A CEO, writer, hydrogeologist, and a struggling artist made up the experimental team this past Friday night...An email floating around Nat's work showed the chemical reaction due to the mixture of Diet Coke and Mentos (the freshmaker) was the fuel to our delirium. It could not be ignored, it had to be done, and we had to do it! (To See Video of inspiration click on link below) So with the two men discussing the different hole placements on the coke bottle for optimal trajectory, the two ladies stood by wondering what they had got themselves into. With the squeal of the drill and mentos powder flying we all knew it was going to exhilarating. The ladies even stepped in and helped with the power tools...yes power tools. Once all holes were drilled it was time for lift off. Perched upon the fence post the coke bottle waited for it's moment of glory. The wire menots mechanism was carefully placed inside the diet coke bottle....3...2...1...pull and run like hell....out came the diet coke in heights never seen before. Diet Coke decorated the night sky and the car-less streets all that was missing were the sounds of heavenly horns. Our experiment was successful and our inner child had been set free! **Pictured: The prep of the diet coke bottle and close up of optimal hole positions. Rachel getting involved with the power tools and the glorious finale! ******Inspirational Link: http://eepybird.com/dcm1.html
Posted by Jackie at 25.6.06
I just got the funniest email from my sister-in-law about my crazy brother:
He was convinced his team was losing because he was not a good enough fan, so on went the homeade hat and out came the crazy...I'm suprised he didn't paint himself blue. It was a tragic end though, sad day. But I have to say it's nice to get some uninterupted sleep now :)
Posted by Jackie at 23.6.06
Nat had a conference in Pasadena to attend and with my new found freedom Corrina and I decided to tag along. Pasadena is a beautiful town nestled in the valley of the San Bernadino mountains. It is filled with beautiful lush trees, incredible homes, and a trendy downtown area. Nat was in the conference for two days which meant 2 days of exploration for me. I of course "explored" many shops...some of which I returned with treasures (on sale treasures of course). I also explored the site of the Rose Bowl where the good ole Longhorns beat USC, I of course was beaming with Texas pride. In the evening when Nat was set free, we indulged our palates at the different restaurants the town had to offer. We both experienced fondue for the first time, we are still full from our 4 course meal of fondue (lot's of dipping). All in all it was a nice visit and a much needed change of scenery. Pasadena was a neat town with lots of fun things to do and see. *Pictured: The Rose Bowl Stadium and my favorite street in Pasadena. This street is close to the Rose Bowl site. It is lined with beautiful trees as well as amazing homes.
Posted by Jackie at 22.6.06