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What's Your Workplace Like?

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

I work in a Federal Hospital (VA)

CEO



Supervisor



Nurse Manager (Head Nurse)



Staff Nurse



Doctor



VA Police (Federal Police, not Security!)



Cleaning Staff




  
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DAP1313 5/22/2012 9:04AM

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I can imagine there are some people who really do resemble those pictures.

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GAYLLYNNE 5/22/2012 6:50AM

    So cute! Thanks for the smile :)

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Ring of Fire

Monday, May 21, 2012

I walked the pups this evening starting just before the annular eclipse started. I had my eclipse glasses. It was amazing - I could glance over quickly towards the sun and it seemed as bright and full as ever - flip on the shades, and it looked like PacMan. The moon chomped further and further into the sun. Even at the full eclipse, to the visible eye, you couldn't tell (of course, to prevent eye damage, all I could do was take quick glances). I tried putting the shades in front of my iPhone camera lens, but it looked totally blacked out. Dern it!

Johnny Cash, 1963 (Pictures from Bing)

Love is a burning thing
And it makes a fiery ring
Bound by wild desire
I fell into a ring of fire


I fell into a burning ring of fire
I went down, down, down and the flames went higher
And it burns, burns, burns, the ring of fire
The ring of fire


I fell into a burning ring of fire
I went down, down, down and the flames went higher
And it burns, burns, burns, the ring of fire
The ring of fire


The taste of love is sweet
When hearts like ours meet
I fell for you like a child
Oh, but the fire went wild


I fell into a burning ring of fire
I went down, down, down and the flames went higher
And it burns, burns, burns, the ring of fire
The ring of fire


I fell into a burning ring of fire
I went down, down, down and the flames went higher
And it burns, burns, burns, the ring of fire
The ring of fire


And it burns, burns, burns, the ring of fire
The ring of fire
The ring of fire
The ring of fire

  
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SAFETYSUE 5/22/2012 2:33AM

    Perfect song, great pictures! You did a great job with this on....
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JOANNKW 5/21/2012 2:46PM

    I loved the eclipse. I got a photo through a welding helmet, but it turned the sun kind of green! I got nothing through the eclipse glasses - too dark for my camera. I sort of wished I had gotten a special filter for my camera but it was still fabulous!

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ABQBIKERCHICK 5/21/2012 10:29AM

    Great Song! Were you able to enjoy the eclipse last night? I had an awesome view from my place.

Have a great week!

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MYTURN11 5/21/2012 9:15AM

    Awesome - thanks for sharing - we could not see here on this east coast. I meant to google this morn. emoticon emoticon

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EDITOR 5/21/2012 5:12AM

    Oh, help my memory, Lord! I was anticipating, yet forgot.

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CHIEF_GEEK 5/21/2012 2:22AM

    nice.

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3G1RLS4ME 5/21/2012 1:26AM

    I got a really cool photo of the solar annular eclipse on my spark page you should check it out it was one of the best photographic experiances I have done in a while.

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Ain't No Sunshine

Saturday, May 19, 2012

An annular eclipse (moon in front of the sun) is coming Sunday evening, and Albuquerque, NM is right in the main pathway. Yeah! Gonna get the special viewing glasses so I can watch it and not go blind - it'll be starting about 1830 (6:30P), total between 1933 and 1938 (around 7:30P) and ending when the sun goes down shortly thereafter.

Bill Withers recorded this one in 1971. I found a few eclipse pictures that didn't have anything to do with the movie ... or vampires.


Ain't no sunshine when she's gone
It's not warm when she's away.
Ain't no sunshine when she's gone
And she's always gone too long
Anytime she goes away.



Wonder this time where she's gone
Wonder if she's gone to stay
Ain't no sunshine when she's gone
And this house just ain't no home
Anytime she goes away.


BRIDGE:
And I know, I know, I know, I know,
I know, I know, I know, I know, I know,
I know, I know, I know, I know, I know,
I know, I know, I know, I know, I know,
I know, I know, I know, I know, I know,
I know, I know, hey,



I ought to leave the young thing along
But ain't no sunshine when she's gone
Ain't no sunshine when she's gone
Only darkness every day.
Ain't no sunshine when she's gone
And this house just ain't no home
Anytime she goes away.
Anytime she goes away.
Anytime she goes away.
Anytime she goes away.

  
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PLUMPKINHEART 5/19/2012 11:54AM

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JSALERNO 5/19/2012 5:01AM

    TERRIFIC!

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EDITOR 5/19/2012 3:24AM

    Great! I didn't even know about this.

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Bad Girls

Friday, May 18, 2012

Donna Summers died today (5/17/12) . Among many other Disco hits, she did Bad Girls in 1979.

