Gross Filter: How do I get myself to the doctor when I'm too sick to leave the bathroom for more than 5 minutes? [more inside]
BookRecommendationFilter: Where can I find another book like Maximum City by Suketu Mehta? [more inside]
BookFilter: YA book where a girl contracts meningitis (???) and ends up going deaf. [more inside]
I'll be in NYC for a couple of days for a conference, and will be free on Sunday and Monday evenings, starting at about 6 pm. I'm looking for suggestions of stuff to do in the evenings in lower Manhattan (I'm staying at the Downtown Marriott if that helps). So I'd love your suggestions for fun places to eat dinner, have drinks, enjoy dessert, or just stroll around at night for sightseeing or people-watching.
I've already checked out these three questions on Ask MeFi, so if there's stuff in there that you think is worth checking out (or should be avoided), let me know.
Thanks, NYC MeFites!
Yesterday, I bought a new Fender Squire Affinity Stratocaster (not the Fat Strat). Tonight, I noticed that the guitar has a noticeable buzz anytime there are less than two pickups on. So, when I have the front and middle or middle and bridge pickups activated, everything is fine. However, if I switch to the front, middle, or bridge pickup by itself, the buzz is there. [more inside]
I'm 99% sure I've got a UTI (had one before, have all the same symptoms now), but I can't see my doctor until Monday. I'm not on antibiotics. Is it a horrible idea for me to drink copious amounts of beer tomorrow? [more inside]
I've developed what I consider to be a great fall / winter / spring wardrobe... but what do I wear in the summer? [more inside]
What books make up the liberal corpus? I'm looking for something like Kirk's Conservative Mind, but for liberalism.
Heading to Milpitas Monday with my husband. Next Friday afternoon, we're planning to drive up to South Lake Tahoe, where we have a hotel, and then explore the Yosemite area Saturday and Sunday before driving back Sunday evening. Doable? Suggestions, recommendations? And what clothes should I bring--I want to pack one bag and get the most wear out of it for the entire week.
Forgot to add salt to the water softener. Did I break it? [more inside]
Surprise vacation in early December: Is skiing even possible? [more inside]
Why do soccer games (and halves) end in the middle of a play? [more inside]
How do I create a single .VOB file for each TV episode from a ripped DVD in Snow Leopard, when it looks like the episodes span multiple .VOBs? [more inside]
What definitive/medical information can you provide me that will help convince my roommate to stop lecturing me about this cat?
How do I convince my roommate my cat is fine and does not "need" a shave nor does he need to be fed more? [more inside]
Looking for suggestions on rough raw blues-based rock and roll. [more inside]
I'm currently using this USB capture device. The sound (regardless of the source, it seems) is always tinny and weak... maybe 1/3 the volume it should be. Would putting a preamp in between the source and the card improve things? Am I resigned to mixing sound in after the fact? [more inside]
What is it? What is this fabric item that we unearthed while cleaning out my kitchen drawers? [more inside]
i need an airhorn for tomorrow (Saturday) - where can I buy one locally? [more inside]
Planning our vacation to California for the end of August and looking for suggestions on what will impress our 16 y.o. son and 13 and 12 y.o. daughters. We'll fly in to LA and out San Francisco, or vice-versa, and rent a vehicle for the week. So far, Alcatraz and Universal are on the list, but I'm not sure what other plans to make. What can you recommend?
Eye shadow wearers! What do you do to keep your eye makeup from melting away? [more inside]
I've read around lots of sites that when introducing a new cat to the fold you should keep them separate for a while (a week) so that the cats all get used to each other's smells. That's all fine and dandy but how small is too small a room for a cat? [more inside]
Yay! I'm going on vacation with my amazing awesome brother! Neither of us have done something like this before and we don't really know where to start. We want to travel the first week in August, for 4-5 nights, from Washington DC. I want to be on the beach, but directly, walk outside the room onto the beach on the beach. He wants a good casino there or near by. We were thinking the Caribbean but are open to anything that's an easy flight. A cruise is also a possibility. Our budget is up to $2000 (flights + hotel + preferably food). Where have you been that was beautiful and relaxing and fun? Or else, how did you wade through the plethora of vacation/hotel sites to find exactly what you were looking for? Thank you!
My supervisor has several files from a previous student with the extension .svd which we cannot open. He thought they were files saved by a spectrophotometer, but they are not a type recognised by the software attached to the spec in our lab (Vision32). Any ideas as to what type of file these are? [more inside]
Can you use a 3G modem+PC+soundcard+speakers+microphone to make a 3G Call. Just to clarify, I don't mean using a VOIP client such as skype connected to the internet using 3G. Thanks.
