So as you all know by now. I am a comic book geek and have been collecting comic books for a very long time
. And since quitting cold turkey thanks to this damned game, I haven't been to my comic book shop for a very long time. What I usually do is save all of my one dollar bills for comics, because I like my comic dealer and knowing that it's a small business, I understand that one dollar bills are valuable especially when most people pay in twenties. And especially on Wednesdays. Since quitting collecting comics, I haven't changed my habit of collecting all of my ones, but I haven't spent any. So my collection of one dollar bills is incredible. And since I realized how big my collection has gotten, I have been obsessively hoarding them to increase the size of the collection. I bought a burrito that cost three bucks once and paid with a twenty, and the lady behind the counter was taking awhile, and then after rummaging through the drawer for some time, she looked up at me sheepishly and said "I'm sorry, we seem to be out of large bills, would you mind if I gave you your change all in ones?" I think the way my face lit up with ecstasy was a good indication that that was going to be just fine.
And I have been putting all of my ones in this giant plastic tub for a long time.
And coincidentally, I was just talking to Lank a couple days ago about open ended tasks and I never know when to submit them. Because this collection could have gone on pretty much forever. But yesterday something happened to make me submit this today. See, yesterday as I was driving home from the theater I realized I was running on empty so I pull into a gas station ($3.49, can you believe this shit?!), I bought fifteen dollars worth of gas paid for with three crumpled up fives fished out from the lowest depths of my pocket (along with some old receipts that are so faded I can't tell what they were from and some lint), which also represented the last of my money (until I get my next check). So in the interest of eating today, I decided to post this so that I can go out and start spending those ones.
First person that's not CM to road trip to L.A. gets to come with me to a strip club.
When I counted it all up to see how much I'd actually collected, it turned out to be exactly $400. Not $401, not $399, but $400 exactly. I was impressed and that kind of serendipity made me think this was a good place to end the task no matter what those nagging voices in the back of my head were saying about keeping the task going.
But first I documented my collection. And had a bit of fun with it.