Monday, July 31, 2006

Maniac Mondays

Found $0.87 in the form of three quarters, one dime, and three pennies today. The quarters were found at the doctors office parking lot. The dime and pennies were found at various spots near the gym. Ughh, heat.. Ouch.

Total Cash found and redeemed today: $0.87
Total Since Blog Inception: $297.92

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Yarn for the year

While I emptied out the last of the closets in my old house, I found three boxes filled with balls of yarn. This should keep me busy for at least three or four weeks. While running errands earlier in the day, hubby and I found a whopping $0.78 in the form of two quarters, two dimes, and eight pennies. I must give credit to the change finder who listed car washes as prolific change hunting grounds! What can I say? I am now a #1 fan of the new car wash on Hylan Boulevard!

Quick update: Found 12 cents (one dime, two pennies) at the local pub, where I went to have a beer with an old friend from the old neighborhood in the Bronx. Thanks for the memories, Mac.

Total Cash found and redeemed today: $0.90
Total Since Blog Inception: $297.05


Today I took my daughter to a concert at Atlantic City (remind me never to do that again!). We happened to find some change under the seat and at the gas station as we drove back home. I think I have witnessed the end of a friend's relationship and I am saddened by her quick departure. S, if you read this, remember I'm here if you need me.

Total Cash found and redeemed today: $0.17
Total Since Blog Inception: $296.15

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Cash cow Thursday

Today was soo humid... yuuuck! It felt more like 120 than 80 over here on the island. One good thing did come out of today though. We found four dollars crumpled up along with a receipt for McDonalds dated early this morning. Kitty saw the ball and picked it up. Fortunately for us dad inspected the ball and saw the greenbacks poking about. We also found 37 cents while we did some shopping at the nearby mall as well. This is sweet justice for a month of little or no finds, imho. I'm hoping we hit the magic three hundred by my daughter Sandy's birthday.... let's see what happens :)

Total Cash found and redeemed today: $4.37
Total Since Blog Inception: $295.98


I found zilch today but I did get chores done finally. Hopefully all my fellow blogophiles are finding more loot than I...

Some lyrics from an outdated 80's song that's been floating in my head...

Artist : Dana Rayne

Title : Object Of My Desire

Whoa, whoa, whoa...yeah,yeah,yeah

You glanced my way, I lost all control
Desire and need had taken hold
My body quivered, hot flashes ignited in me,
ooh, ooh, ooh...
Gazing deep into my eyes
You spoke these words, I was hypnotized
Let me share a night in your fantasy, ooh, ooh


Turn on emotions so strong
Passion's fire burns on and on
My body screams
Please make love to me

'Cause You're the object of my desire
Baby, ignite my fire
Object of my desire
Hey, you really turn me on

When I go to sleep at night
Visions of you here by my side
Fireworks explode deep inside of me, ay-yi-yi-yi
I pinch myself as you?re lyin? there
We kiss each other, now I?m really scared
Too much to ask even for a fantasy,

'Cause You're the object of my desire
Baby, ignite my fire
Object of my desire
Hey, you really turn me on
You're the object of my desire
wont you, ignite my fire
Object of my desire
Hey, you really turn me on

on and on and onnn, yeah
on and on and onnn, yeah
on and on and onnn, yeah
on and on and onnn, yeah
on and on and onnn, yeah

You're the object of my desire
Baby, ignite my fire
Object of my desire
Hey, you really turn me on
You're the object of my desire
baby, ignite my fire
Object of my desire
Hey, you really turn me ....
on and on and onnn,
yeah yeah....

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Penny Lane.. is in my pocket.. and in my heart :)

It rained pennies today- all day. I haven't found much change in the past month due to our moving and inability to get around much so today was quite a happy day for us all in the krab family. We found a total of $0.39 in the form of two nickels, one dime, and nineteen pennies. The majority of the pennies were found in two parking lots- one being home depot and the other western beef (local supermarket). The dime was uncovered at a local playground and the two nickels were both found at the traffic light of an off-ramp on the way home (very dangerous grab if not calculated properly!)

Total Cash found and redeemed today: $0.39
Total Since Blog Inception: $291.61

Monday, July 24, 2006

Oye mi ritmo que bueno esta!

Today I listened to Celia Cruz all day. Funny how she reminded me of my grandma when she was alive. Geez, I must have played azucar negra at least ten times. The good ole' days.

Today hubby found himself a whopping $0.51 in the form of two quarters and one penny. That makes three days in a row that we've found two quarters- I am proud.

Total Cash found and redeemed today: $0.51
Total Since Blog Inception: $291.22

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Today we found $0.53 in the form of two quarters and three pennies. Sandy also found a new friend- a nice little girl with a most exotic name- Peyton. Thanks to the folks who went before us at the WC drive-thru for leaving us both quarters. BIG UP!!

Total Cash found and redeemed today: $0.53
Total Since Blog Inception: $290.71

Judy Torres...

