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Special Vacationette Edition of the TToT

Am writing from the ‘Fireplace Suite’ of the Ocean Mansion Bed & Breakfast in Ocean City, New Jersey at about 6:30 am.

1)Lets totally hear if for technology…. not just the gasoline engine-power vehicles that transported us here, but the phones that we used to take and send (through the ether) and all that….remarkable!

2) the Wakefield Doctrine … (big time  there is so much to learn, especially out here on the 1st Annual Combined Wakefield Doctrine-TToT Vacation Safari (2015)… this is almost as much fun (and Doctrine learning-intensive as sitting in an airline terminal/sitting in the plane and watching everyone file on board!)

3) (for example: scotts:  ‘they are self-narrating’  (they love people and are psychotically-sociable and when they do things, they will describe it (with great enthusiasm),  “whoops!! dropped the napkin! Picking it up!! ha ha”

4) I’m grateful for my clarklike powers of ”sshh he seems nice enough, but lets just leave him he must be one of those people who can’t relax and always bring their work with them.

5) Phyllis  (while very much a part of this challenge/vacation… she has the capacity to not be stressed, (provided the rogerian elements of her world are in order), and so, can enjoy both the actual relaxation of a short trip away from home and my own well-intended (one might even say, valiant), efforts to learn to enjoy one of the hallmark activities of real people everywhere, i.e. ‘the family vacation’

6) Una   who is the family (along with Phyllis, of course)

7) The Book of Secret Rules (aka the Secret Book of Rules) …wait a minute,  let me check….  yep!! found it!! SR 39.3 chapter 5 sec 89: when away on vacation if the accommodations, while rather nice, are still a B&B, it’s permissable to take 2 two Item credit provided one has engaged in an activity that otherwise would have no-frickin-way-in-the-world happened, which is to eat breakfast on the porch of a converted Victorian home, with like, 2 inches between the tables and people all around who are hell-bent on talking to strangers…

8) see Item 7

9) I said, Item 7

10) 1.3!!  (thank god for 1.3, no?)

will be back later in the day with more photos and such.




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  1. Jen @ Driftwood Gardens says:

    I can’t wait to meet you and Phyllis in Ocean City tomorrow!

  2. Denise says:

    What?! #7 Really?! Good for you! A coup for clarks lol

  3. Denise says:

    Hey! I can wear my WD shirt and/or hat and claim Ocean City, NJ for my own damn self!
    Who will take my picture?!
    Wait! I have a new phone everybody so I can take one of those there “selfies” :D

  4. valj2750 says:

    One of those workaholics, eh? Hope you’re not wearing a three piece suit to the beach. See you tomorrow, Clark. Looking forward to meeting you and Phyllis.

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      lol no, but I do get a kick out of doing that when working showing beach properties, totally over-dressed (in comparison to the people at the beach).

      same here… it will be fun

  5. herheadache says:

    Hope you all have a great time meeting each other.

  6. amycake76 says:

    Clark! Shall I give you an enormous hug or kiss first? Or both?

  7. You’re having a blast and I wish I were there to meet you!! Enjoy your buddies and your friends, and yes, your breakfast!

  8. Ocean Mansion B&B sounds wonderful!! Yes, technology is wonderful.. Imagine if people from 100 years ago knew how the world would change in that little time.. Isn’t it wonderful how we end up with life-partners that complement us in such a perfect way! Richard has helped me being SO much more relaxed in comparison to pre-Richard me :-) Enjoy your little vacation!!

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      Will do… yeah, Phyllis does provide me with a certain sense of realistic accomplishment, when comes to learning challenges like staying in a Bed & Breakfast (aka ‘roger petting zoo’)

  9. Kristi says:

    Hope you’re having a great time!

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      Thanks Kristi! Am almost vacationed out, which is not a reflection on the activities of the vacation as it is the re-asserting of the everyday world and habits and ways of thinking.
      But, all in all, I think we did alright.

  10. Vanessa D. says:

    I tend to get twitchy if strangers are too physically close to me, never mind if I’m forced to make conversation beyond my personal limit of conversation minutes for the day. I shall keep in mind the possibility of forced sharing of breakfast space and perhaps avoid B & B’s with charming front porches.

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      lol… yeah and in a herd, rogers can get fair aggressive (that special kind of ‘projectile appreciate’, “Isn’t this such a beautiful home…porch”, (etc) all spoken at a volume and, like a ventriloquist, somehow aimed at you, sitting at your own table trying to enjoy a simply apple juice and come up with a blog Post’

  11. I hope you and the gang are having a great time with Lizzi.

  12. Christine says:

    Just call me jealous.
    I have no doubt you all have had/are having a marvelous time. Good for you, going out of your desired comfort zone to join in on the festivities.

  13. MelCh says:

    Hi Clark! I don’t know how I missed this, but I only saw your comment on the career blog you left on New Year’s Day. I feel so bad for missing it, sorry!!! I haven’t been very active on that site in a long time – slowly getting back into it again. Thanks so much for stopping by and for the warm wishes. I hope you’re well and that you’re having a good year so far? Enjoy autumn… I envy you with the crisp, cool weather starting now. It’s just turned to spring and it’s boiling hot already.

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      Hey Melanie!
      np… (let me know if you want that on the blogroll or a new one …you are one of the original 3rd generation Friends of the Doctrine

      now is the time for us to want to live in the southern hemi…. the Summer is gone and while there’s still some decent weather coming, so is Winter and cold

  14. fangboner1 says:

    Yay for technology and your description of BB is pretty much exactly what I have always thought.

  15. ivywalker says:

    Was really great hanging with you guys… You did well for a trio who havent vacationed as such … even for one who has… hanging within the confines of camp Roger! Hey the cue is up….

  16. dyannedillon says:

    Jealous, jealous, jealous, and #3 is SO not like me. NOT. NOT. NOT. Ask Christine….

  17. I hope you had a great time on your vactionette!