2010-12-04 13:53:28.000 – Stacey Kawecki,  Observer and Meteorologist


Whistling while you work definitely makes working (shoveling) a lot more fun. The famous seven dwarves really knew how to motivate people. Christmas music has been blaring out of our speakers since Wednesday, which means Christmas songs were on our mind for our morning shoveling routine! Kristin, Jen, and I began with an off-key, obnoxiously loud rendition of Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas. We continued in the A-frame by starting a lot of tunes; we didn’t finish many. That’s when we decided to come up with an Observatory-themed The 12 Days of Christmas.

Poor Steve. When he ventured outside to perform the hourly weather observation, he walked into our creative process. We had just gotten to the ‘FIVE GOOOOOOOLD RINGS!’ part of the song.

A lot of thought and enthusiastic singing went into this list! I hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed creating it!

To the tune of The 12 Days of Christmas

12 crowbars smashing
11 hikers hiking
10 cogs a-climbing
9 Marty’s purring
8 members cooking
7 Slings-a slinging
6 observers observing
4 precip cans
3 interns
2 thermometers
And a pitot tube in the parapet!


Stacey Kawecki,  Observer and Meteorologist

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