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LOCKED OUT

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LOCKED OUT

Have you ever been locked out? It’s been awhile since I’ve been locked out of some place. It is not fun to try to open a door, and …uh-oh…it’s locked, and you don’t have the key!

Maybe you left it inside the house or the car, when you shut the door. It happens…being in a hurry, or just forgetful, or any number of reasons.

First, you keep jiggling the door handle, hoping you can somehow manage to loosen it, and it will magically come open. This is not going to happen, and really, you know it, but you keep trying.

You look around for help from someone, neighbor, stranger, anybody…and no one comes. You seem to feel there are eyes peeking at you from behind curtains, and that everyone in the universe is watching and laughing at your dilemma.

I’ve been locked out of my cars and house many times. The last resort, of course is to call the professional locksmiths to come open the door…and yes, they charge a fee for this service. By now, however, you don’t care how much it costs…just get it open – please!

Once me and my daughter (who was expecting a baby) had gone to yard sales. It was a very hot day. We bought a few things, then back at the truck, we found that the keys had been left inside…and the doors were locked. We could’t reach any family members to come rescue us. The people who were having the sale, noticed we were having a problem, so they came and tried the door, too. Finally, we did call for the mobile locksmith to come. While we waited, the nice yard sale people brought us lawn chairs to sit on, and cold soft drinks.

We hated spending our yard sale cash on opening the door, but it was all that was left to do. I can’t remember if we continued to shop, or just went home that day. Did we learn to check for the keys, before shutting a door? Yes, for awhile…then later on, uh-oh…locked out again.

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(Originally written on 4/14/14 for an A to Z post – letter L)

Also, for today’s Just Jot It January post –

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#JusJoJan Daily Prompt – Jan. 17th/17

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MORE FUN QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS – Just Jot It January

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#JusJoJan Daily Prompt – Jan. 16th/17

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I found these questions on Facebook. I don’t know who started it, but the questions are different and fun. So, here goes! 🙂

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MORE FUN QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

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55 Questions You’ve Probably Never Been Asked.

1. First thing you wash in the shower?

Arms

2. What color is your favorite hoodie?

Orange, black, brown, with tigers

3. Would you kiss the last person you kissed again?

Yes

4. Do you plan outfits?

No, I wear jammies all day, unless I go somewhere. Then it’s most always the same – black pants, tiger hoodie

5. How are you feeling RIGHT now?

Ok except limping when I walk

6. What’s the closest thing to you that’s red?

My coffee cup is right in front of me

7. Tell me about the last dream you had…

Maybe the one where someone was telling me about a yard sale we should go to

8. Did you meet anybody new today?

No

9. What are you craving right now?

Chocolate cupcake … they are in the kitchen calling to me 🙂

10. Do you floss?

No (dentures)

12. Dream job?

Get paid for reading my choice of books, and/or coloring

11. What comes to mind when I say cabbage?

Vietnamese or Korean egg rolls or Lumpia…so good, and I make them with cabbage in there

13. Have you ever counted to 1,000?

Doubt it. If I did I’d get all mixed up and give up…I have dyscalculia

14. Do you bite into your ice cream or just lick it?

Lick

15. Do you like your hair?

Yes, but wish it was thicker

16. Do you like yourself?

Yes

17. Would you go out to eat with George W. Bush?

Yes, if he was paying for a fabulous meal, and I could invite some more people

18. What are you listening to right now?

The TV is on…American Pickers

19. Are your parents strict?

They weren’t

20. Would you go sky diving?

Never

21. Do you like cottage cheese?

Yes

22. Have you ever met a celebrity?

Yes.

24. Is there anything sparkly in the room you’re in?

Of course! Just by looking up on the shelf in front of me I see sparkly bat wings!

25. What state were you born in?

Texas

26. Have you made a prank phone call?

Yes, when younger we did a lot. We even recorded them

27. Ever been on a train?

Yes, in Germany and Japan

28. Brown or white eggs?

White

29. Do you have a cell-phone?

Yes

30. Do you use chap stick?

Yes

31. Do you own a gun?

Yes

32. Can you use chop sticks?

Yes

33. Who are you going to be with tonight?

Husband and cats are always here

34. Are you too forgiving?

Sometimes

35. Ever been in love?

Yes

36. What is your best friend(s) doing tomorrow?

I have no friends

37. Ever have cream puffs?

Yes

38. Last time you cried?

When I laughed or yawned

39. What was the last question you asked somebody?

Do you want lunch?

