31 December 2010

Happy New Orbit!

Congratulations everyone!  You have survived another trip around the sun! 

Since January 1st, 2010, you have traveled just over 580 million miles, not counting any walking, driving, or any other form of movement you may have done.  "Traveled" may be a bit of a stretch, since really you have been falling constantly since last New Year's--held in check by gravity's pull--but "traveled" sounds much more accomplished.  Add to that the fact that you are continuously racing east at about 67,000 mph (thanks to Earth's rotation--add another 80 mph if you're driving home to Utah), and you've actually put a lot of miles on that body of yours over the past year.  Who can complain about a few new wrinkles, on the body or in the brain, with that much travel?  Especially considering that no one gets motion sickness despite hurtling thousands of miles through space every second of every day.

Here's hoping another splendid voyage to you and yours!


Russ said...

Remember that no matter what you do over the course of the next year--which resolutions you keep and which ones you neglect--that from a planetary perspective, you'll be in exactly the same place. Cheers!

Kalen's Mommy said...

Thanks for making me feel like I've accomplished a lot more over the past year than I really did! I hope this year's travel brings you exciting new adventures!