You Can’t Always Get What You Want… like this song, out of your head.

Once I used to work with this amazing person named Becky. Well, twice I used to work with her. Once at one company, and then I went to work at this other company and she did too, and then she recruited me to work at her company some time later. It’s the construction industry – they’re like that.

Becky is beautiful and smart and HILARIOUS and has a strong sense of right and wrong and fair. She’s single, about my age, athletic, adventurous, and hella sassy. We’re both… on the wry side… and we had a blast working together for as long as it lasted (about 2.5 years, off and on).

When we worked for the second company together, we had adjacent desks and somehow – I don’t know what prompted it – came up with the Get A Song Stuck In Somebody’s Head game. It’s incredibly fun; you should play it. Here’s how:

  1. Sing or say a line from a real earworm of a song. (I like to start with “Hello? Is it me you’re looking for?”)
  2. Listen to your partner curse.
  3. Laugh. Hum your earworm for extra points and torture.
  4. Your partner will then retaliate with another earworm prompt. (Becky would typically go for a little Bobby McFerrin or an 80s hair band.)
  5. Curse when the new earworm evicts the old.
  6. Listen to your partner laugh.
  7. Start again at 1.

The winner is the one who comes up with the most powerful earworm of them all. Warning: this game is highly infectious and may spread through your office.

I miss Becky. Leaving Austin a couple years back was hardest because of the Grade A quality friends I had there. Below is not a classic earworm, but Becky and I have this thing about Bob Schneider, live. 🙂

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