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Rhythm of the Rain
Saturday, July 09, 2011      4 comments

Weather dudes keep promising rain someday, soon. "Rhythm of the Rain" is a song performed by The Cascades, released in November 1962. It was written by Cascades band member John Claude Gummoe. Could have sworn it was also covered by Ricky Nelson... Read more
Travelin' Man
Thursday, July 07, 2011      4 comments

I'm wearing one of my many tropical themed scrub tops, and humming & whistling Traveling Man (driving my co-workers a little crazy, I think). Anyway - summer is here, hot, and the rains look like they may be coming soon - traveling in from Arizo... Read more
The Ballad of Gilligan's Island
Wednesday, July 06, 2011      7 comments

Ah, I wish I were on a tropical island, especially if the Professer was there to help McGyver up everything I needed! Gilligan's Island aired from 1964-1967. Funny how so many people showed up on the "deserted" island, but the Minnow tourists an... Read more
(We're having a) Heat Wave
Tuesday, July 05, 2011      4 comments

Still hot and dry - we keep hoping the rainstorms will come. Over 3.5 inches deficit in precipitation. Yikes. HEATWAVE aka (WE'RE HAVING A) HEATWAVE From the film "Alexander's Ragtime Band" (1938) (Irving Berlin) sung by Ethel Merman - 1938... Read more
My Country 'tis of Thee
Monday, July 04, 2011      3 comments

OK, I confess that I only know the first verse - I'd have to have the words written out to sing any more! Text: Samuel F. Smith, 1808-1895 Music: Thesaurus Musicus My country,' tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sin... Read more
Yankee Doodle Went to Town
Sunday, July 03, 2011      9 comments

I was going to blog on "Born in the USA" by Springsteen - but the lyrics are downers (boo) Here's a much more upbeat song by by Richard Shuckburgh. A Pre-revolutionary song, originally used to poke fun at the disheveled Colonials - it's the stat... Read more
Another Trip to the Doctor
Saturday, July 02, 2011      8 comments

Yesterday's visit to the doctor didn't go so well. Let's see if today is a better day. Dr. Tiny cat has recovered from fwapping himself in the head yesterday. The smoke is still heavy in the air. ... Read more
A Visit to the (Animal) Doctor
Friday, July 01, 2011      7 comments

Surprise! No song today - how about a visit to Dr. Tiny cat and friends? Let's say you're at home, and something happens. In the old days, the doctor would come to you. ... Read more
Little Surfer Girl
Thursday, June 30, 2011      7 comments

Another horrible night - no one died, but I got 8K steps in after midnight by the time I got home. Whipped the pups on a mile walk and have topped 10K. For some reason, I'm flashing back to the Beach Boys and their sweet harmony. 1963 Littl... Read more
Under the Boardwalk
Thursday, June 30, 2011      9 comments

The Drifters recorded this one in 1964, written by Kenny Young and Arthur Resnick. In New Mexico, we have lots of sand, but little water. Oh when the sun beats down and burns the tar up on the roof And your shoes get so hot, you wis... Read more
Get Along Little Dogies
Wednesday, June 29, 2011      8 comments

Urg - worked last night - came into a cluster-mess that we didn't straighten out until 0200. The first thing 3 people said to me when I went in was "Are you supposed to be here?" Uh, yes, I'm your 3d nurse. One guy looked at me with a surprised ... Read more
Summer In The City
Monday, June 27, 2011      8 comments

We're short-staffed tonight, so I have to go in at midnight. Did my usual Monday stuff, including walkling the pups already and having a big lunch so I can sleep. I walked over to Golden Corral and back - it's about 93 now and no rain in sight. ... Read more
June Is Bustin' Out All Over!
Monday, June 27, 2011      5 comments

Almost at the end of June, and i finally remembered this song. Carousel – Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein in 1945 Nettie March went out like a lion Awakin' up the water in the bay; Then April cried and stepped aside, And a... Read more
Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days Of Summer
Saturday, June 25, 2011      8 comments

Not even at the peak of summer, and already we're hitting 100 (some parts of the New Mexico are 100+). I grew up without airconditioning as a kid - in Florida! How did we survive? I remember my parents getting an A/C for their bedroom ... and, f... Read more
Let's Go Fly a Kite!
Friday, June 24, 2011      6 comments

Still breezy (at only a predicted max of 16 mph, that's a gentle breeze here) and still hot. Wish I had a kite to fly. Written by Robert B. Sherman for Mary Poppins, 1960 With tuppence for paper and strings, you can have your own se... Read more

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