Expedition Log, Day 1. Mileage: lower than expected

9:30 am. Readied to set out. With the car loaded up, popped back inside to announce to presumed interested public about the start of the journey. Drawn into conflict about whether this should be “Day 1” or “Day 0” away from home on the grounds that a nontrivial part of the day was spent at home. Argument proved surprisingly violent; cats hid under bed, producing discovery that there were cats around.

Total Mileage: 0.

Author: Joseph Nebus

I was born 198 years to the day after Johnny Appleseed. The differences between us do not end there. He/him.

5 thoughts on “Expedition Log, Day 1. Mileage: lower than expected”

  1. Day 1, because there at least needs to be a day to start. Day 0 would suggest that you weren’t going on a trip that day. Now, one could argue that the trip hasn’t started yet, thus creating a Day 0, but that was due to an argument and not a planned part of the trip.


    1. You see how complicated this can get, though. After all, the worst part of an expedition is all those nights you aren’t back at home where it’s nice and comfortable, and, the day you set out isn’t one of those, at least not in part.

      Anyway, the argument over it is a good chance to call the whole thing off.


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