The New Coolest Thing Since Sliced Bread

14 Jun

Behold… the CamelBak Bottle, the best innovation to hit the IHOP-KC prayer room since reading lamps at the study tables.

Brilliance in bottle form

Imagine the IHOP logo emblazoned on the front. Also imagine the angels singing in the background.

Randy may be watching the latest Blackberry trend; I’m more interested in these genius little doo-dads. I don’t know yet if everyone in the prayer room will soon be sporting CamelBaks… but I think everyone should.

Just think of the benefits! No more feeling like you’re drinking out of a pickle jar. No more dribbling water down your shirt from the thread around the rim of aforementioned pickle-jar-like bottles. No more neck-craning to get to the last two ounces of water. No more nose interference, for those of us who are blessed with a dramatic profile. No need to unscrew the whole top for every drink. Just flip, sip, and go.

I went to the gym yesterday and was able to use it without stopping on the elliptical machine. No spills, no bonking of the teeth or nose on a hard plastic rim. It was beautiful.

Perhaps you don’t look too terribly cool drinking from it… I suppose in some ways it’s a bit like an adult sippy cup. But it’s got to look cooler than having to do a Matrix-bullet-dodging back bend in order to actually drink the water…



Posted by on June 14, 2007 in Random


13 responses to “The New Coolest Thing Since Sliced Bread

  1. Dorean Beattie

    June 14, 2007 at 8:21 pm


    Or, as they say in Honduras: JAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJA!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. brianbeattie

    June 14, 2007 at 8:28 pm


    no nuk?

  3. Amanda Beattie

    June 15, 2007 at 5:27 am

    Mom: I’m glad you liked it.

    Dad: I don’t know what “nuk” is.

    And just a random thought: I wonder if I’m going to start turning up random Google search hits for the Matrix now. I bet I’ll start turning up hits for CamelBak bottles.

  4. brian

    June 15, 2007 at 8:57 am

    Nuk is a brand of baby bottle nipple [I think]
    You didn’t google it?

  5. emilymea

    June 15, 2007 at 6:25 pm

    I want one.

    Of course, this could be fueled by the fact that I lost my old IHOP water bottle. 🙂

  6. Stumpy and Stil

    June 19, 2007 at 12:31 am

    we are so psyched about the new camel-back. not only is it the sleak, new version of the hailed nalgene, but it is also much more condusive to the sock-puppet anatomy.

  7. Jenn S. (a.k.a. Ducky)

    June 20, 2007 at 10:58 am

    I and still drink from it. Truly, the Camelbak is divine provision.

  8. Jenn S. (a.k.a. Ducky)

    June 20, 2007 at 11:00 am

    Ack. HTML formatting.

    What I was trying to say is that the Camelbak was undoubtedly ordained by Heaven for messy people like me, who are incapable of drinking from a standard-issue water bottle without spilling water everywhere. But one of the things I love about my Camelbak is that I can carry it in my teeth when my arms are full and still drink from it! Amazing.

  9. Amanda Beattie

    June 20, 2007 at 2:48 pm

    Amen. I am a much less drippy person with my CamelBak.

  10. Christine

    June 24, 2007 at 7:41 pm

    Jenn – you totally hit on one of my favorite things about the camelbak! The no hands drink and carry trick!

  11. Robert

    December 19, 2007 at 10:34 pm

    just passin thru… a comment on wondering if you’ll turn up in google for the matrix searches.. not sure.. but I did search for “IHOP Logo” in the image searched and found this blog, along with numerous pancake house logos. anyway.. random person w/ random comment on random blog! have a good Christmas!

  12. Alex

    February 13, 2009 at 2:18 am

    Excellent site, added to favorites!!r


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