Numbers and Trivia

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This month, Alan Wright posted a slice titled, The Synergy of Words and Numbers. I found his list an interesting assortment of personal trivia. Which led me to wondering what kinds of trivia with numbers are to be found in my life. Alan stated, “Words and numbers are both wonderful things…”

So in no particular order, here are some numbers and trivial bits of information I’ve collected over the past few days related to my life:

I taught in only 3 schools over the course of 33 years.

I have taken 9 ocean cruises (the first being in 2003), 2 river cruises, and 1 barge cruise.

I had 2 cats (sisters) for 18 years.

I attended 6 schools during my K-12 education years.

I completed my undergraduate work at 1 college in 3.5 years.

I have owned 5 homes with my husband of 38 years.

Together we have owned 43 cars. (We’ve always had 2 cars, sometimes 3.)

5 of the cars were Chrysler minivans.

I have been on 4 different continents.

I have lived in 6 different states.

I have been to the top of the Eiffel Tower at night 2 times.

I had 1 permanent back tooth pulled due to a massive cavity when I was 10.

I have held 8 different jobs since I began working at age 16.

I had 2 basset hounds.

I have been to Amsterdam 4 times.

I have 25 books by Steve Jenkins on my bookshelf.

I have had 3 laptops.

I have seen Les Misérables on stage 6 times.

There are 3,616 photos and 45 videos on my iPad.

I have 2 bikes.

I have played over 10,000 rounds of Draw Something with 1 person.

I have been to the national Reading Recovery conference 7 times

I live 1,500 miles away from my son, daughter-in-law, and 2 granddaughters.

I have visited 36 foreign countries, so far. (I’m not finished traveling.)

I have 120 tulip bulbs popping up in my garden where I plant tomatoes.

I have 19 Chris Van Allsburg books.

This month I have written 8,631 words and included 147 pictures (many were combined into a collage) in my daily slices.

3 bookcases in my office room are filled with books: picture books, chapter books poetry book, professional books. I hesitate to count them.

What numbers and trivia are present in your life?