Stories With Data
When I first walked into Diesel in 2006, y’all had already been going strong for years. When I moved to Somerville full-time in 2008, it became a refuge and has stayed one ever since, through life changes I couldn’t have even begun to imagine 12 or 13 years ago.
I like telling stories with data, so here are some numbers:
17: the number of text message threads in my phone that result from a search for “diesel”
6: minimum number of times the Diesel logo appears on items in my apartment right now
0: the number of games of pool I’ve won at Diesel (out of…. not zero)
Infinity: the number of times I think of Diesel’s remake when I hear “Call Me Maybe”
1: number of times I’ve had a stress dream involving being a substitute barista at Diesel (I couldn’t find the espresso)
4: number of friends I met at/brought to Diesel who I wish were here to celebrate this anniversary with us. love you Claire, Steve, Amanda, and Al.
21: days it took me to figure out that even though lots of my Diesel love story isn’t mine alone to tell, I still gotta tell you I love you, team!