Note: If you are less than 18 years of age, stop reading NOW and get permission from your parents to continue. Seems silly, right? But I don’t want to be sued for corrupting minors, or whatever the charge is when “offensive” content is published on the Internet. Though I’ve never been quite clear about why … read more Day 43: About breasts
There are no end to urban myths, and so naturally there is one about pennies: ‘A tourist tossed a penny from the top of the Empire State Building to make a wish, and killed someone on the sidewalk below.’ This article explains why such a small object can’t kill you. (Note the inaccuracy – the article … read more Day 22: A penny from the Empire State Building
A penny is three-quarters of an inch in diameter (19.05 mm), and 1.52 mm thick (.06 inch).
I hope this penny project doesn’t come to feel like a burden. I suppose it will, some days. But that’s part of the idea: the weight of my days. If I live to be 100, the weight of my days is about 90 pounds. A penny weighs 2.5 grams – that is less than a tenth … read more Day 7: The weight of it
44 years 385,704 hours 528 months
If I live to be 100, that is 16,070 days from today. I had to double-check my calculations so that I don’t set aside the wrong number of pennies. On Day 1, I had 16,252 pennies, and I’ve “spent” two of them, so I should have an extra 180 pennies. I’m using those 180 to … read more Day 3: 16,070 to go