Friday, July 31, 2009

Day 82 - Bottle of Bubbly

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Leave it to one of my managers to make me feel stupid. A Jones bottle of Miracle Bubbles bubble solution was on my list for a while, almost since the beginning of this project. I recently set it aside figuring the picture would not be very exciting given that the bubble solution is clear. What a boring pic, right? Well I had a conversation with one of my many managers a few days ago and he had mentioned he'd never had a Jones. I brought him a root beer to help solve this flaw. With an approving, "good call" and a nod the bottle was quickly gone. Then, handing me the empty, he made a request to fill the bottle with bubble solution, but here's the twist. Leave the "miracle wand" inside! Genius. The simple addition of this wand turned a clear liquid bottle into a work of art. In real life, this one is pretty slick looking.

There was a little snag since the diameter of the bubble wand was greater than the diameter of the mouth of the bottle, but a quick press in a bench vice solved that. The connection between label and filler is obvious; summer days as a kid, swinging at a playground, blowing bubbles. Simple pleasures. Originally I had chose this bottle to give to my coworker because, like most people who work at a toy store, he is a child at heart.

I don't want to grow up,
~Mitch~

P.S. - I made this one pretty air-tight so, even with vigourous shaking, it is tough to produce any bubbles. But here's proof that the liquid inside is more than water. Note the tiny, tiny bubbles...

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Day 80 - ... and 81

[puts on reading glasses] Ahem! "If, for some reason, I miss a day or a period of time, I will post a number of bottles corresponding to the number of days absent as soon as I am available. That is, I may not be able to post on that day but will always make up for the missing day by posting multiple pictures the next time." This is from the guidelines I established on Day 1.

I know there are hundreds of thousands of people out there, sweating, eyes glued to their computer screens, fingers desperately clicking the refresh button waiting for the new post. "Oh my gosh, it's over" you may be crying, but relax. I went on a little vacation last night but am prepared with two new bottles today to make up for yesterday. It doesn't happen a lot, in fact I've only been late three times during the past 81 days, two of which were only late by a matter of minutes. Cut me some slack.

Day 80 - Sweethearts

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This bottle was filled, poorly, might I add, a while ago when I was in high school. The white candy heart has always been my least favorite of my most favorite Valentine's Day candy. The bottle is old, dusty, and covered with a chalk-like powder on the inside from where the hearts rattled around. Had this bottle been filled properly, the candies in the neck could have been turned on their side so that the neck of the bottle would appear more full.

The label depicts a woman receiving a kiss from a cow. The connection between filler and bottle are obvious, but the reasons why I chose this particular bottle on this particular day are less so. There is only one legible heart facing the camera in the picture. It reads, "Don't Tell".

[blushes],
~Mitch~

Day 81 - Pricey

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"Shelf labels" is what they are called in the industry, "shelf tags" is another accepted term. Not only must every item be priced individually, but every peg-hook and shelved product needs to have a white label allocating where it goes and its price. The shelf tags in this bottle, from 422 unique items, have been printed off of items found in the electronics section.

A bike tire is seen on the label still bolted to a bike rack; the rest of the bicycle has been stolen. The video games section is a common target for shoplifters, and therefore, a connection between filler and label has been established.

Another odd feng-shui rule I have established is that I can only read the message on the bottom of the cap if and when I finish drinking the soda. I did not drink this one myself, so I could not allow myself to read the cap.

I heard it was a really, really good one,
~Mitch~

P.S. - The 329 labels that I collected but did not fit into the bottle...

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Day 79 - Candyman

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If you need me, I'll be on cloud nine.

Runts.

Connection, I feel, is obvious.

xoxo,
~Mitch~

Monday, July 27, 2009

Day 78 - Color Me Stupid

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There are a lot of unofficial rules I've concocted regarding my bottles, some border on obsessive-compulsive. I broke one today. One of the most talked about and most important ones. I had this rule that, once a bottle is filled, it cannot be unfilled. So I was forced to make an amendment. If a bottle is filled and must be unfilled, it cannot be refilled with the same thing. Example; today's bottle originally contained a number of whole, unbroken, Crayola crayons. Not happy with the way this looked, I was forced to break the rules and removed the crayons from the bottle. I then took the crayons and snapped each in half and placed them into the bottle.

Not with it mentally today, sorry if I seem scatterbrained. The label depicts students in an art class of sorts. I thought about all the art projects we've done throughout are school career. What is more "school project" than "crayons"?

