Journal entry: Weight = 172.8 lbs; Coinage = $8.28, 1 five dollar bill, 151 pennies (one wheat), 7 nickels, 11 dimes, 1 quarter.
Feature Entry: Give me five!
Today’s money walk was one of those high-five, give me five type of days. It started with a super find of a “penny dump” of just over 100 pennies with two dimes mixed in for good measure. And then just down the street, just resting, was a damp five dollar bill. Moreover, the coinage walk even without the five was $3.28. So give the ‘ol MoneyWalker a high-five.
Where did this ubiquitous physical gesture come from? It was not that for back. Phrases.Org indicates that it began in the college basketball conferences in the U.S. during the 1979/80 season when the University of Louisville player Derek Smith claims to have coined the term. The 80s found the gestures zenith in the 80s, became less popular in the 90s, and has rebounded in the 21st century as a major symbol of celebration and congratulation both in and outside of sport situations.
But then how can the MoneyWalker not mention the NFC Championship Game this Sunday. “Who dat? Who dat? Who dat say ‘day going beat ‘dem them “Saints?”
Whoooooo! “Give me five!, Dog”
The MoneyWalker is fired up!