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That One Word You Can't Spell

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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. On to this week's topics of discussion...

1. By all indications—her general grasp of most issues, standardized test scores, the sheer number of books she's read, the valedictorian plaque in our storage closet—my wife is a brilliant woman. But the other day, she had to ask me how to spell "occasion."

"That's the one common word I can never spell," she said.

For me, it's humongous. (It just took me three tries.) What's that one word you can't spell?

2. This next question comes from reader Mark of Tennessee:

"I run a small tutoring company and recently put the finishing touches on a home office in my basement. It's just so boring! Do you have any ideas for fun items I could display? I've got two bookcases, a couple empty shelves and plenty of wall space to work with. Help!"

I'll ask it this way and hope one of your answers inspires Mark -- what's the most interesting thing you've got on display in your work space?

3. If you had to pick one board game to play against a stranger with $15,000 on the line, which game would you choose?

4. I really enjoyed yesterday's article on unique special collections at university libraries. Let's pretend you've been hired by your local library to curate a new special collection of your choice. What subject would you collect (and become the world's foremost expert on)?

[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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