Friday, August 12, 2011

The "One Week In" Friday Random Ten

Finished my first week as a nurse. It's all training right now, but yesterday, I was in a hospital, in scrubs, helping another nurse with dialysis. Today I got to hook up a dialysis machine, but it was just in the training offices. It'll be a bit before I will hook a person to one.

I have to admit that I was thinking a little about money. Things were so bad the last two months at my restaurant job, it was a relief knowing that there'll be a good paycheck soon. I don't feel bad about it at all. I worked hard to get here, and realize that dialysis nursing will be hard work.

Normally I would have picked my son up on the way home from work, but he's going with his mother to check out a college in Buffalo, New York. Hard to believe he'll be 18 in a just under seven months. Hard to believe I'll have two kids high school. Lots of transitions.

1. Lucky Man- Emerson, Lake and Palmer
2. Driving With Your Eyes Closed- Don Henley
3. Green Tamborine- The Lemon Pipers
4. Imagine a Man- The Who
5. Stubborn Kind of Fellow- Marvin Gaye
6. Theme From Valley of the Dolls- Dionne Warwick
7. Why Can't We Live Together?- Timmy Thomas
8. I Will Survive- Gloria Gaynor
9. Hashish- The Hair Soundtrack
10. The Ballad of Spider John- Jimmy Buffett

1. A subtle anti-war song.
2. From "Building the Perfect Beast," one of my favorite albums of the eighties.
3. I know, it's just bubble gum, but I like it.
4. "The Who By Numbers" was not only one of my favorite Who records, but had a great cover.
5. I never, ever get tired of hearing Marvin Gaye's music.
6. I love me some Dionne Warwick
7. Great little one-hit wonder
8. This song got lost in the disco shuffle, but I came to love it over the years.
9. Finally bought the original Hair soundtrack on CD a while back. It still stands up great.
10. Written by Willis Alan Ramsey, who only had one album. This bittersweet, heartbreaking song is one of my favorites, especially as done by Mr. Buffett. It's so good, in fact, that I can almost forgive Ramsey for also writing "Muskrat Love." Almost.


Pat Tillett said...

I'm glad to hear that it's all starting out well. I'm sure you'll do great!
Song #1 was indeed a subtle anti-war song. It was also a not so subtle big hit with the drug crowd. At least that's what i was told, (wink wink)..

Some Guy said...

There was a bar my friends and I used to meet at in the Chicago burbs (Elmhurst) every Monday after work that had Green Tambourine on the jukebox. I played it all the time. You're absolutely right about it being bubble gum, but it's got a kick-ass sound. It does, however, have one of the lamest drum solos of all time.

Johnny Yen said...

Pat- Um, yeah, me too. I heard. (nudge, nudge, wink, wink!)

Mnmom said...

Who's to judge bubblegum?
So glad to hear about your first "real" job - must be such a sense of satisfaction.

Erik Donald France said...

Cheers ~~!

And amen to the assorted tracks ~~

Churlita said...

Way to go! I haven't worked food service since 1999. There are some things I miss about it, but I really like not having to go to work on Friday afternoon, just as everyone else is off for the weekend.