June 16

What was up with this egg?

Can’t believe I’m asking this, but I haven’t been able to find an answer. I’m relatively new to eating eggs, didn’t touch them for pretty much my whole life. Decided to make scrambled eggs this morning, grabbed an egg, and cracked it on the side of a bowl. However, it didn’t crack, but instead got some impact damage. I opened it with my hands and the inside was a solid orange mass. Didn’t look at it too closely. So... what was up with this egg? Thought it might be frozen, but 2 others eggs were fine.
posted by Automocar to Food & Drink at 6:23 PM - 4 answers

Non-voca; scratch track for a film

I’m trying to experiment with scratch music for a film, to get a direction before hiring a composer. I’m looking for simple, minimal music with no vocals. But I don't want just long drones. Any soundtracks or other music that comes to mind?
posted by captainscared to Media & Arts at 5:26 PM - 0 answers

Where can I shop for a wearable avant garde outfit?

I have a fundraiser event to attend in July which has an avant-garde theme/dress code. The event will take place outdoors during the day in New Orleans. I am in the process of making a very large elaborate headpiece which will involve feathers and flowers, but I'm stumped on how to put together an "avant-garde" outfit or where to shop for the actual clothing. [more inside]
posted by tryniti to Shopping at 5:12 PM - 5 answers

Not so simple video editing question

I need to create a video that shows excerpts from two videos side-by-side. What seems like it should be a simple task is looking impossible due to limitations of the tools I have available. How to proceed? [more inside]
posted by Winnie the Proust to Media & Arts at 5:09 PM - 3 answers

oh how silly

is it worth trying to resubmit my resume in this situation? [more inside]
posted by thereemix to Work & Money at 3:12 PM - 4 answers

Basement drywall repair / vapor barrier question

I am patching a hole in the drywall in the basement; should I also fix the vapor barrier behind the wall? Or nah? [more inside]
posted by Mid to Home & Garden at 2:50 PM - 2 answers

The Best Hummus Recipe

It's that time of year when no cook recipes rule. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin to Food & Drink at 2:07 PM - 10 answers

US Parks off grid driving app released, but I CANT FIND IT!

OK, this is driving me nuts and I know deep in my heart I will find an answer here. About 10 ago I saw a review for a new ios app that would allow for mapping and creating itineraries for off road, unmarked driving in US Parks (not sure if it was National or State or both?) [more inside]
posted by silsurf to Technology at 1:47 PM - 4 answers

How much money is my SF landlord paying to have the backyard cleared?

I rent an apartment in a small apartment building with a big, overgrown backyard. Every year or so, the landlord hires guys to come clear out the overgrowth. He always seems annoyed and put out whenever he finally gets around to doing this. I get the impression it costs him more than he wants to pay. [more inside]
posted by buddylove to Home & Garden at 11:33 AM - 12 answers

Display WordPress custom field content without messing around in code

Is there a plugin that will automate the display of custom fields on my wordpress site so I don't have to fuss with making a child theme? [more inside]
posted by bleep to Technology at 11:18 AM - 9 answers

Transport a cat internationally in hot weather

A friend of mine is moving and trying to figure out how to transport her cat from New Orleans to London, England in August. But she's running into difficulty because the airlines won't transport animals in the hold in hot weather. Are there any solutions we're not thinking of? [more inside]
posted by hazyjane to Pets & Animals at 10:37 AM - 10 answers

Help me find drawing about not celebrating Mother's Day?

For a few years, I've noticed around Mother's Day in the USA people sharing a drawing that describes people who might not want to celebrate Mother's Day. Can you help me find that drawing? (extended description of drawing inside) [more inside]
posted by 23skidoo to Grab Bag at 10:27 AM - 2 answers

Best simple database

Looking for a very low cost database to replace a massive spreadsheet of names and contact information. [more inside]
posted by latkes to Computers & Internet at 10:02 AM - 10 answers

Entry-Level Freelance Writing Gigs?

I need to take a baby step into kickstarting a writing career. Help me find easy cheeseball things to start on and get my feet wet again. [more inside]
posted by EmpressCallipygos to Work & Money at 9:49 AM - 6 answers

Are fingernails (spec. lines) a sign of health issues?

Does your state of health show up in fingernail health/appearance? e.g. easily broken? lines?
posted by ebesan to Health & Fitness at 9:05 AM - 5 answers

Chrome Autocomplete Woes

How do I keep Chrome from suggesting my most recent search terms instead of a frequently visited site? [more inside]
posted by cozenedindigo to Computers & Internet at 9:03 AM - 3 answers

Mentor/protégée stories

I’m looking for positive fictional stories of mentors and protégées. I’m not necessarily looking for stories of teachers and students, but 1:1 mentorships that bring out the best in both parties.
posted by pxe2000 to Media & Arts at 7:25 AM - 6 answers

Outdoor focused Pacific Northwest road trip

We're planning a roadtrip! Roughly, Bend OR --> Columbia River Gorge --> Olympic National Park -->Squamish, BC --> Seattle. If you're familiar with that part of the world, please pick apart/augment my plans within. [more inside]
posted by geegollygosh to Travel & Transportation at 7:18 AM - 9 answers

Can a user stay logged out of Office 365?

