Friday 5 for August 27: Itemized

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  1. What item do you own more than one of, while most people own exactly one?
  2. What item do you own none of, while most people own exactly one?
  3. Among stuff you own, what item is most likely to be borrowed by an acquaintance?
  4. What item are you most likely to borrow from an acquaintance?
  5. What did you most recently purchase and not use?

Thanks for participating, and have a lovely, wonderful, safe weekend!

Friday 5 for August 20: Unto others

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  1. When did you last give (or serve) something you cooked to someone not in your residence?
  2. When did someone — not a restaurant or takeout spot or housemate! — last prepare a dish for you?
  3. When did you last reach out to someone who could use some company?
  4. When did someone last reach out to you for similar reasons?
  5. How good a listener are you when someone needs to talk it out?

Thanks for participating, and have a glorious, safe weekend!

Friday 5 for August 13: Scattergories Part 11!

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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 M, players might have to name a soft drink, a farm animal, a river, and a U.S. President, all beginning with M. Valid answers might be Mountani Dew, mouse, Missouri, and Monroe.

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

Wow! This is our eleventh year doing this! If you find this particularly fun (because I do) and haven’t done this before, here are the questions for parts 9 and 10. Go crazy and do those too.

Please answer these questions with an answer whose initial is the letter you rolled!

  1. What’s something that recently exceeded your expectations?
  2. What snack from your childhood would you love to have right now?
  3. What ailment do you suffer from?
  4. Which musical artist would be fun to hang out with?
  5. What’s something you’re looking forward to this weekend?

Thanks for participating, and have a XCSOH* weekend!

* (generated by the random letter generator)

Friday 5 for August 6: Make it simple to last your whole life long

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  1. What kiddie song do you still like as a grownup?
  2. When did a new* song most recently* get you excited?
  3. What song were you introduced to via television ad or as background in a movie or TV show?
  4. Which song’s opening lyric do you especially love?
  5. With which five songs would you begin a weekend-themed playlist?
    Alternate question: With which five songs would you begin a playlist themed for this weekend?

* defined however you like

Thanks for participating! Have a wonderful, safe weekend!