Monday, May 31, 2010

Day 293 - Condiments, Part 2

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Well, the previous post asked, "can you guess what tomorrow's bottle will be?" Although, technically I didn't post this the next day, the answer to the riddle is "ketchup". Only makes sense, right? To have mustard and ketchup back-to-back.

Unlike the previous bottle, however, this bottle does come with an F.T.L.C. You see, some of you may have remembered last year around this time when I was all excited for a giant summer party hosted by my good friend Dan. This year the party returns and it is going to be even bigger on account that that good friend, Mr. D.B. himself, will be moving to Los Angeles shortly thereafter. The slip and slide on the label reminded me of last year's party. The horseshoes, the trampoline, the s'mores, the 100-foot slip-n'-slide. The beer and hot dogs. The condiments.

We'll miss you, buddy,
~Mitch~

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Day 292 - Condiments, Part 1

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This one actually turned out better than expected. For some reason, although I love the taste of mustard on a hamburger, hot-dog, bratwurst, etc., I'm not too found of the smell or taste of mustard by itself. With all things considered, I thought that the sight of the large amount of mustard would make me cringe, but I think it works within the confines of this bottle. I'm not sure if there is a filler-to-label-connection, but the mixture of the black, the white, and the eye-popping pink and yellow seem to work.

Can anyone guess what tomorrow's bottle will be?,
~Mitch~

Monday, May 24, 2010

Day 291 - In My Soup

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Wow, blogosphere, I'm back again. Where did I go this time? No where special really, the special news is that my computer is no longer the equivalent of a high-tech paperweight. Not only did I upgrade from a weak, almost laughable 512mb of RAM to a respectable 4GB, but I triple the cores in my processor. With Windows 7, the whole new system feels nice and snappy and polished.

This bottle is one of my favorites of the ones that I have filled recently. I'm not even sure why, could be because Animal Crackers are so iconic and delicious.

I picked the label because I always think of Shirley Temple when I say the words, "animal crackers". I guess the girl on the label made me think of Shirley Temple.

And so the cycle is complete,
~Mitch~

Monday, May 17, 2010

Day 290 - Mashed

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I forgot how much working out and eating right feels like a full-time job. Seriously. By the time I get home from work or skateboarding, I'm just dying for a thick, greasy, cheeseburger and hot, crisp, salty french fries smothered in chili or ketchup. Instead, it's a salad or oatmeal then 2.5 miles on the treadmill followed by x-number of crunches, sit-ups, etc. By the end of the day, I am beat.

So that explains where Jones has been for the past few nights. I've just been too exhausted.

This bottle is filled with those white, powdery, instant mash potato flakes.

F.T.L.C. is up to you,
~Mitch~

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Day 289 - Candy Coated Crack

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No, really, that is what this bottle is filled with. Crunchy, candy-coated crack. Imagine a Reese's Pieces candy. Delicious, right? Now imagine a larger Reese's Pieces filled with more peanut-buttery goodness and a thicker chocolate shell.

With my new objective to excercise more and eat right, this bottle should have been called "Torture".

The label has people on a beach spelling out the word "LOVE" with their bodies. I chose this filler for this bottle for a few reasons. 1) I love, love, love candy (especially peanut butter candies). 2) I felt the filler would look nice with the label (and, in my opinion, it does). And 3) Stevie provided me with these sweet treats for me to eat/put in a bottle (xoxo).

Night, night,
~Mitch~

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Day 288 - And Rice

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So, I'm back. I never expected, with it being only a week or two into my Summer vacation, that I would have to deal with snow. We pulled into Wisconsin around midnight local time and were greeted by cold, wet, slushy snow. Gross.

The trip went well and I made it the official end of Winter. Which means eating right, exercising more, and getting ready for a Summer of sun, travel, and beaches.

As a result, my first vigorous work-out session since Independence Day last year has left me beat. So I'll get this one out quick. Today's bottle is filled with lentils. I chose these uncooked legumes for this bottle because they reminded me of fish scales. To my surprise, when put into the bottle, they arranged themselves in a scale-like pattern.

Which is pretty cool, I.M.O.,
~Mitch~

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Day 287 - Ok, a Few More Beans

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What is it about pinto beans that looks so fake? They don't look natural. It is almost like someone took the fake beans from that old game "Don't Spill the Beans" and splashed some tan paint on them. I don't know, I can't imagine them growing in nature.

I chose this label because it has a picture of a rock on it. It looks natural, unlike the beans, and its texture and color array reminded me of the little beans.

As the previous handful of posts indicate, I will be in Wisconsin for the next four days helping Stevie's brother move. I will post more complete descriptions for these bottles when I return. But, for now, it's time to get some sleep.

Have a good weekend,
~Mitch~

Day 286 - No More Beans...For Now

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Gone to Wisconsin; check back later for a full update.

Filler - Mike & Ike Flavored Jelly Beans

~Mitch~

Day 285 - Happy 21st

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Gone to Wisconsin; check back for a full update.

Filler - Green and Pink Party Streamers (hung by Stevie's roommate for her 21st birthday)

~Mitch~

Day 284 - More Beans!

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Gone to Wisconsin; check back later for a full update.

Filler - Starburst Flavored Jelly Beans

~Mitch~

Day 283 - POOF, There it Is

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Gone to Wisconsin; check back later for a full update.

Filler - Cheese Puffs

~Mitch~

Day 282 - Paint Me Blue

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Gone to Wisconsin; check back later for a full update!

Filler - (Used) Blue painter's tape.

~Mitch~

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Day 281 - Magical Beans

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Spring Has Sprung - Second Edition.

Filler - Hawaiian Punch Jelly Beans.

F.T.L.C. - Kid on a bike, on a beach, in the sun. Hawaii. Bug Juice. Childhood.

Word,
~Mitch~

Monday, May 3, 2010

Day 280 - ...and Dogs

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You see? You see what I did there? The previous bottle, featuring a white cat, wrapped in a white blanket on the white label was filled with chocolate chips. This bottle, featuring a black dog with a dark background on a black label, is filled with vanilla chips. So...they're like...opposites and such.

That's all I got,
~Mitch~

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Day 279 - As Different as Cats...

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A lengthy description might take away from the dramatic effect I am trying to establish. Just pay attention to the title of this post and the post coming for tomorrow.

Filler - Chocolate Chips

Night,
~Mitch~

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Day 278 - Where a Kid Can Be a Kid

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Another bottle that is practically 100% user-submitted. The bottle, my very first Cherry-flavored Jones, was hand-picked and passed on to me by two faithful followers; thanks Kevin and Laura. The Chuck E. Cheese tickets were collected by Tammy and Stevie. All I had to do was fill, photograph, and post.

Thanks, guys!
~Mitch~

P.S. - Chuck approves...

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