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Friday Happy Hour: 5 Questions From the Archives

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Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want. Very casual. I'm a little out of it this morning; it's day five of what I hope is a five-day cold. So rather than try any original thinking, I'm re-posting some questions I enjoyed from the last couple years.

1. What was the first movie you saw in a theater? (For me, it was the 1985 classic Follow That Bird.)

2. I love reading our local school district's course catalog. I always find five classes I'd love to take and a dozen others to make snarky comments about. There's always something crazy geared at helicopter parents ("Visualizing Success for Your Little Leaguer") and a way-out-of-date computer class ("Mastering DOS").

The only class I've actually taken was ballroom dancing, in the months leading up to my wedding. Anyone taken any memorable night school courses you'd recommend (or not recommend)? If you happen to have your local school's catalog, what's the strangest class being offered this semester?

3. One of the winners of our Admit Vice, Win Book contest was Amanda, who admitted her propensity to snoop:

"When people leave their e-mail up on the computer, I always look through it. I've even been regularly checking the e-mail of an ex-boyfriend from years ago who gave me his password. Leave me alone in your house? I will, without a doubt, snoop through your desk drawers, look into your bedroom (including under the bed, where the good stuff is), and see what you've tucked away at the back of the pantry."

Now we all know Amanda is not alone. What's the most shocking thing you've found while snooping? (Snooping stories not limited to closets and medicine cabinets. Think email, Googling, NSA files, etc.)


4. "I took this photo while studying in New Zealand my junior year" is not a sentence I can say. First, I didn't take this photo at all (these guys did). And second, I never studied abroad. So for today's installment of our Friday series, let me live vicariously through everyone who has. The topic is study abroad. Where did you go? What did you study? What's your best memory? If you could do it again, would you go somewhere different?

5. What's the crappiest car you've ever owned? Was it a clunker from the start, or did you simply drive it into the ground?

[See all the previous Friday Happy Hour transcripts.]

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How To Make A Snow Globe Cocktail
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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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What Shows Up When You Google Yourself?
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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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