Here are the final rules to "The Game"
Look at the below categories. One occurrence of that category (for instance, one egg eaten) would be worth the listed point value (eg. 40 oranges eaten would be worth 80 pts). Each category is totaled between Stuie and Robbie. So if Stuie eats an egg, and Robbie eats 10 eggs, 11 eggs have been eaten. The object of the game is to guess the total point value of all the categories as of July 7th, at the end of the trip. The closest guesser will get, "The Prize."
Posting guidelines: under this entry, post the point total that you expect will be achieved by sacrag by July 7th.
POSTING DEADLINE: Friday, May 13th, at 5pm Eastern Time. We will look at the blog at that time, and write down all the guesses. If you change your guess after the deadline, we will make fun of you on our blog.
We encourage an ESPN-like debate over how many points we will actually achieve. Speculate and argue with each other about it. We aren't sure, either, so it will be nice to hear what you all think.
Sunrises witnessed: 2 pts
Miles Traveled: 0.25 points
State Lines Crossed: 25 points
County Lines Crossed: 8 points
City Limits Crossed: 3pts
Festivals Attended: 15 pts
Books Read: 10 pts
Eggs Eaten: 2 pts
Oranges Eaten: 4 pts
Ounces of Fluid Drank: 0.10 pts
Roadkill that we see: 5 pts
Roadkill that we create: 85 pts
Items of Clothing Worn-Out: 30pts
People Met (whose names appear in blog): 10pts
Poems Written: 10 pts
Songs Written: 10pts
$ Earned Performing Music: 2 pts
Tires Changed: 15 pts
Live Animal Encounters: 20 pts
Newspaper articles about our trip: 40 pts
Appearances on Radio/TV Shows: 150 pts
Celebrity Encounters: 100pts
Free meals: 10pts
Items lost: 20 pts
Ukelele/Harmonica concerts with more than 20 attendees: 20 points
Bike crashes: 50 pts
Crashes into each other: 130 pts
Bugs swallowed: 25 pts
Comments on our blog by readers: 5 pts
Number of different state license plates seen: 4 pts
Days of less than 20 miles of bike travel: 250 points