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!

  • About Jamie Todd Rubin

    Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.