Thursday, April 17, 2008

Picture Perfect~~~Fragile

 fragile:
 a: easily broken or destroyed <a fragile vase> b: constitutionally delicate : lacking in vigor <a fragile child>

Fragile, at the moment, my sanity.

In the picture above, my cousin Morticia.  What is she doing?  Trying to help me break into my car.  I had been to the hospital to visit my daughter.  As I was leaving, I walked to the passenger side to put a vase of flowers in there.  That's when I saw them.  My keys.  Locked inside my car.

I called Morticia, she went by the dry cleaners and got a wire hanger.  Together, we finally got in.  Although, we both decided if we wanted new careers, car thief would not be one of the options.

Can't keep us Southern Gals down.

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130 comments:

  1. Yep, that's been the way my day has shaped up. LOL All this took place just a couple hours ago.

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  2. thanks for the visit.... sound's like you are very resourceful.... not fragile at all!

    http://msowens1.multiply.com/journal/item/319/Picture_Perfect_Fragile_

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  3. Great take on the theme Linda.
    Really original and a funny story too.
    I'm loving the background and avatar.

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  4. This is a great post.... I think I would keep Morticia around also.... Excellent.

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  5. LMAO - I love the picture but not as much as the story!!!

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  6. lol.. been there.. one time I I had locked the keys to my car in the ignition just like you had.. and I had a spare set.. but they were also in the car.. I keep the spare key in my wallet and I had locked it in the glove box.. lmao! oh I was mad! talk about fragile sanity! I understand!
    http://lilwolfsis.multiply.com/journal/item/215/picture_perfect_FRAGILE

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  7. Thanks Emm, I've had a good teacher...ahem. LOL

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  8. Yeah, I guess I'll keep her frannier. Until she tries to set me up again anyway and then she's up for grabs.

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  9. My keys may have been in my car Rach but, as you can see, my camera was by my side. LOL Actually, I took this with old faithful (my kodak). I had stopped at Lake Wallace on my way to the hospital to get some shots and the battery on my Cannon died. My spare battery and charger are still at Moticia's place at the beach. So as you can see, it's been a day. LOL

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  10. I have a spare key also lilwofsis. Only thing was, it was on my dresser at home. In the next town over.

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  11. Gah! glad you didn't break the window.

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  12. LOL 2fuuny, nice take on theme, Baz

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  13. dj4our, that thought crossed my mind at one point.....LOL

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  14. LOL How frustrating! I think we've all had moments when we feel like this.

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  15. Yep, Thank Goodness I'm home where, hopefully, nothing more can happen. Y'all keep your fingers crossed because one of my Grandmonsters is on his way here. LOL

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  16. Gawd, I've done that enough times in my life! Loved the little story that went with the photo ... 8=)

    http://danceinsilence.multiply.com/journal/item/256/Picture_Perfect_Friday_..._Theme_Fragile

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  17. Geez...someday it just pays to stay home...:)
    xx

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  18. lol you made me laugh Linda .and we both share the same fragile state of mind...great entry shame there was headache involved ,,but look back a year from now and it still wont be funny..lol..well to me it is...great job..jgh
    Ty for visiting “Outside Looking In”
    jgaryhillstudio “Fragile”
    ”Picture Perfect”


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    ”Monochrome Monday”

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  19. OMG~ When I did that my first time I could of just died laughing my husband came and rescued me. Well then I figured Heay that is the only time I get him home on time...LOL so now I just call and tell him I am locked out of the house come let me in...LOL not really...But it gets him home on time and he gets the message...LOL
    Thanks for sharing...
    HUGS

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  20. LOL.........great photo. I have done that before. Um, I called the Automobile Association...lol

    http://ladyexpat.multiply.com/journal/item/335/Picture_Perfect_--Fragile?replies_read=20

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  21. I like this! very great take on the theme

    mine is here

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  22. Not a good situation to be in...lol

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  23. Don't you hate when that happens! Glad you ladies got into the car!!

