TToT the Wakefield Doctrine (“…and the b b beat goes on, and on and on”)

Welcome to the Wakefield Doctrine (the theory of clarks, scotts and rogers)


hey!  tow things:

  1. the bloghop is growing which is both a good thing and a factor to be recognized
  2. the Wakefield Doctrine, never a non-list item is progressing and developing
  3. I am going to make a conscious effort to misspell words…not as easy as you might thing…given the spellnanny…future generations of bloggers will have only wrong-word-use to contend with, proof-readationly speaking

Anyway. Lets get to today’s List of Grats… and, for the record, I am glad of, grateful to, thankful on, appreciative with and all other indications that I am ‘feeling’ the proper emotional response for the following:

1) eyes!  aiyee  that ‘contest’  that Amy has going on over at ‘Amycake and the Dude‘…   and all those people what say, ‘oh, you write a blog?  how interesting… you must not get bored very easily’  ha! (I retort) go check out the totally alluring photos at that blog and tell me how boring this thing is!

2) this just in!!  I heard my phone make a funny notification noise… and what the hell?? Lizzi and Michelle were inviting me the Sunday Morning Video Brunch!! (I know, I know…it’s like 8:15 local  what are they doing on the air so early?  turns out, Lizzi being in BST and Michelle being in TST* they were just chatting and sending out invites and all, which is one of the main fun things to do on vid chats)

3) we did talk a little but I needed to stop because I have this Post to complete and an appointment that I have to leave the house within 45 minutes, but we did discuss: Richard Branson, timezones, words on tee shirts and the proper way to arrange the groceries before you put them in the shopping cart ( ‘trolly‘ as Lizzi called them… those British people, aren’t’ they so cute with their misuse of the ‘merican Language?)

4) I did mention (to Lizzi and Michelle) that I was talking to Denise last night on the Saturday Night Drive Call-in that she (Denise) added to the language of the Doctrine by using the would ‘represent’ during the discussion about understanding rogers,  something to the effect that it when we try to understand, say a roger whines about something, we should remind ourselves (the clarks) that what we think of as ‘whining’  represents something that we, as clarks, do not fully appreciate’  cool, huh?

5) the Book of Secret Rules (aka Secret Book of Rules) is growing in use and prominance (ha ha … my Y Chrome mind just said something guyfunny)… in any event, someone in a comment mentioned ‘the Book’ and I totally agree, it is a most wonderful thing to have in a blog hop (seeing how this ‘hop is like many other hops except it is different….) I suspect someone, someday will write the definitive Post about the BoSR   I will say that I am grateful for it, not just because it lets me play with the rules of the TToT, but it expects (and requires) that anyone who does invoke a Secret Rule presents their reason and rationale (for use) in a way that is irrefutable. (I suspect that as young lifeforms, many of us have heard the admonition, “clark, the amount of effort you put into cutting a corner is so much more than if you simply wrote your Ten Things! damn! young man!”)

6) I do have to make this quick as I have to get to work. While I have been taking Sundays off in recent months, the nature of what I do for a living is demanding more time from me and so I will have to look to a better organization of my free time, so that I have time for my blog as well as my work

7) though not a Secret Rule, I will try something for  items 8-10. (In my defense, I will blame ‘our Mz Lizzi‘ for always challenging us to look for that… blog road less travelled…. wish me luck

8)   this

9)        space reserved

10)                   for my umpteenth effort to do something  half-well, but really cool

(the following is not quite what I had hoped to present as numbers 8-10 but are ya gonna do?)


*BST: Beatles Standard Time and TST: Tomorrow Standard Time

Ten Things of Thankful


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clarkscottroger About clarkscottroger
Well, what exactly do you want to know? Whether I am a clark or a scott or roger? If you have to ask, then you need to keep reading the Posts for two reasons: a)to get a clear enough understanding to be able to make the determination of which type I am and 2) to realize that by definition I am all three.* *which is true for you as well, all three...but mostly one


  1. So you are at work! highest accolades! I respect that immensely, and wish I had some of that, RIGHT NOW!
    On another note: Please tell me if it is unsurprising to you that there is no curiosity nor interest here in the book of secret rules. I suppose I figure if you guys want to let people in on it, you will.
    I love the blog hop though! :)

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:


      actually, the Book of Secret Rules (aka the Secret Book of Rules) is something that turned up, sorta on it’s own, and it has been a fun element to this bloghop. Not that I have ever been accused of doing something normal and adding an abnormal twist to it, but Lizzi’s hop is very well grounded in the styles of bloghops, specifically ‘gratitude blogs’…. that alone could account of the popularity of the TToT, but adding an element like the BoSR allows a certain kind of fun that might not otherwise be encouraged in a more….straitlaced ‘hop.
      So, when the need arises or the mood descends on you (in the act of writing a TToT post) know that the Book of Secret Rules is there for you… (only requirement for using the Book, is that you must be…convincing lol in your selection of a specific Rule, of which there is only, actually one Rule that is known to all, and that is Secret Rule 1.3 which allows one to use the completion of your list (of Ten Thing Thankful) as one of those 10 things…) otherwise, tabla rasa baby, tabla rasa!

      • jny_jeanpretty says:

        HAH THAT IS AWESOME! Now I get it!!! nice tatt by the way!

      • jny_jeanpretty says:

        Jim is pretending to cry as he calls you “my new boyfriend” and prepares to leave the room after we both stared closely at you in your video. Wow, Your driving is even worse now but I have to admit that I had you figured for a lot shorter, with less hair and about 50 more pounds on you. Jim suggests to me that maybe you are doing a good job of a combover! What to think??? Gosh!
        Jim says to tell you, “just kidding!” and “don’t get in a car accident –he almost does that when he drives and just tries to change the radio station!” Jim is now invested, it seems! cool.

        • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:


          well, I am sitting on a phone book and I am on a diet… (easier than exercise) but Jim is right, getting into an accident will interfere with production values big time, however as a dramatic device!!

          • jny_jeanpretty says:

            ahhhhhh we think you are JASON BROWN AWESOME !!! just watched him skate!
            phone book! hahahahah! depends on the state, RI is pretty small ! That one has around 5 names!

  2. zoe says:

    not that I don’t like seeing you clark,but if you going to video and still do it in the car that makes me a nervous wreck just waiting for you to crash because you’re not concentrating on the road it does its been mentioned you’re a pretty maniacal driver already….i was sitting in an IV chair in Boston watching this and my blood pressure monitor went off….typically my bp is so low it worries people…

    I guess I will watch if I see the hat….I think you might consider Lizzis other advice from that conversation. ..(read with cute english accent)….”what the fuck should you care im only one person!” But then again so am I so go with what YOU like!

  3. Denise says:

    They are called dash cams. Right. Rig one your own damned self. Won’t appear to anyone of the law and order field other than a gps. I mean, people watch tv while driving for goodness sake. Rig the bloggie!
    Otherwise. Good idea. Thanks to the Lizster for suggesting a face to the Doctrine every now and again. Who doesn’t like to put a face with a name. You know, for those not lucky to join in those Friday Night Vid Chats.
    Speaking of…enjoyed this last one with zoe and Lizzy and Linda and Jennifer and MIchelle and new Michelle and Starr and the Kristi….who am I leaving out as I was a bit sleepy…oh yeah. Don showed up late didn’t he?
    JeanJean. How about it? Do a tagalong next Friday?
    Ta’s for now.(“ I do not know what that means”)

    • jny_jeanpretty says:

      Maybe. Now that i realize that clark doesn’t look like my “arch nemesis”, Ralph Kramden !
      I was scared!!! hahahahah

    • zoe says:

      Duh….of course….you are so smart Denise! Dash cams!

      • zoe says:

        BTW Clark….did you mean not to link your second post up? I subscribe is how I knew it . Was up.

        • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:


          yeah… the second one is ‘Take 2’ and I ended up going with the first (which was also the ‘first take’) what are you thoughts…

          • zoe says:

            My thoughts are above…I meant the post on the hop not the vid…right?

            • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:


              my fault… no just asking your opinion on the choice of the vid that I picked (from the two on youtube)

              • zoe says:

                OOOH. ..dunno let me go look…be back.

                • zoe says:

                  I agree w you. Whodda thought huh? Lol…the music was distracting … and the lightvbehind you blacked you out a couple times….gonna follow denises advice re dash cam? Then maybe I can watch without the cardiac arrhythmia!

                  • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:


                    ‘kay nah, those factors were simply what happened as I drove along, though a good reminder to stay aware of the lighting conditions. probably not a dash cam… I need the exercise and not to worry, by definition, if you see the vid then nothing too bad has happened! lol

                    • zoe says:

                      I think its the potential that bothers me….ie I dont look forward to the day we DON’T get to see the vid….getting your exercise this way is like buying a rocking chair vs a recliner in order to increase your activity level…lol.

                    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

                      and putting the rocker on the roof of the car for driving and rocking…ok! lets see: zoe for carpe the fuckin diem!


                    • zoe says:

                      Oops…re vids yeah it was just quality stuff. Nothing to do about it… content they were both fun!

                    • jny_jeanpretty says:

                      WHAT ABOUT THE HAT? the Hat might feel left out. yikes time for the bus!

                    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

                      I was actually thinking about wearing the thing (I know, what a radical thinker I am…so creative!) but maybe the next one…perhaps a vote

                    • zoe says:

                      jean… you thought he drove like a maniac in a car… don’t put him in a bus! Maybe one of those double tractor trailers or something though… now there’s a vid…

                    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

                      I am so not a bus rider type person… buses are for rogers (as passengers) and scotts (as bats hit crazy drivers…’hey!! kids!! lets see how fast this thing corners!!)

                    • zoe says:

                      omg… how cool would the Beverly Hillbillies Rocker be? Phyllis can have first dibs but I want the second ride… but only if you do the Scottian corners thing….

                    • jny_jeanpretty says:

                      I know! He could do the tractor scene from the original Footloose movie! anyone? anyone? “Let’s hear it for the boy!” is the song. Gawd I am oldddddddd

      • Lizzi R says:

        SEEE I don’t need to be disregarded for this to still work :p

  4. Yvonne says:

    It’s trolley, not trolly! And us Brits have the proper language – but I think you know that. (And even in the UK we have dozens of different ways of saying things. You should hear me when I talk in my original Shetlandic dialect – nobody understands it and it sounds more German than British.)

    Anyways, this was funny and I hope you have a good day at work.

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:


      thank you…I am so far behind (on reading and commenting and replying) that it is already next week!… the good thing is that your Commment is, once again, apropos in that I am off to work yet again.

  5. Lizzi R says:

    YES! I WATCHED THE ENTIRE THING! Loved it :D So much more personable!

    Aaaaand Yvonne’s right. Trolley.

  6. findingninee says:

    OMG I loved it huge. You need to find a way to not have to hold your phone and have it mounted there somehow. LOVED.
    Good job on wearing the seatbelt. Seatbelts are our friends.