Thursday, July 15, 2010

Day 210- Bottomless Cup

TOP SECRET MISSION!
I was on a top secret mission this afternoon.  I wanted to pull off one birthday gift that is not on Tom's list.  Furthermore, I wanted this gift to be something that he would not return.  This was a tall order.  Once I had completed my mission, I decided to take a leisurely stroll around old downtown to look at the cute shops.  Perhaps this was not the smartest idea I have ever had, as the heat index today was over 100 degrees, and I was wearing clothes for my trip to the frozen section at the grocery store. 

I WAS PARCHED! 
Parched, I was.  And sweaty.  I crawled-- ok ok, I'm being dramatic-- I walked into a darling deli that might hold the answers to all of my problems, or at least the pesky parched one.  The man behind the counter took one look at me and ended his phone call.  I'm not being dramatic with that one.  It actually happened.  I asked him for a lemonade.  He gave me a cup that was so big that I had to use two hands to really hold it, and I was on my way.

IT WAS SO GOOD!
It was really good.

UH OH!
I got into my car, ready to continue with my errands.  There was just one issue.  The cup was too large for the cupholders.  I tried squeezing a little bit, but I didn't want to send a liter of lemonade gushing out into the car, so I didn't push too hard.  I ended up putting the cup between my knees, but I was terrified that I was going to end up with crushed styrofoam and an "I just peed my pants" look.  I thought about ditching the lemonade altogether, but that just wouldn't do.  It was just so delightfully refreshing.  Plus, I had filled it with ice in the hopes that it would continue to melt and nourish all afternoon.  I was not ready to give up yet.

THERE HAD TO BE A BETTER WAY!
I got back into my car after another errand.  I thought hard as I sipped from my bottomless burden of a cup.  Then, light bulb.

LIGHT BULB!


THE END.

Thank you, bottomless cup, you made my day.