This morning, I woke up in my hotel bed and I thought, “I wonder how many beds I’ve slept in?”
(Not the hotel bed I woke up in this morning! That bed was much more tropical.)
I have this weird fantasy that when I die, I’ll go to heaven and God will be waiting with a giant book filled with all my totals. You know – how many beds I slept in, how many sunrises I watched, how many miles I’ve ran, how many cups of coffee I drank. How many times I said “thank you” and “you’re welcome” (I hope they are roughly equal!); how many times I cried and laughed (I hope they are not equal). How many times I did the horizontal polka! I’d love to know the mundane totals, the serious totals. I realize that God totally doesn’t give a crap, but it’s God, and God is all-knowing, so I’m sure this information can just be summoned at the snap of a finger. Wouldn’t that be fun?
Did you know…
The average person blinks 16,000 times a day (source).
The average woman has 460 periods in her lifetime (source).
The average woman in the United States will experience about 29,492 days. If you were born in Mozambique, you’d only get 14,235 days (source).
The average person will fall in love six times during their lifetime! And one in four reports falling in love more than ten times. Interestingly enough, three out of four of us believe in the concept of “one true love” (source). If you count puppy love, I’ve been in love four times. Grown-up love: twice. But only one true love!
The average woman in America experiences 81 Christmases and 81 Thanksgivings (source).
Just for fun, here’s my totals for the day thus far.
Times I hit snooze: 1. Showers: 1. Songs listened to: 2. Times my credit card was swiped: 2. Twitter checks: 3. Facebook updates: 1. Emails read: 27. Emails responded to: Only 2 (got a lot to do later!). Texts sent: 6. Trips to the potty: 3 (hey, I’m pregnant). Pictures taken: 6.
Bananas consumed: 1. Fruit shakes drank: 1. Pumpkin seeds eaten: 40?
Bowls of oatmeal ordered and consumed: 1. Cups of coffee consumed: So far, 1/2.
I would say that’s one very full morning (it started at 5 AM)!
Share one of your fun totals – from today or from your life. Fun fact: The Husband has lived in 3 countries – England, Spain, and America – in over 25 different houses.
Number of showers had: 2!