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  24. Great shot :) I locked my keys in the boot once, I put them down to pick something up then went and shut the door. As soon as I heard the boot door shut I knew what I had done. I never done it again since :) lol
    http://jujukitten.multiply.com/journal/item/41/Picture_Perfect_-_Fragile

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  25. LOL...I know it wasn't funny at the time, but it is now, right? Last time I locked my keys in my car (which was running) I was on my way to work. Had stopped for a coffee and locked the darn things in...fortunately, one of our less savory characters happened to pull in, saw the problem and had me back in the car in less than a minute. Moral of the story: always have friends from both sides of the tracks!

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  26. oh boy! i've done that.. too bad they don;t make a fold away slim jim!. thanks for stopping by

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  27. aw......I've done that sooo many times. Nice windy hair and I get you when you say Fragile!

    http://modasiliv.multiply.com/journal/item/389/Picture_Perfect-_Fragile

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  28. LOL......you were definitely thinking outside the box on this one!!!! Great shot

    Thanks for visiting my site and for the very nice comments.....

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  29. Thanks for the smile! We have all been taking "fragile" very seriously and this is refreshingly different.

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  30. ~chuckle~ .. fragile sanity I love that!! Nice take!! Thanks for popping in!

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  31. grins..gimme your number so i know who to call!! great take on the theme...

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  32. lol.. and where were the police and hospital security as you 2 criminals were "breaking in"... great shot!!!

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  33. Beautiful take on the theme. I like it. Thanks for sharing. Mine is at - http://jayaramanms.multiply.com/journal/item/130/PICTURE_PERFECT_-_FRAGILE. Please see.

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  34. bush68, we called the police and they said they couldn't help. As for hospital security, who knows.

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  35. Once Morticia got there and I got over being mad at myself, we were laughing at the whole thing. Took turns trying to pop the lock. Took a deep breath and together we concentrated. LOL Finally, I popped the lock.

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  36. yep southern girls are tough as nails and sweet as molasses
    fragile for only a moment as you said
    hope your daughter is ok and goes home soon

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  37. God! I did that this past weekend!!! $50 for the tow truck because the "hanger" didn't work....lol. Oh well. Hang in there with your daughter......

    Thanks for stopping by mine.

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  38. Glad it works out with the coat hanger, good one !!!
    Hope your daughter will be well soon.
    All the best.

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  39. This is why I buy AAA insurance. I don't know how many times I have locked my keys up in my car. There is no wire hanger made that can unlock my vehicles. I have tried. Glad you were able to work it out linda.

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  40. nice picturre sis ...............mantep

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  41. You guys are great or I should say gals , I think women have a lot of patience to be able to get it opened like this although we need to remember to remove our keys from the car lolllll

    Great photo on fragile !!!

    http://sharonl344.multiply.com/journal/item/90/Picture_Perfect_Fragile

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  42. How cute! Well a car theif generally gets caught so it wouldn't be a very good carreer choice. LOL

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  43. Great picture.

    Someone in your family was way too much into the Adams Family. LOL

    Anyhow, here's my contribution, hope you enjoy.
    http://markg1.multiply.com/journal/item/198/The_most_fragile_thing_in_my_life...

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  44. Great way to showcase 'fragile'. Thanks for stopping by and comments.

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  45. Well, at least you got into the car. I think my sanity would have been at risk at that moment too!

    Thanks for stopping by and the comment

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  46. Fragile state of mind INDEED. Glad to hear that you finally got back into the car. Thief,,,,,, thief - giggles
    http://sattva2.multiply.com/journal/item/290/Picture_Perfect_-_FRAGILE_Arachnophobics_beware

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  47. your story happens to lots of people....hope it won't happen again...nice pic!

