Category Archives: 2009

32 Short Statisics

I’ve compiled a list of 32 statistics which I believe describe my experience in 2009 quite nicely. Did I miss any vital statistics? Do you have any statistics about your year that you’d like to share?


  • 10Ks: 1 (plus 1 5.7mile almost 10K)
  • 5Ks: 5
  • Blog Posts: 150 on three different blogs
  • Books purchased about Writing: 6 (two of which were Stephen King’s On Writing. Oops)
  • Complete Television Series watched: 3 (Jericho, Battlestar Gallactica, Pushing Daisies)
  • Devices purchased which contain GPS devices: 4
  • Emails forwarded to the Hill Street Ward List: 249 (Interesting fact: First and last email forwarded this year had to do with Chapel Cleanup)
  • Favorite Books read this year: The Book Thief, The Shadow Gate Series, The Alchemist, The World Without Us
  • Favorite New Games: Dominion, Bohnanza
  • Favorite New Music Groups: Jack’s Mannequin, Blind Pilot
  • Games I play on Facebook: 3 (Mousehunt, MythMonger, Mafia Wars)
  • Geocaches found this year: 58
  • GPS devices left underwater within one week of purchasing: 1
  • Great Lakes which I skipped rocks into: 3 (Huron, Michigan, Superior)
  • Half-Marathons: 1
  • Least Favorite Books read this year: Little Brother, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • Maximum Consecutive Days Skipping Rocks into Great Lakes: 5
  • Miles run: 245 (Per Nike+ iPod) Stopped using in July
  • Miles run: 342 (Per Garmin GPS) Started using in April
  • Months in which I ran a race: April, May, June, August, September, October, November, December
  • Movies I actively hated: The Seeker
  • Movies which I unexpectedly liked: Hoop Dreams, East of Eden
  • New Year’s Resolutions that I actually completed: 1 (Run a Half-Marathon)
  • New Year’s Resolutions that I can still remember: 3 (Run a Half-Marathon, Write Something Every Day, Do 100 Pushups)
  • Number of Pages that constitute my Grad and Undergrad degrees, once scanned: 3,796
  • Pairs of Black Shoes I bought: 3 (and still haven’t really found one I like after the first few weeks)
  • Places visited for the first time that I’ve been meaning to get to: 5 (Kirtland, The UP, Charlevoix, Mackinac Island, Michigan Renaissance Festival)
  • Songs with highest play count on my iPod: Good Christian Men Rejoice (Traditional) – 28; The Black Hawk War, or, How To Demolish An Entire Civilization and Still Feel Good About Yourself in the Morning, or, We Apologize for the Inconvenience But You’re Going To Have To Leave Now, or, “I Have Fought The Big Knives And Will Continue to Fight… (Sufjan Stevens) – 13; A short reprise for Mary Todd, who went insane, but for very good reasons (Sufjan Stevens) – 13; Go On, Say It (Blind Pilot) – 12;
  • Text Messages (Sent and Received): 863
  • Weight of Thanksgiving Turkey: 23 lbs
  • Woot! T-shirts purchased: 2
  • Writing Classes: 2