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Friday, August 1, 2008

Friday Five Locked Out


Songbird reported that the Revgals blog was lockdown and reported as spam! yesterday:
“We requested a blog review, and I posted a request at the Blogger Help group, where I found we were not alone. Many other perfectly nourishing and cromulent blogs got the same notice last night.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?”She asked these questions for this weeks FF:
“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?Well, since I usually travel by subway, I also usually have a book so that takes care of that. It’s rarely construction, but a sick passenger or blocked tracks or something that the garbled announcement tries to tell us, but as usual the passengers are only left guessing at ?-(
2) Have you ever locked yourself out of your house? (And do you keep an extra key somewhere, just in case?)
I once left my apartment with my partner. I had the day off and was going shopping for groceries, she was going to work in NJ. She locked the door and I went to Whole Foods, merrily packing my big shopping cart, only to discover…no keys. And of course, in a NY apartment, no place to hide them. So I went to Kinko’s the local copy place and rent a computer place- no cell phones yet, I rented a computer e-mailed her at work and waited for her to reply, hoping that the vegetables wouldn’t wilt. She actually called Kinko’s and came back home to let me in! I thought I was rather clever to find a computer and e-mail.
3) Have you ever cleared a hurdle? (And if you haven't flown over a material hurdle, feel free to take this one metaphorically.)
Yes, many mental hurdles which I won’t go into right now, but will say I hope to celebrate 21 years of sobriety on 8/5/08!
4) What's your approach to a mental block?
I usually stumble over it.
5) Suggest a caption for the picture above; there will be a prize for the funniest answer!
Macho, Macho Man. I Want to be a Macho Man!

6 comments:

DogBlogger said...

Love your answers! and congratulations on what's coming up Tuesday.

Songbird said...

Yes, congratulations on your anniversary!

Barbara B. said...

I'm impressed with your solution to being locked out of the apartment! And big congrats on the 21 years of sobriety!

Auntie Knickers said...

That was a very ingenious (and citified) solution to the lockout problem! And a happy anniversary to you!

Muthah+ said...

No, I don't have CRS. I have CRAFT. You figure out the acronym.

EmJayDee said...

Great play. Sydney metro is very good at telling us the reason for delays (fatalities seem the most common sadly). And like you I figure I have more time for reading, or maybe knitting or whatever. I often think about the TBC (time before cellphones) when domestic emergencies meant finding a payphone (so clever to think of computer) and small change or a payphone card etc etc. We have it so easy! And like the others - CONGRATULATIONS!