40. Favorite season?

Fall

41. Do you have any tattoos?

Yes 3

42. Are you sarcastic?

Somewhat

43. Have you ever seen The Butterfly Effect?

Yes

44. Ever walked into a wall?

All the time

45. Favorite color?

Black

46. Have you ever slapped someone?

I don’t think so

47. Is your hair curly?

Nope, straight as a board

48. What was the last CD you purchased?

Miranda Lambert’s newest one (for a gift)

49. Do looks matter? In what area?

No

51. Is your phone bill sky high?

No

52. Do you like your life right now?

Yes

53. Do you sleep with the TV on?

No

54. Can you handle the truth?

Depends

55. Do you have good vision?

No. Always wore glasses, now tri-focal, still can’t see very good,

and have glaucoma

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FUN QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

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50 FUN QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

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I got these questions from Suze over at “Obsolete Childhood” …

http://suziland.net/2017/01/50-questions-swiped-georgiemoon/

Seems this questionaire is making the rounds, as I’ve seen others doing it, also. I followed the trail backwards for a little bit, but still don’t know who started it off. Anyway, I like questions to answer, so thanks, Suze!

If you’d like to play along, feel free to answer these questions. Let me know if you do, as I’d like to read your answers! 🙂

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SOCS – STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS SATURDAY – LETTER P

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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS and #JusJoJan Jan. 14/17

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Today’s SOCS asks us to use the letter ‘P’.

What I was thinking is that I’d try this ‘new to me’ type of poetry form called the ‘Pantoum’. It starts with the letter P, so yay! In fact a double P…Pantoum Poetry. This is the first time I’ve tried writing one, and I’m not real sure I did it right or not. There are quite a few instructions on how it fits together, the lines, and such, so it took awhile to figure it out. The picture came from a blog (mentioned below) that posts daily pictures as a prompt to get you started. Anyway, hope you enjoy my attempt! 🙂

This is also the subject of the Just Jot It January challenge…the letter P…

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This next part is my try at doing a Pantoum Poem. The picture prompt came from the blog of Henrietta Wats at https://allaboutwritingandmore.wordpress.com/category/daily-picture-prompt/

Also, I was made aware of this type of poem form by Elsie at https://ramblingsofawriter2016.com/about/

Thanks Henrietta and Elsie! 🙂

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PANTOUM POETRY

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ALONE

Alone he ran down the road

It was so dark, and he was lonely

Was something chasing him?

His orange jacket kept him warm

It was so dark, and he was lonely

Why was he afraid?

His orange jacket kept him warm

His blood pounded in his ears

Why was he afraid?

Was something chasing him?

His blood pounded in his ears

Alone he ran down the road

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JUST JOT IT JANUARY – HOSPITAL

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#JusJoJan Daily Prompt – Jan. 13th/17

The Just Jot It January 13th prompt, brought to you by Charlene Bullard of FaithtoRaiseNate.com, is: “Hospital.” Use it any way you’re inspired to. And make sure you stop by and say hi to Charlene as well! Here’s her blog: http://faithtoraisenate.com/ .

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The prompt word today for the triple J challenge is ‘hospital’.

Don’t really know what to say about hospitals. They are necessary, but I don’t like going to one. The doctors and nurses are trained to take care of any and all emergencies and illnesses, so that is very good to know. Still, I don’t like going, because there are people spreading their germs around everywhere. I make sure to use hand sanitizer wipes or liquid after I touch anything at all, like elevator buttons, chair arms, door knobs, etc. I don’t even begin to grab a magazine to read. Who knows what germs are on there. I bring my own reading material.

I’ve been in the hospital for lifesaving surgery more than once. I like that if you need it, it is there, and if they can’t fix whatever is wrong, they’ll send you to another, with maybe more trained doctors. That happened before. I had to go to Dallas for more in depth care.

Our hospitals here are pretty big. Whenever we go for something, even to visit someone there, we usually get lost. I like the smaller clinics better.

Another thing that I’ve always wondered about is how people from different places say this… I had to go to the hospital…and, I had to go to hospital. We always put the word ‘the’ in there.

That’s about all I have to say about hospitals.

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JUST JOT IT JANUARY 2017 – PORCUPINE POWER

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#JusJoJan Daily Prompt – Jan. 9th/17

Today’s prompt word is ‘power’ and is brought to you by Erica. Thanks!

