Behold my beautiful new water bottle, purchased during a lovely sale at Park + Vine.
On my way home from work during the week after Christmas, I stopped in and bought a small, blue, 9 ounce bottle (yam sized)...I knew I wanted a bigger one, but I really didn't want the white color, which was all that was left.
I slept on it overnight and decided I wanted a big one immediately, no matter what color! Luckily I spied a green one in the display behind the register when I was checking out and the nice salesgirl was happy to trade me colors. :)
This one is pretty big, and fills up with 22 ounces.
Umm...yay for sales! Park + Vine was having a 20 or maybe 25% off sale that week. It was nice because I was planning on purchasing one of these anyway. Just gave me some extra incentive.
My yam sized bottle caused quite the kerfluffle at the TSA checkpoint on my way back from a recent trip! I travel enough to know that you can't bring drinks through the checkpoint.
I generally dislike bottled water...Dasani tastes funny (salty?) and I consider airport bottled water to be too expensive. I have no problem filling up a reusable bottle for free in the airport bathroom.
On the way back from my trip, I was pulled aside for additional screening. While I was getting a frisky pat down from an agent, another TSA worker grabbed my laptop bag and told me he would need to do additional screening. I very calmly and politely told him that, "When I am done with THIS additional screening, I will be right over."
I got a couple dirty looks from a few passengers that thought I was being a pain in the butt. To be honest, I was being a bit of a pain. But I co-operated after I was done being sassy.
You should have seen the look on this fellow's face when he pulled out my water bottle. I know he wasn't quite sure what it was. Also, the weight of the glass must make it feel like its got some water in it. I truly believe that he was disappointed to find it was empty. After a quick test for explosives (It tested negative, of course), I was on my way.
This was very amusing, as this was my first trip with my fancy new water bottle.
I will leave you with a blurb from the LifeFactory website, as their commitment to non-toxicity is what attracted me to their water bottle in the first place.
"To ensure safety, all of our products are made from materials that are free of BPA, phthalates, PVC, polycarbonate, lead and latex. No compromises. Glass offers the best taste, is the safest material to drink from and is built to last a lifetime."
You'll be happy to know that I drank 3 full 22 ounce bottles of water during my 11 hour work day yesterday. That's a lot of water! It's just so easy to drink out of this baby that I couldn't help draining it down my parched throat.
Now, off to the ladies room I go...