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Saturday November 27th

Office DJ: 'Adult Diversion' edition

<p>Ryan and his friends on Ryan's 26th birthday.</p>
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Ryan and his friends on Ryan's 26th birthday.

Know your newsroom. This week, meet Ryan Salchert, assistant city editor and new 26-year-old.

Last week, it was José’s birthday. On Sunday, it was mine.

Really, it just happened to work out that way. These playlists aren’t like presents the DTH is giving out to staff members or anything like that. It just worked out that way.

Like my co-worker last week, I’m feeling many emotions as I celebrate a significant birthday, but instead of turning 21 like José, I’m turning 26. This is significant because I might be the oldest undergrad of all time. Well, maybe not, but sometimes I feel like that.

I don’t always feel weird about my age, but I can’t help but feel particularly weird about this one based on where I am in my life. As I sit next to new staffers who were born in 1998, I remember watching Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa chase the home run record as a grown kid and definitely not a newborn baby.

So yeah, I’m feeling a little weird, but also I’m kind of cool with it.

This is what I tried to bring to my playlist this week - my own special combination of weird and cool.

I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed putting it together. I also found that this playlist sounds best over a vintage barley wine and a chorizo burrito from that taco truck in the parking lot of Wings, but that’s simply a suggestion.



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