• Holiday Gift Exchange-trying this again, looking for ideas under $25?

    I was considering asking that donations be made in my name for $5 for my 5 fav charities. Do you think people would be offended by that? What are other giving gift ideas that I can share with family members? Maybe even ideas for $15-20. The last time I asked this question people gave me their personal opinions about what we should do instead.... show more
    I was considering asking that donations be made in my name for $5 for my 5 fav charities. Do you think people would be offended by that? What are other giving gift ideas that I can share with family members? Maybe even ideas for $15-20. The last time I asked this question people gave me their personal opinions about what we should do instead. Everyone participating CHOSE to do so to keep some of the holiday spirit intact even during these hard economic times. That is why the amount is so low. All of us have changed our family gift giving habits and contribute to various charitable causes. Our entire office adopts several families for the holiday. Please help me find actual gift ideas especially those between $1-5. Thank you :-)
    3 answers · Christmas · 10 years ago
  • Does an HDTV with a digital tuner still require a converter box?

    I would like to know before I buy it-a local store ahs one for $150 but if it still needs a converter box I might as well buy an HD radio because it wont need one and it can run on batteries in case of an emergency! Maybe Ive seen one too many previews for 2012!
    I would like to know before I buy it-a local store ahs one for $150 but if it still needs a converter box I might as well buy an HD radio because it wont need one and it can run on batteries in case of an emergency! Maybe Ive seen one too many previews for 2012!
    2 answers · TVs · 10 years ago
  • Where can I find natural fiber dress socks-wool, cotton, silk or a blend thereof?

    Nylon, lycra, rayon, spandex mixes make my feet sweet and I don't like that, Any help is appreciated!
    Nylon, lycra, rayon, spandex mixes make my feet sweet and I don't like that, Any help is appreciated!
    1 answer · Fashion & Accessories · 10 years ago
  • I need GREAT 40th birthday celebration ideas!?

    I posted this on my Facebook page-people came up with the usual ideas-dinner, movies. I am looking for something different. Perhaps a bonfire or ski adventure but nothing too costly. I am looking for great/exceptional ideas! I live in the midwest so it will be cold outside and it needs to be cost effective for both myself and my guests! Best idea... show more
    I posted this on my Facebook page-people came up with the usual ideas-dinner, movies. I am looking for something different. Perhaps a bonfire or ski adventure but nothing too costly. I am looking for great/exceptional ideas! I live in the midwest so it will be cold outside and it needs to be cost effective for both myself and my guests! Best idea that I might actually be able to put together wins-I have a lot of experience planning events so I am open to all ideas!
    3 answers · Other - Holidays · 10 years ago
  • Freeway Lottery-would you return the money? www.clickondetroit.com/news/19722543/detail.html?

    Loomis truck door opens on the expressway in Detroit and out comes hundreds of thousands of dollars. People pick it up and some is recovered but over $100,000 is unaccounted for. Loomis is offering to give those who turn the money in 10% of what they recovered-would you do it? Supposedly they have it on tape and say that those who dont return the... show more
    Loomis truck door opens on the expressway in Detroit and out comes hundreds of thousands of dollars. People pick it up and some is recovered but over $100,000 is unaccounted for. Loomis is offering to give those who turn the money in 10% of what they recovered-would you do it? Supposedly they have it on tape and say that those who dont return the money will be prosecuted. Some believe that this is foul play and not just a simple accident-I dont think that matters though for the purpose of the money recovery unless as one local reporter suggested, that one person grabbed a bag of money. Thoughts everyone?
    Media & Journalism · 1 decade ago
  • Where can I buy fashion clip on earrings that are not vintage style?

    I can't wear pierced earrings and am having a hard time finding fashion earrings that are clip on and cute ina variety of colors to match my outfits. Also where can i find good backing cushions. Any information for on or off line stores is helpful and please do not send me to Claire's-their website is horrible. Thanks
    I can't wear pierced earrings and am having a hard time finding fashion earrings that are clip on and cute ina variety of colors to match my outfits. Also where can i find good backing cushions. Any information for on or off line stores is helpful and please do not send me to Claire's-their website is horrible. Thanks
    3 answers · Other - Beauty & Style · 1 decade ago
  • Where can I buy nice clip on fashion earrings that are not vintage style?

    I can't wear pierced earrings and am having a hard time finding fashion earrings that are clip on and cute ina variety of colors to match my outfits. Also where can i find good backing cushions. Any information for on or off line stores is helpful and please do not send me to Claire's-their website is horrible. Thanks
    I can't wear pierced earrings and am having a hard time finding fashion earrings that are clip on and cute ina variety of colors to match my outfits. Also where can i find good backing cushions. Any information for on or off line stores is helpful and please do not send me to Claire's-their website is horrible. Thanks
    3 answers · Fashion & Accessories · 1 decade ago
  • Uh oh the lid on the toilet bowl broke. can you buy another one or...?

    do you have to buy a whole new toilet and bowl?
    do you have to buy a whole new toilet and bowl?
    3 answers · Other - Home & Garden · 1 decade ago
  • Do you have any ideas to help children & seniors participate in the inauguration celebration?

