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Sunday, May 31, 2009

May '09 Month End Report

Days since inception: 516
Cash balance: $10.15 (all time)
Cents per day: 1.9670 (since inception)
Predicted day for $1,000,000: Friday January 7th 141,200 AD

= 1,020.30 oz of Gold @ $980.10 (as per Nymex close near month)
= 15,006.00 barrels of oil @ $66.64 (as per Nymex close Light Sweet Crude near month)
= 63,492.06 oz of Silver @ $15.75 (as per Nymex close near month)

Well the May effort has slashed a further 13,000 years off of the predicted completion date, so the trend of reducing this date has stayed intact which is a positive. My rate of finding money has almost reached 2 cents per day, hopefully I can find enough in the next couple of months to get that "Cents per Day" stat firmly above two, then we should see the completion date really come in.

One worrying point is if you compare the commodity prices this month to last months report, you will see that the dollars I'm finding are buying less and less real stuff. I feel like I'm swimming against the tide...

-Luke Sidewalker

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Mets Meltdown

As the Mets go, so goes Luke Sidewalker not, thank god. I finally got time to go and see my Mets in their new swanky digs at Taxpayer Field. The Mets have been running good winning four straight until I showed up and poured cold water on their hot streak, the Florida Marlins coming away with a comfortable 7-3 victory. However my pilgrimage to the Mets "Parish Church" as opposed to the Yankees "Cathedral" was not without its rewards. I picked up a very respectable 13 cents, to be fair it did not make much of a dent into my $4.75 soda and $5 hot dog but that is modern day baseball for you. The locations of the finds can be found on my Cash trail map to the right, maybe you can figure out how I got to and from CitiField just by analyzing my finding patterns. There will be a big shout out in the next post to anyone who leaves the correct answer in the comments section below, so if you want some free publicity take a stab at it!

In other news today, it is the Sidewalker's 6th wedding anniversary... I have just been informed, oops!

-Luke Sidewalker
-Current balance $10.15

Friday, May 29, 2009

The trickle down effect

The torrent of cash that appeared to be falling from the heavens to the sidewalks in front of me has been reduced to what can only be described as a trickle at best. Since the euphoria of breaking $10.00 only one measly cent has been added to the total. The faucet of free cash has been well and firmly turned off.

I feel I have to address an issue that has been brought to my attention by several skeptics. They have mentioned to me that they think my 1,000th cent find was a plant! To them I say review the video. If you look closely you can see the penny was covered in dust, and if in fact it was a plant (which it wasn't), it would have had to have been planted a very long time ago, and then lay undiscovered long enough to accumulate dust before my re acquaintance with said penny. It's all a bit "magic bullet" really when you think about it. So I suggest to the naysayers never question the integrity of a Sidewalker find. If I used plants I would have more than $10.00 after 18 months!

Staycation update: Still in Holland!

-Luke Sidewalker
-Current balance $10.01

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Sidewalker busts $10 in video first!

Some very big news today out of Castle Sidewalker. I was going to call a press conference but the press were busy, so here goes. The single digits are firmly in the rear view mirror as last night I found my 1,000th cent. The Sidewalker Fund total now stands at the princely sum of $10. Not only have we passed that milestone but it was captured on video too. I have never done this before so if the video does not work it would not surprise me in the least. If you do get to watch it please forgive my finger being over half the lens, I'm no Ron Howard but I thought this video would give you a sense of this momentous occasion! Any feedback on the, errr, "video presentation" would be welcomed in the comments section below this post.

Meanwhile my Staycation has been stuck in Holland for ever it seems. Does anyone know of someone in Antigua and Barbuda that could help me out?

-Luke Sidewalker
-Current balance $10.00 baby!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The count from Florida is in

No hanging chads, no pregnant chads, in fact no chads of any description were to be found. However 78 cents in various denominations have been added over the last week or so, all the locations have been diligently plotted on the cash trail map to the right. One of the highlights was Sidewalker Jr. finding 3 cents that an astronaut must have dropped out of his/her space wallet on the way to the shuttle at the Kennedy Space Center, I figure the astronaut in question had trouble dealing with this pesky gravity thing we have working here on Earth.

