“Yes, Virginia. 6 Did turn out to be 9…”

…and there are allies* at the Edge. I feel a need to write a followup to my post for yesterday’s TToT. Revelations, inspirations, confirmations, affirmations. I feel a need to acknowledge all of those “tions” on the big screen. I have Clark of the Wakefield Doctrine fame to thank for that realization.(“geez, Clark. Thanks a lot *sarcasm dripping outta my mouth*) Got to give credit where credit is due, right? LOL . Hey, it’ still the weekend. Make that Thankful #1.

So last night I called in to the Saturday Night Wakefield Doctrine Drive Call In. I don’t think I’ve missed a call in show in all the years it’s been in existence. (Yo! TToT #2)  Conversation began in typical fashion with the exchange of “pleasantries”. It soon came around to blogs and writing. Clark mentioned he’d left a comment at my post. “Yes, I saw. Thank you.” was my response. He then asked if I realized I had messed up on my numbering at the end.

“What? Damn! Really? Fuck! Had no idea! I remembered going over it carefully. In fact, I remembered a little edit at the end where, at that time, at least I thought, I made sure the numbers ran sequentially 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. Wasn’t I being all clever today I thought. How to get away without listing a full 10 Things of Thankful… I can skip at least 4 of them by jumping straight away to #10 by employing the “if 6 was 9” rule. Not to be confused with SR 95.05 whereupon it states, and I quote: “any TToT Post wherein a genuine desire has been established for the listing of 10 items can be amended such that the 10th item is arrived at by sincere and thought out means.” This my friends is most certainly TToT #3, #4, #5, #6, #7 and #8.

Still on the phone, I quickly go to my post. Re-reading it, I realize sure enough, I doubled up on #2 and #3. But wait! Count the numbers again, including the duplicate ones. What do they add up to? Now go and read the last paragraph again:

“if 6 did turn out to be 9 today. And! If I had already written 6 of my 10 thankfuls like everyone is expected to :1) another day I woke up, 2) sunshine and blue sky today, 3) a fully functional body, 2) a job, 3) music, 4) a working car, 5) summer berries, 6) health insurance, then that would leave me with having one thankful left. Therefore, I conclude with thanks for believing and witnessing personal power.”

So there I was thinking myself all clever like. Listing 10 things of thankful without really listing 10 things. But I screwed up. Hey. That’s #8 right there – if I realize I’ve made a mistake, I try to correct it. To make it right. In this case. Look closer. Maybe, just maybe it wasn’t a mistake?! Count from #1, including the “doubled” # 2 and #3. They add up to 8. My very last item makes 9.

No. I did not do any of that on a conscious level. Today’s #’s 9 and #10? The “doing” of a thing without the realization that on some other level you are “doing” something else and then being lucky enough, after the fact, to be able to go back and see and wonder how…..6 did, in fact, turn out to be 9.

*Reference to Carlos Castenada’s books. “An ally will make you see and understand things about which no human being could possibly enlighten you.”



  1. zoebyrd · July 13, 2014

    WTF CLARK….Even I noticed that and said nuthin….you going to the roger side or sumthin? Lol


    • zoebyrd · July 13, 2014

      Oh btw…frist!!!


    • GirlieOnTheEdge · July 13, 2014

      Zoe! Why didn’t you tell me? lol I can take it:)


      • zoebyrd · July 13, 2014

        Hell I know you can take it! BUt sometimes its just not necessary… is it ? Its just a typo… and while Clark has no roger (directly on tap) to answer to persay… I am in a constant struggle not to be a Noodge…


        • GirlieOnTheEdge · July 13, 2014

          🙂 True enough. On the surface it appeared as a typo but in the end was rather significant. At least to this clark. lol

          “Not to be a….Noodge”. Good one! I admit to having heard the word “schnookered” but Noodge? Never!


  2. Clark Scottroger · July 13, 2014

    … when it comes to the Wakefield Doctrine, while I may very well have taught you guys everything you know, I have not, however, taught you everything I know.



  3. Kristi · July 13, 2014

    Well, congrats! I guess the little line was under the nine, just like in Uno or Phase 10. 🙂


    • GirlieOnTheEdge · July 13, 2014



    • Clark Scottroger · July 13, 2014


      I think I know the game of Uno (exactly like the Game of Thrones, except without the cable tv show or the dashing heroes and ravishing heroines) but, ‘Phase 10’?


  4. jny_jeanpretty · July 13, 2014

    frist! great post! xoxoxoxoxoxo


  5. pictimilitude · July 13, 2014

    Welll…we have seen the evidence: Clark (over at the Doctrine) likes to employ the “One, two, skip a few, nine and ten” tactic. haha.
    I hope you’ve had a great weekend! Me? I’m going only slightly insane. About 7%. The rest is only…arbitrary or something. 😀


    • GirlieOnTheEdge · July 13, 2014

      We have seen the evidence, haven’t we:)
      Not too bad Cyndi. Missed you on the call last night! But if you’re going insane, well then…that explains it LOL.
      I’ve never heard anyone assign a percentage to their level of insanity…I think you’re going to be alright young lady:)


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