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Friday Five: Birthday Edition

How do you celebrate your birthday?
How do you celebrate your birthday?

Happy Friday everyone… and happy birthday to me 🙂 Yup, it is really, truly my birthday today, and I’m excited that it falls on the Friday Five day. I can’t think of a more fun way to celebrate than with a birthday themed Friday Five. (And don’t worry if I’m working too hard on my big day – I wrote this post ahead of time.) As far as other celebrations go, I am going to ask Mr. Blogthings to take me out to a fun restaurant or two and eat lots of birthday cupcakes. And I have a special movie picked out for tonight. I like to keep it low key.

All you have to do to enter is comment below and answer the Friday Five. I will run a random number generator on Monday morning and pick the winners that way. I will comment on the thread to the people who won, so you can check back to see who won that way. If you miss it, I will announce the winner on Facebook and also next week in the P.S.

So, here are the Friday Five questions for this week. Simply answer below in a comment to enter :-)

Friday Five – Birthday Edition

  1. What’s your favorite way to celebrate your birthday?
  2. Do you like to have a cake on your birthday? If so, which kind?
  3. What celebrities, family members, or friends share your birthday? (Feel free to do a couple searches to find out)
  4. What gift would you like for your next birthday?
  5. What Does Your Birth Date Mean? Take the quiz and share your result. Is it true?

P.S. Congratulations to last week’s Friday Five winner, Linda :-)

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Friday Five: Relaxation Edition

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What helps you relax?

Happy Friday, y’all! Have you been working hard this week? I sure have. I’m looking forward to a weekend of relaxation – which just so happens to be this week’s Friday Five theme. I haven’t really had a chance to rest since the holidays, and maybe it’s the same deal for you. I swear, I’m going to get some R&R in this weekend for sure 😉 Going along with the theme of relaxation, I have the most amazing gift to giveaway – courtesy of a very generous longtime Blogthings fan. Blogthings has the best fans. Seriously.

This week I’m giving away $100 worth of gift cards to SpaFinder to the lucky winner. All you have to do to enter is comment below and answer the Friday Five. I will run a random number generator on Monday morning and pick the winner that way. (Due to some of our visitors having technical difficulties with the storm in the Northeast, I’m keeping the contest open all weekend.) I will comment on the thread to the person who won, so you can check back to see who won that way. If you miss it, I will announce the winner on Facebook and also next week in the P.S.

In case you’re unfamiliar with it, SpaFinder is gift service that works at over 20,000 spas and fitness centers worldwide. There are quite a few participating spas in my city – and probably in your city as well. This sweet gift can be used for a spa treatment, yoga classes, private pilates sessions… the choices are basically endless. And the SpaFinder gift card never expires, so you could also use it for travel. Thanks again to the very awesome person who donated this gift for someone else to enjoy.

So, here are the Friday Five questions for this week. Simply answer below in a comment to enter :-)

Friday Five – Relaxation Edition

  1. What do you think of going to a spa for relaxation?
  2. How do you relax on weeknights?
  3. How do you relax on weekends?
  4. Is there a physical activity like yoga, walking, or swimming that you find relaxing?
  5. What sort of book or movie do you like to relax with?

P.S. Congratulations to last week’s Friday Five winners, Dejla and Melissa :-)

P.P.S. Are you interested in sponsoring or donating a prize for the Friday Five? I’m looking for more cool prizes, so please contact me if you are interested.

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Friday Five: Attraction Edition

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What does attraction mean to you? Answer the Friday Five!

Happy Friday everyone… and happy February! In this month of love and romance, I thought it would be fun to do a Friday Five about attraction of all sorts – romantic and not. Sound like fun? I’ve also got a pair amazing prizes that were donated this week, and it means there will be TWO Friday Five winners instead of one. Boom! Your chances of winning just went up.

This week I’m giving away a bottle of Mojo Pro pheromones to each of our lucky winners. All you have to do to enter is comment below and answer the Friday Five. I will run a random number generator on Saturday morning and pick the winners that way. I will comment on the thread to the people who won, so you can check back to see who won that way. If you miss it, I will announce the winner on Facebook and also next week in the P.S.

I have tried Mojo Pro out, and it smells amazing! I’m already addicted to wearing this scent, and I’m pretty sure Mr. Blogthings likes it a lot on me. I think this prize will definitely attract some attention and boost confidence. Plus I think pheromones are just fun for anyone to experiment with, especially if you find psychology fascinating. You would pay around $15 for Mojo Pro in stores or online, not including shipping. If you win the contest, I will ship and give them to you for free 🙂

So, here are the Friday Five questions for this week. Simply answer below in a comment to enter :-)

Friday Five – Attraction Edition

  1. How accurate are your first impressions of people?
  2. In your view, what sort of vibe do you give off?
  3. If you’re in a crowd of strangers, what sort of people do you gravitate towards?
  4. What is more likely to attract you to someone – their voice or their scent?
  5. What Type Do You Fall For? Take the quiz and share your result. Is it true?

P.S. Congratulations to last week’s Friday Five winner, A’Doria :-)

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Friday Five: Cell Phone Edition

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What’s your take on cell phone manners? Answer today’s Friday Five!

All you have to do to enter the Friday Five is comment below and answer the five questions. Every commenter is randomly entered into the contest. If you don’t want to enter but still want to comment, just say that somewhere in your comment.

