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Woman's Professional Laptop Sleeve/ Case

Need to find a cool laptop sleeve / bag for a professional Mom in Charlotte, NC. [more inside]
posted by unccivil on Dec 21, 2010 - 8 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

Can I have a moderately lively, none-too-crowed Las Vegas New Year celebration?

I'm thinking of going to Las Vegas for New Years Eve with Mrs. filthy light thief, to visit a friend of hers who lives out there and ring in the new year. EXCEPT: we're looking to avoid crowds. And traffic. Is this actually possible? [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Dec 21, 2010 - 5 answers

Choose any 3.

Help me find this gorgeous youtube mashup I stumbled upon once a long time ago. [more inside]
posted by cirrostratus on Dec 21, 2010 - 5 answers

My Mac Mini flashes a screen on boot, then goes to no signal?

I have a Mac Mini (2007, Intel GMA 950 graphics card, 10.5.8), with DVI out. Out of nowhere, when I boot up I'll see nothing with the monitor reporting no signal. After it boots up, I'll see a blue screen, followed by my wallpaper ... then no signal again. I can VNC into it and everything looks fine. Changing resolutions doesn't do anything. If I unplug the DVI cable and plug it back in, it'll work for a few seconds and then back to the no signal. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by geoff. on Dec 21, 2010 - 10 answers

How can I subtly let people know that I'm gay?

I'd like to know if there are any others who have people who are not into the scene or online dating to let people know, subtly, that I may play for the other team. [more inside]
posted by Kamen Rider: Sock Puppet on Dec 21, 2010 - 18 answers

US Citizenship Questionnaire "Time Outside the US"?

US Citizenship Questionnaire "Time Outside the United States"? I don't know all the dates I left the US, what should I do? [more inside]
posted by zaphod on Dec 21, 2010 - 13 answers

finding an old youtube video

trying to find an old youtube video of a dance student dancing amazingly gracefully in her dorm room to michael jackson and old jazz tunes. she had a channel at one point. [more inside]
posted by jak68 on Dec 21, 2010 - 5 answers

kiss my ass, i bought a boat, i'm going out to sea

Looking to put together a list of songs about sailing and/or boats...but that aren't really about sailing and/or boats. [more inside]
posted by zap rowsdower on Dec 21, 2010 - 49 answers

Name that painting.

Can you name this painting (recreated as a sketch) from the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna in Rome? [more inside]
posted by Dalton on Dec 21, 2010 - 3 answers

Paint me a picture of another time and place!

Recommendations for books about England in the seventeenth century? [more inside]
posted by backwards compatible on Dec 21, 2010 - 20 answers

I'm about to shoot my beautifully designed Lacie black box in frustration.

Is is REALLY possible to share an external harddrive over an xp network? [more inside]
posted by Sallysings on Dec 21, 2010 - 8 answers

Org or Com? What to do...

How hard would it be to migrate a wordpress.com blog to a wordpress.org site? [more inside]
posted by madred on Dec 21, 2010 - 13 answers

classy yet understated food for NYE

Looking for simple but interesting food ideas for a casual New Years evening at home with the new guy in my life. [more inside]
posted by bobafet on Dec 21, 2010 - 26 answers

Why does my website look different on Apple products?

Just bought an iPad and realized that Apple products do strange things to the photos on my website, but everything looks fine on a PC. [more inside]
posted by Thin Lizzy on Dec 21, 2010 - 11 answers

An optical port? What the heck is that?

So, we have this nice new HDTV with internet. Sound isn't bad but I'd like to add speakers to enliven TV watching, DVD use and Xbox/Kinect use. I can't hook up my old computer speakers, which are good quality, because this TV only has an optical port. [more inside]
posted by bearwife on Dec 21, 2010 - 19 answers

what is that tag?

On the A&E show The First 48, I have seen a white circular "tag" stuck on dead bodies. They never show it for long so I can't describe it all that well. I've seen it on a leg, an arm and a torso. It's always touching skin. It may have metal in the middle. I could be wrong but I think it's about the circumference of a can of soda. What is this thing?
posted by morganannie on Dec 21, 2010 - 13 answers

Christmas on a zero dollar budget?

