Sunday, October 10, 2010

I'm a Genius.

And a klutz.

I love grape juice.  Last week, I brought a cup of grape juice to my bedroom and of course knocked it off my nightstand.  Grape juice flying EVERYWHERE.  I promptly mopped it up and treated the carpet with lemon juice and white vinegar (as directed by the internet-- what did we do before the internet??).  It worked perfectly with only a tiny bit of pink still visible.

Two nights later, I figured I've learned my lesson and will be way more careful with the juice on my table.  So, I carry another cup of grape juice into my room.  This time, it doesn't even get to the nightstand before I trip and almost fall, again sending grape juice flying.  So, once again, I clean with lemon juice (which I'm now out of after all this cleaning...) and white vinegar.

I was so mad, but it was hilarious to me that I had done it again!!  I never claim to be graceful or trip-and-fall free.

But wait-- it gets even better.  Sunday at church we have communion.  Hallelujah that I manage to keep the grape juice in my hands until I get to drink it, but as I attempt to set the empty cup in the little holder in the pew, the slippery bugger falls to the ground, clangs around on the hard floor as it echoes throughout the sanctuary.  This time I all but have an aneurysm trying to avoid the laughter bubbling up within me.

After all this, I figure that as much as I love grape juice, it has declared war on my bedroom carpet.  So, I created this solution (as I don't have children, therefore don't have sippy cups with lids), and I'm quite proud of myself.  It's not fancy, but it does the trick.

As you can see, I wrapped saran wrap over and around a cup, secured with not one but two rubber bands.

Then, I cut a hole in the top just large enough that I could drink out of it, but not large enough to have all 8 oz (or however much) fly away should I (very likely) drop the cup again.  I know my parents will be proud.  Haha.


  1. Hahahahaha! I love it!! That SO sounds like something I would do! Well, the spilling thing. Maybe not the DIY sippy cup. =) Serious props for that, though. Any solutions on dropping and breaking glasses? I've broken 3 in the last 3 months. Sarah: 3, Glasses: 0 (or -3, depending on how you look at it. lol!)

  2. Grape juice must have it in for you. You've shown it who's boss, though!

  3. Haha I love it! You're ingenious!