Skip to main content

The Day the Water Bottle Attacked

It all began like any other morning. 

I grabbed a bottle of water from the shelf in the fridge, tossed it into my bag, and headed out the door to work. I gave no special thought to the water bottle, until I arrived at the office and decided to take a drink. 
As soon as I pulled the bottle from the bag I knew something was amiss. 

Water is not hard. This bottle was. 

The entire bottle was nearly frozen solid. It must have been cold in the fridge! I shrugged it off, deciding that it would melt soon enough, and decided to open it anyway for a sip. I twisted the cap, as per the usual bottle opening methods, and was promptly rewarded with a shower of ice cold water across my lap. The floor got a bit wet too, but I must confess I was more concerned with the cold spray that had gotten on ME.

I will not even begin to divulge the sounds I may or may not have emitted at this event. 

At any rate, I swiftly recovered, and decided to stick the bottle into the door of the office fridge, thinking it would likely be able to melt well enough there.

Wrong! 

I snagged it after lunch, and it was STILL frozen. Very frozen, in fact. So much that I decided to take pictures.


It had melted a little, but was still mostly ice.



You had to be careful drinking from it, especially early on, because the top part near the neck of the bottle was rather pointed.
Try explaining THAT one to someone. ("What happened to my lip? Oh, well I was drinking water...")

 

 Wild, eh? I finally set it in the windowsill so the sun would help speed along the melting process. It still took it til about 6pm to melt entirely.

Anyway, the moral of this story kids is this: watch out for those water bottles. They'll attack when you least expect it!



Comments

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Bofur Inspired Hat Pattern

 (Check out this handy dandy Pinterest ready graphic I made!) In The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, one of the dwarves (Bofur) wore this really, really awesome hat.  I fell in love with it, and decided to see if I could crochet my own version of it.  Well, first I scoured the internet, hoping for a pattern, and when I didn't find one THEN I decided to make my own.  And since I know there are others out there who would love to have this pattern, I'm posting it here! PLEASE NOTE: You may make items and sell them using this pattern, but PLEASE link back to the pattern and credit me as the source. It's only fair! :) The Bofur Inspired Hat Pattern You will need: Red Heart Super Saver (I forgot the actual color name, but it’s brown, okay?) Lion Brand Homespun in Edwardian H hook, I hook HAT : with I hook and brown yarn Chain 5 & join with sl st Ch 2, work 11 DC into loop, join with sl st (11) Ch 2, work 2 DC into each st, jo

As Seen on Pinterest - The Retirement Survival Kit

One of my co-workers recently retired. I'm happy for her, because she really deserves it and everything...but I hate that she's leaving me!  I tried to bribe her into staying. I even threatened to lock her in the office and refuse to let her go.  Oddly, she didn't like that suggestion.  Since she was set on this notion of retirement, I immediately began scouring Pinterest for some sort of cute retirement gift for her. I knew I'd find something there, and I was not disappointed! Fairly soon after beginning my search, I came across the 'Retirement Survival Kit'.  (Photo from Pinterest - original pin link ) The pin was a link to an eBay auction, but of course my first thought on seeing it was "I can do that!". So I did.   I really should have taken a better photo of it. But this is all I managed to get. So, uh, ta da! I changed a few of the items around (the original link was from the UK, so some of the items weren't available)

Spidey Warmers

At long last, here is the pattern for the Spidey Warmers! I ended up not being able to get them to the boys til last week-ish, and I had to get their sister to take photos for me to post here. So thanks Jaimie!! Aren't they adorable? As you can see, I made two sets in different colors for them, but the pattern is for the red with blue trim. To make the others, just swap out the colors. Easy as pie! First off: much thanks and credit to the creativeyarn blog, as I used her free pattern as a basis for mine. Thank you!!!!! This pattern has not been tested, so if you find mistakes please let me know so I may correct them! --> Spidey Warmers F Hook Red Heart Super Saver Begin with Blue Ch 25, join (do not twist chain!) Row One: Ch 1, HDC around, join Row Two: Ch1, HDC around, join Switch to Red Row Three: Ch3, DC in next st, ch 1, skip next st, DC in next two st. Repeat around, join Row Four: Ch4. Skip next st, DC in next two st. Ch1, skip n