01 August 2008

Friday Five - Lock me out, Lock me in



1) How do you amuse yourself when road construction blocks your travel?
Listening to the radio. Or talking to my mom on the cellphone WITH my hands-free headset, of course.

2) Have you ever locked yourself out of your house? (And do you keep an extra key somewhere, just in case?) Ha ha. Oh yes. And now? Let's just say I now know how to break into my own house. It only took one time to learn this - and, also, now some folks have spare keys.

3) Have you ever cleared a hurdle? (And if you haven't flown over a material hurdle, feel free to take this one metaphorically.) Not literally. Metaphorically speaking, sure, many times. One that comes to mind is the hurdle of being shy. It's become much easier as I've aged; but as a kid? I was painfully shy - to the point that a lot of people thought I was stuck up because I wouldn't talk to them. But it was the opposite - I was too scared to strike up a conversation!

4) What's your approach to a mental block?
I've come to realize that in a lot of cases, my typical M.O. for dealing with mental blocks is to ignore them, go around the problem, and hope whatever it is goes away. This is not always the best approach (ha). I'm learning to deal with my blocks - be it through prayers; seeking out wise council from friends and family; or sometimes it just relaxing enough to think through whatever the block is.

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

1 comment:

Songbird said...

That kind of shyness is hard to "hurdle!" My older son did a lot of theatre as a child and had to talk to people after shows. He wasn't sure how, so I gave him "lines," and that worked for him.
Thanks for playing today!