Thursday, November 11, 2010


2 good days the past week.

Last Saturday, went to the ASU/ USC game @ the Colesium. Had quite a few beers before the game so I was pretty drunk during the game. Well, ASU wasn't playing too well so we got up to leave towards the beginning of the 4th quarter. So as I made my way through the row towards the aisle to go up the stairs to the exit, I noticed a bunch of change on one of the empty chairs as I walked by. I quickly grabbed the change in full stride. I think I missed a few of the coins but managed to grab $.07. Pretty impressive as I was pretty drunk when we left. On the way out a USC cougar also grabbed my ass.

On Thursday, found 4 random pennies at the laundry mat. When the washer is filling w/ water, I take a walk around the place scouring the floor for change. This time, each penny was laying solo. Good finds. No cougars grabbed my ass this time.

YTD total: $104

Thursday, November 4, 2010

+ $.31

Past few days have been good.

Last Friday, found a dime in the airport before my flight to Atlanta.
Later in Atlanta, found another dime outside a pretty tasty restaurant- Six Feet Under.

Today, found another dime in the parking lot at work.

Also found a penny somewhere over the past couple days but don't remember exactly where.

New YTD total: $103.89.

In other good news, the market was up 219 points today to close at a 2 year high of 11,434.

Silver was up over 6% to close at $26.39 an ounce. Gold was up over 3% to close at $1393.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

+ $.13

Good day at OCC..

Parked my car. Opened my door and saw penny that was sitting in the empty parking spot next to me.

Proceeded through parking lot to the track. On the way, noticed a dime sitting between 2 parked cars.

Spotted a dirty penny near the gate as I entered the track.

Ran my ass off. Good workout.

Leaving, somehow spotted real dirty penny laying in the dirt.

I had some serious money finding sensors on today. The last 2 pennies were barely visible.

YTD total: $103.58

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Found a penny in cubby hole of gym locker room while changing into my workout clothes. Then went and had a crappy workout.

YTD: $103.45

Sunday, October 24, 2010


Pretty good day as I found a quarter and a penny at the laundry mat by the change machine.

I have been on a real hot streak recently.

ytd: $103.44.

Friday, October 22, 2010

3 day streak

Another $.01 found in the dirt planter at the grocery store as I got out of my car.

This is the saddest penny I have seen. It is still barely recognizable even after washing it off in the sink.

YTD total: $103.18

Thursday, October 21, 2010


Yesterday found a c-note, today found a penny. Oh well. 2 day streak.

$103.17 total ytd.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Been a while since I posted. Coin picking has been scarce and have only found $3.16 total ytd..until today.

Found a neatly folded up $100 bill on ground in front of cafeteria. Ka Ching!

New YTD total: $103.16.

I think I may buy some silver bullion or coins w/ this new found wealth.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Finally found some change at the grocery store!

Found a dime on the ground outside as I was walking towards the shopping carts.

Hope this breaks my drought and I start having some better luck.

YTD total: $1.57

Sunday, April 11, 2010

rough week

Have not had much success recently.

Last find was last Saturday. Found a penny and a nickel at a bar- Mutt Lynch's.

I saw a dollar on the ground but some girl swooped it up before I could make my approach. The bar was pretty crowded.

Hoping for better luck this week.

Thursday, April 1, 2010



I did have a good workout at the track. 6 cycles of fartleks.

I also brought my lunch to work so I saved a couple bucks there as well.

Time to grab a beer.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Nada today and March total

Nothing today.

Month total came in at $.82.

On a side note, my GE Interest Plus money market account w/ $525 in it earned $.62 for the month.


I made more money picking up change on the ground.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Picked up first penny buried in the dirt at the track. It was beat up but still a find.

Found second penny on cool down walk lap on the walkway in front of the bleachers. This one was in better shape.

Found nothing at the grocery store and can't remeber last time I made a find there.

YTD $1.41

Monday, March 29, 2010


Had a good couple days.

On Saturday I found 2 pennies at Socal Strongest Man Contest in HB. I was at the beach all day and it was very crowded. Kind of disappointed all I could come back with was $.02.

Sunday, I pulled into Circle K, opened the door, and 2 pennies were laying right in front of me. I quickly picked them up. In the store, I picked up another penny that was laying near the entrance as I entered the store. While paying for my dip, I noticed another penny laying close to the far register. I rushed over, snatched it up, came back to the register, and paid for my purchase.

Tonight, I found $.25 at the laundry mat laying on a table near the entrance. It was a quarter with a dent in it so it would not fit into a machine. The former owner just left the quarter on the table, obviously pissed that it wouldn't fit into the coin slot. The new owner finds a dented quarter just fine for him.

YTD $1.39.

Thursday, March 25, 2010


Another shut out today.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Shutout today even though I looked pretty hard at the parking lot at the office, at the gym, and in the grocery store after the gym.

One thing that has been on my mind- I have not found any bills yet. I cant remember the last time I found any bills so it has to be a while ago.

This is strange as I have always had good luck finding bills and large ones at that.

Perhaps they get swiped up fast because of the recession? Maybe I'm not the only guy walking around staring at the ground.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Good day today. Found a dime in the security line at ATL airport. Picked up another $.01 in the terminal.

Also found a nickel outside my house on the sidewalk.

YTD: $1.08. Broke the $1 mark!

Monday, March 22, 2010


Took a tour of the Coca Cola Museum in down town Atlanta. Not too exciting. The most interesting exhibit was the tasting room where you can try over 60 local beverages distributed by Coke throughout the world. The rest of the museum was pretty unworthwhile and it cost me $30 for a ticket for myself and Katie.

Found a dime outside as I had a dip and waited for Katie who was buying some junk from the tourist trap that serves as the exit from the place.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Happy St Pat's day!

Yesterday was a financial bonanza as I had a bit of the luck of the Irish!

At the gas station, found $.02. Filling up my tank now only cost me $49.18!

Found another $.02 in the gym locker room.

Finally, found another $.01 in the middle of the cross walk on the way to the bar for a few too many St Patrick's day Guinness pints.

Sadly, did not find any money today.

New total: $.82.

Leaving for a 4 day trip to Atlanta tommorrow. Looking forward to seeing how fertile the coin hunting grounds in ATL will be.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


2 dull pennies and 1 semi shiny nickel!

It was dark as I left the track after my run, but with my 20/20 vision, I spotted what looked like a coin as I walked to my car.

After investigating by giving it a little kick, it was a nickel!

I quickly swooped up the treasure.

After surveying the area, the nickel was accompanied by 2 ugly pennies.


Add that to the war chest.

$.77 total!


So far, since I started tracking income from my side biz, I have found $.70 starting on that fateful Dec 30 day when I picked up $.29 from the gym parking lot.

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