…drove 12,381 miles.
…spent 33 hours and 22 minutes on airplanes.
…spent 315 hours in class.
…wrote 258 pages for school.
…preached 3 sermons.
…wrote 110 blog posts.
…read 1 book not for class.
…ate 109 burritos.
…spent 835 dollars and 44 cents on bar tabs.
…attended 6 concerts.
…saw 7 movies in theaters.
…netflixed 56 movies and 549 episodes of TV shows.
…spent 6,978 minutes on the phone.
…used 7.185 GB of data on my phone.
…tweeted 4,604 tweets.
I had a really fun time this year keeping track of all of this information. I'm planning to keep track of the same info for the year 2012, and maybe add some other categories?
I think it's nuts that I watched more than 500 TV episodes this year. It was all the seasons of Sports Night, Bones, Futurama, Mad Men, 30 Rock, and How I Met Your Mother. The shows are all of varying lengths but seriously that is hundreds of hours of time. I enjoyed every minute of it but holy shit that's a lot of minutes.
And what's also nuts is that I spent more than a month's rent on bar tabs. Hi, mom.
These numbers will probably not be totally different at the end of 2012. Maybe less money on bar tabs? Maybe just cheaper bars? Certainly my number of sermons preached will multiply by a lot as I'll be in preaching class this spring and then spend a good chunk of 2012 on internship, preaching pretty regularly.
Hopefully I'll eat that many burritos. That's probably the stat about which I kept most diligent tally.
Anyway, this post is my way of saying, "here are some ways to quantify my experiences in 2011" because I just can't come up with a way to summarize 2011 in a qualitative way. It was not what one would call a great year, but there were many great days and many great people.
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