In March 2008 I began Finding Pennies. In December 2008 I began sharing these "Penny Tales" with a few close friends. They encouraged me to blog the Penny Tales such that more people could enjoy the Adventures with Penny Angels.

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Joyfully, Tina

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Day #334 - Probability

What do you want to hear tonight?

This morning I left my first meeting before it was over in order to make it on time to my Honors class. I was literally running to class. As I was sprinting past the vending machines I said, “I’m in a hurry so that is a good reason not to dilly dally and Search. I think it has been fantastic that coins of validation have been found almost each day I have gone to this class. Today I am NOT going to ask for a coin because the laws of probability would indicate that I will not find one. If I ask and don’t find a coin, that won’t be good. If I don’t ask, I won’t be disappointed. Cop Out.

I could not resist glancing toward the machines. Was that something Way Under one machine? OK. Stop. Down on one knee. Reach deep. Quarter! That was fun to share with the class.

Lesson: The Angels must have Failed their Probability Course. They haven’t learned which things area impossible.

This afternoon I taught the class for a colleague who was at a conference. The class went really well (in my unbiased humble opinion). :-0 I was able to integrate thought modification exercises (electrical impulses), talk about negative forces (as resistances on solar cars), and even SHARE the Penny Finders story as a case example. ;-) 30 more persons on the Smile counter.

I found one lonely penny on a chalk tray in a study room (Coin #2).

My co-worker JR passed by my office door flashing a dime. He said he was “on a Penny Prevention Mission”. He was preventing me from getting too many coins by beating me to finding them.

When I finally arrived home around 9 PM, there was a love note from Doc on the dining table. It has been a long time since I have found one of those. Scrawled on a napkin (engineers are known for ‘napkin calculations’) were these sweet words: “1¢ at Starbucks on way to school. Drive thru” “10¢ at Taco Bell drive thru on way home”. Just the words any girl would want to hear! ;-) (Coins #3&4)

Now it’s time to check emails then figure out the next steps in getting that Penny Finders Guide designed. Chaz has given some costs estimates and offered a few options for making this happen. Ball is in my court to define how much time, energy and money to invest in this Guidebook - especially if it will be a free download for people. Need to decide tonight because we only have about 3 weeks to Make It Happen! Time to get to work …

Today’s Total: 4 coins P (2), D (1), Q (1) = $0.37

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