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Friday 5 for October 17: Wrap It or Cap It

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Sorry for the website issues. My server is having load issues, mostly because hackers have found backdoors in some of the websites I haven’t been as careful about security updates with. I’ve already closed several of the vulnerabilities and deleted many offending directories and files, but it’s going to be a long process getting things back to smooth operation. I apologize for the hassle, but hope you’ll stick around. :)

  1. What did you last stick a sticker on?
  2. What did you last put a lid on?
  3. What did you last wrap in foil?
  4. What did you last unscrew a screw out of?
  5. What did you last hold together with tape?

Friday 5 for October 10: Cards against Humanity

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  1. How many of those frequent buyer stamp-cards are you carrying around, and which promises the best reward upon completion?
  2. How many of those magnetic-stripped discount cards are you carrying around, and which offers the best rewards?
  3. How many other people’s business cards do you carry around, and which do you refer to most?
  4. How far away from you is the nearest deck of playing cards?
  5. How many identification cards with your photo do you carry around?

Thanks for participating, and have a wonderful weekend!

Friday 5 for October 3: Rebel Rebel

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  1. In what ways have you rebelled against your upbringing?
  2. In what ways have you rebelled against your schooling?
  3. In what ways have you rebelled against American culture?
  4. Is it possible to rebel against yourself?
  5. What’s your favorite song about rebellion?

Thanks for participating, and have a conformist weekend, you sheep! :)

Friday 5 for September 26: Happy Birthday Bruce

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Tuesday was the birthday of one of my idols, Bruce Springsteen. To celebrate, here are five questions, taken directly from his lyrics, that I predict nobody will want to answer! However, you’ve been quite thoughtful and creative in the past when I’ve come up with questions like this, so let’s have at it. For Bruce.

I came up with twelve questions, actually, and chose the five I liked best (either because I thought the questions were better or because I loved the songs), but I’m posting the remainders at the bottom in case anyone wants to swap some out, or wants to answer them all.

  1. Hey, what else can we do now, except roll down the window and let the wind blow back your hair? (“Thunder Road,” 1975)
  2. Is a dream a lie if it don’t come true, or is it something worse? (“The River,” 1980)
  3. So tell me who I see when I look in your eyes: is that you, baby, or just a brilliant disguise? (“Brilliant Disguise,” 1987)
  4. Do you think what I’m asking’s too much? (“Human Touch,” 1992)
  5. Why do the things that connect us slowly pull us apart? (“Life Itself,” 2009)

Thanks for participating, and may your weekend be boss!

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Leftovers:

  1. Baby, did you make it all right? (“Racing in the Street,” 1978)
  2. But if dreams came true, oh wouldn’t that be nice? (“Prove it All Night,” 1978)
  3. Well son, you got a statement you’d like to make before the bailiff comes to forever take you away? (“Johnny 99,” 1982)
  4. How do you live broken-hearted? (“Mary’s Place,” 2002)
  5. How do I begin again? (“City of Ruins,” 2002)
  6. Can you ask for anything more? (“The Wrestler,” 2009)
  7. Where’s the work that’ll set my hands, my soul free? (“We Take Care of Our Own,” 2012)

Friday 5 for September 19: Wisdom

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  1. Some people say you should never mix business with friendship. What experience have you had that would either refute or confirm this wisdom?
  2. Some people say you should never let ‘em see you sweat. What experience have you had that would either refute or confirm this wisdom?
  3. It is often said that you should never put off ’til tomorrow what you can do today. What experience have you had that would either refute or confirm this wisdom?
  4. It is often said that you should never get romantically involved with someone at work (there’s a cruder way of putting it, but I’m declining to use that selection of words). What experience have you had that would either refute or confirm this wisdom?
  5. What piece of wisdom from your own life should be a catchy proverb for others to live by?

Thanks for participating, and have a foolhardy, reckless weekend!

Friday 5 for September 12: Spending

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  1. What crowd-funding projects have you supported? If you haven’t supported any, were there some that really intrigued you?
  2. How much of your montly bill-paying is done online?
  3. What are some of the more memorable things you’ve bought or sold in online auctions?
  4. What experience do you have with purchasing digital entertainment (music, movies, TV shows, or live web shows, for example) online?
  5. What kind of stuff have you bought or sold from personal online craft stores, such as are found on Etsy?

Thanks for participating, and have a wonderful weekend!

Friday 5 for September 5: Swimmingly

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  1. Where and how did you learn to swim?
  2. How far away is the nearest swimmable body of fresh water, and how’s the swimming there?
  3. How long has it been since you’ve been for a swim?
  4. What’s the nearest community swimming pool like?
  5. What experience do you have with jumping off stuff and into water?

Thanks for participating, and may your weekend go swimmingly!

Friday 5 for August 29: Out

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Sorry I’m late today. The week just got away from me!

  1. What’s the last thing you experienced that could be called a reunion?
  2. When you spend time out with friends, how does your group handle the bill?
  3. What are you picky about when you order something in a restaurant?
  4. When did you last spill a drink on yourself?
  5. When dining out, what’s your approach to dessert?

Thanks for participating, and have a yummy weekend!

Friday 5 for August 22: Old and Grumpy

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  1. What’s something you have a grumpy old person’s attitude about?
  2. What is evidence of your not being a completely grumpy old person?
  3. What’s something in your wardrobe that might qualify as old people’s attire?
  4. When during the week do you tend to be your grumpiest?
  5. Who in your family is most often in a bad mood, and who’s most often in a good mood?

Thanks for participating, and have a non-grumpy weekend!

Friday 5 for August 15: Mammalian

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  1. Have you drunk the milk of some animal other than a cow? If so, how was it?
  2. How sensitive are you to changes in atmospheric temperature?
  3. How do you feel about your body hair?
  4. What’s something you know about the moment of your birth or the events immediately before and after?
  5. What non-mammalian animal do you feel the most kinship with?

Thanks for participating, and have a wonderful weekend!

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