Thursday, December 17, 2009

Montana Falls

I got home tonight to find out that I got my first hit it Montana. I have seven more states to go for 50 State Bingo. I hope the other states comes quickly. Another thing about this hit it was the first hit from the bills I entered in March of this year.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Happy Tenth Georgeaversary!

Ten years ago my adventure begun with Where's George?. I have made several friends over the years in the forums and at gatherings. I learned about many places for the hits that I got over the last ten years. I enjoy looking up information of the places where I get hits. I will try to do a better job at posting things here on this Blog. Location Highlights, Stat updates, and many other Where's George related things.

I hope you will check out my profile on Where's George? to read about how I started Georging and see my hit maps. I glad to say at this point I have entered 5,788 bills, 914 hits, and found 115 wilds. I ranked 62th in the state of North Carolina and rank 2,359th in the nationwide ranking with the George Score of 976.23. Hit have been slow coming in here lately but I hope to start getting a lot more since a have entered over 1,300 bills this year.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Hit #900

Boy, I have been slacking on is Blog. I am even a couple days late of posting this post. On Tuesday, I received the 900th hit on Where's George? I have got over a hit hits this years. Here in the last couple weeks the hits have slowed coming in. I hope that the pace the hit come in starts picking up soon. I will try to do a better drive now here at posting my Where's George? news and tips here now.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Abe Back In The States

Back in February, I took a trip to the Philippines and used several marked bills while there. Yesterday, I got a hit on a bill that I entered while in the Philippines from Florida. This is my second hit from the bills I used on the trip. The first was a hit in South Korea. I hope to get more hits off the trip and hoping for some good international hits.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Oregon Becomes My 42nd State

Thursday, I got my first hit in the great state of Oregon. This leaves we only eight more states for 50 state bingo.

My First Oregon Hit

Oregon is my second new state for this year. The other state was Idaho. I have to get hits in Delaware, Hawaii , Kansas, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, and South Dakota to get my 50 state bingo. I also need to get in Washington, DC.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A Hit On A Fourth Of July Bill

Today, I got a hit on one of the bills I used at Green's Six Oaks during their Fourth of July celebration. This is my first hit from those bills. I love getting hits on bills that I used during an event. It help in making the events in to happy memories.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Group Picture From Hendersonville Gathering

Greg148, Gary, Joe S, CRichard, Dan the Mountain Man, newwave, and Beth.

This is the group picture from the Hendersonville Where's George? Gathering at Mike's on Main on July 12, 2009. Thank you, xrae for taking the picture and letting me use it.

Monday, July 13, 2009

The Gathering At Mike's On Main

Yesterday, all of us, who attended the gathering at Mike's on Main in Hendersonville, North Carolina had a great time. I was glad to see everyone that made it.

We trade bills, told Where's George stories, and enjoy great food and ice cream. This was my third gathering. As I said before, this gathering was one of the monthly gathering we are setting up in Western North Carolina. I can not wait for the hits from the bills used and traded at the gathering.

The next gathering will be in August. At this time, I think I will not be able to make it due to money being so tight at this time. Of course, I will post about it here.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Lunch at Mike's Chuckwagon

Today I eat lunch at Mike's Chuckwagon at Green's Six Oaks in Tuxedo, North Carolina. The cheeseburger I got there was good. I paid with some stamped bills. I saw a customer after we get the some of bills that used to pay for my lunch. Mike's Chuckwagon needed change so he sold the bills back to them. At first, I did not like to see that happen but then I thought about the construction workers and the summer camps in the area. The guy selling the bills back just increase the bills going to other places in this great country. Of course, tomorrow Mike's Chuckwagon and Green's Six Oaks are having a Fourth of July party ending with fireworks. I plan on being there with some stamped bills to spread around. I hope to get some good hits off the bills I spend over this weekend.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Stat Update

These stats for up to date as of July 2, 2009 at 8:48 AM'

You have entered 5,435 Bills worth $24,593
Bills with hits: 714 Total hits: 850
Hit rate: 13.14% Slugging Percentage: 15.64% (total hits/total bills)
George Score: 967.91
Your rank (based on George Score) is #2,484
(out of 52,100 current users with a George Score. [95.2 Percentile])
Your State Rank in North Carolina is: 63 out of 3,723 [98.3]

Saturday, June 20, 2009

WNC Gathering In Hendersonville, NC

A couple months ago, newwave suggested that we have a gathering each month in and around Western North Carolina. The gathering for July, is up to me to plan.

July's gathering will be at Mike's on Main in Hendersonville, North Carolina on July 12, 2009 at 3 PM. Gatherings are a great way to meet your fellow georgers, share stamping techniques, trade bills and much more. Come and join us in the fun at Mike's on Main.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Wild #104

I ate dinner at Chick-fil-a today and I got a wild in my change. As I said before a wild is a bill the is entered into Where's George by another user. I hit Barbara from Franklin, Tennessee.

