I'd like to get a thank-you gift for someone who likes chess (probably a book but I'd be open to other suggestions). I don't know anything about chess; what should I get him? [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl
on Jul 8, 2014 -
He went above and beyond. I can't tell you details about the sensitive and personal case that he heard last (he announced "cases x and y will be last"), thereby ensuring the courtroom was cleared. Besides just being an awesome person. Would I be allowed to send him a heartfelt note of thanks? If it matters, he is a county judge.
posted by intrepid_simpleton
on Feb 1, 2014 -
I'm having a weird problem with Dropbox, and googling is failing me because lots of people can't find their Dropbox files. But I can't find them in a very special and exciting way, involving differences between Finder and the command line. What am I dealing with here? [more inside]
posted by heyforfour
on Sep 4, 2013 -
I work with a local non-profit advocacy organization that is working on changing behaviors (promoting walking & biking in town). We charge for membership, but recently someone suggested we expand our membership by making it a pay-what-you-can
(or want) sort of system and possibly we would have more cash and volunteers to work with. Can someone point me to articles/books/anything about how has worked for other non-profits or businesses?
posted by katinka-katinka
on Jul 27, 2013 -
Girlfriend said "I love you" after only 1 month. I didn't respond with anything and now she's mad. [more inside]
posted by Parh6512
on Jun 24, 2013 -
What would be an appropriate thank you gift for my florist friend who really went above and beyond in helping with my wedding? [more inside]
posted by logic vs love
on Dec 12, 2012 -
i share a somewhat random name with a miscreant from the midwest. when i google my name, i get a mixed return of my stats and his; his being mostly juvenile youtube vids of him skateboarding and flipping off the camera. i KNOW employers in my field google search/research online profiles heavily. what to do? [more inside]
posted by ps_im_awesome
on Nov 27, 2012 -
I just met with a grad prof and want to send her a note to thank her. I am not sure how long it should be or how much detail to go into. I really want to impress her so that I can get an assistantship with her.
posted by TRUELOTUS
on Nov 25, 2012 -
Any advice on how to switch from writing in second person to writing from a first- or third-person viewpoint? [more inside]
posted by jfoo
on Apr 4, 2012 -
Linkedin seems to be somehow scraping my email contacts from an account that was never connected to Linkedin. Two questions: How does that work; and is there anyway to stop it other than closing my account? [more inside]
posted by seesom
on Mar 15, 2012 -
My company sells a premium nutritional supplement product targeted to middle-aged women via our web site. I would like to include a "thank you favor" in the box when it is shipped to the customer. Please recommend what you think would work here! [more inside]
posted by blargerz
on Oct 5, 2011 -
Why does our kitten believe that dirty clothes hampers and toilets are one and the same? [more inside]
posted by item
on Jul 21, 2011 -
I'll be spending the month of June in the US. What are the options for short term mobile phone service? I gather that sim cards in the US are different from Europe & that I can't simply buy a local SIM card for my Euro phone. Please tell me if I'm wrong! Can I buy a cheap local phone and "pay as you go" credit?
posted by LivinginYes
on May 25, 2011 -
So, my poetry is going to be in a large local juried art show. One of my poems is professing my love for my boyfriend. We haven't said "I love you." but have discussed marriage and house-buying and will be living together this summer. Should I point out the poem is about him to him? [more inside]
posted by lettuchi
on Apr 14, 2011 -
Anyone know this questioner's conundrum? the statement I'm searching for describes the attempt of the speaker to "not think of you" and subsequent efforts to avoid the seemingly inevitable results of thinking about the elephant when trying like crazy not to, heeding the exhortation "DON'T THINK ABOUT AN ELEPHANT!". My inclusion of the elephant reference is as a descriptive aid, not part of the musing of the speaker, by the way.
Tao? Buddhist? Zen? Certainly meditative, but all I got on Google were answers pertaining to present-day songs and the like.....
Ugh. It is something of a brain-teaser, but highly enlightening in its treatment of helping one get around the mental chatter that seems to predominate thinking. Or, not thinking, in this case.
I can find it in none of my books, nor on the net.
I can't be the only one who has read this. Not certain about the era in which it originated, nor country, although if I were to speculate madly I'd say Japan, perhaps? Arrrgh. Frustrating. Damn ADD. Thanks, folks-I'll try and check back in ASAP.
posted by girdyerloins
on Sep 29, 2010 -
UK Mobile Phone Filter: I'm going to be in London for a week and I have a Nexus One (unlocked) with no SIM. I'd like about 30 minutes talk time, 15 texts, and 100mb of data/web. I'd like to spend between £5 and £10 on a SIM/Plan and I want to do this as easily as possible. Basically, I want to be able to walk into a shop and say "Give me the XYZ sim." place £5/£10 on the counter, then walk out in less than the time it took you to read this question. [more inside]
posted by xotis
on May 7, 2010 -
Is there a version of "Can't You Hear Me Knocking" by The Rolling Stones that doesn't have the annoyingly stupid ending with the saxophones? [more inside]
posted by sully75
on Dec 8, 2009 -
Do me a favor here... make me cry. Or at least a little verlklempt. I would like to add to my collection of videos that get me a little choked up or emotional. [more inside]
posted by Cold Lurkey
on Nov 23, 2009 -
As of last week, I have a bone marrow donor (Praise, God!). Because he's a "domestic" donor, I have to wait a full year before I know his identity (and only if he wishes to share it, of course), but I just found out that I can correspond with him anonymously through a long train of doctors, social workers, and representatives.
I'd like to send him a thank you of some kind, but how does one thank a person for giving the gift of life? [more inside]
posted by litterateur
on Aug 7, 2009 -
In a languages that uses both the formal and informal "you," is there any situation in which people using the informal "you" with each other would ever go back to regularly using the formal "you" with each other? [more inside]
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel
on Apr 29, 2009 -
Google search was great, until now. Now it asks you "Did you mean this" and then populates the first two results with the term you didn't type, but Google thinks you MUST have meant, because they are smarter than you.
So, what's a good search engine for someone who loves the old google search simplicity? (P.S. Live and Yahoo are far worse)
posted by parallax7d
on Feb 24, 2009 -
Help! Where can I find a copy of the Disney Channel original movie You Lucky Dog (wiki
)? I've looked everywhere
and can't find anything. [more inside]
posted by comwiz
on Oct 16, 2008 -
What would make a unique thank you gift for someone who has really helped my business? [more inside]
posted by bodgy
on Jul 31, 2008 -
I've been using tretinoin for adult acne since July, and my purge phase seems like its never going to end. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Nov 14, 2007 -
What made you quit grad school? What was the deciding factor? How did you know it was time to go? Subtle signs? Did your advisor say 'go away'? If you stayed, when did you feel like quitting? [more inside]
posted by mariokrat
on Dec 13, 2006 -