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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Can anyone personally recommend a one piece hockey stick that they had good luck with? [more inside]
posted by Amby72
on Oct 24, 2008 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Where can “chew sticks” (liquorice root) be found in the Atlanta area?
posted by ijoshua
on Jun 4, 2007 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -