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ACME Delivery


September 11th, 2008

06:44 pm - What's that doing on the Coca-Cola bottle?

I don't have a Coca-Cola bottle crown cap, and it might be getting even harder to find one. Today I saw what looked like plastic bottles of Coke in a carrying carton for glass bottles. I hadn't seen such a thing in non-mini sizes in years. Except they weren't plastic bottles. They were glass bottles. Glass bottles with plastic screw-off caps!

It feels wrong to me. The screw caps probably are better for re-sealing as nobody seems to have the old plastic caps that could properly reseal glass bottles anymore. I wonder how many people even have bottle openers anymore, since even many crown caps are now screw-off rather than pry-off. I do like the screw-off crown caps - they aren't as likely to get bent up before I get them. It's still disappointing to see even glass bottles go to plastic screw caps.

Current Mood: [mood icon] disappointed

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August 18th, 2008

06:58 pm - This icon was inevitable

You just knew that an ACME bottle cap had to appear eventually, right? Well, here it is.

Current Mood: [mood icon] okay

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05:35 pm - Generic bottle cap icon

Back in March I was wondering about a bottle cap icon. Now I have one, and it's not anything I thought of then, nor is it the suggestion I got.

It's a piece of candy. I had forgotten about Bottle Caps candy until a few weeks ago when I saw some. I bought a box (the oversized kind you find in movie theaters) just to get this image. Now, here it is. The candy caps are smaller than the real things.

Current Mood: [mood icon] pleased
Current Music: (Goodbye Broadway) Hello Montreal - Waring's Pennsylvanians

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July 8th, 2008

06:10 pm - Not the final word, uh, image.

I've been rather busy the last couple weeks. Lots and lots of deliveries, mostly fireworks. Now that that's over I might have some time to deal with other things again. Things like the photos from RCFM for the ACME Delivery web site, which I haven't finished yet. I feel like I only just began and then things got crazy.

I've also, finally, had a day or two to myself and went looking over some bottle caps. Taking good pictures of them is harder than I had expected. I have a lot of photos. I have only a couple good images as a result. One is the icon for this entry.

I haven't settled on a single bottle cap icon, but since I have so much space for icons I can have a bunch. Here's one that [info]vakkotaur found, he claims, on a bottle of apple soda. Apple soda? Well, he is part horse so leave it to him to find such a thing.

The USDA thing is a bit unnerving, considering my species. Organic, I don't mind. Oddly, even though I just ate, I am a bit hungry. I think I'll go eat a Twinkie. And wash it down with some Tab.

Current Mood: [mood icon] mischievous

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March 22nd, 2008

01:35 pm - Bottle cap icon?

I was looking around and realized I never put anything in the interests section of this journal, so I added a few things. Nothing fantastic, just that the space is no longer empty. Then I realized there are 300 icon spaces and I use only 14 of them so far. Adding one or two for hobbies won't cause trouble. Deciding on them is another matter.

One hobby or mild interest of mine is collecting bottle caps. I am not all that serious about it. I haven't been looking for any special cap, not gotten involved with trading. Just that if I happen across a crown cap, I save it. Sometimes it's something someone saved, and occasionally I'll see one left as litter, but mostly the caps are off of things I've tried. Some things I only try once, and not just for the cap!

What all this adds up to is that I think I ought to have an icon that is a picture of a bottle cap. But which one? I'd rather it be of something I'd be willing to drink, and not just to get the cap. Something I wouldn't mind trying again. There are few possibilities. It could be from water or soda, thus non-alcoholic. Or it could be a plain color cap which would be rather generic, or it be plainly from some beer.

And those have more choices: Which one? Which color? And again which one? I think I'd like something with some pattern or image, but not much text. That seems to leave out the water and sodas. Acme Ale caps might seem obvious, and don't get me wrong, Acme ales are good. I drink them occasionally when I feel like a change of pace. I just prefer porters.

Of course all the icons I have so far are bovine (most are pictures of me, after all) and maybe I should stay with that. Yet the only bovine bottle caps I know about are for Schlitz. I've never tried that, so I don't have that cap. Evidently there are a couple different colors. I only know of one fellow who says he likes Schlitz, which isn't exactly encouraging. Just how is it?

I am not being very decisive. Perhaps you can help:

Poll #1212 Bottle cap icon
Open to: All, results viewable to: All

What should I use for a bottle cap icon?

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Go with something obviously non-alcoholic.
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Use an ACME Ale cap. - You're the face of ACME.
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Try a Schlitz. - You'll get another cap. Maybe even the one to use.
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Go with a simple solid color.
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Something with a pattern and no text.
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Make up something.
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I have an idea, see my comment about it.
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Current Mood: [mood icon] curious

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