Mission Impossible? Christmas gifts for wife with a zero dollar budget. Due to my current unemployment, Mrs COD and myself have agreed that we will not spend a single dime on each other for Christmas. We did spend a little so that the kids have a few things to unwrap. However, having nothing under the tree just seems so depressing. Anybody have any creative ideas?
posted by COD on Dec 21, 2010 - 45 answers

How can I make a spread that tastes like one herb or spice?

I'd like to make a bunch of spreads or dips that showcase the complex flavors of one herb or spice each. What base recipe should I use? [more inside]
posted by pocams on Dec 21, 2010 - 11 answers

20-year relationhip on the rocks. I'm jobless, friendless, and scared to death.

I feel like a basket case. I'm 47 years old, and I've been in a 20-year same-sex relationship with another man. I felt like it would last forever. For several years, the relationship was sexless; we did all the normal couples things together - cooked, ate, washed dishes, stressed about the bills, laughed, cried, and took care of each other, but there wasn't much physical attraction any more. I've always been somewhat bisexual, and 2 or 3 years ago, I met a woman on match.com who was cute, seemed nice, and was accepting of my situation. We started dating (with the knowledge, and as far as he acted, the acceptance of my partner). At first, the two of them were sort of circling and sniffing, and I was afraid they would hate each other. As time passed, they became really good friends, and eventually they slept together, which was fine with me. (lots more blathering inside) [more inside]
posted by Death by Ugabooga on Dec 21, 2010 - 64 answers

magazines for teenagers.

What pop / fashion / gossip magazines in the UK are suitable for 14 year old girls? [more inside]
posted by seanyboy on Dec 21, 2010 - 4 answers

Where can I buy Grapevine Trading Co. Sea Salt & Olive Oil Crackers?

Where can I buy Grapevine Trading Co. Sea Salt & Olive Oil Crackers? *Just* the crackers. [more inside]
posted by artlung on Dec 21, 2010 - 4 answers

I don't wanna call, I just wanna go

Hubs and I desperately need a romantic getaway someplace warm. Suggestions and meta-suggestions needed. [more inside]
posted by libraryhead on Dec 21, 2010 - 18 answers

Advice for selecting and buying a luxury watch in London

[London Shopping Filter] I'd like to buy an expensive watch in the New Year. Budget is up to £2,500 so I'm looking for advice on the best places to browse a wide range of makes and models and then (once I've picked something) the best place to buy it. [more inside]
posted by mr_silver on Dec 21, 2010 - 12 answers

Who are you again?

This is a picture of an actress called Emma Stone. In that picture she reminds me of an actress who apparently isn't her because I haven't watched any of the shows or appearances listed on IMDb. It's driving me mad! Please help. who am I thinking of?
posted by ponystyle on Dec 21, 2010 - 75 answers

Bad internet connectivity=modem bad?

Could poor internet connectivity be due to 'chips' in my modem? [more inside]
posted by biwa-shu on Dec 21, 2010 - 11 answers

Identify the music in this trailer

Does anyone know if the music in the English trailer for The Girl Who Played With Fire is original to the film, or if it was pilfered from somewhere else? SLYT
posted by New England Cultist on Dec 21, 2010 - 3 answers

A name for adjectival phrases applied to names?

Is there a term for descriptors that are applied to names that are not epithets? Or does the phrase "Kurt Vonnegut, who is in heaven" contain an epithet? [more inside]
posted by Hactar on Dec 20, 2010 - 7 answers

Do you understand the words that are coming out of her mouth?

What are the lyrics to the hook in this song? [more inside]
posted by pants tent on Dec 20, 2010 - 2 answers

Meditation technique

I am seeking advice on meditation technique. Up to this point, I have only been able to meditate through motion, ie running, yoga. I have never been able to meditate in the classic, sitting still sense, until now. I've got a start on it and want to develop this as much as possible. [more inside]
posted by allelopath on Dec 20, 2010 - 9 answers

Ooma on borrowed wireless?

Is Ooma a good phone solution for my parents? They spend 5 months a year in Florida, and in that time are welcome to use their neighbour's wireless. [more inside]
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 on Dec 20, 2010 - 2 answers

How do I keep my yard scrap cart from getting gunked up by my kitchen scraps?

