Saturday, October 17, 2020

One For the Money, Two for the Grow, Val's PENNIES Were Ready, On With the Show

Val's Future Pennyillionaire World was full of promise on Sunday. A trip to town revealed the week's first penny at the liquor store. Doesn't everybody stop by the liquor store on Sunday? This ol' Val does. Not for liquor. For scratchers. 

The liquor store reminds me a little of the Gas Station Chicken Store. It's not the newest or brightest shop on the block. In fact, the liquor store had just added a little shelf under their counter. Which seems to be selling aids for clean pee. That's the best I can figure it out, from zooming in. Which may say something about their clientele. Not me, of course!

It was a face-down 1993 penny. I don't know how my phone flipped the picture like that. I guarndarntee you I was NOT sitting on the counter, snapping that pic between my dangling feet. I've tried flipping such photos 180 degrees, in Paint, but BLOGGER still overdoes it or underdoes it when putting it on my blog. I'm not taking 15 minutes to get one picture to sit the way I want it. I hate the new Blogger.

Speaking of the Gas Station Chicken Store... that was my next stop. I ended up parking by the air hose again. Must have been a reason my other spots were taken. That reason being the PENNY that was waiting for me as I stepped out of T-Hoe.

There it is, my rightful heads-up 1981 penny. The top spot of the two under the grease spot. The other one appears to be a rusty hole in the blacktop.

This time my phone was on its game. Such a clear shot of Abe Lincoln. Oops! I actually did not intend that little faux pas. If I did, it wouldn't have been a faux pas. It would have been a real pas, I suppose. Halfway through typing, at the s h , I thought to myself, "Oh, no. Too soon?" Eh. I'm letting it stand.

Sadly, (or happily), there were only (or a bounty of) 2 PENNIES this week, for a total of 2 CENTS. At least my Little Caesar's "goblet" won't overflow THIS week. Hick really needs to find me a 2020 goblet. I've only been asking for 10 months.


Penny       # 119, 120.
Dime         still at 21.
Nickel       still at 10.
Quarter    still at 1.

Penny     134
Dime        20
Nickel        8
Quarter      5


  1. I learned something today--there is a fix to get clean pee. I suppose I should visit liquor stores.

    1. I found this product display disturbing. I thought it was usually truckers, and heavy equipment operators, and factory workers, who used these "remedies" to pass drug tests. Now I have to worry that they're also DRUNK, and not just drug-addled when they're working!

      To be fair, that liquor store sells a lot of cigarettes. I'd say 1 in 10 of the other customers I've encountered there, or heard ordering through the window, are buying cigarettes. And the others liquor. I'm probably their scratcher leader.

  2. 2020 is almost done, you need to start asking/begging/nagging for a 2021 goblet and while he's at it, a 2020 one at last, please.

    1. That's right! 2020 has gotten away from me! We are planning a trip to Casino Town this week, so I can suggest that he looks in Goodwill and his other shops while I am happily whiling away the time gambling without him.