What we learned about you last week (April 27 – May 3)

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By Emily Woodbury

Happy May! It’s finally time for those flowers that April promised! Here’s a stunning video of that promise in action. Did you know that, on average, Americans spend 93% of their time indoors? (Hmm…Just thought of another poll question.) Read this article about forest bathing, and learn how spending time with trees can boost your mental health. Oh, and you might have heard that Scotland is now prescribing nature to patients instead of medicine. Pretty cool, huh? Read about that here.


OK, let’s get down to business!

Last Saturday we asked full-timers how long you could go without plugging into electricity (comfortably). Exactly a third of you said you couldn’t quite make it a full week, but you could go a few days; however, 17 percent of you could make it sometime between one full week and one whole month. A pretty large chunk of you, 18 percent, can’t make it one full day without plugging into electricity, and 12 percent of you think you could make it about two days. Shockingly though, a whole 20 percent of you can go indefinitely without plugging in.

Let’s see what we learned on Monday…Ah, right! We wanted to know what you’d do if you won a million dollars. So, instead of listing the ten options, I’ll list them in order of what you’d do with the money, from the highest percentages to the lowest. Most of you would: 1.) Pay off bills, loans or debts. 2.) Donate some and keep some. 3.) Give some or all to family or friends. 4.) Travel. 5.) Buy a house, RV or property. 6.) Save it. 7.) Shopping spree. 8.) Donate all of it. 9.) Start a business. 10.) Other. I suggest reading through the comments; there are too many good ones for me to pick just one!

On Tuesday we learned that almost half of you are night-showerers, and a quarter of you shower in the morning. That leaves another quarter of you to tell us it depends on the day.

Happy Birthday (or belated or upcoming) to the 34 percent of you who have spring (March-June) birthdays (according to Wednesday’s poll). A tied 24 percent of you have birthdays in the winter (December-February) or in the fall (September-November). The smallest percentage of you, 18 percent, have summer birthdays.

We’re happy Thursday’s poll taught us that in the last year 94 percent of you have not been pulled over or stopped by the police. A small 6 percent of you have, and 5 voters (not percent) said you’ve been pulled over or stopped more than once. Yikes!

Okay, folks. I think I put enough links and numbers in this one to keep you busy for a while. Enjoy your weekend, have a safe and fun Cinco de Mayo, and I will see you again back here in a week. Cheers (with a margarita, of course)!

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Sue

Beautiful Vimeo video — thanks for the link!

Tommy Molnar

The Forest Bathing article was interesting. But the government would love for us all to live in large population centers so we could dump our automobiles and RV’s. It’s not happening!