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The Silly Things That Terrify You

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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...

1. I am very worried this: In the middle of the night, my dog will need to go potty. I will go downstairs, open the garage and take her out back. My three-year-old will hear this commotion and follow us, open the door and head outside. Only she'll go to the front of the house. Bailey and I will return inside, shut the garage door and go back to bed. Now, for this to happen, my daughter would have to scale a baby gate and pick one of those door knob covers that I often struggle with. But still. This consumes me.

I'm also constantly afraid my backpack is unzipped. What little things terrify you?

2. We recently attended make-your-own-gingerbread-cookie night at the public library. It was a hot ticket, and three more kids than expected showed up (siblings, I think). But before everyone realized there were more children than cookies, a mom loudly complained that her daughter's cookie was broken. ("Can you please bring me one with two arms?" she said, passing off her cookie to a less-finicky family.) Her kid left empty-handed. And screaming.

The lesson: sometimes you need to take the mangled cookie.

Based on something you witnessed this year, teach us a lesson.

3. On this date in 1997, 685 kids in Japan were rushed to hospitals after an intense Pokemon episode caused dizziness, vomiting and seizures. Has anything you've watched on TV literally made you physically ill?

4. Tell us about a documentary — selfishly, a documentary available on Netflix Instant, if possible — that we absolutely must watch.

Have a great weekend!

[See all the previous Friday Happy Hour transcripts.]

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How To Make A Snow Globe Cocktail
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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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