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Friday, August 01, 2008

Friday Five: Lock Me Out, Lock Me In

For some reason, Blogger declared this blog possible SPAM and locked us down yesterday. This morning, we're free to post again, but there was a fair amount of excitement last night among our contributors, who found a dire notice on their Blogger dashboards threatening that this blog might be deleted in 20 days!

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?

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?

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

3) Have you ever cleared a hurdle? (And if you haven't flown over a material hurdle, feel free to take this one metaphorically.)

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

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

Leave a comment to let us know you played. If you include a direct link to your blog, you'll likely have more visitors, and here's how to make one. Copy and paste the following: <a href="the url of your blog post goes here">what you want the link to say goes here</a>
For a complete how-to, click here.

56 comments:

  1. great Friday Five! I hope I have time to play....

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  2. Late night play here
    Thanks songbird this was fun

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  3. It's nice to be early again! My play is here.

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  4. I had fun playing illegally from work at my place.

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  5. Let freedom ring from revgalblogpals!

    Thanks for the great Five!

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  6. Radio Roulette, Lock-eze, and a great time-waster... all here...!

    Fun play, Songbird, thanks...

    d

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  7. I played at my place...now where did I put that spare key?

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  8. I haven't played in so long, I forget how to do the link! I tried here

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  9. I'll post later this morning, but first I have to post my Friday prayer, and look up the meaning of "cromulent." :-D

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  10. After playing here... some might suggest that I need to locked... neither in... nor out... but away!

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  11. I played here. And I checked my keys, just in case.

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  12. Haha! I wondered who would ask first about "cromulent!"

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  13. I'm in--that picture makes me giggle for some reason!

    I played here.

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  14. My first Friday Five!! You can find my replies right here.
    And now it's shower time! I love lazy days off. :-)

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  15. I played, I played!! Come and visit here!

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  16. I played locked in, down, and out!

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  17. opps, sorry--Here I am.
    www.foraseason.blogspot.com

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  18. I don't know about you, Songbird, but around our house, "cromulent" is a perfectly cromulent word.
    ;-)

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  19. I finally played here ...whether my response is cromulent or not is, I suppose, up to the readership.

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  20. Wah, I can't play yet, I am blocked because my blog was considered spam also. I have requested to be unlocked. Wah boo hoo. I'll just visit you!

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  21. here's mine...and I'm hugely disappointed we hadn't been flagged for being wildly subversively Jesus-y--thanks, Songbird!

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  23. Wow! I feel as though I need to get up extra early on Fridays! :D I have managed to recall locked out memories
    and blogged 'em!

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  24. After a year long hiatus My Farcical Life is back in action. I hope. And I decided to restart with an old favorite of mine the RevGal's Friday Five. Hope you enjoy.

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  25. Found the key and am unlocking the door right now.

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  26. Intersting FF...makes a good topic...patience...golly, I didn't use that word, but it was implied...
    here.

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  29. Y'all, I ran away to the movies, and now I have an appointment, but I promise I will be back to read all posts and announce a funniest caption prize!!!

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  30. I played! Couldn't resist a shot at the prize!!
    Songbird - you should post a movie review...

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  31. I'm mentally and physically exhausted from a job interview this morning, but I I played here anyway.

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  32. ok, I'm late, but I finally got this one done

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  33. Now if I could only lock myself down to finish the sermon!

    I played here!

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  34. The first day of school and I am just getting to it. I was "locked down" at school - in a good way.

    I played here with a pretty lame caption, but I tried.

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  35. I vaulted the hurdle of time and got around to playing

    ANd I am sure cromulent is a word that embiggens all of us.

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  36. What a fun Friday Five. I locked myself out here

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