Friday, August 1, 2008

Friday Five: Lock Me Out, Lock Me In

Songbird reports that Blogger declared the Revgals blog possible SPAM yesterday and locked it down! Happily, everything is ok now. Songbird writes:

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?
Books on CD and NPR programs are both ideal for this! Of course, music CD's work too--especially if one sings along. Carole King and I have done many a duet.

2) Have you ever locked yourself out of your house? (And do you keep an extra key somewhere, just in case?)
I have locked myself out of the house a couple of times. Luckily I've always had a friend or relative with a key! (When Offspring #2 locked himself out at his college apartment recently, he solved it a different way.)

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 am a "fixer" by nature, so I usually put on my thinking cap and try to get creative when presented by hurdles. Actually, Offspring #1 recently shared with me a dream she had about my "fixing" abilities. I can't remember the details, but it involved me getting an elephant for her, and assuring her that I would be able to 'sell' it again later so everything would work out fine.

I'm sure a psychologist would have a great time with that one!

4) What's your approach to a mental block?
I usually get cranky until it passes.

5) Suggest a caption for the picture above; there will be a prize for the funniest answer!
Aaaargh! I'm having a mental block. Now I'm cranky.
No prize for me -- so I'm doubly cranky!


mid-life rookie said...

"Fixer by Nature" That's it! Just what I was trying to say over at my blog! I have those problem solving dreams about myself. Usually it involves getting a large group of people from one place to another, and there are always hurdles - one after another. Great Play.

offspring #1 said...

I typed the following at this website:

"I had a dream that my mother bought me an elephant to help me out with a problem. I felt guilty because of how big it was and how much it cost, but she assured me that it would be ok because she could sell it later."

Copy and paste that into the box and see what it says. I thought "mother," "elephant," "big," and "being rescued" were relevant. :)

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

I just hope that dream has nothing to do with voting this November!

Songbird said...

Ah, a fellow traveler/singer!

Processing Counselor said...

I loved your youtube video!

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

elephants and coyotes... my goodness i've got alot of catching up to do!

David said...

haha, nice way to plug the 008 video :)