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. If you're looking for a unique Valentine's Day date, New York's Department of Environmental Protection has a suggestion. Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Brooklyn is offering Valentine's Day tours. ("Whoever shows up is welcome to a Hershey kiss,” the plant superintendent told The Daily News.) Have you ever taken someone or been taken somewhere creative (or awful)? What's the strangest place you've been on a date?

2. If you had the power to rename one product, what would you choose (and what would you name it?) Maybe there's a name that doesn't make sense, or sounds awkward.

3. It's been a while since we last played What Are You Reading? (And do you recommend it?)

4. I found this faded novelty mug in the back of my closet, which I picked up in 2002 after the Beltway snipers were caught.:

I have moved three times since then, and magically the ridiculous mug has followed me. What's the oddest novelty cup or plate in your kitchen?

[Have a great weekend! See all the previous Friday Happy Hour transcripts.]