The Count

For some reason, I got it into my head to wonder how many times I do the things that I do pretty much every day and decided to count them. This is an accounting of the number of times I did things on average workday, which was yesterday.

Yesterday, my head was swimming with numbers and it was hard to keep everything straight. I did my best though. I wouldn’t recommend doing this exercise because you’ll still be counting silly things the next day.

  • Saw 1 sunrise.
  • Said “Hello, hi, hola, hey, good morning, buenos dias or good night” 78 times.
  • Had 47 in-person conversations with 34 different people.
  • Answered 5 phone calls.
  • Received and sent 9 emails.
  • Received 14 text messages.
  • Sent 11 text messages.
  • Wrote 1 blog post with 1,610 words.
  • Uploaded 7 pictures.
  • 99 visitors viewed 161 things:
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  • Answered 18 blog comments.
  • 1 Tweet.
  • 1 Facebook status update.
  • Spent $23.97 total.
  • $5.99 for new iPad drawing software for my new-to-me iPad.
  • Deposited 2 checks for $180. $100 Christmas check from my parents and $80 from Male to send him some stuff he left behind. Male’s had for “Interstate Drug Trafficking” written in the reference field (smartass).
  • Read 12 blog posts.
  • Listened to 98 songs.
  • Skipped about 30 more.
  • Made it through 3 levels of Candy Crush Saga. Wasted at least a dozen lives on level 100. Fuck you, level 100. Fuck you right in your stupid candy eye.
  • Drove 42.8 miles.
  • Spent 72 minutes in the car.
  • Drove on 3 freeways.
  • Got stuck at 31 red lights.
  • Sold 2 stickers on Redbubble: 1 fox, 1 bat.
  • Petted 11 different dogs.
  • Petted 2 cats.
  • Walked my dog 3 times.
  • Cleaned up 5 piles of poop (only 2 of them were my dog’s).
  • Spent 56 minutes at the dog park.
  • Kicked or threw a ball 46 times.
  • Ate 1 piece of pie. Homemade pecan, leftover from Christmas.
  • Cleaned 1 litter box.
  • Saw 1 sunset.
  • Spent 2 hours playing with new iPad drawing software.
  • Recognized 6 constellations by sight: Orion, Cassiopeia,ย Pleiades (The 7 Sisters), Castor, Pollux and Canis Major.
  • Looked up 5 more (with the help of sky map).
  • Recognized 1 planet: Jupiter. Saw 2 more: Uranis and Neptune (with the help of sky map).
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  • Took 2,296 steps.
  • Slept 6.5 hours.

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I’d like to add “Won 1 lottery,” “Took 1 trip to outer space” and “Solved 1 world peace” to next year’s list.