I'll be driving from Wisconsin to Panama City Beach, FL next week and we are looking for a place to rest our heads somewhere around GA or TN. Can you recommend a hotel on (or close to) the highway where we won't be shanked in the middle of the night? Our route will be on I-65, thanks in advance!
I'm looking for a service that will, say, receive/collect UK/European packages purchased on eBay, arrange international shipping to the US, and send them to me. These would be for auctions where international shipping isn't an option. So, if it's a UK auction, I'd be looking for a UK service that could accept the package on my behalf and forward it to me. I know this service exists, but what should I be googling to find it? Is it courier shipping? Does anyone have any recommendations for particular companies/individuals who offer this service?
I have a clip of this standup act: http://zork.net/~spork/classiccomedy.mp3 Can anyone identify this act? I actually found this out once but lost the name of the comic. This was recorded in 2006. The comedian has another act along the same lines as this, but whereas this one is ultra generic, the other one is very overly specific to LA.
I am trying to identify a movie from fifties or very early sixties, where a soldier is found reading Ulysses by his fellow soldiers who accuse him of reading dirty books. Any ideas?
Does anyone know of a good collaborative online resource that I could use to coordinate my brother's bachelor party? Essentially, I need to be able to coordinate schedules and accept suggestions and thoughts on what we can do. I'd think that there's a great collab website for this, but my google-fu is failing mightily. Help Askme-wan-kenobi, you're my only hope.
I was informed by the CIO that an email that I sent out of OWA from Safari, OSX Mavericks had dodgy source code attached. See a text file of source code. [more inside]
I'm trying to decide between two routes from Columbia, MD to Scranton, PA. Details inside. [more inside]
How do I find free online professional development resources? [more inside]
School system is trying to demonstrate equality of education across schools to comply with a longstanding federal court order. One way they are trying to achieve this is by taking away programs that are only offered at one school. Looking for other examples where this type of decision has been made, and perhaps, overturned. [more inside]
I'm looking for fictional depictions of people breaking under strain. Tony Soprano is the right idea, but I'd rather written references. Short fiction would be most appreciated, and 'genre' is no constraint. Just really accurate, clear depictions of someone going through a nervous breakdown, before and or after, interior or exterior point of view.
I recently acquired this small pitcher and I would like to know what it says. Also, if you can tell me anything about its intended purpose, that's be great. Thanks!
Please help me find a poem. I have very few details. Kind of a long shot. [more inside]
Do you know what this music is? https://vid.me/PdCQ I filmed this standing on a conrner and the music was playing from an LCD/LED billboard behind me. Maybe someone who lives in Shanghai knows if it's music from an ad? Or some music buff can tell me if it's a known tune, that I can get a proper version of somewhere? [more inside]
I just remembered a movie that I saw part of on TV years ago. Here's all I remember about it. It was about a young man who was studying science at a university, I think he was a grad student. I think he was a genius or coming up with some cutting edge theory or discovery. It was definitely science, I'm pretty sure astronomy... He was Asian and I'm pretty sure had just come to America for college/grad school. He frequented a tea shop where he first ordered "togo" tea, not realizing it was "to go." [more inside]
Right now I pay AT&T $120 each month for iPhone talk/text/data service. For the past several months, all I have really used is maybe 1-2 hours of talk per month and perhaps 100 texts. I don't use the data at all. I miss ye olde $40/month Cingular plan on my indestructible Nokia brick of yore. How do I get back to that place (and keep my current phone number)? [more inside]
According to my grandmother, this scroll was given to her by a client many years ago. Apparently, the client was actually present when items from a tabernacle were being burned during WW2. He rolled up this scroll and secreted it away safely, until he decided to gift it to grandma. Years later, she had a client who was a rabbi, and he first told her it was hung upside down, and then identified the scroll as being a particular story. Grandma says she thinks it was either Joseph's Coat or Jacob's Ladder, but she can't remember which. Can anybody tell what it is, or provide any other information?
Tell me what I need to know about buying eyeglasses for the first time so I ask the right questions and don't buy things I don't need. Cost is not really a factor, though; I'd rather do this right and not skimp (and regret it later). Bonus if you can recommend a specific place to go in Milwaukee. I do not want to order online. [more inside]
This is silly but: I'm looking for a particular animated gif. It's a claymation penguin that hears the phone ringing and goes to answer it. Then his teakettle starts boiling, and then he sits down and cries, overwhelmed by too many inputs. I'm pretty sure the penguin is Pingu but no combination of search terms seems to be coming up with the image. Pretty sure I saw the gif on tumblr someplace.
This is a probably a minor doctor issue, but I'm having a hard time figuring out if I should make a complaint or not. Mostly, I don't want to make a complaint if it would not be taken seriously. Content within. [more inside]
This is the wallpaper in my bedroom. It was there when I moved in, and was put up pre-1982. Any idea where to get more, as it's probably due to be replaced. I did try googling "peacock mylar 70's wallpaper" but did not find it, other search terms would be appreciated.
