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Interviewing future housemates
I bet if you ask someone "What is the correct way to load the dishwasher?" you will get all the answers you need about their level of fastidiousness.
Silverware up, except for sharp knives; everything facing in; large utensils laid down in upper rack.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:34 AM on November 20, 2014
How to deal with memories from an animal attack?
BuddhaInABucket: "I basically have no idea what to do with this experience. Is it part of the whole grief package? Or is it its own thing? Will it fade on its own with time? I have been seeing my therapist about this and I have friends who are supportive of my loss, but don't know of anyone who has experienced a violent incident like that before."
Yeah, this is an incredibly rare and tragic loss you have suffered. The number of people who… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:07 AM on November 19, 2014
How to start talking to a guy I have a crush on?
missybitsy: "I don't know how to get to know him better without appearing desperate."
Don't worry about this kind of game-playing, hard-to-get, The Rules kind of nonsense. Talk to him if you want to talk to him. If that makes him not interested in you, then you are best off knowing that now.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:07 PM on November 18, 2014
Mizu: "The coffee isn't a date, but if it goes well, ask him out on one. Use the word "date". Other humans are pretty obtuse about these things. We can't read minds. You have to use your words to express your desires clearly."
This should be auto-posted in all dating AskMes.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:58 PM on November 18, 2014
I do love your head butts... but I've got stuff to do
JenThePro: "We had been away on a week-long vacation in late October, but we had a family member house-sit for us, so Binky wasn’t alone at all while we were away. We decorated our second bedroom this weekend which meant a few boxes were out in the hallway. I wondered if she thought we might be moving again, but the clingy behavior started before this."
Any of this would be reason enough for my cats to start freaking out and behaving weirdly… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:53 AM on November 18, 2014
JenThePro: "We've also been on many vacations before and she's NEVER acted this way! Perhaps this most recent one sent her over the edge?"
Maybe. Our little luggage pisser wasn't always that way, he just got fed up with our globetrotting at some point. If it's your first vacation since moving, or your first vacation with a live-in petsitter, those are completely new and different things in her mind.… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:02 PM on November 18, 2014
RIP Felicity Rilke
Peaceful hearts and minds to her loved ones. Thanks for those links, maxsparber.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 9:50 AM on November 18, 2014
"It was terrible the first time, and it's terrible now."
Aww, I kind of like that song. It's got bells, at least. Even as a young child hearing the song for the first time, it was clear that the "bone-headed" lyric was just very biting sarcasm.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:40 AM on November 18, 2014
Help, I'm going through acute [a cute!] Bee and Puppycat withdrawal!
Bravest Warriors. You're welcome.
It's always been Wankershim.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:52 AM on November 17, 2014
Getting Podcasts on my iPhone 6 (iTunes 12). Frustrated.
Seconding Downcast over Overcast (heh). It offers insanely fine-grained control on exactly what podcasts are downloaded/played/saved/etc.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:09 AM on November 17, 2014 marked best answer
My life's a rock in a rock tumbler, getting shone.
I mean, that's cool and all, and imma let you finish, but you are still not the best-selling former professional wrestler of all time.
I keed, of course. Congratulations, and I'm looking forward to reading it!
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 9:11 AM on November 16, 2014
It Has Been Quite an Adventure
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:22 AM on November 14, 2014
Names of characters that didn't exist, or were hidden in plain sight
I think most of these well meaning answers are a bit off track. You aren't looking for secret identities, but rather characters who are created out of whole cloth within the fiction. You are looking for Canadian Girlfriends in fiction, right?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:37 AM on November 14, 2014
George Glass from The Brady Bunch.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:08 AM on November 14, 2014
Who's the New Illuminati?
Skull & Bones?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:44 PM on November 13, 2014
Why are Table Legs?
At a restaurant, you want a pedestal so that you can cram the maximum number of chairs (and thus paying diners) into the space. The downside is that a pedestal table is much less sturdy, and can be prone to tipping over or becoming off balance -- how many matchbooks have you shoved under restaurant tables in your life, for example? At home, where maximizing revenue is not a factor, you might as well go with a more stable table.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:20 PM on November 13, 2014
Looking for useful feedback: MetaFilter tools by mdevore
I love me some HowlsOfOutrage. Thanks for doing this, mdevore!
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 2:16 PM on November 13, 2014
MetaFilter tools: new and...
