I currently work for a mental health insurance company as an administrative assistant for the past 10 months. I have unfortunately found out that working in a cubicle for 8 hours a day is not optimal for me. [more inside]
I've been helping take care of my two year old niece this summer, but now I'm leaving. How can I help her understand this transition and make it easier on her (and her parents, and me)? [more inside]
i previously posted this ask and i'm happy to say that i'm moving on to bigger and better things. now that the timeline is in place, i'm seeing some blowback from management. what are my options to get out with bridges still intact and bad blood unspilled? [more inside]
Do you know of any tabletop RPGs that work really well with 2 players? I've recently started playing tabletop RPG games and I enjoy playing with my partner. Are there any games which are particularly suited to this? Either 1 player and GM or GMless games are fine and I prefer storytelling games that offer character development as well as adventure.
Seeking ideas for plannning a multi-course, romantic, home-cooked meal for two that is also thoroughly, completely English. The more traditional the better. Looking for dishes in season, no seafood, ideally with a focus on lamb as a centerpiece and easy on the potato/bread. Other then that, assume a high level of cooking skill, endless time for fiddly bits, and acess to pretty much anything and a well stocked UK grocery importer store nearby. [more inside]
I haven't had many medical problems over the course of my life, but recently I had two (separate) "emergency" hospitalizations for a condition that I had been unaware that I had/have. (Complicated diverticulitis with perforation). Both hospitalizations were truly harrowing and have pretty much turned my life upside down. Very serious! In the hospital (the 2nd time) a surgeon who was on call told me that it really is not a matter of if I need surgery, but when I need surgery. (He says I need a colon resection). [more inside]
What are the best collaborative 2-player video games? My husband and I played Mario Galaxy 2 and it was perfect - he player Mario and I played "Starfy" and it worked out great. Are there more games like that for 2 players, where one player (aka me) can be kind of bad at video games? We have a Wii, some computers and are considering getting an Xbox One in the next few months..
I ( a small 50ish woman, with modest mechanical skills) bought myself a Mantis mini tiller, with the 2 stroke engine. I assembled it last night, using the instructional dvd included, and it all went just fine. I put the proper gas/oil mixture in, and following the instructions, started it up and tilled a bit just to say I could! Tonight, I attempted the same amazing feat, and flooded the engine. This wasn't terribly surprising, in my experience with lawn care equipment, but I was disappointed. Anyone have any cool tricks or suggestions for me to be able to start this beast consistently and easily. I did spring for the fast start model, which makes this even more ironic. I will note that I have NOT gotten it to start YET this evening. I plan to just leave it be until maybe tomorrow, to let the gas evaporate and try it again. (It was too hot to till anyway, damn it.)
How can I best introduce her to nerdy-ness, and nerdy games in particular? [more inside]
Two SIM cards in one phone? In one iPhone? Can I really do this now and if it can be done, what hardware do you recommend?
My 2-year-old daughter is growing up in a two-language household. Any advice on ensuring a balanced retention of vocabulary? [more inside]
I've 5 HDD and a sixth I'd like to install an image onto in order to install onto another physical computer so it has it's own MBR.
I've 5 HDD and a sixth I'd like to install an image onto in order to install onto another physical computer so it has it's own MBR. [more inside]
My SO and I each have a Droid X2 on with grandfathered in unlimited data plans. Waht cool games and apps can take the bes advantage of this? [more inside]
will keeping siblings from the same litter together past the initial socialization be detrimental to their full socialization? [more inside]
My Mom and Dad served in the US Navy during WWII. What's the best way(s) to find their service records (and any other info/accounts on their service)? [more inside]
I just got offered a Work Experience placement at a big publishing firm in London - but it starts on Monday, and I live in Derbyshire. I need two weeks' accommodation for ideally around £300 or less. Help!
Where can I get two way mirror glass in San Diego? [more inside]
One cat or two? [more inside]
Work wants to give me a mobile (cell) phone. How do I make this work most effectively without having to carry two phones everywhere I go?
Work wants to give me a mobile (cell) phone. How do I make this work most effectively without having to carry two phones everywhere I go? [more inside]
I went out with a girl twice and she just sent me a Facebook message telling me that she's seeing someone else now and that she wants to take me out to dinner to pay me back for the previous dates. [more inside]
I always thought I wanted kids. Then I spent ten days alone with my niece, and now I am pretty sure I would rather have a hole in my head. Am I rightly discouraged? Or am I just getting cold feet? [more inside]
If a person gives two weeks notice at a job, but those two weeks include potential jury duty, should you extend the two weeks notice to, say, three? Or is two weeks sufficient, since the employer still gets the full two weeks to find a replacement, whether I'm there or not?
I need to have 2 subnets (/29s) on the external/untrust interface on my netscreen firewall. It will be NATing and I'll need to use VIPs from both subnets. [more inside]
Recommend some bike commuter blogs [more inside]
I just finished reading Hunting Eichmann and am wondering if any MeFites could recommend any other popular nonfiction books on Nazi Germany, Hitler, war criminals, etc. I don't do huge tomes well (400 pages or less!). The only other books I have read are MAUS and Explaining Hitler. Thanks for your input. So much out there...don't know where to begin. Probably the more well known the better as they may be available at my library.
How to best keep my Mac laptop & desktop synched? [more inside]
I'm going to be away from a computer for a couple years and am tangled in every corner of the internet. What should I do to insure it's all here when I get back? [more inside]
I will be driving west on I 80 from PA to Colorado. I would like to stay with families,farms or dog friendly inns or B&Bs rather than the chains. My dog friendly travel guides list the common chains so Im hoping for some folks to invite us in. (we're very nice,well behaved and would pay for the privelge)
Poop question about normalcy and bowel movements [possibly disgusting] [more inside]
I saw the question in the blue a few days ago about Pearl Cornioley. Wikipedia mentions a book she wrote. Can you help me find it? [more inside]
How would you assign numbers to the different types of human effluvia? [more inside]
My grandfather recently showed us an old handwritten flight logbook from when he served in Guam in WW2 with the Navy. Would scanning this serve any interest to someone? Might it be considered classified info? [more inside]
Looking for two player computer games using the same computer. [more inside]
I need service pack to connect to the internet, but can't connect to the internet without serivce pack..
I need a direct link to service pack 2. I found one last night, but for the life of me can't find it again now. [more inside]
Is there a species (mammal, reptile, amphibian, etc.) that has two functioning sexual organs? [more inside]
Did Steve Irwin do a series of shows exporing World War 2 battle sites? [more inside]
Is there a way I can work both these jobs without killing myself? [more inside]
Haven't done a #2 in a few days now. No pain or discomfort whatsoever...anything to worry about? [more inside]
Okay, I have two weeks at the end of July when I have nothing planned, and want to do something a bit different that is going to be something to write home about as such. I'm 18 and off to University at end of September and have lined up plans for the rest of my holidays, just not anything for these two weeks. [more inside]
How could a person go about finding photographs of a certain Route 66 tourist attraction from its long past glory days? [more inside]
What movies or books have lines that begin, "There are __ types of people in this world..." [more inside]
FollowUpFilter: This question about board games elicited some great answers. I really need a good game for two players, however. My wife is a big backgammon and scrabble fan, and I'm looking for something else that we can play together. Any ideas are welcome.