Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Requiem aeternam dona eis

My water bottle died today. I loved that thing. We've been together since March. It held an entire day's recommended water, and I usually finished it by about 2 PM. Most anyone who saw it was amazed by its size. The convenience of having all my water with me was worth the awkwardness of carrying it around. I would freeze the bottom third of it at night and then for at least half the day, my water would be cold, which is how I prefer it.

Alas, that expansion of frozen water was finally its demise, for this is what I found in the freezer this morning.
*sigh* It's currently thawing in my sink. A burial service will be performed at approximately 6:30 this evening. All are welcome.


DeShawn Smith said...

With your next water bottle, freeze the water with the bottle laying on its side, or at least at a 45-degree angle or so. That gives the water more directions to expand as it freezes and should prolong the life of the next one.

Nancy said...

My condolences. RIP, dear water bottle.

Giggles said...

You just reminded me that I'm thirsty.