On Sprite Bottles

Mad scientist mode. I wanted to scream aloud, “It’s alive! It’s alive!” as did Colin Clive in the original Frankenstein. Why?

My grandmother loves to drink Sprite in the 20 ounce bottles. She doesn’t drink the whole bottle, though, pouring some into a glass tumbler, and then putting the remainder in the bottle in the refrigerator. I opened the refrigerator tonight, saw four Sprite bottles in various states of emptiness, and decided to do something about them.

Consolidation! I poured the bottles into one another, retightened the cap, and put the filled Sprite bottle back in the refrigerator.

Of course, in a day or two I’ll need to do the same, and the Mad Scientist impulse will surely overcome me once more.

“It’s alive! It’s alive!”

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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