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Friday 5 for November 21: Books (the sequel)

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  1. What’s the most unusual book you’ve read?
  2. What’s the most challenging book you’ve read?
  3. What writer have you read the most books by?
  4. What book had a cover that was just right for it?
  5. What’s a book that has illustrations you love?

Thanks for participating, and have a beautiful weekend!

Friday 5 for November 14: Superpowers

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This week: a little spin on the oft-memed questions about superpowers.

  1. If you temporarily* had the power of invisibility, what’s the first thing you’d do with it?
  2. If you temporarily had the power of telekinesis, what’s the first thing you’d do with it?
  3. If you temporarily had the power of teleportation, what’s the first thing you’d do with it?
  4. If you temporarily had the power of super-stretchy limbs, what’s the first thing you’d do with it?
  5. If you temporarily had the power of super strength, what’s the first thing you’d do with it?

* say, for exactly twenty-four hours

I really like these questions; there may be a part 2 in the near future! Thanks for participating, and have a super-powered weekend!

Friday 5 for November 7: Non Sequitur

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  1. What’s your sneeze like?
  2. How’ve you been sleeping lately?
  3. What was your last stroll like?
  4. What was the last thing you watched on YouTube (feel free to share the link!)?
  5. When did you last get something in right at the deadline?

Thanks for participating, and have a delicious weekend!

Friday 5 for October 31: Web = Good

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In spirit, these five questions were really going to be about Pinterest, but I realize not everyone’s down with Pinterest. So I rewrote them to be about the Internet in general, but if you want to answer them about Pinterest specifically, that would swell.

  1. What’s a recipe you found on the Web and actually prepared?
  2. How has a photograph you saw on the Web influenced the way you shot a photograph of your own?
  3. What’s a cool trick you learned on the Web that has made your life easier?
  4. What’s the most useless thing you’ve ever seen on the Web?
  5. What’s a totally silly but endlessly amusing thing you’ve discovered on the Web?

Thanks for participating, and have a NaNoWriMo weekend!

Friday 5 for October 24: Wheeling and Dealing

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  1. How would you rate your negotiating skills?
  2. When you were most pleased with a transaction involving a trade of items or services?
  3. What’s something you happily overpay for?
  4. What’s something you acquired at an incredibly low price?
  5. What have you sold or traded at greatest profit, either percentage-wise or dollar-wise?
  6. Thanks for participating, and have a delicious weekend!

Friday 5 for October 17: Wrap It or Cap It

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Sorry for the website issues. My server is having load issues, mostly because hackers have found backdoors in some of the websites I haven’t been as careful about security updates with. I’ve already closed several of the vulnerabilities and deleted many offending directories and files, but it’s going to be a long process getting things back to smooth operation. I apologize for the hassle, but hope you’ll stick around. :)

  1. What did you last stick a sticker on?
  2. What did you last put a lid on?
  3. What did you last wrap in foil?
  4. What did you last unscrew a screw out of?
  5. What did you last hold together with tape?

Friday 5 for October 10: Cards against Humanity

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  1. How many of those frequent buyer stamp-cards are you carrying around, and which promises the best reward upon completion?
  2. How many of those magnetic-stripped discount cards are you carrying around, and which offers the best rewards?
  3. How many other people’s business cards do you carry around, and which do you refer to most?
  4. How far away from you is the nearest deck of playing cards?
  5. How many identification cards with your photo do you carry around?

Thanks for participating, and have a wonderful weekend!

Friday 5 for October 3: Rebel Rebel

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  1. In what ways have you rebelled against your upbringing?
  2. In what ways have you rebelled against your schooling?
  3. In what ways have you rebelled against American culture?
  4. Is it possible to rebel against yourself?
  5. What’s your favorite song about rebellion?

Thanks for participating, and have a conformist weekend, you sheep! :)

Friday 5 for September 26: Happy Birthday Bruce

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Tuesday was the birthday of one of my idols, Bruce Springsteen. To celebrate, here are five questions, taken directly from his lyrics, that I predict nobody will want to answer! However, you’ve been quite thoughtful and creative in the past when I’ve come up with questions like this, so let’s have at it. For Bruce.

I came up with twelve questions, actually, and chose the five I liked best (either because I thought the questions were better or because I loved the songs), but I’m posting the remainders at the bottom in case anyone wants to swap some out, or wants to answer them all.

  1. Hey, what else can we do now, except roll down the window and let the wind blow back your hair? (“Thunder Road,” 1975)
  2. Is a dream a lie if it don’t come true, or is it something worse? (“The River,” 1980)
  3. So tell me who I see when I look in your eyes: is that you, baby, or just a brilliant disguise? (“Brilliant Disguise,” 1987)
  4. Do you think what I’m asking’s too much? (“Human Touch,” 1992)
  5. Why do the things that connect us slowly pull us apart? (“Life Itself,” 2009)

Thanks for participating, and may your weekend be boss!

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Leftovers:

  1. Baby, did you make it all right? (“Racing in the Street,” 1978)
  2. But if dreams came true, oh wouldn’t that be nice? (“Prove it All Night,” 1978)
  3. Well son, you got a statement you’d like to make before the bailiff comes to forever take you away? (“Johnny 99,” 1982)
  4. How do you live broken-hearted? (“Mary’s Place,” 2002)
  5. How do I begin again? (“City of Ruins,” 2002)
  6. Can you ask for anything more? (“The Wrestler,” 2009)
  7. Where’s the work that’ll set my hands, my soul free? (“We Take Care of Our Own,” 2012)

Friday 5 for September 19: Wisdom

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  1. Some people say you should never mix business with friendship. What experience have you had that would either refute or confirm this wisdom?
  2. Some people say you should never let ‘em see you sweat. What experience have you had that would either refute or confirm this wisdom?
  3. It is often said that you should never put off ’til tomorrow what you can do today. What experience have you had that would either refute or confirm this wisdom?
  4. It is often said that you should never get romantically involved with someone at work (there’s a cruder way of putting it, but I’m declining to use that selection of words). What experience have you had that would either refute or confirm this wisdom?
  5. What piece of wisdom from your own life should be a catchy proverb for others to live by?

Thanks for participating, and have a foolhardy, reckless weekend!

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