What the Heck is This Thing Called? - 1/9/06

Oh, and sorry the picture's sideways. My computer's down and I'm borrowing Erin's, which lacks photoshop.

I've had this glass bottle thing for about five years, since I received it as a party favor from a fraternity formal. I guess liquor or something is supposed to go inside, but I've never had a use for it until now (most liquor I buy comes in its own bottle, as opposed to paying a dollar for a cupped-hands-worth). However, today I decided to write said glass bottle thing into a script I was working on... until I realized I had no idea what the dang thing was called.

"Well, it's definitely a BOTTLE," suggested Noah. "But more specifically? A GOBLET? No, that's not it. A FLASK?"

"A CHALICE?" I posited. "A BEAKER?"

"It's definitely not a beaker," said Noah. "A SNIFTER?"

This went for some time. Scooter thought it might be called a CANTER, and I think somebody might have suggested it was a HUMIDOR.

You know how sometimes you have a word on the tip of your tongue, but you can't quite think of it? Tonight FIVE of us had this on the tips of our tongues, to no avail.

I'm pretty sure it's not a humidor. But I'll be goddamned if I know what it is.



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