For twentyconsecutiveFebruaries on diamond geezer I've kept myself busy by counting things. Ten different counts, to be precise, in a stats-tastic 28-day feature called The Count. You therefore won't be surprised to hear that I intend to do exactly the same again this year. Expect to read a post of comparisons and contrasts at the end of the month. I kicked off this annual exercise way back in 2003 which means I already have two decades of thrilling historical data to analyse, and here comes a 21st. Here's my selected list of ten countables for February 2023.
Count 1: Number of visits to this blog (Feb 2022 total: 69714) Count 2: Number of comments on this blog (Feb 2022 total: 850) Count 3: Number of words I write on this blog (Feb 2022 total: 33056) Count 4: Number of hours I spend out of the house (Feb 2022 total: 113) Count 5: Number of nights I go out and am vaguely sociable (Feb 2022 total: 4) Count 6: Number of bottles of lager I drink (Feb 2022 total: 1) Count 7: Number of cups of tea I drink (Feb 2022 total: 132) Count 8: Number of trains I travel on (Feb 2022 total: 17) Count 9: Number of steps I walk (Feb 2022 total: 626817) Count 10: The Mystery Count(Feb 2022 total: 0) (again)
It's the first non-pandemic February for three years, hurrah, so let's see if some of the more atypical counts finally get back to normal. I've also tweaked count 4 so it's no longer how long I sleep but how long I spend out of the house. I'm well stocked with Becks so I'm very much ready to go.
n.b. I'm also undertaking some annual counts this year, entirely additional to my normal stats-packed February, so let's see how they're going...
• Number of London boroughs visited: all of them (at least three times each)
• Number of London postcode areas visited: 184 (which is 78% of the total already)
• Number of London bus routes ridden: 173 (31%)
• Number of Z1-3 stations used: 122 (31%)
• Number of Z4-6 stations used: 0