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Fortified with Minerals?

Yesterday I came to school to find my classroom had been emptied into the hallway. I knew it was coming, but didn’t think it would happen already yesterday. It mostly wasn’t a problem, except I would have liked to move my fish tank myself. I was glad they hadn’t moved my desk yet. It still had lots of stuff on it. I cleaned it off so the summer workers could move it into the hallway as well.

One of the things on my desk was my school water bottle. Each year at the beginning of the year I save a gatorade bottle or plastic water bottle and use it as my drinking container all year. This year it was a Dasani bottle. It’s always very interesting because our water at school has dirt or rust or something in it and over time the bottle gets darker and darker. I always comforted myself by saying it was extra minerals in my diet. Truthfully, there was probably something bacterial going on as well. But what does not kill you makes you stronger, right? Unless it just makes you hurt a lot or something.

Now with yummy brown goodness!


  1. Lauren

    While I applaud your thoughtful conservation of the earth’s resources by not using many bottles, I just have to say …. *jibblie*.

    Thank you for photographing it against white paper so we could really get the sense of the dirt/germs.

    • Deanne

      You said it Lauren–EWWWWWWW!!

      Brad, if I give you a wide-mouth Nalgene, will you please take it home (or to the bathroom) on occasion to wash it?

  2. Peggy

    And there it is … the answers to all your problems in one little bottle … the funny after tastes in your mouth–strange skin irritations–SAD–unconsciousness–your freaky long hair–

    • Beth


      Yea…when are you going to cut that hair?

    • Carol

      Not to mention the fingernails that keep growing and growing. Indeed, Pegster, I think you are on to something there…hmmm…

  3. Lloyd

    After seeing that water bottle, I solemnly swear to never question your manliness again.

  4. Karla

    Oh Brad, that’s disgusting!

  5. Lauren

    Lloyd once worked with a guy who NEVER washed his coffee cup. It looked like a core sample of the earth on the inside.

    • Karla

      Ugh. I think I just threw up a little in my mouth.

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