I had an interesting request on the trip. Someone knew of my quest and spotted a quarter on the floor. He then refused to pick it up and instead pointed it out to me on the understanding he would get an honorable mention in the blog. So Mr. Andrew Gates the Sidewalker's salute you. I think this is the first recorded time that the excuse for not picking up loose change has been because of the presence of a Sidewalker. Just goes to show you that the force is strong!

There were some anomalies in my Floridian finds, namely the money that kept on appearing at the front door of my hotel room every morning accompanied with chuckles and retreating footsteps. I think I will leave that for the FBI to investigate...

So all in all it was a great trip. The wedding we went to was fantastic and managed to exceed all lofty expectations. Congratulations to the bride and groom (you know who you are). The 78 cents found on the trip has left us agonizingly 1 cent short of the magic $10 total, who knows perhaps that milestone will fall today...

-Luke Sidewalker
-Current balance $9.99

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Sidewalker Sells Out!

I have had a couple of decent finds recently, nothing spectacular but it has been steady. The $9.00 mark is now firmly in the rear view mirror. I found 12 cents on trip into the city yesterday.

You may have noticed I have a new banner above the first post here and above my Cash trail. These two companies "reunite" people with their money. Apparently there is around $35-$40 Billion dollars laying around unclaimed! A lot of times this happens when utility accounts are closed and the company does not have a forwarding address to send the deposit etc. You may be one of the people with cash sitting out there, if you think that is a possibility I would definitely check it out, money is money after all, and if it is yours it should be in your pocket!

-Luke Sidewalker
-Current balance $9.21

Friday, May 8, 2009

Incoming In-Laws

I have the in-laws coming to visit for a week or so. They are going to look after the kids while Mrs. Sidewalker and I attend a wedding in Florida next weekend. So keep an eye on my cash trail map and hopefully you will see some markers from some Floridian finds. I have left them with strict instructions that the children's safety is paramount unless of course they see some money on the sidewalk, in which case they must do all in their power to get it!

I have found a couple of pennies since the last post, nothing stunning just your run-of-the-mill finds. I'm slowly closing in on the $9 mark. Also my Staycation is still rooted in The Netherlands, the good people of Antigua and Barbuda must be too busy relaxing in the sun to visit my blog, to be honest I don't blame them.

-Luke Sidewalker
-Current balance $8.98

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Cinco de Sidewalker

Interesting factoid of the day. Not only is the 5th of May an over hyped Mexican holiday that is predominantly celebrated in America and not in Mexico, it also happens to be Luke Sidewalker's birthday! Which appears to be under hyped and not celebrated in my house, oh well. So another year has slipped by and I'm left pondering whether or not time speeds up as you get older, it's all relative I guess.

If you came here to read a story about me finding a pot of gold on my birthday I'm afraid you will be sorely disappointed. In fact I have found nothing of late, but I'm happy to say Mrs. Sidewalker has been picking up the slack (and the pennies) with various finds as documented in my cash trail map to the right.

My Staycation is stuck in Utrecht, I'm getting impatient to make it to Antigua and Barbuda, it would have been nice to spend my birthday "virtually" in the Caribbean!

-Luke Sidewalker
-Current balance $8.95

Saturday, May 2, 2009

All stressed out

May started off in fine fashion by finding a dime in Panera yesterday, I was literally sitting on it! Hopefully I can keep up this rate of finding so I have a chance to complete the task in my lifetime. As ever the location is on the Cash trail in the sidebar on the right.

In other news the Government has delayed publishing the results of the stress test for the banks until 05/07/2009. I'm not an economist (as you well know) but I've never seen anyone delay news because it was so fantastic! There is always the chance that next week could be a first! I am an optimist after all. If they wanted a very tough stress test they should look after Sidewalker Jr. and Little Miss Sidewalker for 2 hours while Mrs. Sidewalker is buying the groceries, that would get them pulling their hair out in a hurry.

Good news on my Staycation, after being stuck in Greenland for over a week I have finally made it to Holland, so now I'm looking for a victim in Antigua and Barbuda, if you know of anyone in that location be sure to forward the link.

-Luke Sidewalker
-Current balance $8.82
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