What would be a fun group activity for a bunch of thirtysomething guys in the Washington, DC area in the first week of October? It's for a bachelor party, but don't let that restrict the kind of thing you suggest. The groom has a quirky sense of humor. He loves videogames, movies, and kitschy pop culture stuff.To give you an idea, Dinosaur Kingdom
would be perfect if it were closer to the metro DC area. [more inside]
posted by yankeefog
on Aug 23, 2006 -
Oh god, not another moving/travel question. Oh, but it is! Eattheweak and I are picking up and moving from Denton, TX to the Olympia WA area in about seven weeks. We've done nothing to prepare and now it's crunch time. You can bet your britches that there's [more inside]
posted by nadawi
on Aug 14, 2006 -
AskMe has given advice for short term visits to DC, but what about someone who's living here for, say, the next 8 months? I'm not looking for a perfect date, nor do I care about war memorials, so tell me what else there is for me to do. [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic
on Aug 14, 2006 -
VacationFilter: Help my SO and I decide where to go for our vacation. We're in the Vancouver area. We have a car. We're willing to drive for up to 10 hours or so. We're looking for some peace and quiet. We have no idea where to go. [more inside]
posted by cgg
on Jul 2, 2006 -
Considering moving to the Richland / Kennewick / Pasco Washington area from SoCal. Do you live there now, have you lived there before, do you have advice? I would like suggestions about how to learn about the area without actually driving up there, although we probably will drive there in the next few months. [more inside]
posted by saragoodman3
on Jun 26, 2006 -
I'm looking for route ideas and places to stop for a week-long driving trip from San Francisco CA to Vancouver BC, that stays east of I-5. I want to do some back country hiking and hit some hot springs along the way. [more inside]
posted by Emanuel
on Jun 2, 2006 -
Anyone know of any good sushi restaurants in the D.C. area that're open on Saturdays? Preferably all-you-can-eat places, suitable for a date.
posted by kafziel
on Apr 23, 2006 -
Have any really famous bands or even solo artists (of any genre) come from the Washington D.C. area (including Maryland and Virginia suburbs)? My friend and I were able to think of successful or even good and successful musicians from most every major city in the country except the DC area..... [more inside]
posted by skepticallypleased
on Apr 21, 2006 -
Having recently moved to downtown Silver Spring, I am looking for a kosher butcher in the area. I rely mostly on public transportation to get around, but I do have access to a car. +1 for any suggestions relating to kosher restaurants and kosher food markets, as well.
posted by seinfeld
on Apr 6, 2006 -
We're taking our first trip as tourists to Washington, DC next week. As we in Maine and clean
mucking boots is considered dressed-up, how casual is appropriate for this trip? [more inside]
posted by SteveInMaine
on Mar 24, 2006 -
I'm thinking about buying a new car in the next year. I live in Seattle, Washington, where the sales tax is about 8.8%, but I visit Oregon frequently, where there is no sales tax. Would there be any drawbacks to buying the car in Oregon to avoid the sales tax? I would still register and insure it in Washington.
posted by matildaben
on Mar 17, 2006 -
Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase....Off beat, ( off the mall too probably), things to do between Christmas and New Years.
Bonus for vegan, macro, farmers market food ideas
posted by flummox
on Dec 21, 2005 -
LongshotFilter: My wife and I are leaving from Bayonne, NJ, on a Royal Caribbean cruise this coming Sunday. We live in the DC area, and are taking the free bus the cruise line runs from Union Station to the cruise terminal. The problem is that we don't know where at Union Station to look for the bus. [more inside]
posted by cerebus19
on Sep 29, 2005 -
Some people on the media platform took photos or video of me and the sign I was holding at D.C. on Saturday in the Ellipse. Where can I look for this picture/video? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream
on Sep 25, 2005 -
Is there much to see out of the window of a Greyhound between Chicago and, say, Pittsburgh? Or will I die of ennui en route? [more inside]
posted by nylon
on Sep 16, 2005 -
I'm headed to Washington, D.C. shortly for a few weeks, to conduct interviews for my book of interviews with innovators on the Left. Got any suggestions for folks I should attempt to interview while I am there? [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God
on Sep 8, 2005 -
I'm going to be in DC from 9/9-9/18. The standard museums aren't my thing. What else
can you suggest?
