Saturday, January 24, 2009

Where's George?

A while ago, I came across these $1 bills stamped with It was a pretty cool idea, based on the bill's serial number, people could see where and when it was last entered into the database, and you can see where the bill has travelled.

Over a year ago, I encountered a number of bills like this, either at work (where I think somebody was stamping them), and at the local farmer's market. So, when I got one, I decided to enter the bill into the database.

Today, 1 year, 184 days later, that bill has been found and re-entered in the database, in Texas! Pretty cool. The most ironic part is that this bill originated from the TC, ended up in Fargo, and then back to MN, then I tried to make sure that I spent it someplace away from the TC so it wouldn't get stuck here.

Check out the report:

You call that a small?

Culture shock x 2 this week. Was driving, decided to stop at Burger King for a quick lunch. Didn't want something too big, so I got a whopper w/ cheese and a small coke. The lady pulls this gigantic cup and places it on my tray.

Me: Um, that's a small right?
Lady: Yes, that's right.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Culture Shock

I've been back in the US for about a week, and it's been a bit wierd to be back. Especially when it's super cold out, and just a week ago I was talking around in shorts and sandals.

But one of the most interesting moments happened to me today at the store. I was looking for some reading material, and decided to browse the magazine rack. You know you're back in the US when you can't find a single issue of the Economist to catch up on international news, but there's a whole section carrying 5+ gun magazines...