    Undoubtedly the security restrictions are necessary but rather than whine about them let's provide solutions. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081220/ap_on_go_pr_wh/inauguration_security_rules No strollers near the U.S. Capitol. No tents on the National Mall. None of that Silly String on the parade route. That's just a sample of the... show more
    Undoubtedly the security restrictions are necessary but rather than whine about them let's provide solutions. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081220/ap_o... No strollers near the U.S. Capitol. No tents on the National Mall. None of that Silly String on the parade route. That's just a sample of the items forbidden from President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration for security reasons. And while many people say the inconvenience is a small price to pay to witness the swearing-in of the nation's first black president, others are scratching their heads, trying to figure out how they'll sit, snack, carry diapers or transport tired tots. Some seniors are backing out of their inaugural plans, partly because of a no-chair rule for the parade route. Parenting blogs are abuzz with complaints about the less-than-kid-friendly restrictions. Thermoses, coolers and backpacks are out at both the Capitol and the parade route. "Of course, they're not going to say, 'no children,'" said Sunny Chanel, a San Francisco-based contributor to Babble.com, a parenting Web site. "But they're definitely not making it easy for parents with smaller children to go." The tightest rules are reserved for the lucky 240,000 ticket-holders, who get to sit closest to the swearing-in ceremony on the West Front of the Capitol. There are understandable prohibitions on weapons and pepper spray. But you also can't carry an umbrella. And don't think about holding up any "Yes We Did" signs — posters also are not allowed. It could get tricky as people congregate along the parade route, where many items allowed on the Mall will be off-limits. That list includes bicycles, backpacks, aerosols (which could include Silly String), coolers, thermal containers and chairs. Signs or placards can be brought to the parade — but only if they're made of cardboard, poster board or cloth and are not more than 3 feet by 20 feet. Antron Johnson, who's organizing an inauguration trip with three busloads of Obama supporters from Atlanta and Savannah, Ga., said he's had about a dozen people, mostly elderly, who dropped out after learning about the parade's no-chair policy. Additionally, Johnson said seven people, including families with young children, recently backed out — losing their deposits — because they're afraid they won't be able to maneuver in big crowds. Turnout estimates vary widely, with Mayor Adrian M. Fenty saying 2.5 million to 3 million people are a possibility and the National Park Service planning for at least 1 million. Johnson said some people are worried about packed Metro trains now that officials are sounding warnings. Metro has said its bathrooms will be closed for security. The option left for parents wanting to change stinky diapers? Hundreds of porta-potties the transit system and park officials are providing downtown. "It's truly scaring people," Johnson said. "The news is becoming more and more bleak." The rules aren't so strict on the National Mall, where most people will end up because tickets aren't required. Officials have said everyone will be checked, but they haven't said what that will entail. People won't be able to see much, except what's on Jumbotrons, but they can bring all sorts of stuff. Besides the obvious no-nos — firearms, explosives, fireworks — the only bans are on alcohol, tents and glass bottles. "The ground rules for the Mall encourage the greatest number of participants and we've made it as welcoming as possible," said Kevin Griffis, a spokesman for the Presidential Inaugural Committee. But officials are making a plea: Don't go overboard with your junk. For safety reasons, they don't want people bogged down if they need to clear an area. They also don't want to overload the stressed public transportation system. "The more you bring, the more difficult it's going to make your movement," said Sgt. Robert LaChance, a spokesman for the U.S. Park Police, which patrols the Mall. Authorities say expect to go through some type of security screening. If you have an item prohibited for a certain area, they will confiscate it. When asked if specific items such as canes, walkers, lighters, matches and diaper bags would be prohibited from the parade route and the Capitol, authorities said they didn't know yet. While most people say they understand why some restrictions are needed, they're struggling with how to follow the rules and still function during such a large-scale event. Creativity may be key. Lamar Tyler, of Waldorf, Md., who runs the Web site BlackAndMarriedWithKids.com with his wife, Ronnie, partnered with Orbitz to give away an "Inauguration Day survival pack" stuffed with a hat, Chapstick, gloves, wipes and small toys. If he ends up bringing his four kids, ages 10 months to 15 years, he may have to make his own pack. "We're coming, but whether we bring the kids or not is still up in the air," he said. Reena Johar, of Pal
    5 answers · Civic Participation · 1 decade ago
  • Is moet a good champagne? i was going to order brute from the morrett website but I dont know anything about..?

