Friday 5 for February 17: Yule Never Be Alone

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  1. About how many family Christmas photo-cards did you receive this year*?
  2. About how many family Christmas newsletters did you receive this year?
  3. What do you do with the Christmas photo-cards and newsletters you get each year?
  4. What’s a good solution for singles who want to participate in this tradition without coming across as a loser?
  5. About how many old-school, hand-addressed Christmas cards did you receive this year?

* Yeah, yeah.  It was last year, but you know what I mean

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Friday 5 for February 10: Hold On to the Knight

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On this date in 1996, IBM’s Deep Blue supercomputer beat Garry Kasparov in a game of chess for the first time.  This week’s questions are in honor of that amazing feat.

  1. When and how did you learn to play chess?
  2. How is your chess game?
  3. When did you last find yourself in a stalemate?
  4. A gambit is a chess opening in which a player sacrifices a piece in hopes of gaining an advantageous position.  What was one of your recent, real-world gambits?
  5. Which piece on the chessboard is most like you, and why?

Thanks for participating, and may blessings rain down a pawn your weekend!

Friday 5 for February 3: Grade Check

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  1. What grade do you give yourself this week for comportment?
  2. What grade do you give yourself this week for cooperation?
  3. What grade do you give yourself this week for self-control?
  4. What grade do you give yourself this week for punctuality?
  5. What grade do you give yourself this week for congeniality?

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Friday 5 for January 27: Shiver Me Timbers

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  1. When did you last make what could be described as a wriggling motion?
  2. What never fails to give you the willies?
  3. What’s something you’ve seen on TV or in a movie that made you squirm?
  4. What’s something in your life that could be described as serpentine?
  5. Where can you get a really great shake?

Thanks for participating, and let’s shimmy all weekend!

Friday 5 for January 20: Questions to Make Your Hands Clammy

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Ha.  I was pleased with this week’s theme.  I wrote the questions and then checked my archive, and apparently it’s such a good idea that I thought of it two years ago.  I was pleased that I didn’t repeat myself.  If five questions aren’t enough for you this week, and if you never answered those, feel free to tack those questions onto these and make it a Friday 10!

  1. Who’s been a ray of sunshine lately?
  2. When do you next expect to be stuffed to the gills?
  3. Among people you know, who can really tell a whale of a tale?
  4. What’s something you’ve been herring good things about?
  5. Which of the S.S. Minnow‘s passengers or crew do you think you’d get along best with?

Thanks for participating, and may you find a peaceful place to perch this weekend!

Friday 5 for January 13: We Can Work It Out

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  1. What’s a real-world lesson you learned from your first job?
  2. What was pleasantly unexpected about your current (or most recent) job?
  3. What are some identifying tools of your trade?
  4. What’s something a job required that you thought was far outside your skillset?
  5. Robert Frost wrote, “My object in living is to unite / My avocation and my vocation / as my two eyes make one in sight.”  To what degree have you united your vocation (your job) and your avocation (your hobby)?

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Friday 5 for January 6: Animate

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I had occasion Thursday to think about the Chinese zodiac, which I put absolutely no stock in except for its cultural value in the state where I live, which has an enormous Asian population.  These questions were inspired by those thoughts.

  1. In what ways are you like an ox?
  2. In what ways are you like a rabbit?
  3. In what ways are you like a snake?
  4. In what ways are you like a goat?
  5. In what ways are you like a rooster?

Thanks for participating, and have a ssssssssssuper weekend!

Friday 5 for December 30: Forward

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  1. What are you looking forward to in your personal life in 2017?
  2. What’s something you’re planning ahead for?
  3. How intense is your to-do list for the last days of the year?
  4. What’s something you’d like to jump past, between now and the end of the year?
  5. How will you ring in the new year?

Thanks for participating, and have a wonderful weekend!

Friday 5 for December 23: Something’s Afoot

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  1. What’s the nicest pair of shoes you’ve owned?
  2. What’s likely to be your next shoe purchase?
  3. Where’s your favorite place to get shoes?
  4. When did you last swap out the insoles or laces on a pair of shoes?
  5. What were the last shoes you got rid of like?

Thanks for participating, and have a soleful weekend!

Friday 5 for December 16: Back in the Highlights Again

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  1. What was your highlight in dining for 2016?
  2. What was your highlight in relationships for 2016?
  3. What was your highlight in entertainment for 2016?
  4. What was your highlight in self-improvement for 2016?
  5. What was your highlight in completing something for 2016?

Thanks for participating, and have a see-through weekend!