Wild #104

Friday, June 5, 2009

New State: Idaho Hit

Tonight, I got my first hit from the state of Idaho. The best thing about this hit is that it was on a stealth bill. A stealth bill is a bill that is entered into Where's Gearge but is not stamped or marked with Where's George. Now I have 9 more states to go for 50 state bingo. Here are the states I still need a hit in:

Delaware
Hawaii
Kansas
Montana
New Hampshire
New Mexico
Oregon
Rhode Island
South Dakota

Friday, May 29, 2009

75th Hit In Buncombe County, NC

This morning, I received my 75th hit in Buncombe County, North Carolina. This hit is also my 45th hit in the city of Asheville which is the county seat. Asheville is the largest city in Western North Carolina.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Bills Traveling Together

I got three hits on Thursday. Two of the hits were on two bills that I entered at the same time. Now, 125 days later they are still together. The one bill has already has been hit. I wish they got hit together the first time.

The First Bill

The Second Bill

Sunday, May 17, 2009

A Southern Sigh!

I post messages most in the South Eastern USA Forum on Where's George?. When people in the forum have not gotten a hit is a while they ask for a Southern Sigh. This is how Georgers complain about a dry spell in the regional forums. Each region calls it something different.


It works really well. On Saturday, I posted a message saying that I have not got a hit is six days and needed a hit. I received a Southern Sigh from my fellow Georger in the Southern Forum. Will early Sunday morning I received this hit.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Helping With Scientific Studies

Where's George has been used by many people to setup models to study how a disease could potentially spread. As with this article form Yahoo! News called 'Worst Case' Scenario for Flu Estimated from May 1, 2009, Where's George is cited as a resource for a study. I am glad that a hobby that I enjoy a great deal is being used to help people.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Hit On One Of My Filipino Bills

I have some happy today to see that I got a hit on one of the bills I used while I was in the Philippines. I believe my five dollar bill got hit in South Korea by two soldiers in the United States Army station at Camp Hovey.

The Hit

I am sure this is the first of many international hit that I will get from the bill that I used in the Philippines. I hope that I get at least one hit in the Philippines from these bills.

With the traveling distance of 6,957 miles, I am sure this is my farthest traveled bill to date. This is only my third international hit.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Two Direct Hits

This morning, I checked my e-mail and find out that I got two hits. The interesting thing is that they were direct hits from a Burger King I eat that yesterday.

Hit #808

Hit #809

It is always fun to receive direct hits. I have got a few direct hits before but it has been awhile. A direct hit is when someone hits a bill and in the user notes says they got the bills from the same place that you spend the bills.

Since I have TWO bills from this location suspect someone in area is originating them. Finding TWO bills in one location can't be coincidence. ~ User note from Hit#808


I response to this user's note. I have seen were two or more bills entered by the same person traveled together for a couple hits. This is rare but it does happen. It is interesting seeing how money travels.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Georging in the Philippines

I just got back from a trip to the Philippines last week. I took and also entered bills while in the Philippines. I hope to get some international hits from the bills I used while in the Philippines.

I exchanged the bills for pesos at several places around Quezon City. The only problem I had with exchanging my marked Where's George bills was at the SM mall in Baguio City. In Quezon City, The only problem I had was with a non-Where's George bill. In fact, they took my Where's George bills and handed the other marked bill back.

The biggest problem with Georging in the Philippines is that they have a clean money laws were it is illegal to mark on the Filipino Peso. Some Money Exchanges use the policy on all money. I found that if one will not get the bill another one will.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Stat Update For End of January 2009

January was a good month for my Georging. I got 7 hits and entered 403 bills which increase my George Score by 2.41. I moved up in rank by 42 places in the whole site standing. I only moved up one place in the state of North Carolina.

In February, with me entering more of bills and as they get out and about I hope to see a increase in hits. With my upcoming trip to the Philippines I hope to get a few international hits. My rank increase in February will rely more of the number of hits I get since I not going to be able to enter many bills for the last half of February due to my trip.

This Report is current as of: Feb-01-09 12:05 AM
I have entered 4,822 Bills worth $22,737
I have 645 bills with hits.
I have 774 total hits.
My hit rate is 13.38%.
My Slugging Percentage: 16.05% (total hits/total bills).
My George Score is 956.51.
My rank (based on George Score) is #2,510 (out of 50,226 current users with a George Score. [95.0 Percentile])
My State Rank in North Carolina is 64 out of 3,582 [98.2]
My initial entries with hits have traveled a total of 173,344 miles.
They have averaged 236.3 miles per hit and 207.97 days between each hit.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Hit #772

While the hits are coming in now. I just got Hit #772 this morning. This is my ninth hit in Rutherford County, North Carolina and my first hit in the city of Rutherfordton. This hit begins my George Score up to 956.14. I am excited to see where my next hit will be.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Hit #771

I got Hit #771 on Martin Luther King Day. The hit is on a One, I entered earlier this month.

4th hit in 2009.
96th hit in Henderson County, North Carolina.
346th hit in the state of North Carolina.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Hit #770

I was happy to get on my computer today after going shopping for supplies for the house and working outside in the cold to found that I got a hit today. Today's hit is Hit #770 which bring me up to 641 bills with hits. Here are some other facts about this hit.