The Just Jot It January 9th prompt, brought to you by Erica over at 20/20 hines sight is: “Power.” Use it any way you like. Make sure you stop by Erica’s website and say hello to her! https://2020hines-sight.com/ 

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PORCUPINE POWER

Pondering the powerful porcupine

Don’t ask me why, I’ve got the time

My thoughts go wandering along the lines

of the powerful spines of the porcupine

He defends himself without a care

A stick, a prick, a loss of hair

Not to worry, he has a spare

His spiny coat does serve him well

To look at him, you couldn’t tell

How powerful the porcupine can be

Against enemies much greater than he

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JUST JOT IT JANUARY 2017 – MONGREL

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#JusJoJan Daily Prompt – Jan. 8th/17

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Todays Just Jot it January is hosted by Dan Antion. Thanks for hosting today! His blog, “No Facilities”, can be found here  https://nofacilities.com/about/

The Just Jot It January 8th prompt, brought to you by Geoff of TanGentle is: “Mongrel.” Use it any way you like. Make sure you stop by Geoff’s website and say hello to him!. Here’s the link: https://geofflepard.com/

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Today’s JJJ prompt world is ‘mongrel’, and is suggested by Geoff. Thanks! 🙂

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Mongrel, I think, mainly pertains to members of the dog family of animals. I suppose it could be about others, but today I mention only dogs. This only means a dog of mixed breeding. Other words to describe a mongrel would be…

  • mixed breed
  • cur
  • mutt
  • heinze 57
  • feist
  • cross breed

We only have cats now, but in the past we have had all sorts of dogs, from the mongrel type, to pure-bred. I loved them all, as they all had such different personalities. They were part of the family.

Here’s some photos of our dogs. 🙂

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Stormy

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Ginger

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Maggie

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Bud

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Weasel

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JUST JOT IT JANUARY 2017 – TANGIBLE

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#JusJoJan Daily Prompt – Jan. 6/17

Now for your prompt for January 6. It is brought to you by Prajakta at https://anarmchairperfectionist.wordpress.com/ Your prompt is: “Tangible.” Use it any way you like. Make sure you stop by Prajakta’s website and say hello to her!

https://rosemarycarlson.com.

Thank you to Prajakta for the prompt word, and to Rosemary, for hosting today. 🙂

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Today’s prompt word is ‘tangible’, which means any item in the physical world that you can actually touch. I’m also using it’s opposite, which is ‘intangible’, which means something not in the physical world and cannot be actually touched by your hands. Some of these would be…good will, hope, love, thoughts, dreams, and imagination.

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TO MY T-REX

The terrible, tangerine T-Rex is just imaginary

He belongs among flying dragons, and the always elusive fairy

But, here is one that I can touch,

And, tell my troubles to…

He’s my tangible-intangible

I like him very much

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JUST JOT IT JANUARY – SPANGLY

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#JusJoJan Daily Prompt – Jan. 5th/17

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Today’s Just Jot It January is being hosted by Rosemary Carlson. Thanks, Rosemary! 🙂

Here’s where you can find her blog.

https://rosemarycarlson.com.

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Now for your prompt for January 5. It is brought to you by Judy of http://www.edwinasepisodes.com/. Your prompt is: “Spangly.” Use it any way you like. Make sure you stop by Judy’s website and say hello to her!

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The prompt word today is Spangly. To me spangly means anything sparkly and shiny and really catches your attention. Well, my attention is always drawn to the pretty, shiny, sparkly things, as I’m always distracted by them. I always have to say  – oooh pretty! So here’s a few photos I had of what I’d call spangly! 🙂

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4th of July fireworks

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Decorations on my steering wheel cover

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Carousel horse looks pretty spangly!

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JUST JOT IT JANUARY 2017 – WARNING

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#JusJoJan Daily Prompt – Jan. 3rd/17

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The Just Jot It January 3rd prompt, brought to you by Dan Antion, of the blog “No Facilities,” is: “Warning.” Use it any way you’re inspired to. And make sure you stop by and say hi to Dan as well! Here’s his blog: https://nofacilities.com/

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Thanks, Dan, for the prompt word of the day – Warning 🙂

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Mostly, when I think of the word ‘warning’, I immediately think tornado warning. Being here in tornado alley, you hear that announcement on our local news all the time in the spring. Back in 1970 I was in an F5 tornado, and it was so scary, I still have nightmares about it all these years later. So yes, I get scared when I hear about a tornado warning near us.

One time, though, I was fooled. It was a nice clear day, middle of the morning, and I was listening to my police scanner radio. Suddenly I hear an urgent message about a tornado. The dispatcher and the emergency police, fire, and ambulance workers were all communicating their locations, and all the damage and injuries they were taking care of. These people were intense.

I was like, what…where? Here in our city this morning? So, I run out to look at the sky, and was so confused. It was still a clear blue sky, with no sign of any storms anywhere around. I kept listening to the scanner, though. It sounded horrible what was happening. Then…I finally heard them say that this had just been a drill, a practice in case of a real emergency situation.

I was relieved it wasn’t real, but then felt silly for falling for it. 🙂

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Here’s a photo of an ominous cloud that looks like a tornado close to our house. It’s not one. It was false, and needed no warning.

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