RecologyFillter: Those of you Bay Area residents who've received the Recology yard scrap and recycling carts, how do you manage your kitchen scraps in a way that doesn't muck up the inside of the cart too badly and create a stinky mess? [more inside]
posted by choochoo on Dec 20, 2010 - 12 answers

If I had a chicken this would not be a problem.

What do I do with all these egg cartons?! [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Dec 20, 2010 - 17 answers

Do I want to see a show sooner or later in its run?

So, theatre and music folks, question for you - if a venue is hosting two presentations only of a concert/performance, and they're two nights in a row, on which night am I more likely to see the better show? [more inside]
posted by analog on Dec 20, 2010 - 11 answers

Seeking a profession/life where it's all different EVERY DAY!

Looking for a life where the only consistency is its INconsistency... [more inside]
posted by rawredmeat on Dec 20, 2010 - 17 answers

And strrreeeetch!

What is the best website background dimension to accommodate nearly all screen sizes? [more inside]
posted by joyeuxamelie on Dec 20, 2010 - 11 answers

Toms + socks = awesome?

Do you wear your Toms with socks? If so, what would you suggest? [more inside]
posted by ThaBombShelterSmith on Dec 20, 2010 - 9 answers

Ashes cricket in Manhattan?

Where can I watch live Ashes cricket in Manhattan? [more inside]
posted by kenchie on Dec 20, 2010 - 3 answers

Is it possible to find the perfect mix of affordability, quality, and external quietness in headphones?

I need to get some new headphones that both sound great, aren't so expensive and importantly don't leak much noise at all. [more inside]
posted by tumples on Dec 20, 2010 - 20 answers

Songfilter: Sci-fi themed cabaret songs

Help me, Mefi, you're my only hope! I need song suggestions for a science fiction cabaret! [more inside]
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts on Dec 20, 2010 - 52 answers

What was Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III referencing?

What was the opening of Robot Chicken's Star Wars Episode III referencing? [more inside]
posted by mhum on Dec 20, 2010 - 19 answers

How to get along with a coke addict?

Looking for insights into dealing with a dear friend who's into a decades long cocaine addiction. We share a dwindling group of friends and many of us are broken hearted about how things have turned out. Is there a point where we move on? I know I can't fix him, but? [more inside]
posted by eggm4n on Dec 20, 2010 - 8 answers

Help find this quote about Christian poverty?

Help me find this exact quote about Christian poverty. Probably a saint, ca. fall of Rome. [more inside]
posted by hishtafel on Dec 20, 2010 - 2 answers

The URL for that antisocial web app, pls?

Somewhere in the internet is a joke social-app website, specifically for antisocial people. There was no contact link, no sign-up link, nothing at all. It was wonderful, but I can't find it. Halp?
posted by XtinaS on Dec 20, 2010 - 3 answers

Why Can't Wii Be Friends?

How do you play Mario Kart Wii online multiplayer with your registered "Wii Friends"? We have been inside the "Room" but there seems to be no way to start a private race from there. We know it's possible to play random strangers through WFC, but WFC can't be the only way to play with our "Wii Friends"...right?
posted by AugieAugustus on Dec 20, 2010 - 3 answers

How to best help my post-stroke grandma get the care she needs?

My grandmother has had some extended aftereffects from her stroke appear out of nowhere and we're unsure how to evaluate her care and what we should know about helping her. More explanation and specific questions are inside. [more inside]
posted by marylynn on Dec 20, 2010 - 12 answers

Do You Snowshoe?

So we're heading out to Denver for the holidays, and as middling East Coast hikers, are super excited to get in to some real mountains. Can you tell me more about the how, where, and what of the snowshoe? [more inside]
posted by RajahKing on Dec 20, 2010 - 11 answers

Please recommend bibliography software.

Bibliography software recommendations? [more inside]
posted by lab.beetle on Dec 20, 2010 - 11 answers

Putting on a wine tasting on a shoestring

Help me organize a wine tasting. Challenge: short timeframe and low budget. [more inside]
posted by usonian on Dec 20, 2010 - 6 answers

How do I proceed with this new relationship?

Advice on how to proceed with a new relationship. Trying to be proactive and ask now, rather than ask about how to pick up the pieces if I mess things up. [more inside]
posted by althanis on Dec 20, 2010 - 10 answers

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