What Was Your Favorite Album When You Were 13?

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. When I was about seven, I was obsessed with mini-NFL helmets that were sold for a quarter in the A&P. Unlike baseball cards, which involved fierce trading sessions and nerdy card shows at seedy hotels, I don't recall doing anything with them. But I still remember the day I completed my collection. My dad took me to a Winn-Dixie in Sarasota. I put two quarters into the dispenser and amazingly pulled the two helmets I needed: the Redskins and Buccaneers. Highlight of the vacation. So, what's something you collected as a kid?

2. What was your favorite album when you were 13?

3. In honor of this weekend's Independence Day (and yesterday's Canada Day), what's one thing about your country that makes you proud? According to Google Analytics, we've got readers all over the world, so let's hear from everywhere.

4. I need a good audiobook for the beach this weekend. When I listen to books, I tend to gravitate towards essay collections. Any suggestions?

Have a fantastic weekend!

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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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