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Best things to do in Australia's Blue Mountains?

My boyfriend and I are going with my parents to Australia in June, and my parents have tasked us with finding out things to do for the portion of our trip in the Blue Mountains, which will be in early June. What are your favorite things to do there in the winter? What are some things that would be good for a group of four adults who are not particularly outdoorsy or athletic? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Apr 4, 2014 - 15 answers

To do list that sends notifications when a task is marked complete

I'd like to have a to-do list for application tasks that will send selected recipients email notifications each time I complete a task. Does such a thing exist? (Note: this is for personal use, and the intended recipients are aware of the idea and want to receive such notifications.)
posted by ocherdraco on Feb 25, 2014 - 10 answers

What is the origin of this enigmatic photograph?

There is an interesting photograph on the wall of my chemistry tutor's classroom. The photo was on the wall when he rented the room, so he does not know its provenance, and my searches have yet to turn up a source. Can you help me figure out where it comes from? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Sep 2, 2013 - 4 answers

Etiquette in referring to Nurse Practitioners

I am a pre-med student, and have been shadowing lots of doctors lately. When I finish shadowing, I usually write a thank you note to the doctor, and to the staff in the office where I've been shadowing (basically thanking them for being welcoming while I'm in their work space). How should I address the notes I'm writing for this most recent shadowing, where a Nurse Practitioner is also in the office? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Jul 3, 2013 - 8 answers

I can get an A, but can I do it without a trip to the bathroom?

[TMIfilter] Test anxiety and bodily functions. Help me keep it together. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Dec 19, 2012 - 15 answers

Oh my lord I love this song; help me find it again!

I just heard the most amazing song on a streaming radio station from France! The song was in English, but there was no identification, and googling the bits of lyrics I could understand got me nowhere. Can you help me figure it out? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Nov 15, 2012 - 11 answers

Non-US radio, please

What are your favorite non-American radio stations? Bonus points for stations that are available online, and mostly play music that I am unlikely to hear on American radio.
posted by ocherdraco on Sep 28, 2012 - 44 answers

Ikea bed and mattress suggestions

Our bedframe is broken beyond repair. Perhaps this would be a good time to get a bed that is larger than a full. Our budget is Ikea level—so I have two questions: 1) Will their queen size beds comfortably support our combined weight of 500-550 lbs? 2) Are there any Ikea beds or mattresses that you particularly like?
posted by ocherdraco on Aug 31, 2012 - 23 answers

How can I feel more confident in situations that make me feel unsafe?

What can I do to make myself feel more capable in situations where I feel unsafe? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Jul 20, 2012 - 24 answers

Can this CPAP stand be saved? Or is there a better way?

My partner uses a CPAP machine at night, with a stand to elevate the hose, to keep it from getting crushed or tangled. The stand he uses works well—it greatly improves his sleep—but each stand fails at one soldered joint after about a month of use, so he just buys another one each time. We're tired of paying $20 a month for what should be a one time (or at least rare) purchase. Can you help us find a way to reinforce the stand, or a sturdier stand that we'll only need to buy once? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on May 9, 2012 - 28 answers

Affordable student health insurance in New York?

I have recently lost my health insurance. While it is possible I will be reinstated to the plan I lost, which is provided in conjunction with my school, I need to be insured again ASAP, and I don't mind the possibility of doubling up on insurance for a short period of time. New Yorkers, do you know of any affordable (<$500 or so per month) plans I might be eligible for? I am a full time college student. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Apr 25, 2012 - 9 answers

Something special for my sister's first mothers' day

My sister is expecting her first child. On Mothers' Day (which is after the baby will be born), my sister, brother-in-law, and the new baby will be getting together with both of the baby's grandmothers. I don't live in the state where this will be happening, but I'd like to do something special to surprise all three mothers. What awesome (but inexpensive) thing can I do? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Apr 16, 2012 - 20 answers

Where can I find summer research opportunities?

I'm a post-bacc pre-med student, and I'm trying to find a research position (paid, unpaid, whatever) for this summer so I can start to get some research experience. My school's listings for research positions in medicine-related fields (or even basic science) are really not useful, nor is the pre-med advising office. Where can I find listings for such positions? Who else should I talk to?
posted by ocherdraco on Mar 27, 2012 - 15 answers

I want to be the Usain Bolt of Gen. Chem.: Fast and Flawless

Help me go from good to great in my general chemistry course. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Mar 8, 2012 - 14 answers

Pockets in Scrubs

I just started volunteering at a hospital and got my first ever set of scrubs. The pants have two pockets on the butt, as one would expect, but one of them is inside the pants, and one of them is outside. I find this arrangement totally fascinating and intriguing. Is there some reason for a pocket inside the backside of scrub pants, or did I just get a weird pair?
posted by ocherdraco on Nov 22, 2011 - 10 answers

Will it quilt?

How can I tell if vintage fabric (some lovely old printed tablecloths with no labels) is 100% cotton? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Sep 27, 2011 - 5 answers

Identify these three plants, please

Can you help me identify these plants? I'm trying to identify 1) the purple flowers, 2) the little white flowers at the bottom, and 3) the big green leaves. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on May 3, 2011 - 8 answers

Amy I jeopardizing my mental health treatment by missing my prozac sometimes?

How big a problem is forgetting to take my antidepressant every few days? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Jan 12, 2011 - 17 answers

Which kind of doctor should I see for a possible mouth infection?

