Friday, August 1, 2008

Theh Friday Five

1) How do you amuse yourself when road construction blocks your travel?
You mean other than cursing or wishing I'd gotten off that road sooner? ;-)
On a trip home with my brother-in-law and sister, we took a county road that quickly became unpaved. At one point, we passed some very new houses and a sheriff was standing in one yard. He waved. Then we came to a place where the road took a sharp 180 degree turn and went "straight" uphill. Finally, we got back on the highway and I realized that the banjos were all in my head.

2) Have you ever locked yourself out of your house? (And do you keep an extra key somewhere, just in case?)
I hadn't been in the new rectory for more than a few days when I locked myself out around 6 a.m. while walking the dogs. I panicked, walked up and down the road several times wondering if I could get to a nearby parishioner's house and would they have a key before remembering that the front door sat loosely in the door frame and there was a piece of flexible plastic in the trash can. Yay!

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 ran hurdles in 9th grade but just in gym class. On the first day of 10th grade, I saw a hurdle and ran to jump it. It took two years for someone to diagnose what happened that day - torn cartilage (girls didn't have those kind of injuries in those days, dontcha know?)

4) What's your approach to a mental block?
Well, I try to avoid them! Depending on what kind it is, I either let it go or pray for help fast.

5) Suggest a caption for the picture above; there will be a prize for the funniest answer!
Can't I go anywhere without you guys??


Jayne said...

Ah.. the banjos in your head. Love it! I usually here the Twilight Zone theme.

Songbird said...

What a clever solution to the locked door!

Processing Counselor said...

Handy to have a rector who also picks locks...

Deb said...

Hey welcome to the Friday Five and revgals. :) Loved the banjos... been there too!

EmJayDee said...

Great play from a multi-skilled woman. Love that backroad drive with the banjos.