A Birthday TToT Wish…from The Edge

Hello. Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge. It’s a late night edition of Lizzi’s bloghop, the Ten Things of Thankful. And I have 10. Truth be told, I have at least 10 thankfuls daily but for some reason, on a weekly basis, wreaking of writer’s block affliction, I succumb to sitting blandly, white screen of a mind blank, neurons firing nothing to get my fingers to tap a tap tap upon this keyboard. And then, driving this afternoon listening to Metallica’s Hardwired To Self Destruct, the cobwebs disintegrated and I realized damn! I love this CD!

My thankfuls are all Kevin Bacon’d. Where do I begin? Wait! It doesn’t matter ‘cuz of 6 degrees of separation 🙂 So my first TToT that came to mind this afternoon was my Secret Santa at work.  E gave me (among other “secret” fantastic gifts) the new Metallica CD. Most excellent. I love it. This thought, in turn, reminded me, “yeah, I work with a great group of people“. So #2 TToT it is.

Driving, volume of the music such that only a respectable Metallica loving person would still think insufficent, I thought how much I missed listening to “the old stuff”. Gone are the days of dueling guitarists (of the harder variety). I was caught up in the revelry of the revery of reminiscing of my earlier, musical days. Coming in at 3rd & 4th TToT respectively, but not necessarily in order of preference, (depends on my mood) are Glen Tipton & K.K. Downing and Adrian Smith & Dave Murray, respectively.

Earlier in the day, I was in conversation with a person close to me. His dad has dementia and, not unexpectedly, will tell the same story over and over or he’ll suddenly get emotional when talking about his little dog. D and I got to talking about how, maybe because we’re older, we both can get emotional about some of the more simple things, like our dogs, or hearing a particular song. And then I remembered, not for the first time, that today would have been my dad’s 99th birthday. He is a TToT, 5th and only. His muscial gift of sitting down to a piano and simply….playing, is TToT#6. His birthday reminds me of 2 other TToTs: David Bowie and Elvis. Today is their birthday too. Happy Birthday, Gentlemen.

A mere dusting of snow yesterday is a huge 9th TToT! Lo and behold, there is 1 TToT remaining to complete the 10. The 10th TToT? …..the gift of another 24 hours. The day that is both first and last. This day.



16 thoughts on “A Birthday TToT Wish…from The Edge

  1. May January 8, 2017 / 11:36 pm

    I enjoyed your Kevin Bacon’ed list! Such a fun image! I think the simple things can make us emotional because in the end they are the things that truly matter.


    • GirlieOnTheEdge January 9, 2017 / 8:36 pm

      I’m glad 😀 You’re absolutely right, May. It’s is all about the simple things in life 🙂


  2. Kristi January 9, 2017 / 1:42 am

    I thought about birthdays and Alzheimer’s this week, too. Music and dogs might seem like simple things, but they are so important!


  3. zoe January 9, 2017 / 3:50 am

    A Love, heartfelt Metallica lafen post! Can any of your dads kids play piano???? I slways wantex to.


    • GirlieOnTheEdge January 9, 2017 / 8:40 pm

      One of my favorite bands 😀
      Yes, 2 of them. Well, used to play.
      Never too late. Kerry took up the violin…you have access to a piano?


  4. valj2750 January 9, 2017 / 6:52 am

    Music speaks to and through the soul. (That sounds profound, doesn’t it?) Glad you have warm thoughts of gratitude to see you through these freezing days.


    • GirlieOnTheEdge January 9, 2017 / 8:42 pm

      Agreed. Oh yes, and freezing? Yowzer!! I’m looking forward to Thursday. Projected temps in the 60’s. Yippee!


  5. Lisa @ The Meaning of Me January 9, 2017 / 10:22 am

    Music has such power to do so many things. I know that’s tremendously vague and non-specific, but it’s true. I can’t imagine a world without it.
    Let’s get the cold over with!


    • GirlieOnTheEdge January 9, 2017 / 8:47 pm

      I know what you’re saying Lisa. It’s powers go beyond something to listen to. Me neither 🙂
      Please! Send along spring stat!!


  6. Josie Two Shoes January 9, 2017 / 3:18 pm

    A wonderful ten! Both music and our furkids can stir emotions within us like nothing else. Birthdays find us missing our parents more and more too. I loved #10 best of all, because it’s a gift we each have every single day and yet so often take that gift for granted. Thank you for the reminder!


    • GirlieOnTheEdge January 9, 2017 / 9:10 pm

      Thank you 🙂 So very true. Amazing, isn’t it, that even as “mature adults”, missing our parents can be just as intense a feeling as when we were younger. You are very welcome. It’s the one thing I manage to remember to remind myself about each day I wake up.


  7. Kristi Campbell January 10, 2017 / 7:58 pm

    Here’s to the simple things in life and your dad’s birthday. xo


    • GirlieOnTheEdge January 11, 2017 / 11:02 pm

      Thanks Kristi.
      So what do you think of Metallica’s latest? 🙂


  8. Sageleaf January 10, 2017 / 9:34 pm

    Metallica has a new album? WOWOW. Ima haveta check it out. 🙂 Glad as always to come over and read (though sorry I’m a little late). And now…to listen to some Metallica. Hehe. I hope you have a great week. Thankful for you!


    • GirlieOnTheEdge January 11, 2017 / 11:09 pm

      Well new as of last November. You should! My favorite band. And Kristi’s too 😀
      No worries Cyndi. Whenever you get here is fine. Seems I’m a little late in here my own self!!
      Enjoy your snow week. Hopefully, you’re still enjoying snow days!
      Thankful for you.


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