec 21, 2010 - 17 answers

How to unzip a stuck zipper?

Ugh. My zipper on my coat is stuck. It zips up and down, but won't go all the way down. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by zug on Nov 28, 2010 - 4 answers

What questions do I need to ask my friends?

What should friends know about each other? For lovers, there are lots of lists of "questions you should ask". I'd like to find something like that, but for good friends. [more inside]
posted by sninctown on Oct 15, 2010 - 10 answers

Should I put a question mark here, because I think it's awkward?

Grammar question about putting question marks at the end of sentences. [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Sep 14, 2010 - 15 answers


MeFi, Help me name that game I played over 10 years ago! [more inside]
posted by QueenHawkeye on Jun 25, 2010 - 11 answers

I Want to Make It Harder to Steal My Money, Thanks

What can I do about the dubious security questions of Everbank's online banking service? [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on Jun 8, 2010 - 15 answers

I saw a werewolf with a Cad'lac keyring in his hand...

Help me ID this story/author: I've been listening to a little more Warren Zevon than usual lately, and this has tickled a vague recollection of a novella or short story (possibly from an anthology) about a white-collar werewolf working as a repo man or debt collector, driving a big ol' (green?) Cadillac. [more inside]
posted by MarchHare on Mar 8, 2010 - 2 answers

In search of a theme

I need a subject or a theme. I'd like to read a wide range of books and discover lots of stuff. Last time I did, I was at the university, studying to get a degree in Comparative Literature. [more inside]
posted by nicolin on Feb 24, 2010 - 18 answers

My right side isn't acting right

YANMD filter - but there's something amiss with the right side of my body (I think). Lengthy. [more inside]
posted by patheral on Feb 8, 2010 - 24 answers

Library-Related Trivia?

Library-Related Trivia? [more inside]
posted by Jaybo on Nov 3, 2009 - 17 answers

Iphone Question

I am getting ready to purchase an iphone. Just wanted to know if I can access auction sites that require me to log in with a password. Also I would like to know will I be able to bid on items. Please help, as I don't want to make a wrong decision. Thanks
posted by Noodles on Oct 28, 2009 - 9 answers

Uh...hang on, just give me a minute.

What is the most important scientific question of our time? [more inside]
posted by Demogorgon on Oct 12, 2009 - 44 answers

Getting results, and paying out the ass for it!

I need to conduct a survey, but I need the traffic to send to it. [more inside]
posted by chrisfromthelc on Oct 7, 2009 - 5 answers

Will Satellite work with leaves off trees?

Will a Hi-Defintion Satellite Signal go through tree branches in the winter months? [more inside]
posted by priested on Oct 7, 2009 - 4 answers

Condensed Matter Forum?

I'm looking for a forum that hosts discussion in the field of condensed matter physics and/or materials science. I'd like a site where scientists can go to ask and answer questions, similar to Ask.Metafilter, but a general forum would be good as well. Does anyone know of such a site?
posted by Aanidaani on Aug 17, 2009 - 2 answers

Income Tax Question

We live in the state of Alabama. My son is 18 and a full time college student. He is starting a part time job to help with school. He will be making minimum wage and will work 20 or so hours per week. We are filling out his paperwork and came across the "Alabama Dept. of Revenue Employee's Withholding Exemption Certificate" http://www.ador.state.al.us/Withholding/FA4(01_07).pdf Would this apply to my son or do we leave it blank?
posted by Kam1761 on Aug 14, 2009 - 2 answers

Polish Speaking Part?

I was told that foreign films that entered Poland during Communist times were dubbed into Polish but all of the voice work for both genders was acted out by one man. Is this true?
posted by parmanparman on Jun 23, 2009 - 22 answers

How to communicate with a loved one

Is there any reason why some people don't like to be "put on the spot" to answer questions? [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on May 23, 2009 - 60 answers

Craigs list 419er

I am selling a motorcycle on Craigs list and I am getting a few scammy kind of offers. I am thinking about playing one of these out and documenting the process on Facebook I will not sell this bike to this person but want to see how for it will go ala 419 eater Can anyone think of a reason not to do this experiment?
posted by citybuddha on May 22, 2009 - 17 answers

What is the answer to the question"where did the first mommy come from" for a 5 yr old?

What do I answer my 5 yr olds question about "if everyone comes from mommy's belly, where did the first mommy come from?" I have no idea what the answer is...adults or kids. At some point in evolution a baby was born...from what??? I don't do the whole God/creationism thing so please none of that garbage. Thanks!
posted by aacheson on May 5, 2009 - 36 answers

What to ask a holocaust survivor

I've got a holocaust survivor coming, and I get to ask one question. For some reason, I can't think of a question. We've covered most of the stuff in class, and I just can't think of anything to ask him. He's 82 btw, and hes coming to my college.
posted by Nighthawk3729 on Apr 30, 2009 - 36 answers

What should we discuss before we have kids?

Apologies, I know there is a lot on this topic, but I have a specific question that doesn't seem to be answered. We are thinking of having kids. We both want them. What should we discuss before we jump in with both feet? Who will stay home, and for how long? What kinds of names are you considering? What forms of punishment / praise will be used? When can she get her ears pierced? etc. There seems to be so much to discuss... and I want to start having the conversation before I get hormonal. This will be our first. What conversations did you have before yours were born?
posted by saragoodman3 on Mar 26, 2009 - 22 answers

A Riddle within a Nutshell within a...

Need help answering a question about a "Flight of the Conchords" cast member! [more inside]
posted by Groovytimes on Jan 21, 2009 - 6 answers

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