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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!

Friday 5 for August 8: Storm

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Iselle as of 3:20 p.m. Aug 7

Iselle as of 3:20 p.m. Aug 7

This is a satellite photo of Hurricane Iselle.  The red numbers indicate a past position (sometimes as recently as an hour ago), with red meaning “hurricane.”  The teal numbers are the forecast, and they could indicate anything from just a tropical depression up to a full-blown hurricane.  The point of my showing you this photo is that the path of this projection goes right over the island of Hawaii (where I went to college) and looks to pass just south of the island of Oahu (where Honolulu, Waikiki, and I are).  The island that looks most like a perfect circle is Kauai; Oahu is the island just southeast of that. Hawaii hasn’t been hit directly by a hurricane since 1992 (boy do I have stories of that one!), so I suppose we’re due.  We’ve learned a lot in those years, and I have a feeling that damage to the infrastructure will be minimal, but our homeless population has also skyrocketed, so I am greatly concerned for their well-being.  Luckily, we’ve had more than a week to get ready, and I know that some of our human services people have been out on the streets to tell our fellow citizens where the nearest emergency shelters are.  I’m sharing this in case you have loved ones (you know, besides me) in the islands.  Chances are your friends and family are fine, but lifting us all up in prayer couldn’t hurt.  A friend of mine posted one satellite image of the storm, and I swear it looks like a skull.  Whoever out there is conjuring the Dark Mark, cut it out! Oh yeah, and there’s another hurricane right behind it, this one named Julio, and it’s projected to pass just north of Oahu on Sunday. Yikes.

  1. What does your storm preparedness stuff look like?
  2. What kinds of storms make you the most uncomfortable?
  3. What’s the longest you’ve ever gone without electricity, and what were the circumstances?
  4. What’s the worst damage a storm has done to your dwelling?
  5. What was the occasion for your last storming of the gates?

Thanks for participating, and have a safe weekend!

Friday 5 for August 1: Octopi

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  1. What’s something you own at least eight of?
  2. How particular are you about the ink in the pens you write with?
  3. What’s something interesting you know about octopi?
  4. What seems to have a suction-cup-like grip on your attention lately?
  5. These questions were inspired by a song in which one of the repeated lyrics is often playfully mis-sung as “How am I gonna be an octopus about this?” That was going to be my question #5 this week, but then I thought nobody would ever come back after a thing like that, so your real question is: When you travel, whether it’s to a completely different culture or just to a neighboring state, how adventurous is your approach to the cuisine?

Thanks for participating, and I wanna hold your hand hand hand hand hand hand hand hand this weekend!

Friday 5 for July 25: Zero

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  1. What is something you have run out of?
  2. What is something you don’t know anything about?
  3. What is something that needs emptying?
  4. There are a lot of stylistic or slangy ways to say “zero.” Which are your favorite?
  5. When did you last receive something free when you were expecting to pay for it?

Thanks for participating, and may your weekend be utterly devoid of unpleasantness!

Friday 5 for July 18: All’s Fair

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  1. How do you feel about carnival rides?
  2. How do you feel about carnival games?
  3. What’s your favorite carnival food?
  4. Which animals do you look forward to seeing at the fair?
  5. How much does it cost to ride the bus in your city?

Thanks for participating, and have a Tilt-a-Whirl of a weekend!

Friday 5 for July 11: Veggie Thing

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  1. What’s your favorite tomato thing?
  2. What’s your favorite celery thing?
  3. What’s your favorite broccoli thing?
  4. What’s your favorite eggplant thing?
  5. What’s your favorite spinach thing?

Thanks for playing, and have a leafy weekend!

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