Welcome to the Wakefield Doctrine (the theory of clarks, scotts and rogers)
(yeah, an odd Post Title, even by our standards! and the Post image is quite the odd one, two…)
But, lets have right at it, shall we? Ten Things of Thankful is a ‘gratitude blog(hop)’ created by Lizzi Lewis. It poses the challenge, ‘what might it be, in the last week, (or the last year, (or, anytime in your life, for that matter)) that engenders the emotion and/or feeling of gratitude?’ Each weekend, we write Posts reflecting this sentiment and, we also visit and read all the other blogs that have joined the weekend’s festivities. While 10 Things (of Thankful) is ostensibly the required format, creativity and ‘good intent’ totally trump strictly defined rules and such, so if you lack the (something) to complete a list of 10 Items or you have a surfeit of Thankfuls then, have at it. (Do not, of course, forget the only other requirement, good intent and everything else will take care of itself.)
(oh yeah, almost forgot… here we have a Book of Secret Rules (aka the Secret Book of Rules) which is something none of those other grat hops got and…and we recognize hypogratitude as a valid item (consistent with ‘good intent’)
Well, aren’t I getting all Queensbury on my intro this week? Bottom line: I’m grateful for the opportunity to participate in this here bloghop here and, as to my description above about the nature and character and rules (found in this ‘hop?) grain of salt, yo, grain of salt. Come join and have yourself some ‘fun’.
Item 1: that I kept at the intro above, until the final version that you are reading. the first it was like, “damn! clark… “Coherence Next 2 Exits”
2): in the spirit of ‘living the Rules, not ruling the Living’, I’m in the mood to mix of the order the Ts and, in all likelihood, will get all SOC on this list.
Three, (just after Two, but surely well Before 14): That Mistress Lewis and my co-hostinae are all so…. liberal in their approach to this bloghop. I left the reference to ‘good intent’ in my intro (despite many other changes and deletions to the original copy) as that is the description that, for me, says it best about how this bloghop seems to be each and every week for the last 7.3 years.*
Quattro Iteemo: I am kinda hypo-gratacious that I have, in fact and deed, completed the Serial Novel, ‘Blogdominion‘ with the posting of the Epilogue last Sunday. I have much work to do in the process remaining. But I’m totally grateful for all of you who read and commented on the story.
Five!!!!!!! I always mention Phyllis and Una in my TToT list, ’cause…. well, damn just because, ya know?
Sex: The Book of Secret Rules (aka the Secret Book of Rules) because it’s the reason I could be comfortable with the last Item, Item Five!!!!! (Item Five!!!! motto: “if you want to bring out your scottian aspect, better stock up on exclamation points, you’re gonna need!!!!!! ’em“)
Self: totally grateful for the Wakefield Doctrine. Talk about your sine qua non!
Ate: () Warning: Gross (but funny)
…Pinta and Santa Maria: Coming this Week! holy smokes! what’ve I gotten myself into? I’m continuing with my efforts to acquire writing skills. Being at the stage of the game that I am, (chronoageistically-speaking), I not have a moment to lose. Part of the process of any self-improvement is to update your own self-description and my thanks go out to zoe on this matter, at least as it applies and pertains to my writing project… she has been first among the, ‘sorry, you’ve accomplished something that disqualifies you from the ‘I am such a shlemiel with the writing and such.’ ) In any event… I’ll be posting Chapter 1 of ‘Almira‘ both on jukepop and it’s own wordpress blog.
Secret Rule (SR) One (point) Three the best of all the Secret Rules! (basically be sayin, “Here I am at the (nearly) end of my list, boy howdy, am I glad of that!” cha…ching! ding an sich, binyons! ding an sich