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I Raided My Penny Jar

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    Freddo Needed Me

    It had to be done. The pennies were being used for a desperate mission that involved them deeply. I wanted a Freddo. A froggie shapped chocolate snack that is now totally overpriced. It went from 10p to a huge 16p!!! I needed more pennies and the only thing that could save me was...
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F Feb 19, 2008

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    Penny Sock

    Just like my Grandmother, I have an old sock in my undies drawer filled with change. Yes, it's nearing the end of the week, (paycheck week), I'm on "E" with the purse funds, and I found myself digging through the hidden sock last night! Those Ol' Lincolns sure...
    emerald emerald 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 23, 2008

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    One Last Time

    One last time,Raided my penny jar,Now,It's time to save,Change,No more,I'm movin' on,Makin' progress,Goin' forwards,Not back,The penny jar,Raided no more,I'm gonna save.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Mar 16, 2012

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    Don't Count It!

    I saved all my changed in a large 5 gallon water bottle for well over a year. My kids often wondered, "How much money is in there?" When the bottle finally filled up, I agreed to let them count it. It took the three of them half a day to count and roll nearly $300 in change...
    AlternateSource AlternateSource 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 31, 2010

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    I Had Too

    I used to keep a jar full of loose change but now it's all in an old quality street tin as I had no room left. I had to raid it just ow to get enough for a take away LOL, I'm going to be so embarressed handing over all this loose change to the delivery person ha ha!! I...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 19, 2008

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    I can get a jar and eat it one sitting its that good. I can't eat it on toast, it's disgusting!! Out of the jar is the only way for me.
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 a week ago

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    Motivation, inspiration...? I remember as a kid I wasn't so bright but then all of a sudden after getting so many F's and being disciplined by my mom I decided to sit up. I started...
    crimsonreggie crimsonreggie 18-21, F May 12

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    Hell Yeah. 2 days after eating an entire jar of nutella i did it again. I can already feel my self getting softer :) This is the first time that ive actually been able to take...
    Chubbywannabe Chubbywannabe 16-17, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    One of the funniest things ever I seen in my life happened when I was 9. The sight of this in my memory still cracks me up. So, it was summer and I ran inside the house from...
    BlackBlueBrotha BlackBlueBrotha 41-45, M 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    Miranda Lambert - Me and Charlie Talking Lyrics Me and Charlie boy used to go walking Sittin in the woods behind my house When bein lovers meant a stolen kiss And holding...
    sherrianna sherrianna 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Oh the thrill of being out in Mother Nature and enjoying all she has to offer.. But sometimes Mother Nature can be a bit cruel and cold...LOL When my oldest, Warren graduated...
    TheRiverRose TheRiverRose 36-40, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    gleamingquiet3629 gleamingquiet3629 26-30, M 1 Response May 7

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    Since 6th grade year all my friends never existed I thought I had a friend but he betrayed me and raided me out to a group of people my kind called imperials They hated people...
    legalcobra6886 legalcobra6886 13-15, M 1 Response May 16

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    I got an idea to get a jar and write all my ideas down and put them in there and pull one out so my vids will be randomly picked my jar of ideas xP For one of my vids I wanna do...
    Dezitorsmilez Dezitorsmilez 18-21, F May 4

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    I like to compare sending representatives to Washington, to putting kids in charge of a cookie jar. You know damn well at some point one of them will break the cookie jar.
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 5 Responses May 8

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    My sister has apparently been cheating on her boyfriend (his name is Jared) for about 3 months and I didn't find that out until 2 weeks ago -.- She said she'll break up with her...
    MariexOkay MariexOkay 13-15, F 4 Responses May 13

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    Recently I've had two amazing flashes of inspiration that's like trying to catch lightning bugs in a jar. 1) Why the hero's journey resonates with us on such a deep level - Jung...
    zentango zentango 36-40 May 13

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    When it comes to the internet, I've always thought how nice it would be to collect people like pennies. A jar of friends, different, and similar. Sweet, funny, brilliant...
    penwithajen penwithajen 41-45, F May 14

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    Stumbling to the kitchen, sheet creases still adoring my face. Blindly opening the cabinet, searching for the grinder, putting it on the counter, and then grasping the glass jar...
    NourishingSoul NourishingSoul 26-30, F 5 Responses May 19

