Friday, August 1, 2008

Friday Five: Lock me out, Lock me in!

From the Revgals today, a Friday Five about Locks and Blocks!

1) How do you amuse yourself when road construction blocks your travel?

I sing. Loudly. Or I talk to myself. Or I make judgements about the hairstyles of the people stuck in traffic around me.

2) Have you ever locked yourself out of your house? (And do you keep an extra key somewhere, just in case?)

Yes, definitely locked myself out of the house, and out of the car as well. MU and I were driving across the country one summer to go to Big Province in the East and we stopped so that MU could walk out onto a little bridge and take a picture. I stayed behind in the car, but got scared of being alone quite quickly, so, like a good little girl, locked all the doors and ran out to meet her.

Jump ahead half an hour, to me sitting on the side of the highway weeping while my mom tried to get the back door of the car unlocked using a stick and the tiniest of gaps at the top of one of the back windows. It was a grand scene altogether.

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 did compete in high jump in high school!

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

Walk away, do something else, play Word Twist on Facebook, eat something, tickle the kittehs, watch TV, listen to music, play the piano, bug my husband, etc.

5) Suggest a caption for the picture above; there will be a prize for the funniest answer!

"We once caught a fish, THIIIIIIIIIIIIS big."


Songbird said...

Sounds like you have a lot of good techniques for defeating those blocks!

Chunklets said...

I remember once locking myself out of the truck right before a soccer game in which I was playing. Fortunately, the tow-truck driver was prompt!

EmJayDee said...

Like the story with your Mum. So easy to do!