Friday 5 for March 20: Healthy sequestration?

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  1. In the next seven days, what’s something you’ll do for your mental health?
  2. In the next seven days, what’s something you’ll do to feel connected?
  3. In the next seven days, what’s something you’ll do to relax?
  4. In the next seven days, what’s something you’ll do to make yourself laugh?
  5. In the next seven days, what’s something you’ll do to flex your creativity?

Thanks for participating, and have a safe weekend! If you’re sheltering at home and want someone to connect with, please friend me on FB or add me on Twitter, and I’ll be happy to chat online (IMs or DMs only — no phone calls or video chats). Nobody should go through this alone. If I don’t know you by name, please tell me who you are on FB messenger or @ me on Twitter — I don’t add just anyone! 🙂

Friday 5 for March 13: Social Distancing

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  1. In what ways have recent events altered your everyday life or your plans?
  2. Where’s a good place to dine out if you want to practice comfortable social distancing?
  3. How’s your mood lately?
  4. If you’re forced to isolate at home for a couple of weeks, what would be your primary source of entertainment?
  5. How do you think you’d be able to handle two weeks of isolation at home, assuming whoever you live with (if anyone) would do the same?

Thanks for participating, and have a safe weekend!

Friday 5 for March 6: Forward

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Did you know Hawaii doesn’t do Daylight Savings Time? Have fun springing forward, you other Americans (minus Arizona, I think)!

  1. What is something you’re not looking forward to this weekend?
  2. What lies ahead of the weekend?
  3. What are you making progress on?
  4. What were you most recently a little too early for?
  5. When did something fun unexpectedly spring up?

Thanks for participating, and have a progressive weekend!

Friday 5 for February 28: Together Alone

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Sorry for the late post. Sometimes I don’t realize it’s Friday until I’m knee-deep in Fridayness.

  1. What’s something can’t do alone?
  2. What’s something you can’t do if people around you are making noise?
  3. What’s something you can’t do in complete silence?
  4. What’s something you can only do at home?
  5. What’s something you wish you didn’t need help with?

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

Friday 5 for February 21: In Friday Veritas

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We did a variation on this theme several years ago but I’m feeling it again. I’ll try not to repeat questions from the first time.

  1. The motto of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus, which means, “Never tickle a sleeping dragon.” Using Google Translate to turn English to Latin, what would be the name and motto of a school you founded?
  2. What is the motto of a school you attended, and how do you feel about its representing you (or about your representing it)?
  3. From this list of university and college mottos, which will be yours for the coming weekend?
  4. Based strictly on its motto, which country should you be a citizen of?
  5. Based strictly on its motto, which U.S. state, federal district, or territory should you probably stay away from?

Thanks for participating, have a great weekend, and Floreat Regina!

Friday 5 for February 14: What’s the word?

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When I wrote these, I meant for you to create your own words, but of course if you’d rather just use words already in existence, I’m not going to have you arrested.

  1. A portmanteau is a linguistic blend of words, as with “motor” and “hotel” becoming “motel,” or “breakfast” and “lunch” becoming “brunch.” What would be a good portmanteau to describe your mood today?
  2. An acronym is a word or name formed from the initial components of a longer name or phrase, usually using individual initial letters, as when “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation” becomes LASER and “self-contained underwater breathing apparatus” becomes SCUBA. What’s a pronouncable acronym to describe a meal you had today?
  3. A backronym is a constructed phrase purporting to be the source of a word that is an acronym, as when (in elementary school) my classmates insisted KISS (the band name) stood for Knights Under Satan’s Service or that FORD (the name of the auto manufacturer) stood for Fix Or Repair Daily, or Found On Road Daily, and don’t get me started on SPAM. What’s a good backronym for the name of a street you traverse regularly?
  4. A demonym is a word identifying residents or natives of a particular place, usually derived from the name of the place, as “Californian” is a demonym for people from California, and “Iraqi” is a demonym for people from Iraq. What would be a good demonym for the people who serve you at a favorite establishment? *
  5. Onomatopoeia is the process of creating a word that phonetically imitates, resembles, or suggests the sound that it describes, as when we describe a cat as saying “meow,” or a sack of flour hitting the floor going “thud.” What are some onomatopoiec words to describe sounds your body makes?

Thanks for participating, and have a C.O.O.L. weekend! **

* You know, like maybe they’re all Sexinese from Sexylvania, or Rudian from Rudeville.
** Considerably Outstanding, Outrageously Long. See how easy #3 is?

Friday 5 for February 7: Buckets

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  1. When did you most recently sprinkle something on your food?
  2. When were you last made misty by something you saw online?
  3. Who are some of your favorite cats and dogs of cinema or television?
  4. What precipitated your most recent familial disagreement?
  5. Who most recently poured his or her heart out to you?

Thanks for precipitating, and may there be a steady drizzle of happiness coming your way this weekend!

Friday 5 for January 31: Kind of glue

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  1. How’s your stick-to-itiveness these days?
  2. What’s an old bit of wisdom you’ve always adhered to?
  3. In what ways (or in which contexts) are you clingy?
  4. What’s a topic you can’t seem to get ahold of?
  5. When did a movie most recently have you in its grip from beginning to end?

Thanks for participating, and may your weekend be anything but tacky!

Friday 5 for January 24: Free at Last

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  1. What’s the most recent pleasant item you received for free?
  2. What do you wish to be free of?
  3. What do you wish to be freed from?
  4. What’s a song you like with the word (or some form of the word) “free” in it?
  5. What’s something you could do so you’d have more free time?

Thanks for participating, and have an unrestricted weekend!

Friday 5 for January 17: Master of your domain

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  1. What are the areas of your expertise?
  2. What are you territorial about?
  3. What’s a bit of specific wisdom from your field that could apply to life in general?
  4. How big or small is your personal space bubble?
  5. What are your current emotional and mental states?