**DING** That bell means my Ambien is calling me to bed, goodnight all,
~Mitch~

P.S. - Behind the scenes at a Jones-a-Day photo-shoot...

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**EDIT**
Forgot to mention that out of the 288 Crayola crayons I bought (three boxes of 96), this bottle only needed 38. What's a 22-year-old to do with 250 crayons?

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Day 77 - More Candy?

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Sorry folks, another predictable, easy filler today. One that took little time and very, very little money. I guess this is "filler" filler; just something to cover me until I have something more original to put into a bottle. It's kind of, sort of, in a way not my fault because theater candy was only $0.99 at work, I couldn't resist.

Today's filler filler is Jujyfruits; the semi-hardened, stick-to-your-teeth, gummy candy. I hadn't had them in a long, long time and wanted to indulge over a purple one. Now, I've actually become a fan of black licorice candies over the years but, when your tongue is expecting grape, the taste can be a bit shocking.

Am I crazy, or has anyone else made the mistake of calling them "Jujufruit"?
~Mitch~

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Day 76 - Homecoming Day

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My adopted brother, Jeff, has finally had an opportunity to visit us here in Grand Rapids from Washington D.C. The family, especially me and the white cat, are very excited to hang out and party as much as we can with him while Jeff is still in the country.

It's good to see you, buddy. Let me explain how this Jones-a-Day thing works. I post a picture like the one above, I write a few short paragraphs regarding any relevant details surrounding the bottle or the filling process. And, if one exists, I talk about how the "filler" matches the "label".

It took about $8 to filled this bottle; I just had to buy a tub of Maxwell House French Roast. With the help from a funnel, the bottle was quickly filled.

When my brother was growing up we occasionally teased him by calling him "turtle" because no matter what the task he was sent to accomplish, it would be done at the pace of an injured, elderly turtle. Hence the turtle on the label. My brother is also a fan on coffee, you should see the size of mugs he drinks out of. Hence the coffee on the inside.

You would think that some of that coffee would counteract his sluggishness, but, somehow, they don't.

Welcome back to G.R. Jeff!,
~Mitch~

Friday, July 24, 2009

Day 75 - 1337

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I can't seem to put all my thoughts together. So many things to say about this bottle, but not anything stellar. I wanted to do the entire post in leetspeak, but l33t has become kind of mainstream and thus it = kind of lame. I wanted to post a discussion of how I feel about people who promote their nerd-like behaviors because they want to be seen as a nerd, but I didn't want to get into that rant. Then there's the "nerd" versus "geek" versus "dweeb" battle royal to attend to, but who cares.

So skip the bread and let's get to the butter...or, is that not how the expression works? Man, I cannot get my thoughts collected on anything. Today's bottle is filled with the tart, crunchy, odd-shaped molecules known as "Nerds". Traditionally Nerds come in a box with two different flavors. You'll remember this from your childhood; the cardboard box with separate compartments and pour spouts. This variety, however, is of the pre-mixed rainbow nature.

Label filler connection? Yes. Speaking of internet memes and nerdy things, I lol'd IRL the first time I saw icanhascheezburger. The label on today's bottle shows a kitten being bathed in the sink with a saddened, "I'm disappointed in you" look on its face. The caption reads, "u has betraid my tiny trust". Something about icanhascheezburger makes me think of geeky things like the interwebs and the numerous memes it has spawned.

Horrible grammar today thanks to the geek-speak.

Nerds FTW,
~Mitch~

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Day 74 - Soft Spoken With a Broken Jaw

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Every time I go into work, empty Jones bottle in hand, looking for candy filler, I get a few more co-workers asking me my motives for wasting perfectly good sweets. Today was no different. I won't name names, but if you are visiting me for the first time, welcome to Jones-a-Day. A look into the sad, time abundant life of one of your fellow employees.

Today's bottle is filled with "everlasting" Gobstopper candies, a.k.a. "Jaw Breakers". The picture on the label shows a man doing what I've learned is sometimes called a "stoppie". GobSTOPPER, STOPPIE, they kind of match.

On the run tonight, everyone be safe and sleep tight,
~Mitch~

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Day 73 - Hearts, Stars, and Horseshoes

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A very common suggestion I get when I introduce my Jones project to someone is the marshmallow pieces from Lucky Charms cereal. I debated for a while, remembering eating Lucky Charms as a kid and finding only a handful of the soggy, sugary charms in a sea of boring, bland, blah cereal pieces. I imagined that it would take boxes to fill a bottle with purely marshmallow pieces.

So tonight I went to fill a bottle with Lucky Charms, including the cereal part of the cereal. I separated out some of the marshmallows and put them aside. My plan was to not waste the colorful bits on the area inside the bottle behind the label. Well, I realized that the tiny bites, although small in volume, added up quickly. Inspired, I continued until the entire box had been combed. Now I have a box of Lucky Charms, a cereal expressly requested for by my sister (I'll buy a new box tomorrow morning, Em, promise), with only five-or-so Lucky Charms left in it.

There is actually a pretty substantial connection between the picture on the label and the stuff inside the bottle.

But I'm not telling,
:)

P.S. - The most unlucky bowl of Lucky Charms ever! An entire box, five marshmallow charms...

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Day 72 - Click, Clack Cap

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Quick post today, not a lot to say about this one unfortunately. Given that I can go through a pack a day, and given that it took about six dozen packs to fill two bottles, I had a lot of empty plastic Tic-Tac containers; over 50 in total. Of course I kept all my empty packs, if anything this Jones project has made me even more of a pack rat. Anyways, this bottle is filled with 22 Tic-Tac pack lids. I had to pry the lids off and force them into the bottle.

There was no connection between label and filler, use your imagination.

Peace,
~Mitch~

Monday, July 20, 2009

Day 71 - House Party

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Seriously, although it is hard to say, but this might be my favorite bottle to date. It is hard to say because there have been 70 previous bottles and I'm sure I'm neglecting a few that had been my favorites in the past. Bottles that become my favorite bottles are ones that either look cool, were fun to fill, or are meaningful to me; this bottle accomplishes all three.

HOLY CRAP! No freaking joke! At this very moment, literally while I was typing this, I added up the number of beer bottle caps in today's post. You see, I was keeping track of how many of each brand/type of beer. This is how it broke down...

Bud Light - 39
Shock Top - 5
Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss - 4
Dunkel Weisse - 4
Oberon - 4
Miller Light - 3
Heineken - 2
Budweiser - 2
Hop Hound - 2
Mystery beer with Maple Leaf logo - 2
Labatt Blue - 2
Miller High Life - 1
Honey Wheat - 1

Add those up...go ahead, I'll give you a few seconds [insert final Jeopardy music here]. The answer? 71! Right, amazing. I did not plan this, I was not aware of this, it is the mother of all coincidences. In case some of you are lost, check which entry this is.

Day 71's bottle contains 71 beer bottle caps from various beers, folded in half, and specifically placed.

The label shows a girl, potentially underage, laying on what I'm guessing his her mom's couch in a sultry pose. She is wearing high heels, black nylons, short-shorts, a scarf, and large-framed sunglasses. What about this picture doesn't scream "my parents aren't home, let's party"? I imagine high-school students drinking beer, flicking their caps all over mom and dad's living room floor. It's as if these caps and the picture on the label were products of the same night.

Not that I would know anything about partying during high school,
~Mitch~

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Day 70 - Banned

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Rubber bands was one of the first items on my list of potential fillers. I've mentioned a few times previously how nice it is to see these ideas evolve from a thought into a reality, this one is no different. Thankfully it turned out exactly how I had imagined it; perfect. I wish I could open a museum by the end of this project so people could see and hold the bottles in real life. Trust me, I can't explain how much cooler they look in real life. Being able to feel the weight and density of the filler and examining the bottle from all angles is a plus.

This is another hard to explain label-to-filler relationship. I see two recent high school graduates, sitting on swings with a setting summer sun in the background. Laughing, flirting, and enjoying their last summer together before leaving for college. I see a bottle filled with rubber bands of varying lengths, widths, and colors.

Make your own connection, post it in the comments,
~Mitch~

P.S. - Did I mention my mom is the cutest? The same day she gave me a bag full of old rubber bands she handed me this list. Her handwriting and desire to help me out make me smile. Thanks.

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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Day 69 - Wood Dust

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As I filled this bottle I couldn't get over the term "sawdust". For some reason the semantics of the word were throwing me for a loop. In a great moment of ignorance I was trying to convince myself that it should be called "wood-dust", right? Like, the tiny particles that compose the "dust" are not made of saw, it's made of wood. For a few minutes I mentally wrestled with this idea until, duh, you can cut a lot of things on a table saw. The dust refers not to what the powder is composed of, but what caused the powder. I still can't explain it, nor can I explain the battle that went on between my ears.

