I don't feel the need to go into too much detail of what has gone on since I last posted detailed info on my life. I'll go over it really quick.
1-I got a new car (my ultimate dream car), a Jeep Liberty.
2-I got a job at IKEA, worked there for a while, hated it, and quit. But this was the first time I quit a job after getting another job lined up.
3-I work at Overstock.com again. It is tons better than any job I have had, or attempted to have, since I got laid off here. It's pretty sweet..
So, anyway, on to the actual blog behind this blog. I'm here to tell you that 20oz soda bottles do not work under soda fountains. Period. This may seem intuitive, but when one is desperate for Mountain Dew, anything is thought to be possible.
In the break room here, we have a soda fountain with all manner of Pepsi products. There's no ice machine so a lot of people don't like it. Anyone who has gone to eat somewhere with me knows I never put ice in my fountain drinks anyway, so this is no problem. The problem comes when I forget, on a monday, to bring my Nalgene bottle to work. Dang. I had nothing to fill up. So, I started thinking and came up with this great solution. I went out to my car and grabbed a dollar in quarters. I then used those quarters in the vending machine. BAM, Mountain Dew. So, then I drink it down, and go to refill it at the soda fountain....
Now, the first thing I noticed was that the bottle's nozzle was significantly smaller than the fountain's. But I thought "If I just press the bottle up against the spout, all will be well". It wasn't. Let us go over what I missed. First, it really was too small. No denying it. It was just simply too small. Second, by pressing the bottle up against the nozzle, I wasn't making room for air to escape out of the bottle. Third, Fountain drinks pump HUGE amounts of carbon dioxide gas into whatever you're filling up, thus making the second point even more important... Needless to say, Mountain Dew sprayed everywhere. I didn't have to bother trying twice. I cleaned up a bit, filled my bottle with disgusting tap water, and moved on. Today, I brought my Nalgene... and now I will go fill it with Dew.