February 7, 2003
"I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For..."
Now that I've got my firepace shelf somewhat de-ghetto-fied, I want to put some stuff on it. Among the stuff I want to display are some old, glass 16-ounce 7-Up bottles. They made commemorative bottles in the mid-70s and my Grandpa Sullivan had bottles for the Bicentennial, the Cleveland Browns, and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
But the pop was drank out of them so they don't have their bottlecaps. And I don't want them to get dust in them, since the glass is translucent and it'd look crappy. So I'm looking for something to cap these bottles with.
I remember, about 15 or 20 years ago, we had plastic bottlecaps we could clamp down on the top of the bottle to keep the contents from going flat. They couldn't have cost more than a buck apiece. That's what I'm looking for. So I checked the Giant Eagle, and they don't have any. Neither did K-Mart. Target had a rubber cork, basically, but since it was a "wine bottle stopper" they wanted five bucks for it.
Oh, hell no. So if I can find a winemaking store I'll buy a few corks. Or maybe I'll just go ghetto and cover the tops with Saran Wrap and hold it down with rubber bands.