Colds and coins

I woke up this morning feeling like my allergies were really acting up again–only this time I think it might be a cold, and not allergies. I took Clariton and Benedryl this morning and that didn’t seem to do much. Plus, I’ve got that cold-like feeling in my head. Summer colds are the worst. I hate them! I took a Tylenol Cold a little while ago, and I feel a little better, but it sucks to be getting a cold right now; my train to New York leaves in 2-1/2 hours!

Incidentally, my duffle bag weighs about a ton and a half today because of the vast quantities of change I am carrying up to New York with me. In fact, I looked up how much various pieces of change weigh and based on my estimates, the change I am carrying around with me today weighs about 5.176 kg or about 11 lbs.

  • $25 worth of nickels = 25 x 20 = 500 nickels x 5 grams/nickel = 2500 grams (2.5 kg)
  • $42 worth of dimes = 42 x 10 = 420 dimes x 2.27 grams/dime = 953 grams (0.953 kg)
  • $76 worth of quarters = 76 x 4 = 304 quarters x 5.67 grams/quarter = 1723 grams (1.7 kg)

    Good thing I’ve been going to the gym!