Tired of the worn-out "How Many Days" threads? Not to worry. Mr. Prickly is on it, with a new wrinkle on an old theme.
Here's the thing. A lot of people ski more than I do and, frankly, that pisses me off. So to feel better about the state of things, I've devised a super-scientific, geo-logarithmic system to create an "adjusted" number of ski days per season.
And I've put a lot of effort into this: I came up with the idea this morning, biking to work, and thought about it for, like, 15 minutes.
Here's the formula:
-Take the "raw" number of days you skied last year -- for me, 56, a personal record. That's your "base score."
-Now, add 50 points for every kid you have. 100 points for any kid under 3. Teenagers don't count.
-Do you have a full-time job? Add 100 points. Do you work in the ski industry? Subtract 100 points.
-Give yourself a point for every mile you have to travel for one day of skiing. I have to go about 60 miles, but since I have a house in the mountains, I ski two days on that 60 miles, so 30 points only.
-Speaking of which. That house in the mountains? Costs you 50 points. Live there full-time? Lose 100.
-Travel to the hill by public transportation or car-pooling? Good for you, Jack, you're putting in an effort, and helping the environment. Give yourself, I dunno, 20 points.
-Give yourself 50 points if you're over 40 or under 20. Just 'cause.
-Have you ever had a "career-threatening injury"? Well done on the comeback. Give yourself 25 points for each.
-Do you have a spouse? Knock yourself out, that's 50 points. Does he/she ski? Then it's zero points.
-Do you have a non-skiing significant other (non-spouse)? You lose 100 points, 'cause that's just stupid.
My "adjusted" score for last season on this basis comes out at 411: Wow, I skied a lot!
So, how do other Bears do on this basis? What should be added, changed for the scoring system?
Edited by prickly - 9/26/11 at 7:52am