What I Shed Today

lightening up a little at a time

– promo sports bottles

on March 26, 2015

It’s spring! And the season for charity-sponsored sporting events, which in Casa de WIST’s case are bicycle rides. We’ve seriously cut back the number we’re doing this year, but last Saturday we allowed ourselves a favorite, the Firefly Trail “Ticket to Ride.” It benefits efforts to turn a local abandoned rail line into a multi-use path. (R.E.M. fans take note: though the “Murmur” trestle has been judged too deteriorated to safely use as part of the trail, the bridge proposed to replace it may be modeled on the iconic span.)

Corporate sponsors, bless ’em, feel a sort of moral imperative to give participants what we call “bling” or “swag” when we like it and “stuff” or something else when we don’t. These bottles were okay … but we (and most cyclists) already have bottles enough that pass the pragmatic test of the Morris rule. We don’t need any more! (Hint for sponsors: edible swag is very acceptable. So are socks.)


“Better than bottles,” Nimue says, “is SPF-15 lip balm.”


We dropped them off at a nearby thrift store on our evening walk, along with a pair of Nimue’s pants that no longer fit (more cycling = less girl).

shedding style: give away
destination: Goodwill

Comments welcome … how do you give away pesky give-aways?


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