Friday 5 for June 8: The Short and Long of It

Good day, and welcome to this week’s Friday 5! Please copy these questions to your online journal. Answer the questions there, then leave a comment below, telling us where we can read your responses. Don’t forget to link us from your journal!

  1. What’s a favorite shortcut of yours?
  2. What’s something you insist on doing the long way?
  3. What does your favorite pair of shorts look like?
  4. Excluding classical music, what’s the longest song in your iTunes?
  5. What’s the title of a short story you really like?

Thanks for participating, and have a loooooong weekend!

Friday 5 for June 1: Sweet Somethings

Happy June, and welcome to the Friday 5! Please copy these questions to your online journal and answer the questions there. Then leave a comment below so we’ll know where to find your answers; if you like, feel free to copy your answers in the comment. Please (pwease?) don’t forget to link us from your journal!

  1. What’s your favorite goody at your favorite bakery?
  2. Someone’s visiting from out of town and craves something sweet: Where do you take him or her for an experience he or she can’t get at home?
  3. What’s your favorite order at your favorite ice creamery?
  4. Oh no! You forgot to save room for dessert! What dessert item on the menu will you order anyway, because you can’t resist?
  5. You’ve got a craving for sweets, but it’s so late at night that only the corner convenience store is open. What do you get?

Thanks for participating, and have a sweeeeeeeet weekend! And save some tiramisu for us, please!

Friday 5 for May 25: Many Happy Returns

Hello, and welcome to this week’s edition of the Friday 5. Please copy these questions to your online journal and answer the questions there. Then, leave a comment below, telling us where we can find your responses. Feel free to include your answers in your comment, and please: Don’t forget to link us from your journal!

  1. What was the last item you returned to a store?
  2. What do you currently have in your possession that you need to return to its owner?
  3. What’s something you lent to someone that you’d really like back now?
  4. Where’s a place you hope never to see again?
  5. What’s your explanation for those wild stories about dogs and cats who get separated from their owners for years and finally make their way home, even at times finding their owners when the families have moved a long way away?

Thanks for playing, and have a happy weekend!

Friday 5 for May 18: Preparedness

Well, hello! Are you here for this week’s Friday 5? Excellent. We have just the thing! As always, please copy these questions to your online journal. Answer the questions there, then leave a comment below, telling us where we may find your answers. Don’t forget to link us from your website!

Have you noticed that there haven’t been many (if any) MySpacers? That seems kind of weird to us; does it seem weird to you?

  1. At this moment, how many rolls of toilet paper are there in your house?
  2. At this moment, how many working flashlights are there in your house?
  3. Do you know where some candles and matches are?
  4. If the power were to go out right now, how long could you probably get by on the food in your house?
  5. It’s someone’s birthday, and you’ve GOT to come up with something to give him or her RIGHT NOW! What have you got?

Thanks for participating, and have a sconey weekend!

Friday 5 for May 11: From Us to You

Hello, and welcome to this week’s installment of the Friday 5!  Please copy these questions to your online journal.  Answer the questions there and leave us a comment below, telling us where we can find your answers.  Feel free to copy your answers in the comment, and please-please-please-please don’t forget to link us!

  1. We’re buying you a lifetime subscription to any magazine or periodical journal you want!  What’ll it be?
  2. We’re buying you any existing non-chain, one-location-only store and giving you an expert lifetime manager, so that all you have to do is make decisions and watch them succeed or fail!  What will be the store, and what will be your first change?
  3. We’re buying you any house within a one-mile radius of your own!  Which one do you want, and why?
  4. We’re hiring someone to take care of any ONE specific household chore (except cooking) for the rest of your life!  Which chore will he or she attend to?
  5. We’re providing the start-up capital for any crazy idea for a business, service, or product you can dream up, giving you total creative control while we finance your dream for five years, after which it must fail or succeed on its own merit!  What will it be?

Thanks for participating, and have yourself a gift-wrapped weekend!

