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The state of me

I interviewed for a position as Quality Coordinator a month ago. Two weeks ago, they let me know that I was the only candidate remaining, but that they wanted to readvertise for it. Then on Thursday evening, I got the call that they would like to see me again...yet now, I'm not sure that the job's for me. I knew they'd since rewritten the job description, and asked for a copy to be sent to me -- and the role and responsibilities have been much added to. I'd have to be WonderWoman in order to fulfill their expectations now!

Meanwhile, the job hunt is not going well on other fronts. There are loads of job postings around, but hardly any at my level; and my phone remains stubbornly silent. None of the recruitment agencies I'm registered with have got back to me yet, and I'm rapidly losing heart. And then, I went and added to my misery by breaking my laptop keyboard, when I took my frustrations out on it and the keycaps started flying around my ears.

So, I'm in need of cheering up, and maybe this meme that I've stolen from chickenfeet2003 will do just that. We last played this game on the 28th of September, 2008, so please will you indulge me?


1. Open up your music player. Hit shuffle.
2. Record the first few words of the first 20 songs that come up that do not give away the name of the song. Skip instrumentals, but don't skip the embarrassing ones.
3. Make hapless LJ denizens guess the song names and artists. Google is cheating.
4. Least hapless LJ denizen wins admiration.

01. (..) Back of my neck getting dirty and gritty. Yes, it IS 'Summer in the City'...but does anyone know who sang it?
02. I don’t care what they say/I don’t care about the style you’re choosing.
03. These things take my time and energies/don’t stand too close without apologies.
04. Vor uns liegt ein weites Tal/die Sonne scheint/mit Glitzerstrahl.
05. Take your baby by the hand/and make her do a high hand stand. - identified by speakr2customrs
06. (..) 32 softly-focused, bright-colored eyes/staring at the natural tan of/32 gently-clenching, wrinkled little hands
07. They occupied our country/we were almost overrun.
08. I buckle and rose/as God and the rest.
09. Don’t start me talking/I could talk all night. - identified by speakr2customrs
10. Snow is falling all around/7 o’clock/and the roads are blocked.
11. Drifting out of time/something on your mind/and I wanna be the one that you call
12. My baby don’t mess around/because she loves me so/and this I know for sure
13. I’m your only friend/I’m not your only friend/but I’m a little glowing friend - identified by bogwitch
14. Sweetness, sweetness/I was only joking/when I said I’d like to/smash every tooth in your head - identified by bogwitch
15. Share bride failing star care-line (4x) driving me Shirley (3x) own
16. Well I guess it would be nice/if I could touch your body - identified by dalmeny
17. Playground school bell rings again/rainclouds come to play again
18. Say it’s the same sun/spinning in the same sky/Say it’s the same stars/streaming in the same night
19. Come into these arms again/and lay your body down/the rhythm of this trembling heart/is beating like a drum. - identified by speakr2customrs
20. I don’t need a whole lot of money/I don’t need a big fine car.


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Nov. 20th, 2011 07:39 pm (UTC)
13. Birdhouse in Your Soul – They Might Be Giants
14. Bigmouth Strikes Again – The Smiths (or it could be Placebo?)

I was only thinking this morning that's been a while since you did this.

I wish there was something I scould say about the job front. :/
Nov. 20th, 2011 08:12 pm (UTC)
I almost couldn't believe it when I checked back and saw that it had been a little over 3 years since I last 'hit shuffle on my iPod' and recorded the first lines of the songs that played...it was always one of my favourite memes!

You are, of course, correct in identifying nos. 13 and 14; and, although you couldn't have known this, it was indeed Placebo's cover version that I was listening to earlier ;-)

I wish there was something I could say about your poor knee :/
Nov. 20th, 2011 08:21 pm (UTC)
I should have got 11, it was nagging, but I had to resort to Google.

Do I get extra points for Placebo?

It's my own fault for being too lazy, I think.
Nov. 20th, 2011 08:39 pm (UTC)
Do I get extra points for Placebo?

Oh, go on, then!
Nov. 20th, 2011 08:48 pm (UTC)

I need them.
Nov. 20th, 2011 09:04 pm (UTC)
Nov. 20th, 2011 08:32 pm (UTC)
05) Wang Chung, "Dance Hall Days"
09) Elvis Costello, "Oliver's Army"
19) Annie Lennox, "Love Song for a Vampire"
Nov. 20th, 2011 08:39 pm (UTC)
Nov. 21st, 2011 09:02 am (UTC)
Back when 'Dance Hall Days' was current I used to amuse myself by making up new lyrics for it: for instance
"Take your baby by the throat
And make her dance round with a goat
And take your baby by the spleen
And make her paint her toenails green..."
Nov. 21st, 2011 10:28 am (UTC)
Honestly? Those lyrics only improve the song ;-)
Nov. 20th, 2011 08:48 pm (UTC)
*big hugs* I'm sorry that the job hunt isn't going well.
Nov. 20th, 2011 08:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Meanwhile, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it'll be good news for you shortly ;-).
Nov. 20th, 2011 08:52 pm (UTC)
I think what happens is that places lose one position, then another, and maybe another, and then try to cram all the stuff those people did into one position. We've had to do it here at our library, I'm sad to say.

I know #1 is Summer in the City, but I can't remember the band's name.
Nov. 20th, 2011 09:03 pm (UTC)
I think what happens is that places lose one position, then another, and maybe another, and then try to cram all the stuff those people did into one position.

I think that must be it; and somehow, this explanation makes me feel a little more sanguine about making a fool of myself on Thursday ;-)

I know #1 is Summer in the City.

It is.
Nov. 20th, 2011 10:07 pm (UTC)

16 is a George Michael song. Faith?

Nov. 21st, 2011 10:30 am (UTC)
It is Faith, you're right ;-)
Nov. 21st, 2011 01:51 am (UTC)
1. "Summer in the City" not sure who originally wrote it
6. is by Regina Specktor
16. "Faith" by George Michael
Nov. 21st, 2011 10:36 am (UTC)
Summer in the City...Funny, that neither cheesygirl nor you can remember who it's by...I won't give it to either of you yet, in case someone else might know the answer.

6. is by Regina Specktor


16. "Faith" by George Michael

I'm sorry; dalmeny pipped you to the post there.
Nov. 22nd, 2011 10:08 am (UTC)
Clearly I'm crap at your meme, I can't get any that aren't already picked. :(

As to the job-hunt, I'm sure that something wonderful will come your way soon. You deserve it, so shall it be. :)
Nov. 22nd, 2011 11:37 am (UTC)
And here I was, thinking my iPod had thrown up a good mix of well-known and obscure songs!

Thanks for the vote of confidence! I shouldn't forget that I've only been out of work for 2 months...it took me 7 to find something last time ;-)
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