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Monday, February 20, 2006

Liquids, part 2, aka How I Came To Regret Not Paying Attention in Sixth Grade Science Class

My week started off with the after effects of a bang.

At 10:25 a.m. today I opened the passenger side front door of my car to put my school bags on the front seat for the ride to UConn and lo, I discovered the scene of an accident. I'd left three cans of diet Dr Pepper in the car and two froze to bulging blobs, while their companion went all out. I had a fascinating array of frozen fizz and dr Pepper scattered around the dash, floor and door. On the one hand, I'm sort of sorry I wasn't there to see it happen. It looks like it must have been quite an explosion, as the plastic bag once holding the cans had a gash the size of half a cat. On the other hand, now I have frozen, soon to be melted and gooey diet Dr Pepper in my vents and speakers and all over the floor. The most fascinating thing was how there were so many frozen fizzy chunks scattered around, sticking to vertical surfaces like Christmas tree decorations hung with velcro.

I cleaned up what I could and headed to school, enjoying the adventure/art of the whole thing still these hours later.

Plus, I found this sugar free single-drink powdered pink lemonade drink mix at Target last week and am now drinking it out of my nalgene bottle and it is soooo good.

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