Friday 5 for May 4: Tex

Hey there boys and girls: It’s time for this week’s Friday 5! We have a feeling you’re going to think this week’s questions are lame, and for once, we don’t care! Tee-hee. We were overtaken by a bit of silliness last Friday, and this week’s questions are a sort of continuation of that silliness. We promise we’ll be over it before next week, probably, but don’t be surprised if next week’s questions have something to do with rumbles, fish, stars, or runners.

As always, please copy these questions to your online journal. Answer the questions there, then leave a comment below telling us where we can find your brilliant responses. Feel free to copy your answers in the comment, and please don’t forget to link us!

  1. Whether you’ve ever been there or not, what are your thoughts on Texas?
  2. Who was the last person you sent a text message to? If you’ve never sent someone a text message, is there some reason?
  3. Who’s usually the first person you go to when you have a tech-related problem, especially for computers?
  4. What was the best textbook you were ever assigned?
  5. What are your thoughts on techno music?

Thanks so much for participating, and tech no prisoners this weekend!

Friday 5 for April 27: The Outsiders

Hello, and welcome to this week’s Friday 5.  Can you believe it’s the end of April already?

Please copy these questions to your online journal.  Answer the questions there, then leave a comment below, telling us where we can see your responses.  Please don’t forget to link us from your journal!

  1. What is your favorite outdoor activity?
  2. Are you outdoors not often enough, too often, or just often enough?
  3. When was the last time you slept in a tent?
  4. Where is your favorite beach?
  5. In what social, academic, or professional group are you on the outer fringes of?  In what social, academic, or professional group are you right in the middle of?

Thanks for fiving with us.  Have a glorious weekend!

Friday 5 for April 20: That Was Then. This is Now.

Salutations from the Friday 5!  Here are this week’s questions.  Please copy them to your online journal.  Answer the questions there, then leave a comment below telling us where to spot your responses.  Feel free to copy your answers in the comment, too.  And don’t forget to link us!

  1. What’s something that used to be good but now is lame?
  2. What’s something that used to be lame but now is good?
  3. What’s something you used to feel strongly about, but are now ambivalent about?
  4. What’s something you used to feel ambivalent about, but now have strong feelings about?
  5. What’s something you used to dislike but now love?

Thanks for playing, and have a wonderful weekend!

Friday 5 for April 13: Cutting Costs

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

Before we show you this week’s questions, we at the Friday 5 would like to send our prayers for a regular Friday 5er who is scheduled to undergo surgery this week (we really do read all your responses when you leave us your links!). Now that you’ll be getting one month off, there’ll be no excuse for missing a 5, right? 🙂

Please copy these questions to your online journal. Answer the questions there, then leave a comment below telling us where we can read your responses. Feel free to copy your answers in the comments, and don’t forget to link us!

  1. When money’s a bit tight, how do you cut costs in keeping yourself fed?
  2. When money’s a bit tight, how do you cut costs in keeping yourself entertained?
  3. When money’s a bit tight, how do you cut costs in other areas of your life?
  4. When money’s a bit tight, what do you do to keep your spirits up?
  5. When money’s a bit tight, what are some things you refuse to sacrifice?

Thanks for participating, and have a rich weekend!

Friday 5 for April 6: A Method to this Madness

Here are this week’s Friday 5!  Please copy the questions to your online journal.  Answer the questions there.  Leave a comment below, telling us where we can find your answers.  Feel free to copy your answers in your comment, too!  Don’t forget to link us from your journal!

  1. What’s your routine when you sit down to read a newspaper?
  2. When you fire up your web-browser on a typical day, what’s your browsing routine?
  3. It’s time to tidy up your living space!  In what order do you normally tackle things?
  4. Holy cow!  It’s time to start thinking about Christmas shopping!  How do approach this annual, sometimes-daunting task?
  5. What’s your method for paying bills?

Thanks for participating, and have a tasty weekend!