Friday 5 for August 19: French Kissing

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  1. What’s your favorite kind of French fry?
  2. Where can you get really good French toast?
  3. What are your feelings about French salad dressing?
  4. What’s something you know how to say in French?
  5. What French films have you seen?

Thanks for participating!  Have a great weekend, and s’il vous plait…dessines-moi un mouton!

Friday 5 for August 12: Down the Rabbit Hole

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  1. What was the subject of one of your memorable YouTube holes?
  2. What was your most recent Wikipedia hole like?
  3. What’s a recipe you got from the internet and actually prepared?  How did it turn out?
  4. What apparently little-known website do you enjoy?
  5. What apparently popular website can you just not get into?

Thanks for participating, and have a lovely weekend!

Friday 5 for August 5: The Force Which Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower

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  1. When did you last have to force your way into something?
  2. What’s something you’ve recently used physical force on?
  3. What was the last food you had to force down your throat?
  4. When did you last have to force a smile or a laugh?
  5. What are the best and worst things about the Star Wars movies?

Thanks for participating, and have a lovely weekend!

Friday 5 for July 29: Neither Here nor There

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  1. What’s something you have a love-hate relationship with?
  2. What’s an issue you’ve teeter-tottered on?
  3. What was the topic of your most memorable back-and-forth with someone?
  4. In personal and professional relationships, which end of the give-and-take do you seem to do more of?
  5. Which of your recent days was the most up-and-down?

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

Friday 5 for July 22: (Im?)potent Potables

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  1. What’s your favorite beverage that has chocolate in it?
  2. What’s your favorite non-citrusy fruit drink?
  3. What’s your favorite mention of a drink in song?
  4. Roy Rogers, Arnold Palmer, and Shirley Temple are among people who have mixed drinks named after them.  What would a drink named after you contain, and what would each of the ingredients represent?
  5. Besides milk and cookies (’cause that’s really too easy), what are a food and drink that you must have together?

Thanks for participating, and have a wet weekend!

Friday 5 for July 15: Tubular

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In honor of this week’s Emmy nominations.

  1. What TV series have you watched every episode of?
  2. What are your favorite instrumental and vocal TV theme songs?
  3. What’s a TV series you stuck with even when it got bad?
  4. What supporting TV character would you like to have seen featured in his or her own spinoff?  If you’re feeling creative, what would be the premise of that series?
  5. What is the single funniest moment on TV you have ever seen?

Thanks for participating, and have a refreshing weekend!

Friday 5 for July 8: Food Pyramid

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USDA_Food_Pyramid

Yeah, I know the food pyramid and the USRDA seem always to be in dispute, but hey: the pyramid is an organized concept with at least five distinct parts, unified by a theme, like a Jeopardy! category.  That’s good enough for me! Click the image to see it larger, if you’d like.

  1. What constituted your most recent six to eleven servings of bread, cereal, rice, or pasta?
  2. What constituted your most recent three to five servings of vegetables?
  3. What constituted your most recent two to four servings of fruit?
  4. What constituted your most recent two to three servings of yogurt, milk, or cheese?
  5. What constituted your most recent two to three servings of meat, poultry, fish, dry beans, eggs, or nuts?

Thanks for participating, and have a yummy weekend!

Friday 5 for July 1: Ten Years!

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Friday 5 is ten years old! To celebrate, here are one question each from the first Fridays of July in our, first, third, fifth, seventh, and ninth years.

  1. How long would it take you, via the quickest means available, to get to the place of your birth from where you are right now?
  2. If a traveling food show were to visit your neighborhood, what are some unique, regional foods it would spotlight, and where would it go to get them?
  3. When were you last in ocean waters?
  4. What disposable item do you almost never use because you greatly prefer the non-disposable version?
  5. What’s the schwag* that’s physically closest to you right now?

Thank you for participating!  It’s been a fun ten years, and your involvement has been all I’ve needed for motivation in keeping this going, hopefully for at least another ten.  Although I don’t always leave comments (because I don’t want you to think I’m doing it out of obligation), I read every set of answers linked to in the comments, and I always get a little bit of insight from your responses.  Have a wonderful weekend!

* From Wikipedia: Promotional merchandise, promotional items, promotional products, promotional gifts, or advertising gifts, sometimes nicknamed swag or schwag, are articles of merchandise (often branded with a logo) used in marketing and communication programs. They are given away to promote a company, corporate image, brand, or event. These items are usually imprinted with a company’s name, logo or slogan, and given away at trade shows, conferences, and as part of guerrilla marketing campaigns.

Friday 5 for June 24: Scattergories, Part 6

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It’s the fourth Friday in June, which means it’s time for our annual Scattergories Five! My favorite Five of the year! (Yes; we’ve done them on the third Friday in June the past few years, but the fourth works better for me).

We first did them in 2009, and revisited them in 2012, in 2013, in 2014, and last year. 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.  If you’d like to avoid difficult letters, feel free to change the “letters to choose from” list.  I’ll only judge you a little bit.  🙂

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 brand or model of car, whose name begins with the letter, would you like to get?
  2. What summer activity, whose name begins with the letter, are you looking forward to?
  3. What’s an item in your desk whose name begins with the letter?
  4. What’s something, whose name begins with the letter, that you find frightening?
  5. If you had to get a tattoo on your upper arm, what’s something whose name begins with the letter that you could live with?

Thanks for participating.  This week marks not only my favorite Friday 5 of the year, but the conclusion of our tenth year of doing this.  Next week’s five questions will mark the occasion.  Here’s to ten more years!

Friday 5 for June 17: A Week of Good Behavior

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  1. What’s the dumbest thing you did this week?
  2. In what way did you save yourself time or energy this week?
  3. How were you wasteful of personal and natural resources this week?
  4. When this week did you take advantage of the opportunity to keep your mouth shut?
  5. In what way this week were you blessed or fortunate?

Thanks for participating, and have a wonderful weekend!  We’re doing our annual Scattergories next week, and I haven’t written the categories yet, so if a good one leaps to mind, please put it in your comments below!  <3