Some friends of mine got married last month in India, and they're having a large evening reception this weekend. I know that colorful is the way to go, but all of my colorful dresses are too casual. What I have left is a mostly black dress with a few grey panels, and a mostly white dress with a light blue floral print. Would either of those be ok, or should I go shopping this weekend? The bride had previously said that "a dress you would wear to an American wedding" is fine, and I don't want to pester her asking for specifics when I'm sure she has other things on her mind right now!
What are these mystery pellets on my desk? [more inside]
White cotton-upholstered couch -- help me keep it clean. Pros and cons of using Scotchgard or similar product? Health risks for people and pets? Other methods? [more inside]
Help me keep my white leather chair looking awesome! [more inside]
While faxing at the front desk at my job, a few co-workers were sitting around chatting. An African American co-worker was telling few Hispanic co-workers a story about how her and her friends were overlooked while shopping at Coach, "because the clerk was only paying attention to the (mouths the word "white" while my back was turned) girls. She goes on the explain that they left the store and called to complain that they were ignored because of their race. I was the only white person there (and not part of the conversation) and I would never have been telling a story if the reverse was true, so was this racism in the workplace? I surely felt uncomfortable. What can/should I do?
White Water Rafting in Georgia; where to go for a newbie? [more inside]
What book about white privilege did I look at that one time in a bookstore and not buy? Details inside [more inside]
What first-person perspective puzzle game was set in a completely white environment that you revealed by shooting blobs of paint? [more inside]
What are the deep black stripes on highway lane markings immediately following white stripes? [more inside]
I need to find a resource (or resources) where I can download old black and white clips. [more inside]
White Version / Black Version: I read a book in the early 1990s that I picked up at a foreign bookstore in Japan... [more inside]
Has anyone had a white iPhone for at least a year or so? They look so pretty in the ads. I wonder how they hold up in real life. [more inside]
Looking for real world experience with white cabinets. Should I go with wood for a higher end look or high quality MDF lacquered and avoid possible hair line cracks in the finish? For the look we want, thermofoil is out. [more inside]
Can I switch the colors on my Android phone to grayscale? [more inside]
My girlfriend has been having cyber sex as part of her role playing, which she keeps secret from me. What should I do?
My girlfriend role-plays on a popular RP client. It's one of her big hobbies, but whenever I am around, she refuses to do it. I recently found out why this may be the case and need some advice dealing with it. [more inside]
Laptop screen turns white every so often, more often than not. [more inside]
I no longer have use for my wedding ring :( I would like to transform it's meaning into another symbol. [more inside]
I am upgrading to an iPhone. Wondering if the 8gb would be sufficient, or do I need a larger capacity? [more inside]
Where is the best place to get a white ink tattoo in the Washington, D.C. area? [more inside]
I am looking for a new Aux-In Cable (3.5mm, male to male) to use my mp3 player in my car. I had a couple of cheaper retractable ones, but they usually break after a short period of use. I live in a cold climate and the cord gets cold in the car for long periods of time and I think this has an affect on its life. I have seen some people with thicker aux-in cables in their car and I have searched, but I can't seem to locate one for a decent price. Does anyone know where I might be able to buy a thick (preferably white, but not critical) 3.5mm Aux-in cable?
I've sniffed around on AbeBooks and a few other sites, but I can't really seem to find anything that's a Strunk and White first edition. Anyone have more ideas about how to find such an animal? [more inside]
Since Summer 2012 I will work in Flushing, Queens, while my children will attend a school in White Plains: Where is advisable to live in order to commute easily to both destinations? [more inside]
What are the mysterious, apparently non-sensical, religious-sounding words that are appearing as small white text on white background on Craigslist car+truck ads across several cities? [more inside]
Help me answer in one word, "what I will bring to medicine," for my white coat ceremony. [more inside]
I bought a white dress from a thrift store that fits me like a glove. Problem? It's see-through, and given the cut, I can't figure out how to make it not so. [more inside]
Can I wear a white bra under a white shirt/tank top? [more inside]
White stretch denim cotton/spandex pants. Best practices to keep them clean? [more inside]
Just acquired an old EeePC 900. My first thought was to play around with Meego on it, but Meego requires a 901. What would be something fun or quirky that I could do with this old hunk of white plastic?
