Penny Profiler #43

Julia & Casey Selfridge.  Absolut-ly priceless.  I first crossed paths with Casey while I was training for the London Marathon. At that time, he was a wonderful coach for the Team in Training organization (also known by the acronym TNT, is the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's endurance sports training program. They provide training for a half marathon, marathon, triathlon, century bike ride, or a cross-country ski marathon.)  For more info check out

Never look a gift horse in the mouth right?  Ha.  After shaking the vodka bottle for what felt like an eternity to retrieve these little coins, I contemplated whether it would be worthwhile to clean up broken glass or continue shaking the bottle until every last drop was out?  Fact: the neck of an Absolut bottle isn’t much bigger than a penny and the bottle can store at least 1230 pennies.

As for the pennies themselves, Casey is quite certain he”scored the bottle from a new year’s party freshman year in college.”  The bottle was filled by or before he graduated and he never knew what to do with them so they have been a highly ornate bookend for the better part of the last decade.  Casey and his wife (especially) are glad they have found a new home.