I need to get a birthday gift for my new boss (I've worked there just a couple of months and this is the first office birthday since I started). I'm told we do gifts around $10 plus lunch for the birthday person. Extra layer of difficulty: the birthday is early next week. [more inside]
About four years ago, I visited one of the Disney Interactive offices in North Hollywood (the one on Lankershim) and they had one of the coolest things I had seen (and haven't seen since) - a poster? print? painting? of Woody from "Toy Story", wearing Buzz Lightyear's suit, around a campfire with the Aliens. Does this exist in the real/outside world, or was it a one-off? I want it!
I want to experience Denver as an entrenched local rather than a tourist. Any suggestions? [more inside]
For a while now I've wished to gain new hobbies / interests but I don't know what to look for. [more inside]
I need to send a confidential email to a few hundred people, and I expect "leaks". No biggie, but I'd like to weed the recipient list before proceeding with this discrete project (nothing illegal; just best kept hushed until the appropriate time). My idea is to tweak punctuation, word choice, and spacing to make each version unique, so leakers (who'd likely cut/paste from the email) can be identified. Are there apps to make the job easier? Scripts? Suggestions? I could do this by hand, keeping a table to catalog the alterations, but it'd take hours.
So, for the longest time, I have coveted some of the vests sold by San Fransisco alt clothing store Five and Diamond such as this. I like getting occasionally dressed up and I tend to favor stark contrasts of a white collard shirt with something else (a vest a tie etc.) when I do. I am looking for something like that but, as in the linked vest, with a little extra pizazz That being said, I don't get dressed up often enough these days (nor do I necessarily make enough money) to rationalize dropping that much money on a single item. Anyone have cheaper ideas of where to find similar items?
Wedding in 5 weeks. We still haven't figured out any of the script for our wedding. The officient sent us a handful of sample ceremonies, but none of them really feel like us. The "I ______ take thee _________ to be my wife/husband, for richer or poorer" etc vows we are totally stuck on, and frankly the ring exchange lines are also sticking us up too. Please help. The green always has such creative suggestions! Don't fail me now! [more inside]
What kinds of offbeat/unique things do you do (or have you done) on a regular or irregular basis with your friends or family members? [more inside]
I end up in these situations where I need to buy a gift for a kid in the extended family, but the idea of just buying regular toys always seems lame. I like being a creative gift-giver. Can you give me some ideas for unique gifts for kids that would go over well? [more inside]
I've always had a problem with finding a "signature style". How does an artist / designer (even filmmaker) go about having one? Is it a natural progression from one's interests or preferences, or is it more of a calculated choice? My problem is that I am a chameleon, and my work is very eclectic since I mastered a lot of different styles which makes me virtually unidentifiable. I've always had the project dictate the suitable style, but I realized that this got in the way of finding a unique voice in the midst of a very noisy market. [more inside]
Are there any blogs that scour online job boards and just post the cool interesting or unique jobs? [more inside]
My wife and I will be in Stockholm for a few days in June, staying with some friends in Kungsholmen before traveling the countryside with them by car. Nights we'll be with them, but we'll have some time in the days to explore Stockholm on our own. We have guidebooks to find all the major attractions, etc.--but hoped you could give some advice on fun places to go, or things to see, street kiosks to buy lunch, etc. that don't make it into guidebooks. Quirky is a plus! [more inside]
I am moving to Boston in the near future and I am looking to find some form of interesting/unusual athletic activity. [more inside]
I need a unique Christmas gift for my girlfriend that I can purchase now (and have it mailed closer to the time). Help? [more inside]
Does a liquor exist that meets the following [read: personal] criteria? What about a cigar to go with it? [more inside]
What is going on right now, that in fifty or a hundred years, people will be saying "damn, I wish I was part of that"? [more inside]
I need examples of ethnic restaurants in countries you wouldn't expect to find that type of ethnic restaurant. [more inside]
My dad loves being outside. I want to get him some cool/fun seeds for Christmas to plant in the spring. What should I get? He lives in south eastern Wisconsin (zone 5). [more inside]
Where can I find a list of completely unique (N=1) first names in the USA? [more inside]
I am looking to buy a new helmet for the one I currently use with my scooter is falling apart....any suggestions for where I can try on before I buy in Los Angeles and surrounding cities? [more inside]
A coworker bouncing a ping pong ball on his desk today made me think, "There is nothing else that sound could ever be confused for." Are there any other sounds that are unmistakeable for anything else?
