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Where to finish learning how to drive stick, in Portland?

So my husband and I are considering an international trip (Scandinavia), and possibly renting a car. When I started googling this, it seems like a large percentage of rental cars in these countries are stick-shift. While there are some automatic transmission options, I'd want to be prepared in case a rental company screwed me and gave me a manual (I'm usually unlucky when I travel). I'm having real difficulty however finding driving school options in/near Portland, OR that will teach stick. Please help! [more inside]
posted by FireFountain on Jul 3, 2016 - 26 answers

A sticky situation

Blue/white-tac issues. How do I keep my shiz on the walls instead of on the floor? My posters/notices keep falling off my walls. None are particularly heavy paper or strange glossy finishes. Surfaces I want the paper posters to adhere to are either wooden doors or normal painted walls. 75% stay up for months without issue - others fall down on a weekly basis. [more inside]
posted by turkeyphant on Apr 21, 2015 - 9 answers

Need to understand stock options so as not to appear a total noob...

I believe I am bring offered a job for which I just interviewed for. The president of this technology company emailed me and told me my compensation would be: x dollars base salary + y dollars in stock options. This does not seem to be a publicly traded company so I'm not sure what this means or what I would even need to ask to properly evaluate the offer... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 23, 2014 - 22 answers

Anyone remember 3' wooden snow sticks?

I have a "snow stick" that was my mothers. It's an extended yard stick - about 39". The numbers going up the stick are in red and green and at the top it says "snow stick" and has a hole under that to hand it on a nail. I've been trying to find them for some Christmas presents for next Dec. but the only one I found was on e-bay for $38.00. It also says on it - made in Durham, N.H. I'd be looking for probably about 15 of them. I remember seeing them in hardware stores years ago for cheap money but I'm hoping someone still them out there and are reasonable. Any help would be appreciated. I also tried googling Durham for them but to no avail.
posted by maursam on Jan 26, 2014 - 9 answers

Suggestions for fantastic monopod/walking stick for the recently injured

Ok, I'm healing up very nicely post a bad knee injury. I do a fair bit of travel, including an upcoming trip to Japan that may involve quite a bit of walking. My physician suggested a walking stick when I saw him last (3 weeks ago.) I haven't even needed it, nor the knee brace much. I do some photography (DSLR, Raw) and figured why not use this as an excuse to get a good monopod that will behave as a good walking stick. I'd buy Gandalf's Staff, but I'm sure I'll have problems with TSA if I had that.
posted by Towelie on Oct 23, 2013 - 11 answers

Lace + Card + ??? = Lace Card!

What glue do I need to attach crochet lace to a card / wedding invite? [more inside]
posted by Chorus on May 30, 2013 - 13 answers

Learn to drive stick-filter

Help me get over anxiety from learning to drive stick on surface streets in a moderately hilly town, please? [more inside]
posted by lonefrontranger on Jun 12, 2012 - 44 answers

"I hate it when the $1 dollar bills stick together." "Stickin' together is what good $1 bills do!"

I have $500 in brand new, fresh-from-the-mint, sequential $1 bills. What is the fastest way to "break them in" so they don't stick together? [more inside]
posted by Hey Dean Yeager! on Jan 14, 2012 - 17 answers

Ten strings stand between me and happiness

Where can I buy some Chapman Stick strings in southern or eastern Ontario? [more inside]
posted by ricochet biscuit on Dec 29, 2011 - 4 answers

Open parking lots for driving practice

Best place to practice driving stick in Chicago? [more inside]
posted by little_c on Apr 11, 2011 - 13 answers

Hockey stick similar to TPS Tricore 3?

I'm looking to purchase a new hockey stick. My favorite shaft is the Louisville TPS Tricore 3 but they've been discontinued for a while. Do you know of a stick similar to the Tricore? I want a composite shaft and I particularly enjoy the wood outer shell on the Tricore composite. There are pictures of the Tricore on this site: http://hockey.inlinewarehouse.com/showthread.php?t=10557 As for me, I play forward, 5'7", 150lbs. I take the occasional slap shot but I'm more of a stick handling, dangling, deking, wrist shot type of player. I realize stick choice is a personal preference but I'm really hoping there's something similar to the Tricore out there somewhere.
posted by sallyseashore on Feb 18, 2011 - 1 answer

In need of stylish, portable walking support

I am suffering from a medical condition that causes severe muscle pain and weakness. I think that a walking stick for occasional might help, but I want something that looks cool and that I can fold up and put in a bag when not in use. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 20, 2011 - 11 answers

Who makes Yelpstick?

Who makes the free promotional lip balm (Yelpstick) that Yelp gives out? My wife liked the tangerine Yelp Stick handed to us at an event, and I'd like to buy her some more. I don't need to (and would prefer not to) get it from Yelp if it's just a rebranded/generic lip balm from some other manufacturer. [more inside]
posted by Pruitt-Igoe on Nov 18, 2010 - 14 answers

Broken and panicking!

Is there any hope for my broken USB stick? [more inside]
posted by bluehermit on Nov 16, 2010 - 9 answers

How can I prove I can drive a stick in Ontario?

How can I prove to the UK I can drive a manual transmission in Ontario? [more inside]
posted by generichuman on Aug 17, 2010 - 9 answers

Two 2GB sticks, or one 4GB?

Which is better, one 4GB stick, or two 2GB sticks of DDR2 RAM in my Laptop? [more inside]
posted by brenton on Apr 20, 2009 - 8 answers

Is non stick cookware going to give me cancer in 25 years?