My first hit on a 2006 bills.
My first hit on a bill I entered in 2009.
My second hit in Watauga County, North Carolina.
My second hit in Boone, North Carolina.
My third hit in 2009.
My second hit on a five in 2009.

This hit brings my George Score up to 955.43. Which makes my rank (based on George Score) #2,609 (out of 50,450 current users with a George Score. I now rank 66 out of 3,568 in North Carolina.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Hit #769

Today I received Hit #769. It was a hit on a five dollar bill in Fayetteville, North Carolina. This is my second hit from Fayetteville and third hit from Cumberland County.

This is only my second hit for the year 2009. I gotten a hit on a twenty and a five. Many Georgers say that twenties and fives do not get as many hits as ones. My hit rate on both are just under what my hit rate for ones are right now, as you can see below.

One 14.3%
Twenty 10.2%
Five 13.0%
Five (old style) 16.4%
Twenty (old style) 11.1%

I hope that this is one of many hits that I will get this years. I hope you will join the fun, if you have not already, at Where's George. Hey it is FREE!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Location Spotlight: Canton, New York

Hit #768 can from Canton, New York. Canton is located on the Grasse River between Adirondack foothills and the St. Lawrence River Valley. It is the county seat for Saint Lawrence County, New York. The population of Canton is 8,000 and grows up to 11,500 when the colleges students are in class.

St. Lawrence University and the State University College of Technology at Canton make their home there. St. Lawrence University is private liberal arts college founded in 1856. The State University College of Technology at Canton is a modern four and two-year state college founded 1906.

The first settlement in Canton has in 1800 by Daniel Harrington. The village incorporated on May 14, 1845. The first industries were lumbering and dairy farming. Canton's other largest employers other then the colleges are Kraft Foods and Corning Glass.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

First Hit of 2009

I got my first hit of 2009 today. Someone in Canton, New York entered a twenty dollar bill the I entered four years old today on Where's George?. Today's hit was the second hit on the bill. This hit is Hit #768 to me and it also brings my George Score for to 955.05. I will post some information about the location of my hit today tomorrow and I do some research. Learn about places that I get hits from in a another reason I enjoy Where's George?.

My rank (based on George Score) is #2,623 out of 50,610 current users with a George Score [94.8 Percentile]. My State Rank in North Carolina is: 65 out of 3,558 [98.2].

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

My 100th Wild

This morning as I was entering some bills that were in the cash drawer at work I notice that I hit someone else's bill. When you hit some else's bill that bill is called a wild. My 100th wild was first enter by Marty in Mobile, Alabama, 1 Year, 101 Days, 14 Hours, and 56 Minutes before I entered the bill. Marty is ranked fifth place in Alabama right now. This is also my fourth wild so far in 2009.

I am still waiting for my first hit in 2009. I looked to see how many hits I got from bills that I hit. Nineteen of my wilds have gotten hits after I hit them with the total of 22 hits. So that is a 19% hit rate and 22% slugging rate. That is better then my rate on bill as a whole at this time, but I have recently entered a lot of bills so my hit rate has went down a great deal. I am sure that soon I will be receiving hits on the bills that I have recently entered.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

How I Got Started

I first read about Where's George? in the Times-News. I thought it was interesting being able to track where the money in my pocket goes next. So, I decided to check the web site out. I entered my First Bill on November 14, 1999. I have yet to get a hit on that bill. Most likely since it was a five and I handwritten the website on it I will not get a hit on it. Even if it is still out there somewhere. While on January 18, 2000, I got my first hit, two months and four days after I entered my first bill. Just for a little fun the bill I entered closes to my first bill that received a hit was the eleventh bill. I entered it on November 16, 1999 my third day Georging. It was hit on May 28, 2000 becoming my 38th hit. That is 193 Days, 18 Hours, and 24 Minutes after I entered it. If you are still waiting for your first hit continue entering bills and the hits will come.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Welcome!

Welcome to my new Blog. I wanted to start a Blog on my favorite hobby of tacking my money with Where's George. I set this Blog up this morning and of course this is my first post to the Blog. I started georging, as we Georgers call it on November 14,1999.

I guess to best place to start is with my stats at the end of 2008.

This Report is current as of: Jan-01-09 12:02 AM
I have entered 4,419 Bills worth $21,519
Bills with hits: 639 Total hits: 767
Hit rate: 14.46% Slugging Percentage: 17.36% (total hits/total bills)
George Score: 954.10
My rank (based on George Score) is #2,552
(out of 50,369 current users with a George Score. [94.9 Percentile])
My State Rank in North Carolina is: 65 out of 3,551 [98.2]
My initial entries with hits have traveled a total of 172,027 miles.
They have averaged 237.1 miles per hit and 208.58 days between each hit.

Now, I will post when I get a hit, enter a wild, updates on my stats, or anything else that is Where's George related. In saying that This morning while entering bills at work, I can across three wilds. Wilds are bills that another Georger as already entered. These three bring my wilds entered up to 99 and they are not counted in the stats above. Here they are:

Wild #97
Wild #98
Wild #99

Please take the time to check out Where's George if you have not already. If you are a follow Georger with a Where's George Blog let me know about it and I will add it to my Blog Roll.