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a willingness to get run over

May 4th, 2007 at 10:06 pm

Saving log - $1 tip box
Spending log - $.65 milk + 15$ lunch + $6.15 girly supplies

The coin rescue is going well; I found 3 dimes on the street this evening, one after the other. Just a little FYI - my best hunting grounds are on the curb, or on the sidewalks close to the curb. Pedestrians must put their hands in their pockets as they wait for the light, take them out again. Traffic noise must mask the change hitting the sidewalk, or the pedestrian hears it but thinks, "Forget it - I've got to cross the street." Sometimes to harvest change you have to have a willingness to get run over. Big Grin

I have some luck on the bus right near the door for the same reason, but its usually pennies, rarely anything larger.

Finishing up projects right and left at work, and now when I say that I think I can get this done in a week, everyone does the math and says, "hah! You'll be in Paris then." Found me out.

Asked the post office to hold the mail. So darn nice that I can request it online.

The fact that the stock market has been up nearly 4 weeks in a row is just freakish to me. Entertaining, because I've bought quite a bit when it was a lot flatter and a lot cheaper. Its doubly entertaining when a number of people are trying to get back into it because it is so high. G*d, people are such financial lemmings! Buy high and sell low, rinse and repeat - there's the way to go broke.

I'd try to get out of the stock market right now, but only about 1/2 of my shares I've held for over a year, so if sold would be considered long term capital gains and taxed less. (I bought seriously on the dips in July and August.)

Got word that the TD Ameritrade account I still have will have its account number changed, so its assured that I will be locked out of it, have to call and sound like a goob. Big Grin

Next week the trainer comes back and we'll see how I did. My legs are stiff from yesterday and now I only have myself to blame.

Two images, one iconic. In case you forgot where I'm blogging from.

The second one was taken when the bus was zooming on 15th Ave NW. Its blurry and makes me jangly, but I like it.

2 Responses to “a willingness to get run over”

  1. pretty cheap jewelry Says:

    I still pick up the pennies, and am older than you! (by 3 years). Was just thinking today, after finding a dime in my 9-y-o son's dresser drawer that he will be middle aged and (hopefully) hugging his 'quaint' old mom who fusses over using the pennies in her change purse.

    We used to, and still do, make a game of going on walks/bike rides around the neighborhood finding coins.

    In fact, I picked up 4 pennies in the airport last Monday, on top of a counter in a stand up food place.

    Used 'em just the other day Smile

  2. kashi Says:

    I like the zooming bus photo, too. Smile

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