Friday 5 for April 14: Nor Any Drop to Drink

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  1. What’s a memory you have of a nearby stream?
  2. What’s a good film scene or song lyric involving a river?
  3. What fond memory do you have of a lake?
  4. What’s the most fascinating sea creature?
  5. What’s something that caused you to cry tears of laughter?

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Friday 5 for April 7: Gimme One Reason

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  1. What makes you unreasonably irritated?
  2. What are you unreasonably particular about?
  3. What’s something that’s unreasonably complicated?
  4. What are the best reasons for working in your field?
  5. What are some good reasons for the most recent silly purchase you made?

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Friday 5 for March 31: Quarters

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I’m feeling super yucky again.  Sorry for the late questions.

  1. The first quarter of 2017 is now behind us.  How has it been?
  2. How has this past quarter of your life been surprisingly good?
  3. When did you last drop quarters into a vending machine?
  4. How do you feel about your state’s twenty-five-cent coin?  If you’re not in the U.S., which of the coins do you think is especially striking?
  5. Google’s corporate headquarters is called the Googleplex.  What would be a good name for the corporate headquarters of your life?

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Friday 5 for March 24: Food Me Once; Food Me Twice

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Five questions inspired by a quick look through my pantry.

  1. What do you like on your frozen yogurt?
  2. How do you feel about hot breakfast cereals?
  3. What did you last put brown sugar in or on?
  4. What’s a food item you willingly overpay for?
  5. What did you last add vinegar to?

Thanks for participating, and have a yummy weekend!

Friday 5 for March 17: Picture This

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  1. What’s your favorite monster movie?
  2. What’s your favorite social issues movie?
  3. What’s a movie you dislike in a genre you love?
  4. What’s a movie you like in a genre you dislike?
  5. What’s a movie everyone else has seen but you have not seen?

Thanks for participating, and may you not be “only pawn in game of life” this weekend!

Friday 5 for March 10: Count All the Bees in the Hive

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Thanks to Lisa Davidson of Tropical Toes for the idea.  This is such fertile ground I’ve already decided to return to it in a few weeks.

  1. Which of the Winnie-the-Pooh characters do you most relate to?
  2. Which of the Winnie-the-Pooh characters has qualities you’d find most attractive in a romantic partner?
  3. In what way have you “wandered much further” today than you should?
  4. Of Winnie-the-Pooh stories you can remember (from the books, Disney cartoons, or other sources), which is your favorite?
  5. Which quote* from the Winnie-the-Pooh stories would be good for the epigraph in the book about your life?

Thanks for participating, and have a Cottleston Pie weekend!

* Here are a few sources for quotes.  I like Wikiquote because it’s sourced, but it can be a bit of a slog to search sometimes.  There’s some nicely curated stuff here, but I can’t vouch for its legitimacy.  And then there’s always Google Images, which gives pretty results but is the Wild West when it comes to accuracy.

Friday 5 for March 3: Something’s Astir

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  1. What did you last use a spatula for?
  2. What did you last use your can opener for?
  3. What did you last pick up with a pair of tongs?
  4. What did you last use a ladle for?
  5. What did you last stir with a wooden spoon?

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Friday 5 for February 24: Rest

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Sorry I’m up late this week.  I’ve been sick in bed since Wednesday night.

  1. When did you last need a few days of complete rest and nothing else?
  2. How do you keep yourself occupied when you have to be in bed all day and night?
  3. Who do you most want to hear from when you have to withdraw to your bed for a few days of rest?
  4. What adverse effects have you experienced while staying in bed for a few days?
  5. When you first notice a few symptoms, are you more likely to shut everything down right away, or try to power through until you don’t have a choice anymore?

Thanks for participating!  And have a healthy weekend!

Friday 5 for February 17: Yule Never Be Alone

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  1. About how many family Christmas photo-cards did you receive this year*?
  2. About how many family Christmas newsletters did you receive this year?
  3. What do you do with the Christmas photo-cards and newsletters you get each year?
  4. What’s a good solution for singles who want to participate in this tradition without coming across as a loser?
  5. About how many old-school, hand-addressed Christmas cards did you receive this year?

* Yeah, yeah.  It was last year, but you know what I mean

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Friday 5 for February 10: Hold On to the Knight

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On this date in 1996, IBM’s Deep Blue supercomputer beat Garry Kasparov in a game of chess for the first time.  This week’s questions are in honor of that amazing feat.

  1. When and how did you learn to play chess?
  2. How is your chess game?
  3. When did you last find yourself in a stalemate?
  4. A gambit is a chess opening in which a player sacrifices a piece in hopes of gaining an advantageous position.  What was one of your recent, real-world gambits?
  5. Which piece on the chessboard is most like you, and why?

Thanks for participating, and may blessings rain down a pawn your weekend!