Friday 5 for May 27: Good and Bad

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Sorry about last week.  I’ve recently been trying to support myself solely on my freelance writing (after nearly twenty years in education), and I had trouble covering the web hosting bill.  I think it’s under control now, and I’ve picked up some regular work for the next several months.  Yay.  Last week’s questions were posted a few hours before my service was suspended, so if these question stink, please feel free to do those instead.

  1. What’s good and what’s bad about the weather lately?
  2. What’s something that’s so bad it’s good?
  3. What’s something that used to be bad but now is good?
  4. What are some of your pet words for very bad and very good?
  5. What’s your favorite song by Bad Company (or Good Charlotte, if BadCo isn’t your style)?*

Thanks for participating, and have a goooooooood weekend, and all the world will love you just as long as you are a shooting star!

  • or Bad Brains?  or Benny Goodman? or Badfinger? or the Be Good Tanyas?

Friday 5 for May 20: Coverage

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  1. What do your bed linens look like, right now?
  2. What’s the most you’ve spent on something you use as protection for something expensive?
  3. What does your nicest coat look like?
  4. What was the most recent cheese-covered (or chocolate-covered, if you prefer) dish you enjoyed?
  5. What’s something for which you often forget (or choose not) to replace the cover?

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Friday 5 for May 13: How Did You Learn That?

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  1. How did you learn to throw a ball?
  2. How did you learn to drive?
  3. How did you learn to swim?
  4. What is the most recent thing you learned how to do from an online tutorial?
  5. How did you learn most of your social etiquette?

Thanks for participating, and have a lovely weekend!

Friday 5 for May 6: Dexterity

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  1. How skilled are you with a chef’s knife?
  2. How skilled are you with chopsticks?
  3. How skilled are you with a hammer?
  4. How skilled are you with a corkscrew?
  5. How skilled are you with a needle and thread?

Thanks for participating, and have a fantastic weekend!

Friday 5 for April 29: Scene a Good Film Lately?

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  1. What’s your favorite dancing scene in a movie?
  2. What’s your favorite chase scene in a movie?
  3. What’s your favorite courtroom scene in a movie?
  4. What’s your favorite kissing scene in a movie?
  5. What’s your favorite scene in a non-musical movie where the characters spontaneously break into song?

Thanks for participating, and have a cinematic weekend!

Friday 5 for April 22: Happy Birthday to the Upstart Crow

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coat-of-armsTomorrow is the generally assumed birthday of William Shakespeare, based on records of his baptism and the traditions of the time.  We celebrated the Bard’s birthday last year and six years ago, so if you find these questions less than satisfying, try those instead.  Links in the questions go to attributions in Barlett’s Familiar Quotations*.  Shout-out to Kimberly, who six years ago answered her questions in (rhymed!) iambic pentameter.

  1. If brevity is the soul of wit, how witty are you?
  2. When did you last play fast and loose with the truth?
  3. When did the green-eyed monster last rear its head?
  4. What has often required you to screw your courage to the sticking place?
  5. What’s a custom that you have found more honor’d in the breach than the observance? **

Thank you for participating, and may your weekend be as merry as the day is long!

* For those disinclined to link-clicking (I don’t blame you!): HamletLove’s Labor’s LostOthelloMacbeth, and Hamlet (questions 1 through 5 in that order).  Shout-out to Disney’s Beauty and the Beast on question 4!

** This phrase is often misused, according to this enlightening piece in the NYT.  Hamlet was saying that it was more honorable to breach (that is, violate) the local custom of carousing than to follow it.  It’s usually used to mean “more often broken than followed” or something like that.  Answer the question whichever way works for you, but I like Hamlet’s meaning.

Friday 5 for April 15: The Middle

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  1. What’s something you’re in the middle of?
  2. What’s in the middle of you?
  3. What is your residence in the middle of?
  4. What’s a great food that features something in its middle?
  5. What’s the nearest you’ve been to the middle of nowhere?

Thanks for participating, and may your weekend be much better than fair-to-middling!

Friday 5 for April 8: How Do You Do That?

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  1. When you draw a five-pointed star, which point do you begin with, and where do you go from there?
  2. On a typical day, in what order do you put your clothes on?
  3. When packing for an overnighter, what are you likely to pack too much of?
  4. How particular are you with laundry chores?
  5. How are your bookshelves organized?

Thanks for participating, and have a lovely weekend!

Friday 5 for April 1: Into the Lens

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If Janelle answers these, I have a feeling you’ll want to see her responses as a reminder of how old you are!  And Mel, who inspired the theme, could probably write ten pages in response to each question!

  1. What was your first camera like?
  2. What kinds of accessories have you purchased for a camera?
  3. When did you last shoot photos on film, and how many rolls of unshot film do you have in your house?
  4. Digital photography has all kinds of advantages over film photography, but what’s better about shooting on film and having to get it developed and printed?
  5. How do you manage your digital photos?

Thanks for participating, and have a photogenic weekend!

Friday 5 for March 25: Saturday Night’s All Right for Writing About

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  1. What did a typical Saturday look like when you were a child?
  2. What did a typical Saturday look like when you were a teen?
  3. What does a typical Saturday look like now?
  4. When did you last spend Saturday in a park?
  5. Do you prefer to get a holiday on Friday, Monday, or some day in the middle of the week?

Thanks for participating, and have a beautiful weekend!