Ack - I lost my sunglasses just before I leave on vacation! Where should I go to find a selection of inexpensive (<$75) polarized men's sunglasses in Chicago?
Our dog just bit his groomer. [more inside]
I believe this was on the blue in the last month or two, but my Meta-fu is failing me. Head-to-head challenge of two randomly selected items. I think it was called something like "Most Awesome Thing in the Universe," but of course that's not especially helpful as a search. You voted on one and another two popped up. I think "the internet" was winning at the time. I found it strangely addicting -- mostly because of the in-your-face sound effects -- but some Mefiers were all "meh." I need to find it again and can't. Hope me!
Can anybody recommend a great GP in Madison, Wisconsin, USA? [more inside]
Where can I find white chocolate cigarettes either in the Greater Toronto Area or from an online seller based in Canada? My wedding cake and I both thank you for any help you can provide!
Help me have the bestest cake stall at my work's charity fundraiser! Difficulty: I would like to raise a ton of money AND win the (completely imaginary) prize as Coolest Baker Ever. Suggestions for both cake ideas and aesthetic stall aesthetics welcome. [more inside]
Friend has changed significantly after having a baby. Is this normal? How can I continue to be supportive when she's difficult to be around? [more inside]
Help me find this book filter: juvenile fiction, chapter book, about an inner city African American kid who is trying to join a football team in order to emulate his hero, a professional football player. [more inside]
Help my family learn how to raise a great dog that was saved from an Amish puppy mill. [more inside]
Help me accommodate the lone vegan guest at my party. [more inside]
Okay, so I was waiting at the train station and I realized that two people a short distance away were speaking in a language I didn't recognize. And it got me thinking. I can probably recognize fewer then 10 languages by ear (note this doesn't necessarily mean I can understand what's being said, just that I know what language it's in). I'd like to be able to recognize many, many languages so when I hear people talking I'll know what language they're speaking even though I won't have a clue what they're actually saying. [more inside]
How fast do I need my Internet connection to be? [more inside]
Last week, my cat ran in through his kitty door and jumped onto the back bedroom windowsill all in a rush. He had a bunch of those weeds that look like wheat stuck to him throughout his fur, and worse, he smelled very strongly [warning: strong stomach required!] of diarrhea! [more inside]
Statistics Filter: After performing factor analysis (PAF) using R, how do I display all the factor loadings, not just the ones above .3? [more inside]
Does the German Embassy in the US keep your passport when you apply for an Employment Visa? [more inside]
Can someone recommend a reliable taxi service in El Paso, Texas to ELP airport? [more inside]
My meeting got flooded out of Nashville and moved to Charlotte, NC. Help me salvage my disappointment? [more inside]
Can I convert an HTML5 app to be able to sell it in the Apple & Android markets? [more inside]
A Russian friend of mine may be in a dangerous situation in Washington, DC. [more inside]
Do I need a preventative termite treatment? [more inside]
What is the earliest canonical work of literature written on a typewriter? [more inside]
I came home from work this afternoon to find a dead rat lying in the spot where my cat likes to leave his 'catch of the day' for my approval. Usually he catches small squirrels, moles and birds, and this is the first (wild) rat I've ever seen in my life, alive or dead. I am super grossed out and horrified, and now I'm worried that there are rats around that could get in my house! (Although, I am a bit less worried than I would be if I didn't have a cat that can catch them!) [more inside]
I am looking for an artistic way to present a recipe that my spouse and I use pretty regularly. I would like to create (or, more likely, commission) an artistic representation of the recipe suitable for framing. [more inside]
My dad has inherited an old Filemaker Pro 7 (Mac) database. He needs to access and update the data... from his Windows machine, without Filemaker. Help! [more inside]
How can our students submit files to webpages using iPads? [more inside]
Question about flat rental in England. A friend and I will soon be moving out of our current places and sharing a flat together. I'll need to sign a contract for a flat while he's out of the country. How can we end up in a situation where we're both on the tenancy agreement with equal status, as if he'd been present to sign originally? [more inside]
Does mowing grass promote outward growth? [more inside]
Swedish translation help? [more inside]
Hi, can anyone please identify this flower/shrub? It's in Northern Virginia, and I took the picture a few days ago.
Looking for a good intro to investments book to get the basics. [more inside]
Why would my Oxford shirts be tight at the shoulders all of a sudden? [more inside]
Is there any way to tell if your facebook scrabble opponent is cheating (using an online scrabble solver)? Is there any way to call them out? My wife is playing a friend of ours and doesn't like the way his skill level has risen lately. [more inside]
I need hors d'oeuvre-y ideas for a company party this Saturday. Details and caveats inside... [more inside]
Need list of trade publications. Found huge one on Ulrich's web. How can I remove all information except for the (hyperlinked) titles, ideally in a way that keeps the titles on separate lines so I can then paste them into Excel? [more inside]
What's the best way to ship 5-10 boxes of Benadryl from the United States to Scotland? [more inside]
Using Firefox 3.6.3, Windows 7 Ultimate Edition. I have noticed over the past several days an error that makes reference to a script that is failing to run. I'm not sure how to replicate the error, but it essentially freezes Firefox, and I have to go into Windows Task Manager and kill firefox.exe and re-open it. Unfortunately I don't remember the exact wording of the error message. [more inside]
Songs with a safe(r) sex message? [more inside]
So, I've cycled to work. And I really want to do it again. The problem is, I feel like my saddle and I have been rather too intimate... [more inside]
A great way to clean vinyl upholstery? [more inside]
Anyone remember this time-travel sci-fi book? [more inside]
Can you identify this creature? Each wing was approximately 2-3" long. Found in central New Jersey, USA. Thanks!
Help plan an August vacation in Mackinaw City/ Mackinac Island, MI relatively inexpensively. [more inside]
I live in Austin, Texas. I have books and music equipment in Easthapton, Mass. I will be up there in June and have looked for rental vehicles to drive back to Texas. The cost for a one way U-haul is about $1400. Avis charges $1200. I-Pod shipping cost over $2000. Is there any other way to get my stuff to Texas without the cost of a used car?
Why isn't my son's science fair project working? His classic potato battery isn't producing any electricity. [more inside]
What happens in Russia to the soccer league when the national team qualify for tournaments? I know the league runs throughout the summer, but does it continue despite the World Cup/European Cup, even if Russia qualify?
When you were involuntarily recalled, what was the process? Did they tell you right away, or did they call you in from the IRR (individual ready reserve) for 'annual training' and then break it to you there? Marine Corps, if it helps.
Best background check site for small businesses? [more inside]
I was just given a pay-cut as a disciplinary action. This action came with no warning. Time to quit, right? [more inside]
My (soon to be graduated) girlfriend needs a job. Where should we move so that she can get one? [more inside]