Wednesday, April 23, 2008

To Arizona and back

You have entered 44,360 Bills worth $124,108
Bills with hits: 3,420 Total hits: 3,866
Hit rate: 7.71% Slugging Percentage: 8.72% (total hits/total bills)
George Score: 1,153.13
Your rank (based on George Score) is #509
(out of 53,120 current users with a George Score. [99.0 Percentile])
Your State Rank in Florida is: 27 out of 6,797 [99.6]

I went to Arizona and came back and found I had Delaware county bingo. Granted, it’s only three counties, but it’s still my first real state. Next in line in terms of easiness would be Rhode Island, I believe, with five counties.

My mother spent a few bills in the Fort Lauderdale airport on the way out to Phoenix. It turns out that I got a few hits on some of the bills. I think someone got in line before her and got the bills as change, then got on the same flight as us. It sucks, but it happens.

When we came back, I tried to reload a Starbucks gift card, but the woman at the register said that she couldn’t. Apparently, some people had stolen money by pretending to reload the cards, but pocketed the money instead. The customers didn’t realize what had happened until they were halfway across the country. I tried to reload at Burger King, but they didn’t take the kind of gift card that I had.

I looked for places around Arizona, but I was only able to find a Subway at a mall and a Starbucks we stopped at. There weren’t many options.

I did find some interesting bills before I left. This one has some illegible handwriting on it. All I can make out is the 516. There’s also the Diver Down bill, here. Nothing worth writing a lot about, but worth sharing.

Last but not least, I managed to pass and stay above 30th place in Florida. I don’t know how long it will last since I think there are at least three or four people in the top thirty that wait a few days before refreshing. If they’re right ahead of me normally, I may get kicked back down if they all refresh. One can only hope they don’t.