Does anyone know the story of this odd building in west Houston, TX? It seems to have been vacant for years, there's not been any signage, and it is up for sale. Was it the headquarters of a sect? A failed commune? No one I know seems to know what the heck it was. Thanks!
Help me identify the mysterious oversized breath mints I purchased somewhere in Europe four years ago. [more inside]
They lived in the same apartment for over 35 years, but problems have developed with the tenant on the lease and she might be going away. What rights does the other person living there have to stay in the apartment if he has never been on the lease? [more inside]
What are your thoughts on p90x? [more inside]
I am looking for a "Magical Email Signature to Address Book (Mac) Contact Convertor"? In a perfect world I would like to have a browser plugin that would allow me to select several lines of text (ie. the boilerplate signature at the end of someones email) and then would convert the information into a vCard or import it into Apple's Address Book program. Does this exist somewhere? I have looked with no luck.
I might be flying domestically (USA) with a large sum of cash. Will I have issues with TSA? [more inside]
How do I leave my hairstylist who's also my friend? [more inside]
Analog Amusement Filter: Looking for creative quirky artsy ideas for indoor amusement with/and without kids. But I'm looking for something new, for ideas that cannot be found in any of those "one billion kids craft/fun/game/activity" type books. Further specs inside. [more inside]
Help me approximate the FMyLife experience on my Wordpress blog. [more inside]
Hi there, I'm currently a first-year Political Science major with a pre-law focus, and am very involved in my school's Mock Trial and pre-law fraternity. I've always wanted to work for The Innocence Project, and that's still my goal after graduation. On the internship page, it says, "We encourage using the internship to gain course credit and to seek “work-study” grants with your educational institution, if that is an option." How do I go about this? [more inside]
Suggest some non-traditional jobs to get me out of my office for good! [more inside]
What are some geeky terms in computer/internet/technology scene which are obvious to geeks but may sound funny/hilarious/amusing to someone out of computer field? [more inside]
L.A. Mefites: What time do you need to get to Dockweiler Beach to guarantee having a fire pit? [more inside]
Last night, I attended a dress rehersal of a choir my daughter will be joining. It was at a 7th day adventist church and I noticed that the lectern had a (gas-burning) fireplace set into the front facing the pews. Does this have any religious significance or is it just a quirk of this church? The choir is just renting the space for practice, so they're not a good source for info.
I put MS instead of MR on a plane ticket I ordered for a male friend. Is this a big deal? [more inside]
Where can my husband and I live between Dupont Circle and Ft. Meade, MD, so we both have equal commutes? [more inside]
During the assessment training programme for the Army, there's one specific puzzle that keeps tripping me up; and I have to be prepared for. Any ideas? [more inside]
What are your Spanish book recommendations? [more inside]
I am spending a day and a half looking for housing and visiting U of I with my daughter who will be starting graduate school there in fall. Where should we have dinner that is fun and will give us the best flavor of campus life? Type of cuisine, price, etc. really not important.
How can I force carriage returns and non breaking spaces in Adobe Encore subtitles? [more inside]
Is temperature preference a relationship deal breaker? [more inside]
I became too involved with my boyfriend's family and don't know how to escape his asshole younger brother. Here's the catch - we're all kids and their guilt tripping mother is involved. This is causing me a lot of grief and anxiety stemming from feeling trapped. [more inside]
YouAreNotMyAccountantFilter: I own a tiny UK Limited Liability Company. It has done quite badly and made about 1000 pounds in the last year. My accountant has just informed me that he wants 900 of those to do last year's accounts and HMRC/Company House filing. [more inside]
Massachusetts Burbs Filter: I live in the Metro-west area of Massachusetts (Hopedale, Milford, Medway, Bellingham), where are the great coffee shops and places for chilling out and doing some writing or just relaxing with a cup of tea and a good book? [more inside]
I'm trying to put together a last minute costume for the Coney Island Mermaid Parade this Saturday, and need some pasties with tassels. Ideally I'm going for something somewhat classy in an old-school burlesque style, like this, but would also settle for something basic like this, that I could decorate at home with sparkly glitter and whatnot. Because of the timing I can't shop online, so need to find a store in NYC (preferably Manhattan or Brooklyn). Any ideas, metafilter? Thanks!!