Things I like: food . unfine art . quirky shopping . rare films . city secrets . roof gardens . classical music . independent bookshops.
posted by cior
on Aug 9, 2005 -
I just started working in Washington, D.C., and I'm trying to find the names of a good doctor and dentist. Washingtonian
magazine doesn't have their "Top Docs" list online, and other Google research hasn't really turned up anything. Because I don't have a car, the ideal doctor would have an office within walking distance of a Metro station.
posted by jed
on Jul 7, 2005 -
A friend is moving to DC and is trying to find a 2 bedroom apartment in a cool, trendy area (read: in DC/NW, metro-accessable) but she doesn't have a lot of money to spend. Any tips for finding a good place at a bargain? She's exhausted craigslist, the Post classifieds, the City Paper...any suggestions?
posted by chos
on Apr 18, 2005 -
: My flight leaves for home tomorrow (Thursday) at 4:15pm. I will wake up early in the morning and plan on setting out to enjoy the city for 4 or 5 hours. What should I do? Tours? Museums? Attractions? I am open to almost any suggestion, but realize that my options may be limited due to my limited time here.
posted by xorowo
on Mar 23, 2005 -
What are some fun locals type activities in or around Seattle on a Saturday? [more inside]
posted by trbrts
on Mar 9, 2005 -
About five years ago I stumbled across a website that contained a terrific "map" of the various Olympia-based post-grunge indie rock bands (such as
, The Softies, Quasi
, Sarah Dougher), and the interrelations between them (for instance Sarah Dougher has been a vocalist for both Cadallaca and the Crabs; Corin Tucker is a member of Sleater-Kinney and was also in Cadallaca with Sarah Dougher"). But now, for the life of me, I can't find that site, despite using all of my google-hacking skills. Does anyone else know where that page, or a page like it is?
posted by jrieffel
on Feb 24, 2005 -
: Looking for offbeat, trivia-intensive experiences in Washington, DC for a group of maritime history museum geeks. Special Exhibit inside. [more inside]
posted by Miko
on Jan 18, 2005 -
Christmas Day and New Year's Eve in DC. Don't want to spend a lot of money, don't really know anyone in the area. What should I do?
posted by amandaudoff
on Dec 17, 2004 -
I want to thank everyone for their advice on my previous question
about getting to DC for an interview. I'm at the next phase of my problem now: I got the job. That's not the problem; starting a week from Monday is. I need an apartment in Washington, DC in... yeah, umm, five days or so. I'm looking up brokers right now, any other options? Good websites? This is my first move ever, so I'm mind-numbingly ignorant about this.
posted by XQUZYPHYR
on Oct 8, 2004 -
On a whim, I'm driving from Milwaukee to San Francisco to Seattle and back to Milwaukee again. I'll be going through WI, IL, IA, NE, CO, UT, NV, CA, OR, WA, ID, MT, WY, SD, and MN and am looking for some tips on sights I shouldn't miss. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by bakiwop
on Aug 7, 2004 -
HousingFilter: I'm desperately seeking to sublet/rent a room in the D.C. area, where I'll be interning
from June 14th through August 6th. I've hit up Craig's List, Roll Call, The Hill, Roomates.com, Sabbaticalhomes.com, and the Weekly Paper. I've tried the various universities, but I don't relish the idea of sharing a bunk bed. Anyone got any other bright ideas about where I might look on such short notice without actually having to be in D.C.? Barring that, anyone got a room for rent that's even slightly accessible to Dupont Circle? [more inside]
posted by schoolgirl report
on Jun 7, 2004 -
I want to create a dimensional map of the state of Washington for the students in my fourth-grade classroom to paint and otherwise adorn with little educational bits. What's the easiest and cheapest way to model a relief map? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by argybarg
on Apr 18, 2004 -
I live in Washington, DC and I'm thinking about taking a mini vacation over memorial day weekend with some friends. I'd like to rent some kind of cottage or beach house for the weekend somewhere not too far from DC. I'm 22, so price is definitely a factor and I'd like to find a place not totally dominated by seniors or little kids. After a lot of googling, I haven't been able to find anything that fits. Does anyone here have any suggestions or ideas?
posted by fancypants
on Feb 18, 2004 -
History question: January 21, 1977. "The afternoon of infamy" for people in the limousine business. After having just been inaugurated, Jimmy Carter decides to exit his limo and walk with his family (and a large crowd) down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House. What has been the trend since?
posted by john
on Jan 3, 2004 -