Haha, a few things to note:
1) I never inflate totals - I routinely come in under surrounding towns. when I lived in Forest Hills, NY, I would consistently be an inch or two below the reports from Kew Gardens, LGA, etc... I'm also in the northernmost part of the town, literally a stone's throw from Clifton/Passaic Cty. Several reports from Essex Co came in the 7.5-9" range, before they were removed by the NWS with the latest PNS.
2) I have two young kids so no excursion to a soccer field for me. I will note that my house faces north, and the N wind component yesterday probably piled it at the front yard somewhat and may have tunneled some extra snow into my yard. The houses are pretty tightly packed in my neighborhood. My gravel driveway had a consistent 8, the front yard had 9, the back had 8, the deck - where it likely melted to start and was blocked by the roof to the north - had 7.
3) As an aside, and certainly no offense to you or anyone else, but I really don't care about uber precision when it comes to measuring snow. At the end of the day 7 or 8 or 9 inches looks and feels pretty much the same and looks almost identical the next day.
I guess this is why I never pursued a PhD in meteorology after getting my MS at PSU - some of my classmates would go onto work that involved some cloud physics equation and getting to a more exact estimate of the 3rd significant figure of some snow accretion coefficient. Not really for me - I love math/science and am proficient in it, but I don't have that kind of passion or patience.