Friday Happy Hour: November Buffet, III

The last two installments were a good time. Let's go the five-random-questions route again this week.

1. Reading is still the top leisure activity for Americans. Or at least Americans who participate in Harris Interactive polls. Let's do an impromptu survey of our own. What are your top 3 leisure activities?

2. What would be the strangest topic for a mental_floss quiz? (If it's a good topic, and we use it, we'll send you a free t-shirt. Think hard and think quirky.)

3. Growing up, my family never went around the table announcing why we were thankful. But on sitcoms, this Thanksgiving tradition is often a source of humor. If this was something your family did, what's the strangest thing a relative ever gave thanks for?

4. Back in 1996, in a shameless resume-building exercise, I ran a successful campaign for Senior Class President. The position was largely ceremonial, with two notable exceptions. First, my name was carved onto the Gavel of Leadership, a strange statue that rests proudly in the display case across from the main office. (I guess that's pretty ceremonial as well. There was, in fact, a ceremony. Yellow roses and candles were somehow involved. I'm not making this up.)

Second, I entered into a de facto agreement to plan and execute all future reunions. In 2002, by the power vested in me, I declared our five-year unnecessary. But I had no such luck this time around. Our ten-year reunion is next week. Anyone have any good reunion stories? Anyone want crash it?

5. I know I've asked this before, but I'm in research mode. If you have a BlackBerry, have you had problems actually getting phone calls?

How To Make A Snow Globe Cocktail

Nothing gets people into the holiday spirit quite like snow globes… and booze. So, the Snow Globe Cocktail makes perfect sense.

Brought to us by , the festive cocktail is created with a few simple ingredients and supplies. Please resist the urge to shake it up. Instructions here.

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On Fridays we ask a bunch of unrelated questions. Your answers help get us through the afternoon. On to this week's topics...

1. What's the strangest thing someone could learn about you by Googling your name? And has anyone who shares your name done anything remarkable? There's a Jason English who's almost exactly my age. He allegedly bit someone's ear off and flushed it down the toilet. It will be tough to rise above that in the search rankings.

2. What's something you regret quitting?

3. If you could change one rule in any board game, what would it be? (If you have a specific house rule you think the world should adopt, let us hear it.)

4. Do the kids celebrate Mischief Night/Devil's Eve in your neighborhood? What's the worst incident you remember?

5. Got a question for the group? Ask away. Have a great weekend and happy Halloween!


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