I've got friends from Bloomington, Indiana driving up to Chicago to visit for a few days. They were going to take the Amtrak out of Indianapolis, but the schedule is extremely inconvenient. I'm thinking they should drive up and try and park near a Metra or CTA station on the south side of Chicago, and take public transportation into the city. Any suggestions on what would be the best station to pick?
posted by steinwald
on Nov 30, 2008 -
Work is sending me to New Orleans in February. I've never been to the US South, and I'd like to extend my trip with a little road trip to get a sense of what makes the South unique and wonderful and especially photogenic. Can you help with suggestions? [more inside]
posted by willnot
on Nov 19, 2008 -
Me and my friends would like to go somewhere warm this February. We don't care where, and we would be fine with booking at the last minute. How do we get a great deal? [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus
on Nov 6, 2008 -
Is it worth it to keep paying my American bills while permanently overseas? Much more after the jump. [more inside]
posted by chrisinseoul
on Oct 17, 2008 -
MusicFilter: Mrs. Billtron would like more music like the opening song from HBO's True Blood, "Bad Things" by Jace Everett
. She likes the sound of Chris Isaak and Junior Brown, which are the closest things in our mp3 collection, but misses the spooky vampire and warewolve ambience of the theme song. Any suggestions? Suggestions should err on the side of New Orleans rather than Nashville, since she just got back from Louisiana and really misses it.
PS I am really enjoying reading Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale
at the moment.
posted by billtron
on Oct 11, 2008 -
Road Tripfilter! Is it feasible to drive from NYC to New Orleans, hitting stops along the way, without going insane? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk
on Sep 29, 2008 -
As a Buddhist in the South, how do I politely deal with the often-asked question of where I go to church? I want to be truthful yet non-confrontational with my Christian neighbors and co-workers. [more inside]
posted by karmagirl
on Jul 8, 2008 -
I live in south/central (not coastal, not hill country) Texas. What time of day should I water my tomato plants? [more inside]
posted by SpecialK
on May 27, 2008 -
Chicago to Houston in one week, two lovely gals, one Camry: We're taking a road trip the week before July 4, starting in Chicago and ending in Houston. Any route tips? Things to see? Do? Quirky free attractions to see along the way? [more inside]
posted by melodykramer
on May 7, 2008 -
What are some ways to tell the direction [North, East, South, West] you are headed? And more generally, what are some cool nature tricks you've learned through the years? [more inside]
posted by cloeburner
on Apr 16, 2008 -
I need help planning a 50 minute presentation for a Holocaust remembrance day relating to the apartheid in South Africa. It will be focused on the music of South Africa, after giving some background information. Did I mention that it is for a bunch of 7th/8th graders and is happening on Wednesday?
posted by ooklala
on Mar 8, 2008 -
I've been considering a position in Jackson, Mississippi. The job would be fantastic and a real step-up. The folks there seem eager to have me. The problem is Mississippi. My parents and sister now live there, but pretty far south (Picayune). I live in PA and before this mostly in the Midwest. Will I fit in? [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan
on Mar 3, 2008 -
Calling all geography sleuths - can you ID the destination from the train route described inside? [more inside]
posted by Oriole Adams
on Feb 16, 2008 -
I am looking for a good area of South Bend, Indiana to live. I am moving for a new job (which I got thanks to mefi help!!) and am looking for apartments. I do not know the area whatsoever. I have around $700 a month to spend and need it to house two people. Any thoughts on locations and what areas to avoid? I know I can browse online but do not even know what are the better (safer) areas...
posted by snap_dragon
on Jan 20, 2008 -
The South: from King of the Hill to Real Life™ and beyond. Help me sort out some questions I have on the nature of the South! [more inside]
posted by Lockeownzj00
on Jan 1, 2008 -
An upper class white Southern lady says of an athlete while watching sports on TV: "Look at him, he's dark. He's like charcoal." Is that a racist comment or am I oversensitive? There were no black people in the room when the comment was made. It made me uncomfortable but I didn't say anything.
posted by anonymous
on Dec 29, 2007 -
I have two months to prepare for a two month Surf/Adventure trip to Bali, what should I not forget to take and what should I absolutely not miss when I am there, within reason.
