CLOSE
Original image

Stuff You Did as a Baby (That You Still Do Today)

Original image

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

1. You can answer this one about yourself or, if you've reproduced, your kid(s). Is there a personality trait or hobby you displayed or expressed an affinity for early in life that was eerily prescient? Simple example: you loved playing with blocks and now you're an architect. But hopefully we'll get some stranger ones. (You once locked yourself in the washing machine and now you own a laundromat chain!)


2. Let's play armchair political historian. Think back to the 1984 election (Reagan over Mondale), 1996 election (Clinton over Dole), and 2004 election (Bush over Kerry). Was there a different candidate you think could have knocked off the incumbent president? Who should the opposition have run instead?

3. I once stole four months of exercise. I joined a gym and, more by chance than any lobbying on my part, a lot of my friends and relatives decided to join, too. One of the managers joked that I should get a free lifetime membership for bringing in so much new business. Then they stopped sending me bills. (I didn't ask any questions.) Four months later, I got an angry letter saying I owed lots of back membership fees. Did you ever steal something without knowing it? Did you get caught?

4. Have you ever named your car? What'd you call it? (Him? Her?)

Have a great weekend!

[See all the previous Friday Happy Hour transcripts.]

Original image
How To Make A Snow Globe Cocktail
Original image

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.

This article originally appeared on Foodiggity. Follow Foodiggity on Facebook and Twitter.

Original image
Getty Images
What Shows Up When You Google Yourself?
Original image
Getty Images

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!

SECTIONS

arrow
LIVE SMARTER
More from mental floss studios