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    Thursday, August 18, 2005

    Oh, what a feeling

    Today my car's odometer hit 66,444 miles. Other than the interesting pattern of numbers, this milestone is significant because it marks 40,000 miles since I bought my car in January 2003.

    Let's do a little math:

    I've had my car now for 938 days. For those of you scoring at home, that's 22,512 hours. Otherwise known as 1,350,720 minutes. Ah yes: 81,043,200 seconds. Some days it feels like I've spent all that time in my trusty Corolla.

    Basically these numbers show us that I average about 43 miles a day. Phew. That's a hike. Given that my daily commute is about 45 miles (each way), this average is not about to go down anytime soon. What's the point of this little exercise? I don't know. I was going to take it to the next level and figure out how much I've spent on gas. But I don't feel like vomiting right now.