Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Birthday Infrastructure Katrina

This afternoon near my house a water main broke and water shot more than 40 feet in the air, closing down Banks Street in front of Jesuit High School. Here's a picture I just took. Notice the rainbow:
This sort of thing happens all the time in New Orleans. Since Katrina, the Sewerage and Water Board averages 17,000 repairs per year, and only half of the drinking water pumped into the pipes makes it to homes. The infrastructure of the entire city is old, and furthermore it was damaged by the flood after Hurricane Katrina.

Similarly, today I'm 45-years-old. Like my city, my infrastructure is both antiquated and damaged from Katrina. Here's a picture of me right now as I type this. Clearly the infrastructure is broken. Notice there is no rainbow. Just Saints magnets and a paddle to stir crawfish:
Photo on 2011-01-26 at 14.28


Editor B said...

Happy birthday old man.

Leigh C. said...

Well, happy freaking birthday, anyhow. At least it wasn't Entergy digging up your sidewalk.

karen said...

They pulled out all the stops for your birthday celebration.

That was so obvious I can't believe no one else said it.

Anonymous said...

happy boithday youngsta.


Anonymous said...

I'm so happy my water fountain was delivered in time for your birthday. I hope you had fun jumping through the mist. Happy 45th.


judyb said...

Belated Birthday Wishes.