Update: Google reader's death clock has started. As of July 1st, Google will no longer offer their reader service. Don't cry, all is not lost.
Reader is an often ignored tool in Google's overwhelming volume if tools and apps. Geeks like me have used it for years to read the latest tech and productivity blogs, and I enjoy killing time with the Android App while waiting for Anna's school bus.
Over the years, I've found some unconventional, but highly useful, time-saving, money-making uses for it. If you have a Google account, you have a Google reader.