Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Running the numbers

So as of last Thursday . . .

we
are
going
to
New Zealand.

Wait . .

Weren't you "just there"?  Yep, in November [click] . [For all you new-ish followers . . . it's actually one of my top 15 favorite posts.]

So here are some of my favorite numerical thoughts running in my head today.

* 250 - the amount I just sent Tucson Police for the Pita's ticket last Friday.
* 178 - the amount I paid the US government to get Peanut's passport renewed
* 1 - the number of dates I hope to score with the Pita prior to our departure
* 7 - the number of days until we leave for NZ
* 2 - the number of days Peanut's bags have [already] been packed
* 4 - the number of times I have unpacked her bags
* 17 - how many miles I ran today
* 244 - the amount of times during the above mentioned run that I thought about how my training may suffer during the [possibly] ill timed vacation.
* 46 - days until my next marathon
* 9 - nights we will stay with family
* 14 - hours spent in airplane [one-way]
* 399 - cost of each airline ticket
* 1,579 - cost of each ticket last November
* 95 - the amount of minutes in a 9 day period, I plan to actually understand the Pita's accent he "flips back" to upon landing in NZ.
* 9 - the number of ambien I'm taking with me.
* 2 - the number of ambien I'll take from LA to NZ.
* 44,444 - the number of times I'll pray we don't land in the ocean.

This flying thing just does not seem to get easier for me.

Happy Tuesday!

25 comments:

Karine said...

Just re-read the November NZ post and "crickey", It is one of my favorite posts, too. As for the numbers count......100,000,000. How much we will miss you while you are gone.

Kera said...

love it.i don't know who is funnier...you or me.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

How exciting, have fun.

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

So jealous. I have always wanted to go to New Zealand.

Jamoosh said...

17 miles = sweet! Kiss a wombat for me!

ShutUpandRun said...

I hate to fly. I use Xanax and vodka. My fear will never stop me from traveling, however, and doesn't seem it will stop you either!! What a fun, fun trip. And I cannot believe you scored $399/ticket. Amazing...

Hannah said...

That will be awesome!

Speaking of, I have GOT to get passports for our girls. And get mine renewed. Can't really travel to Canada this summer without. Doh!

Steel Springs said...

I just read your post from last November. It was great!

I can't believe that you got tickets for $399! What a deal. I'd love to go to New Zealand.

Way to go on the 17 miles today.

Have a great trip!

Marlene said...

EXCITING that you are going back to NZ! Awesome score on the flights too. I am a terribly nervous flyer... hope all goes smoothly!

Stacey said...

So exciting! Have a fabulous trip!

Angie said...

You got NZ tix for 399?! We're going to! Like tomorrow!

MCM Mama said...

Have a wonderful time! I'm jealous! ;o)

Barefoot AngieB said...

woohoo! That is a sweet price on tickets! Nice miles too and how cool that your hubby is from NZ or thats what I gather anyways!
Have an awesome time and lots of pictures please!!

oh yeah, Do they prefer Vegemite or Marmite in NZ? My aussie friends are all about Vegemite which I prefer too but Marmite is an ok sub.

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

Very cool. Have a great time and take a ton of pics!

Tricia said...

so fun!

oh, and I received an email recently from a reader asking my opinion on a treadmill purchase. Since I mainly run outdoors I gave what little advice I had and directed them to you. :) You instantly come to mind when treadmill running comes up. Hopefully they make it over here and you can help. Thanks!

Kelly Leigh said...

Have a fabulous time! And consider yourself lucky you're not flying near that pesky ash cloud...

Jameson said...

Do you have a suitcase that fits an un-flexible 6'3 male? If so hit me up.

ajh said...

Wow! New Zealand! I take it your husband is from there. How did you meet? Just found your blog. You may have answered all this already.

Anne said...

After reading your previous New Zealand blog...sounds like a fun place to be. Loved your numbers...have a great trip :)

Tara said...

Ohhhh, I would love to travel to New Zealand, it is on my list!!!

Do you have family there? Or just enjoy the travels, I didn't find that in your last post!

Carly said...

Ohhhh that sounds like fun! LOL, you sound like you are the same type of flyer as I am....I hate it!!!

Great numbers post.

wendy_kresha@charter.net said...

Wow! Have a great trip!!!!

Sarah said...

So fun! My dad has cousins in NZ. A couple of them were extras in Lord of the Rings (as Hobbits)

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

ohhh we are planning a trip for november, I'll have to hit you up for tips!!

Adam said...

good LORD that is a good deal w/ the flight. Does US air go there direct or something? So awesome.

can't wait to hear about the trip. It is always fun going back to where you grew up. Hopefully you have another post of awesome translations from kiwi when you get back!