Saturday, January 23, 2010

Give me five!

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!



  1. Congratulations! You're going to the Super Bowl!

    Oh, and nice totals!

  2. Congratz on a super day of finds and your team's first trip to the Super Bowl. Being a fan of the New England Patriots, All I can say is Go Saints! (We don't like Manning and the Colts up this way too much.)

  3. Thanks JK and welcome as a recent follower of the MoneyWalker. If you blog, you are well aware of how "followers" are appreciated. We appreciate support from Patriot land and agree that the Colts are difficult to pull for even though we like Peyton, son of local hero Archie Manning.

    And Numi, thank you for your kind note of congratulations. Excuse me if I got a little carried away with that five buck find accented by the $3 + in change.