This is great and good.
posted to MetaFilter Projects by Rock Steady at 2:12 PM on November 13, 2014
While I'm here, I love Howls of Outrage, but it seems to conflict somehow with a Stylish script that I am running to turn the green in the new MeFi design back to yellow. As soon as I "activate" Howls by passing my cursor over the "X favorites" it seems to "deactivate" the Stylish script and everything goes green again. If I reload the page, it's back to yellow.
It's not a huge deal, and the aesthetic damage is well worth the functionality… [more]
posted to MetaFilter Projects by Rock Steady at 2:15 PM on November 13, 2014
Landing on a comet LIVE!
That gave me the chills, kyrademon, literally.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:51 AM on November 12, 2014
Travel advice for Raleigh please!
I can't really speak to veggie/vegan food, but I know Fiction Kitchen is new and well-regarded in that scene. If you like the sweet stuff, I believe both Videri and Escazu have vegan options.
As far as art goes, the NC Museum of Art is quite good, and has a really nice sculpture garden walking trail, if you are so inclined. There is also the Contemporary Art Museum, which is small, and while the quality of the exhibits can be a bit varied, they are generally at least… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:27 AM on November 12, 2014
aka Your Favorite Dog Sucks
This chart seems to indicate that Bedlington Terriers and Clumber Spaniels are more popular than Greyhounds. Surely that's not accurate.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:43 AM on November 12, 2014
Revenge of the nerds, on three. Break!
enjoymoreradio: "That's not exactly true. My alma mater is a D-III powerhouse in men's basketball, and they emphasize recruitment heavily. "
Yeah, I went to a D-III New England school as well (we played in the conference with probably the best team nicknames in the country -- including Jumbos, Lord Jeffs, Presidents, Polar Bears, Camels, Mules and Ephs) and there was definitely recruiting in many sports, it's just that it's not tied to a… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:54 PM on November 11, 2014
all the leaves are brown, and the sky is gray
It's not clear from the picture, but if you have a sidewalk that is covered by the leaves, you probably want to get them off the sidewalk as well as the lawn. Wet leaves can be slippy, and you don't want someone getting hurt in front of your house.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:13 PM on November 11, 2014
Srsly. Mallory Ortberg's "Texts from Jane Eyre"
If you talk about Mallory Ortberg and do not mention Texts from a Ghost, you are doing something wrong.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:57 AM on November 10, 2014
Need to buy new (to me) car. Budget is $6,000 cash. Advice?
I'm in almost exactly the same boat as you right now, and I can confirm that the Civics and Corollas that you will find in this price range are too old and have too many miles on them to make them as rock solid as they are claimed to be. I agree that Hyundai and Kia are a much better bet. I'm narrowing in on a 2011 Kia Forte with 80,000 miles on it for around $7000, as an example. You will also see a fair amount of Toyota Yarises (Yari?) and Nissan Versas which are the more recent… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:16 PM on November 5, 2014
I actually just test-drove a 2006 Scion xA with 97,000 miles, and it's a really great little car. The dealer is asking a bit over your price range ($6950), but if you can find one with a few more miles on it I bet you can get it for $6000.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 3:08 PM on November 7, 2014
Art finds a way.
My place of business has a slightly bizarre "Swimming Dog" sculpture (by Jim Sardonis) right by the main entrance. It has been nicknamed "Falcor" by the students (of course) and gets decorated with Santa hats and mortarboards from time to time. The best was the Thanksgiving they put a Pilgrim hat on it and turned the stick in his mouth into a turkey drumstick. The decorations only last for a day or two, and seem to be at least tacitly approved by the administration.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:50 PM on November 6, 2014
The Emperor Told me Don't Worry About the Size
Episode XI: The Force Is Just Really Tired Today For Some Reason
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:13 AM on November 6, 2014
Simmons is free.
Now this is happening. No way he is re-signing with ESPN.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:59 AM on November 6, 2014
Wee wee wee, all the way home!
Wow. Never thought this would be how I would join the 1%, but piggie toe. Boston born and raised, late 1970s.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:52 PM on November 5, 2014
"Banksy is a team of seven artists led by a woman"
If you took a couple of David Bowies and stuck one of the David Bowies on top of the other David Bowie, then attached another David Bowie to the end of each of the arms of the upper of the first two David Bowies and wrapped the whole business up in a dirty beach robe you would then have something which didn't exactly look like Banksy, but which those who knew him would find hauntingly familiar.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:57 AM on November 5, 2014
I don't know about you, but I think Peter Capaldi has been doing a tremendous job as the 12th Banksy.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:37 PM on November 5, 2014
"Nobody had fooled around with the heart before."
