Friday, July 22, 2011

The Cool and Rainy Friday Random Ten

This week's been a heat-fest here in Chicago. I've braved it in order to get our attic, which is a finished attic, and get it habitable. I'll actually be able to have my books out on shelves and not in boxes in the basement.

This morning, a brief storm front blew in and cooled things off-- it's very welcome.

Today, I put in my first application for a nursing job, at a dialysis center. A couple of nursing school friends work at dialysis companies and said they're always hiring. Since I'm a brand new nurse, I need to get my foot in the door somewhere.

In the meantime, I'm eager to move on from the waitering job that got me through nursing school. Not only do I not want to be working as a server at the age of fifty, things are getting weird with the new owners. Business has dropped off drastically, and they don't seem to be doing anything about it. I'm ready to move on.

1. Gomez- Nothing Is Wrong
2. The Call-Up- The Clash
3. Forgotten Years- Midnight Oil
4. In The Summertime- Mungo Jerry
5. They're Coming To Take Me Away- Napolean Bonaparte XIV
6. Just a Song Before I Go- Crosby, Stills and Nash
7. Nights In White Satin- The Dickies
8. Here Comes the Weekend- Dave Edmunds
9. Reason To Believe- Rod Stewart
10. Beginning- The Bubble Puppy

1. These guys had a hit with this one a few years back. Their record company rewarded them by dropping them. Fortunately, they signed with another and are still putting out fine records.
2. From the sprawling "Sandinista!" album.
3. Singer Peter Garrett is a member of the Australian Parliament these days
4. Great 1970 one-hit wonder
5. The ultimate novelty tune.
6. I think this song pretty much invented Adult Contemporary. I still like it.
7. Yes, THAT "Nights In White Satin." I may be the only one on the planet that's seen both the Moody Blues and the Dickies perform this one.
8. Rhino Records should win a Nobel Prize in something, if only for issuing a Dave Edmunds box set, which I got this one from.
9. A nice cover of a Tim Hardin classic. Back when Rod was still a rocker.
10. Discovered this little beauty thanks to Little Steven's Underground Garage


SkylersDad said...

I hope you land a job you like real soon.

Mnmom said...

NURSE Brian. Even your initials are B.P.! A friend of mine is a chemo nurse and LOVES it. Another works in dialysis and enjoys it equally.

Johnny Yen said...


My classmates who work in dialysis like it a lot, which surprised me. They say the nature of the work allows a lot of friendly patient/nurse interaction.

Churlita said...

Let us know how your job search goes. I know it's usually pretty easy to get a job in nursing, but sometimes the hours can be hell when you first start.

Johnny Yen said...

I've been busy crossing t's and dotting i's-- I got the job. I start training Monday. Post to follow.

Pat Tillett said...

I'm here from the future! You will have a great interview and get a job!
Mungo Jerry! There's a name from obscurity... I love CSN also CSNY. That song was one of the good early ones.