Wow.. where have you gone, oh queen of freestyle?

Today we found a total of $0.66 in the form of two quarters, one dime, and six pennies. Sandy found the dime which is completely cake in dirt and what appears to be rust. She's got an eye for change, that one.

Total Cash found and redeemed today: $0.66
Total Since Blog Inception: $290.18

Friday, July 21, 2006

Nice to see you again...

It's been a rough couple of weeks here at the Changepot. Since we're in the process of relocating, the family hasn't been able to take the long walks in search of change and the like. There have been a few days where we found absolutely nothing- and that was quite the disappointment lol. I am happy to report that the rain did leave behind a little gift for we changehunters today.

Hubby found a FIVE DOLLAR BILL by the back entrance of his office today. Apparently the cash was there for a while- hiding from the rain and sun long enough to shrink a little. Funny how found money can change a person's disposition! Hubby was pretty upset at work but finding the money made him feel much better. I happened to find a penny by my parking spot. Woohoo.. $5.01... don't hate... congratulate!

Helloo currency.. it's soo nice to see you again!

Total Cash found and redeemed today: $5.01
Total Since Blog Inception: $289.52

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Slow Progress

Found six pennies yesterday during the shuffle back and forth. Will post more later or tomorrow :)


No piece of paper can be folded more than 7 times. The first
product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.

Earth is the only planet not named after a pagan God.

A Boeing 747s wingspan is longer than the Wright brother's
first flight.

Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.

Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you
up in the morning

The first owner of the Marlboro company died of lung cancer.

All US Presidents have worn glasses. Some just didn't
like being seen wearing them in public.

The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. It was the fashion in Renaissance
Florence to shave them off.

Walt Disney was afraid of mice.

The inventor of the flushing toilet was Thomas Crapper.

The average bed is home to over 6 billion dust mites.

The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

The average chocolate bar has 8 insect legs in it.

Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer
than left-handed people do.

Its impossible to smoke oneself to death with weed. You
won..'t be able to retain enough motor control and
consciousness to do so after such a large amount.

Every drop of seawater contains approximately 1 billion
gold atoms.

The US national anthem actually has three verses, but everyone
just knows the first one.

During World War II, IBM built the computers the Nazis used
to manage their death/concentration camps.

The total combined weight of the worlds ant population
is heavier than the weight of the human population.

The deadliest war in history excluding World War II was
a civil war in China in the 1850s in which the rebels were
led by a man who thought he was the brother of Jesus Christ.

Just about 3 people are born every second, and about 1.3333
people die every second. The result is about a 2 and 2/3 net
increase of people every second. Almost 10 people more
live on this Earth now, than before you finished reading

Happy Birthday (the song) is copyrighted.

The number of people alive on earth right now is higher than
the number of all the people that have died. Ever.

The average American consumes 1.2 pounds of spider eggs
a year and eat 2.5 pounds of insect parts a year.

Men can breastfeed babies

There is a rare condition called Exploding Head Syndrome
which you have probably never heard of.

Scientists have determined that fungi are more closely
related to human beings and animals than to other plants.

In some (maybe all) Asian countries, the family name is
written first and the individual name written second

Abe Lincoln bought 50 cents worth of cocaine in 1860

A German World War II submarine was sunk due to malfunction
of the toilet.

Washington State has the longest single beach in the United
States.Long Beach, WA

The largest living thing on the face of the Earth is a mushroom
underground in Oregon, it measures three and a half miles
in diameter.

The town of Los Angeles, California, was originally named
"El Pueblo la Nuestra Senora de Reina de los Angeles
de la Porciuncula"

9 out of 10 people believe Thomas Edison invented the lightbulb.
This isn't true; Joseph Swan did.

Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in
the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists
and found edible.

The Population of the world can live within the state boundaries
of Texas.

Plastic lawn flamingos outnumber real flamingos in the

Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a novel with over 50, 000 words,
none of which containing the letter "e."

Tourists visiting Iceland should know that tipping at
a restaurant is not considered an insult! Despite the expensive
food, tipping is welcome as in any other country.

Apples are more effective at keeping people awake in the
morning than caffeine.

The largest pumpkin weighed 377 pounds.

The largest cabbage weighed 144 pounds.

Pinocchio was made of pine.

Alfred Hitchcock had no belly button for it was eliminated
during surgery.

A quarter has 119 grooves around the edge.

A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.

Cranberry Jell-0 is the only kind that contains real fruit.

The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.

Maine is the toothpick capital of the world.

New Jersey has a spoon museum with over 5, 400 spoons from
almost all the states.

There was once a town in West Virginia called "6."

The parking meter was invented in North Dakota.

Napoleon made his battle plans in a sandbox.

Roman Emperor Caligula made his horse a senator.

The green stuff on the occasional freak potato chip is chlorophyll.

Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon with his left foot first.

There are 333 toilet paper squares on a toilet paper roll.

