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Books You Just Can't Get Through

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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. You've probably been asked dozens of times to name your dream dinner party guests. This is not one of those times. But I'd love to know what three people would make up your dream bowling foursome.

2. Growing up, my favorite store was a tiny mall concern named Winners, which sold baseball hats and Don Mattingly posters and garbage cans adorned with logos. I don't know if there were more than one location—it was not connected to the Canadian department store chain—but I remember being crushed when it closed in the late-1980s or early 1990s. To say I miss the store now is a bit of a stretch; I don't think my wife would allow Yankees posters in the bedroom. But what defunct store do you miss most?


3. Last week, we had a great response to the question about movies you've walked out on. Today let's focus on books. Not counting books you abandoned a couple chapters in, what books have you actively tried to finish, but can't quite get through?


4. What's the longest distance you've ever walked to get (or get away from) somewhere? (As opposed to a power-walking adventure.)

Enjoy the weekend!

[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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