Monday, November 22, 2010

Mileage & Baby Squirrel

Since hitting the 100,000 mile mark on my car (in a mere 5 years) I have had many people ask me where the heck do I drive all the time to rack up miles like that, especially since I've never drove this car out of state. I really don't know how to answer besides a lot of inner city, local driving, back and forth, as I am always on the run. It baffles me because I have two friends that got their cars at the exact same time as me. One bought hers new, and she only has around 80,000 miles on it (and she commuted to and from college during holidays, etc). The other friend bought her car with about 7,000 miles on it and I have already surpassed her mileage, and she drives to a different city for work! Because of this, I decided to track my driving for just one week. It was actually hard because my memory sucks and I'd forget to set my trip calculator. Anyways, this is what I came up with:

Saturday 11/13/10 = 130.7 miles
Sunday 11/14/10 = 35 miles
Monday 11/15/10 = 75 miles
Tuesday & Wednesday (forgot to reset tracker) 11/16/10 & 11/17/10 = 108.5 miles
Thursday 11/18/10 = 145 miles
Friday 11/19/10 = 95 miles
Total for one week of driving = 589.20. Apparently I drove just a bit more than my usual weekly average because I figure it took me 5 years to hit 100,000 THAT would be an average of about 384 a week. Either way, it's a lot of driving for someone who doesn't like to drive!

On a cuteness note, I've realized that I have a family of 3 baby squirrels living in my front yard. I first discovered them on Friday as we were setting up for the yard sale. They are so precious. I watched one of them drape its arms around its momma (or daddy) and give it a hug! Awww. I want so badly to leave some food our there for them, but I have 3 cats and my neighbors have some as well, and I am just hoping they don't catch them while they are on the ground. One of the babies came down to rummage through acorns today while momma (or daddy) was nearby. And my room mate was able to snap a few pictures.

In other news, a friend of mine told me yesterday at our church (which I did not attend as I was visiting another church) that our Pastor used an illustration when talking about helping God's creatures in which he spoke of two girls, one who rescued a snake, and one who rescued a dog. I rescued a dog Friday (see that blog) and my friend rescued a snake. How cool to be used as an example for others. <3 Once that sermon is posted live, I will try to remember to update the blog with a video.

Have a great week everyone. It's getting mighty close to BLACK FRIDAY!!


Day 22: Something I wish I hadn't done in my life? Razzles, Daytona Beach, 2009. Enough said.

Day 1: Something you hate about yourself. Day 2: Something you love about yourself. Day 3: Something you have to forgive yourself for. Day 4: Something you have to forgive someone for. Day 5: Something you hope to do in your life.
Day 6: Something you hope you never have to do.
Day 7: Someone who has made your life worth living for.
Day 8:
Someone who made your life hell, or treated you like shit.
Day 9: Someone you didn’t want to let go, but just drifted.
Day 10: Someone you need to let go, or wish you didn’t know.
Day 11: Something people seem to compliment you the most on.
Day 12: Something you never get compliments on.
Day 13: A band or artist that has gotten you through some tough ass days. (write a letter.)
Day 14: A hero that has let you down. (letter)
Day 15: Something or someone you couldn’t live without, because you’ve tried living without it.
Day 16:
Someone or something you definitely could live without.
Day 17:
A book you’ve read that changed your views on something.
Day 18:
Your views on gay marriage.
Day 19:
What do you think of religion? Or what do you think of politics?
Day 20:
Your views on drugs and alcohol.
Day 21:
(scenario) Your best friend is in a car accident and you two got into a fight an hour before. What do you do?
Day 22:
Something you wish you hadn’t done in your life.
Day 23: Something you wish you had done in your life.
Day 24: Make a playlist to someone, and explain why you chose all the songs. (Just post the titles and artists and letter)
Day 25: The reason you believe you’re still alive today.
Day 26: Have you ever thought about giving up on life? If so, when and why?
Day 27: What’s the best thing going for you right now?
Day 28: What if you were pregnant or got someone pregnant, what would you do?
Day 29: Something you hope to change about yourself. And why.
Day 30: A letter to yourself: tell yourself EVERYTHING you love about yourself.

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