The Eiffel Tower has 2, 500, 000 rivets in it.

"Jaws" is the most common name for a goldfish.

On an average work day, a typist's fingers travel 12.6

Every minute in the U.S. six people turn 17.

2, 500 lefties die each year using products designed for

Ten tons of space dust falls on the Earth every day.

On average, a 4-year-old child asks 437 questions a day.

Blue and white are the most common school colors.

Swimming pools in Phoenix, Arizona, pick up 20 pounds of
dust a year.

In a normal lifetime an American will eat 200 pounds of peanuts
and 10, 000 pounds of meat.

A new book is published every 13 minutes in America.

America's best selling ice cream flavor is vanilla.

Every year the sun loses 360 million tons.

Because of animal Crackers, many kids until they reach
the age of ten, believe a bear is as tall as a giraffe.

The Gulf Stream could carry a message in a bottle at an average
of 4 miles per hour.

The bulls-eye on a dartboard must be 5 feet 8 inches off the

The doorbell was invented in 1831.

The electric shaver was patented on November 6, 1928.

Japan is the largest exporter of frog's legs.

There are seven points on the Statue of Liberty's crown.

Napoleon was terrified of cats.

The first Lifesaver flavor was peppermint.

The typical American eats 263 eggs a year.

The parking meter was invented by C.C. Magee in 1935.

The oldest known vegetable is the pea.

Jack is the most common name in nursery rhymes.

The avocado has the most calories of any fruit.

The first zoo in the USA was in Philadelphia.

France has the highest per capita consumption of cheese.

The shortest English word that contains the letters A,
B, C, D, E, and F is "feedback."

The state of California raises the most turkeys out of all
of the states.

George Washington Carver invented peanut butter.

Iceland was the first country to legalize abortion in 1935.

The dumbest domesticated animal is the turkey.

Russia has the most movie theaters in the world.

The most fatal car accidents occur on Saturday.

The Eiffel Tower has 1792 steps.

The mongoose was barred live entry into the U.S. in 1902.

Goldfish swallowing started at Harvard in 1939.

Dry fish food can make goldfish constipated.

The stall closest to the door in a bathroom is the cleanest,
because it is the least used.

Toilet paper was invented in 1857.

Alaska could hold the 21 smallest States.

Before Prohibition, Schlitz Brewery owned more property
in Chicago than anyone else, except the Catholic church.

If you put a raisin in a glass of champagne, it will keep floating
to the top and sinking to the bottom.

Kermit the Frog is left-handed.

Non-dairy creamer is flammable.

The car in the foreground on the back of a $10 bill is a 1925

If you can see a rainbow you must have your back to the sun.

The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from
the days of yore when the engines were pulled by horses.
The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured
out how to walk up straight staircases.

It's rumored that sucking on a copper penny will cause
a breathalyzer to read 0.

The ship, the Queen Elizabeth 2, should always be writtenas
QE2. QEII is the actual queen.

The correct response to the Irish greeting, "Top
of the morning to you, " is "and the rest of the
day to yourself."

Columbia University is the second largest landowner in
New York City, after the Catholic Church.

When the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers play football
at home to a sellout crowd, the stadium becomes the state's
third largest city.

Ohio is listed as the 17th state in the U.S., but technically
it is Number 47. Until August 7, 1953, Congress forgot to
vote on a resolution to admit Ohio to the Union.

When Saigon fell, the signal for all Americans to evacuate
was Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" being
played on the radio.

The pet ferret was domesticated more than 500 years before
the house cat.

The dome on Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's home,
conceals a billiards room. In Jefferson's day, billiards
were illegal in Virginia.

The most common speed limit sign in the United States is
25 m.p.h.

At any one time, there are 100 million phone conversations
going on in the United States.

The world's record for continuous pogo stick jumpingn
is 41 hours.

The Ottoman Empire once had seven emperors in seven months.
They died of (in order): burning, choking, drowning, stabbing,
heart failure, poisoning and being thrown from a horse.

You can make edible cheese from the milk of 24 different

Sir Isaac Newton, who invented Calculus, had trouble with
names to the point where he would forget his brothers'

In medieval Thailand, they had moveable type printing
presses. The type was made from baked oxen dung.

By law, employees do not have to wash hands after sneezing.

The average American consumes enough caffeine in one year
to kill a horse.

More American workers (18 call sick on Friday than any other
day of the week. Tuesday has the lowest percent of
absenteeism (11.

Enough beer is poured every Saturday across America to
fill the Orange Bowl.

A newborn expels its own body weight in waste every 60 hours.

Whales die if their echo system fails.

Florida's beaches lose 20 million cubic yards of sand

Naturalists use marshmallows to lure alligators out of

It takes a ton of water to make a pound of refined sugar.

Weevils are more resistant to poisons in the morning than
at night.

Cacao, the main ingredient of chocolate is the most pest-ridden
tree in the jungle.

In deep space most lubricants will disappear.

