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I may need a new water glass - RonO's Ramblings

Mar. 18th, 2009 10:50 am I may need a new water glass

The 44oz plastic glass I've been using for several years as a water glass at work may soon need to go to the recycling bin. It has a crack in the rim (the result if it being in my hand during a very frustrating conference call with a frustrating coworker at my previous employer), and the crack is growing downward. The cup isn't all that new, it was a gift from my former employer when they were sponsoring the Western Open, probably close to a decade back.

The problem is that I haven't been able to find any reusable 44oz cheap plastic glasses anymore. Most fast food places are either using paper, or the plastic glasses with the thin sides and rolled rim which I won't reuse (gross stuff gets caught in the rim, plus they don't last at all). I haven't even see the 32oz variety recently.

So, I may have to either buy a glass, or go back to using the 16oz coffee mug and making more water trips each day.

Of course it is possible that 44oz plastic cups are readily available in Las Vegas (I scored on there once, but used it for water not coins) or other similar locations. But I'm not likely to wonder into any of those anytime soon.

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From:lonotter
Date:March 18th, 2009 06:10 pm (UTC)
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After several spill incidents we went to 1-liter polycarbonate Camelbak "Better Bottles". Not quite as large (loks like 34-oz), but one of mine has survived at least two drops from vehicles onto blacktop with only minor scuffing. Plus being almost spill-proof. Ron and I have two each - one at home, one at work.
From:rono_60103
Date:March 19th, 2009 01:17 am (UTC)
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I'll have to think about this kind of solution. robot_grrl suggested I could get a second SIGG bottle as well.

Having a container that can be closed isn't of great importance for this application, however, since my glass rarely leaves the break room or coffee station still full.
From:mbcrui
Date:March 18th, 2009 06:41 pm (UTC)
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I don't know how many oz, but I still use the big plastic cups they sell at Brookfield zoo, you might check at the local zoo to see if they ahve something similiar.
From:rono_60103
Date:March 19th, 2009 01:19 am (UTC)
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I might give that a try. <sarcasam>We do have a local zoo of some renown around here after all.</sarcasam>
From:rmeidaking
Date:March 18th, 2009 11:51 pm (UTC)
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When S had this issue, I found a replacement he likes: The Bubba Keg. It's available at Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Bubba-Keg-Travel-Mug-Black/dp/B000WMAPMO

I went for the 32 oz size, but they also make a 52 oz size. For reference, ice put in the cup at dinner will still be ice the next morning. It takes about 36 hours for it to melt, if the lid is on. Hot beverages have never survived long enough to get cold.
From:beamjockey
Date:March 19th, 2009 12:10 am (UTC)
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Does Steak'n'Shake still peddle carryout shakes in sturdy plastic cups?
From:rono_60103
Date:March 19th, 2009 01:20 am (UTC)
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Good idea. But, alas, the nearest locations are a bit out of the way -- probably in Fort Worth if I'm remembering my Metroplex geography correctly.
From:sraun
Date:March 19th, 2009 04:30 am (UTC)
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May or may not be useful - here in Minneapolis, SuperAmerica gas stations have a 44 oz. styrofoam cup. It's meant for Slurpies (or whatever SA calls that beverage) - maybe you could find them there?