Sunday, November 11, 2007


I reached 88,888 miles in my Prius today. I was on my way home from dropping the girls off at the Sussex Dance Academy for a Nutcracker Ballet rehearsal.

It has been 145 days since I reached 77,777 miles, back in June. I averaged more than 76 miles each day over that stretch. I had calculated an average of almost 87 miles a day during the run from 66,666 to 77,777.

The difference, I think, is that the 4 months between the 6s and the 7s was all during the school year, when I do a lot of driving running the girls back and forth from dance classes in the evenings. About half of the nearly five months between the 7s and the 8s was in the summer, when I don't do quite as much girl-running.

And, yes, I do realize how sad it is for me to be so obsessed with this stuff. But I treasure my silly habits.


Anonymous said...

Enter the "guess the day Mike gets to 99,999" contest over at Delawareliberal tomorrow.

(Sorry Mike you are not eligible.)

Anonymous said...

Some may chide you for the silliness of your endeavor, but rest assured, there is no better expert of this topic on this planet.

Without you, this thread of knowledge would not exist.

Looks like your long trips paid off. I had you beat by several days on the 77777, but must console myself with a loss today on the 88888. Just checked my odometer, and I have 3333 to go to catch up...

Hmm, I wonder if I can sneak in a drive to Utah.....

Anonymous said...

Oops, just noticed the wasn't around the eleventh hour was it, when you pulled off the road and snapped the picture?

mmahaffie said...

Good question, kavips. I hadn't thought of that.

But according to the metadata attached to the photo (which flickr lets me see), I took it at about 10 to 3 that afternoon.

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