America once issued a 5-cent bill.

The average person can live 11 days without water.

In 1221 Genghis Khan killed 1, 748, 000 people at Nishapur
in one hour.

There are 35 million digestive glands in the stomach.

In 1800 on 50 cities on earth had a population of more than
100, 000.

More steel in the US is used to make bottle caps than to manufacture
automobile bodies.

It is possible for any American citizen to give whatever
name he or she chooses to any unnamed mountain or hill in
the United States.

King Henry III of France, Louis XVI of France and Napoleon
all suffered from ailurophobia--fear of cats.

Before 1850 golf balls were made of leather and stuffed
with feathers.

Clocks made before 1687 had only one hand, and hour hand.

The motto of the American people, "In God We Trust,
" was not adopted as the national slogan until 1956.

More Americans have died in automobile accidents than
have died in all the wars ever fought by the United States.

The ampersand (&) was once a letter of the English alphabet.

The principality of Monaco consists of 370 acres.

There are more than 40, 000 characters in Chinese script.

During the time of Peter the Great, any Russian man who had
a beard was required to pay a special tax.

The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time
television was Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

Coca-Cola was originally green.

Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the U.S.

The Hawaiian alphabet has 12 letters (I was thankfully
corrected by a friend: The Hawai'ian alphabet has
13 letters, A, E, I, O, U, H, K, L, M, N, P, W, ' (which is
called an okina).

Men can read smaller print than women; women can hear better.

The amount American Airlines saved in 1987 by eliminating
one olive from each salad served in first class: $40, 000.

City with the most Rolls Royces per capita: Hong Kong.

State with the highest percentage of people who walk to
work: Alaska.

Percentage of Africa that is wilderness--28àPercentage
of North America that is wilderness--38å/P>

Average number of days a German goes without washing his
underwear: 7.

Percentage of American men who say they would marry the
same woman if they had it to do all over again: 80 %

Percentage of American women who say they'd marry
the same man: 50 %

Cost of raising a medium size dog to the age of 11: $6, 400.

Average people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,

Average lifespan of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.

The only President to win a Pulitzer Prize: John Kennedy
for "Profiles in Courage."

The youngest Pope was 11 years old.

Iceland consumes more Coca-Cola per capita than any other

First novel ever written on a typewriter: "Tom Sawyer."

A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.

The main library at Indiana University sinks over an inch
every year because when it was built, engineers failed
to take into account the weight of all the books that would
occupy the building.

Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king
from history. Spades--King David, Clubs--Alexander
the Great, Hearts--Charlemagne and Diamonds--Julius

If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front
legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has
one leg front leg in the air, the person died as a result of
wounds received in battle; if the horse has all 4 legs on
the ground, the person died of natural causes.

Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence
on July 4th. The last signature wasn't added until
5 years later.

The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one mile
in every five must be straight. These straight sections
are useable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies.

The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth II, moves only six inches
for each gallon of diesel that it burns.

The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest
point in Colorado.

The first airline, DELAG, was established on October 16,
1909, to carry passengers between German cities by Zeppelin
airships. Up to November 1913, more than 34, 000 people
had used the service.

Titanic was running at 22 knots when she hit the iceberg

The citrus soda 7-UP was created in 1929; '7' was
selected because the original containers were 7 ounces.
'UP' indicated the direction of the bubbles.

Francis Scott Key was a young lawyer who wrote the poem,
'The Star Spangled Banner', after being inspired
by watching the Americans fight off the British attack
of Baltimore during the War of 1812. The poem became the
words to the national anthe.m

Because radio waves travel at 186, 000 miles per second
and sound waves saunter at 700 miles per hour, a broadcast
voice can be heard sooner 13, 000 miles away than it canm
be heard at the back of the room in which it originated.

Mosquito repellents don't repel. They hide you. The
spray blocks the mosquito's sensors so they don't
know your there.

The bagpipe was originally made from the whole skin of a
dead sheep Inventor Samuel Colt patented his revolver
in 1836.

It has been recommended by dentists that a toothbrush be
kept at least 6 feet (two meters) away from a toilet to avoid
airborne particles resulting from the flush!

In ancient Rome it was considered a sign of leadership to
be born with a crooked nose.

It is possible to drown and not die. Technically the term
'drowning' refers to the process of taking water
into the lungs, not to death caused by that process.

The first known heart medicine was discovered in an English
garden. In 1799, physician John Ferriar noted the effect
of dried leaves of the common foxglove plant, digitalis
purpurea, on heart action. Still used in heart medications,
digitalis slows the pulse and increases the force of heart
contractions and the amount of b lood pumped per heartbeat.

Dry cereal for breakfast was invented by John Henry Kellogg
at the turn of the century

During World War II, a German U-boat was sunk by a truck.mThe
U-boat in question attacked a convoy in the Atlantic and
then rose to see the effect. The merchant ship it sank had
material strapped to its deck including a fleet of trucks,
one of which was thrown in the air by the explosion, landing
on the U-boat and breaking its back.

