Saturday, July 4, 2009

But It Wasn't Geraldo's Fault!

This week's Saturday Scavenger Hunt falls on a celebrate-y sort of Saturday. Happy Independence Day, fellow U.S.ers. And a very Happy Saturday to others from elsewhere :-) This week's word, VAULT, comes to us courtesy of the twisty mind of NoRegrets. VAULT is a great word, with a few possible interpretations. When my oldest son ran track, I knew some pole VAULTers. Would the arch of the gate to my apartment count as a VAULT? Maybe. Overwhelmingly my thoughts returned to the kind of VAULT where you lock things away. Sometimes when you open it...nothing is there after all!

In the end, I laughed and went with Seinfeld, because I am very classy and sophisticated like that. You know...you can tell someone a secret and make them swear to put it in the VAULT, never to be shared. All well and good, but if you are like Elaine and most of the rest of us, there is always a key that will unlock the VAULT, revealing what should not be revealed. Watch "The Betrayal" if you need a reminder...great episode. Anyway, in Elaine's case the key to her VAULT is Schnapps...peach, I think. For me, yeah, I am so lightweight, any liquor would probably do the trick.

Here are some fuzzy shelves of alkyhol taken at the grocery store. Looks like I was already drunk, but no. Sadly, I don't have that excuse behind me. My point is though, that many people's VAULTs will be opened with a little liquid persuasion.

Hey, FYI, I could probably be persuaded to open the VAULT by simpler bribery involving something sweet from the depths of my frozen foods VAULT. It's true. I'm easy. Now you know.

Alright...that's all I gots. Don't blow off any body parts with your crazy firework laden celebrations today! In fact, it is a good day to put anything you don't want blown up into the VAULT for safe keeping. Check out all the VAULTS you can find here in the blogosphere...and be sure to find out from NoRegrets who she is going to tag for next week. Ka-Boom!

12 comments:

Ananda girl said...

Great ideas! I am quite taken with the "fuzzy alkyhol" photo. The fuzzy gives it charm.

I'm having a terrible time with this word. Yikes... it was a good challenge for me.

Happy 4th to you and yours!

crazy4coens said...

Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker?

aliencg said...

Excellent examples of such a challenging word. I do not partake in the liquid VAULT key, so that method is out.

Have a Happy 4th.

dmarks said...

I have my vault post finally up.

I watched Seinfeld last night. It was "The Stall", not "The Vault". Elaine did not have square to spare.

Tara said...

I thought of Seinfeld too, when I saw that word and used it a bit. I love your version, though.

Alcohol is usually the key to my vault too, but so is just being comfortable enough with someone to just lay all the truth out there.

laura b. said...

Ananda: You rose to the challenge! Thanks for your nice wishes. I hope you guys had a great holiday :-)

AlienCG: If I can't use the liquid key, I will have to find another way into the vault!
Hope you had a good one, Alien!

Dmarks: Your post is excellente. hee hee! I have watched most episodes of Seinfeld so many times and they still make me laugh...I know that voice!

Tara: You did! The mind as a vault :-) And I agree, sometimes I open the vault just because someone makes it easy and painless to do so...that's the best way :-)

laura b. said...

Crazy4Coens: I missed you the first time somehow...yes! Liquor is definitely quicker, especially when you are me. Half a glass of wine? Hey, sailor. haha!

NoRegrets said...

Swiss Orange Sherbert??? Innnnnnteresting.
Oh, and great job on the word. Brain dead or else I'd say something more exciting.

laura b. said...

NoRegrets: Hey, I am excited by your interest in my ice cream :-) It is orange sherbert with dark chocolate chips in it. Mmmmmm....

Sebastien said...

Ply me with liquor and my vault is unlocked. I'm weak like that.

laura b. said...

Sebastien: Hey, you're only human...or bear...or some other, possibly mythical, creature. Don't be so hard on yourself ;-)

Sebastien said...

Haha... love your response.