Sort of like a question I asked before, but not quite as whimsical. I've reached the end of the lease with the apartment my wife and I live in. It's up as of February 1st and that's perfect, because we'd like to be out by then. The problem is that they're asking for a 60 day written notice and we just gave them notice today. In the last 7 days, Mrs. Bageena's father died and while we were out of town for the funeral, someone broke into our apartment and robbed us. [more inside]
posted by Bageena
on Jan 19, 2009 -
Will my sunrise alarm clock ever work for me? And other tips on regulating my sleeping schedule? [more inside]
posted by cosmic osmo
on Dec 28, 2008 -
I am looking for songs that call to mind (music-wise, rather than lyrics-wise) the rather specific feeling of walking or driving away from a great disaster that has left one greatly scarred, but alive: Post-apocalyptic victory songs. [more inside]
posted by millipede
on Dec 2, 2008 -
My roommate just left his laptop in a car (from a car service) that he flagged down (i.e. he doesn't know what service it was) in Greenpoint (NYC). Is he totally screwed?
posted by unknowncommand
on Nov 12, 2008 -
I'm heading into my first Northern European winter, and all of my Berlin friends are regaling me with stories of months spent in a state of unrelenting malaise while developing alcohol problems and watching people throw themselves on to the Bahn tracks. I had problems with depression even when I lived in California, so I'm trying to develop a strategy for a suicide-free season. My primary question: will the sunbeds at my local pool constitute "light therapy"? [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog
on Oct 22, 2008 -
Is it normal to become exhausted after feeling intense anger or sadness that is accompanied by no particular physical activity? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jul 3, 2008 -
Should I suck it up and extend an olive branch or wait for her to contact me? [Long, long post. Apologies] [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jun 13, 2008 -
Broken car window, stolen iPod. Yep, I'm a careless idiot. Looking for info on renter's insurance (too little, too late?), potential new generations of iPods, dealing with emotional anxiety after being robbed. [more inside]
posted by booknerd
on Apr 30, 2008 -
I'm trying to put together a list of the happiest sounding songs with the saddest lyrics... can you help? [more inside]
posted by twiggy
on Apr 18, 2008 -
I'm a 22-year-old female, dealing with a relapse of depression/almost-quarter-life crisis. I'm doing the therapy + medication thing, but what else I can do to help me get out of this rut? How do you deal with relapses of depression? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Mar 14, 2008 -
I'm interested in purchasing a light box to help combat seasonal affective disorder (SAD); can anyone recommend (or warn against) specific models that they (or someone they know) have used?
posted by korpios
on Feb 21, 2008 -
Anyone here familiar with the polar opposite of SAD disorder? Or to be more specific it seems a majority of people in every culture suffer varying degrees of sadness and 'the blues' during short and/or inclement weather days. Any number of studies confirm this But what if so called 'beautiful' days depress you? [more inside]
posted by dawson
on Jan 12, 2008 -
I'm trying to find a vaguely remembered short story. The story was about a woman whose baby was in the NICU and then passes away. What I distinctly remember is that peppered throughout the story were phrases such as "A pride of lions. A gaggle of geese. A flock of doves." Lists of names for collectives of animals started and ended the piece, I think. In between was a very sad story about a baby, including the line "unplug my baby like he's a toaster?" or something very similar. Sound familiar to anyone?
posted by bonheur
on Jan 10, 2008 -
Where in northern Virginia can I get a battery pack for my SAD lightbox? It's the P1 from Apollo Health
, and I'm hoping for a battery pack before a trip this weekend. Thanks for any help!
posted by selfmedicating
on Jan 10, 2008 -
I've been aware of a tendency toward winter blues for many years, but this winter is really kicking my ass already.
I think I'm ready to look into a little treatment, and I'd like some advice.
Yep, I've read all of the previous AskMes on this. [more inside]
posted by desuetude
on Dec 19, 2007 -
I've been listening to Johnny Cash's American V and it is breaking my heart. I'm in a wallowing mood and looking for other such raw emotional songs that are relatively simple (not a lot of instruments). Any genre. [more inside]
posted by beautifulcheese
on Nov 28, 2007 -
I've worked as a technology consultant and technician for nearly 17 years and in all that time, I have never been so upset by a technology purchase.
About 40 days ago, I purchased a Lenovo X61t (tablet) laptop. One problem appeared immediately out of the box, the other two have developed:
1. Will not enter sleep mode. (Out of the box)
2. Dead pixel in the center of the screen. (developed)
3. Bezel is coming unglued from the screen. (developing)
I would gladly have them repair it, but they've stated to me that they will not do it because they aren't sure whether the bezel issue is a defect or not, the sleep issue could be Vista related, and they allow for a minimum of eight dead pixels.
Am I screwed? Do I have any means to ratchet up the pressure.
Texas doesn't seem to have any lemon laws that would help me here and while I've heard of attempting to contact higher-ups or even small claims court, I am not sure how to do such things.
posted by tcv
on Sep 8, 2007 -
How about recommending some songs like "Everybody's Talkin' at Me" from Midnight Cowboy? I explain more inside. [more inside]
posted by sneakin
on Apr 22, 2007 -
How does the kelvin and lux ratings of a light relate to how effective that light will be for treating SAD? [more inside]
posted by twine42
on Sep 28, 2006 -
my girlfriends nephew (2.5 years old) just had emergency neurosurgery for a presumed cancerous tumor in his cerebellum ... what can we do to help him and his parents?
posted by specialk420
on Sep 27, 2005 -
Why do I associate Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree with great tragedy?
posted by cillit bang
on Dec 22, 2004 -
Now the northern hemisphere is heading for another winter, do you suffer from SAD (seasonal affective disorder)? [mi] [more inside]
posted by SpaceCadet
on Nov 9, 2004 -
Can anyone recommend some good, sad violin music? Vocals optional, preferably female.
posted by ScarletSpectrum
on Nov 4, 2004 -
I just watched Schindler's List
and it made me cry like a frickin' baby. What other movie's make even the stounchest heart break into uncontrollable sobbing?
posted by jmd82
on Aug 9, 2004 -