14 May 2012

4 $9.60


some days i think the plan libby and i hatched in june 1995 to attend the 1996 atlanta olympics by saving a nickel a month is more practical than the notion of ever having jackie done.

a nickle a month, my friends. let me break that down for you.

had we adhered to that plan, by now, 16.5 years later libby and i would've saved 9 freaking dollars and 60 freaking cents. and yet it seems more possible- more doable, even- that we can go back in time and attend the 1996 atlanta olympics together with a mere $9.60 than that i will ever have a book in print.

some days, this is the worst thing ever. but most days, it is the most exciting.


4 comments:

Katie C said...

a nickel a month?! That's all you were willing to spare for a chance to go to the olympics??? I think I would've willingly given a kidney. Also. This seems like remarkable foreshadowing for your $5 bill plan...

oline said...

we read a lot of historical fiction and vastly overvalued the worth of a nickel.

Tom said...

E just told me you negotiated up from her original proposal of a penn a month. That's just good business sense.

oline said...

just imagine how wee our savings would've been if i hadn't!