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Race of the Century



During one of those random conversations a friend and I decided to have a race to see who could find $100 in change on the ground. This is my diary of that race, interjected with personal accounts of my somewhat unique life.



Updated: 2012-04-15T20:47:08.768-06:00

 



Thursday, May 21, 2009

2009-05-21T22:20:08.826-06:00

Today I found 4 cents. . . all pennies.

My first penny was found in the North End, where I went for a haircut during lunch. The second penny was found on the way back at a 7-11. The final two pennies were found at Fenway Park, America's Most Beloved Ballpark. The first was under a beer stand and the second was on the ground outside a bathroom.

Totals for the day: 4 cents
Race Totals: $717.73



Wednesday, May 20, 2009

2009-05-20T21:20:29.381-06:00

Today I found 2 cents. . . both pennies.

Both were found at Fenway Park, America's Most Beloved Ballpark. The first was at the base of a beer stand and the second was found under a seat by the dugout after the game.

Totals for the day: 2 cents
Race Totals: $717.69



Tuesday, May 19, 2009

2009-05-19T20:44:03.230-06:00

Today I found 16 cents. . . 1 nickel, 1 dime, and 1 penny.

The first 15 cents (one nickel & one dime) were found at the base of a beer stand at Fenway Park, America's Most Beloved Ballpark. The penny was found on my walk home from the game.

Totals for the day: 16 cents
Race Totals: $717.67



Friday, May 15, 2009

2009-05-19T20:35:28.268-06:00

Today I found 1 cent. . . a penny.

It was found on the Silver Line bus under a seat.

Totals for the day: 1 cent
Race Totals: $717.46



Monday, May 18, 2009

2009-05-19T20:40:44.971-06:00

Today I found 1 cent. . . a penny.

It was found outside Foodies, a local urban market.

Totals for the day: 1 cent
Race Totals: $717.51



Sunday, May 17, 2009

2009-05-19T20:38:26.753-06:00

Today I found 1 cent. . . a penny.

It was found on the ground outside Victoria's Diner in Dorchester. I ate breakfast there for the first time. It was OK, but not that great.

Totals for the day: 1 cent
Race Totals: $717.50



Saturday, May 16, 2009

2009-05-19T20:36:50.724-06:00

Today I found 3 cents. . . all pennies.

The first two were found as I walked towards the Fenway Victor Garden. The third was found on the way home on a sidewalk.

Totals for the day: 3 cents
Race Totals: $717.49



Thursday, May 14, 2009

2009-05-19T20:34:39.463-06:00

Today I found 1 cent. . . a penny.

It was found at North Station.

Totals for the day: 1 cent
Race Totals: $717.45



Wednesday, May 13, 2009

2009-05-19T20:33:29.741-06:00

Today I found 2 cents. . . both pennies.

Both were found at the Back Bay T stop. One was under a bench and the other was by the ticket machine.

Totals for the day: 2 cents
Race Totals: $717.44



Tuesday, May 12, 2009

2009-05-19T20:32:10.898-06:00

Today I found 1 cent. . . a penny.

It was found along Washington St.

Totals for the day: 1 cent
Race Totals: $717.42



Monday, May 11, 2009

2009-05-19T20:31:23.752-06:00

Today I found 1 cent. . . a penny.

It was found on the ground at North Station.

Totals for the day: 1 cent
Race Totals: $717.41



Sunday, May 10, 2009

2009-05-10T22:47:00.606-06:00

Today I found 11 cents. . . 1 dime & 1 penny.

The dime was my first find of the day and it was picked up from under a change counting machine at Stop-and-Shop, a local grocery store. The penny was found this evening at Fenway Park, America's Most Beloved Ballpark. It was atop the Green Monster.

Totals for the day: 11 cents
Race Totals: $717.40



Saturday, May 9, 2009

2009-05-10T09:56:55.497-06:00

Today I found 8 cents. . . 1 nickel & 3 pennies.

The first penny was found as I walked to the Back Bay Fens this afternoon. The second penny was found under a seat at the ballpark after the game. The thrid penny was found at the Prudential T stop this evening, and the nickel was found by a McDonalds stand at North Station, even later in the evening.

Totals for the day: 8 cents
Race Totals: $717.29



Friday, May 8, 2009

2009-05-10T09:54:39.104-06:00

Today I found $1.09. . . 1 nickel, 4 quarters, and 4 pennies.

Walking to the ballpark this afternoon I found seven cents (one nickel & two pennies) along the way. The remaining change (four quarters & two pennies) were found under seats after the game. The four quarters were all found under the same seat.

