NOW ABOUT the 5 gallon coin collection-- guess the total wrapped by our coin wrapping committeeand be teh proud winner of 8 monkey fists ( 2 each size)- well let me clarify---it will be not only the wrapped but teh collection of coins in too small a quantity to be wrapped.. i will be including 49 pennies if that is what is left after i wrap all those #$%^&* of 50 cent rolls.
to be sure you all get the details--- we have sorted 9 inches of the straight sided 5 gal jug-- we still have 5.5 inches to sort. those 9 inches produced $510 in quarters $440 in dines $72 in nichols-- $25 +$45 in pennies in addition to about 1/2 cup of left overs which were dumped back into the jug.. there is also a "something else collection of susan anthony dollars, a few 50 cent pieces along with many car wash tokens, , a "best in show" taG - 3 PENNIES RUN OVER BY SOME TRAIN. SOME FOREIGN COINS AND--- a rabies tag.. SO FAR.
SOME OTHER COIN DETAILS FROM MY HALF FAST EXPERIENCE AS A WANT AD MAGAZINE DISTRIBUTER..... A GENERIC COFFEE CUP OF MISC COINS--- FROM WHICH THE QUARTERS HAVE NOT BEEN LIFTED--- CONTAINS $20.00. A 5 GAL JUG OF PENNIES-- BY ACTUAL COUNT --- $291 ( I FILLED ONE UP BY UNWRAPPING BANK PENNIES AS PART OF SOME GUESSING GAME FOR DR. GEORGE MYERS STAFF)
NOW THAT YOU HAVE ALL THAT INFORMATION.... SEND ME YOUR GUESS ON PAPER... SNAIL MAIL... THIS WOULD BE FAR MOR RELIABLE THAN SENDING ME EMAILS.. I DO HAVE AN INDEX CARD GOING WITH A FEW GUESSES... BUT NAMES ONLY-- SNAIL MAIL IS BETTER...... PAPER GUESSES, PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR ADDRESS--- STREET AND EMAIL SO WE CAN SEND THESE MONKEY FISTS TO THE LUCKY WINNER--
IF TRUTH BE KNOWN ON THE MONKEY FISTS, I KEEP MAKING THEM, AND I HAVE RUN OUT OF FRIENDS TO GIVE THEM TO.
I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN CURIOUS ABOUT HTE IQ OF THOSE ANIMALS WHO ARE TRADITIONALLY THOUGHT TO BE "DUMB" - WORST CASE I KNOW OF IS DUMBASS DONKEY-- THE DONKEYS ARE REALLY QUITE INTELLIGENT--ABOUT LIKE A DOG... HOWEVER.. MY CURRENT QUERRY IS CHICKENS-
YESTERDAY WAS SHATTING DAY-- AND FOR TEH ?THIRD/ TIME I COULD NOT GET THE THIRD CHICKEN OUT OF THE CAGE BEFORE TEH OTHER 2 HAD CHOSEN THEIR WINNERS. FOR A MOMENT , CONSIDER TTEHY ARE NOT DUMB CLUCKS, WHAT ON EARTH ARE THEY TALKING TO EACH OTHER ABOUT--- " I DUNNO WHY BUT WHEN THEY LET YOU OUT OF THIS CAGE, THEY WILL PUT YOU BACK IN AS SOON AS YOU MOVE YOUR BOWELS."
I DON'T WANT TO TEMPT FATE... BUT THEY SEEM TO BE GETTING BETTER AT THE SHATTING. MAYBE THEY KNOW??????
AS FOR THAT CHICKEN THAT PLAYED TEH BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC ON "AMERICA'S GOT TALLENT" SHOW... I THINK WE COUDL DO THAT AROUND HERE WITH A LASER BEAM... I THINK CHICKENS WOU D PECK AT THAT-- SO IF ANYONE WANTS TO BRING A LASER AND A TOY PIANO TO DOG FEST NEXT YEAR- IT WOULD BE INTERESTING TO TRY. I DON'T KNOW WHERE YOU WOULD EVEN FIND A TOY PIANO NOW -
BACK TO WORK-- HERE'S A GOOD ONE
I have had Asher for over a year and a half now. In that time, he has become my best friend, my confidant, and he has helped me physically and mentally in ways I never anticipated. He has helped me avoid injuries, helped me up from the occasional spill, and has gotten us halfway through our law school journey when human friends are hard to come by.
When I changed career paths in college from pastry arts to law, I went from being confident in myself while working in front of familiar kitchen staff to becoming insecure about every move I made in front of professionals I didn’t know—every awkward step, stumble, and fall left me feeling embarrassed and like I could never appear confident like good lawyers are because of my physical challenges. After being matched, it only took a couple months before my insecurity turned to confidence with my handsome sidekick next to me. Asher helps me physically every day, but he's also given me such a unique way to meet people, start conversations, and he shifts the focus from my movement to him (and usually his huge size!).
Back in February 2018, Asher and I went to our first Barrister’s Ball (AKA “Law School Prom”) and were crowned onto the Barrister’s Court. The Student Bar Association president called both of our names as the 1L winners and we took the long walk from our table to the stage together while the whole room watched, definitely a walk that I would have struggled to get through alone just a short several months before. The room was so loud with people cheering and we weaved around some tight spaces, but it didn't faze Asher one bit. I'm convinced he knew he was walking up to claim his prize because his popularity comes as no surprise to him.
I was so honored to be embraced as a member of my Class of 2020 last year, and I have continued to easily navigate through this new chapter in my life with my best friend matching me step for step. With Asher, I'm not the girl with the weird gait that people feel bad for. I'm Erica with the huge dog wearing the necktie as we go about our day like anybody else. People have gotten to know me for me, and Asher has been responsible for initiating most of those casual conversations, looks of surprise instead of uncomfortable stares, and friendships I have today. He's given me so much confidence - it doesn't matter who we're walking in front of when he's next to me.
I'm incredibly thankful for the opportunity I've had to live a different life over these past 18 months; one where people can see through my physical differences and get to know me, and Asher too! ... ERICA