Jeremy Bentham, a British philosopher who died in 1832,
left his entire estate to the London Hospital provided
that his body be allowed to preside over its board meetings.
His skeleton was clothed and fitted with a wax mask of his
face. It was present at the meeting for 92 years.

Diet Coke was only invented in 1982.

Methane gas can often be seen bubbling up from the bottom
of ponds. It is produced by the decomposition of dead plants
and animals in the mud.

There are more than 1, 700 references to gems and precious
stones in the King James translation of the Bible.

The E. Coli bacterium propels itself with a 'motor'
only one-millionth of an inch in diameter, a thousand times
smaller than the tiniest motors built to date by man. The
rotation of the bacterial motor comes from a current of
protons. The efficiency of the motor approaches 100 percent.

Henry Ford produced the model T only in black because the
black paint available at the time was the fastest to dry.

At - 40 degrees Centigrade a person loses about 14.4 calories
per hour by breathing.

Pet superstores now sell about 40 percent of all pet food.

One million Americans, about 3, 000 each day, take up smoking
each year. Most of them are children.

In 1933, Mickey Mouse, an animated cartoon character,
received 800, 000 fan letters.

There are only four words in the English language which
end in '-dous': tremendous, horrendous, stupendous,
and hazardous

If you attempted to count to stars in a galaxy at a rate of
one every second it would take around 3, 000 years to count
them all.

Less than 3f Nestlé's sales are for chocolate.

The average person will spend two weeks over their lifetime
waiting for the traffic light to change

More than 2500 left handed people are killed every year
from using right handed products

It is estimated that at any one time, 0.7f the world's
population are drunk.

The tip of a 1/3 inch long hour-hand on a wristwatch travels
at 0.00000275 mph

Less than one per cent of the 500 Chinese cities have clean
air, respiratory disease is China's leading cause
of death.

The number of cars on the planet is increasing three times
faster than the population growth

The X's that people sometimes put at the end of letters
or notes to mean a kiss, actually started back in the 1000's
when Lords would sign their names at the end of documentsto
other important people. It was originally a cross that
they would kiss after signing to signify that they were
faithful to God and their King. Over the years though, it
slanted into the X.

Nova Scotia is Latin for 'New Scotland.'

The term Cop comes from Constable on Patrol. It's from

The collecting of Beer mats is called Tegestology.

Even though it is widely attributed to him Shakespeare
never actually used the word 'gadzooks'.

Only 2 blue moons (the saying 'only once in a blue moon
' refers to the occurrence of two full moons during
one calendar month) are to occur between now and 2001. Those
times are January 1999 and March 1999.

There are only 12 letters in the Hawaiian alphabet.

"Naked" means to be unprotected. "Nude"
means unclothed.

Upper and lower case letters are named 'upper'
and 'lower', because in the time when al original
print had to be set in individual letters, the 'upper
case' letters were stored in the case on top of the case
stored smaller, 'lower case' letters In the 40's.

the Bich pen was changed to Bic for fear that Americans would
pronounce it 'Bitch.'

From the book "Polish Your Furniture with Panty Hose"
by Joey Green. Copyright 1995. Reprinted with permission.
For more alternative uses for products, visit: world wide
web dot wackyuses dot com. I highly recommend visiting
his Joey's site

BOUNCE...the stuff you use in your dryer:

IT Repels mosquitoes. Tie a sheet of Bounce through a belt
loop when outdoors during mosquito season.

Eliminates static electricity from your television screen.

Since Bounce is designed to help eliminate static cling,
wipe your television screen with a used sheet of Bounce
to keep dust from resettling.

Dissolves soap scum from shower doors. Clean with a used
sheet of Bounce.

Freshens the air in your home. Place an individual sheet
of Bounce in a drawer or hang one in the closet.

Prevents thread from tangling. Run a threaded needle through
a sheet of Bounce to eliminate the static cling on the thread
before sewing.

Eliminates static cling from pantyhose. Rub a damp, used
sheet of Bounce over the hose.

Prevents musty suitcases. Place an individual sheet of
Bounce inside empty luggage before storing.

Freshens the air in your car. Place a sheet of Bounce under
the front seat.

Cleans baked-on food from a cooking pan. Put a sheet in the
pan, fill with water, let sit overnight and sponge clean.
The anti-static agents apparently weaken the bond between
the food and the pan while the fabric softening agents soften
the baked-on food.

Place a sheet of Bounce at the bottom of the wastebasket.
Collects cat hair. Rubbing the area with a sheet of Bounce
will magnetically attract all the loose hairs.

Wipe the blinds with a sheet of Bounce to prevent dust from

Wipes up sawdust from drilling or sandpapering. A used
sheet of Bounce will collect sawdust like a tack cloth.

Eliminates odors in dirty laundry. Place an individual
sheet of Bounce at the bottom of a laundry bag or hamper.

