Category Archives: Shift working

Better place to be

Hey, I know, its been a while, just blame work, not me, OK? And I warn you readers, its not going to get any better in the near future, I’ll be working 37.5 hours a week from next week, instead of 35. Yes, the extra money will be handy, but given my generally basic lifestyle, thats not the biggest thing for me. I guess at the moment, you could say sleep is, and I’m not getting enough, though its not my fault. Last night, late shift, got to bed about quarter past midnight. Tomorrow morning, up before 6. Yes, I got up later this morning, but when you’re running on empty, its not much of a salve. And it doesnt get better, late shift Thursday, early shifts both Friday and Saturday, just hope the coffee can keep me going lol!

Thankfully, 3 weeks from now, I might get some much needed sleep, though knowing my luck, for the first time ever, jet lag will kick in with a vengeance then, but hopefully not. Just 12 more shifts, and believe me, I’m counting them down now lol!

I’d like to think there is a better place to be, and maybe I need to kick my own backside when I get back, and find it. But thats easier said than done at present, probably even more so for us transgendered folk, even if that shouldnt be the case. My age doesnt help either with job finding now lol! Yes, I’m getting old, and suspect I’m becoming a grumpy old woman lol!

Right, depressive, and exhausted rant over, lets get to the good bit, the music video. Sadly for us all, this gentleman never grew old, he died at the age of 38, a tragic loss to the music world at the time. I have to thank Noel Edmonds for introducing me to his music, back in the days when he was a DJ on Radio 1, a very long time ago. Warning, its a long track, just over 10 minutes, if you’re short of time

Doing A Dolly Parton…

No, I dont mean getting a full head of blonde hair (quite literally) by any means, allegedly with Dolly its a wig anyway. I vaguely remember her owning up to that fact, but please dont quote me on that. To be honest, that much hair for real would really be a maintenance job, and I’m not sure if I’m up to that anyway.

Nor, unless someone else is paying for it, do I mean a Dolly P type boob job, though those at least are natural for her. I have to suspect they must weigh heavy at times though. Alright, I would mind being a full B, or medium C cup naturally, or even by cheating, if I didnt have to pay for it, but its not going to happen I guess, so…?

No, what I do mean is I’m working 9 till 5 on Wednesday, my next day at work. Yes, I’m off tomorrow, yay! When you think about it, thats one thing that has really changed in the last 30 years since the film was made, working hours. Back then that was standard office hours, whereas now, almost anything goes. Heck, my shifts come in anywhere between 8 am, and 9.30 pm, and the centre stays available till 10.30! The other factor that has changed dramatically since then is the working week. That was the point, it was Monday to Friday, 9 till 5, and that went for most office workers. Now I suspect people who get all weekends and bank holidays off must be almost in the minority! But as someone who has spent most of her working life in the betting industry, I’m used to it, my culture shock was working only Monday to Friday at my previous job!

And yes, I know one respondent here will point out he has to work every Sunday lol!

Anyway, in the absence of offers of a Dolly wig, or a paid for Dolly type boob job, lets head for the video. Anyone who hasnt worked out what this might be, well…

And yes, I will probably sing this to myself at least once on Wednesday!