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Friday 5 for March 27: Without Lamps, There’d Be No Light

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One of my favorite movies of all time celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, and I had the pleasure to see it on the big screen for the first time Thursday evening. I was sixteen when it came out (yes; I’m 46), and too young to see it in theaters then, so although I’ve seen it on cable and DVD at least fifty times, this experience was a first, and it was incredible. So this week’s questions are inspired by that film.

  1. When you were seventeen, how did you spend most of your Saturdays?
  2. What was your high school locker like?
  3. When did you last have to replace a missing screw?
  4. What was the last thing you drank out of a Thermos?
  5. Do you still possess anything you created in high school (say, an elephant lamp that lights up when you pull the trunk)?

Thanks for participating, and don’t you forget about me this weekend!

Friday 5 for March 20: Stitches

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  1. Where on your body have you had stitches, and what were the circumstances?
  2. Who most recently left you in stitches?
  3. “A stitch in time saves nine,” says the proverb, which means that mending one small tear in a fabric now prevents having to make nine stitches later when the damage is worse. How has this been illustrated in your life?
  4. What are your thoughts on Disney’s Lilo & Stitch?
  5. What experience do you have with needle and thread?

Thanks for participating, and have a lovely weekend!
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Friday 5 for March 13: But Seriously…

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  1. What’s something most people just don’t take seriously enough?
  2. What’s something most people take too seriously?
  3. What kind of serious business are you up to today?
  4. When did you last get the giggles at a time when you were expected to be serious?
  5. What are some foods you think of as serious, and what are some you think of as funny?

Thanks for participating, and have a seriously lovely weekend!

Friday 5 for March 6: Take Me to the Old Playground

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Before we begin, I’d like to say that I usually give everything a very careful proof-reading before I publish these questions. The consistent quality and originality of my work here is of utmost importance to me. So do me a favor, and if I leave a word out of a question (as I did last week!), would you please insert it when you post the questions to your blog? Gr! I mean thanks!

  1. How confidently could you pick up and employ a jumprope, hula hoop. yoyo, and set of jacks?
  2. How are the playgrounds of your childhood different today?
  3. What’s a game you and your childhood friends made up, or what’s a rule you and your childhood friends made up that made an existing game more interesting or less likely to cause a fight?
  4. What fad from your childhood do you remember with fondness or disdain?
  5. What playground rhymes do you remember?

Thanks for participating, and have a lovely weekend!

Friday 5 for February 27: Juice

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  1. What’s your favorite juice?
  2. Blend fruit juice with fresh or frozen fruit, (sometimes) ice, and other ingredients and you get a smoothie. What’s your favorite smoothie?
  3. Juice in some contexts means credibility, the respect of others, and influence. In what way have you recently earned juice among your peers?
  4. How satisfied are you with your mobile phone’s charge capacity?
  5. What are your thoughts on Kool-Aid and Tang?

Thanks for participating, and have a juicy weekend!

Friday 5 for February 20: Can’t Help Myself I’m Falling

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  1. When did you last trip and fall?
  2. What’s a fond memory you have of this past autumn?
  3. What’s a nice waterfall you’ve visited?
  4. What are your thoughts on Jimmy Fallon as host of The Tonight Show?
  5. Who has most recently fallen out of your favor?

Thanks for participating, and have a beautiful weekend!

Friday 5 for February 13: Gung Hee Fat Choy

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Where I come from, Chinese New Year is a big deal (although it’s not really part of my inherited culture, and I usually pay it little attention), and the festivities begin tonight. Here are five questions inspired by the occasion.

  1. What’s your experience with firecrackers and sparklers?
  2. What was the occasion the last time you gave someone money as a gift?
  3. What’s the reddest thing you own?
  4. What animal represents you in the Chinese zodiac, and what qualities do you have in common with it? (this is just for fun; please don’t take it seriously)
  5. What’s your favorite order in a Chinese restaurant?

Thanks for participating, and happy new year!

Friday 5 for February 6: Idiomatic Transmission

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  1. What’s something in your life that’s on the fritz?
  2. What have you recently handled with kid gloves?
  3. On what task do you continue to plug away?
  4. This past week, what’s something you’ve sailed through?
  5. What have you had to hold your horses on, and what’s the reason?

Thanks for participating, and may your weekend not be a fine kettle of fish!

Friday 5 for January 30: Interruptions

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  1. How regularly do you get interrupted at work, and how well do you handle it?
  2. What was the occasion the last time a TV program you were watching was interrupted by breaking news?
  3. Whose flow did you most recently interrupt, and what was so important?
  4. How easily does your train of thought get interrupted?
  5. What’s something in your life that could use some interrupting?

Thanks for participating, and have a wonderful SQUIRREL!

Friday 5 for January 23: Inflation

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Sorry I’m late. Hectic week.

  1. What are your thoughts on balloons?
  2. What has anyone said recently to inflate your ego?
  3. What’s something that recently let the wind out of your sails?
  4. What inflatable items do you have in your home?
  5. Besides gasoline (because we’re all pleasantly surprised by that), what’s something whose price has been a surprise?

Thanks for participating, and have a breezy weekend!

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