2014, quantified

New Year's Day 2014 New Year's Eve 2014

Jan. 1, 2014 (Paris, France)

Dec. 31, 2014 (Charlotte, N.C.)


Time & Space

Home: DC Washington, D.C. (2 years as of July)

Cities visited: 9 (Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, N.C.; Charlotte Charlotte, N.C.; Columbus Columbus, Ohio; Copenhagen Copenhagen, Denmark; Charlottesville Charlottesville, Va.; Massanutten Massanutten, Va.; Paris Paris, France; Philadelphia Philadelphia, Pa.; Seattle Seattle, Wash.)

Nights spent in each city:

New states visited: 1 (Washington)

Miles flown: 14,883 (21 flights, including one transatlantic flight and two cross-country flights)

Miles by train: 1,427 (excluding metro)

Miles by bus: 126 (one Greyhound)

Miles by boat: 20 (one ferry, roundtrip)

Miles walked: 1,197

Miles ran: 27

Miles walked walked and ran ran:

Most active day of the year: Jan. 1, 2014 (14.28 miles walked)

Most active day of the week, on average: Saturday (4.13 miles on average)

Activity by day:

Average amount of sleep per night: 7 hours, 37 minutes

Average bedtime: between 11:30 p.m. and midnight

Percentage of time spent sedentary sedentary, active active and asleep asleep:

Food & Drink

Best meal Best home-cooked meal Best drink

Best restaurant meal: bacon, egg and cheese sandwich; memorable for the hashbrowns

Best home-cooked meal: spinach tortellini soup

Best drink: the Bill Nye (rye whiskey + sweet vermouth + bitters + orange peel + cherry)

Most common breakfast: plain cake doughnut and a Coke

Most frequented restaurant: Ted's Bulletin

Most frequented lunch spot: Rosslyn Coffee & Deli


shirt TK pants TK shoes TK

Most-worn shirt: long-sleeved chambray

Most-worn pants: black jeans

Most-worn shoes: black flats with tassels

Ruth Bader Ginsburg costumes purchased: 1

Media (created)

Number of bylines: 28

Published by: the Student Press Law Center, Columbia Journalism Review and The Columbus Dispatch

Month in which I coded the most: December (13 days)

Number of tweets: 1,228

Most favorited tweet:

This high school magazine is covering sexual assault better than many college and professional publications: http://t.co/L2NsiBSUDa

— Sara Gregory (@saragregory) March 13, 2014

Most retweeted* tweet:

This is HUGE: The Ga. AG's office asked a judge to order the removal of public records from @ReportSchick's blog http://t.co/jmidEMU7Nc

— Sara Gregory (@saragregory) May 16, 2014

*Tied with the most favorited tweet.

Number of Instagrams: 87

Most liked photo:

A photo posted by Sara Gregory (@saragregory) on

Media (consumed)

Books read: 31

Fiction books: The Seventh Sinner; The Murders of Richard III; Die for Love; The Laughter of Dead Kings; NW; Naked Once More; Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret; Crocodile on the Sandbank; The Pleasure of My Company; The Curse of the Pharaohs; The Mummy Case; The Snake, the Crocodile, and the Dog; The Hippopotamus Pool; Seeing a Large Cat; The Ape Who Guards the Balance; The Falcon at the Portal; He Shall Thunder in the Sky; Gnomes; Lord of the Silent

Non-fiction books: Young Money; Grandma Gatewood's Walk; Subversives: The FBI's War on Student Radicals and Reagan's Rise to Power; The Girls in the Balcony: Women, Men, and The New York Times; Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East; Flash Boys; Scoreboard, Baby: A Story of College Football, Crime, and Complicity; Not That Kind of Girl; Scoop; The Year of Magical Thinking; Yes Please

Essay and short story collections: The Opposite of Loneliness

Number of pages read: 10,968

Number of books read by Male male and Female female authors:

Favorite highlight: "The notion that it’s too late to do anything is comical. It’s hilarious." — The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories by Marina Keegan

Best used bookstore purchase: Gnomes

Number of books read for the second time: 9

Number of movies watched: 25

Favorite movie: Obvious Child

Movies watched on Netflix Netflix, in Theatre theatres, through iTunes iTunes, from Redbox Redbox, or Other elsewhere:

Top five TV shows watched:

30 Rock Community Mad About You Frasier The Office

Top five TV shows watched — reruns excluded:

Girls The Daily Show Call the Midwife The Mindy Project The Newsroom

Number of songs played: 2,948

Most-played song: II. Earth: The Oldest Computer (The Last Night)

Most-played artist: Childish Gambino

Concerts attended: 4 (Childish Gambino, Elephant Revival, Chatham County Line and the National Symphony Orchestra)

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