Totals for the day: $1.09
Race Totals: $717.21



Thursday, May 7, 2009

2009-05-10T09:51:50.318-06:00

Today I found 3 cents. . . all pennies.

The first penny was found in North Station at the base of a trashcan. The second penny was found under a seat at Fenway Park, America's Most Beloved Ballpark, before the game. The final penny was also found at Fenway, after the game.

Totals for the day: 3 cents
Race Totals: $716.12



Wednesday, May 6, 2009

2009-05-10T09:50:09.033-06:00

Today I found 2 cents. . . both pennies.

Both pennies were found thanks to my baseball game at Fenway Park, America's Most beloved ballpark. The first was found as I got off the T and the second was found in the stands after the game.

Totals for the day: 2 cents
Race Totals: $716.09



Tuesday, May 5, 2009

2009-05-10T09:47:44.308-06:00

Today I found 1 cent. . . a penny.

It was found in the lunch room at work.

Totals for the day: 1 cent
Race Totals: $716.07



Monday, May 4, 2009

2009-05-10T09:46:05.153-06:00

Today I found 4 cents. . . all pennies.

All change was found at the airport in Newark, New Jersey, where I had a layover before catching a flight back to Boston.

Totals for the day: 4 cents
Race Totals: $716.06



Sunday, May 3, 2009

2009-05-10T09:42:59.629-06:00

Today I found 5 cents. . . all pennies.

At Safeway, a local grocery store, I found a penny at the base of a cash register. In the afternoon I headed to the airport where I had a long wait for my fligt. Wandering around I found an additional four pennies.

Totals for the day: 5 cents
Race Totals: $716.02



Saturday, May 2, 2009

2009-05-10T09:42:40.430-06:00

Today I found 17 cents. . . 1 dime and 7 pennies. All change was found in California.

My flight did not land in San Francisco till about 1am on Saturday morning. That was OK, because getting off the airplane I found a penny in the airport, assuring me of a change find that day.

Later in the day (after some well earned sleep) I found another 16 cents (one dime & six pennies) in the San Francisco area. Change was found at Safeway, a local grocery store; along the streets of San Francisco; and a store called Mollie Stone's.

Totals for the day: 17 cents
Race Totals: $715.97



Friday, May 1, 2009

2009-05-10T09:42:24.128-06:00

Today I found 13 cents. . . 1 nickel and 8 pennies. Change was found in two states, Massachusetts & Texas.

After flying back from DC yesterday I put in a day of work at the office and then hopped on another plane this evening to fly to San Francisco, via Houston. At the airport in Boston I found two cents by the TSA checkpoint and then in Houston I found the remaining 11 cents (one nickel & six pennies). The Houston to San Francisco flight was delayed due to weather so I had pleanty of time to wander the Houston airport in search of change.

Totals for the day: 13 cents
Race Totals: $715.80



Thursday, April 30, 2009

2009-05-10T09:42:11.404-06:00

Today I found 8 cents. . . 1 nickel and 3 pennies. Change was found in three states, Virginia, Ohio, and Massachusetts.

The first penny was found at National Airport in Virginia. It was by the TSA checkpoint. Pennies two and three were found at the airport in Cleveland. The remaining nickel was found back in Boston. It was sitting by a parking meter along Washington St.

Totals for the day: 8 cents
Race Totals: $715.67



Wednesday, April 29, 2009

2009-05-10T09:41:50.187-06:00

Today I found 11 cents. . . 1 dime & 1 penny.

All change was found in Virginia today. The penny was found at the Pentagon City Mall food court and the dime was found at Harris Teter, a local grocery store. The dime, a 1959 silver dime, was found under a change counting machine.

Totals for the day: 11 cents
Race Totals: $715.59



Tuesday, April 28, 2009

2009-05-10T09:22:46.249-06:00

Today I found 1 cent. . . a penny.

It was found at the metro in Virginia. The penny was sitting beside a ticket machine.

Totals for the day: 1 cent
Race Totals: $715.48



Monday, April 27, 2009

2009-05-10T09:20:32.451-06:00

Today I found 12 cents. . . 1 dime & 2 pennies. Change was found in two states; New Jersey and Virginia and in Washington, DC.

This morning I hopped on a plane for Washington, DC, via Newark Airport. At the airport in Newark I found a penny and when I landed in DC I found another penny at the airport. At my hotel in Virginia I found a dime as I walked around the area.

Totals for the day: 12 cents
Race Totals: $715.47