Peripatetic Persistent Pirate Puffins' Pacific Peregrination*: SF to Tokyo (1411 of 1708 hours to go!) 🐧
posted December 25, 2020 6:34 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

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Formerly the Remote Non-synchronous Relay Walk*. You say it takes 1708 hours of peregrination* to get from SF to Tokyo. We're ~300 hours along! The more you (dear reader) log your hours, the sooner we'll have gone the distance. Join any time. Track our progress. Wondering what's out there with us? lemonade made an app for that. Now! With Official Puffin Mascot S.F. Tokyo, Pirate (they/them)!
*Inclusive definition of peregrination. Includes (but is not limited to) archery, biking, bouldering, canoeing, cleaning, dancing with babies, dancing/jump roping/hula hooping your way down the sidewalk, geocaching, going very slowly and stopping to smell the snails, hiking, hopping, ice skating, jogging, jumping with and/or without ropes, kayaking, pacing back and forth, paddle boarding, parkour, Ring Fit Adventure, rock climbing, roller blading, roller skating, running, skate boarding, skipping, snowshoeing, swimming, strength training, surfing, treadmilling while watching TV, triking, unicycling, vacuuming, wheelchairing, X-country skiing, yard work, zebra crossing crossings, etc.
posted by aniola to Online (49 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

The previous IRL expired, this is pacific perigrination* part 2.
posted by aniola at 6:34 PM on December 25, 2020 [1 favorite]

A new puffling unfurls.

Is everyone finding this thread ok?
posted by aniola at 10:04 AM on December 26, 2020 [5 favorites]

The fuzziness!!!!

I need to log last week's baby dancing and TV jogging.

My new baby broke out in a huge smile when I danced with him for the first time. That's the first time I've really seen in smile. Anyis has more dancing in his future. Denison loves to be dipped. He throws his head back.
posted by kathrynm at 5:13 PM on December 27, 2020 [1 favorite]

Hahaha, I can't believe all that fluff fit in that shell!! Loved watching the feeding too.
posted by lemonade at 9:54 PM on December 27, 2020 [1 favorite]

I just added my time for the past month-plus because I fell off the logging wagon. Apologies, it is great to be back!

We have walked for 307.1 hours and are 921.2 miles into our 5141.6 mile journey.

That is honestly remarkable. The amount of miles we have left may seem daunting but we have nearly gone 1,000 miles collectively. Yay us!

Many thanks for continuing to lead us every onward, aniola! I truly appreciate it, and virtual hugs to all who want 'em.
posted by Bella Donna at 8:17 AM on December 28, 2020

Also, link to the first thread, because it was lots of fun and others might want to remember the joy.
posted by Bella Donna at 8:19 AM on December 28, 2020

"Trails, complete with peregrine falcon," eh lemonade? Congrats! Trying not to be jealous. I am happy for you, truly.
posted by Bella Donna at 1:23 PM on December 28, 2020 [1 favorite]

Can I contribute with Ring Fit Adventure?
posted by J.K. Seazer at 12:37 AM on December 29, 2020

That is up to aniola but since we are tracking hours, that seems doable to me, a mere bystander.
posted by Bella Donna at 4:00 AM on December 29, 2020

Speaking of aniola, pls tell us more about "2 total hours walking per day instead of a pheromone collar is working! yaaaaay no more pheromone collars for the dog!" which is a mystery to me. Still, sounds like congratulations are in order: Congrats!
posted by Bella Donna at 4:04 AM on December 29, 2020

Thank you for doing this. Do I use the Google form or enter data directly into the spreadsheet?
posted by paduasoy at 4:06 AM on December 29, 2020

Ooohhh! I missed this the first time, but was just trying to think of a way to motivate myself to start using my recumbent bike again. I’m in and will begin Jan 1!
And—I would like the answer to paduasoy’s question as well.
posted by bookmammal at 6:56 AM on December 29, 2020 [1 favorite]

Yes of course, J.K. Seazer!
posted by aniola at 9:02 AM on December 29, 2020 [1 favorite]

paduasoy & bookmammal - I think everyone is using the form, but if you'd rather enter directly into the spreadsheet, let me know and I can give you access.
posted by aniola at 9:04 AM on December 29, 2020

Bella Donna, we got a pheromone collar for my housecat-sized dog when they were new because they were petrified of everything. Pheromone collars work great, I had seen it before from petsitting. I figured I could wean them off of it, but every time I tried, they would go from coming when called, cuddling, etc, to squeezed under a furniture, or in the farthest corner, or wherever. They would also start doing this about 3.5 weeks into wearing a new pheromone collar.

But then recently this last batch of pheromone collars (same brand) smelled extremely chemically, and my dog was looking super-uncomfortable wearing them. Bad batch. And I was like, maybe you just need a ton of exercise, rain or shine. Let's try it. So now me and my partner and my little dog are walking 2 hours per day, and we're all three of us in better moods for it. So now my dog seems quite content without the pheromone collar.

I am hoping the disincentive of not wanting to buy pheromone collars if I don't have to, plus the strong disincentive of not wanting my dog cowering in a corner will be enough to keep this up long-term.
posted by aniola at 9:14 AM on December 29, 2020 [2 favorites]

Thanks for the reminder! I forgot to log for a while but imagine that I'm sprinting to catch up.
posted by The corpse in the library at 11:52 AM on December 29, 2020 [1 favorite]

Lot's of baby dancing today. I definitely need to catch up on my logging. Maybe I should put it into my habit tracker to remind myself.
posted by kathrynm at 5:03 PM on December 29, 2020 [1 favorite]

I'm joining in as well.
posted by spinifex23 at 12:12 AM on December 31, 2020 [1 favorite]

Happy New Year from the Puffin Pirate crew!