HBO made a film about Thomas and Blalock called Something the Lord Made, if you are interested.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:25 PM on November 5, 2014
Something the Lord Made shows up on HBO Go pretty regularly, but it's not on there right now.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:19 PM on November 5, 2014
Yeah, just think of the action figures and playsets.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:11 AM on November 5, 2014
YouTube finally pays off
But we don't ever see the toothbrush put in the pocket. It's possible it appeared there spontaneously. Please make the appropriate corrections as needed.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:51 AM on November 3, 2014
How to un-hook podcasts between my iPad and my Mac?
Go into Settings and unselect "Sync Podcasts."
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:11 PM on November 2, 2014 marked best answer
If it's not answering the question, can it be deleted?
I agree that sometimes MeFites get a bit too heavy on the "call your doctor, get a lawyer, see a therapist" type answers, but yoink is exactly right that it is the totality of an AskMe thread that is important.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 11:47 AM on November 2, 2014
You're here early.
The only reason I am looking forward to smart appliances is so that my microwave (or "clock I sometimes cook things in" as Mitch Hedberg put it) makes Daylight Saving as seamless as my phone does.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:55 AM on November 2, 2014
I'm looking for a bluetooth button. No features. Just. A. Button.
I randomly came across this old question that is barely still open and I thought I should mention that as of iOS 8, you can activate Siri by saying "Hey Siri" as long as the phone is plugged in.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:33 AM on November 1, 2014
Hollis Henry remembered: White Legos turn ochre with age.
jessamyn: "Fiction: around here it would be fun to dress up as Champ the Lake Champlain monster."
That could be arranged.
For me, I'd go with a really sweet costume from Game of Thrones. Ned Stark or Jon Snow probably.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 5:04 AM on October 31, 2014
NoraReed: "Or Commander Shepard."
For some reason that reminded me of Captain Mal Reynolds. I might try and put that together for next year, actually, if I can get hold of some inexpensive tall leather boots...
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 7:57 AM on October 31, 2014
We have such seasonings to show you
Imma let you finish Whelk, but I think you meant
We have such wings to show you.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 8:47 PM on October 31, 2014
How Can I Find A Girlfriend In College, Really?
But if you're getting numbers, what happens next? Are you doing that bait-and-switch thing where you pretend to be her friend and think that's going to get you in eventually? Don't do that. As soon as you recognize a connection with someone - a mutual connection - ask her out, use the word "date", be honest that you think there's something to pursue if she agrees to give it a try.
Exactly this. If you meet someone that you want to be… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:54 PM on October 31, 2014
I haven't asked many girls out to coffee, except one (we were going to study together...
OK, I'm going to be real with you. This isn't even asking someone on a date. You've got to be totally clear about it. Here are some ways to ask someone on a date:
"So there's a really great band playing at the local pub this weekend. I was wondering if you'd like to go with me?"
"I've really… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 3:43 PM on October 31, 2014
As someone who's never had a date before, the friend to date model is a little bit more comfortable.
And how's that working out for you? Sometimes we have to leave our comfort zone to make progress.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 3:52 PM on October 31, 2014
Hazlitt's love letter to MetaFilter
Really well done, and completely sums up my feelings about this community as well. In the thread about the young woman looking for help with her unexpected pregnancy, I posted:
Let me add this: there have been so many geographically specific offers of rides/support/friendship in this thread that it is increasingly unlikely that your area has not already been mentioned. If it has not, and if you still need any of those things, I hereby guarantee (on behalf of MetaFilter) that if you… [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 3:23 PM on October 31, 2014
Not my email.
Justin Timberlake is in some of the new iPhone 6 commercials. Is it possible that this is some kind of built-in Easter Egg or something?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:56 PM on October 31, 2014
Do all nurseries charge you for going on holiday?
When our daughter was in day care years back we were always still expected to pay for weeks when she wasn't there or was there fewer days than normal. We really appreciated one day care that gave each family two "vacation" weeks per year, which meant that, with advance notice, if the child was not attending that week, you would not have to pay. That arrangement was only in one day care out of 3 or 4 that we ever used, and it was geared primarily to low-income families, so it may not be… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:58 AM on October 31, 2014