Deodorizes shoes or sneakers. Place a sheet of Bounce in
your shoes or sneakers overnight so they'll smell
great in the morning.


Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl, Let the "real
thing" sit for one hour, then flush clean.

The citric acid in Coke removes stains from vitreous china.

To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub the bumper
with a crumpled-up piece of Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil
dipped in Coca Cola.

To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a can
of Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion.

To loosen a rusted bolt: Applying a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola
to the rusted bolt for several minutes.

To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of Coke into a
load of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run through
a regular cycle. The Coca-Cola will help loosen grease

It will also clean road haze from your windshield.

Lincoln and Kennedy

Here's a little part of US history which makes you go
hmmmmm.... Have a history teacher explain this if they

Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846. John F.
Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946. Abraham Lincoln
was elected President in 1860. John F. Kennedy was elected
President in 1960. The names Lincoln and Kennedy each contain
seven letters. Both were particularly concerned with
civil rights. Both wives lost their children while living
in the White House. Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.
Both Presidents were shot in the head. Lincoln's secretary
was named Kennedy. Kennedy's secretary was named
Lincoln. Both were assassinated by Southerners. Both
were succeeded by Southerners. Both successors were named
Johnson. Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln, was born
in 1808. Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born
in 1908. John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln was
born in 1839. Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy,
was born in 1939. Both assassins were known by their three
names. Both names are composed of fifteen letters. Lincoln
was shot at the theater named 'Kennedy.' Kennedy
was shot in a car called 'Lincoln.' Booth ran from
the theater and was caught in a warehouse. Oswald ran from
a warehouse and was caught in a theater. Booth and Oswald
were assassinated before their trials. And here's
the kicker... A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in Monroe,
Maryland. A week before Kennedy was shot, he was with Marilyn

Interesting Fact about the Pope John Paul II death

Pope was living 85 years - sum of those numbers = 13

Pope died on 2.04.2005 - sum of those numbers = 13

Pope died at 21.37 - again - sum is equal.... 13

13...that's Maria's number - only that time Holy
Mother was showing herself to 3 children in Fatima

on 13th May 1981 - Pope was wounded and that time was saved
by Holy Mother

on 13th Pope went to the hospital for the first time

on 13th died the last child of three from Fatima to whom Holy
Mother showed up

Pope died on 02.04.2005 at 21.37.. add all those numbers....

2 4 2 5 = 13

2 1 3 7 = 13

13 13=26

26 years of pontificate......

Coincidence? or it had to be like this?

in the end, he died in 13th week of the year and when you multiply
the time of his death 21 x 37 you will have 777.

Pope was living exactly 31 thousands days...if you reverse
figures, you will get again 13!!!

World Cup

Brazil last won the world cup in 1994. Before that they won
it in 1970. Add 1970 and 1994, it equals 3964. Germany last
won in 1990. Before that they won in 1974. Add 1990 and 1974,
it equals 3964. Argentina last won the world cup in 1986.
Before that they won it in 1978. Add 1978 and 1986, it equals
3964. So going by this logic, The winner of the 2002 world
cup is the same as the 3964 - 2002 = 1962 world cup. The 1962
world cup was won by Brazil. It was really Brazil who won!!!

Importance of Drinking Enough Water

75% Americans are chronically dehydrated.

In 37 % Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it
is often mistaken for hunger.

Even MILD dehydration will slow down one's metabolism
as much as 3%

One glass of water shuts down midnight hunger pangs for
almost 100f the dieters studied in a U-Washington study.

Lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.

Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water
a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up
to 80f sufferers.

A mere 2rop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory,
trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the
computer screen.

Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of
colon cancer by 45Àplus it can slash the risk of breast cancer
by 79 % and one is 50 % likely to develop bladder cancer.

The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue. (Hmmmmmm........won't
go there.)

Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer
than left-handed people. (If you're ambidextrous,
do you split the difference?)

Elephants are the only animals that cannot jump. (OK, so
that would be a good thing....)

A cat's urine glows under a black light. (I wonder who
was paid to figure that out.)

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain. (I know some
peopleon here like that). Starfish have no brains. (I know
some people like that too).

Polar bears are left-handed. (If they switch, they'll
live a lot longer I am sure of that.)

There are only four words in the English language which
end in '-dous':tremendous, horrendous, stupendous,
and hazardous.

The number of cars on the planet is increasing three times
faster than the population growth.

At 40 degrees Centigrade a person loses about 14.4 calories
per hour by breathing.

Pearls melt in vinegar.

A lion's roar can be heard from five miles away.

Snails can sleep for 3 years without eating.

There is about 200 times more gold in the worlds oceans,
than has been mined in our entire

Human hair and fingernails continue to grow after death.

Windmills always turn counter-clockwise. Except for
the windmills in Ireland.

Termites eat wood twice as fast when listening to heavy
metal music.

The cockroach has a high resistance to radiation and is
the creature most likely to survive a nuclear war.