I will run a random number generator on Saturday morning and pick the winner that way. I comment on the thread to the person who won, so you can check back to see who won that way. If you miss it, I will announce the winner next week in the P.S.

So, here are the Friday Five questions for this week. Just answer below in a comment 🙂 It’s really that easy.

Friday Five – Mobile Edition

  1. Do you have a mobile phone? What kind?
  2. What piece of cell phone etiquette do you think everyone should follow?
  3. Do you remember life before mobile phones? If so, how was it different?
  4. If you have a cell phone, what do you use it most for? Texting? Calling? Games? (If you don’t have a mobile phone, imagine what you would use it for.)
  5. How do you usually surf the web? Cell phone? Tablet? Laptop? Desktop?

P.S. Congratulations to last week’s Friday Five winner, Genn Pinky 🙂

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Friday Five: Movie Edition

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Do you like movies? Answer the Friday Five!

Hey, happy Friday! TGIF 🙂 It’s time for the Friday Five. I thought it would be fun to do a movie themed set of questions this week. Every year around this time, I start to feel very excited about movies. Something about awards season, all the glamour, all the great movies… I love it. I hope you like movies as much as I do… and if you do, I have the Friday Five for you. I’m doing five movie themed quizzes and giving away a $10 iTunes gift card, which you can use for anything on iTunes – including renting a couple movies.

So, here are the Friday Five questions for this week. Simply answer below in a comment 🙂

Friday Five – Movie Edition

  1. Who is your favorite actress?
  2. Who is your favorite actor?
  3. What was the last great movie you saw?
  4. How do you prefer to watch movies? At the theater? At home on DVD? On your computer with Netflix?
  5. What Kind of Movie Should You Watch Tonight? Take the quiz and share your result. Is it true?
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Friday Five: Bookworm Edition

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Do you love to read? Weigh in below!

Hello! Welcome to another the Friday Five. I’ve been having so many lovely discussions with many of you about books that I felt inspired to do a book edition of the Friday Five. I’m so delighted to hear that many of you are fellow avid readers. I hope all of the readers in the group with join in and enjoy this very literary Friday Five. I even picked out some bookish gift cards to randomly give away to someone.

Without further ado… here are the Friday Five questions for this week. Simply answer below in a comment 🙂

Friday Five – Bookworm Edition

  1. What book(s) are you currently reading?
  2. What’s the last great book you read that you can recommend without reservation?
  3. How do you get most of your books? New bookstore? Ebooks? Used bookstore? Library? Friends?
  4. If you were going to write a book, what kind of book would it be?
  5. What Kind of Book Are You? Take the quiz and share your result. Is it true?
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Friday Five: Healthy Habits Edition

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What’s your favorite way to be healthy?

Hi! Welcome to the first Friday Five of 2013. I thought that this would be a great time to have a discussion about healthy habits, even if none if us are hardcore enough to do resolutions. Taking care of my health is getting more important to me every year, and I’m always looking for new healthy ideas and inspiration. Do you feel the same way? If you do (or simply if you’d like to be healthier), join us below in the Friday Five.

So here we go… here are the Friday Five questions for this week. Just answer below in a comment 🙂

Friday Five – Healthy Habits Edition

  1. What does eating healthy mean to you?
  2. What’s a healthy food that you love?
  3. What is your favorite way to get in some exercise?
  4. What’s the biggest change you’ve made recently to improve your health?
  5. What’s Your Healthiest Habit? Take the quiz and share your result. Is it true?

 

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Friday Five: Goodbye to 2012

Celebratory confetti surrounding the numbers 2013
Happy New Year!

Hello! This week we’re saying goodbye to 2012 with our Friday Five. I thought this would be a nice time to reflect on the year that’s almost past as well as the year to come. I hope you agree 🙂

Here are the Friday Five questions for this week. Simply answer below in a comment. And, of course, have a happy new year!

Friday Five – Goodbye to 2012

  1. What was the highlight of 2012 for you?
  2. If you had to sum up 2012 in one word, what would it be?
  3. How do you plan on ringing in the new year?
  4. Do you make New Year’s resolutions?
  5. What would you most like to change in 2013?
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Friday Five – New Fun and New Contest

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Time for the Holiday Friday Five!

Hello! Thanks to everyone who entered my Friday Fiver contest over the past couple weeks. While I think it was fun, I want to do something new (there will still be a contest!) more in the spirit of Blogthings.

When I originally started Blogthings, I wanted to give people a way to easily find fun things to add to their blogs and have more topics to blog about. Of course, in the era of Facebook, Twitter, and yes, still blogs, this has morphed into fun things to add to all sorts of social media / self expression services.

I felt like the Friday Fiver was sort of straying from this mission a bit, so I want to introduce something new – and kind of old. The Friday Five! If you’re a long time blogger, LiveJournaler, or internet geek like me, you may remember the tradition of posting five questions on Friday that everyone answers. I’d like to start this up on the Blogthings blog as a way for some get-to-know-each-other fun!

Without further delay, here are the Friday Five questions for this week. Simply answer below in a comment.

Friday Five – Holiday 2012

  1. What holidays, if any, are you celebrating this year?
  2. Do you celebrate out of religious reasons, cultural reasons, or familial reasons? Or a combination of the three?
  3. Do you prefer to give gifts or receive gifts?
  4. What is your favorite edible holiday treat?
  5. What do you think about gift cards as holiday gifts? Thoughtful or thoughtless?