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Marine Navigation light pen, the tip has an LED so you can write in the dark. Scott needs one of these for the sign up list at his rawk shows.

What little things do great friends do that sets them apart from others? at Ask Metafilter

Has anyone ever succeeded in faking their own death? at Ask Metafilter

Linda Davidson, Genie was shown online at The Slog and much to the shock of the gallery somebody just went and bought it. I like it too.

Neal Stephensons next novel Anthem is due in August! at Diary of a Phanatique. Yay. You can pre-order Anthem at Amazon.

Author recommendations: Solve the pattern: Patrick O’Brian, Alan Furst, Neal Stephenson… who comes next? at Ask Metafilter

Disney Treasure Ring at Fred Flare. The tiny lid opens to reveal treasure!

DIY Spa Treatment: Homemade Hair Remover at Bellasugar

What to put in a modern day survival kit? at Ask Metafilter

How can I better understand social cues? at Ask Metafilter. The number of questions similar to this at Ask Metafilter make me feel like I’m not alone in my cluelessness.

Ladies, have any of you had success clearing your skin for good by foregoing foundation of any type? at Ask Metafilter

Lotta Jansdotter is offering fabrics in her shop! via Anh-Minh.

DIY Concealer at Pink of Perfection

Browning Passage Pet Cave at Uncrate. Expensive but neat, no?

Could anyone recommend a book/movie/show/game/whatever that features a character as crafty as Veronica Mars? at Ask Metafilter

Marc Jacobs is coming out with Pear, Grapefruit and Basil fragrances for this summer, via Chow. I wish I had enough reason to spend money on these.

I’m looking for bronzing and self-tanning products for the very fair-skinned. at Ask Metafilter

I’d like to learn a new language during my daily commute. What is the best language learning audio cd available? at Ask Metafilter. I’ve had the French Pimsleur tapes on hold at my library, the queue in front of me is so long that it’s been years and I still haven’t gotten them. They must be popular.

Skimming through this hosue tour at the Design*Sponge guest blog I discovered that one of the the tins I was considering tossing are Daher, and might be collectible.

Do you really need to duck when getting in/out of a helicopter? at Ask Metafilter

· comments [13] · 03-26-2008 · categories:beauty · shopping ·

13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Sara // Mar 26, 2008 at 10:34 am

    About the Pimsler French CDs — you might want to check with the library and make sure they haven’t gone missing. Those types of CDs have a habit of getting checked out and never returned, but the library would probably re-order if they realize that they’re missing.

  • 2 megan // Mar 26, 2008 at 10:53 am

    Sara – Thanks, the library system shows a queue of how many people are before you, and I joined with something like 500 people in front of me. The Seattle library system is bad about this, and occasionally your request with expire before you’ve even gotten close to the materials. Last year the county library system stopped allowing Seattle residents from putting holds on their materials, so I’m out of luck with other nearby libraries. Still, I don’t want to learn a new language so badly that I am willing to buy the Pimsler.

  • 3 Gwen // Mar 26, 2008 at 11:33 am

    If you have a Costco membership, keep an eye on their nonfiction book table — they often get in shipments of language CDs. I was able to pick up a basic Pimsleur set for about $10 last year.

  • 4 sara // Mar 26, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    Thanks for the info on the Daher tins – I inherited one of those from my grandma (it looks just like the one on the far right of the D*S pic) – had no idea it might be special.

  • 5 FAIRFAX // Mar 26, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    I love the Daher boxes… I have a collection of their trays. It’s hard to find info about them though.

  • 6 splatgirl // Mar 26, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    First, TOTALLY AWESOME about the new Neal Stephenson book!
    On the Pimsleur thing…I tried the tapes but it didn’t take :) I think I am too much of a visual person to be successful with a mostly audio format. I have been trying to buy an interactive type for the computer since the beginning of the year but I haven’t been able to decide on which one and then find it at the store all at the same approximate time, so then I forget about it for another month.

  • 7 megan // Mar 26, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    Gwen – Oh, good tip thanks!

    Splatgirl – I’ll keep this in mind since I learn by touch, which doesn’t bode well for my learning a language. Spanish and Italian didn’t take.

  • 8 miriya // Mar 26, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    Those light-up pens are common product-fair promotional trinkets. I’m pretty sure I have some of that exact model with a different company’s name on it.

    You could have your/his own made!

  • 9 Julie in Houston // Mar 26, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    Great set of links yet again. One of my faves was the question about ducking when getting in/out of a helicopter. I will totally duck! I don’t want to lose my head!

  • 10 Julie in Houston // Mar 26, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    I just checked and I have a tin that looks similar to the ones on the link. I bought it a year ago at a garage sale for ten cents. I wonder if there’s anyway I can tell if it’s authentic?

  • 11 megan // Mar 26, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    Julie – Mine has “Designed by Daher Long Island NY 11101 Container made in England” stamped into the bottom. The other one in my picture, which is obviously a reproduction, does not have anything on the bottom.

  • 12 Andi // Mar 27, 2008 at 6:02 am

    I really enjoyed the link (and subsequent links) from the “people successfully faking their own death” link. I found the stories connected with it really interesting.

  • 13 Jen // Mar 27, 2008 at 6:37 am

    When I lived in Boston, my skin was terrible with really painful breakouts. I tried all the mild cleansers, changed foundations, quit using moisturizer, etc. I washed my pillows, changed detergents. Nothing worked. When I moved to Chicago, my skin instantly cleared up without changing my routine. And I’ve gone back to using moisturizer and various additional cosmetics. I suspect it was environmental.

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