Pictures of a dirty cup.

To those of you who wanted a picture of my blender cup, the cup that I whined about not being able to get the lid off this morning, here it is.

It’s now been a couple of days. Thankfully the lid has the spout on it so I could get soap into the cup to try and stop it from getting moldy. But, as you can see from the the part where the lid meets the bottle, it is looking pretty grimey. If I can’t get this off soon, I’m not sure what to do.

The part that’s difficult is that the lid twists in inside of the bottle, whereas tradition bottles see the lid twist around the outside of the bottle. It works great to stop leaks. But, apparently I got it twisted on too tight. I’m just not physically strong enough to get this lid off.

I doused it in boiling water today and left it to sit for a half hour. Sadly, that didn’t work.

I also tried throwing it in the freezer (though I know that was stupid because the soap expanded, essentially tightening the lid, and I knew that would happen but did it anyway) for three hours.

I can’t get it off.

Such a stupid problem to have. But hey, here I am.

I can’t, volume 2.

If any of you remember last time I went sad-fishing, I’m here to do it again.

I have a relatively fancy Ninja Blender. It’s nothing near expensive as a Vitamix, but it did cost me a pretty penny. It has these individual sized cups for when you don’t want to use the giant blender and just want a personal smoothie.

Two days ago I made a smoothie and I put the lid on it, as I always do, to ensure nothing spilled while I drank it. Now I cannot get the lid off.

I cannot physically do it. It’s stuck. I’m not strong enough. It’s getting gross. I cannot clean it.

I’ve actually contemplated walking next door to ask my neighbour if he can get the lid off for me because I cannot physically do it. He already thinks I’m loony, so I might as well add to the fervor.

Does anyone have any tips or tricks for stubborn water bottle/smoothie cup lids? Does anyone have a Ninja Blender with some tips?

The way Ninja is, replacing these cups ain’t cheap. I don’t want to just throw it away.

I don’t know what to do. I just can’t.

Saturday Morning

Shout out to the neighbour’s roofing crew who started replacing the roof at six-o-clock this morning. You know what’s not quiet? Replacing a roof. You know what’s not conducive to sleep? Listening to a roof being replaced, shingles being torn off and ten men shouting barbaric things at one another(that are not, and will never be funny) at six am.

Am I short on patience today? Sure am.