Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Recipe for Winter Fun: 7 degrees + Boiling Water. Toss.

It's 7 degrees outside, and a few of us here in my workplace are wrapping up our last few days of employment. There is no work,* so we surf the net, pace, and worry.

This morning we indulged in some comic relief. Kurt asked me, "have you seen those YouTube videos where you throw boiling water into the air and it turns into ice?"

"Shut UP!," I said. "Let's go try it!"

We boiled a pitcher of water and designated jobs for ourselves: Me the photographer, Kurt the spinner.

Crikey! It works! We tried it again, but mixed a bit of blue acrylic paint into the pitcher. A big blue cloud! That's what we were hoping for!

Not quite. The blue water seemed to be a lot clunkier, but I think it was Kurt's fault: he should have spun faster, and I told him that right to his face. I explained to him that our chances of winning $10,000 on America's Funniest Home Videos would be greater if he got dizzy and fell down afterward.

One more experiment, this time with the lid off. I think this one made the best impact:

Woo-Hoooo!!!! Yippee!!!

Well, that was fun. It's 8:30 a.m. Now what should we do?

Oh. Help Wanted Ads. That's right.

Back to it.

*Note to potential new employers: I reiterate: There is no work. I would never goof off at my job like this if there were. Thank you for your consideration. Please hire me.


  1. That was pretty epic. I can imagine half of my college trying this.

  2. Holy crap! We're going to be in Fairbanks next weekend, where it is -22 (yes, that is Fahreneit). I gotta try this!!! :D

  3. I wish I had known about this. Today would have been (hopefully) the last time to try that. But here's to warmer weather and and new experiences: Cheers!!

  4. Anonymous6:17 PM

    This is tooooo funny! Shelly


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