Thursday, April 23, 2009

Water Bottles!!

I drink water like a crazy person! (I drink normal amounts, I'm not sick, don't worry!). We're on the edge of hot season right now (about 105+ outside and 85-95 Inside), so we have to drink a lot of water :) I used to LOVE my Nalgene waterbottle until I started reading all that scary stuff about BPA ... and Nalgenes weren't BPA-free, so I abandonded my bottles :(. I tried a lot of new kinds... I got a Klean Kanteen metal bottle which was great, but metal bottles in the South Asian Heat... well, I'm not a fan of really hot water... Anyway, nothing really worked for me!
Well, while looking online the other day I saw that they now make Nalgene waterbottles BPA-free, so I wanted to get one. Shipping overseas is a pain, so we were trying to figure out how to get it over here cheaper, when Adam saw that they made a lot of the bottles here. He tracked down the phone number and called their office. They said he could come by and buy some bottles :) So, Adam & Aashini went out to get TWO bottles. One for me and one for him...
This is what he came back with:
haha! They had fun at the office. They don't have many visitors, so they LOVED seeing Aashini. The company wants me to come back next time and take pictures for a catalogue or something... so we may go back sometime soon.
Anyway, that's my silly waterbottle story :) If anyone in the Capital wants to know where to get Nalgene Waterbottles, let me know :)

21 COmMeNTs FrOm PeOpLe wHo ROCK!:

Brandon and April said...

that's awesome!! we love us some nalgenes too! hope you were able to get a discount too!!

Joy said...

I am amazed at all that we can find in this crazy place! I looked at their website and they have a place here too! I may try and find them and buy some for us also. Thanks for the info!

Joel McAllister said...

That is just too funny. Glad you were able to find some and close to you!

Erin G said...

too funny! at least he picked out pretty colorful ones with a variety of tops! maybe you can be their spokesperson! VP of south asian sales division!

or just take some pictures for the catalogue. you know. whatever works. :)

Kelley said...

That is an awesome story. Did you get a discount? I have the blue and red ones but now I want the purple ones.

Meagan said...

How funny! I love the flip-top ones like your green one. It fits really well in a bicycle water bottle holder. Good work tracking them down! I guess if they're "Made in ____" you'd have to be able to find them somewhere nearby.

Roberts said...
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Roberts said...

What a smart husband you have! I never would've thought to see if I could just skip the whole ship-to-America-ship-back-to-South Asia thing. :) I love all the colors!!

Carrie said...

How awesome!!! I love me some water bottles as well!!!!

allhisblessings said...

Yay for water bottles!! I went through the whole BPAfree thing too, combing my house for plastics that we eat/drink on. I settled on a kleen kanteen, but you're right about the hot water thing! Haha :)

Bryan said...

That is really cool! Can you send me the info in an email?!

On the Eastern Journey said...

I have been wanting some of these BPA bottles FOREVER. Did you get a good price?

Brandy said...

That's awesome...just awesome. We love those things!!! We're known for losing many of ours and letting other people losing them...so, maybe we'll have to make a field trip in a few years.

SouthAsiaRocks said...

We got the same price as posted online... but we didn't have to pay for shipping (or international shipping)- so not too bad :)

Spencer and Kari said...

That's cool they make them there. We finally broke down and bought BPA free bottles too. Did they give you a discount?

Spencer and Kari said...

Just saw the answer about the discount :)

The Everett Family said...

That is so cool! I want some, too! I have been looking for some BPA free ones here and haven't found them yet.

Sara Beth said...

Yeah for Nalgene sippy cups!! I think our 3 kids each have TWO!! That makes about 6 of those in our house alone! We find them in HK for half the price they are in the US!! You'll have to get Aashini the lime green and the pink ones too!!

Life in Green-Land said...

Those Nalgene sippy cups are the best! I love ours!

Shannon said...

Umm, I AM SO STINKIN' EXCITED! I need some sippy Nalgenes like nothin'! Can you hook me up with that contact info???

ChristineMcDermott said...

I love this story!