My partner just started a new job at Big Company that uses Office 365. If you're using 365, your name will show up on the top right hand side of every document. You can logout but the system will automatically log you back in if you open another file. Is it possible to stay logged out? [more inside]
posted by anonymous to Computers & Internet at 6:53 AM - 7 answers

Social Security and Your Retirement

For those of you who have some kind of retirement plan in place, how does Social Security fit into it? Or, if you are retired and drawing Social Security: How is it working out? Do you expect to make any changes in the upcoming years? (Yes, this is a rather US-centric question, I’m sorry). [more inside]
posted by doctor tough love to Work & Money at 6:19 AM - 18 answers

How can I channel and release constant feelings of anger and hurt?

I feel doomed to be an angry, bitter person for the rest of my life – and I don’t want that. I’m looking for reassurance that I’m not the only one who struggles with issues with expressing anger, and any tips for channeling and releasing this feeling would be so helpful. [more inside]
posted by koolaidnovel to Human Relations at 2:49 AM - 12 answers

June 15

What the hell did I just see in the sky?

What did I just see flashing almost directly overhead? About 2235CDT, I was letting the whiney dog out and saw something flash almost overhead in my peripheral vision. I thought it was a meteor, but about 15-20 seconds later I saw it again. [more inside]
posted by notsnot to Science & Nature at 9:16 PM - 5 answers

Fighting U.S. concentration camps

Are any organizations fighting against the U.S. concentration camps? I am thinking of through courts or protests. I would like to support that effort through donations or otherwise. I am a U.S. citizen, in case that makes any difference. [more inside]
posted by NotLost to Law & Government at 8:49 PM - 4 answers

How can I learn to be less set in my ways?

How can I learn to be less set in my ways? [more inside]
posted by unicorn chaser to Human Relations at 4:42 PM - 11 answers

Surely there is an app for this

I am looking for an iOS app that will let me log housework tasks as I complete them - a reverse to-do list. [more inside]
posted by Catseye to Home & Garden at 4:19 PM - 10 answers

Family activities for toddler and adult who can't walk far: Toronto

I'm looking for family activities and outings for a toddler and a grandma who can't walk much due to rheumatoid arthritis. Both a-few-hour things and day long things. Both categories/ideas and specific location suggestions welcome. Bonus points for things open both weekends and weekdays. [more inside]
posted by If only I had a penguin... to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation at 1:01 PM - 11 answers

Is it possible to decolonize a Hawaiian vacation?

How can we plan a Hawaiian vacation for a family of four, in a way that most respects the native people of Hawaii, their culture and environment? [more inside]
posted by amoeba to Travel & Transportation at 11:34 AM - 7 answers

Dual Citizen, which passport do I use in London Heathrow Airport

My children and I are dual citizen. German and American. We are flying from Austin, TX to Munich, Germany with a connecting flight in London, UK. I know I have to show my American Passport here in Austin and immigrate with the German Passport in Munich. Which passport do I show in London?
posted by Master Gunner to Travel & Transportation at 11:24 AM - 9 answers

Covering or repairing cat damage to couch

Remember the couch that I carefully purchased that color coordinates so well with our cats? Well, the cats have enjoyed the couch a bit too much, and we didn't act in time to prevent lots of couch damage. How should we repair and/or cover over this, and prevent further damage? Ideally, we'd like to return it to pre-scratch condition, but I realize that may not be possible. [more inside]
posted by slidell to Home & Garden at 10:45 AM - 4 answers

Pneumonia - The Old Person's Friend?

Anything that helped you or a loved one survive after a severe bout of pneumonia? [more inside]
posted by kestralwing to Health & Fitness at 10:36 AM - 15 answers

The debt mountain is gone. What next?

After struggling for more than a decade with crazy-expensive medical issues, we’re finally debt-free and consistently making more money than we spend. Now we’re trying to figure out how to arrange our finances — and how to plug the gaping holes (retirement! college! home ownership!) that we simply weren’t able to tackle previously. Now that the debt mountain is gone, how should we prioritize? [more inside]
posted by anonymous to Work & Money at 10:13 AM - 14 answers

Best way to record an interview?

I need to record an interview that might run about 3 hours. I want to ensure good sound quality and I also want to make sure that whatever I'm using doesn't crap out midway through. Should I use an app on my iPhone? Or should I get a small digital recorder? Personal recommendations highly appreciated. Also, if one method or another lends itself to easier transcription, that would be helpful too. I have no idea about any of this. Thanks!
posted by swheatie to Technology at 9:48 AM - 8 answers

On a weekend rendezvous, maybe?

