This week’s Friday 5 is inspired by the party game called Taboo, in which players must make their teammates utter key words by giving them clues. The twist is that each key word is assigned five Taboo words, and players are forbidden from using the Taboo words in their clues. For example, one key word might be milk, and its Taboo words might be dairy, cow, drink, white, and carton. Your clue might be something like, “It’s a beverage from Bessie,” or “You add it to coffee,” or “The land of BLANK and honey,” or “It comes out of breasts.”
Your task is simply to answer these five questions without using any of the Taboo words or phrases. Challenge yourself not just to avoid using the words, but to think of fresh, new answers to these sort of cliched meme questions!
- Who’s making a positive difference in your life?
Taboo words: friends, family, husband/wife/spouse, boyfriend/girlfriend. I am. I think by trying to step out of my comfort zone it’s helping to make a positive impact.
- Where would you like to be right now?
Taboo words: home, bed, anywhere but here. I’m happy where I am right now, surprisingly.
- What’s the first thing you’d do with a $5,000 (or your local equivalent) gift?
Taboo words: save, debt, vacation, payments, invest. Go shopping! Buy a new computer, and some things that we could splurge on.
- What super-power would you really like to have?
Taboo words: invisibility, x-ray vision, flying, strength, transform. Well if I can’t have any of those, I guess I’d like to read people’s minds. Mmm, thoughts of Edward just swam to my mind.
- What’s your favorite sound?
Taboo words: laughter, music, ocean, wind, ____’s voice. Rain. I love listening to the rain. As long as it’s not accompanied by thunder and lightning.
Thanks for participating, and may your weekend be filled with laughter, music, the ocean, wind, and _______’s voice!