Do you count in your head all day?

Last Update: September 27, 2015

No one need respond to this. I am one of those people who counts in their head 24/7. Before I get up I have to imagine the steps to the washroom. I have to brush my teeth 3 minutes exactly...the 3 minute workout. Yes, 180 brush strokes. I have to chew my food 32 times. My showers are timed - I can be in and out in 8 minutes as I refuse to waste water despite not having to pay for it right now. Count down the 480 seconds in my head without even trying...like it's pre-programmed. That includes leg shaving, ladies! Sorry guys...I am pretty transparent as you can see....pardon the pun.

I don't know if it is a phobia or what but I am writing out what's on my mind like is suggested here. Joined on the 7th, went top 200 on the 27th of the next month, (today). That's 51 days (which divides evenly by 17, which is my favourite number of all time). I got here because of an entire community as no one can do it completely alone or should be so arrogant as to think they can. You will notice I write about numbers a lot because I have to get them out of my head and this helps me. I happened to jump my fav number, again being '17' overnight (206 - 189). 1979 was great year and great summer...oh to be 17 again...lying in the sun life guarding on the beach by my home...getting paid for this...so awesome...oops, back to reality...

When I has hovering around 210, I stopped pushing too hard because I was afraid newer members would think I know more than I do. That means I could have been here sooner but was too nervous to cross that line.

I know I'm not stupid, but there are so many brilliant people who just don't make an effort to rank which I can totally understand. You should do what's right for you within the time constraints many of you have to conform to. My concern is a that brighter person who is not top 200 may see a lame answer that I give (in THEIR opinion) when attempting to answer a question directly asked of me by someone new and laugh; knowing they could do a better job. I can't let this concern hold me back from eventually ranking as creating content is bound to push anyone along which is one reason I hit top 200. Plus when I ask any questions, so many of you jump into to help me therefore pushing my rank up even more. TY!

There are no real coincidences here as technically, there are only 10 numbers altogether being 0 to 9. Imagine how excited I was to discovered binary in college in 1981? Was grade 13 ONLY in Canada? Does anyone know? Binary is likely taught in elementary levels now. I know there are teachers/profs etc. both practicing and retired in WA so please tell this curious cat if you know! (I could play in 0's and 1's all day and actually, we ALL do!)

I had mixed feelings - fear of not cutting it being the negative emotion) but overall was pleased this morning with 189. I am sure I could make the 189 relate to something because there are only 10 numbers (which are simply combined to make others).

It likely still reads 206 above and will until 6 pm. EST (Ontario). It changes every morning at 8 am. but seems to have been different lately or I'm not paying attention.

Now if you want to win money from me, compete with me in a geography test. I am the worst....you don't want me on your trivia team.

The amount of unique skills that so many of you have routinely distracts me from working on my site. I now commit now to at least 2 solid productive hours then treat myself by reading all of your websites and blogs. Who needs social media with the WA community available...(oh yeah, friends and family) So...get them all to join WA! lol...they only will once they see us successful so that's great motivation to do so.

I would never have been getting the inspiration I do without having the privilege of watching others in the building process as that's an area where we all learn....you can almost feel the frustration first when someone ELSE hits a wall, then elation when they break through it....so cool!...I notice many have issues with C 2, Ll 4 to 7. I like to help members manipulate this area as so much help was given to me here. It was the area I would have given up if I wasn't so determined to push through. I was so afraid that the lessons would just keep getting harder and harder so if this area came with a warning, maybe more members would remain. Once I was on Course 3 everything came together.

Yes I figured out the answer to the question I asked in the forum about why my fee came to over $70 instead of the $47 that I was looking for when I scanned my account debits on Sept. 7 ...oohhh...look at the 7's showing up...stop it, Narda!! So simple: you have to add the exchange rate in as well as applicable taxes for each country/province, etc. Since the owners are Canadian like me, I truly thought I would be paying in Canadian funds....SUR - PRI - ISE!! It did work out to the penny with the exchange rate being about .7534 cents on the dollar.. just.roughly mind you. TY to those who tried to help me figure it out.

If anyone has numbers stuck in their head all day like me, let me know. I am only just now sharing this fact with my family as I really I thought everyone did this, but, I'm the only one, apparently. Even my one child who has an undergrad degree in math doesn't do it but OF COURSE he has other issues...ADHD...there's a blog for another day...what a ride that can be!

