Friday, April 24, 2009

The "Even Better" Friday Random Ten

Yesterday morning, I ran to my school to drop off the paper that confirms that I accepted my slot in their nursing program. When I handed the paper in, the lady who runs the office said "Night, right?" I thought she was referring to the orientation-- there were two orientations times on June 8, one in the day and one in the night. I had checked off for the daytime one. It turns out that she was referring to the program itself-- there is a daytime one and a nightime program, in order to deal with students' work schedules. It turned out that I was in the nighttime schedule. This posed some problems-- I work nights, and pick my stepdaughter up from school most weekdays. I talked to Kim and we figured that we'd work it out somehow.

Fortunately, the lady who runs the office remembered me and remembered our conversation. It turns out that later in the day, another student came by to confirm and had the opposite problem. She gave me a call and we arranged for the other student and I to switch schedules. I won't have to give up shifts at work, and Kim and I won't have to figure out alternate childcare. Getting into nursing school was great, but getting a schedule that works is even better.


1. Drugs- Talking Heads
2. Jealous Guy- John Lennon
3. Where Have All The Flowers Gone?- The Kingston Trio
4. The Model- Kraftwerk
5. Open My Eyes- The Nazz
6. Have You Ever Seen The Rain?- Creedence Clearwater Revival
7. Welfare Mothers- Neil Young and Crazy Horse
8. Back Home Again- John Denver
9. Right Back Where We Started From- Maxine Nightingale
10. Emma- Hot Chocolate

Notes:
1. The closing track to "Fear of Music," my favorite Talking Heads album.
2. Bryan Ferry did a nice cover of this after Lennon's death.
3. Some polite, well-dressed protest.
4. From the guys who brought you "Autobahn."
5. From "Nuggets." This band was headed by Todd Rundgren
6. Great Vietnam protest song.
7. I find this song really funny
8. Guilty pleasure!
9. A one-hit wonder from the seventies. I was watching "Slapshot" a while back and realized that they play this song like four times in the movie.
10. These guys are best remembered for "You Sexy Thing."

8 comments:

SamuraiFrog said...

I love Rundgren. I have both Nazz albums and the anthology for good measure. "Open My Eyes" was really the cream of the crop. They also did the first version of "Hello, It's Me," which Rundgren turned into a much better solo hit.

bubbles said...

Congrats on the good schedule. Have a great weekend.

SkylersDad said...

I am probably one of the few around here who is old enough to remember seeing the Kingston Trio!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Don't you love it when things work out like that? Everybody wins.

Distributorcap said...

i am glad it all worked out. and anytime i see neil young on a list i smile

LegalMist said...

So glad it's all working out well for you!

Churlita said...

I always take it as a sign that it was meant to be, when things come together like that.

I love that Maxine Nightingale song and Slapshot.

John Denver was my all time favorite when I was a kid, and now my nostalgia music.

Suze said...

I'm glad you got your schedule worked out. Now I will be singing John Denver's song all "night". Thank you.