So I've already been asked about the label. A lot of the time, especially when my bottle reserve is running low, the labels have nothing to do with the filler. In this case the label pictures some very Baroque looking architecture, most likely cathedrals and most likely European. The look of the ornate buildings made me think of the construction and that even the most beautiful buildings were once raw material; wood and stone. I also think of all the debris discarded during the construction of these structures; the poor pulps of wood and fragments of stone not chosen to be a part of something beautiful.

A lot of rant today, I hope I made some sense,
~Mitch~

Friday, July 17, 2009

Day 68 - All Sales Are Final

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Today's bottle is filled with receipts that I have collected in a relatively short span of time. Some notable retail stores and restaurants represented in this bottle are Applebee's Bar and Grille, Logan's Alley (an amazing beer bar), Toys "R" Us, AMF Lanes, Aeropostale, Buffalo Wild Wings, Meijer, and other various liquor/party stores.

Bottle Statistics:
Total amount on receipts within bottle - $813.63

Most nostalgic receipt - a $43.77 receipt from the "HIP Party Store" where I bought a fifth of Stoli Vanil, Kahlua, and milk. It was my first time buying such expensive ingredients with the intent of making myself a drink or two...or three (in this case, White Russians).

Oldest Receipt - This one is not in the bottle, but the oldest receipt in my receipt collection was a purchase my dad made while we were in Waikiki on 7-3-2004. The amount was exactly $22.00 from someplace called DFS Galleria.

Funniest Receipt - It was a Meijer receipt that read...
Vodka
Kahlua
Hamburger Buns

It made me smile,
~Mitch~

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Day 67 - 7 Years Bad Luck

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Okay, so the seven years of bad luck rule probably only applies to broken mirrors, but none-the-less, this bottle is filled with broken glass. I am supposed to be at work in ten minutes, so if this post seems rushed...well...it is.

So when I first decided to do this project, while sifting through the empty bottles that had piled up, I found two with identical labels. Well, I figured I would do a unique label everyday so I knew that one of them was trash. I decided I was going to break one bottle and put it inside the other. You know, a Jones in a Jones kind of thing. Recently, as you may have seen in my previous posts, my mini-fridge decided it would blast some bottles with an icy warhead. So I gained two more trash bottles. In today's Jones is the remnants of the twin bottle and the two that were destroyed in the great chill of 2009. I've included the labels and caps near the top.

Until next time, friends,
~Mitch~

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Day 66 - Knock On It

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It is getting harder and harder to think of witty titles for these things. I spend a majority of my time just thinking of classic sayings or cool puns. This one refers to the old adage "knock on wood". It was an ancient belief that spirits, in particular those that brought good fortune, resided in trees. It was commonly accepted that touching a tree or knocking on its bark would bring forth these good spirits. Hence the expression, "knock on wood".

This bottle was filled within the past fifteen minutes with wood chips collected from the side of the house. Considering it was filled in the dark I think it turned out quite well. The praying mantis on the label appears to be standing on a piece of wood, so it fits with the filler. Also, thinking of wood chips makes me think of the outdoors and the numerous insects it provides.

Good fortune to everybody reading,
~Mitch~

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Day 65 - Squeaky Clean

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Haha, sorry Mitch, but your second bottle is filled with Joy liquid dish soap. For everyone out there, you may recognize this face from Day 48's post with the Ramen Noodles. This recent high school graduate is one of the cleanest people I have ever met. His car is constantly beaming and he puts extreme care and detail into everything he does. Don't be upset, dude, there is no shame in being tidy.

We wrestled with good ideas for Mitch's second and final bottle; most of the fillers we thought of had to do with hobbies and activities he was into. The Ramen was a good and unique filler; something that defined Mitch as a person. You know? Graduating high school, off to college, life changing, et-cetera. I felt the soap did something similar.

This one looks pretty cool IRL. The tiny air bubbles give it a cool sense of depth and dimension.

Happy Tuesday, everyone,
~Mitch~

Monday, July 13, 2009

Day 64 - Suck it Up

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For some reason, although the bottle isn't technically "filled", I'm happy with the way this bottle looks. Straws are a solid. That is, they are not a liquid nor are they gaseous so they do not hold the shape of their container; but I would still consider them filler. The grey label and black cap help polish off the retro feel that the classic, red-striped bendy straws provide.