What are the dangers and benefits of non stick cookware (teflon/generic teflon type)? It's obviously healthier to cook without using lots of oil, but I've heard rumors of health problems such as cancer being linked to long term use of non stick pans. [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Mar 22, 2009 - 21 answers

hockey stick Filter

Can anyone personally recommend a one piece hockey stick that they had good luck with? [more inside]
posted by Amby72 on Oct 24, 2008 - 3 answers

parking brake woes

car help: parking brake stuck! I can't move my car... even to take it to a mechanic. [more inside]
posted by speef on Sep 27, 2008 - 8 answers

How do I tell people I'm not going to work in an office?

I am almost done with college. Since I've started, four separate times I've taken a semester off to study abroad, work overseas or do unorthodox things in the name of adventure. I've come to terms with myself and I know that this is I want out of life, and I know that when I graduate I'm not going to get a steady job with benefits or any of those other things that responsible people are supposed to do. How do I explain this to the people I care about in a way that makes them feel good about me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 29, 2008 - 39 answers

Should I worry about my physically lost, encrypted passwords?

So, I lost my USB stick. No big deal - except it has my password database on it. [more inside]
posted by TooManyGadgets on Jun 16, 2008 - 13 answers

Hoping for a hoop

Where to find the hoop for ye ol' stick and hoop game? [more inside]
posted by mcarthey on Apr 3, 2008 - 8 answers

Help Figuring Out this Stick Thing

I recall something that I believe I heard Carl Sagan say either in an episode of Cosmos or in one of his earlier books, that one could store enough information to hold an entire encyclopedia by putting a notch in a stick, if only one could measure where the notch lies to some absurd astronomically precise figure. Am I imagining this? [more inside]
posted by macinchik on Dec 6, 2007 - 14 answers

How to teach someone to drive stick?

How do I teach my wife to operate a manual transmission? [more inside]
posted by rush on Sep 17, 2007 - 24 answers

How can I make a USB stick "fixed" instead of "removable"?

How can I make a USB stick "fixed" instead of "removable" on Windows Vista? [more inside]
posted by chrisalbon on Sep 1, 2007 - 10 answers

Is there a firewire equivalent of a USB memory stick?

Is there a firewire equivalent of a USB memory stick? [more inside]
posted by GuyZero on Aug 29, 2007 - 4 answers

How much is memory for a PSP?

How much would a 4GB Sony Memory Stick Pro Duo (the ones for a PSP) cost in China? [more inside]
posted by mr_silver on Jun 8, 2007 - 3 answers

Nubian toothbrush?

Where can “chew sticks” (liquorice root) be found in the Atlanta area?
posted by ijoshua on Jun 4, 2007 - 3 answers

Sticky pictures

How do i get photos to unstick to the glass in picture frames? [more inside]
posted by BigBrownBear on Mar 31, 2007 - 5 answers

A lot of stick shaking?

Where does the phrase "more [whatever] than you can shake a stick at" originate? [more inside]
posted by informity on Jan 30, 2007 - 12 answers

Forget flight sims, I want a driving sim

Are there any manual transmission driving simulators for the PC that can do a decent job of allowing me to simulate actually driving stick? [more inside]
posted by GleepGlop on Aug 30, 2006 - 16 answers

Laptops with pointing sticks

What current laptops have a pointing stick? [more inside]
posted by mcstayinskool on Aug 30, 2006 - 21 answers

stick figure death

I remember an animated gif online where a stick figure bashes on his computer till his computer is destroyed, his hands are bloody stumps, he hits the computer with his head, and eventually dies. Where can I find it again? [more inside]
posted by atom128 on Jul 19, 2006 - 8 answers

What is on your USB memory stick?

What *information* do you keep on your USB memory stick? Other questions ask about applications - I'm more interested in the data that you find it useful to carry everywhere. todo lists? contact information? Bank account numbers?
posted by cornflake on Apr 28, 2006 - 30 answers

Michael Schumacher you ain't, honey...

Driving a Stick: Help settle the debate before I shove the gearshift up my boyfriend's wazoo... [more inside]
posted by romakimmy on Apr 21, 2006 - 48 answers

mem'ries that ne'er will fade

How can I backup my USB memory stick automatically? [more inside]
posted by furtive on Apr 7, 2006 - 6 answers

things fall apart

I need to be gluing paper to paper for long lasting results. Please help me find a glue that will not let go! [more inside]
posted by bilabial on Nov 21, 2005 - 25 answers

What does 'Cobbler, stick to thy last.' mean?

What does "Cobbler, stick to thy last." mean?
posted by jojopizza on Nov 18, 2005 - 22 answers

Unstick my tortillas

How do I stop my tortillas from sticking together? I keep them in the freezer since I only use them occasionally. When I thaw them out, they are sometimes glued together and impossible to separate without making holes in them. Is this preventable? Is there a way to unstick them? If I can't freeze them, how long will tortillas keep in the fridge?
posted by Could it be, El Guapo ... on Aug 18, 2005 - 13 answers

How best to learn manual transmission shifting?

How quickly should I be able to learn to drive a manual transmission vehicle well enough to manage some tricky conditions (large van, driving from Berlin to Brussels)? What are some tips and tricks? How often (and in what conditions) should I be practicing before I get there? Tips specific to German driving are welcome too. [more inside]
posted by xo on Feb 25, 2005 - 23 answers

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