Folks. I have a problem. We can joke about. Pretend it is a silly thing. A small thing.
But it is getting a bit out of hand.
It is kind of my habit or need, if you will, to have a supply of every possible thing. Imaginable. Just in case. You never know.
“Just in case. You never know.” That is the mantra of my life, by the way. In one word it can be summed up to:
I have always been a Straw Freak. I bet you didn’t know there was such a thing. Well there is. Here I am. “Nice to meet you.” I cannot drink out of a glass without a straw. I make weird slurping noises. It is like I have been drinking out of puddles all of my life. My lips cannot form properly onto the glass.
I am sure at this point you are crossing off the word “straw” in Straw Freak.
I don’t blame you.
Also. I cannot drink water with a straw. Or milk (unless the milk is from a donut shop in a small container purchased on the way to the airport between the hours of five and seven thirty in the morning. Jealous of my husband now?). It is simply not done. Sends shivers down my spine, it does.
If I am at a restaurant, I always grab extra ones. Especially at Coffee Bean And Tea Leaf. Their straws are the absolute best. They are big. They are purple. They live in my purse where I can stroke them daily.
So, I started seeing these gorgeous paper straws popping up all over the place. And the Need Beast in my heart grew.
I finally caved and purchased some hot pink paper straws from Amazon.
But the Need Beast was not satisfied.
So I bought a small pack of twenty yellow polkadot and stripe ones.
But he longed for more.
He wanted. All. Of. The. Colors.
But I did not want to pay for them. Well, the other day Anthropologie had free shipping on anything. That’s right. Anything. Do you want to know what I bought?
Shocker: I bought straws.
Eight boxes of fabulous clearanced paper straws. Eight boxes of 144 count straws (seriously, the best price I have found is on Anthropologie. Who knew?). This, combined with my previous Amazon purchases, left me with a total of 1,196 straws.
My husband was very impressed with this number, folks.
You should have seen his jaw clench.
I think it was in anticipation of the fun sipping he will be doing all season.
I am so ready for this summer. For margaritas by the pool. For lemonade. And piña coladas.
All made more exciting with the use of colorful, happy straws.
It’s the little things: Making a drink even better.
Do you have paper straws in your house? Do you drink from a straw? Do you have weird rules about straws? Please share. My Need Beast really wants to know.
* The Amazon link is an affiliate link. The straws for this link are $1 more than what Anthropologie is selling their straws for. However, I provided the link in case Anthropologie runs out. Also, I get free shipping on Amazon but not on Anthropologie. Purchasing through the Amazon link will result in a small commission for
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