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Something Different for Christmas Dinner?

What kind of special, fancy, slightly fussy meals would you recommend I make for Christmas dinner? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by sandraregina on Nov 16, 2016 - 23 answers

Should we give daughter special education or let her be who she is?

We are troubled as to whether or not we should put our daughter in a math special education program. The school has said she needs it, but she is adamant that she does not want to be seen as different. [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on May 22, 2016 - 65 answers

Print out a special Outlook calendar

I have one calendar, in Outlook. I'd like to view and be able to print a calendar that ONLY lists certain types of appointments: ones that occur on weekends, and ones where I am out of the office (whether I'm out of office on weekends or not). As a bonus, I'd like to have the option to view this special calendar in Outlook, but I'd settle for being able to print it. Basically, I want to view my calendar WITHOUT my Monday to Friday work meetings on it. Is this possible?
posted by OrangeDisk on Apr 8, 2016 - 1 answer

I need an epic way to prepare meat

I promised my husband I would make him a special meal and I really want to wow him. Details and restrictions within. [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson on Jan 13, 2015 - 41 answers

Practical Effects in Early (1940's) Film

Does anyone know common tricks used for practical effects in early films? [more inside]
posted by KernalM on Nov 28, 2014 - 12 answers

Caregiver for cerebral palsy

Hi, so last night I met a sweet family who hired me to be a companion/ nanny / caregiver for their son who has cerebral palsy. I am not a nurse, I work in a hospital but no patient contact. I have however, a few months of cerebral palsy experience from the time I volunteered in college . We were talking about money- and she said something : I usually pay my nurses 20/hour , but you know they are nurses. However, I am willing to pay you that if you will learn to do tube feeding. So I guess I am confused with what she said? I don't know how much she will pay me, cause she didn't say anything exact, right? Should I ask or should I let it go and see when she pays me? What would u do?
posted by barexamfreak on Sep 10, 2014 - 14 answers

How to talk to my parents about my special needs brother

I (24yo F) live independently here in DC and have a good life. I have a great full-time job that pays pretty well for someone my age, go to grad school part time, and have a happy social life. I have an excellent relationship with my parents, but I need to talk to them about how my special needs sibling (21yo M) affects my life in the present and the future. I get along very well with my parents, but I'm not sure how to broach this topic in a way that is productive and respectful. [more inside]
posted by schroedingersgirl on Aug 19, 2014 - 24 answers

Special Education Extension NYC

Hi, to facilitate possibly switching schools/towns later, I'm considering adding on the 12 credit Special Education/Students with Disabilities extension on to my existing NY Math 7-12 license. Does anyone have any experience with this? [more inside]
posted by bquarters on May 22, 2014 - 0 answers

Lentil Soup Mystery

Many years ago I had a fabulous lentil soup in a very nice Greek restaurant (in Greece) whose owners/chefs were Cretan, and which used many ingredients from Crete (which may or may not be pertinent to my question). This soup was very, very dark, like mahogany colored, rich but not thick, and fairly "oily" (which sounds bad, but it was heavenly), and it was soooo good. Now, all lentil soup is good, really. Mine is quite marvelous, but I've been remembering this soup for so long, and have never figured out how it acquired that color, or what ingredient(s) made it so different and special. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by taz on Dec 11, 2013 - 26 answers

Men's wedding band made special.. but how?

How can I give my fiance a wedding band that matches what he wants (simple white gold comfort fit band) special in some way? [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson on Jan 11, 2013 - 35 answers

Old friends, babysitting, child with special needs?

Old friends, babysitting, child with special needs? [more inside]
posted by skbw on Jan 4, 2013 - 13 answers

What do I do about my mom, and my 6 year old sister who may possibly have a mental problem? Long, snowflakey details inside.

What do I do about my mom, and my 6 year old sister who may possibly have a mental problem? Long, snowflakey details inside. My first question on Metafilter, please bear with me, I really need your help. [more inside]
posted by thegunner100 on Oct 26, 2012 - 31 answers

Special order web app ideas?

I'm looking for a web (or desktop at a push) app that will help me track customer special orders. [more inside]
posted by dance on Sep 20, 2012 - 1 answer

What comedian did I see in a Comedy Central special?

Help me figure out what blondish, male comedian I saw on a special that aired on Comedy Central in the early 2000s. [more inside]
posted by lankford on May 9, 2012 - 9 answers

Help me make my GREAT ESCAPE from Denver!

