July 13th, 2007


Adventures in Currency Conversion

I have previously admitted to being low on cash. How low, one might ask? Well, on Monday morning, I was $24 short of having enough cash to pay my mortgage, which is due on Saturday.

Step one was to sell off all the books I knew I'd never look at or read again. This gathered me about $5 (or approximately a quarter per book). "Okay," I thought, "you're 20% of the way there."

The next thing I thought about was selling sets of rune dice. I've been making these with some industry for a while now, and I have a few sets made up.

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The central issue with that is that it doesn't solve my immediate need (as orders need filling and cash needs transferred and yada/yada/yada and I only have until Saturday to deposit this cash). So I started thinking about other things I could do.

After a lot of thought and a lot of false starts on things (such as selling Discordian Futhark runes on apples Collapse ) I decided that I would take the 30 Euros I had down to the currency exchange and get me some real American Dollars!

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And all it took was asking the airport to shove a Boeing 757 up my ass.