For reasons, I'm trying to remember a song (a) who's title was quite possibly "weekend rendezvous" or who's lyrics prominently featured the phrase, (b) was at it's most 'popular' in the late 80s or maybe early 90s, (c) would have been heard by teenagers into "alternative" music around Minneapolis (and maybe beyond?), (d) is definitely not the 70s song of the same name by Racing Cars. Because my Google-fu has let me down, I suspect either it was an obscurish band or a total figment of my imagination. Please help.
posted by TheShadowKnows to Media & Arts at 8:47 AM - 7 answers

How to find an Instagram ad I lost OR how to find a dress

Instagram showed me an ad of something I wanted to purchase. I clicked through to the link, put it in my cart, and accidentally x-ed out of it. I can’t remember the name of the company, only the nature of the product, and as there is no browser history or “back” on the inherent IG browser which one is led to by clicking an ad, I can’t find it. [more inside]
posted by jitterbug perfume to Computers & Internet at 6:42 AM - 10 answers

What is the name of this contemporary Japanese short story collection?

I read a book by a Japanese author a few years ago. IIRC it was a series of vignettes, mostly about the elderly/aging in contemporary Japan. I remember the cover quite vividly: it's blue and white and it has a graphic of an old Twin reflex camera. Please hope me!
posted by johnnybeggs to Media & Arts at 5:58 AM - 4 answers

June 14

Crappy parent, health scare, etc

I have a rocky relationship with my father and he's getting an MRI next week. [more inside]
posted by anonymous to Human Relations at 11:24 PM - 14 answers

Struggling with parenting and fatherhood as an introvert

After almost six years and two children I'm finding it incredibly hard to be the parent and father that I want to be / know I can be. Weekends, which once were my time to recharge and grow have turned into two days that I dread the most and sap me of my energy because I simply don't know how to simply 'be' with my kids at the ages they are at. Looking for suggestions on how to make it through this tough time. [more inside]
posted by anonymous to Human Relations at 11:23 PM - 28 answers

falling into relationship patterns

In my relationship, I feel like we fall into some patterns. I feel like my emotions are received as attacks, and I feel like I'm pushed into an emotionally responsible 'lead' role by my partner. I don't want this. Help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous to Human Relations at 11:17 PM - 11 answers

4.5 hours in Vancouver: Enough time for something fun?

By which I mean, taking the train from YVR downtown? [more inside]
posted by slab_lizard to Travel & Transportation at 10:19 PM - 5 answers

How to believe in God when believing in God puts you in a bad mood?

Ill keep it short. I suspect there is a God. But I prefer there wasn't. Believing In God puts me in a bad mood, and yet I do believe there is a God. [more inside]
posted by ygmiaa to Religion & Philosophy at 6:49 PM - 32 answers

How to watch S. Korea vs. Ukraine FIFA U-20 without a TV?

My teenage daughter would like to watch the S. Korea vs. Ukraine soccer match tomorrow (6/15) morning. We have no TV, but we have computers and internet. Help? Snowflakes follow. [more inside]
posted by yhlee to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation at 6:11 PM - 4 answers

If you know what I mean

Does post a letter mean "poop"? My wife just asked me, and I had never heard this expression before. I tried Google and no luck. However it is the first definition in Naver Dictionary. I assume that they are just wrong, but am curious because it sounds like a plausible euphemism.
posted by Literaryhero to Writing & Language at 6:00 PM - 16 answers


I'm a postdoc. I was just invited to apply for a managerial position in a small nonprofit working in an international biotech/resource equity space, interfacing with lots of corporate folks. Have you made the switch from academia to a non-profit or corporate workspace? Please tell me about it! [more inside]
posted by ChuraChura to Work & Money at 4:06 PM - 8 answers

Where could I get something 3-D printed in San Francisco?

I have a 3-D print file for 4" earrings that I created using Tinkercad. I'd like to get them printed with colored plastic. I know nothing about 3D printing and I'm guessing I would need to print a few versions before getting the earrings right, so getting it printed in person seems ideal (feel free to convince me otherwise). Where could I do this in the Bay Area and how much would I be expecting to pay? Experience level: Total newbie.
posted by rogerroger to Media & Arts at 3:56 PM - 14 answers

What the heck kind of mushrooms are these?

Found in a yard in Denver, CO.
posted by deludingmyself to Home & Garden at 3:55 PM - 6 answers

Where else on the web is like AskMetaFilter?

I’m looking for a place where I can post a question, with some detail attached, and receive an answer pretty well guaranteed, either from an expert or the community. Happy to pay per question, though not so keen on subscriptions. Any ideas?
posted by EatMyHat to Grab Bag at 3:13 PM - 15 answers

Potential new career for SAHM reentering workforce?

