As a competent and responsible couple who will be available for a long-term housesitting or caretaking job (anywhere in the American West, BC or SE Alaska) throughout next winter and beyond, what are the best venues for us to both search for options and advertise our skills and availability? [more inside]
posted by AnOrigamiLife
on Feb 27, 2013 -
I'm looking for a personal recommendation (i.e. not a yelp listing) for a great adult dentist in the near west burbs of Chicago or even the southwest burbs. So anywhere from Oak Park to Oakbrook and south to Tinley Park. Important: weekend hours, experience, knowledgeable staff, a dentist who won't scold or up-sell. Not important: flat screen television, high tech equipment.
posted by who squared
on Feb 5, 2013 -
Looking for a rustic wedding venue in the DC/Virginia/MD (and potentially WV) region where the soon-to-be Mrs. Oneironaut and I can take over for the whole weekend, roast whole lambs, have a county fair atmosphere, and have the music and dancing go all night. We want to be able to control the space, have a house and potentially a few cabins available, and be within 30 minutes of a town with hotels. Any leads appreciated! And, this question is similar to this one
, but we're anticipating more like 150 people, and don't need to be within an hour of the airport.
posted by oneironaut
on Sep 21, 2012 -
Did Eastern Bloc countries do on-the-ground historical research in the USA during the Cold War? [more inside]
posted by lstanley
on Sep 18, 2012 -
So. I need to move and live with my best friend. We are looking to move west in the USA. She suggested southern Arizona and I suggests Oregon. We thought Cali might be good, but are open to pretty much anywhere. [more inside]
posted by fuzzysoft
on Sep 5, 2012 -
I plan to spend 2 weeks in the west coast to one day move there. I am hoping to travel to various cities and explore video game related places. I want to network and talk to people from all video game walks of life, from indie developers to touring game studios. What places should I visit? What studios does tours?
I was planning to tour around late June, but should I center it around PAX Prime?
posted by RockyK
on Apr 17, 2012 -
To what extent do cultural values affect foreign policy making between U.S. and China? [more inside]
posted by espada0
on Feb 14, 2012 -
On which episode of the West Wing does CJ Cregg say something like: "Ok, but this is the last thing before I quit?" [more inside]
posted by eleanna
on Feb 7, 2012 -
Very long post regarding a first-time home buying quandary, and yes, I've read the other recent threads. My immediate questions (meaning I know I'll have more as this process progresses) are quite specific and as a result haven't yet been addressed here. Mainly, if the Birmingham
area of metro Detroit is supposedly synonymous, why are houses in West Bloomfield so much cheaper than those in Birmingham? What am I missing? And in my particular situation (age, childlessness, etc) is there truly an advantage to buying versus renting? [more inside]
posted by Oriole Adams
on Aug 1, 2011 -
What are the most awesomely beautiful camp sites in Zion and Bryce in late May? Also where's the cheapest place to buy supplies? [more inside]
posted by jcrcarter
on May 18, 2011 -
I'm looking for examples of media that combine the landscape of the American West with the horror genre. [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus
on Apr 28, 2011 -
How do I make the most of this quarter, rediscover myself, and recover from hitting rock bottom? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Apr 5, 2011 -
[bookfilter] Recommend me a good book or two about the American West circa 1870 - 1890. History or historical fiction, for fun reading, not research. [more inside]
posted by exphysicist345
on Nov 14, 2010 -
has anyone driven hwy 1 to key west from Miami? any suggestions on where to stop along the way?
posted by matrjety
on Oct 23, 2010 -
Am I stupid for buying a car in LA when I am moving to Boston in six months? Are "west coast" cars different than "east coast" cars? [more inside]
posted by Spurious
on Oct 15, 2010 -
Why did Europeans translate seemingly religious concepts of different Native American cultures as "medicine"? [more inside]
posted by otio
on Sep 16, 2010 -
I read an article a couple of years ago, I think it was written by Larry McMurtry, about the myth of the quick draw. Essentially the writer said that no one in their right mind would approach an enemy with their weapon holstered and the quick draw is a myth of Western fiction. I've done some searching of databases and online and I can't find the dang thing. [more inside]
posted by zzazazz
on Sep 7, 2010 -
What are some must-see scenic drives and attractions to be found on a one-way roadtrip West from Cincinnati, OH to Seattle, WA. Mid-40s opposite-sex couple who love photography, don't like hiking very much but appreciate a good hot spring, and are what you would call "foodies". We're thinking about the Badlands and Black Hills, but what else? Also, what stretches of road can we avoid to stave off boredom, and where should we drive instead of them? We can go a bit out of our way, but would like to be back at our jobs within a week.
