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October 14th, 2008 at 07:41 am

When DH was on his last business trip (overseas), his uncle gave him US$80. Uncle had been to India recently, where apparently they accept US$. Uncle said casually, "Oh, I don't need this anymore. Why don't you take it?" It was like it was play money to him ... and given the current devaluation of the dollar, maybe it is.

Well it's OUR "play" money now. DH suggested we use it to fund the brunch at Fonda San Miguel that is on my wish list ... Yea! We may wait to go until the holidays. Since we have no family here in Austin, the holidays are very low key and it will be nice to do something special.

4 Responses to “Play Money”

  1. Broken Arrow Says:

    Hehehe. I can't imagine $80 being play money, but OK.

  2. scfr Says:

    I know BA ... For me it's the amount of money I was going to squeeze out of my food & drink budget over the course of a 3-month period in order to pay for a very special meal out.

    But I do understand it just depends on your perspective.

    I was an exchange student in Japan during college, and at that time the exchange rate was around 270 yen per dollar and I thought everything was so cheap! Now it's a different world, and the exchange rate is around 100 yen per dollar. No doubt there are Japanese students here in the USA right now, thinking that everything is "so cheap" here in America. And there are no doubt Americans looking at them as if they are spoiled little rich kids, not understanding that they just have much more buying power here than they do at home.

  3. Sunshine Suz Says:

    Muy bien senorita!

    Feliz Navidad!

  4. scfr Says:

    Thanks Sunshine Suz --- I'm excited, and am enjoying the "anticipation stage" of our special meal out.

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