Bad girls
Talking about the sad girls
Sad girls
Talking about bad girls, yeah


See them out on the street at night, walkin'
Picking up on all kinds of strangers
If the price is right
You can't score if you're pocket's tight
But you want a good time
You ask yourself who they are
Like everybody else
They come from near and far
Bad girls, yeah



Bad girls
Talking about the sad girls, yeah
Sad girls
Talking about bad girls, yeah


Friday night and the strip is hot
Sun's gone down and they're out to trot
Spirit's high and legs look hot
Do you wanna get down
Now don't you ask yourself who they are
Like everybody else, they wanna be a star


Bad girl
Sad girl, you're such a naughty bad girl
Beep-Beep, uh-uh
You bad girl you sad girl
Your such a dirty bad girl
Beep-Beep, uh-uh



Now you and me we're both the same
But you call yourself by different names
Now your mama won't like it when she finds out
That her girl is out at night


Hey, Mister, have you got a dime
Mister, do you want to spent some time
Oh, yeah
I got what you want, you got what I need
I'll be your baby, come and spend it on me
Hey, Mister
I'll spend some time with you

  
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SAFETYSUE 5/19/2012 3:02AM

    She will always live on in her music. Cancer is such a long painful road, may they soon find a cure for everyone who is stricken with this dease! I have lost family and friends to cancer and it is a sad road and watching a sister fight it for seven years, enduring surgeries, radiation, chemo, over and over was heartbreaking! In the end she didn't want anyone to see her on her death bed. It was so unfair for such an amazing soul to be taken so young, just 50 years old, only 42 when diagnosed with eight brain rumors which had spread from her lung cancer! God now holds them in his arms and the pain is gone!

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FLAMENM 5/19/2012 12:42AM

    Her voice is truly with the angels now.

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DAP1313 5/18/2012 11:23AM

    I used to dance to her songs when I was a teen. She was a gifted singer.

RIP Donna

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JSALERNO 5/18/2012 6:07AM

    SHE WAS AMAZING. LOVE THE PICTURES.

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KRITTERKEEPERS 5/18/2012 5:29AM

    R.I.P. Donna Summers

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BUTEAFULL 5/18/2012 1:49AM

    DANG we keep losing good singers

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Thank God I'm A Country Boy

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Well, I'm not country or a boy, but I've always liked this song. Written by John Martin Sommers and most famously recorded by John Denver in 1974


Well life on the farm is kinda laid back
Aint much an old country boy like me can't hack
Its early to rise, early in the sack
Thank God I'm a country boy



Well a simple kinda life never did me no harm
A raisin' me a family and workin on a farm
My days are all filled with an easy country charm
Thank God I'm a country boy


Well I got me a fine wife, I got me a fiddle
When the sun's comin' up I got cakes on the griddle
Life ain't nothin but a funy funny riddle
Thank God I'm a country boy



When the works all done and the suns settlin low
I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow
The kids are asleep so I keep it kinda low
Thank God I'm a country boy


I'd play Sally Goodin all day if I could
But the Lord and my wife wouldn't take it very good
So I fiddle when I could, work when I should
Thank God I'm a country boy


Well I got me a fine wife I got me a fiddle
When the suns comin up I got cakes on the griddle
Life ain't nothin' but a funny funny riddle
Thank God I'm a country boy


Well I wouldn't trade my life for diamonds and jewels
I never was one of them money hungry fools
I'd rather have my fiddle and my farmin' tools
Thank God I'm a country boy


Yeah, city folk drivin' in a black limousine
A lotta sad people thinkin' that's mighty keen
Son, let me tell ya now exactly what I mean
Thank God I'm a country boy


Well I got me a fine wife I got me a fiddle
When the sun's comin' up I got cakes on the griddle
Life ain't nothin but a funny funny riddle
Thank God I'm a country boy


Well, my fiddle was my daddy's till the day he died
And he took me by the hand and held me close to his side
Said, Live a good life and play my fiddle with pride
And thank God you're a country boy


My daddy taught me young how to hunt and how to whittle
Taught me how to work and play a tune on the fiddle
Taught me how to love and how to give just a little
Thank God I'm a country boy


Well I got me a fine wife I got me a fiddle
When the sun's comin up I got cakes on the griddle
Life ain't nothin' but a funny funny riddle
Thank God I'm a country boy

  
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SAFETYSUE 5/22/2012 2:44AM

    Great post as always!
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SUE-M-C 5/20/2012 12:05AM

    Cute!

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DAP1313 5/17/2012 7:25AM

    I think this blog is my favorite! I remember singing the song when it came on the radio, and you've picked the perfect pictures for it. LOL I especially love Farmer kitten, and raising a little nip.

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SHRINKINGSHERI 5/17/2012 5:55AM

    LOL - My Faither-in-laws ringtone on my phone. I just love this song.

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JSALERNO 5/17/2012 5:55AM

    LOVE IT! emoticon YOU ALWAYS PUT A SMILE ON MY FACE.

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BUTEAFULL 5/17/2012 1:19AM

    my favorite of his is Calypso

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