There’s no hope for you now, Pain


My tooth – the wisdom tooth that is coming out on October 9th – began throbbing this morning and sending a dull pulse up though my temple and into the back of my head. Luckily, a professor who sits in the office beside mine had some 400mg Motrin, which will surely knock this pain out in no time. I am grateful to him, very thankful.

There is a book fair at 11, hosted by Houghton-Mifflin, where there will be food. Oh yeah, and the oppurtunity for free books. I’ll probably get them just to have them but I know I will show up for the food.  I counted on it being my lunch today. Does that make me cheap or frugal?

On the Bob and Sheri show (99.9 Hank FM) they were discussing the differences between being a cheapskate or being cunningly frugal.  One thing they discussed was picking change up off the ground. Now, my grandfather taught me to always look at the ground when I walk because you never know what you’ll find. Early in the Spring semester I was parking at 7:30 AM. As I walked across the lot and up the road to my class, I noticed a folded up dollar bill on the ground. I glanced around for a potential owner of said money but at this time of the morning, I was the only one; this had been lost a while ago. So I casually picked up the bill, acting as if maybe I dropped it myself, and kept walking, not drawing attention to myself. As I unfolded the dollar bill, I found a hidden treasure: inside the one dollar bill were a five dollar and ten dollar bills. When you don’t make a whole lot of money, finding sixteen bucks really makes your day. It pays off to be aware of your surroundings and checking out the ground can sometimes work in your favor.

I feel sore today – probably from climbing – and worn out. Being “that time of the month” I don’t have a lot of energy anyway but today I feel completely drained. I’m thinking that not even coffee will help me this morning. It’s just Crappy Thursday.

3 thoughts on “There’s no hope for you now, Pain

  1. Coffee will help. Caffiene is a natural pain reliever. Perhaps that’s just an old wife’s tale, but I’m a believer.
    I hope you feel better after the tooth removal. Tooth pain is almost worse than cramps.

  2. You remind me of my dad who walks around looking at the ground, although I think his deal is more from poor posture. He has a knack for finding shiny thing – and golf balls. Lots and lots of golf balls. Anyway, with all the money he finds, he saves it up in a huge jar, but never spends it – says he’s saving it up for luck. Silly old man :-)

  3. I always pick up change that I find. Even pennies on tails. When I was young a superstitious, I would kick pennies on tails around until they were on heads. Pennies make dollars. And that’s being frugal, not a cheapskate. Cheapskate is whey you’re a miser in matters of interest to others. Being frugal is when you make the best use of what money you have.

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