09 March 2011

"An Open Letter to Hannah Hillam"

Since the overwhelming theme of my blog seems to be about the shameful things I've done in my life, I thought I'd keep with theme and post this. Today my friend Tucker posted this on my facebook wall:

Dearest Hannah

You watched your first episode of Lost on February 21st, President's Day.  In the 16 days that have followed, I understand you have finished the first 5 seasons.  I did a little number crunching for you.

You've watched 103 episodes of Lost in that time.  Assuming an average run time of 42 minutes, that adds up to 72.1 hours.  16 days is 384 hours, so that means 18.7% of your life those 16 days has been spent watching Lost.  

But it gets worse.  Let's assume you sleep 7 hours a night.  That means you've slept for 112 hours in those 16 days, so you've been awake for 272 hours.  This means that 26.5% of your waking life has been spent watching Lost.

It still gets worse!  You work 20 hours a week, and you're in class about 15 hours a week (both estimates).  This means that you've been in class 36 hours, and you've worked for 48. This means awake leisure time adds up to 188 hours, of which Lost has been 38.2%.  

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average college student spends about .8 hours per day grooming, 1 hour eating, and 1.5 hours traveling per day.  That's 2.3 hours per day, for a total 36.8 additional hours spent in those activities.  (Source http://www.bls.gov/tus/charts/chart6.pdf). We're now at 151.2 hours, of which Lost has been 47.68% of your time.  If we take off 6 more hours for Church or Church activites, that gets us to 49.6% Lost time.  

So... in the last 2 or so weeks, about half of your free time has been spent watching Lost.  Note that I haven't taken into account homework, or Sean make out time.  

The moral of the story?  Nothing.  I was just curious.  Love you Hannah!

 In pie chart form. 

Perhaps I deserve it for posting this: http://www.verbal-vomit.com/2011/01/tucker.html


erika danielle eddington said...

I'm so glad he made this.

It's because of me that you're addicted to LOST. I regret nothing.

Hannah Hillam said...

How do you live with yourself knowing what you've done to me.

Shannon said...

this might be the best thing I've ever read in my life.

....probably because I have done the same. not with lost yet, but with MANY, MANY other shows.

Cherie said...

You WERE addicted, but that was SO last Feb - several addictions ago!! Larkrise yet?

alice said...

Just discovered your blog and I've been reading through. I had to comment on this entry in particular because I went through the exact same thing in June 2010. About a week after the Lost finale (I'd never watched it before) I decided to start watching it as all my friends had been raving about it. It took me longer than you (5 weeks), however I started 2 weeks before my exam period of 3 weeks (2nd year university)... Haha, oops. Still passed everything though, no regrets :p

Arina said...

WOW this totally happened to me and my boyfriend like a year ago, but he had just had surgery and we spent maaaaaybe a week, or two watching this non-stop.

Also, I have to mention that I just discovered your blog and your drawings and you are like.. man. Hyperbole and a Half and you together would be like all of womankind times a big orgy times awesome times like.. cookies or something. AWESOME.