3. Cryptic numbers that begin every blog
A typical email to Dan starts like this:
Dan - I landed today in a solid OS WBer: ND; 43/36; 5/10; 10; 165.2.
The above requires some explanations. “OS” = Over-Subscribed (a state where I’ve landed more than is expected based on area.) “WB” refers to “Western Block,” which is a large group of OS states out west. (See “Abreviations” for more info.)
Moving right along:
- “ND” is North Dakota. I always use the official Post Office two-letter state abbreviations in my emails to Dan.
- “43/36”: The 43 is how many times I’ve landed in ND; the 36 is how many times I should have landed in ND, based on its area. As you can see, since I’ve landed in ND more than I should have, ND is OS.
- “5/10” : This simply states that 5 of my last 10 landings have been in US (Under-Subscribed) states.
- “10”: This says that I’m on a string of 10 in a row where I’ve had at least 4/10 USers or better. (In terms of lowering my overall Score, this is a good streak).
- “165.2” is next. This is my Score.
Also - what you see in blue, I have written. What you see in black, I have cut-and-pasted from the web.
For a full explanation of all things landing, see “About Landing.”