7 Quick Takes Friday (vol. 97)

September 17, 2010 | 47 comments

Ack! I’ve been so busy getting ready for my trip to do the Renewal Ministries taping that I ran out of time to write up my Quick Takes. I’m still posting the linky list, though, so that I can see what’s going on with all of you. I look forward to reading your posts!

And so that I can contribute something, here’s my one take:

(For those of you who thought I must be kidding when I said I’ve been entering and exiting my vehicle through the window.)

Have a great weekend!


Below is a linky list if you’d like to add a link to your own 7 Quick Takes post. (1) Make sure the link you submit is to the URL of your post and not your main blog URL. (2) Include a link back here.



  1. Nichole@40daysof

    That is quite an accomplishment. Especially for someone as tall as you are. πŸ™‚

  2. Grant A

    This is so, so epic. Seeing this picture alone completely justifies my being up at 12:36 AM.

    • starrball

      Epic, yes that is the word. Epic, and blog-worthy. You go girl!

  3. Kassie Rutherford

    WOW. Your life pretty much screams “blog-worthy”. At least you weren’t attempting the Dukes of Hazzard entrance in daisy dukes, right? πŸ˜€

  4. Rose

    Wow – I cannot imagine having to do that every time I got in and out of my van…especially since I’m pregnant right now!

  5. ClarkeOra

    This is good that people are able to receive the personal loans and that opens up completely new possibilities.

  6. Erin


    I’d missed last weeks post, coupled with the picture today I laughed until I cried, my children thought it all hilarious too. Oh my, lol

  7. Tami Boesiger

    I LOVE it! It’s a good thing you’re limber!

  8. Mary @ A Simple Twist of Faith

    I nearly spilled my coffee because I was laughing so much.
    I hope you did not hurt yourself!

  9. Deanna

    I had to climb in and out of my car for a time, but it was a little Nissan, not a big truck. I hope you can get it fixed soon!

  10. Kathleen@so much to say, so little time

    Hilarious! I backed into the babysitter’s car last week, and my door is sticking, so we’re supposed to be getting in and out through the sliding door. My husband thinks he has to slide the chair all the way back to acocmplish this, but I am supermommy. (And I’m in and out too many times in one day, anyway.) πŸ™‚

  11. Tracy

    I am impressed. I would not be able to do that – not in a million years. I’d just stay stuck until the end of time – either in the car, or at home because I wouldn’t be able to go anywhere!

  12. Dawn Farias

    My level of admiration for you just skyrocketed. And not because of your ability to climb out of the car, but for your willingness to post the picture!

    • Stephanie

      I totally agree with that! One picture is most definitely worth 7 quick takes. Brilliant!

  13. MelanieB

    Jenn, I love you! That photo totally made my day. I’ll confess I’ wasn’t sure if you were kidding or not. Mainly because I don’t think I could pull it off and I know we’re about the same height, build, and gracefulness factor. You are awesome. Have a great trip.

  14. Elizabeth@GoodnessAdded

    I was having a bit of a rough morning. Thanks for making me laugh! = ) Good luck with the taping.

  15. Julie at Elisharose

    I am always tickle when I see that someone else has the absurd as part of their everyday. Absurd is normal in my world. Welcome.

  16. Athena

    Can’t believe someone else has had to do this too. But mine was in the dead of winter, and I had to crawl out the BACK window, over two car seats. Don’t ask how I did it. I just don’t rember.

  17. the cottage child

    Love the “exiting the van” photo.

  18. Marie

    I wanted to post a comment here today to ask for your prayers for my friend Bonnie who blogs at Learning to be a Newlywed. She sometimes posts Quick Takes here, so you may recognize her. Bonnie gave birth to a son, James Fulton, yesterday morning. He was born without a heartbeat and not breathing. He was resuscitated and is now in the NICU. You can read more on her blog – learningtobeanewlywed.blogspot.com. Thank you in advance for your prayers!

  19. Laura

    Love the picture. My daughter was equally amazed when I told her how tall you are! God Bless.

  20. Gina

    There is only one possible caption for that:


  21. Lisa @ Cheerfully Chaotic

    Ok, Jen, maybe I missed something… why not climb out the passenger door? It seems that might be a BIT safer. πŸ™‚ Hope your plane ride was uneventful. I didn’t hear any tales of a screaming woman being hauled off on the tarmac, so I’ll assume it went well.

  22. Marie


    It’s chilly here in Michigan! Not going to get out of the 50s during this weekend. Bring a coat and long pants!


  23. Missus Wookie

    oh – looks like fun… not. Hope your weekend is refreshing and renewing πŸ™‚

  24. MrsDarwin

    Yes! A window-entry picture! Now tell me, could that possibly be your husband taking the picture instead of helping you out the window?

  25. Tres Angelas

    Try doing that in a dress. Pants!

  26. Leila

    I had a vision of you exiting that way in the church parking lot. Fun!!!

  27. Jennifer H

    LOL! Thanks for the laugh πŸ™‚ – it brightened my day!

  28. Grace

    This is always fun to do. Thanks for giving some perspective on this very Hard Friday!!:) Blessings to YOU!

  29. Casey

    That picture made me smile! (But, you poor thing…)

  30. Jane

    I cannot handle that photo of you….too funny…………….

  31. Marian

    As window entrances/exits go, that looks downright elegant. Very nice! Much classier than Daisy Duke for sure.

  32. Lana

    LOL! That’s a riot.

    In highschool, we used to have to climb over the front seat and climb out the passenger side door because the back doors wouldn’t open. It was mortifying. Then it got worse when the car would compulsively stall out and the only way to get it started again was to open up the hood and then manually push the gas pump. My parents continued to insist on pulling up in FRONT of our school, however, and never understood why we would have preferred to be dropped off a few blocks away.
    Pretty soon, we volunteered to ride a city bus.

  33. JoAnna

    *insert Dukes of Hazard “Dixie” car horn here*

  34. Leanne

    Please ignore the “I Hope You Were Disappointed” in my link – it is the name of a blog post I linked to somewhere else, and apparently the form saved it…grrr….

  35. Jenna

    This is my first time linking up πŸ™‚

  36. Sharon

    Whew!! I only published one quick take last week. I didn’t hook up to Mr. Linky though, cuz I thought that would be cheating. This week I have all 7. And Bo and Luke Duke have nothin’ on you sister–or are you old enough to remember The Dukes of Hazzard and how those boys used to enter and exit their orange muscle car through the windows? Have a blessed weekend! πŸ™‚

  37. Rebecca

    I’ve been reading your blog for awhile but have mainly been a lurker. This picture is great though! Reminds me of when I accidentally side-swiped a van…..and as we were pulled off to the side of the road, I was embarrassed (even more since the accident was my fault) to have to crawl out the passenger side of my car! Another fun part was that I got pulled over by a cop a few days later. Thing is that I was parking and didn’t even know he had pulled me over until I’m crawling out my passenger side to look to see a cop approaching me. Just great. Luckily a friend was able to use a crowbar a couple days later so that I could at least open my car door until I could get it to a body shop to get fixed.

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