Friday 5 for February 5: Press

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  1. In what way are you pressing your luck?
  2. When did you last wield an iron?
  3. Not counting buttons on your computer, tablet, or phone, what was the result the last time you pressed a button?
  4. What was the name of your high school newspaper?
  5. To “press the flesh” means (usually in the context of politics or public relations) to meet and greet as many people as you can, shaking hands and making personal contact. When were you last called upon to press the flesh, and how were you?

Thanks for participating, and have a pressure-free weekend!

Friday 5 for January 29: Sense

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  1. How would you describe your sense of direction?
  2. Whose sense of humor is most like yours?
  3. What film’s or novel’s sense of place really impressed you?
  4. When did you most recently and accurately sense danger?
  5. How would you describe the scent of your car’s interior?

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Friday 5 for January 22: Balance

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  1. When opposing forces in your life pull you in different directions, how do you recenter yourself and find balance?
  2. What are often the greatest threats to your overall balance?
  3. If you could add just a little more of one thing to your life and have a little less of another, what would they be?
  4. What are pluses and minuses of hanging out with mercurial people, and what are pluses and minuses of hanging out with even-keeled people? Which tend to populate your social groups most?
  5. What’s your greatest challenge in maintaining a balanced diet?

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Friday 5 for January 15: SW: TFA

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(inspired by a certain movie I finally saw, with no spoilers)

  1. When did you last wear a lei (or something similar)?
  2. What are your thoughts on organically grown produce?
  3. Which Goldie Hawn movies have you seen?
  4. What’s something you’ve recently and reluctantly flown solo on?
  5. What experience do you have with BB or pellet guns?

Thanks for participating, and I have a bad feeling about this!

Friday 5 for January 8: Slow

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  1. What’s something you make that takes a really long time to cook?
  2. Of books you’ve completed, which took you the most time to get from beginning to end?
  3. What’s a movie that seemed much longer than it was?
  4. Who was your partner for your first slow dance?
  5. What decision are you dragging your feet toward making?

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Friday 5 for January 1: Looking for Treble

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Last week’s question about snow on the roof was meant to be figurative, but I think for the first time ever, every respondent chose to answer a question like that literally. You know? Figurative snow? On the figurative roof?

  1. What’s something you recently fiddled with?
  2. When did you last drum up support for a cause?
  3. What’s something today you can trumpet the arrival of?
  4. What’s the most memorable event you had to orchestrate?
  5. In what way have you got all your bases covered this week?

Thanks for participating, and happy new year!

Friday 5 for December 25: Todayish

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  1. When were you last up on the house top?
  2. What’s a cookie you dislike?
  3. How many people named Carol (or Carole) do you know?
  4. How much snow have you got on the roof?
  5. Whose lap did you last sit on, and who last sat on yours?

Thanks for participating, and Merry Christmas!

Friday 5 for December 18: Know-How

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  1. What’s something you know how to do beneath the hood of a car?
  2. What’s something you know how to fold a piece of paper into?
  3. What’s something you know how to do in the outdoors?
  4. What’s something you know how to do with a length of rope?
  5. What’s something you know how to do with a deck of cards?

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Friday 5 for December 11: Alignment

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  1. In Dungeons and Dragons, you are asked to select an alignment: Do you favor lawfulness or chaos? Are you on the side of good or evil? Your answers define your alignment: Lawful Good, Lawful Neutral, Lawful Evil, Neutral Good, (true) Neutral, Neutral Evil, Chaotic Good, Chaotic Neutral, and Chaotic Evil. Which are you?
  2. In Veronica Roth’s Divergent, set in a post-apocalyptic utopian society, citizens choose factions based on competence and values. The Dauntless are the brave, the Amity are the peaceful, the Erudite are the intelligent, the Abnegation are the selfless, and the Candor are the honest. Which faction would you test most competent for, and which would you choose strictly on your values?
  3. You’ve probably answered this before, but answer it again. In J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, students are sorted into houses based (primarily) on character. Gryffindor values courage, Hufflepuff values loyalty, Ravenclaw values cleverness, and Slytherin values ambition. Which are you, and which is the most recent love of your life?
  4. In the late 1970s, a Saturday morning cartoon called Laff-A-Lympics pitted characters from different Hanna-Barbera programs in a Battle of the Network Stars kind of weekly competition. The Scoobie Doobies were captained by Scooby-Doo and made up of then-current Hanna-Barbera characters, including the entire Scooby-Doo gang, Dynomutt, Captain Caveman, Speedy Buggy, and Hong Kong Phooey. The Yogi Yahooeys were captained by Yogi Bear and made up of characters from the 50s and 60s Hanna-Barbera programs, including Huckleberry Hound, Augie Doggy (and Doggie Daddy), Quickdraw McGraw, and Grape Ape. The Really Rottens were the villains, captained by an original character named Mumbly and made up of original bad-guy characters who cheated at every opportunity. Which team do you belong to? And if you remember the program, which team did you cheer for?
  5. In the collectible card game Magic: The Gathering, players draw mana (energy) from any of five different lands, resulting in different magical abilities. The Plains generate white magic (healing, order, protection, light), the Forests generate green magic (growth, strength, life, ferocity), the Islands generate blue magic (deceit, logic, illusion, knowledge, manipulation), the Mountains generate red magic (fury, passion, freedom, impulse, fire), and the Swamps generate black magic (death, ambition, darkness). From which lands do you generate your power, and which tend to rub you the wrong way?

Thanks for participating, and have a terrific weekend!

Friday 5 for December 4: In and Out

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  1. When did you last allow someone into your home to fix something or install something?
  2. Not counting holiday parties, when did you last attend a party or gathering with a stated theme, and what was that theme?
  3. When you were in high school, what were most often your reasons for being on campus after hours?
  4. What’s something nobody offers for home delivery but should?
  5. In what public space this weekend are you most likely to run into someone you know, not counting the spaces you always see them (at work or at church, for example)?

Thanks for participating, and have a wonderful weekend!