    champagne. i am looking to purchase mini bottles for the holidays. any help is appreciated
    champagne. i am looking to purchase mini bottles for the holidays. any help is appreciated
    5 answers · Beer, Wine & Spirits · 1 decade ago
  • Which affords more protection-having payments made from your bank account or authorizing your creditor...?

    to withdraw monthly payments from your account. I gave my auto finance co permission to withdraw payments from my account but i think legally it might be better for me to have them sent from the bank. Does anyone have any information on this?
    to withdraw monthly payments from your account. I gave my auto finance co permission to withdraw payments from my account but i think legally it might be better for me to have them sent from the bank. Does anyone have any information on this?
    4 answers · Credit · 1 decade ago
  • As the holidays approach people lke to spread good cheer..what spirits are at the top of the list now to?

    enjoy when you are out in your area or when you visit someone. I know a friend who brings everyone something that he doesnt drink so that he knows they will get ot enjoy it not feel obligated to open it & share it with him. Please do not include wine, beer or champagne as a choice. Patron-seems tobe a popular one. Skyy vodka is tops in... show more
    enjoy when you are out in your area or when you visit someone. I know a friend who brings everyone something that he doesnt drink so that he knows they will get ot enjoy it not feel obligated to open it & share it with him. Please do not include wine, beer or champagne as a choice. Patron-seems tobe a popular one. Skyy vodka is tops in other areas. Tell me what you think and also if age has something to do with your choice as I think Patron is more popular among people under 40. Are you in Mexico where margaritas reign king or is there a puerto rican rum that rules for you
    2 answers · Beer, Wine & Spirits · 1 decade ago
  • What would you do-i planned a vacation w/my family (mom, sis & bro in law) that i didnt realize conflicts with?

    the charity event that i volunteered for! Do I cancel my vacation to maintain my commitment or do i go ahead and go on my 5 day 4 night vacation which has been rescheduled due to health and family deaths about 5-6 times. I want to do both but the cost to get a flight back for the charity event and return to the vacation were more than i can... show more
    the charity event that i volunteered for! Do I cancel my vacation to maintain my commitment or do i go ahead and go on my 5 day 4 night vacation which has been rescheduled due to health and family deaths about 5-6 times. I want to do both but the cost to get a flight back for the charity event and return to the vacation were more than i can afford. Help!
    4 answers · Other - Family & Relationships · 1 decade ago
  • Ashanti vs Ciara-who would you choose if you could get them to perform for your friends and fam?

    now i am jealous of ashanti cuz she got to work with terence howard but ciara had some slick moves in that promise video and every guy i know watched that video at least twice! I think they are both talented but I am curious about how others feel.
    now i am jealous of ashanti cuz she got to work with terence howard but ciara had some slick moves in that promise video and every guy i know watched that video at least twice! I think they are both talented but I am curious about how others feel.
    11 answers · Polls & Surveys · 1 decade ago
  • Music Lovers I need your help...I need the names and artists of songs with alcohol/liquor in them especially?

    those with them in the title. So far I can only think of three Snoop Doggs' Gin & Juice Busta Rhymes' Pass the Courvosier Jill Scotts' Crown Royal I want to put them all on a CD together-doesnt matter what the music genre is either. I would prefer no country music but whatever is out there I am open to I will make this easy too-the... show more
    those with them in the title. So far I can only think of three Snoop Doggs' Gin & Juice Busta Rhymes' Pass the Courvosier Jill Scotts' Crown Royal I want to put them all on a CD together-doesnt matter what the music genre is either. I would prefer no country music but whatever is out there I am open to I will make this easy too-the person who gets the best answer will be the one with the the names of the most songs that i can verify/find online. I might not be able to find them all to burn but I will try to. Thanks
    12 answers · R&B & Soul · 1 decade ago
  • Music Lovers I need your help...I need the names and artists of songs with alcohol/liquor in them especially?

    those with them in the title. So far I can only think of three Snoop Doggs' Gin & Juice Busta Rhymes' Pass the Courvosier Jill Scotts' Crown Royal I want to put them all on a CD together-doesnt matter what the music genre is either. I would prefer no country music but whatever is out there I am open to I will make this easy too-the... show more
    those with them in the title. So far I can only think of three Snoop Doggs' Gin & Juice Busta Rhymes' Pass the Courvosier Jill Scotts' Crown Royal I want to put them all on a CD together-doesnt matter what the music genre is either. I would prefer no country music but whatever is out there I am open to I will make this easy too-the person who gets the best answer will be the one with the the names of the most songs that i can verify/find online. I might not be able to find them all to burn but I will try to. Thanks
    7 answers · Country · 1 decade ago