posted by matildaben
on Aug 4, 2010 -
A good friend of mine is moving from their hometown in the east coast into a house with me and a couple of my friends in the west coast. We knew each other in undergrad and I made the move out 2yrs before earlier than her. This will be the first time she’ll be living this far from her hometown and as expected, she’s anxious, nervous, stressed about the whole move. [more inside]
posted by Wanderer7
on Jun 22, 2010 -
Sports filter: Clutch vs Choker. What was Larry Bird's % of hitting game deciding shots compared to other basketball greats? [more inside]
posted by nathancaswell
on Apr 15, 2010 -
Does anyone have any recommendations for a good painter and decorator who will work on my house located in South West London? [more inside]
posted by mr_silver
on Mar 22, 2010 -
Is there any historical record of American settlers or pioneers from the old west who were meticulously clean
? [more inside]
posted by circular
on Mar 15, 2010 -
We are overwhelmed with choices for a 9-11 day driving trip from Los Angeles. Which national parks/areas are must-see, and which are skip-its? And other Car-Camping conundrums... [more inside]
posted by Lord_Pall
on Feb 18, 2010 -
What's the best book for obtaining an overview of Islam (and its attitudes towards 'Western' culture)? [more inside]
posted by edbyford
on Dec 10, 2009 -
Which is the best book for a reasonably in-depth introduction to American politics and particularly the workings of The White House? [more inside]
posted by logicalsequence
on Jul 6, 2009 -
I'm flying myself somewhere for my birthday this year, but seeing as I am a girl who would be all by my lonesome and without access to a car, I'm wondering where I should go. [more inside]
posted by wild like kudzu
on Jun 13, 2009 -
Is the Science of Listener Attention
a real thing? If not, is there anything similar I can learn? [more inside]
posted by chrisalbon
on Feb 28, 2009 -
Is there a geographical reason the NBA's Western Conference has been so much better than the East? What's the deal? [more inside]
posted by ORthey
on Feb 19, 2009 -
Is Gaza considered a separate nation-state from the Palestinian Authority by the Israeli government? [more inside]
posted by parmanparman
on Jan 15, 2009 -
The Han and Cinema
I am working on a paper on the Korean concept of Han and how Han is
communicated directly or through the use of trope in film and television.
Of particular interest are films and television from East Asia, those
which feature East Asian actors, and those which are set in East Asia.
The definition I am seeking to support or reject is the idea of Han as:
The pain of victims that has festered in their hearts for a long time.
My ideas thus far:
The West Wing (2003) Episode 504 - entitled Han.
The Good Earth (1937) In addition to the plot of the film of interest
is the fact Anna May Wong was passed over for the role of O-Lan and
the pain and woundedness and the sense of "Han" she experienced.
M*A*S*H (1972-1983) set in Korea but not focused on Korea. The Korean people are merely a silent witness in the series, they have no voice.
If you have any suggestions I would greatly appreciate it.
posted by the_binary_blues
on Oct 27, 2008 -
Book filter: Getting a head start on Christmas presents - what books would you recommend for my kung fu instructing, deadwood watching, social work teaching freemason father? [more inside]
posted by Acer_saccharum
on Oct 13, 2008 -
I'll be out of town for two weeks over the holidays and I'm already starting to worry about care for my two cats. [more inside]
posted by eric1200
on Aug 21, 2008 -
My mom really enjoys books about the Old West (nonfiction only). I'd like to get her an addition to her collection for her birthday, but I have no experience in this particular genre. Can anyone out there pass on some suggestions?
posted by orrnyereg
on Aug 1, 2008 -
Help me troubleshoot and enhance my roadtrip / move to Eugene, Oregon. I will soon depart Lawrence, KS for adventures that will eventually leave me in Eugene to begin graduate studies with UO. I'm going to outline the planned itinerary in the hopes that the hive mind can suggest areas to visit at our planned stops, beautiful or interesting routes to take between them, and interesting pit stops to make. Also, warnings of potential trouble spots or situations will be greatly appreciated.
posted by Derive the Hamiltonian of...
on Jul 21, 2008 -
What is the best studio in Manhattan and/or Brooklyn for learning Swing/Lindyhop and WC Swing? Also what are the best boards where I can find a partner if I choose to later compete? [more inside]
posted by wildrain2008
on Jul 20, 2008 -
What really fun, random, and cheap activities can I do with a bus full of thirty 16-year olds thoughout the western USA? [more inside]
posted by benji
on Jun 25, 2008 -
Where do we stop on a roadtrip through Colorado? Kitchy, awe inspiring, vomit inducing, we're up for whatever. [more inside]
posted by Bill Katz
on May 7, 2008 -
What are some ways to tell the direction [North, East, South, West] you are headed? And more generally, what are some cool nature tricks you've learned through the years? [more inside]
posted by cloeburner
on Apr 16, 2008 -
Where can I get some Lady Bugs in West LA? I'm looking to protect a garden from other insects. Thanks! I'm in the mar vista/culver city area.
posted by skEwb
on Mar 12, 2008 -