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June 10

Books to read out loud to 2-5 year olds

What are your favorite books to read out loud to 2-5 year old kids? [more inside]
posted by sciencegeek at 12:30 PM - 40 answers

Alcohol delivery in Philly

I'd like to send a single bottle of Champagne next weekend to my dad for Father's Day. Are there any local shops or services in Center City that will do that? [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot at 7:13 AM - 8 answers

June 9

My hair stinks like mildew.

Well now I've done it. So apparently in the humidity hell I now live in, if you leave color conditioner (overtone) in your hair overnight you will end up with lovely colored mildew-scented hair and scalp. [more inside]
posted by Space Kitty at 4:23 PM - 7 answers

June 8

NPR story on the subject of commitment

One day last week NPR interviewed the author of a book on the subject of commitment with special attention being given to various tricks people use to keep commitments to themselves. Can anyone give me the writer's name?
posted by Junker George at 7:36 PM - 2 answers

June 7

Forgetting Solutions and Needing to Endlessly Rediscover Them

You hit some snag. You ask around, surf around, fool around, eventually figuring out the solution. Then a few months later you have the same problem, but can't remember the solution, and need to repeat the process. It's the bane of my existence. So: what are some strategies for commenting-out solutions for my future self without going full Rain Man? [more inside]
posted by Quisp Lover at 9:47 AM - 33 answers

June 5

[NamingFilter] Name my divorce

As of yesterday, I'm going through a divorce. I'm also a project manager, I enjoy doing it and I do it well. I'm getting ready to project-manage my divorce, but first, I need a really good name for this "project". [more inside]
posted by gakiko at 11:17 PM - 58 answers

What to do with my large book collection

After 35 years , I am leaving the USA next month, and I don't know what to do with my extensive book collection. I am getting rid of ALL my belogings to start a fresh beginning in Denmark, and letting go of my books is the only thing that I have a hard time with. [more inside]
posted by growabrain at 1:41 PM - 15 answers

give me the F O R B I D D E N K E Y S

Thanks to Mefi Project I snagged up forbiddenkeys.com as a domain name. What do I put on it? An ARG? 'Adult' content? Photos of keys? An adult ARG involving keys? [more inside]
posted by divabat at 7:43 AM - 20 answers

June 4

Save my crappy cheap beautiful awesome necklace pendant!

One of my absolute favorite necklaces is made of cheap metal, and the silvery finish is wearing away. Is there a way to save this necklace? [more inside]
posted by erst at 3:43 PM - 6 answers

Taking a bullet (journal)

I am in need of a more effective way to keep my life in order. I need to be able to see and adjust the big picture (months) and the needs of the hour easily. My Google calendar is a mess and no matter what I do, there are times that entries go inexplicably missing and then show up again later. My day planner is ridiculously inadequate. What works for you in 2019? [more inside]
posted by nantucket at 9:38 AM - 17 answers

June 3

How to retrieve an item left in a rental car in Spain?

I was in Tenerife in the Canary Islands (part of Spain) and accidentally left a small backpack in the rental car when I dropped it off. I am no longer in Spain. The bag contains my leather jacket and I'd really like to get it back. I called the car company and they found the bag, but they do not offer a shipping service and suggested I hire a courier company to come collect the item and ship it for me. I contacted MRW and DHL offices on Tenerife and neither one offers this service. Any suggestions? I am happy to use airtasker or similar but not sure what is available in Tenerife.
posted by emd3737 at 1:24 AM - 5 answers

Chump protest sign, UK edition

I work in healthcare and I have a small baby. We'll be marching against Trump tomorrow in London. Can you help me with some suggestions for a sign (or two)? I'd like to especially address the wretched anti-choice, anti-child, and anti-immigrant policies currently being enacted by the US government, but open to other suggestions as well! Thanks in advance!
posted by pocksuppeteer at 1:14 AM - 6 answers

June 1

Tattoo prep for newbies?

I'm prepping for my first tattoo. I have a question or two, and want to know what I might have forgotten. [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa at 11:30 AM - 24 answers

May 31

How do I cry?

So I haven't wept since I was 9 or 10. I've teared up. I've shed a single tear or two. I've gotten misty. But sobbing? The kind that makes you feel better after? Haven't done that since Reagan was president. And I know I need to. But...well I can't seem to start it. I've watched sad you tube videos. Remembered sad parts of my life. Nothing. Physically has it just turned off? And if so how do you turn on the waterworks again?
posted by rileyray3000 at 10:47 PM - 18 answers

May 30

Comcast makes me paranoid

Would Comcast fine me for having a security sign in my yard, even though we don't use their security service? [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad at 9:17 AM - 8 answers

Lube for sensitive lady parts...

... and condom use! After a long period of having my IUD in, we are back to using condoms and find ourselves in need of lube. My area down there is notoriously moody and I've unfortunately had my share of BV, yeast infections, etc. Is there a lube out there that is gentle and plays well with condoms?
posted by madonna of the unloved at 1:25 AM - 18 answers

May 29

minor fender bender while driving rental: pay for damages out of pocket?

Pretty much the title .. I was driving a rental and got in a very minor accident. I always turn down the rental company's coverage, I have a car and my own policy that covers me. In this case the damages are likely less than my deductable, and I'd like to avoid filing a claim - if possible - and pay out of pocket. [more inside]
posted by elgee at 8:13 AM - 6 answers

May 28

A half-remembered quotation

I have a vague recollection of a quote to the effect of "I would rather be sick unto death than be involved in a lawsuit" attributed to some famous judge or other. Can you help me find it, assuming it exists? [more inside]
posted by jedicus at 7:54 PM - 2 answers

Totally tubed

What should I do with with 26 new 2.5 inch x 24 inch snap seal mailing tubes? [more inside]
posted by not_the_water at 1:30 PM - 8 answers

Disaster Preparedness

My city got hit by multiple serious tornadoes last night and I realized just how unprepared I was. I'd like to be more prepared in the future, especially as a non-driving, apartment dweller (with a dog). [more inside]
posted by Aranquis at 8:34 AM - 27 answers

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