Not really sure how to say this, but I have been adding some hobbies and other things to my life but am finding it hard to keep doing everything. I have traditionally never been someone who gets bored very easily but I find myself in this position a good portion of the time right now. [more inside]
posted by nidora
on Jul 30, 2014 -
I'm visitng NYC for the next couple days and would like to pack in some quintessential Christmastime in New York City activities. ! [more inside]
posted by gardenbex
on Dec 14, 2013 -
OK, I know that this is a totally random post. So I have seen a few online timers, but most have a heart pounding alarm- yeah that ain't gonna work. I want to set an alarm for 5 minutes. I work for 5 mins, and than I watch a show or surf online for 5 mins. Most days I have my phone, and that works fine, but today it is out of juice. [more inside]
posted by TRUELOTUS
on Jul 10, 2013 -
In short: I need to track a couple of hundred tasks over 10-15 projects (in any of 7 areas) on the go at any one time. In a month, when I am asked, I currently have only a vague notion which project took up the most time.
Currently using Things for Mac and iphone, but am open to moving if it is for a better solution (i integrated time tracking with no loss of functionality). Am ok with paying for it. [more inside]
posted by Brockles
on Mar 18, 2013 -
My boyfriend is taking me on my first ski trip to Beaver Creek, Colorado. This is my first time both skiing and seeing the Rockies. Besides skiing and relaxing sore muscles in a hot tub afterward, what else is a must see or must do in this area? Thanks!
posted by gardenbex
on Feb 21, 2013 -
I want to make brownies for my son's birthday and mail them to him. This is not a problem. What might be a problem, however... [more inside]
posted by DMelanogaster
on Feb 15, 2013 -
I know this sounds weird, but I've been sort of struggling with this idea for awhile now. When we're younger we do things a certain way, like the food we eat, the music we listen to, the traditions we have, they all come from our parents. But when you get older, you grow out of some of those things and into other things. I know this, but sometimes I'll be reading a health food article (for example) and I'll think something like, "doesn't the author feel weird about not eating the foods she ate when she was younger?" Because I imagine she grew up on mash potatoes and meatloaf, not quinoa salad and red snapper.
I mean I know that eating healthy is ideal, but it just makes me uncomfortable on some deep level to see people diverting from what they must've done when they were kids. I guess I mean when they're trying new things. I don't know why it should bother me so much though, especially when I am trying to adopt a healthy lifestyle myself? [more inside]
posted by Cybria
on Jan 13, 2013 -
I am using an iMac with Mountain Lion as my desktop, and an iPhone 4S with iOS6 as my cell phone. I use OSX's and iOS's native apps for email, contacts, and calendar, which are provided by Google Apps.
What I need is a GTD (to do) application for the Mac, which a) has an iOS version, and b) supports syncing to iCal or Google Calendar.
I currently own Omnifocus, but as of Mountain Lion, it no longer supports iCal sync. I want to be able to sync deadlines and tasks to my calendar, this really is a pretty basic feature that seems to be missing from a lot of GTD applications.
Wunderlist doesn't support this. I've looked at Things, but it doesn't seem to support it either.
posted by Unhyper
on Nov 3, 2012 -
How do I avoid procrastinating on tasks that have “fallen off the radar” / are less urgent? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Sep 26, 2012 -
[visiting London post-Olympics filter] Is there anything in London this week that is not to be missed? [more inside]
posted by bquarters
on Aug 19, 2012 -
I have a plan to visit NYC with my best friend next weekend. I've been to NYC about six or seven times now, and I have a few things in mind. Can you help me find some other cool things to do based on what I'm already thinking about checking out? [more inside]
posted by pazazygeek
on Jun 1, 2012 -
A while back I asked a question on what a single guy in NYC should do to meet women and I got some great suggestions but I need help implementing that advice [more inside]
posted by curious-mind
on Mar 17, 2012 -
What do you with your "stuff" as you try to create an uncluttered living space? [more inside]
posted by atayah
on Mar 7, 2012 -
So after reading the recent posts in the Blue and MeTa about Cory Doctorow, I've come to wonder if there are any really worthwhile alternatives to BoingBoing out there. [more inside]
posted by erskelyne
on Feb 1, 2012 -
Is there a website or something where i can find interesting/odd festivals, events, competitions ie : state fairs, log rolling competition, auctions, strong man competitions, pop culture debates? I feel like you already have to be in these circles to know about the events but i'm just intersted in doing different things. East coast or nation wide would be great.
posted by PeaPod
on Jan 6, 2012 -
I'm looking for creative places to hide things in public spaces. Probably a good question for scavenger hunt and geocache junkies. [more inside]
posted by Unsomnambulist
on Sep 19, 2011 -
Anthropology filter: looking for books, essays, and articles on the anthropology of things. Basically, why do we assign emotional value to physical objects, like security blankets and iPhones. I'm not really interested in religious relics and fetishes, but rather a more cultural anthropology explanation.
