I learned a lot of things as a newspaper reporter.
Like, caffeine is my vice of choice – specifically, coffee.
With this in mind, I attempt to evaluate 2011 by some numbers.
As I contemplated my delightful cup of cappuccino from Friends Roastery in Salem, Ohio, last week, I realized something. I drink coffee almost every day. I often don’t just drink one 8 oz. cup either.
So it was with great trepidation I calculated 10 oz. of coffee a day – an average that accounts for some days sans coffee and some three-cup days. That works out to be 3,650 oz. or … er, 28.5 gallons consumed in 2011.
Now, this is where things get a little complicated. And I’m not even at the traveling part yet.
Since, it’s been a semi-whirlwind of part-time work including a three-week internship with SIM’s U.S. media office in Charlotte, N.C., and some freelance writing and editing.
Of late, I’ve been revisiting the work of my youth: sheep farming. That’s right, sheep farming.
More to come on that next week.
After considering how to tackle this particular category, this is how I figured it:
16 states traveled through/visited
7 addresses I landed at for a week or more this year
3 states lived in for three weeks or more
2011 by a handful of numbers. How many more will 2012 bring?
I think I need another cup of coffee.