Friday, February 17, 2012

PM-based Friday Random Ten

It's kind of interesting how on a lot of days I get the vast majority of work done in the last 90 minutes of the work day. It also happens the other way around sometimes, doing everything at the beginning of the day and then coasitng for six hours or so. But today was one of the days when there just wasn't a lot of work on-hand, until there was. And Fridays the building closes early, which adds an element of low-budget thriller to the whole thing.

1. Tori Amos - Father Lucifer
2. Joe Jackson - Pretty Girls
3. Sammy Davis Jr - Hey There*
4. Brian Eno - By This River
5. Tom Waits - Kiss Me
6. Beck - Emergency Exit
7. Pink Martini & Saori Yuki - Mayanaka no Bossa Nova (Midnight Bossa Nova)
8. Squirrel Nut Zippers - Meant to Be
9. The Cramps - Don't Eat Stuff Off the Sidewalk
10. Jimmy Smith - Ruby

* A number from The Pajama Game, I believe written for a female character. Slightly altering the lyrics, Sammy sounds like a gay man pining after his straight friend. I don't see how this could be accidental.


susan said...

It's funny how work is so often that way, especially office work, but getting to leave early on Fridays is a good thing. Now all you have to do is convince them to open the building late on Mondays.

Of all the members of the somewhat slimy Rat Pack, I'd say Sammy Davis Jr. was the most likeable.

Ben said...

Well it's not really that I leave early on Fridays. The other days of the week the building is open til 9, so people can stay late if they have reason to. (Crazy, but it happens.) Since they close at 5 on Friday you just have to be ready to wrap it up.

Sammy's schtick did age better than Frank's, I think, for various reasons.