What's the best way to reassure my boss about my various part-time freelance projects? [more inside]
Where's a good BRICKS & MORTAR place to buy a nice vinyl tablecloth in central CT? [more inside]
My daughter's car ruptured a radiator hose. I replaced it, and now it's not running properly. Help! [more inside]
What factors do you consider when thinking about getting rid of your old car and buying a new one? [more inside]
I have seven hours between flights in the Hamburg airport -- 11pm until 6am. Is getting a hotel worth the cost? Should I attempt to sleep at the airport? [more inside]
Is to possible to map several addresses from an excel spreadsheet on Google earth, Google maps, etc. using a macro? [more inside]
I'm trying to find out what is and isn't legal about how my employer keeps track of my hours, when they pay me, and and a couple other hours/pay issues. [more inside]
How do I make my mum feel better? Today. (And I'm broke.) [more inside]
Why is it illegal for retailers to sell below retail price? Or is it? [more inside]
I'm running into problems when trying to burn some edited mp3 files to an audio CD. [more inside]
Trying to track down a kid's sci-fi short story about a girl whose neighbour was an alien who could detach and 'fix' body parts. [more inside]
Estranged parent crisis: I came home to my father -- whom I have not seen in the last two years for reasons of his alcoholism and emotional abuse -- looming in the hallway, waiting for me to return. How do I deal with this? [more inside]
Movers to go from Philadelphia to New York? [more inside]
What is the universe expanding into? [more inside]
Is there a bank or credit union with branches/ATMs in Cleveland, OH that meets the following criteria?
- Has all the expected features of online banking: see your balance, pay your bills, transfer, etc. Super great online banking, with features/interface similar to Quicken Online or Mint.com would be a big big plus.
- Allows its customers to use either Quicken Online or Mint.com -- or another free online service -- to track their spending?
- Since I freelance and am paid by paper check, it would be nice if they didn't sit on checks forever for no reason.
What makes someone a good dancer? [more inside]
Who, other than Grande, can provide me with analog phone service in Austin, TX? [more inside]
Is there a text editor for Mac OS or WinXP that can syntax color (a.k.a. fontify or syntax highlight) C and C++ code fragments for my daily journal? [more inside]
Selling my car to FastCash4MyCar.com. Since my car isn't drivable, they will bring a tow truck and hand me cash. Thoughts? [more inside]
This question is for cinephiles: A filmmaker friend of mine is putting together a montage of film clips featuring shots or scenes where a gun is pointed directly at the screen. One example that immediately came to mind was the scene in GOODFELLAS where Lorraine Bracco is pointing a gun at Ray Liotta's face, and there are shots where she is pointing at gun at the screen. Does anyone know of other films featuring such shots? Thanks.
High School Dance Squad Politics - I'd be the new coach & would like to know what I can expect. [more inside]
I need help finding this book: The World's Best Fairy Tales. I think it is a Reader's Digest Anthology, but I'm looking for a specific cover that I remember vividly from childhood. [more inside]
I'm trying to make a web-based app that involves, among other things, letting the user draw a simple sketch. These do *not* need to be high quality sketches - I'm talking a paintbrush function at minimum, and a sort of pared down microsoft paint (draw circles! straight lines! spray paint!) at most. Is this doable? [more inside]
FragrantButFrumpyFilter: Help a middle-aged family man select a fragrance that would put a smile on his wife's face. [more inside]
My boyfriend and I are planning a trip to Santa Barbara, CA in June for our 2 year anniversary (whoo hoo!). We's love some suggestions on where we should stay and what should we do... Help? [more inside]
I'm a person who likes words more than anything else, even when I'm listening to music. I'm looking for indie bands to check out who are known for writing clever, literate, narrative-driven lyrics. I'm thinking of bands like The Mountain Goats, The Weakerthans, The Magnetic Fields, and the Hold Steady. Hell, I'll even throw The Decemberists in there for good measure. Have you MeFites got any suggestions?
[Road Trip filter] My wife and I are going on a road trip through SW Colorado and SE Utah. We could use some advice! [more inside]
My SO and I are planning on taking about 9 days for a vacation and would like to spend about 3 days in London and 4 in Istanbul (plus travel time to and from New York). [more inside]
Does anyone remember this cereal from the 1980s? The commercial was for a hot cereal so gross-looking that the kids had to wear paper bags on their heads, but they said it was really great-tasting and chocolatey. Is this just my own imagination at work, or did it actually exist?
What to wear to an academic conference in Miami? (plus other advice for Miami & Key West) [more inside]
My car was totaled, (totally not my fault) and I'm in the market for a newer car (yipee!). I was in a 2003 Mercury Sable and found it was too much car for me, now I'm leaning towards a coupe or smaller hatchback. Help me decide! [more inside]
I've had a scar above my right eye for about five years. I'm curious if it's something that could someday be fixed, and if so, what the treatment would be. Photo inside. [more inside]
I would like to find recordings of French phrases and their translations. I've gone through the other AskMe questions but I want something a bit different. [more inside]
Quotefilter: I know, I know, two in a row, but there is a fantastic quote about fostering a love of reading that I am looking for now. Any help would be greatly appreciated. [more inside]
Moving from the Los Angeles area to Tucson, Arizona. Will I die of boredom? I'm a nerd who doesn't get out much any way, though. [more inside]
Suggestions needed for small, inexpensive items that can represent Canada to children ages 3-6 around the world. [more inside]
Are there no take-backsies when it comes to consenting to a television interview? [more inside]
We're planning a drive from RI to MN with four kids and need some logistics suggestions (e.g., lodging ideas, construction warnings, etc.). [more inside]
Can anyone I.D. this bird? [more inside]
Help me come up with a hearty, wintry, delicious meal I can make with 2 litres of frozen beef stock.. [more inside]
LiteraratureFilter: this summer, my travels will take me to Copenhagen, Oslo, and Reykjavík. Please recommend fiction (either historical or contemporary) that is set in these cities and conveys the local atmosphere well. [more inside]
I would like to read a copy of every Forbes magazine ever published. Where can I find a collection of them? [more inside]
Hourly Billing Rate for Archives/Digitization Work [more inside]
What blogs and publications are good readin' for someone in the media/publication industry? [more inside]
This seems like it should be simple, but I'm not sure how to search for it: after placing images into an InDesign file, the text flows around it, but it isn't automatically extending the pages at the end of the document to make up for it. How do I do this? [more inside]
Any way to tame my poofy hair? [more inside]
Please explain Ticketmaster ticket policies for me, re:I have a ticket to sell. [more inside]