Friday, June 19, 2015

Friday 5

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Scattergories, Part 5!
Hello, and welcome to this week’s Friday 5! Please copy these questions to your webspace. Answer the questions there; then leave a comment below so we’ll all know where to check out your responses. Please don’t forget to link us from your website!

It’s the third Friday in June, which means it’s time for our annual Scattergories Five! My favorite Five of the year!

We first did them in 2009, and revisited them in 2012 in 2013, and last year on this same weekend. If you never did those, and if these five questions seem not to be enough, feel free to add those questions to this week’s.

This week’s 5 is inspired by the party game Scattergories, in which players have to think of items, all beginning with the same letter, in several categories. For example, if the die is rolled and shows the letter T, players might have to name a soft drink, a farm animal, a river, and a U.S. President, all beginning with T. Valid answers might be Tab, turkey, Tennessee, and Tyler.

First, go to this nifty online random-letter generator. Set the “number of random letter sequences to generate” to 1. Set the “length of each random letter sequence” to 1. Leave the “letters to choose from” how it is and click the button. You’ll get a rather non-dramatic one letter. Use that letter to begin all your answers to the 5 questions below.

Alternately, if you find that boring, you could set the “length of each random letter sequence” to 5, thereby giving you five letters, a different one for each question.

What random letter was generated by the online random-letter generator (this doesn’t really count as one of your five questions)?

I've done this a couple of different ways in the past. In 2009 I just picked one letter. Last year I got a series of five letters and answered each question with all five letters. This year my one-letter result was L and the first five-letter combo was XXYKE followed by ESYYF, so that sort of decided my take for this year.

What random letter was generated by the online random-letter generator (this doesn’t really count as one of your five questions)?
I'm going with L. See above.
What’s a refreshing beverage whose name begins with the letter?
Lemonade.
What ailment whose name begins with the letter have you suffered from?
Laryngitis.
What horrible creature whose name begins with the letter do you resemble in your foulest mood?
Land Iguana.
What emotion whose name begins with the letter have you experienced in the past week?
Lackadaisical.
What’s an item in your purse, wallet, or backpack whose name begins with the letter?
Library card. [duh]

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