Friday 5

putting your neurons in motion since 2006

Friday 5 for June 26: So Rank

Hello, and welcome to this week’s Friday 5! Please copy these questions to your webspace. Answer the questions there; then leave a comment below so we’ll all know where to check out your responses. Please don’t forget to link us from your website!

  1. What memories do you have of an old-fashioned general store?
  2. What’s something people think incorrectly of your home state (or country) but still contains a kernel of truth?
  3. What are the major differences between you and your best (non-romantic) friend?
  4. What’s something you were the captain of?
  5. What’s the story of your first private moment with a high-school romantic interest?

Thanks for participating, and have a chiefly fantastic weekend!

Friday 5 for June 20: Scattergories, Part 5!

Hello, and welcome to this week’s Friday 5! Please copy these questions to your webspace. Answer the questions there; then leave a comment below so we’ll all know where to check out your responses. Please don’t forget to link us from your website!

It’s the third Friday in June, which means it’s time for our annual Scattergories Five! My favorite Five of the year!

We first did them in 2009, and revisited them in 2012, in 2013, and last year on this same weekend. If you never did those, and if these five questions seem not to be enough, feel free to add those questions to this week’s.

This week’s 5 is inspired by the party game Scattergories, in which players have to think of items, all beginning with the same letter, in several categories. For example, if the die is rolled and shows the letter T, players might have to name a soft drink, a farm animal, a river, and a U.S. President, all beginning with T. Valid answers might be Tab, turkey, Tennessee, and Tyler.

First, go to this nifty online random-letter generator. Set the “number of random letter sequences to generate” to 1. Set the “length of each random letter sequence” to 1. Leave the “letters to choose from” how it is and click the button. You’ll get a rather non-dramatic one letter. Use that letter to begin all your answers to the 5 questions below.

Alternately, if you find that boring, you could set the “length of each random letter sequence” to 5, thereby giving you five letters, a different one for each question.

What random letter was generated by the online random-letter generator (this doesn’t really count as one of your five questions)?

  1. What’s a refreshing beverage whose name begins with the letter?
  2. What ailment whose name begins with the letter have you suffered from?
  3. What horrible creature whose name begins with the letter do you resemble in your foulest mood?
  4. What emotion whose name begins with the letter have you experienced in the past week?
  5. What’s an item in your purse, wallet, or backpack whose name begins with the letter?

Thanks for participating, and have a qrqvqohy* weekend!

*generated by the random-letter generator!

Friday 5 for June 12: Alt

Hello, and welcome to this week’s Friday 5! Please copy these questions to your webspace. Answer the questions there; then leave a comment below so we’ll all know where to check out your responses. Please don’t forget to link us from your website!

  1. A sandwich is usually some kind of ingredients between slices of bread, but what’s a great sandwich that has no bread at all?
  2. A salad is generally thought of as a mixture of fresh greens, but what’s a great salad whose main ingredients are not veggies?
  3. Juice is usually the liquid squeezed from a fruit or vegetable. What’s a juice you enjoy that isn’t?
  4. Milk is usually the food that a mammal produces for its young. How do you feel about milk alternatives that aren’t animal-produced?
  5. A staple is usually some food that forms the basic constituent of a cultural diet. What’s a staple in your diet that doesn’t exactly fit that definition?

Thanks for participating, and have a fantastic weekend!

Friday 5 for June 5: Blithering Idiom

Hello, and welcome to this week’s Friday 5! Please copy these questions to your webspace. Answer the questions there; then leave a comment below so we’ll all know where to check out your responses. Please don’t forget to link us from your website!

  1. On what topic did you last offer your uninvited two cents?
  2. What situation this past week most resembled a three-ring circus?
  3. When did you recently give someone the four-one-one?
  4. What were you in the middle of the last time you took five, and how did you spend the time?
  5. To what did you last give the deep six?

Thanks for participating, and may this weekend be a seventh heaven!