Oh yeah, here's yet something ELSE for another day and I'd love your thoughts: Does IQ come 100% from the female line like the sex of your baby is determined by the male side? Before you laugh at this like I did, just mull it over! I thought about all the crazy women before me, however, they were smart, too. My mom's mom was sane right until the end...but the rest...hmmmm. (A couple were locked up in our local nursing home...you know....for their own safety...so they didn't wander). There is really supposed to be something to it. Not necessarily from the mom but the grandmothers, etc. like skin pigmentation, some things skip generations. Let me know what your IQ is and birthdate and I am sure I can put together something fun for you! Just kidding.

Have a beautiful day from the 'ranter'. This could have been made into about four blogs...oh well...

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Martstervt Premium
Narda, You remind me of Monk,that old show where he was an expert crime solver but had to have everything in perfect conformity.

I bet you made some carhaulers change there loads if they weren't just right.LOL

Marty
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Narda Premium
I LOVED MONK!
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Loes Premium
Wauw, ain't you sometimes tired of this? I only count potatoes, how many parts are sufficient for the amount of eaters ;)
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betcha Premium
I don't cook so I don't know how to count potatoes vs. the number of eaters. Lol. Pro'ly you can help me out!
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Loes Premium
Well I can explain that easily, not all potatoos are the same size, so the little ones count for one, then the bigger once I cut in two, and the biggest in 3 or for pieces, you need about 6 pieces pp, so for 4 persons you count 24 pieces:)

How come you don't cook?
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betcha Premium
Haha...I am one spoiled wife! My hubby does the cooking most of the time because he loves to eat and I don't. Thanks for sharing. I love baked potatoes served with butter and bacon! Yummy!
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Narda Premium
I count 1.5 medium to large potatoes per guest ahead of cooking i.e. one dozen for 8 pp.so whether I make hashbrowns or potatoes Richard, I know it will work out in the end. I just made chicken fried rice for dinner and promise I didn't count out the rice grains. You are right....it is tiring and I wish I could turn it off sometimes.
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betcha Premium
O wow! I love fried rice! Yet that would be ridiculous if we have to count the rice grains. But here's a true story of a couple in their golden years. The wife was cleaning the rice grains, removing every stone she could find when suddenly she lost grip and hundreds of grains fell on the floor. Being hard in life, the hubby scolded her and let her pick up the grains one by one. In her dizziness bending over and over again to pick the grains, she fell on the cement floor hitting her head first. She died of internal bleeding. What a sad story!
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Narda Premium
Sounds like my first husband ... maybe not that bad, though. He was a good cook despite being tempermental and did most of it when the kids were young as I was the one working all the long hours and going to school at night.
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Loes Premium
Sounds good :) both the potatoes and the hubby!
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Narda Premium
I figured out that you are more generous with the potatoes than I am...lol
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betcha Premium
You work so hard! You definitely be successful in your online business! More blessings to you, Narda!
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JewelCarol Premium
Loes, are you cooking curry with potatoes, one of my favorite dish, lol. ;))
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Loes Premium
Mjammie I love curry too!
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betcha Premium
I do count but not as much as you do. I have to be on time every period of my class and to be organized for the most part so that I can accomplish a lot more at work, with my studies, and family responsibilities. I can't imagine how much less I could accomplish without counting hours and minutes. Well, I don't know what's that something that makes you count that way.

Oh well, thanks for sharing. I don't see anything wrong. You're just unique the way you are! Have a blessed day!
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Narda Premium
Unique...yeah that's it...that's why I got a handle like Narda...My brother is Mark so why did I get picked on...lol...thanks for your input and it seems you set a great example for your friends and family with a very responsible uniqueness! Looking forward to following you!
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betcha Premium
I don't know if being very responsible uniqueness is my kind of thing. For me it's a whether I like it or not thing, I have to be. Perhaps, you feel the same way when you respond to everyone who picks on you. Oh, Narda. You're not a ranter. You're just being you.
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RoverGirl Premium
i see movie and book scenes in my head. And what you describe here would make a most fascinating lead character, maybe a lady detective who solves mysteries and murders by the numbers. And some of those numbers would be on the screen???
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Narda Premium
OMG...what a cool idea and thanks for thinking I'm a lady. I do see book scenes in my head even if the description is poor. So happy to see that.
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cblackston Premium
The only thing I do in my head is listen to the echoes and the sound of rushing wind!
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Narda Premium
You kill me. You always make me LMAO with your one liners. I love it! Narda
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Narda Premium
Thank you my dear...it was on the little...i know you know that but I didn't get it right away. You and I should switch ranks.
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