Monthly Archives: August 2012

10 Randomly Selected Pics from my Phone

Because as I was making room in my memory card, I realized what an odd and awesome selection of memories a phone can hold. So I thumbed through the file with my eyes closed and picked whatever my fingers landed on.

Aw, Krazy Kevin with the Progeny.

Lunch on a downtown bench, with a sandwich from nearby Artisan Cheese and The Shipping News on my Kindle.

This is a bartender at the now-defunct OT. I can’t remember exactly, but I can almost promise you that we’re showing her a video of Kevin.

Siesta Beach, winter sunrise. I’d been rather unhappy about having to go there at dawn to research a story (especially since it’s a 50-minute drive), but obviously it was worth it.

Mrs. Deelio and me, breakfast trip to Cracker Barrel with the boys.

El Toro tequila in the freezer, ready for Cinco de Derby.

Ah yes, what I consider the most scenic view from a toilet in town–at Ceviche’s fourth-story rooftop bar.

So many of my photos are about food, but I don’t think I’m alone there. This is the specials menu from a Wednesday-night happy hour at Pier 22.

Big strong man cook meat.

Aaaaand this is my hockey bag. And I have no idea why or when this pic was taken. But there you have it.


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10 Birthday Week Facts

1. I turn 33 on Wednesday. Other notable 33-year-olds include NFL quarterback Drew Brees and “¡Ask a Mexican!” columnist Gustavo Arellano.

2. I was born at 5:30 in the morning, Aug. 8, 1979. Exactly 33 years later, I will be asleep.

3. My father’s birthday is also on Wednesday. So considering us two and the twins, Ma is the only one in the family with her own birthday. I think she did that on purpose.

4. After Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Ma’s birthday, Thing 1’s anniversary, Independence Day, May Day, Labor Day and World Hepatitis Day, my birthday is the ninth most important holiday in the Wallace Family Summer Calendar.

5. Wednesday is also the big-time final proof day for the September issue, for which I supplied approximately 75 percent of the edit (although only four pages of that are actually, like, readable). So I will be celebrating my 33rd birthday by sitting in the kitchen and reading 40 pages worth of really riveting nonprofit listings.

6. The average temperature here during my birthday week will be 33 degrees Celsius. Well, maybe.

7. 33 is a palindrome. And so am I.

8. My 33rd birthday occurs during the 32nd week of the year. Actually, I kind of wish I knew that last year, dammit.

9. On my 33rd birthday, I will weigh exactly 33 times what I weighed when I was born. If I weighed five pounds when I was born. Which I probably didn’t.

10. Since I’m taking Friday off, I’m only working four days this week. And since I’m writing this blog at my desk right now, I’m really not even working that much.


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