I want some women's sneakers that don't look like I'm heading to the gym, something cute and trendy! Difficulty level: moderately comfortable, no hidden wedges. [more inside]
I'm looking for the title of a children`s picture book which had a boy named Paul and a man with a crystal ball named Solamand (sp?) . Many of the pages had shiny silver spots on them such as a silver rain puddle. I thought it had ``Apprentice`in the title, but maybe not. I don`t know when it was published but my children read it in the `80s. Paul somehow travels from his home to were Solamand is. Does anyone remember it?
Do you think that silk dupioni is the best choice of fabric for my wedding dress when I am plus-sized? I have described it in detail inside. [more inside]
What new tools, apps, or environmental changes have you started using in the last few years that have improved your life the most (or at least made it less worse)? [more inside]
Help me get my Web 2.x (or are we on 3.x now? I've lost track) on. I'm an old-school Web 1.0 developer who wants to kickstart himself into slightly more modern UI and user experience paradigms, and I have a project in mind (of course). The challenge? No expensive tools. [more inside]
I'm re-doing my kitchen, and it's almost done. Help me take care of it, to keep it looking awesome for a very long time. [more inside]
Why are the roads so shiny in Las Vegas, like they're a polished surface? And, as a corollary, why is the paint on the street barely visible throughout town? [more inside]
Should I be concerned about this spot on my penis? [more inside]
So my friend has some sort of overdeveloped magpie region of her brain and loves sparkly shiny clothing (think sequins, covered in glitter). Where can I find something extra special for christmas for her? [more inside]
What's the best way to transfer my Vodafone contract so I can go get me a nice shiney iPhone 3GS? [more inside]
Photographing shiny things: help my light this stuff nicely and take a good photo that isn't blurry. [more inside]
How can I avoid shiny keys syndrome on my computer keyboards? This relates to the patches of smoothness that seem to appear on often-used keys after a few months of consistent use. [more inside]
How can I clean the plastic of a cellphone that has become matte again without ruining it? [more inside]
Bought a tablet PC, now what? [more inside]
Why do magpies collect and hoard shiny objects?
How do I buy an engagement ring with a Canadian diamond in the UK? [more inside]
What are your experiences with bathtub refinishing/reglazing? [more inside]
The other day at an airport I got my shoes shined, and midway through the process the guy pulled out a small blowtorch and gave my shoes a quick cook. Anybody heard of doing this? What does it do? Is it good/bad for the shoes? Are there other secret/crazy methods for polishing shoes? What's the best way to make my shoes shiny?