Looking for a great place to ring in my 30th birthday--without spending days flying back and forth from Denver. In mid-March. Got some great ideas for me? [more inside]
posted by iminurmefi on Jan 26, 2012 - 6 answers

Can you tell me what the name of this TV special was? It may have aired on Showtime or HBO in the late 80s or early 90s.

Long ago (late 80s? early to mid 90s?) my sister had a videocasette tape of something that was presumably recorded from Showtime or HBO. It seemed to be a "special" of some sort that involved a guy in a very stage-like unrealistic bedroom interacting with large monster-like puppets and singing strange comical songs. I think at some point he also swung on a vine from one area of the room to the other. There were a lot of musical segments. I think at one point he was dressed up in a safari outfit, but I'm not certain. I know I haven't provided a lot of details here, but maybe you know what I'm talking about?
posted by Feel the beat of the rhythm of the night on Dec 22, 2011 - 11 answers

career help. I yam so sleepy.

Career filter: How to proceed if I am exhausted and unhappy? [more inside]
posted by sucre on Dec 5, 2011 - 6 answers

Christmas in Prague gift ideas

Please help me find a nice Christmas gift for someone living in Prague [more inside]
posted by smcniven on Dec 5, 2011 - 6 answers

To what extent are the "strange" features of Relativity Theory due to the latency of light?

Which of the "strange" features of Relativity Theory can be accounted for by appeal to the latency of light, which cannot, and why? [more inside]
posted by Eiwalker on Nov 23, 2011 - 21 answers

Late 70's/early 80's Made for TV After school special-I am trying to find a specific episode.

Late 70's/early 80's Made for TV After school special-I am trying to find a specific episode. [more inside]
posted by plumberonkarst on Oct 3, 2011 - 7 answers

Can I skip this year's Doctor Who Christmas special?

Doctor Who continuity: How important is it that I watch "A Christmas Carol" before the Series 6 DVDs? And if so, where can I obtain it as legally and cheaply as possible? [In case it isn't obvious, I haven't seen anything after "The Big Bang" yet, so let's try to keep this as spoiler-free as possible] [more inside]
posted by Johnny Assay on Jun 24, 2011 - 15 answers

Nifty theatrical ghost effect. Howdtheydoit?

How did they do this theatrical effect I saw? [more inside]
posted by holterbarbour on May 10, 2011 - 7 answers

Trying to figure out the title of an old Easter special from HBO...

Is anyone familiar with an Easter puppet special that was on (I think) HBO in the early '80s? I remember that it involved a bunch of bunnies working in an Easter egg factory, and that the Easter Bunny ("E.B.") was fairly nervous and might've had a Woody Allen-esque delivery. It definitely isn't "Tale Of The Bunny Picnic" (though that looks pretty cute, too). Bonus points if there's a streaming version anywhere online - I'd love to show this special to my bunny-obsessed niece. Thanks, all.
posted by mintcake! on Apr 21, 2011 - 7 answers

How can a great classroom teacher find a geat job not in the classroom?

Where can someone who cares about children, especially those who are disadvantaged orwith special needs find a job outside of the classroom? [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Apr 8, 2011 - 5 answers

What kind of questions do I ask a potential Personal Care Attendant?

Special Education Filter: What kind of questions do I ask someone interviewing to be my child's Personal Care Attendant? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 25, 2011 - 4 answers

Chew the hand that feeds: Where to find a life like edible hand?

Let say your handcuffed to a dead person. The only way to escape is to bite your way out. Would you need to chew off the whole hand or just the thumb and some palm? Now how could I recreated this visually for film? [more inside]
posted by bleucube on Jan 24, 2011 - 37 answers

'Cause Chandler in a Box always gets me

What are your favorite Thanksgiving episodes of TV shows? [more inside]
posted by donajo on Nov 8, 2010 - 30 answers

What alternative routes to teacher certification can I take as a person who already has a Masters in Education?

I have a Masters and certification in Early Childhood. Now I'd like to work as a special educator. Seems the only way to get there is another Masters in Special Ed. I'd like to find a way to do this cheaply and quickly. I have looked into Teaching Fellows and similar programs, and all specifically require that applicants have no background in teaching. What can I do?
posted by rascalface on Nov 5, 2010 - 5 answers

Making it special

10th anniversary happening in about 2 weeks. Aside from repeating vows, having trouble finding inspiration to put some magic in this for her. Any ideas?
posted by scottymac on Sep 29, 2010 - 7 answers

When he turned 34 but who's counting, he couldn't find anyone who wanted to party...