We have left the bathypelagic zone and are now in the abyssopelagic zone! Current ocean depth is ~4300m, a depth at which there is no sunlight, crushingly high pressure, nearly freezing temperatures, and very little oxygen. Some crazy animals are still found in that region, including:

Deep Sea Anglerfish
Tripod Fish
Dumbo Octopus
Cusk Eel
Abyssal grenadier
posted by lemonade at 9:41 PM on December 31, 2020 [1 favorite]

P.S. Thank you all for bringing a ray of sunshine into this sucky year, your updates are so fun to read and I love miscellaneous useless research so I've been having an amazing time with this project! If there are end-of-year prizes for mefi posts, I think aniola wins one for this idea! Keep peregrinating, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
posted by lemonade at 10:02 PM on December 31, 2020 [1 favorite]

Love the updated pirate puffin picture, lemonade.

posted by aniola at 12:10 AM on January 1 [1 favorite]

not a puffin
posted by aniola at 7:41 PM on January 1

"Trails, complete with peregrine falcon," eh lemonade? Congrats! Trying not to be jealous. I am happy for you, truly.

Bella Donna Is it because of the bird or the trails? :) This was my second time going out on the local trails by myself because the running group stopped group runs... They're not exactly remote, lost-ness would be short-term since it's never more than a couple miles from a major road in any direction, but I was still pretty proud of myself!
posted by lemonade at 8:11 PM on January 1 [1 favorite]

Thanks for the sea creature links lemonade. Evolution is amazing. And the extreme environments life can exist in.... Yikes!
posted by kathrynm at 7:24 AM on January 2 [2 favorites]

netflex via metafilter projects
posted by aniola at 12:09 PM on January 14 [2 favorites]

We have been walking for almost exactly 3 months and we are precisely 33.36% of the way there!
posted by aniola at 10:02 AM on January 16 [2 favorites]

Estimated arrival: mid-July.
posted by aniola at 10:03 AM on January 16 [2 favorites]

20 ways to drag your ass outside, posted by Pirate Puffin Bella Donna
posted by aniola at 3:36 PM on January 18 [1 favorite]

lemonade, I was jealous because of the birds but happy you got to see them even if I did not.
posted by Bella Donna at 7:42 AM on January 19

honorary pirate puffins
posted by aniola at 7:43 AM on January 19 [1 favorite]

Whoops, tripped on an underwater internet cable.
posted by aniola at 4:28 PM on January 19 [1 favorite]

We broke the 40% mark!

I was on vacation last week and this week, so no baby dancing for me. If the cats would let me, I'd do cat dancing. Meow!
posted by kathrynm at 11:02 AM on January 24 [2 favorites]

Puffin cereal anyone?
posted by kathrynm at 5:23 PM on January 30 [1 favorite]

Excellent source of fiber!
posted by aniola at 8:22 PM on January 30 [1 favorite]

The next entry will be the 500th entry.
posted by aniola at 5:58 PM on February 3 [1 favorite]

I now have biking and weight lifting to add to my jogging and baby dancing. :)
posted by kathrynm at 6:04 PM on February 11

Something's up with the Google sheet

We have 829.20536 hours to go.
2,503.62 miles to go 4,029.16 klicks to go

We are 105.98% of the way there!
posted by kathrynm at 9:33 PM on February 13

Shoot, I keep forgetting to put down my hours.
posted by The corpse in the library at 8:38 AM on February 14 [1 favorite]

I just deleted some typos, we're now back to ~70% of the way there. There have been a couple of impressive cumulative entries lately.
posted by aniola at 5:49 PM on February 14 [1 favorite]

Apologies for the extra posts. I can’t remember exactly what happened but I think Google didn’t like me using my iPad on Google Sheets. Thanks for fixing it.
posted by mundo at 10:46 PM on February 14 [1 favorite]

No worries, it has happened to a lot of people. I used to memail, but it's so common I stopped checking.
posted by aniola at 9:36 AM on February 15

We have walked for 757.7 hours and are 2273.1 miles into our 5141.6 mile journey!

Just updated my motion hours for Dec. 29 through Feb. 26. Honestly, I need to make this a weekly thing. Only 304.5 miles to our half way point! Thanks to aniola for starting this awesome trek and to everyone else for joining the journey.

It's spring in my part of Sweden; we have mud instead of ice in most places. :-) Happy spring!
posted by Bella Donna at 7:32 AM on February 27 [1 favorite]

I realize I've entirely forgotten about entering anything far more often than not. I'm not sure if it's worth trying to badly reconstruct months of stuff, but will try to remember to log hours in the future. This is fun.
posted by eotvos at 9:27 AM on February 27 [2 favorites]

Heyy you're right, Bella Donna. We're not quite halfway there yet! I had been looking at cell c14 in the "are we there yet?" tab, which had a calculation error. We are 44.29% of the way there!
posted by aniola at 9:55 AM on February 27 [1 favorite]

I actually put it as a task in my habit tracker because there's no way in hell I'd remember to do it every day.
posted by kathrynm at 5:10 PM on February 27

honorary pirate puffin
posted by aniola at 7:50 PM on February 27

I just now saw this! How retroactively can I log hours? Because my daily walk ought to count for something!
posted by MonkeyToes at 9:29 AM on February 28

MonkeyToes - There's not a rule for that yet, so you will have to make one. Then I will decree that it is so, and it will be the rule for all time.
posted by aniola at 9:06 AM on March 2 [1 favorite]

I forgot to keep the date for this event far enough in the future! Guess we are on to part 3! Find it here
posted by aniola at 10:18 AM on March 2 [1 favorite]

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