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I found $0.59!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

I got my tangerine t-shirt in the mail yesterday. I put it on, unlaundered, and set off on my bike ride.

Why do new T-shirts have that smell? It's only till they're laundered once, and then the smell is gone. Sometimes it's tolerable, and sometimes it makes you wanna barf. I did not barf this time.

No need to wear my reflective day-glo vest when you're biking in a bright orange Sparkpeople shirt. I caught a lot of eyes. And it matches my orange water bottle.

I didn't meet any Sparkers on my ride last night.

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I once read a SP blog about a jogger who picked up pennies and coins that they found on their route. And after 2 years or so, they had found like $25.00.

So I decided I would stop and pick up coins if I saw them. So far, I'm up to $0.59, but that includes two quarters. I was pretty pleased about this small treasure. I've been on alert for something that I can use as my bike-ride-bank.

Then on Sunday, I lost a $5 bill. So it could take me 4 years to make that $5 back. Maybe I'll find bills on the road, too.

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Tonight I'm going to the movies with a friend. I'm pretty sure it's not a date. So I won't vacuum the car.

Happy Tuesday, Spoobles.

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  • MOESTAR1603
    Pretty funny emoticon thanks for posting!
    3715 days ago
  • JKSTEIN123
    Thats pretty funny. I love that Idea. I hope you find a five dollar bill some day.
    3715 days ago
    just a little thought al i really hope your not a date gal isn't a sparker and looked you up,mr i wont vacuum the car.i bet you looked great in the bright orange shirt. have fun at the movies.and in a couple years i will expect to find you on the millionaires list emoticon emoticon
    3716 days ago
    i have to order my spark gear as well. anywho, have fun at the movies and make sure you relax. NO PRESSURE!
    3716 days ago
  • CMJ1211
    Just because it's not a date now...., doesn't mean that it won't turn into one later!!! Always put your best (mmmm......) car, forward!
    Good luck on your.... NOT DATE!! emoticon
    3716 days ago
    Yeah, what is that SMELL? Glad you didn't barf. I demand a picture of you though in your orange SP shirt holding your orange water bottle. It's only right. Hey maybe one day you'll find a $20 bill an be years ahead of the game. Have fun at the movies and you should vacuum your car. Women like to be in clean areas whether it's a date or not.
    3716 days ago
    Bless your heart, all covered in Orange day-glow t-shirt.

    I thought only I could find $.59 and lose $5.00

    I hope Tony hasn't found it yet, I will help look for it!
    3716 days ago
    Love the change idea... although one must make mental note to hang on to any bills one has during said run, walk, ride, etc.

    As for the car... I agree... Clean the car! Never know what could come of it, and you might find more change in the process. :)
    3716 days ago

    I'll have to come up there to look for the $5.00 bill myself, LOL
    Where did you find the loot?
    Not the exact location, just the general area. along side of the road, at parking lots, just curious.

    Wouldn't want to hear of a bicyclist who got run over playing in the middle of the street while they were looking for change, LOL

    Keep up your great work
    Always fun loggin my fitness minutes of what YOU do, LOL

    How do I log finding 59 cents?

    3716 days ago
    I read that blog about money too. But I have a running list in my head of things I do NOT brake for on my bike. I must be a bit too competitive because once when going slowly up a hill, I rode over two quarters and a dime without stopping. I passed a live snake that I really wanted to see. A baby donkey that I so wanted a photo of and I fished an ant out of the back of my shorts rather than lose time stopping.
    3716 days ago
    Vacuum the car! That way she will notice how hot you are, not how messy the car is ;)
    3716 days ago
  • SPARROW147
    I have to agree with Armin, vacuum the car.
    3716 days ago
    Vacuum the car AL!!!!!! It could turn into a date!! I love the idea about change and think I will join you on this mission, good idea!
    3716 days ago
    Hello! I love orange - it's such a happy color. I painted one wall of a previous apartment orange and it was always so cheery.

    What movie are you going to see? Have a good time!
    3716 days ago
    Good made me smile!
    Now...go out and bike ride again to 'earn' more
    Don't forget to report in four years time...hahaha!
    Lise (pronounced Leez, not lease)
    3716 days ago
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