with [Producer], Mark Knopfler [Producer]
(C) 1996 Mercury Records Limited
When I finally crawled back out of bed today at about 4:00 PM... this video's song was playing in my head. It's been churning around in there since. There are not many songs that get stuck in there... that I like. Usually it's some horrible "ear worm" (as dmarks called them in a post) that I detest. So this was a nice treat to share.
I thought these would make a good start to your week. I tossed in the second one, which is not Dire Straits, but Mark Knopfler by himself and a lesser known song about little boys and their daddies. I hope you take the time to enjoy them. But if it's not your cup of tea... pass on!
Yes... I got up so late because I stayed up so late on my date. My date was funny and nice. We ate out at a great Mexican food place. I did have one margarita. We went back to his motel room... ah... ah... behave! ...and watched DVDs and stayed up talking. At some point very late, I fell asleep. Sorry... despite motel room.... no dirt to report as yet. He was a gentleman. We are going out again next Saturday.
OOOps! Laughing pointed out that I omitted why I would have a date in a motel. Okay... I should explain that one. It does sound a bit odd. He lives a couple of hours away and did not want to drive back late. I had nothing to do with this decision. I could have had him over to my house but my boys would have massed and been pains in the neck.
It did give us a place to visit where no one else was staring at us. We had beer at the only bar in town when he first arrived and there was Aman keeping a close eye. The motel is staffed by ex-students with puzzled and curious faces. It is rare that I am truly alone in Dumb Potter's Hell. I am now the object of speculation and idle gossip. What fun!
I got the welcome back to the new school year letter that arrives this time every year. Heavy sigh... my summer is drawing to a close. Unlike Crazy4coens... I do not return each year with a light heart. My feet drag and I grumble all the way. I love my job, but hate to lose my freedom. I don't get excited until the night before school begins for students.
The good news is that I have not lost any hours. I have gained 30 additional hours that will be dedicated to working in special ed as an Instructional Assistant. I've always been one. Until now, I did that job in the library helping high school students one on one. Now I will be working with younger readers in need of extra help. Close enough to library work for me. I am still the librarian as well. Cool beans.
But I will miss my high school students terribly... especially my Squeaky who gets to escape mom for the first time in his life. I know this is good for him. Probably good for me too, because this time next year he will be going off to college. Mom is not clear yet how she will feel about being alone at that point. What is best for Squeaky will always come first.
Have a wonderful Monday! What is one of your favorite "upbeat" songs that can get you going on the right foot on a Monday?