Be honest, when I told you guys the 100-day results of my deployment count, you probably thought I was a little bit of a crackhead. Who in their right mind is anal enough to keep track of such things? Well, I am. And I'm not the only one! The supply department aboard the USS Carl Vinson has been counting, too!
These are their stats since the beginning of deployment in November:
Lettuce consumed - 41,416 pounds
Hot wings consumed - 32,275 pounds
Laundry processed - 210,565 pounds
Soda sold (not including energy drinks) - 316,569 cans
Coffee consumed - 5,547 pounds. They explained: "Each pound of coffee makes 3.2 gallons of coffee, so we made 17,462 gallons of coffee. That was served as 174,620 ten-ounce cups of coffee. With an average of 8.5 grams of caffeine in a pound of coffee, we've served 46,384 grams of caffeine. With an average of 3,350 beans in a pound of coffee, we've gone through 18,280,950 coffee beans."
The laundry figure doesn't include the loads that picky sailors (like Jason) do on their own in the self-serve laundry room. And if he had his way, there would be a whole lot more lettuce.