I am having trouble getting my insurance company to issue an SR-22 to the Oregon DMV so my license isn't suspended. [more inside]
posted by mokin
on May 13, 2013 -
I've used AskMeFi for travel advice before and it's been invaluable. This time I'm planning a road trip from Gainesville, FL to Austin, TX around Halloween to coincide with a music festival I attend each year.
I've been to the United States (NYC, San Francisco, and the Pacific Northwest) many times but never to the south – with the exception of Florida if that counts. Do you have any suggestions, places to definitely see, places to definitely avoid? More below if useful... [more inside]
posted by stackhaus23
on Apr 15, 2013 -
I'm moving from Berkeley, CA to Houston, TX next week, I'm wondering if there are any significant differences in the legal regime I should be aware of. [more inside]
posted by 0x006DB0
on Apr 7, 2013 -
Best luxury hotels in Fort Worth, Texas? The title says it all - I'm looking for someplace amazing to stay for one or two nights in Fort Worth, TX. My gentleman is looking forward to a concert that's happening there and I'd like to surprise him with a killer package at a luxury hotel the weekend of the show. Bonus points if the hotel is funky and non-chain (a la Hotel San Jose
or Hotel Saint Cecilia
in Austin), although I'd do a chain if it was absolutely top-notch. [more inside]
posted by sevensnowflakes
on Mar 18, 2013 -
Moving to Boerne/San Antonio next week. Looking for two things: cool places/shops/places to visit; and web sites.
I want to know about the one cemetery that has the coolest old statues, the park that offers the best secret hideouts, the store that has the weirdest hand made tchotchkes. Two particular items of interest: fabric stores (NOT Joann's - I want the cool, local place); and a place to get very nice wood for woodworking, since the hubby likes to make stuff, including guitars. Music stores would also be welcome. I'm an interior designer, and would love an introduction to the "to the trade" stores/warehouses in the area, too.
Web sites that will help me get to know the area. Especially as I'm a stay at home mom, and I'd love to meet other parents and find cool places to take my kids. These could be business web sites, organizations, blogs, you name it.
For the record, I'm not religious at all and I lean very liberal, so super conservative stuff is definitely not what I'm after.
posted by wwartorff
on Mar 14, 2013 -
How do I buy a fast internet connection in Dallas / Fort Worth, TX? [more inside]
posted by GPF
on Feb 5, 2013 -
Woke up to this bird
squawking in my backyard in north central Texas. Obviously the video quality is not great, but can anybody help me identify it based on its call? Mississippi Kite? Hawk? And do they eat kitties?
For perspective, its on top of a 30ft bald cypress tree. It appears to be at least 18-24 inches from head to tail.
posted by punkfloyd
on Jan 12, 2013 -
Last minute gift panic: Halp! My sister and her husband live in Houston, TX. I'd let to get them a nice gift that they could use in the area- Spa time, restaurant gift cards etc. I know nothing about the area. Suggestions? Special snowflake details inside [more inside]
posted by GilloD
on Dec 22, 2012 -
Please suggest lunch and dinner places and maybe some shopping for a CA-AR road trip, with a detour through Texas. General advice welcome too. [more inside]
posted by wintersweet
on Dec 15, 2012 -
Asking for my sorta geeky, slightly hipster 24-year old daughter: where to spend New Year's Eve in Laredo, TX? [more inside]
posted by tyllwin
on Dec 8, 2012 -
I'm going to be visiting family in the United States next week, specifically Richmond, TX and Chicago. There have been previous many posts on Chicago, so I think I have that covered but does anyone know if there is anything interesting for this potentially bored Londoner to do while hanging out in Texas? [more inside]
posted by joboe
on Oct 15, 2012 -
Does anyone have recommendations for a couples counselor or marriage/family therapist in Houston, TX -- or, at least, what resources I can use to find a good one? Thank you in advance!
