Friday 5 for February 15: QotD

Hello, and welcome to this week’s Friday 5! 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!

Wherever I’ve worked, I’ve enjoyed surveying coworkers, as sort-of a way to get to know people but also to encourage inclusion. People answer whatever my question of the day is, and I say something like, “Oh, Myrna in accounting said the same thing!” Now they’re thinking of Myrna, perhaps thinking that they have more in common with Myrna than they thought. And maybe they have something to chat about the next time they see each other in the break room. “Hey, I hear you hate Star Wars! Me too!”

Yeah, this weird Friday 5 thing? It’s not just on Fridays for me. And it’s not just in this webspace. 🙂 And I’ve been known to pass around a slam book at grown-up parties. Here are some questions I’ve asked coworkers in recent years.

  1. What kind of drunk are you?
  2. What’s one of your language-related pet peeves?
  3. What would be a good question to ask people you’ve just met, if what you really want to know is what they’re passionate about? You know, an alternative to “What do you do?” or “How do you know so-and-so?”
  4. When you get home super tired and super hungry, do you usually eat first or sleep first?
  5. You’re taking an exam. You aren’t sure about the answer to question 5, but you know it’s either “lions” or “tigers.” You get to question 11 and realize whatever the answer to 5 is, 11 is the other answer. Do you write “lions” as your answer to 5 and 11, thereby ensuring you’ll get one of them right? Or do you write “lions” for 5 and “tigers” for 11, risking two wrong answers but giving you a chance at two right ones?

Yeah, 4 and 5 are unusual for Friday 5 because I stay away from this-or-that questions here, but you’re a writer. Write something! Thanks for participating, and have a wonderful weekend!

Friday 5 for February 8: Salt Fat Acid Heat

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 reponses. Please don’t forget to link us from your website!

Argh. I’m so annoyed with myself. I wrote these questions Thursday and thought I posted them but when I showed up at my desk Friday morning and looked for responses, I saw that instead of publishing, I saved as a draft. Sorry about that, Chief!

  1. What are some very salty foods you enjoy?
  2. What areas of your life could stand a little fat-trimming?
  3. How acid-tongued are you?
  4. What’s an interesting way you’ve burned yourself?
  5. What are your favorite everyday cooking implements?

Thanks for participating, and have a glorious weekend!

Friday 5 for February 1: Then You Begin to Make it Better Better Better Better Better Better Yeah

Hello, and happy Friday! 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’s something you hated as a teen but love today?
  2. What’s something you recently dreaded that turned out not too bad?
  3. How do you feel about February as it compares to January?
  4. Who among people you know is really making the world a better place?
  5. In what way is today better than yesterday?

Thanks for participating, and have a wonderful weekend!