A penny found…

I took a bike ride last night. There wasn’t much stuff, but I did find a few noteworthy things.

There was a keyboard (missing one key) here, along with a stemware (wine glass) holder. I took the holder. Maybe I can sell it.

I found some decent stuff here:

The two containers in the background were loaded with pennies (and a few dimes and nickels too). I left the containers for other to take, but I brought all the change today to the local store where there’s one of those change-sorting machines. You get ripped off if you put anything other than pennies in there, but I consider the cost (11.9 cents / dollar) a reasonable alternative to spending my time sorting pennies.

All in all, I got 5.21 in coins (2 dimes slipped through the cracks). With the dimes and nickels and one 50 cent piece, I made about 6.50. Not bad at all! I bought a nice microbrewed oatmeal stout with the profit.

I also found some food. The tofu is unopened and looks good. The package at the top left is an unopened organic rice-based breakfast cereal. There’s some macaroni which looks fine. There’s also a jar of grape leaves and a package of tamarind. I don’t know how to use these in cooking but I look forward to the challenge. Finding random food offers a unique opportunity to widen your culinary range.

Finally I found this mask thing. Pretty cool. Any ideas as to what culture it originates from?

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2 thoughts on “A penny found…

  1. It boggles my mind that people would throw out money. I guess throwing out items that are worth money is the same thing, though. So sad.

  2. “Find a penny pick it up, all that day you’ll have good luck.” Did you make a wish on every penny?

    That’s a nice little metal bank I see in the penny picture.

    Eats. You’ll have to share your recipes when you have favorable results with your culinary experimentation.

    Are you going to go out on Halloween wearing that mask? 😀

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