Saturday, August 27, 2011

I'm dreaming of a... CamelBak. You know, the backpack that holds a water reservoir and has a long straw sticking out the back so you can drink while you're wearing it? Yeah, that.

This actually isn't a great picture since it looks like it has a water stain on the front, but you get the general idea.

I spent the majority of my evening working on a parent handbook for my Girl Scout troop. I've been working on it on and off for a while, but with the parent meeting coming up in just three days, I thought it might be time to finish it up.

Near the end, I was typing up details of next summer's trip to Washington, D.C., but there was a figure I'd I headed off to the event's Facebook page instead, where I saw other troop leaders talking about how wonderful CamelBaks are for D.C. sightseeing. Easily diverted, I headed to the CamelBak website next.

That's where I found this sweet pink backpack - appropriately named "the Scout" - and available for both women and children. Isn't that cool? Too bad they're $49 each, or Rachael and I might both have one come next summer. Of course, there would be other opportunities to use it as well... I'll just be here twisting my own arm if you need me. ;)

(Happy Pink Saturday to my PS visitors!!)

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And now, for the Saturday 9...

1) Have you ever been on the wrong side of the law?
Well, I have had a couple of speeding tickets. And deserved a couple more.

2) What was the last thing you described as either "surprisingly good" or "surprisingly bad?"
I don't know that I actually said it, but I was really surprised lately when, having heard about it over and over and over, I finally picked up a copy of The Hunger Games and devoured it like a starving wolverine. It's definitely my usual "type" of book, but I absolutely could not put it down. I immediately bought the two sequels (Catching Fire and Mockingjay) on my Kindle and read them in nothing flat as well.

3) When was the last time you unintentionally surprised someone else?
About an hour ago. I made some sort of noise that startled Gene as I was coming downstairs...I think he was half asleep anyway.

4) When was the last time you deliberately surprised someone else?
Yesterday - I sent a new Scentsy bar to my mom via Gene, in the middle of a work day. I'm sure she didn't see that one coming.

5) What was the last really funny movie you watched?
The Help. Not all of it was funny, of course, but parts of it were hilarious.

6) What is something that you've never done that you secretly are dying to do?
Zip line. I would love to try it!

7) What do you hope is different in your life by August 2012?
Several things...among them, I'm hoping that maybe I'll acquire some patience by then.

8) Who is the last person you greeted at your door?
Gene, I suppose. Although it's usually the children and the dog that get to him first.

9) If you could live in any ancient city during the height of the quality of its society and culture, which one would you choose? 
No question, ancient Rome!


  1. I THINK Ozark Trail and or Coleman sells a similar one you can get at Walmart under $49 as well. What a great idea for long walks sightseeing.

  2. Thanks! I'll definitely check that out! :)