In the southern hemisphere, water always swirl anti-clockwise
down into a pipe.

About 8 million blood cells die in the human body every second,
and the same number are born each second.

Eighteen per cent of all global carbon dioxide emissions
are from cars.

Every year, the Moon moves a further 3.82cm from the Earth.

It takes about 20 seconds for a red blood cell to circle the
whole body.

35 meters of hair fiber is produced every day on the average
adult scalp.

Hair is the fastest growing tissue in the body, second only
to bone marrow.

Dolphins don't automatically breath; they have to
tell themselves to do it.

The term Cop comes from Constable on Patrol, which is a term
used in England.

The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.

Onions get their distinctive smell by soaking up sulfur
from the soil.

Nobel Prize resulted from a late change in the will of Alfred
Nobel, who did not want to be remembered as a propagator
of violence-he invented dynamite.

Whoopi Goldberg was a mortuary cosmetologist and a bricklayer
before becoming an actress.

Guinness Book Of Records holds the record for being the
book most stolen from Public Libraries.

Charlie Chaplin won third place in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike

Walt Disney named Mickey Mouse after Mickey Rooney, whose
mother he dated for some time.

Another story states that: Mickey mouse was not named after
Mickey Rooney he was made on a train ride from New York after
Walt found out he didn't actually own Oswald the lucky
rabbit. The mouse Walt drew was originally named Mortimor
But his wife Lilly didn't like that name so she suggested
Mickey and the name stuck.

. Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he didn't
wear pants.

. Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World
War II were made out of wood.

. A person afflicted with hexadectylism has six fingers
or six toes on one or both hands and feet.

. Pamela Lee-Anderson is Canada's Centennial Baby,
being the first baby born on the centennial anniversary
of Canada's independence.

. Tokyo has had 24 recorded instances of people either killed
or receiving serious skull fractures while bowing to each
other with the traditional Japanese greeting.

Total Cash found and redeemed today: $0.06
Total Since Blog Inception: $284.51

Wednesday, July 19, 2006


Ugh.. found two pennies today as I schlepped through the heatwave and into IKEA- furniture store for the financially frugal. Not much else to report these days... maybe tomorrow something interesting will happen. Then again, maybe not.

Total Cash found and redeemed today: $0.02
Total Since Blog Inception: $284.45

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Some like it hot...

Wow.. today felt more like 110 degrees! I took the girls for a trip to the beach. Kitty's cheeks got red, Sandy looked as though she was going to collapse from heat exhaustion, and I was plain old bored. We found nothing but hubby came through with $0.50 in the form of two quarters which by all accounts seemed abandoned by some office worker at his office building.

Total Cash found and redeemed today: $0.50
Total Since Blog Inception: $284.43


Oh boy.. another scorching summer day under our belts. This time, we stayed home. The kids had a bit of cabin fever which quickly faded once they felt the belt of hot steam hit their faces upon opening the front door. Since we went nowhere, we found nothing. Nothing ventured.. nothing gained.

Day three of No change this month-- guess happy days are looming around the bend?

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Sunday missions...

Today we found a total of $0.53 in the form of a Quarter, a dime, a nickel, and thirteen pennies. We found all these coins in various rest stops in Massachusetts while on "official business". My booty isn't too happy because of the tedious long ride lol.

Total Cash found and redeemed today: $0.53
Total Since Blog Inception: $283.93

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Project... Yarn.

Today we found diddly squat... making this the second day in July that we haven't found ANYTHING. I purchased some household goods of the Best Buy kind and 12 skeins yarn to make a throw for the new living room set. Should have it all done by September.. hopefully :)

NO party yet.. looks like we'll have all the arrangements in order for next week.. YAY!

Friday, July 14, 2006

Friday Finds..

Today we found a total of $0.06 in the form of one nickel and one penny. Something is better than nothing, right? Here's lookin' at you, kid.

Total Cash found and redeemed today: $0.06
Total Since Blog Inception: $283.40

Thursday, July 13, 2006


Today we found a total of $0.51 in the form of two quarters and a penny. Tomorrow I've got a whole house to clean in preparation for an impending housewarming party.

Total Cash found and redeemed today: $0.51
Total Since Blog Inception: $283.34

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Shock.. and awe (PART TWO)

Today we found absolutely no change whatsoever. Not even one lil' penny. This is a first in many weeks but then again nothing is certain- especially when other people's money is concerned. I didn't go out at all today and hubby spent most of the day here with us.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Progress unbound.

Today we found a total of $0.09 in the form of one nickel and four pennies. Pickins are slim with all the new folks coming in and out of the gym and I am too far from the greatest change finding place of all- my alma mater.

Total Cash found and redeemed today: $0.09
Total Since Blog Inception: $282.83


I am happy to report that I am now making progress in our move. During today's meanderings we happened to find $0.55 in the form of two quarters and five pennies all in one spot-underneath my vehicle. Apparently someone who parked there before me dropped some serious change and didn't bother to move the car to retrieve the rest of the coinage. Hubby did just that- backed the car out as I calmly collected the change.

