Saturday, February 16, 2019

PONY'S From Heaven

Val's Future Pennyillionaire Train has run off the rails! Not a single penny to be found for her taking this week. Opportunities abounded, what with two trips to Walmart, two trips to the bank, a visit to her credit union, her usual smattering of convenience store runs, and a jaunt to her new favorite casino. Those are all places one might reasonably expect to find escaped coinage. But no. None for Val.

The only bright spot was Val's shower on Wednesday. No, silly! I didn't find a penny in my own shower! What kind of freakish occurrence would THAT be? That's crazy talk! No, when I got out of the shower on Wednesday, I saw that I had a text from The Pony.

"Look what I found on the floor of the lab"

Let the record show that The Pony had a birthday this week, too. Maybe pennies are the new ladybug. Neither of us has seen one in quite some time. Unless you count the stuffed one that may or may not have been a costume for a toddler, that I saw in Walmart on Friday, on the bottom rack of a mini-cart.

Let the record further show that I did not inform The Pony of the bumpin' and thumpin' party I heard overhead from my OPC (Old People Chair), in his room and bathroom, at 1:20 a.m. Wednesday morning.

2019 Running Total
Penny   still at 13.
Dime    still at  3.
Nickel  still at 2.
Quarter  still at 1.

Penny  131
Dime  17
Nickel  6
Quarter  1

2017 TOTALS (Started in March, 2017)
Penny  78
Dime   6
Nickel  0
Quarter  0


  1. At least one Victorian scored.

    1. Yes, there's that. It doesn't help fill my Future Pennyillionaire coffers, though.

  2. Weird that The Pony is getting pennies now. Will he send them to you or start his own pennyillionaire goblet?

    1. He probably didn't even pick it up! His apartment is scattered with assorted change.

    2. Millenials don't save pennials.

    3. Sad, but true. Although I'm sure they see this sin as venial.

  3. Somebody must be sewing the pocket holes that plague you fellow citizens!

    1. It's like there's a conspiracy afoot! Now it's already Monday again, I'm home from town, and haven't seen a single penny this week. Unless you count the one on the counter at Casey's, which I don't, because I think they were using it to scratch off the bar code on scratcher winners turned in by novices.