2011-03-26 20:04:51.000 – Stacey Kawecki,  Observer and Meteorologist


Stacey here, reporting from Ohio. Why am I not on the summit? Well, I embarked on a mission to Michigan to help me make decisions about my future (aka, I was visiting a school). I am about to get in my car and head back home for the remainder of the week (a place where I haven’t spent much time in the past few months). However, I have a problem.

A long time ago, observer Ryan Knapp wrote about earworms. They sound gross, but they’re really just songs that get stuck in your head. For the past week, I’ve had some fairly unfortunate songs stuck in my head. I wouldn’t say my music tastes are eclectic – they’re more all encompassing (from pop to metal, from classical to big band, from country to blue grass, from dance to tribal). The only thing I really abhor listening to is smooth jazz. For some reason, a soprano saxophone’s rising and falling cascade of notes makes me want to punch things. Luckily, I do not have anything remotely similar to smooth jazz stuck in my head.

Instead, I have a super catchy, pop song stuck in my head. This one’s for you, Dave. ‘Tick Tock’, by Ke$ha has been playing through my mind since I arrived back at my Nonna’s. I’m going to try to mitigate it by playing some symphonic metal, maybe some ska (hello No Doubt) and possibly trying the radio. Until then, I’ll leave you with these words of wisdom…’The party don’t start til I walk in…’


Stacey Kawecki,  Observer and Meteorologist

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