One of my fellow change hunting converts at school wrote me an email to update me on their change progress.. she is up to $7.10 (Two dollar bills and the rest in change). She's been amassing change at beaches, amusement parks, and night clubs (that's her scene-not mine lol).

Total Cash found and redeemed today: $0.55
Total Since Blog Inception: $282.74

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Nice day. No rain.

Not much happenin' today. We attended mass at a new church/congregation (was a little odd at first but pleasant nonetheless). Went furniture shopping and car shopping (sucked royally but I digress).

We found a total of $0.30 in the form of two dimes, one nickel, and five pennies. Today was a good day.

Total Cash found and redeemed today: $0.30
Total Since Blog Inception: $282.19

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Take a walk on the wild side.

Washer/Dryer room. Living Room. Dining Room. FAMILY ROOM. Kitchen. Four Bedrooms. A parlor. Perfectly Manicured Lawns complete with grounds keepers and trash collectors (at a cost). Cookies, artificial pink flamingos, three car driveways, bubbling PTA moms. Have I gone back in time circa 1951? No. It exists. I'm guessing it's time for me to shed the rambunctious urban girl facade and dawn on the cloak of Super PTA magnate/Minivan operator mom.


There's no swimming pool!!

Guess all is not perfect in the land of Perfection.


Today we found a total of $0.78 in the form of one quarter, three dimes, one nickel, and eighteen pennies. I found the quarter and a penny at the gym. The rest of the coins were found by Sandy Krabs and Hubby- who were on opposite sides of the island. The verdict is in- North Shore definitely drops more money than the South.

Total Cash found and redeemed today: $0.78
Total Since Blog Inception: $281.89

OMG. A ramble.. and a beer.

Spent the better part of the day cleaning, adjusting, and feeling out the vicinity. I didn't go out much (the day's totals back up this account) but I was shocked to my very core today. My neighbor to the right came over with a basket that had a beautiful russ berrie candle (vanilla scented- my fav!), some fudge brownies (no nuts though), some books on things to do around here with the kids, and a cheesy suburban smile. I AM STILL IN SHOCK. SOOOO THIS IS WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO BE ACCEPTED IN SOCIETY? Or is it an invitation to pry? Heheh.. time will tell, I guess.


I found ZIP. Not even anything remotely close to the circular shape of a coin. No circular gum spots, nada. Hubby found Jack and SH-- as well. Sandy cheeks saved us all by finding 11 cents in the form of a dime and a penny while perusing the mall with her dad and stepmom. Yippeee!!

More on the suburban life coming to a post near you.

Total Cash found and redeemed today: $0.11
Total Since Blog Inception: $281.11

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Thursday finds..

Did very little today. Since I didn't get to go out today, I didn't find anything. HUBBY found some nice change since his job has rounded the cattle for some employee re-training (it's complicated, really). Here are the totals he found:

Three Quarters
One nickel
Four pennies

Making it a total of $0.84. Woohoo! Kudos, my boy, muah! So the changepot is officially at $281.00.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006


care for a snack? This protein enriched favorite is a smash hit overseas...
no matter how much you pay me, I would NOT eat it. Would you?

It took forever to get my library set up ::frown::. It's funny how much you miss having information at your fingertips!! I've been on vacation longer than this without internet access... oh well. All is not lost though. In these few days I have managed to find some change during various trips, theme park visits, and nature walks around my new house :)

Also.. I did something I vowed not to do. I cut my hair!!! They cut 9 inches off (at my request). Apparently my hair was longer than I thought. It's shoulder-length now- hopefully it'll grow back fast ::crosses fingers::.

We found a total of $2.70 in the form of 7 Quarters, 5 dimes, 3 nickels, and 30 pennies. During my travels, I discovered one thing about my new surroundings: People HATE pennies. I found almost all of the pennies in nearly the same area (which means this is going to be a prime change location). I wasn't greedy though, I did leave a few pennies there to test a theory. Today I will check back to see if they are still there.

Total Cash found and redeemed today: $2.70
Total Since Blog Inception: $280.16

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Hot in the city...

I was thinking of Billy all day today. The snarl... the aggression... yayyyy!!
The Idol-ster is way underrated, imho of course. The heat continues to beat us Noo Yawkers into submission, my packing experience is far from over, and to top it all off... I am hungry.


I do have SOME good news. We found a total of $0.02- you guessed it, in all pennies. One penny was found while I tried to bargain a quick haircut with my dominican stylist (unsuccessful) and the other was uncovered right under a soda machine in Fort Dix, NJ.

Tomorrow I'll be in lala land trying to sort out all my junk from the corrugated boxes. I'll still have my trusty laptop with me. Yay.

Total Cash found and redeemed today: $0.02
Total Since Blog Inception: $277.46