2003 in Review (sort of) - 12/31/03
New Years Eve. A time of reflection, celebration, and web-bloggers posting overly sentimental nostalgic accounts of their year past and year ahead. This year has been an interesting one for this website host too, full of career moves, personal moves and physical moves… but there will be none such mawkish nonsense on this website. After all, Hugesmile is here to entertain. And make money.

So we didn’t make any money this year. But on the theme of entertainment and New Year’s lookings-back, I’d like to take this opportunity to crunch another set of impressive and hopefully amusing numbers.

This year I moved from Minneapolis to Chicago, back to Minneapolis and then to LA with a Caribbean Cruise, a trip to Hawaii and an unprecedented Roadtrip mixed in between. Actually most of that took place in about three months – the rest of the year was spent working my ass of so as to afford all of this preposterous travel. Needless to say, all this running, driving, flying and sailing around accrued a lofty sum of mileage – if Northwest Airlines sponsored Frequent Flyer miles on all of it I could probably cash in for a complimentary flight to Saturn.

Anyway, here’s some numbers to munch on for 2004:

Moved from Minneapolis to Chicago 450 miles
Moved from Chicago back to Minneapolis 450 miles
Drove through 48 states on a Roadtrips/Moved from Minneaplis to LA 19,369 miles
TOTAL DRIVING MILES 20,269 miles
Flew from Chicago to Miami and back 2,372 miles
Flew from Minneapolis to Hawaii and back 7,856 miles
Flew from Los Angeles to Boston and back 5,210 miles
Flew from Los Angeles to Pheonix and back 729 miles
Flew from Los Angeles to Minneapolis and back 3,052 miles

TOTAL FLYING MILES

19,219 miles
AMOUNT SPENT ON PLANE FARE FOR THESE FLIGHTS Way too much
Sailed around the Caribbean on a cruise boat/TOTAL SAILING MILES 2,300 miles
Walked around downtown Chicago for work 2 miles a day for 20 weeks 40 miles
Trained for a marathon 200 miles
Ran a marathon 26.2 miles
TOTAL SELF-PROPULSION MILES 266.2 miles
TOTAL MILES TRAVELLED IN 2003 42,054.2 miles

Last year’s goal: Have adventures. Check. This year’s goal – stay in one place.

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