Mrs. Mikey51 has been home with our kids for 10 years and is looking to reenter the workforce within the next few years. She has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, but does not want to go further in that field. She is willing to go to school for a couple years to get certified in a certain field, but unsure of some good options. She is leery about the medical field. What are some good non-medical career paths that would only need certification or an associate's degree?
posted by Mikey51 to Education at 2:17 PM - 8 answers

What quirky, modernish items can I paint as part of a still life?

Hi mefites! I am getting better at oil painting and would like to do a series of still lifes. I like the idea of painting modern items in a kind of old master style, a bit like this (I am still improving!!). [more inside]
posted by low_horrible_immoral to Media & Arts at 2:14 PM - 17 answers

Ensuring quality of care under Medicaid

I'm having big problems with my PCP. Are there any steps I can take to get better-quality care for myself under Medicaid? [more inside]
posted by shapes that haunt the dusk to Health & Fitness at 2:07 PM - 4 answers

These are the flyers in your neighborhood

I am putting up flyers around Boston and Cambridge for a free arts event. While I have a game plan for certain areas, I want to make sure to do justice to the neighborhoods I know less well. [more inside]
posted by prewar lemonade to Grab Bag at 1:38 PM - 2 answers

Best Way to Find Keys Lost in Grass?

Lost the keys to my entire life (work, hobby, house, storage unit, car), on a green keychain, in the grass. Any tricks for finding them? [more inside]
posted by pixiecrinkle to Grab Bag at 1:19 PM - 19 answers

Progressive Insurance rate too good to be true?

I moved and needed new insurance. I talked to a family friend who is a broker and he quoted me ~1,900 annually as my lowest rate. I went through Progressive (talking to a broker over the phone for the quote) and they quoted me ~1200 annually. I talked to the family friend again, and he's skeptical: he thinks that that they will give me one month at this rate and then jack it up to match his quoted price (maybe a little more). More detail inside, but should I expect this to happen? [more inside]
posted by codacorolla to Work & Money at 1:18 PM - 8 answers

Help me pick out a laptop that I will barely use?

I've had my current 13" MacBook Pro for about 7 years, and it's slowed to a crawl. I'm thinking it might be better to get a PC laptop with a bigger screen rather than spending a bunch of money on a new Mac, but I don't really know anything about what's out there. Just tell me what to get? [more inside]
posted by exceptinsects to Computers & Internet at 1:11 PM - 11 answers

Potential Mental Health Breakthrough – ADHD/OCD - thoughts?

A search of my Ask history will reveal that I have been struggling with depression for my whole life. It has been severe for the last decade despite therapy, psychiatric drugs and even ketamine. I think that it perhaps is due to incomplete diagnosis. Details within [more inside]
posted by kbbbo to Health & Fitness at 12:20 PM - 8 answers

How does a medical professional get started in chart review?

I'm an MD who would like to get involved in doing some chart auditing, whether for legal reasons, utilization management or any other type of professional review. Has anyone here been involved in this, and if so what advice or direction could you provide me with?
posted by docpops to Health & Fitness at 12:18 PM - 3 answers

Ethical mortgage dilemma

We're buying a house soon, and are tempted by the idea of an ethical bank. It's more than double the cost though - would that money be better spent (as in, be more useful to the world) donated somewhere else instead? [more inside]
posted by twirlypen to Work & Money at 12:15 PM - 10 answers

what kind of professional can I pay to help me un-bleep my finances?

I owe back taxes, have some credit card debt, and need to learn how to budget. I know about all the favored budgeting books and apps, but I have a really, really hard time understanding them. I would love to have a professional money-dealer-wither-person tell me what to do. But I'm only recently solvent--was low-income up until a year ago--and can't afford a fancy accountant. Does the kind of professional I'm looking for exist, and how do I find one? More details under the cut. [more inside]
posted by adastra to Work & Money at 11:07 AM - 11 answers

How bad will running Win7 after 2019 be? Really...

So my wife has a computer running Windows7 that her tech-savvy brother set up for her to do various important things like keep documents for small business accounting, etc.. and I pointed out that maybe we should upgrade it to Win10. To that suggestion, my bro-in-law shrugged and said something like "why are you worried? you think you're going to get hacked? you can get hacked in Win10, too." [more inside]
posted by mhh5 to Computers & Internet at 10:51 AM - 15 answers

Good intro to Tower Defense games for kids? (iOS)

What would be a good first Tower Defense game for kids? Not too frustrating or complicated - maybe with variable difficulty levels? Or just something on the easier side?
posted by malhouse to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation at 10:22 AM - 9 answers

Making a work ID card fun - suggestions?

I'm going to doctor the name and picture on my work ID card with something interesting / funny / off-kilter. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by brappi to Work & Money at 10:00 AM - 12 answers