I'd prefer scholarly articles/books, but will take a good popular book.
posted by bryghtrose
on Jan 4, 2011 -
Does anyone know who played guitar for Nat King Cole's recording of "These Foolish Things" ? [more inside]
posted by ReWayne
on Oct 29, 2010 -
How to avoid being bored to tears while visiting the very boring county of Suffolk, NY [more inside]
posted by ad4pt
on Jul 10, 2010 -
I have accepted a job with the United Nations and will be going to Sudan in the next eight weeks once the visa is cleared. I want to make the next couple of months as personally joyful as possible - help me work in three areas of focus I can do every day. [more inside]
posted by parmanparman
on Apr 24, 2010 -
You know that sound a cartoon makes when it swallows something--not the swallow sound itself, but the little boingy boom that goes bouncing down into its stomach? I assume a drum makes it, but what kind of drum?
posted by Powerful Religious Baby
on Mar 11, 2010 -
As far as voice goes, I don't get sad. This is a bit of a problem. Also, the first relationship I've had that is getting to the 'real serious' level is getting weird.
I don't know what to do. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jan 19, 2010 -
In the film version of Where the Wild Things Are, (spoiler alert!) who are Bob and Terry supposed to be? [more inside]
posted by ladypants
on Nov 14, 2009 -
Say that Citizen Kane really wanted to find Rosebud - who would he call? Is there a kind of specific person who tracks down these personal lost things? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000
on Oct 14, 2009 -
My 14 year old stepson is bored in New York. What should he do? How about Montreal? [more inside]
posted by musofire
on Jul 10, 2009 -
I love taking risk-taking. I am bold, tenacious, speak my mind and if you've met me you would know that I get a certain thrill out of it. Increasingly, I am finding myself wanting for ways to channel my love of risk into the energy I need to get things done. Please help me do this. [more inside]
posted by parmanparman
on Apr 9, 2009 -
Less than six months before moving internationally - how do I manage all my stuff? [more inside]
posted by divabat
on Nov 8, 2008 -
I seem to have a very particular social skills deficit. Can you suggest software that might serve as a kind of brain prosthetic for me? [more inside]
posted by Naberius
on Apr 28, 2008 -
An empty field. Nothing for miles and miles and miles. And a gun.
I shoot the gun. The bullet blasts out of the barrel and doesn't stop until....well, that's my question. Few more details inside. [more inside]
posted by ryecatcher
on Jun 10, 2007 -
80sTVShow/FantasyFilter: Sword and Sorcery. At the end of each episode (?), the image would freeze and covert to a painting of said image. That's all I remember. I was 7 or 8 at the time so this would make it around 1985 or so.
So. Yeah. That's all you get. Go to it, Mefites.
posted by ryecatcher
on May 7, 2007 -
What nerd-associated things am I missing from this list of unspoken visual gag/gripes found in the newish White and Nerdy
Weird Al video? Or is there an in-depth list of these already?
posted by vanoakenfold
on Dec 7, 2006 -
So I have a friend flying in to Salt Lake City to visit on the weekend of December 8-10, getting in Friday morning and leaving Sunday night. What is there to do around town that weekend that's really awesome?
posted by freddymungo
on Nov 13, 2006 -
I am in the search of finding free and or cheap things to do in the LA area (Santa Monica, Venice, Culver City, Marina Del Rey Etc)...any ideas? Just something you have found that you really enjoy...
posted by matthelm
on Nov 6, 2006 -
If I stare at something and "zone out," after a while a little switch in by brain flips and I suddenly feel as if I am seeing that something for the first time, as someone with a very limited knowledge of that thing. Is that weird? Has anyone else experienced this before? [more inside]
posted by yellowbkpk
on Jul 11, 2006 -