100,000: the number of spam comments caught by akismet on my blog since i installed it last october.
12: the number of planes i’ll be on between last monday and this coming tuesday night (an 8 day stretch).
1: the number of nights in my own bed during that same 8 day stretch.
350+: the number of blogs linking to this one in the last 6 mos, according to technorati. apparently, confession is good for the blog, as that number has grown by almost 50 in the last two weeks alone (which also means it will drop by almost 50 in exactly 6 months).
7: books read in the last week. that’s pretty uncommon for me.
2500: visitors to ysmarko last wednesday’; an all-time high (higher, by 700, than the previous high, which was the day we announced zondervan’s purchase of ys). apparently, sending out an email to 30,000 youth workers that starts with “we really screwed up” gets click-throughs.
2: hours it took me to drive what should have been a 10 minute drive from the st. louis airport to my hotel yesterday afternoon, due to the fact that i went the wrong way on the I-70, headed in rush-hour traffice into downtown st. louis, drove around downtown before realizing i was supposed to be in downtown st. charles (20 – 30 minutes west), accidentally crossing the mississippi into what i think was illinois, and getting in rush hour traffice heading out of st. louis on my way to st. charles.
3: rental cars
30: hours spent in intentional silence this week (not counting sleep, or other “accidental” silences); 23 hours monday 1pm through tuesday noon, and 7 hours wednesday 10am – 5pm.
2700: number of junior highers at the “jh believe” event i’m here in st. louis to speak at. we’re in an arena, and it feels wonderfully intimate, and the kids were totally engaged last night. lots of fun.
2: weeks until my whole family goes to new zealand for 2 1/2 weeks. we’re pumped.
5: cities i’ll be in prior to new zealand, not counting layover airports, home (san diego), or st. louis (which i’m currently in). they are: detroit, grand rapids, orlando, bath (ny), and nyc.