January 24, 2004

Where you been?

Here's a little exercise that's making its way around the blogs:
Bold the states you've been in (airport or driving through only).
Underline the states you've spent the night in.
Italicize the state you're in.

1) Alabama,2) Alaska, 3) Arizona, 4) Arkansas, 5) California, 6) Colorado, 7) Connecticut, 8) Delaware, 9) Florida, 10) Georgia,11) Hawaii, 12) Idaho, 13) Illinois, 14) Indiana, 15) Iowa, 16) Kansas, 17) Kentucky, 18) Louisiana, 19) Maine, 20) Maryland, 21) Massachusetts, 22) Michigan, 23) Minnesota, 24) Mississippi, 25) Missouri, 26) Montana, 27) Nebraska, 28) Nevada, 29) New Hampshire, 30) New Jersey, 31) New Mexico, 32) New York, 33) North Carolina, 34) North Dakota, 35) Ohio, 36) Oklahoma, 37) Oregon, 38) Pennsylvania, 39) Rhode Island, 40) South Carolina, 41) South Dakota, 42) Tennessee, 43) Texas, 44) Utah, 45) Vermont, 46) Virginia, 47) Washington, 48) West Virginia, 49) Wisconsin, 50) Wyoming, 51) Washington, D.C.

Not too bad, but if you plotted them on a map, you'd see that there's this huge gap in my domestic travels encompassing pretty much the whole upper midwest.

I'd think this would be more interesting if whoever came up with it added a way to designate states you've lived in, not just spent the night in, (for me, that would be New York) and where you went to college (Pennsylvania for me). But, as the person I got this from said, I didn't make this stuff up! I agree with her recommendation, since the bold really draws your attention and just passing through a state seems a little less worthy.