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The Longest You've Gone Without Power

On Fridays, 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...

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1. There are still hundreds of thousands of people in the East without power after last weekend's early snowstorm. We were lucky—here in my New Jersey satellite office, we were only electricity-free for about 24 hours, but friends a few miles away are still waiting for the lights to come back on. What's the longest you've gone without power? How'd you spend your time in the dark?

2. I've asked a variation of this question before, but there are probably new Happy Hour guests — and new pets — since last time. What is the significance of your pets' names? (Or: What did you almost name them?)

3. Have you ever been in a band? What was your band's name?

4. I'm really excited about Erik's World War I series we announced this morning. What other events that unfolded over several years would you like to learn about, piece by piece?

[See all the previous Friday Happy Hour transcripts. And if you're doing some early holiday shopping, consider our 10th anniversary book. Have a great 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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