Another numbers post

For those data-inclined readers, here is a post just for you. My life in numbers, divided into five main topics. Enjoy!

Calendar

  • Days spent in Mexico                                                                                                                                                51
  • Days left in training                                                                                                                                                 26
  • Weeks until the Day of the Dead festivities begin                                                                                         2
  • Times I have eaten Pan de Muertos, or pastries of the dead                                                                       2
  • Times I plan to eat Pan de Muertos before it is no longer around                                                         10

Language

  • Times per day I accidentally use German or French in lieu of Spanish                                                4
  • Times per day I use vague descriptors such as “thing” and “like that”                                             60+
  • Percent of a given conversation that I can understand when the topic is food                           95%
  • Percent of a given conversation that I can understand when the topic is not food                   60%

Someday this will be me, with the language to read novels in Spanish!

Food

  • Tortillas consumed per day, average                                                                                                                  4
  • Times I have been able to cook                                                                                                                   Only 1
  • New fruits that I have tried that I did not like                                                      1, named zapote negro
  • Avocados that my host mom tries to keep on hand at all times                                                               6
  • Percent of time I need to clarify that I’d like cheese in my quesadilla                                               50

Health

  • Stool samples I have given to the doctor, related to each bout of Montezuma’s revenge             2
  • Parasites or amoebas found in stool                                                                                          None, hooray!
  • Consecutive hours of sleep needed to recover from Montezuma’s revenge                                     36
  • Pounds lost, then regained during bouts of Montezuma’s revenge                                                        5
  • Percent increase in my conversation topics focused on poop                                                               70
  • Percent of Peace Corps trainees who have been sick                                                                             ~100

Money

  • Hourly wage during training, in US dollars                                                                                                 0.71
  • Cost of 2 gorditas with salsa and lime, in USD                                                                                           1 to 2

Hand-making the most delicious, cheap gorditas!

One response to “Another numbers post

  1. Hourly wage during training, in US dollars $0.71
    Cost of 2 gorditas with salsa and lime, in USD $1 to 2
    Hand-making the most delicious, cheap gorditas!

    Hence the Montezuma’s revenge!!!
    I’m sorry you were sick. That’s a dreadful disease. Stay well

    … Still loving your adventures.
    Aunt Kathleen

    Henc

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