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  48. Smile! Good idea... I suppose it all depends on the tools you use!
    http://kia909.multiply.com/journal/item/113

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  49. Morticia--what a great name! Don't feel bad, for a while there I was locking my keys in my car every other week. It really does make you panic, especially when you have to tell your dad for the third time you need help breaking into your car! :)

    My Picture Perfect Theme

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  50. lol, I think we have all been there. I don't think I would have been able to use that coat hanger. Those things never work for me.

    http://silverymoon67.multiply.com/journal/item/113/Picture_Perfect_-_Fragile

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  51. oooh.. anyway good shot Linda, how's your daughter now? hope she's ok

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  52. That's right sweetie...oh my what a blast from the past as I recalled the time I locked my keys in my car...what a great foto...thank you for stopping by.

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  53. Aw, sorry you had such a bad day, but great story and shot. I can't lock the key in my car as it won't lock unless I press the alarm lock which is on the key!
    Thanks for commenting on mine.

    http://miadelight.multiply.com/journal/item/229/PICTURE_PERFECT_-_FRAGILE

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  54. apart from your profession and hobby in photography you do seem to have a fragile yet another profession on hand to make handy some good money? good show, at time it helps thanks for the post and i am sure you must have the guts to admit what you have said over here, i appreciate your frankness

    thanks for your visit to india, i have a two wheeler and it is still safe and am sure not has gone with you?

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  55. HA! Yes, I can understand that type of fragile ~ right now I'm worried that I left the oven on at home ~ my sanity is about to break! Super take on the theme =)
    Thanks so much for the comment on mine ~ have a wonderful weekend!

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  56. So how's your sanity now? Great shot here. I can feel the stress of getting those keys back!!

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  57. LOL on jinxing the "car jacking" career!!! BUT you did it!!!! And hope the window frame was not destroyed too much!!!! Thank you so much for your visit to my PPF, Linda ~ it was a very nice visit!!! Hope your weekend is a good one with all the keys outside the car when it is locked!!!

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  58. Been there/done that. I am pleased to hear I am not the only one. I'll tell you a little secret - a T-Square works really well on older cars...

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  59. I hope all will be well with your daughter.

    There are days like that. Makes one wonder if all those alarms etc. are worth bothering with.

    Thanks for your visit.

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  60. Southern gals sanity may sometimes be fragile and bend.... but it cannot be broken!!
    This is a perfect example chick!!

    Thanks for leavin' your prints at my place. :) (I'm feelin better, but still not a hundred percent..prayers up for your daughter. Blessings...)
    http://serenole.multiply.com/journal/item/77/Picture_Perfect_Fragile_

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  61. LOL sorry to laugh at this but I have soooooooooooooo been there and I know that feeling you probably felt when you saw the keys. LOL I keep an extra pair in my wallet but one day that didn't help me any seeing I was leaving my purse in the car (hidden of course) to run inside real quick and just as I shut my door I realized my keys weren't in my hand and sure enough there they were on the seat and my purse also in there. Had to call my mom for my other pair. I have a few people with copies of my car keys. LOL
    Thanks for stopping by.
    http://wyldstorm.multiply.com/journal/item/831/Picture_Perfect_-_Fragile?replies_read=19

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  62. If I didn't keep a keep hidden on my pick up....I'd be soooooo in trouble,not only accidents...but dogs like to step on the 'lock' button when gawking out the window, and gretting you when you're coming back.....

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  63. Oh, that's really a big big hassle! Anyway, big thanks for visiting!

    http://amaranna.multiply.com/journal/item/144/FRAGILE

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  64. I could see that! To think that you had the chance to take the picture is a well rounded warning to me... LOL - In all seriousness, I'm glad you could get the keys back and I hope your daughter is getting well. O and say hi to your cousin for all of us... :-) I wish you a grand and fragile free weekend!!!

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  65. Cute story with a happy ending. A fragile moment that didn't frazzle you. Well done.

    Thanks for stopping by: Romy's FRAGILE mood and for the nice compliment.