The picture on the label has no connection, but something about the color-tones felt retro. The bottle reminds me of something you'd see on the table of an actual diner car, you know, the ones that look like giant aluminum train cabins.

Oh, by the way, thanks to everyone who probably noticed but didn't want to say anything about my numbering on the last post. If you hadn't noticed, I titled the last post "Day 64" when in fact it was Day 63's post.

A math major who can't count, go figure,
~Mitch~

P.S. - Oh NO!

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I guess I had the mini-fridge set too high; lost two bottles and stained a few in the process. I'm upset because I had really liked those labels.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Day 63 - Beadles

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I'm running extremely low on the creative sauce lately, was about to title this post "Beads" because I had no other idea. Luckily my dad threw out the "beadle" as in "beadle" or "Beatle" idea. This one, as you may have concluded, is filled with plastic beads used to make homemade jewlery. Thanks to my sister, Emily, for providing me with this filler. Check out her pretty stylish blog at www.emmibabble.blogspot.com

Had a good Saturday night/Sunday morning. The party continues tonight,
~Mitch~

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Day 62 - Who Stole the Cookie From the Cookie Jar?

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Yes, it was me. I've had this idea for a while now, and it's good to see it come to fruition. It was unbearably hard not to devour all the crumbs and chunks of chocolate that were too big to crush into the neck of the bottle. My room is still filled with the fragrant, buttery, chocolaty, cookie crumb potpourri; this bottle is definitely one of the best smelling of the bunch.

Just so everyone is aware, it did not take the whole jar of cookies pictured below to fill the volume of one bottle. In fact it only took about seven-and-a-half of Keebler's Chip Deluxe Chocolate Lovers chocolate chip cookies.

The label is kind of an obvious choice if you think about it. What would childhood have been without chocolate chip cookies? Sometimes I'd even have a handful for breakfast.

Now all I need is a Jones bottle filled with ice-cold milk...but I'm not sure how the milk would keep in my room,
~Mitch~

P.S. - I submit to you Exhibit "A" in the case of Jones v. Chocolate Chip Cookie Jar. You can clearly see the suspect with the defendant before the act of pilfering occurred...

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Friday, July 10, 2009

Day 61 - Foiled

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A giant metal structure, a power pylon towers in the foreground. The filler, a pile of aluminum foil, seems to match the scene perfectly. This bottle didn't turn out the way I had imagined, some of them don't, but I do enjoy the harmony between filler and label.

Not much else to say about this one, it was filled on the same day as the newspaper bottle and in a similar manner.

Sorry, no creative juices today,
~Mitch~

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Day 60 - On the Rocks?

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I can see the "butter" in butterscotch, that is, there is a definite smooth, savory, buttery taste. But where's the scotch? If there was a way to combine my love for the butterscotch flavor with my love for a good drink, I'd be there. If you could melt down these little morsels, add a kick of scotch, and pour it over ice I would buy by the gallon.

So the bottles have been getting expensive; every time I go to the grocery store I rove through the Jones Soda display and find a handful of labels I must have. The fillers have been getting pricey too; a lot of my ideas have me buying junk. So what is a broke, live-at-home kid to do? Peruse the pantry, that's what. I found this bag of Toll House butterscotch morsels and debated. I had to visualize the bottle because I was certain that there would not be enough in a single bag to fill a bottle. Despite my hesitations I opened the bag. As the bottle filled I was growing increasingly nervous.

I ended up with less than a dozen butterscotch chips left over.

That was close,
~Mitch~

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Day 59 - Read All About It

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Today's bottle is filled with newspaper taken from the June 5th edition of the Detroit Free Press. The contents include articles with the following headlines; "David Carradine Found Dead in Thailand Hotel", "Chrysler Halts 2nd Ontario Plant over Parts Shortage", "GM Wants Loans for Cars Based on its Volt", "Billions in Loans Pledged", and "Signs Show Recession Could be Ending Soon". Movie show-times and a Staples ad are also included in the bottle.

Back to WoW,
~Mitch~

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Day 58 - Momma's Boy

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If you are looking at a merry-go-round, if you're sitting on a baroque, lavishly painted horse that travels in circles without moving its legs, you are probably celebrating something. Celebrating the summer sun. Celebrating a county fair, a prom; celebrating being with people you love. Me and these horses here, we are celebrating my mom's birthday.

