My 2008 in numbers

Randomly plucked out of my head in no real order..

12

the number of countries I’ve been in this year including Ireland

5

the amount of ferry trips taken

46

an estimate of how many regional or intercity trains taken across Ireland, the UK and mainland Europe

6

the amount of flights take, two to Berlin and back and the rest over to London, all for business and paid by others

50-60

a guesstamate of the maximum number of car trips, including taxis, I’ve been a passenger in

1

the number of ambulances I sat up front in (a friend of a friend was in the back and she was perfectly ok afterwards)

500-600

an estimate/guesstamate of the amount of 1km or over trips on bicycles taken

100-200

an unwillingness to even try to think about the amount of tram and
city bus journeys taken (I cycle most places so I can somewhat guess that, but these journeys are more random)

3

the max amount of regional or intercity bus/coach journeys taken – the first year of college installed my hate of coaches and, this year, taking an hour just to get out of Galway after missing the train renewed the hate

3-4

trains missed, in actual numbers that’s down from last year

1,591

photos so-far tagged ‘2008’ on my flickr account, that’s compared to 322 tagged ‘2007’, and 250 tagged ‘2006.’ I’ve become better at tagging photos by year, but since there are only 3,175 photos in my account, 2008 has see my photo taking jump to higher level. College papers and almost a month on the mainland likely helped.

0

… and printed photos, bar about four to test a printer, some in a photobook which was a present, err… and in the Ballyfermot Post (BCFE) and the College View (DCU)

1

main section newspaper (re)designed – the Collage View

1

bicycles stolen

10

cities stayed in overnight

3

trains slept on overnight

1

ferry slept on overnight

1

award-winning student newspaper edited, the Ballyfermot Post

1

higher national diploma

3

years before a degree is obtained from DCU, if I last that long

400+

newspapers read

8-10

the number of albums bought, down due to spending power being down more than anything, although I think I may have a look if anything is going cheap in the sales. There’s a few on my list, the problem being this list is vague and not written down anywhere

1

new camera, a Sony H9. A good camera for what it is, not a great camera, but the best hand-me-down so far in my life

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