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Cat stops meowing

My cat has barely let out a meow since I've been home from work. Usually he starts up as soon as my keys are in the door. I plan on taking him with me tomorrow if he's not back to normal by the time I'm ready to leave for work, and hitting the Vet. Any ideas what could be wrong though? [more inside]
posted by one4themoment on Dec 19, 2013 - 14 answers

Stopping Staph Infections

What are you supposed to do to minimize being reinfected with staph? So far the only advice I've gotten from doctors is "wash your hands more" but I do that already and it's not helping. [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Aug 24, 2013 - 15 answers

Please recommend songs that stop...................and then start again.

I like it when a song is powering along and then it comes to a complete stop and then starts again. Grandfather's Clock is an example. Faker's 'This Heart Attack' does the same thing. What are some others?
posted by h00py on Jun 18, 2013 - 77 answers

Help me write my sign

There's a stop sign in front of my house, and people don't stop at it. Our neighborhood is working on various ways of solving this problem, and my contribution is to create signs to hang up on my wall right next to the stop sign. Last year in a fit of pique Mr. BlahLaLa made one that said SLOW DOWN, FU**ER! That actually had a big, positive impact, believe it or not, but when the novelty wore off, so did compliance. So, help me create a stack of posters I can use in rotation? [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Mar 15, 2013 - 52 answers

Any tips on how to stop being a pessimist or on how to stop being pessimistic about optimism?

Any tips on how to stop being a pessimist or on how to stop being pessimistic about optimism? [more inside]
posted by jumelle on Oct 8, 2012 - 12 answers

stop neighbor's barking dog

How can I stop my neighbor's dogs from barking? [more inside]
posted by ljs30 on Aug 6, 2012 - 17 answers

Mystery Years of Silence

I apparently stopped talking from just before I was one till I was about four. Should I be worried? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jul 29, 2012 - 23 answers

Can't Stop Gagging

I cannot stop gagging.. Help! [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Feb 29, 2012 - 24 answers

How to make a Stop Motion with a Canon G10

I have a Canon G10 and want to create a stop motion piece where I won't be near the camera, how do I do it without breaking the bank? [more inside]
posted by rudhraigh on Feb 14, 2012 - 5 answers

What is Tantrum referring to in this freestyle battle?

What is the "nerdy reference" to this Asian hip hop freestyle battle? [more inside]
posted by herrdoktor on Aug 9, 2011 - 7 answers

In which Magsie the Cat will continue to urinate in the laundry receptacle

Why does our kitten believe that dirty clothes hampers and toilets are one and the same? [more inside]
posted by item on Jul 21, 2011 - 30 answers

iThing lovers, please refresh me by getting my iPad to stop refreshing!

iPad idiot question of the day: I won a wifi-only iPad a few weeks back and it's my first apple product since my dad bought me a IIGS. My questions is about the browser constantly refreshing pages and how to stop this from happening. [more inside]
posted by atomicstone on Jan 4, 2011 - 11 answers

Liability for a Stop Payment Fee

If a check is "lost in the mail" and never was received by the payee, is there a rule that says who would have to cover the stop payment charge so that the check could be reissued? [more inside]
posted by Snackpants on Jan 4, 2011 - 7 answers

Should I stop taking Flonase when I have a cold?

Should I stop taking Flonase when I have a cold? [more inside]
posted by Juffo-Wup on Sep 7, 2010 - 8 answers

Name that tune/video.

Do you know this crudely animated stop-motion music video (or the song it is a video for)...can't remember the song, but part of the refrain is like "shake the house, shake the house" with female vocalist. Two characters standing outside of the house, with a nice tree in the side yard. I think its a love song or some other similar "you're crazy" kind of number but upbeat and fun!
posted by talljamal on Aug 26, 2010 - 3 answers

Earache my eye

I have a constant, low-grade headache. Help. [more inside]
posted by littlerobothead on Aug 3, 2010 - 23 answers

Spice Up a Boring Drive

So I am soon going to be driving from Tucson, Arizona to Los Angeles, California. The drive is long, and will most likely be boring, So I have come here to metafilter to ask if there are any natural features, roadside attractions, interesting things I can stop and see along my route.
posted by bthrbt on Jul 13, 2010 - 11 answers

R to D? Stop 1st or no?

Heres the situation…you are backing up in a automatic transmission car down a driveway. It comes time to put it in drive, is there any damage to put it in D before coming to a complete stop? [more inside]
posted by ShawnString on Apr 15, 2010 - 8 answers

Stop-motion animation help, please!

What is the most user-friendly, online, (and hopefully free) tool for making simple stop-motion animation shorts. [more inside]
posted by shrimpsmalls on Nov 11, 2009 - 9 answers

How is highway traffic entirely stopped?

How do the police/traffic authorities stop a moving highway/motorway? [more inside]
posted by cdenman on Sep 1, 2009 - 13 answers

How do I stop obsessing over my finances?

The closer I get to finishing this debt off, the more it seems to bother me. Help? [more inside]
posted by Raze2k on May 4, 2009 - 18 answers

Limit, stop, stop-limit on the TSX with Questrade

I am having trouble contacting Questrade to ask them this question, and am hoping someone familiar with TSX trading rules can answer this for me: [more inside]
posted by omair on Apr 1, 2009 - 3 answers

Stop the magazines now!