It's my 34th birthday next Sunday, and my boyfriend and I will be in a city where I don't know anyone. What are some things we can do to make it an enjoyable, special, memorable day?
posted by Hot buttered sockpuppets on Aug 22, 2010 - 7 answers

Legal issues for special needs children

As a parent of a special needs child, what are some legal issues you wish someone had told you about before you had to deal with them? [more inside]
posted by valkyryn on Aug 12, 2010 - 4 answers

helping high-functioning sister gain independence

special needs filter: how do I help my high-functioning sibling gain independence? what have your experiences with special needs siblings been like? [more inside]
posted by elephantsvanish on Jul 22, 2010 - 4 answers

Where can I find this after school special?

Where can I find a copy of the after school special The Day My Kid Went Punk? This has been blogged about a lot recently, and there was a copy on vimeo.com that was taken down a couple of days ago.
posted by fac21 on Mar 3, 2010 - 1 answer

Help me please my wife without buying any pills.

2010 is the year of My Happy Wife. Oh Wives, Girlfriends and other partners, help me find things - large and small - I can do with/for her, and give her, that will help make this her best year ever. [more inside]
posted by HopStopDon'tShop on Jan 5, 2010 - 41 answers

The time machine in back to the future was just a DeLorean covered in ______. What's the word for _____?

Prompted by the success of a previous post, I have another special effects question. Is there a term of art for the stuff like extra model kit parts and other doodads glued to a model to give it a sense of scale and complexity? [more inside]
posted by bartleby on Oct 8, 2009 - 8 answers

Special Relativity Question ;)

This one's for us physics nerds. - Is the speed of light our universe's only true constant? And does this explain why time dilation occurs most for extremely massive objects? - Does time dilation only occur when an observer is present?
posted by jfid1 on Sep 21, 2009 - 14 answers

Web site design/mtce help - special circumstances

Oh so many questions about building a web site: do I need software to help me or a person? what to pay? how to maintain? special circumstances make the decision complicated. [more inside]
posted by x46 on Jun 15, 2009 - 6 answers

Fundraising or Cut Back ideas

Condo Association wants to hit us with a special assessment that is almost $4000 EACH due to the repair of rotten wood trim on the outside of the buildings. Ideas on fundraising or cutting costs? [more inside]
posted by vermontlife on Nov 17, 2008 - 15 answers

Video Libraries 101

Can you point me towards some articles about planning and methodology for developing small video libraries? [more inside]
posted by sswiller on Oct 27, 2008 - 2 answers

Men, what would set your hearts aflutter?

What is the male equivalent of jewelry? [more inside]
posted by n'muakolo on Jun 10, 2008 - 67 answers

Aging makeup for film.

How do I age someone for a film? Looking for something relatively cheap/easy. We don't have any proper makeup experience. [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah on Apr 22, 2008 - 11 answers

Where to go in the Northwest for a wonderful anniversary?

What should we do and where should we go to make our 15th wedding anniversary one to remember? It's in early March, and we'd like to stay in the Pacific Northwest area. We plan to take a 3-day weekend, so a bit of a drive or short flight is in order. [more inside]
posted by TochterAusElysium on Jan 22, 2008 - 12 answers

The Benjamins, while prevalent in nature, are exceedingly rare in this environment. Help me save them!

How do you bargain shop? [more inside]
posted by TomMelee on Nov 15, 2007 - 19 answers

Proposing in Palm Springs

Looking to propose while in Palm Springs this Thanksgiving. Any good romantic restaurants or locations that can be recommended?... We'll be spending the night at Sea Mountain Inn and I want to make this as special as possible...all ideas welcome...thanks
posted by matthelm on Oct 30, 2007 - 9 answers


Should I accept this job? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Oct 20, 2007 - 9 answers

You entitled kids get off my lawn!

What's the origin of the phrase "special (little) snowflake?" [more inside]
posted by dw on Oct 5, 2007 - 19 answers

Blood and guts

Help me parlay my love of gore into a career. [more inside]
posted by Evangeline on May 10, 2007 - 6 answers

Need list of autism schools

Is there a comprehensive list of US schools for autistic children available in print or on the web ? [more inside]
posted by jurczyk on Mar 22, 2007 - 6 answers

Valentine's Day Woes

I'm looking for some suggestions on what to do this Vday. My Girlfriend and I rarely get to go out anymore because of my hectic work schedule and I want to make this year extra special... [more inside]
posted by unvivid on Feb 7, 2007 - 19 answers

Polar Plunge: Help me keep my pride.

I've signed up for the Polar Plunge to support the Special Olympics in our area.... [more inside]
posted by bleucube on Feb 2, 2007 - 9 answers

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