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tedious until I looked in my pocket

June 8th, 2011 at 04:13 am

Saving log - $3 tip box
Spending log - $1.62 coffee + $1.05 apple + $9 worth of odwalla bars

Been pretty quiet, work is at last quiet. A couple of days ago screenwriter friend told me that he made $100 in 5 hours by proctoring a SAT exam. I'll have to check into that; I used to do proctoring when I was a grad student and a teaching assistant. What you are basically doing is watching the test takers to detect the cheaters. Easy work as long as you remembered how devious everybody was. Eyes on the paper! We used to shoot rubber bands at the college students whose eyes we suspected were wandering.

The stock market, down for a good week, is depressing. Good time not to look at my portfolio too much.

So really things have been on the tedious side. Except when I looked in my right front pocket. When I pick up coins, I often don't have lots of time poring over what I got, I just shove it in my right front pocket for later. Well, I looked and I found I picked up an old wheat penny ... 1921 old. Its worn, and the wheat side got scuffed a bit from traffic, I think, but its the oldest coin that I've touched in a long time.

3 Responses to “tedious until I looked in my pocket”

  1. My English Castle Says:

    Do you sell these unusual ones, baselle?
    I have a small pile of them, but haven't ventured into selling them.

  2. baselle Says:

    Not yet. I haven't ventured into selling them either. But I guess I've become a collector. I even have some some coin folders for laughs ... just another reason to hunt for change whenever I'm a pedestrian. I looked more closely at the penny, its a 1921 S, worth about 50 cents if it was a bit less worn.

  3. debtfreeme Says:

    I recently found my child hood piggy bank in a box of stuff from storage. I thought of your comments regarding the silver coins and looked through all the coins. I found quite a few old ones. The oldest one if from Canada from the 1940's and is worth around a dollar. The US coins date back to 1949 and are worth a bit too. Thanks for the reminder to look at the dates. It was fascinating to learn my pennies are worth around $5.

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