Is there a truly opaque white (or bright colored) pen or marker? [more inside]
What is wrong with this bush? If it is dying, how can I save it? [more inside]
Help clue me in on what to expect in spending time with a man who has had dom-fem experience but wants to leave that in the past.
A friend of mine has had Dom-Fem experience and wants to leave it in the past. He believes it ruined his marriage of many years (she wasn't into it), but also got addicted to internet sex sites and liaisons. He's asked me out....what do I need to know? [more inside]
"White Person As Other" - looking for a book with a similar title, about how white Europeans have been seen/portrayed by other cultures. [more inside]
How can I make the topcase (wrist area) of my 2006 white Macbook stop cracking? I have had Apple replace this part twice, and it has cracked yet again. There is a way for me to solve this problem. I know there is. [more inside]
Why does white on a TV screen cause audible buzzing noise? It's obvious more on an all-white screen, but even small amounts like captions. It seems like it's been this way for decades, through CRT and on to plasma HDTV screens. [more inside]
How do White Noise machines work? Are white-noise sleep machines really made up of a mosaic of tiny repeating patterns?
How do White Noise machines work? Are white-noise sleep machines really made up of a mosaic of tiny repeating patterns? [more inside]
I'm looking for the title of a nature documentary about an ecosystem unearthed under a cellar, full of blind white insects and spiders. [more inside]
White combat boots needed! [more inside]
Longtime lurker, first post. Could you help with some ideas for a white elephant gift exchange party with my coworkers. The company is a fairly conservative large corporation. The gift needs to be secular, inoffensive, good humor and under $20. Last year some popular gifts were Snuggie, Dilbert calendar and so on.. Food/wine seems to be ok but not popular. Any trendy gifts for 2010 or techtoys will also help. Thanks much.
I once had brown hair. Over the past ten years, it changed to grey and then to white, with very fast change during stressful periods periods in my life. After recently using a dermatological shampoo for seborrheic dermatitis, it's changing back to brown. Is this normal, why might it be happening, and might it be a problem? [more inside]
I am looking for the whitest sketching paper available. I don't know how whiteness is measured, some say bright white some pure white, and it is hard to compare online, so I am seeking your hand on experience. [more inside]
Calling all film photographers. What 35mm black and white film should I shoot with? [more inside]
I'm looking for a specific type of program. Brainstorming/note taking/tag cloud-esque Windows software, preferably allowing the user to enter short pieces of text then drag them around and link or group phrases or words together. A replacement for a physical whiteboard where short ideas would be jotted, reworked, and linked together haphazardly, where short phrases and words can be stored and inspiration gained from their juxtaposition. [more inside]
Photoshop function to display multiple versions of the image with different color casts. [more inside]
I've got some vegetable tanned leather which I want to turn into my own made to measure sports bag. I want the bag to be white. Is there such a thing as white penetrating leather dye? [more inside]
A month ago or so a bit of water made it into a corner in my carpeted basement floor and subsequently dried. Now, in that same area, it looks like someone sprayed some white shaving cream on the bottom of the wall. Is this mold (I assume yes)? If so, what's the best way to treat it? If not, what the heck is it?
How do you get brown spots out of white furniture? We have white dresser drawers that we just bought my daughter. They are high end wood dressers from a company called Pulaski. There is some kind of laminate on it because it is very smooth. We put a CD player on top of it and on the bottom of the CD Player there are little rubber like pads on it so that it will not scratch furniture. It is a common, regular CD player and the pads look common enough. Our own clock radio in our bedroom has the same kind of rubbery pads on the bottom. So anyway, it has been very humid, and within a week of buying this expensive set, I saw brown stains in the shape of the round rubbery pads on the dresser. How do I get them out? [more inside]
My sit on lawn mower is billowing white smoke from the exhaust. [more inside]
I'm taking a quick trip to NYC and the cheapest flights I can find are to White Plains. How difficult will it be for me to get from the White Plains airport into the city (my hotel is on Park at 26th)? Thanks!
Why do we say "red, white and blue" to describe the American flag? Who, or what, decided that order?