Monday, July 21, 2008

The 30th Birthday

Since my last post, I traveled to Boston for work. It was nice because Marti was able to join me for this trip. I was also able to meet up with Chris for a night, so that was nice.

I am not sure why Chris is having such a hard time finding change in Boston, while I was there, I had NO troubles! Here are the finds that I made while in Boston;
  • 1 quarter, 2 dimes and 1 nickel all at a pizza place I went for lunch while I was in West Concord
  • 1 penny in our hotel lobby
  • 1 dime & 1 penny at Logan Airport TSA
  • 2 quarters, 1 dime and 3 pennies at various T stops in Boston
  • 1 penny on the street while Chris and I were walking to dinner
I was very excited about that last find, because Chris didn't get to it, and I had the lead for the night. He ended up finding a quarter at the restaurant and a dime at the T stop. So while he might have won the war, he lost the first battle!

When I got back home, I went to Schunck's and found 3 dimes, 5 pennies and a 1 cent Euro coin.

Finally, last night, Marti and I went out with some friends to the new Batman Dark Knight movie. Very good, and Heath Ledger as the Joker is just as good as advertised. On the way to the theater I found 1 penny in the parking lot. Then after the movie, Marti and I stopped off at McDonald's for some shakes (Sonic was out of ice cream!) and I found 2 dimes and 3 pennies. One of the dimes is pictured below, check it out;

Might not mean much to you, besides being a super dark dime. But it was minted in 1978, the same year I was born, and I found it a day before my birthday! I found that cool.

Finally, today, on my 30th Birthday, I found 1 penny in the apartment complex parking lot. While I don't mind getting a bit older, I am not a huge fan of being 30, because now when someone is talking about me, they can't say, "He did all this BEFORE he was 30", like they do in the movies. Unless of course they are talking about a Change Race blog, and then yes, I did that before I was 30! :-)

Total since last post - $1.86
Total for the Race - $271.31


Brian said...

Happy Birthday from me, Liza and Noah. Thanks for the elongated penny! We didn't get you anything!

Bailey said...

Thanks for the birthday wishes!

No need to get me anything. Next time you are on vacation, get me a keychain!

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