Friday, August 1, 2008

Barrier Blog--Getting locked out Friday Five

Revgals has had some technical problems with the blogger yesterday. I don’t understand such things as I am only a blog user—I don’t understand the fine points of blogging. Songbird reported that today we are back in good shape. But yesterday was evidently a day of detours. She posted this picture as a symbol of the technical kafluffle.

“This turned out to be a very small barricade in our blogging community life, but it seemed appropriate to explore locks and blocks and other barriers this week. Also, I liked the picture of the security team above! Could they be Blogger's Spam Prevention Robots, working overtime?”

In honor of their efforts, I bring you the "Lock Me Out, Lock Me In" Friday Five.

1) How do you amuse yourself when road construction blocks your travel?
This is happening quite regularly since the highway dept. is working on the stretch of the Interstate that I commute. Most of the time, I have a Book-on-CD in my player and just listen to the next chapter. I always have a book in the car, usually some professional reading that occupies my time when I am waiting for the oil change to get done, or am eating alone.

2) Have you ever locked yourself out of your house? (And do you keep an extra key somewhere, just in case?)
We don’t lock our house for that very reason. Neither one of us can remember where we put our keys. Being locked out of my car…? Yes, I have been locked out of my car while it was running on a day that it was -22 degrees. Somehow I touched the auto-lock and I had to wait until AAA could get there. ARGGGGG!

3) Have you ever cleared a hurdle? (And if you haven't flown over a material hurdle, feel free to take this one metaphorically.)
I don’t jump over things physically. It would do damage to the hurdle and to me! Metaphorical hurdles are common. But I usually can’t get over them on the first try. I have to try a couple of times otherwise they wouldn’t be hurdles. My problem is that I don’t know they are hurdles until I run into them.

4) What's your approach to a mental block?

Arg—these are coming more and more often! I find I can find some esoteric word for something before I can find a common word for thing. And names –how many times have I forgotten someone’s name at the communion rail? I just have to stop and focus.

5) Suggest a caption for the picture above; there will be a prize for the funniest answer!
“{wolf whistle} Hey, guys, here comes that mannequin from Macy’s again. Hubba, hubba!”


Bad Alice said...

I like the caption. Everyone is so clever at coming up with these.

Songbird said...

I carry knitting for other kinds of delays, but I find it doesn't do to knit in the car when you are the driver!

Processing Counselor said...

You have CRS (can't remember sh*t) Me too ;-)

Processing Counselor said...

I do believe I understand what you mean. Crafty.