Daily Savings towards "The Move"
(in U.S.$ value as of 1-2009)
3 Jan 2009
A) food items: $2.13
B) Coinage : $1.59
Total : $3.72
Estimated savings (U.S.$ based on 'current value') since 25 Dec 2008:
A) food items: $10.00
B) coinage : $5.27
A)Food Items :$12.13
Chose tonight to itemize. Don't ask why, because even i ain't certain...
Was out and about amongst consumer hell tonight. (Running low on frothy adult beverages. Never want that...) Always take said adventures to do a little eyeball-shopping. Found some canned fish for 3/$1. And, given all the banter @ Bison's place last nite, picked up a can o' Treet [uh, you say so...] to try. Ain't fond of the schtuff, but the caloric content comment therein made me venture...
Kinda kickin' myself in the anus for not having "spent" more whislt one of the local food marts was running canned veggies 3/$1... Tonite they were back to some select items @ 2/$.99. DAMN...
Hey, live and learn. And watch the sunday paper adds; long as they're killin' trees to let us know...
Talking w/ my uncle, the notorious HermitJim, about similarities in today's economic foreboding.. er, I mean "news", and those of the depressive 1929 era. This is why i'm sad i didn't "spend" more of my 'saved' coinage for foodstuffs. I'm curious as to why so many feel money in I.R.A.'s and 401k's ain't the same as canned goods on a pantry shelf. As you can see from above, i count foodstuffs set aside as savings. Tough to chew a Lincoln... And let's not even discuss, here, the day comes it (Lincoln) has little value...
The corned beef hash i can palate; the penny... not so much!
On an aside, there's been some good banter today (here) on heirloom seeds versus hybrid varieties. Here's cygnus' $0.02:
The thing to remember, folks, is that BOTH varieties will produce viable second-generation seeds (e.g. ones that can be sewn next cycle). The primary difference is, the heirlooms will consistently look the same (PROVIDED THEY DIDN'T CROSS-POLLINATE...), whereas the (2nd gen.) hybrid varieties will almost immediately begin reverting to one or the other "parent" seeds' dominant characteristics, mayhap loosing in the process some of the 'qualities' they were/are bred/known for. As the aforementioned link states, argument can be made for both sides. I prefer to stick with Heirlooms when i can, and want to be Monsanto-free inasmuch as is possible, but when Survival is key... WHAT WORKS???
And who's to say reversion back to a former parent's' charateristic is a bad thing? Maybe you'll end up with an entirely "new" strain of heirloom cuces...COOL!!! :)
Anyhoo, there's me bent on the day. Gads, what a busy one... Yall gots to stop being so interesting and informative with your blogs; what, you think i ain't got other time commitments!?!
More Soon, Folks...
Diamond and enamel earrings, ca. 1850
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