Friday 5 for August 7: Polarity

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  1. What are the dumbest and smartest things you did this week?
  2. What are the worst and best things you ate this week?
  3. When this week were you unhappiest and when were you happiest?
  4. What did you have too much of this week, and what did you have not enough of?
  5. What are you dreading in the next seven days, and what are you eagerly anticipating?

Thanks for participating, and have an awesome and awesomer weekend!

Friday 5 for July 31: State change

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  1. What recently caused you to boil?
  2. What often causes you to freeze?
  3. When did something evaporate into thin air?
  4. What recently caused you to melt?
  5. Among United States you haven’t visited, which would you most like to check out next?

Thanks for participating, and have a solid weekend!

Friday 5 for July 24: Scattergories, Part 10!

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This week’s 5 is inspired by the party game Scattergories, in which players have to think of items, all beginning with the same letter, in several categories. For example, if the die is rolled and shows the letter G, players might have to name a soft drink, a farm animal, a river, and a U.S. President, all beginning with G. Valid answers might be Gatorade, goat, Green River (Washington), and Grant.

First, go to this nifty online random-letter generator. Set the “number of random letter sequences to generate” to 1. Set the “length of each random letter sequence” to 1. Leave the “letters to choose from” how it is and click the button. You’ll get a rather non-dramatic one letter. Use that letter to begin all your answers to the 5 questions below. If you’d like to avoid difficult letters, feel free to change the “letters to choose from” list. I’ll only judge you a little bit. 🙂

Alternately, if you find that boring, you could set the “length of each random letter sequence” to 5, thereby giving you five letters, a different one for each question.

Wow! This is our tenth year doing this!

Please answer these questions with an answer whose initial is the letter you rolled!

  1. What’s something in your pantry, beginning with the letter?
  2. What’s something in your car, beginning with the letter?
  3. What’s something you miss, beginning with the letter?
  4. What’s a character trait you admire but lack, beginning with the letter?
  5. What’s a regular inconvenience, beginning with the letter?

Thanks for participating, and have an UBMOD* weekend!

* (generated by the random letter generator)

Friday 5 for July 17: Hopscotch and Crayons

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I’m returning to the recent theme of elementary school because I came up with more questions after we did those.

  1. What was your favorite piece of playground equipment when you were a kid?
  2. What do you remember about your first-grade teacher? Pick the earliest grade teacher you remember, if you don’t remember anything about your first-grade teacher.
  3. What’s an especially memorable field trip you took with a class in your very early years?
  4. What are some fads you remember from your elementary school days? Did you get into them?
  5. If your elementary school had food service, what’s a lunch you were especially fond of, and what’s a lunch you were especially not fond of?

Thanks for participating, and have a wonderful, safe weekend!

We’ll do Scattergories next week!

Friday 5 for July 10: And we are merely players

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  1. When were you last onstage, literally or figuratively?
  2. Beginning with the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, what would you name the different personal stages you’ve been through to today?
  3. When did you unintentionally upstage someone, or when did someone unintentionally upstage you?
  4. How or when do you experience stage fright?
  5. What are you in the early stages of, and what are you the late stages of?

Thanks for participating, and have a wonderful, SAFE weekend!

Sorry — we’ll do Scattergories next Friday!

Friday 5 for July 3: She’s going the distance; she’s going for speed

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  1. What’s your favorite cake?
  2. When did you last have pancakes?
  3. When did you last bake a cake or a cake-like thing?
  4. What part of your job is a piece of cake?
  5. Where have you had a really good cupcake?

Bonus question: What are your thoughts on icing?

Thanks for participating, and have a sweeeeet weekend! We’re doing our annual Scattergories next week!

Friday 5 for June 26: Tubular

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  1. What’s your least favorite episode of your favorite television program?
  2. Across its series run, in what way did a favorite television program get worse?
  3. Among television programs you like very much, which ended far too soon?
  4. Among television programs you like very much, which dragged on for too long?
  5. What are some lines of dialogue you love from a favorite television program?

Thanks for participating, and have a tubular weekend! Please stay safe!

Friday 5 for June 19: Under lock and key

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  1. What’s your mask situation like?
  2. In what way is your life better today than a few months ago?
  3. What do you miss from normal living?
  4. When this is over, what will be your major takeaway?
  5. What are your feelings about getting back out there sooner, rather than later?

Thanks for participating, and have a safe weekend! I’m sending my positive vibes your way, wherever you are. <3

Friday 5 for June 12: Aa Bb Cc Dd Ed Ff Gg Hh

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  1. When did you last do something resembling a book report?
  2. What was your most recent art project?
  3. When were you last called upon to do show & tell?
  4. When did you last feel like someone playing hide and seek?
  5. When did you last have some milk and/or cookies?

Thanks for participating! Have a wonderful weekend, and please stay healthy and safe!

Friday 5 for June 5: Both sides now

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  1. What side of you do people at work never see?
  2. What will you be doing outside this weekend?
  3. What usual side dish do you frequently enjoy as an entree?
  4. What food that is flipped during cooking have you most recently consumed?
  5. What’s recently been a thorn in your side?

  6. Bonus question for people who can answer it: What album has a flawless B side?

Thanks for participating, and have a safe weekend.