Sunday, October 01, 2006

FMJ - Day 188

$9.15 found on Day 188. In the evening, a five spot and 4 one's were found on the sidewalk in front of the China Express Take-out on Carmenita Rd. in Cerritos, CA. That's where I had an order of Orange Chicken, Almond Chicken, Kung Pao Chicken and noodles... Uncle Joe and I split the meal as all others last night demanded vegetarian south indian cuisine... Sorry, peoples... I need the meat.
An afternoon lunch at Falafel King in Westwood Village yielded 5 pennies along from the restaurant. I stopped in at Westwood Tennis Shop to see if they had my racquet, Prince Graphite Triple Threat Oversize, in their stock... I've looked all over for a fresh one for the last two months... Prince discontinued the production of it about three years ago. The guy at the shop said he doubted he could ever order one anymore and then stated he didn't think he had anymore in the shop... but, I was persistent and looked through every rack -- front to back. Yep, I found one in my grip size... I think it's the last new one on earth! No discount! Paid full price! Micro supply and demand? Luckily, I didn't have to pay the 8% sales tax... there's a back-to-school tax holiday in L.A. right now. Tennis racquets apparently fall under the requirement. I really needed another racquet as I'm breaking a new set of strings every week. Hey, I found a dime exiting the tennis shop.

FMJ - Total Found: $574.92
Since Blog Inception: $114.30
Bottles & Cans Return Fund: $533.32


Brian said...

Sweet finds... orange beef rules, but I imagine orange chicken is quite similar.

Mrs. Krabs said...

Nothing beats having chinese food "on the house". Hubby found a five dollar bill earlier in the year in front of one store. He almost spent the find but luckily I got to him in time :) My daughter constantly finds pennies and dimes daily at the chinese market across the street from her school. Excellent find there!

AndyfromSimi said...

Thanks. I wish they sold lottery tickets at that store. Great food at a low price... Most of the dishes at $5.00 or less.