Which doctor should I go to if I think I have an infection in my mouth: a dentist or a physician? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Nov 17, 2010 - 10 answers

How can I save each day from failure?

I'm depressed. What can I do to keep one small negative experience from spiraling into a cascade of negative thoughts about myself? I'm working on getting into therapy and getting on meds, but I need some strategies that will help me cut these cycles now. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Nov 10, 2010 - 29 answers

What was this bedtime picture book?

I'm trying to find a bedtime picture book I remember from my childhood. Can you help me find it? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Sep 6, 2010 - 1 answer

How should I clean a peed on mattress?

What is the best way to clean a mattress after bedwetting? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Jul 7, 2010 - 10 answers

Tonsils are bothersome.

Some questions (and some of them are kind of gross) about getting over tonsillitis. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on May 17, 2010 - 9 answers

How do I fix broken stays in a bustier?

One of the stays on my bustier has popped out. How can I repair it? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Feb 10, 2010 - 10 answers

Renting cars: which rate will I be charged, daily or weekly?

If a rental car's weekly rate is better than the daily rate I'd use for five days, can I rent the car for a week and just return it early? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Jan 26, 2010 - 11 answers

I feel kind of like that scale in "Sesame Street at the Metropolitan Museum of Art" that determines that Egyptian kid's fate, only I'm not Osiris, and these are books, not souls.

What strategies can I use for culling books? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Jan 17, 2010 - 28 answers

Get me to my work on time

Help me figure out how to get up and to work on time while getting the timing right for my ADD medication and balancing other responsibilities. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Jan 8, 2010 - 42 answers

"So a feminist is like Susan B. Anthony?" Biographies for my favorite 8-year-old.

Frabjous day! My eight-year-old cousin likes biographies. What are good biography resources that are age appropriate? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Dec 30, 2009 - 22 answers

Stabilizing a wooden bedframe

How can I make my bed more stable? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Dec 14, 2009 - 28 answers

Romance!

I've got some questions about romance novel blogs. Are there good ones that focus on historical romances, or that look at romances from a feminist perspective? What about blogs that are just plain good (on books or otherwise), and whose writers happen to write about romances from time to time? Are there any bloggers who write about romances and about other kinds of books as well? I'm trying to get a handle on this particular corner of the web, and would appreciate any insight. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Nov 30, 2009 - 12 answers

“If a woman rebels against high-heeled shoes, she should take care to do it in a very smart hat.”

I want my halloween costume to be (primarily but not exclusively) an elaborate hat, and I want to make it. I have two and a half weeks, and somewhere between $25-$45 to devote to things to put on the base hat (I have a free and/or inexpensive source for various kinds of hats, and so am not factoring that into my expenses). I want it to be clever, to be ridiculous like Marie Antoinette and her wigs, and I want it to be something I can wear all night. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Oct 13, 2009 - 13 answers

Slow & Steady

Why is my website loading slowly, and how can I fix it? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Sep 28, 2009 - 21 answers

I just want the damned router to work.

Is my wireless router dead? If not, how do I fix it? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Sep 20, 2009 - 8 answers

Two mailings from Peaceful Mountain Donkey Rescue in less than three weeks was the last straw.

How can I get off mailing lists for charities (and other non-profits) I never contacted in the first place? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Sep 3, 2009 - 5 answers

Six strings or four?

I have never managed to properly learn how to play an instrument before. I'd like to be able to accompany myself when I sing, so I'm thinking of getting a ukulele or a guitar. Please help me figure out what I ought to be looking for. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Aug 13, 2009 - 32 answers

How can I build an online tool that checks the size of an image?

How can I make an online tool to show someone whether an image they've uploaded is high enough resolution for print? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Jul 21, 2009 - 16 answers

On Beyond Shirley Temples and Roy Rogers

Give me yer best virgin cocktails—bonus points for ones easily ordered in a bar. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Jul 13, 2009 - 22 answers

Disco Inferno

Jackson-o-mania (and the nonstop repeats of "Don't Stop Till You Get Enough" among his other records) has made me wonder: what disco songs do we still listen to today? Or, in other words, what disco is actually good? Presumably, staying power is some sort of indicator of how good (or, at the very least, how camp) they are.
posted by ocherdraco on Jul 6, 2009 - 44 answers

Hook-up: Good. Feelings after hook-up: bad.

So I got a little action this weekend with a friend of a friend (yay!). I gave him my phone number, etc., but don't really think I'll ever see him again. How do I keep myself from feeling down about that? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on May 27, 2009 - 27 answers

Keep On Truckin'

How do I reboot myself when I feel like I'm getting nothing done at work? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on May 18, 2009 - 10 answers

I'll take you there!

Is there a way to link to a particular spot on a webpage if that webpage doesn't have built in anchors? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Mar 11, 2009 - 13 answers

Forewarning on Funeral Leave

Should I notify my employer about a possible (but not certain) funeral leave? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Feb 15, 2009 - 12 answers

To you, this dating question is trivial; to me right now, it's monumental.

Help me not work myself into a tizzy about a potential social faux pas. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Dec 7, 2008 - 33 answers

How do I make a light-based alarm?

I want to make an unobtrusive, light-based alarm to help me remember to take my pills. What do I need to do? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Nov 11, 2008 - 7 answers

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