In places like Texas, we tend to drink a bit of water. Mostly because we tend to sweat it out the next day, while doing strenuous things like walking to our cars. Sort through the mail. Smiling at the neighbors.
Over the years, I've accumulated hundreds of vessels from which to drink water. Being from Texas, the first priority was size -- something with the capacity of an aquarium was ideal.
The next priority was thermal properties. I like bottles that keep hot things hot, cold things cold, etc. And third, the carrier must not "sweat." Working around paper and textiles as I do, and losing my drinks as much as I'm prone to, the last thing I need is a tell-tale ring.
So, ta-da! Meet my new favorite thermos vessel, the Tervis. Apparently I was the last to know. You see these things everywhere, decorated with horrible university insignias and team flags. But look beyond that. There are many features that you have to love, and they do come in basic colors if you're a sports agnostic.
They hold the temperature. The lids fit. They don't leave wet marks or ripple paper. And the pop-up lids don't bonk you on the nose when you tilt them up. Oh, imagine!
All these features make them worth a pretty fancy price, when there are so many imposters. Insist on the original!
The only thing is, they could be bigger. With my giant-size needs, 24 ounces is just never enough.
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