posted by kanemano
on Nov 26, 2007 -
I'm looking for gifted children or 'child prodigies' in Asia that I could possibly get in touch with and interview but it's proving to be a little tough locating these whiz kids. Anybody got any leads?
posted by mordecai
on Nov 5, 2007 -
I can't believe I'm going to blow a question this, but here goes:
I keep hearing this really lame hip pop track that features the artist calling out:
and then some references to superman. It's stuck in my head. I can't seem to google it. I've listened to everything on the charts. Help me go to sleep.
posted by phrontist
on Sep 2, 2007 -
Cheap flights between Ho Chi Minh and Hong Kong, one-way only. Leaving around September 16th. Any recommendations? So far the cheapest found is £199 ($407) from expedia. Are there any other cheaper airlines?
posted by oh_do_shutup
on Jul 28, 2007 -
I've decided to try the South Beach diet. What resources should I use? There seem to be a ton out there, what worked well for you? [more inside]
posted by TheDukeofLancaster
on Jul 27, 2007 -
Anybody have good recomendations on eating and nightlife in South Beach? Primarily interested in ceviche, cuban food, seafood, lighter fare, not really interested in Italian or big heavy meals. We have a reservation at Talula, thinking about Ola and would like to know about some of the newer places. Price does not matter. Nightlife we like loungey chill places, maybe a club one night if its worth it, not interested in sports bars, etc. Any other tips appreciated. We will be in town from a Thursday to Sunday.
posted by fumbducker
on May 3, 2007 -
In the "Casa Bonita" episode of South Park, Jimmy tells the setup of a knock-knock joke:
-Ingmar Bergman, who?
Before he can tell us the punchline, he is literally punched-out by Cartman. So my question is, does anyone know of an existing punchline to this joke? My hunch is that the South Park guys just made this one up. And if that's the case, can anyone think of a great punchline for this setup?
posted by fac21
on Apr 15, 2007 -
Can someone help me get a sample transcript/report card/curriculum/other literature from South African High Schools? [more inside]
posted by ORthey
on Apr 9, 2007 -
A friend of mine from Taiwan (and living in Taiwan) wants to move to South Africa. She has no idea how to do it, though, and so I thought I'd ask the crew here for ideas! Read on for more info... [more inside]
posted by phaedrus441
on Dec 26, 2006 -
Am I crazy for thinking of living in Durham, NC without air conditioning? Considerations: I get really really hot, have a somewhat crazy internal thermometer, I have lots of books, and I don't want to be miserable. Problem: we found a super cute house and it doesn't have AC. What to do? [more inside]
posted by fionab
on Nov 28, 2006 -
Help me find a great place to get a Mac repaired in a few select cities in South or North Carolina. [more inside]
posted by nathancaswell
on Nov 15, 2006 -
Is there still segregation in the South (of the U.S.)? Are there still white only establishments that still exist?
posted by pelican
on Dec 19, 2005 -
I'm going to Savannah, GA this weekend; so what should I see (and what should I avoid?)
posted by lilboo
on Dec 6, 2005 -
Every year at Christmas, my husband's family has a cooking contest. I don't expect to win, because Grandma is generally a lock. However, I'm a good sport and generally try to make a respectable showing. This year's theme is "appetizers with mint in them," and I am looking for tasty recipes. There's a catch though... [more inside]
posted by jennyb
on Nov 25, 2005 -
I'm an Aussie who is going to be spending a month in northern Georgia, in the area of Cedartown/Tallapoosa
visiting his girlfriend's mother and boyfriend for Christmas.
I'm looking for cheap and interesting things to see and do in the area -the weirder the better. I'm not adverse to travelling into Atlanta.
Any advice you could give would be much appreciated!
posted by mikeybidness
on Nov 14, 2005 -
So, on Tuesday, the Red Cross is deploying me to the gulf coast for three weeks to assist in their ongoing hurricane relief efforts there. What should I bring with me? [more inside]
posted by dersins
on Oct 28, 2005 -
Was there ever a South Park episode that featured an Anne Frank plot or Anne Frank as a character? If so, can you tell me which episode it was and from which season? Thanks!
posted by adrober
on Sep 23, 2005 -