How do I kill these zombie magazine subscriptions? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Feb 9, 2009 - 8 answers

The DIMMs of DOOM

Windows XP PC crashes and burns when four identical sticks of RAM are installed but Memtest86 shows no errors. [more inside]
posted by shinybeast on Oct 16, 2008 - 7 answers

Invenstment - Option Orders

I have traded stock Options for a while but would like to have the following order type: Example - Option Price = 3.90 Put in a order to sell if price goes below 3.50 or sell if price goes above 4.50 I have looked at stop, stop limit, limit, trailing and the works, but is there a technical name for what I want, and do brokers offer it? Thanks! BB
posted by bright77blue on Aug 14, 2008 - 5 answers

Low-Riders and My Sanity - Am Losing My MIND!

Would you go crazy if you were living in the boonies and every couple of minutes some dude comes careening around your corner on an ATV or motorcycle revving up slowly and maliciously? [more inside]
posted by watercarrier on Jul 1, 2008 - 29 answers

crunch-filter: how do I stop my stomach from being sore?

crunch-filter: how do I stop my abdominal muscles from aching? [more inside]
posted by krautland on May 21, 2008 - 12 answers

Fight the system!

Help me fight a traffic ticket. :( [more inside]
posted by GrooveStix on Feb 13, 2008 - 24 answers

I don't want to do business with you

How to graciously end a soon to be partnership. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 15, 2007 - 6 answers

What manner of animal is making this horrible noise?

Dear GOD what is making that racket in the tree outside my house? [more inside]
posted by geodave on Sep 4, 2007 - 10 answers

It's not me, it's you??

Friendshipfilter: How do I end it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 4, 2007 - 29 answers

XP unusably slow after STOP errors and running checkdisk - what's going on?

So it's come to this - I see no other option than to ask a "help me fix my PC" question. After some troubleshooting the STOP errors seem to have been resolved, XP now boots successfully but is excruciating slow to the point of being unusable. Details and specs below the fold. [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Mar 4, 2007 - 25 answers

STOP, in the name of a heated discussion!

Can you really push the "stop elevator" button without getting in trouble? [more inside]
posted by nervestaple on Feb 12, 2007 - 21 answers

Ticket Predicament

MyFirstTicketFilter: What should I do? [more inside]
posted by lain on Dec 23, 2006 - 22 answers

How can I stop an automatic adobe download?

How can I stop an automatic adobe download? Every time I boot up my computer I get a prompt to download Adobe version 7.0. I already have it on my machine and I use windows XP. I’ve tried to initiate the download, to get rid of the prompt, and I get a message that you already have this version on your machine and the download stops. I’ve tried to uninstall version 7.0 and reinstall it and that doesn’t work either. Does anyone have a suggestion? Thanks in advance for your help.
posted by orlin on Dec 2, 2006 - 8 answers

MacBook Pro Hissing

I just got a new MacBook Pro 15.4 (1.83 GHz). Everything's great, except for a hissing from the right-hand internal speaker anytime a sound plays through it. When just idle, in Word for example, there is no noise. But anytime a sound-using program is booted, iTunes or GarageBand for example, there is a continual hissing and popping noise, similar to fuzz on a television screen, that is very loud. Anytime a system sounds plays, such as the Trash sound, hissing accompanies it. The only way to make the noise stop is to plug in headphones, or external computer speakers. This hissing only occurs through the internal speakers. Does anyone know how to stop this annoying sound?
posted by luckypozzo on Jul 13, 2006 - 9 answers

Help me make a night light from a stop light

How to turn stop light into night light? [more inside]
posted by kc0dxh on Jul 11, 2006 - 15 answers

why do buses have so many stops? are they necessary?

I recently, out of curiosity, tried the public transportation systems in Los Angeles and Orange County, CA. I know that you can’t seriously depend on buses to get around – most buses run every 20-30 minutes, not to mention the waiting time for connection. Ok, I can accept that. But what puzzles me is that there are so many “unnecessary” stops, a lot of which are installed BOTH before AND after the traffic lights at the same intersection. Twice as many stops double the travelling time. It just seems to me such a waste of resources and lack of efficiency. Are people not willing even to walk across the streets to catch the buses or is this some kind of community service issue? Any input will be appreciated.
posted by dy on Mar 13, 2006 - 22 answers

Where are the NYC bus stops listed?

NYC bus stops. Where are they? [more inside]
posted by Caviar on Jan 6, 2006 - 11 answers

Stop smoking with lasers or acupuncture?

Any of you stopped smoking (or not) after acupuncture or laser therapy? [more inside]
posted by nj_subgenius on Dec 10, 2005 - 16 answers

Are parking lot stop signs enforceable in California?

Are parking lot stop signs enforceable in California? [more inside]
posted by Ogre Lawless on Sep 7, 2005 - 10 answers

How do I stop using chapstick?

I use it way too much, and find that whenever I start using less then normal, my lips quickly dry out and then crack and peel up. So I lick them, which just dries them out. [more inside]
posted by kjell on May 2, 2005 - 23 answers

Slowing Down

How can I stop talking so fast? [details inside] [more inside]
posted by realityblurred on May 17, 2004 - 18 answers

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