There are so many things that make my mom beautiful and unique; a bubbly personality, a good eye for crafts and scrap-booking, an award worthy smile. I couldn't tell you on which family trip we were on or how old I was when it happened, but I can remember my very first Swedish Fish. The travel snacks were always the best and the yellow bag with the lifeless red fish on the label was always a staple in the van. We were at some campsite; I remember the pop-up camper and standing next to my mom. She gave me a Swedish Fish to try; loving gummies, I obliged. I had always blamed my dad for passing along the sweet-tooth gene to me, but mom has always had the best taste for candy. The red Swedish Fish with its unparalleled gummy texture and its perfectly sweet taste; my favorite gummy to date. Mom introduced me to the delectable fish and, to this day, I am hooked...pun intended.

But, seriously, I've always known this candy to be one of my mother's favorites and since I couldn't bottle her laugh, her charm, her ability to make everything alright even to this day, the candy would have to do.

Mom, thank you for being there, always. Thank you for being there to console me when I am down and for bragging about me when I am up. Thank you for everything.

Happy birthday,
Your son,
~Mitch~

Monday, July 6, 2009

Day 57 - Cherry Passion

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I'm not sure what to say about this bottle. Originally I had other plans for this bottle, but felt the colors on the label would work well with the colors of the Tic-Tacs. These are "cherry passion" Tic-Tacs so the shades of red, orange, and yellow play nicely on the reds and yellows of the image on the label.

20.5 packs of Tic-Tacs in all,
~Mitch~

P.S. - I now have easy access to my Jones Soda, energy drinks, and beer...

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With liquor and frosty pub glasses chilling in the freezer compartment...nice!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Day 56 - Dear Family...

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Now that everyone in the household is religiously following Jones-a-Day, it is time to alert you all to an undeniable truth. We all buy groceries; some for ourselves, but most to share with everybody. If you buy a cereal that has not yet been featured in a Jones Soda bottle, don't be surprised if you find the cereal box opened and a small amount missing. That said, whoever purchased the Fruit Loops, I took a bowl's worth to fill today's bottle. Thanks!

On a side-note, I cannot explain why, but I think the filler and label match perfectly. This is one of my favorites because the label matches so mysteriously perfect.

Oh, this bottle smells amazing too,
~Mitch~

P.S. - Alright, time for the picture extravaganza! I promised pictures of the sparkler action from the last bottle and, personally, I feel that I delivered. First picture shows the sparkler bottle from Independence Day on the porch with sparklers intact...

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At first I was just fooling around with single sparklers trying to get the flash/lighting settings in order. I snapped these two during this testing phase...

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Okay, so it was time to light the rest of the sparklers and take the big pic. I struggled for a minute trying to decide how I was going to get them all lit and stuffed into the bottle with enough time to get a good shot. That's where genius dad comes in. He brought out his torch and suggested we put the handles in first and light the tops of the sparklers. That way they could be easily dropped into the bottle while lit. The results were...spectacular. Remember, all these pyrotechnics came from only a dozen-or-so sparklers...

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This is the after-picture I promised. The bottle smoked for a while and was extremely warm to the touch. The inside was stained with smoke damage. The sparkler corpses still rattle around in there...

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Hope everyone had a phenomenal Fourth! Here's the Jones Bottle enjoying some fireworks out in front of the house.

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Saturday, July 4, 2009

Day 55 - Rockets Red Glare

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Got some American things to attend to today; that is, there are hot-dogs to consume and beers to drink. Happy Fourth of July, everybody! Today's bottle is filled with unlit sparklers. This is the before picture; during and after pictures to follow.

Stay tuned,
~Mitch~

Friday, July 3, 2009

Day 54 - Pillow Guts

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Technically it's called a "Moshi" pillow. It is a small pillow filled with tiny, tiny balls of styrofoam. Kind of like a miniature bean bag with miniature bean bag filler. They are incredibly squishy and stretchy and extremely comfortable. This one, however, developed a small hole and was slowly loosing its fluff; it only seemed right to take that small hole and make it a large gash in order to pour the puffed-up pillow packing into a bottle.

The "snow", as I have dubbed it, got everywhere and stuck to everything.

Get ready for a handful of P.S. pics,
~Mitch~

P.S. - The empty Jones bottle chilling in the Moshi pillow...

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Proof that the pillow had died of natural causes. This pic attempts to show the small hole that the pillow had obtained...

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And, finally, why I dubbed the filler "snow"...

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