You are not in my pool (YANIMP). Please help me with my bracket. [more inside]
Jones New York is apparently going under, so I'm looking for alternatives. Examples of what I like: this, this, and this. I'm looking for casual and business-casual clothes that are pretty standard with some interesting touches. My other main places to shop are Goodwill and Marshalls, where I look for Splendid, Loft, BR, James Perse, etc.
as I approach my 35th year, I'm feeling more and more down about not owning my own home. However, I know there are some rational reasons why I don't. Or are they rational? Why did you, Metafilter homeowner, purchase your home? [more inside]
I recently started using a Windows 8 PC, and something I miss in the move from OS X is the ability to pull up all instances of an app with a single click. Can I get Windows to mimic this behavior? [more inside]
I somehow have locked myself out of my boedroom. The lock locks from the inside and the screws are also inside. It's a turn handle not a round doorknob. My phone is in there too. I have a screwdrier but not sure what to do
I started writing scripts about 6 months ago, kinda outa the blue. I feel like I've gone as far as I can go by myself. [more inside]
I've been getting my mousy light brown hair highlighted blonde for going on, oh, 15 years. I'm totally sick of spending $1200 a year maintaining it (just writing out that figure is horrifying). I need help figuring out how blonde hair works. [more inside]
I obsessively bite the skin around my fingernails (sometimes to the point of bleeding). This is been going on since around the age of 12. I've successfully stopped a few times, but never manage to stick with it. Lately it's gotten pretty bad and I've gotten random comments from strangers, coworkers and family friends along the lines of "What happened to your fingers? Did you hurt yourself?" I then sputter off some awkward response . . . [more inside]
Does anyone know the etymology of the Turkish name Tanrıvermiş? In particular, is it etymologically Turkic, or does it have an Arabic or Persian root?
Not sure how to search for old New Yorker cartoon? [more inside]
I have an 8-year old who knows all the good swear words and understands on some level that it's not appropriate for him to use them most of the time. I'm struggling to give him some principled guidelines for using swear words. [more inside]
We will there for about 1 week, based near Milan. We are thinking about a day or overnight trip to Venice. Any other recommendations for day or overnight trips around there? We won't have a car. [more inside]
I have difficulty managing energy levels both at home and away, and I'd like some tips to balance things out for an upcoming group tour and avoid burnout. All experience welcome. [more inside]
My beloved and I are heading to Providence tomorrow for a day trip. How big is the RISD museum? Is it a 1 1/2 hour museum or a day-long museum? For comparison, we're pretty familiar with the Boston MFA or the Gardner or the Frick.
I'm shy, unassertive, and nerdy. Should I date someone just like myself or try to find someone whose strengths are my weaknesses? [more inside]
I would like for my TV to display streaming video from my computer. How do I hook this up? [more inside]
What formatting conventions are there for inarticulate sounds such as screams, cries, snores, etc. when writing screenplays? [more inside]
A slightly weird situation has arisen in my relationship with my SO over the people I follow on Twitter. To me it feels controlling; am I overreacting? [more inside]
I went on a walk today and saw these great trees flowering. The flowers are about the size of an orchid flower, and kind of look like one, too. On the same street, there were different trees with white flowers and with pale pink striped flowers, maybe light purple ones, too. What are they? [more inside]
Help me find blogs/books/articles that will make me feel better about being an outspoken lady. [more inside]
What are the best countries to consider in terms of prenatal care/maternity leave/childcare for American expats? [more inside]
I've got a 3-lb boneless pork butt braising in the oven right now for pulled pork. The guy I bought it from at Whole Foods recommended that I roast it after braising to get a good crust. It sounded awesome at the time but now I'm losing my nerve - is this a recipe for deliciousness or sadness? [more inside]
I'm looking for a product I bought at Sephora within the last four years that is no longer there or on the website (or any website, apparently) and I don't remember the name of it, only the brand: Fresh. [more inside]
I send monthly letters to my two-year-old nephew, and started included small crafts with them - origami, window stars, coffee filter snowflakes, a friendship bracelet. What are other small, flat-ish things that I can make for him? [more inside]
My grandmother passed away last week. The viewing and funeral have already been held. I am now trying to deal with people who mean well, but say some incredibly dumb things. What are some good tactics? [more inside]
So, after the demise of Google Reader I switched to InoReader, which is great (yay!). Unfortunately though, it's recently been blocked by the webfilter at work (boo!), so I'm looking for alternatives. [more inside]
We're about five weeks away from the wedding, and I'm wondering if anyone has any anecdotes about things that weren't obvious that could have made your wedding day better or averted disaster. [more inside]