Thursday, February 07, 2008

Two years and counting

You have entered 37,762 Bills worth $103,006
Bills with hits: 2,762 Total hits: 3,121
Hit rate: 7.31% Slugging Percentage: 8.26% (total hits/total bills)
George Score: 1,129.26
Your rank (based on George Score) is #593
(out of 50,917 current users with a George Score. [98.8 Percentile])
Your State Rank in Florida is: 31 out of 6,614 [99.5]

It’s been two years today since I signed up and entered my first bill with Where’s George. I almost let it pass without a blog entry. It’s hard to believe that I’ve been doing this for so long.. (It seems like just yesterday that I was telling everyone that it was one year.)

I’ve been thinking about it. It seems like I’ve been obsessive about it ever since I figured out how to be. When I first signed up, I simply entered what I got. Granted, I didn’t spend anything until I got it home, but it never occurred to me to simply go to the bank and get singles. Then, someone pointed it out to me and it took me only a week or two to convince myself to do it. It’s been all downhill from there.

It took me the first four months of 2007 to surpass all 11 months that I was entering in 2006. I now have almost 38,000 bills entered totaling over $100,000. I keep telling my parents that I’m not obsessed. Obsessed is entering over ten times that amount. I honestly don’t know how anyone does it outside of getting friends to enter and/or mark, or simply not marking.

I’ve always wanted to go to Vegas, but Where’s George has given me a new reason to want to go. It’s also given me reason to think of strange things, like where the best place would be to spend a bill if I want to get it to go far away. (Airports are a natural choice, but which county would be the best for distribution?)

I’m usually looking out for the nearest Internet connection so that I can enter bills. (I’m paying extra for Internet on my cell phone just in case.) Libraries are usually a good bet, but you usually have to be a resident of the county and you often have to wait in line. Apple Stores are good, as are hotels if you’re staying in them. I’m still wondering why the casino doesn’t have Internet access.

Well, here’s to another year of entering more bills.

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