But now that I am spoiled, other tap water makes me gag. I mean, sometimes it literally makes me retch, it's so gross. Don't get me wrong, I always try to give it a go, but I just can't do it. We even once got a filter for our tap, but it was so big in our little apartment sink, we had no room to put our dishes or even to fill a pot full of water... it was just silly! Our fridge is small too, so we didn't even bother to buy one of those filter pitchers either. Oh, well, we resigned, we'll just buy bottled water... And I loved the Sam's Choice brand at Wal-Mart and that is all the water I could bare to drink. People make a stink about bottle water you know... they say it is mostly just filtered water, not mountain spring. But to tell you the truth, I could care less what it was as long as it tasted clean to me.
Then one day a couple months ago, I was shopping around Shopko and I spotted these little babies on sale:
|Picture taken from www.waterbobble.com|
It. Was. FABULOUS! Oh, my gosh, it was like drinking the water in a bottle or even water from back home on the farm! It was a winner in my book, and so I rushed back to Shopko to by a spare filter (each one lasts through 300 bottles of water) and I also bought Ben one with an extra filter as well.
Well, Ben didn't think it was as cool as I did.
"I don't drink a lot of water," he reminded me. I knew that, duh, I just thought a little gadget would get him pumped to at least try. But he wasn't too impressed and after a few days the boys adopted his bottle and it ended up being kicked under our bed and forgotten.
As for my own, I use it EVERY DAY and fill it up at least 8 - 10 times. It is a perfect size and fits right in my purse, and it never even leaks! It fits in my cup holder in the car, too... and it is virtually unbreakable (knock on wood) because I have dropped it many times only to have it remain in perfect condition.
A couple months go by...
Then last night, as I was checking my email, Ben was lying on the bed behind me reading his new Popular Science Magazine. Suddenly, I heard him let out this sharp grunt.
"What?" I asked.
"Huh, that's interesting..." He said more to himself than to me.
"What is?" I persisted getting a little annoyed.
He flipped over towards me and shoved his magazine my way. This is what I saw:
Yeah, turns out my "stupid water bottle" made Popular Science Magazine's What's New section this month. I chuckled, because I know my husband all too well. I knew that my water bottle just became instantly cool. And I was right! Before I even finished reading the article, Ben was up and fishing around the room looking under the bed for his bottle that had been previously rejected. He found it and took it into the bathroom, washed it up, filled it up and returned back to our room holding it like it was some precious prize of his... oh, pleeeeease...
He acted like he knew how cool it was from the beginning... I was trying not to laugh my head off. BUT I lost it when he said, "HA! And WE actually bought them WAY before this article came out!"
Excuse me... "We"??
Sigh... Men... (Can you read my eye roll?)
|Now it lives by the bed on his nightstand, instead of under it...|