posted by Pwoink
on Oct 9, 2012 -
I've been in Austin for a little over a month now. I've been trying to find things to and trying to meet people. I could use some advice, some tips, or really just some encouragement. [more inside]
posted by Modica
on Jul 16, 2012 -
My wife and I are buying a house in Austin, Texas ( Steiner Ranch ). We are trying to figure out how we want to finance it. We have the means to pay for the house with cash. We are being offered a mortgage at 3.6%. The cost of the house would represent about 50% of our net worth. The other 50% is fairly liquid, with an even spread between 401k, index funds, 529's, and cash. Should we do it? [more inside]
posted by jasondigitized
on Jul 11, 2012 -
Trying to make sense of our closing costs when purchasing a newly constructed home in Kaufman county (right outside of Dallas, TX) Mainly, property taxes. [more inside]
posted by phox
on Jul 7, 2012 -
Where do I start with purchasing individual health insurance? I lose my current coverage on July 31, and I've been avoiding dealing with this for as long as possible. Right now, I feel a bit overwhelmed, and don't know what information to trust or where to start.
posted by anonymous
on Jun 12, 2012 -
Asking for my 25-year-old brother: do you know of free or cheap mental health resources in Houston? Or a great therapist with a sliding scale?
I'm doing the requisite googling, but just in case I miss something ... Thank you so much!
posted by jessca84
on Mar 28, 2012 -
Oregon to Texas Roadtrip: which is the better route, down through California/AZ/NM or through Utah/NM? [more inside]
posted by mokin
on Mar 26, 2012 -
My family is heading to Big Bend and Marfa in March. Anyone with recommendations on where to stay while at the park? We aren't going to have camping gear with us.
posted by mwark
on Feb 9, 2012 -
Taking a day trip to San Antonio with 3 adults, 2 teenagers, 1 tween, and 2 toddlers. Driving from Austin. What are some things we can do as a group? We are looking for things that everyone can enjoy with minimal hassle. We will have strollers for the toddlers.
posted by jasondigitized
on Feb 2, 2012 -
I'm headed to Dallas, TX, this weekend. I'm vegetarian. Where should I eat? I will be in the downtown area with no car. [more inside]
posted by aabbbiee
on Jan 18, 2012 -
After a few questions
and great answers, my wife and two kids have relocated to Austin. Now we are looking for cool things to do and organizations to get involved with. What are your favorite things to do with or without kids in Austin. [more inside]
posted by jasondigitized
on Dec 19, 2011 -
Asking for a friend: Therapy options for a wheelchair-bound person in a tiny town in central Texas? (Skype or phone, maybe?) [more inside]
posted by Alterscape
on Nov 15, 2011 -
Suggestions for unique spirits specifically from Texas. Open to Rum, Gin, Rye and Whisky [more inside]
posted by MarvinJ
on Nov 11, 2011 -
Is there a way to see a list of Top Chef Texas restaurants/episode locations before Nov. 12? Failing that, I would appreciate some MeFite recommendations of the Top Chef foodie-type restaurants in San Antonio/Austin area. [more inside]
posted by hellogoodbye
on Sep 29, 2011 -
Asking for a friend: Question about sentencing likelihood for a Class B Misdemeanor for marijuana possession in Travis County, Texas. Previous record and details of current arrest inside...YANML [more inside]
posted by argylekneesocks
on Sep 19, 2011 -
Help us try to reconcile our desires for having an outdoor wedding with my the wishes of my fiancée's family / the rules of the Catholic Church. We're in Houston, TX and trying to figure this out. It's making our wedding planning very stressful! [more inside]
posted by swhitt
on Sep 7, 2011 -
I’m trying to start up a housecleaning business, but can’t figure out how to actually get any customers. I’ve been putting flyers on houses in fairly upscale neighborhoods – McMansions, hip urban condos, places populated by professionals and executives. I have an ad on craigslist, although my city doesn’t use craigslist much. I’m not getting anywhere with either of those methods though. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Aug 30, 2011 -