Friday 5 for May 29: Hectic

Aarrgh! Hello! And! Welcome! To this week’s Friday 5! More than 24 hours later than usual! Please copy these questions to your website. Answer the questions there; then leave a comment below so we’ll all know where to check out your responses. Please don’t forget to link us from your website!

  1. How do you keep your cool when forces beyond your control mess up stuff that’s usually within your control?
  2. When working with others, what’s one thing about someone else’s working style that might drive you bananas?
  3. In what kind of situations do you find it not so challenging to remain at peace even when most others are being driven mad?
  4. When you come home at the end of a long work week, which of your basic needs are you most likely to attend to first?
  5. What would be a good theme song to describe your week so far, and what song best summarizes your expectations for the weekend?

Thanks for participating, and have a placid weekend!

Friday 5 for May 22: Mail Order

Hello, and welcome to this week’s Friday 5! Please copy these questions to your webspace. Answer the questions there; then leave a comment below so we’ll all know where to check out your responses. Please don’t forget to link us from your website!

  1. What is your most recently mail-ordered item?
  2. What’s a catalog you’ve always wanted to order from but never have?
  3. What is physically the largest item you ever mail-ordered?
  4. What catalogs do you still receive in the actual mail?
  5. What are some obscure or unusual catalogs you’ve received?

Thanks for participating, and have a fantastic weekend!

Friday 5 for May 15: Paddles

Hello, and welcome to this week’s Friday 5! Please copy these questions to your webspace. Answer the questions there; then leave a comment below so we’ll all know where to check out your responses. Please don’t forget to link us from your website!

  1. What experience have you with canoes, kayaks, and rowboats?
  2. What experience have you with ping pong?
  3. If you were spanked as a kid, which of your parents’ implements did you fear most?
  4. What experience have you with live auctions?
  5. When were you last up a creek without a paddle?

Thanks for participating, and have a delicious weekend!

Friday 5 for May 8: Vinegar and Brown Paper

Hello, and welcome to this week’s Friday 5! Please copy these questions to your webspace. Answer the questions there; then leave a comment below so we’ll all know where to check out your responses. Please don’t forget to link us from your website!

  1. What kinds of vinegar do you have in your pantry?
  2. What was the last purchase you made that was carried home in a brown paper bag?
  3. What home remedies do you swear by?
  4. How many Jacks and Jills do you know?
  5. How would you rate your gift-wrapping skills?

Thanks for participating, and have a wonderful weekend!

Friday 5 for May 1: Baby, It’s Spring

Hello, and welcome to this week’s Friday 5! Please copy these questions to your webspace. Answer the questions there; then leave a comment below so we’ll all know where to check out your responses. Please don’t forget to link us from your website!

  1. How do you feel about the smell of babies?
  2. Pretty much all animal babies are cute, but which are the cutest?
  3. Veggies are pretty good in their adult form, but put the word “baby” in front of some of their names, and they can be transcendent. Which baby veggies do you especially love?
  4. How cute a baby were you?
  5. How many songs in your digital library have the word “baby” in their titles, and which is your favorite?

Thanks for participating, and have a wonderful weekend, baby!

Friday 5 for April 24: The Bard

Hello, and welcome to this week’s Friday 5! Please copy these questions to your webspace. Answer the questions there; then leave a comment below so we’ll all know where to check out your responses. Please don’t forget to link us from your website!

Yesterday was William Shakespeare’s (generally agreed-on) birthday! We’ve celebrated in the past, but that was five years ago, so let’s do it again.

I’m kind of giddy about these questions, but I fear many may not be as amused. Ah well; the course of true love never did run smooth.

  1. In what way is all your world a stage?
  2. What is something wicked which this way comes?
  3. Is the fault in us, in our stars, or in something else?
  4. What will you be doing tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow?
  5. What’s your most recent pound of flesh made of?

Thanks for indulging this old English teacher, and may the light that breaks through yonder window be the dawn of a happy weekend!

Post Navigation