Since this is a double post, let's just say Rod made the Stewart family name proud! Sorry, Sheryl Crow! It looked like it was going to be much closer for a while. Check out this carpool karoake with James Corden & Rod - it's hilarious.
Now, follow up with the whole gang:
It's that time again! Join my friend, Michael D'Agostino, in his Question of the Month blog hop.
Michael is a writer and performer from Adelaide, Australia. His friends describe him as warm, friendly, funny, active and short. Quality versus quantity, people...it's the way to go.
(He says gets recognized a lot on the street, but that's probably from all the WANTED posters...but haven't we all had to deal with that?).
Here's what Michael has to say about this blog hop: "Your readers would like to know a little more about you. Show them who you are by taking part in the Question of the Month blog hop. On the first Monday of each month, we answer the question that gets posted here. Sign up on the list below to join the fun ;) With every question, remember that the important part is explaining your answer. And please, if you have any suggestions for new questions, share them in the comments section. I bet you've got some great ideas for us."
This month's question is:
What's the best job you've ever had?
Oh, now I let my freak flag fly for sure.
I never really dislike any job. I always find a way to like them, even if I decide to move on down the road. While I'm on the job, I find a reason to keep me on the job because I've rarely worked for plain ole' pleasure. The job addresses a need: food, clothing, shelter, stuff for children, dog toys...you get the drift. People on the job irritate me sometimes, so much so that Hubzam has said "this will be a good job if you don't die."
If I have to chose, I think that the last job I had was pretty well-suited to my personality. As the supervisor of a "program integrity" department, I fielded complaints and reports of members and providers breaking the rules. Then, I farmed mounds of healthcare data for fraud and abuse. Then I made the information ready for "the Bureau" and coordinated follow up. Snoring yet?
Why did I like this job?
1) It utilized my nursing training and experience in the business end of healthcare.
2) The whole thing is a great big puzzle that needs to be solved. And dang it, I want to solve it bad.
3) It's tedious and for some reason, I've always liked tedious detailed stuff.
4) There's no more money to help people; it's a finite amount. But when you redirected money that was used fraudulently, you help people get what they need.
5) As a nerd, it felt cool to meet with the agents all the time. Don't tell them that.
Why did I leave that job?
Surprised by the doctor announcing the upcoming birth of son #3.
See more at: http://www.alifeexamined.com.au/p/blog-page_26.html#sthash.88Sxj2Bo.dpuf
Last, but certainly not least:
Many of you know Gayle of the blog Two Square Dogs. Her beloved Watson passed away on Saturday and it would be nice if everyone could flood her blog with love and condolences.