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dime and penny show

November 2nd, 2009 at 09:36 pm

Monday
Saving log - $0 tip box + $35 drp
Spending log - $1.75 coffee
Found money - $0.11 (parking meter, sidewalk)

Sunday
Saving log - $0 tip box
Spending log - $3.88 coffee, bagel + $9 tea, apple, oatmeal bar, magazine
Found money - $0.18 (sidewalk, coffeeshop floor)

Found a 5 cent euro on Sunday. I figured I'd count it - after all, the exchange rate of the euro: dollar was 1.47:1. In other words, the 5 cent euro is worth a hair over 7 cents.

I-bond rates also came out today. The fixed rate is 0.3%. Better than 0.1%, but not enough to think about buying more. The variable rate, though, is much better on this 6 month go around - a bit over 3%.

Took a walk at noon and discovered an ING Direct/Shareholder branch on King Street. For laughs I went in and chatted with the receptionist, who told me that there were plans for it to turn into an ING cafe.

Final Jackie Handey thought: We are now back on "Standard" time, coming from "Daylight Saving" time. Count the number of months of each. Standard = November, December, January, February, 1-2wks March. Daylight = 2-3wks March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October. Since we are in Daylight Saving time for longer than Standard time, isn't Daylight Saving really Standard?

All in all, this picture sums up the conflicting signs on the economy. Its a real picture, fyi.

2 Responses to “dime and penny show”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Hmmm, the picture puzzles me. So does your Jackie Handey thought. Oh, the thinks you can think! (Isn't that a Dr Seuss thought?) I never thought that thought....I have no idea what an ING cafe is. Is that something real?

  2. baselle Says:

    Ah - my thought boils down to this: how can something be standard if you are only on it 4.5 months out of the year?

    And - an ING cafe is basically an ING Direct brick and mortar bank with a cafe attached to it.

    Finally - the picture does puzzle me. Is the dog grooming place still in business? Or is it business as usual, this dive is up for sale? Smile

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