Meaningless numbers

Number of days until the next Here Is My meme entry: 2. (The plan is to post one every Sunday). Have your cameras ready!

Number of people I’ve seen on the train this week reading The Da Vinci Code: 4 5 — including two in the same carriage.

Number of TV shows I endeavour to catch every week, no matter what: only 2 3 as a matter of fact — The Sopranos, Seven Wonders of the Industrial World. And how could I have forgotten Media Watch?

Number of e-mails sent from home since Sunday: 187. From other locations? Oh, I can’t be bothered counting them.

Number of reminders the Blood Bank have sent me about donating blood when they’re in my area again next week: 2 (one letter, one phone call. Thankfully the latter was a cut above your average telemarketer drone.)

Highest number of comments so far for one of my blog posts: 34 for April Fool’s Day.

Number of drinks I had yesterday: 3 cups of tea, 1 mug of hot chocolate, 2 orange juices, 1 glass of dark grape juice, 1 drink of water.

Number of bottles of orange juice the bloke in the cafe at lunch yesterday was claiming had disappeared in the 24 hours since he’d placed them there: 18. (Maybe a lot of people with colds wanting a Vitamin C hit?)

Temperature outside right now: 9.4 degrees C.

How many more meaningless numbers today after this one: 0.

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.

3 replies on “Meaningless numbers”

I’m reading the Da Vinci Code only because I had to buy three books to get one free and it was there and I’d heard it was good and the guy at the counter of Borders in Carlton highly recommended it. So far (and I’m only a short way into it) I am enjoying it.

By the way, it’s Friday and as it’s the end of the week, you could have saved my poor tired brain from having to add up the total of your drinks.

When I went on the library study visit, as part of my uni course, every single library or publisher we visited mentioned the Da Vinci Code. I think it’s high time I did. Or else got a quick review from someone who has read it.

I’ve been told the Da Vinci Code is not exceptionally well-written or original or anything, but is an enjoyable read. And hey, sometimes that’s all that matters.

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