What/where are the most unique Converse All-Stars for under 100 bucks? [more inside]
Prithee good sir or madam, hear my tale of woe and, if so moved, aid me in my quest for French Toast glory. Indulgence if you please for the 'epicness' of the tale, for a taste of this splendour deserves such a telling. [more inside]
Looking for etsy store recommendations for jewelry, accessories, design-y items and other gifts. [more inside]
Help me get a care package of "Only in America" type stuff for some friends in Scotland. [more inside]
Flowers and chocolates send the wrong impression -- what are some cool thank you / thinking of you / humorous friend gifts?
What are some quirky, interesting, funny or sweet gifts to give people thanking them for being awesome? [more inside]
I need a better domain name for personal and professional email, and perhaps as a landing page for people to find me on the internet. The problem is that I have an extremely generic name and all the usual suspects are taken. Please suggest or help me find something distinct and foolproof for email. [more inside]
I'm about to ask a potentially goofy question about serving unique URLs. This is something I should know, but- How do I serve a unique URL based on a common PHP script where the URL is distinguished by a unique ID? [more inside]
How can I deal with not being unique? [more inside]
Totally sweet (yet school appropriate) websites? [more inside]
I'm going to be in NYC for New Year's Eve with a few friends and we would like to go to a local celebration/event in Queens or Brooklyn instead of Manhattan. Are there any that you recommend? [more inside]
It's that time again.. What are some good online stores to buy cool, unique Christmas gifts? [more inside]
Please help me understand an odd personal medical event. Ever since I was little I've had this funny thing happen from time to time and I've never understood what it is or heard of anyone else having it. My inner ears gets a "pressure" type feeling like when you are trying to pop them by opening your jaw and straining slightly. The funny thing is, this happens very uncomfortably with a strange powerful itch/funny feeling on my inner thigh/privates. It is quick and intense and rare, it stops when I itch. I have no idea what it is and would appreciate any explanation. Thanks!
My nephew just turned 1. I only have $150 but I want to get him something cool that he'll appreciate in the future. [more inside]
Birthday gift ideas for mom? [more inside]
I will be driving from Rochester NY to Steamboat Colorado with my two dogs. I'll be looking for dog friendly accomodations. Any unique or special locations I should shoot for? Thanks [more inside]
Nonlamephotopraphyfilter: What are some websites, books, and/or magazines that have some neat photos? [more inside]
What's the most unique feature you've ever seen in a bar or pub? [more inside]
I need Xmas gift ideas for someone who has everything! Help! [more inside]
What would make a unique thank you gift for someone who has really helped my business? [more inside]
Does anyone know any hotels, in any city in the US, comparable to the Hotel Congress in Tucson, AZ? Basically, a hotel that "makes" the experience of visiting a city which you might not otherwise consider a vacation destination. [more inside]
What would be the ideal type of work for someone with no formal education but who has amazing talents? [more inside]
What odd things are there to do in Paris? [more inside]
Please recommend some unique dining experiences in Richmond, VA and the Hampton Roads area. [more inside]
I really like albums that seem to exist in their own little world, devoid of obvious influences - some good examples being Van Morrison's "Astral Weeks"and Talk Talk's "Spirit of Eden". What else should I check out?
[grownupfilter] What is the most unique job you've ever heard of - the one that made you say, "Damn, if I wasn't 5 years away from retiring, I'd TOTALLY do _________!" [more inside]
Visiting Duluth, MN. Any ideas for someplace unique to visit? [more inside]
What to get the high level film exec for Christmas? [more inside]
Unique and interesting ideas for an independent movie theater. [more inside]
We’re heading up to the northern shore area of MI from Chicago mid-July and want to know about any exciting (safe) adventures like jet boat rides, dune buggy rides, zip lines, etc. that are memorable and “not to miss” while in the area. In the past, we have found some of these experiences are not mentioned AAA books or online travel sites. Thanks!
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