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    Today I'm not going to eat ANYTHING until 12 o'clock at night when I'll devour two jars of nutella. 1 jar of nutella contains 630g of nutella along with 3500 calories. So if I eat...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have a fluid relationship with the spirit, I suppose that's the way it should be. Within myself I feel, although sometimes I am afraid to. I found myself in a low mood today...
    MayaKing MayaKing 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 29

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    Sunshine, there ain't a thing that you can do that's gonna ruin my night. (But, there's just something about) This dizzy dreamer and her bleeding little blue boy. Licking your...
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F Apr 30

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    I am very afraid. I live in turmoil every single day. I depend upon a theory that I substituted my own definition for and this theory is “Mind Over Matter”. The substitution...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F May 1

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    But the father of my 12 year old is on his first visitation right with her right now. He left me when I was pregnant and never paid a penny towards her. Now he gets her for every...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses May 1

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    Hello, I am trying my best to obtain funds for a project I want to develop, that wants to help young artists. I am hoping that you are interested in this and you will help us...
    mayaloves2play mayaloves2play 26-30, F 1 Response May 3

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    I have 2 cats (Penny and Tilly) and a rat (Ghandi) I love them all so much couldn't be without them
    Shervonxx Shervonxx 18-21, F 1 Response May 3

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    I had a good morning today and yes, I hate waking up because it's cold outside of the bed, but I was okay. I actually spent time with my mum and talked to her and went shopping...
    TunedOut TunedOut 16-17, F 2 Responses May 3

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    Last year my mom got in a car accident. The guy tried going through the intersection before the light turned red but was too late and hit my moms car. She had to go through...
    gjf112 gjf112 16-17, M 3 Responses May 3

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    2:55am. Only 4 cigarettes left. Wait. Make that 3 plus what's left of the one I just lit up. Walking about 8 blocks to the gas station, Marlboro 100s, 5.74 out the door. Special...
    smokingrocks1 smokingrocks1 56-60, M 1 Response May 4

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    I am a victim- In 09 or 10 1996, my father left a certain German speaking country and travelled on Russian Passport to Moscow accompanied by his two toddlers. My older brother and...
    SteppeChild SteppeChild 18-21, F 3 Responses May 6

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    Background : When I was a teen I lived with relatives on farm, all of us had chores. Phil and I were teens 14, his older brother Daren 17 liked experimenting on his younger brother...
    JimmyBenson JimmyBenson 41-45, M 3 Responses May 9

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    Happy Mothers day to all Moms here at EP.. I love my Mom so much. I have gone thru so much trials and last year i thought was the end of it. But i hold on because of my child and...
    mas4074 mas4074 36-40, F 1 Response May 10

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    11 Mothers Days Without- In December 2003, just as I was about to be handed final divorce decrees along with Sole Custody of my children in two countries my ex came and stole them...
    StartingOver69 StartingOver69 41-45, F 1 Response May 11

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    18 years apart despite knows the exact location. Multiple lies told to avoid responsibility. Much reckless and selfish behavior concerned only with self gratifying. Family ties...
    SteppeChild SteppeChild 18-21, F 2 Responses May 12

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    Ok folks riddle time: I'm smaller than a penny but can fill the whole room what am I. btw I don't know the answer my colleague at work gave me this one but I can't figure it out...
    fenrirandimpachi fenrirandimpachi 22-25, M 3 Responses May 12

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    Most non-Argentinian people would call me lucky because college in my country is free. Yep, in Argentina you can become a doctor without spending a single penny. However I am going...
    elsasaunt elsasaunt 16-17, F 3 Responses May 12

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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Nine - Chapter Twenty I discovered several things when I was finally able to read the contents of the letter. One, the letter was from Brenda. He never...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F May 14

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    Last year I went all out for father's day. I invited my husband and his kids to an event, and it cost me a pretty penny. I considered it a success, it was laid back and...
    wickedtornado wickedtornado 36-40, F 2 Responses May 14

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    Sheldon: Woman, you are playing with forces beyond your ken. Penny: Yeah, well your Ken can kiss my Barbie. ----------- Leonard: Sheldon, you do this all the time! You fixate on...
    Daenerys7 Daenerys7 41-45, F 2 Responses May 15