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  66. That is great, not that you locked your keys in the car but that you had such a great attitude about it.

    http://suzyqt73.multiply.com/journal/item/6/PHOTO_FRIDAY_FRAGILE

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  67. Oh wow, what a different take! Great job!

    Thanks for visiting mine :)

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  68. Believe me Houston, it's mine. No one else would want the POS. LOL

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  69. Nice...I've had to break into my house twice in two days...talk about fragile sanity. Great idea...not so great a situation.

    Thanks for visiting.

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  70. oh my, feel for ya! great take on theme! thanks for sharing!

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  71. cool where there is a will there is a way

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  72. i totally agree with you... sanity is fragile... mine too during that time of the month... :)

    i hope your daughter gets well. i really don't know what happened to her
    but i am guessing it's one of the reasons why you forgot the keys inside your car - you are tensed...

    thanks for the visit and the warm words!

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  73. Sanity is definitely a fragile thing. Thank you for syopping by,

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  74. Great take on the theme... have to admit I have done that too. Great in the moment shot! Appreciate your wonderful comments on my photo. http://rumbledoll.multiply.com/journal/item/9/Water_Droplet_-_Essence_of_Life_-_Foto_Friday_4-18-08

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  75. I so hate those moments when I discover my keys in my locked car... That's when my mood becomes fragile LOL!

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  76. lol!

    good pic!
    and thx for visit mine :)

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  77. ha ha ha! This is one of my constant nightmares...since I'm so absent minded I always fear I might lock my keys inside my car....thanks for visiting mine.

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  78. GREAT take on the theme. This one made me laugh. Thank you so much for stopping by mine.

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  79. LOL Great take on theme:) good shot also! I pray your daughter is in good health now.

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  80. Great take on the theme! I hope your daughter and your car are doing better now. What a great friend your cousin is, willing to help you break into your car. Family relationships are very fragile things also. I think it's wonderful that she came to help you when you called! -janeen

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  81. fragile sanity!! hahahhaaaa -- you had me rolling there with your great story!! :)
    great take on the theme :)
    my sanity's getting fragile these days, too!! :)

    hope your daughter's feeling better :)

    http://mobsilog.multiply.com/reviews/item/17

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  82. yikes! lol Been there done that! I even did it while the car was running! (D'OH!)

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  83. aww what an awful situtation!
    good blog, though :)

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  84. I've heard of being able to open locked cars with hangers, but I've never actually done it before. That's good to know! I like the photo a lot, it draws me right into the scene and makes me wonder what's happening.

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  85. LOL....done that before too...in fact, 3 times in one week...except the keys weren't inside...the car would lock on its own and for some reason, it wouldn't let me unlock it with the keys....the police on campus got to the point of laughing when they arrived and saw me waiting ....one more time...lolol

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  86. Very original take on the theme LOL.
    Please feel free to stop by: Fragile

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  87. I hope your sanity is now not so fragile. Nice interpretation ....

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  88. Now that is a great post and in the end a very funny one....have a great sunday
    http://equinelady12000.multiply.com/journal/item/321/PPFFRAGILE

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  89. fragile sanity..haa yeap..boy that would have driven me off the wall..great take on theme

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  90. Actually this serves as a perfect contrast to fragility! Way to go, ladies. And btw, I love your cousin's name! Thanks for visiting.

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  91. Hey I am seeing a lot of her today! LOL Great take on the "Fragile" theme! Great PP!

    Click here for Empress C

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  92. OMG.......I dread the day that ever happens to me.
    Glad your car breaking and entering skills payed off.....LOL
    Thank you for visiting my photo.
    http://angeloo00oo.multiply.com/journal/item/71

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  93. Too funny and a great take on Fragile... Love it... thanks for stopping by mine. I always love to see ya... Hoping to see ya again soon. Love and Hugs your friend, lilangelwolf

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