Through one of my many sources, I discovered that Crumpler
, purveyors of fine messenger/laptop bags, will be hosting their annual Beer For Bags
event again starting on June 9. Basically, they have a list of bags that you can obtain by bringing them a case of the requested beer. In exchange, you not only get a bag, but an invitation to a party to drink the beer. Their ideas intrigued me, and I intend to subscribe to their newsletter. And since this seemed like fun, I passed it on to a few people via email whom I thought would be interested. One of those people was Puck, who seemed sort of perplexed by the entire thing. He claimed to be having a "Spock-like" reaction to the event, and when I asked him to clarify, he offered the following exchange:
"So Captain, the point of this exercise in which you purchase beer, which is heavy, and transport it to the predetermined location at your own expense to be exchanged for a personal conveyance device, is that the "bag" has a potential chance of exceeding the initial value of the beer traded for it?"
"Mr. Spock, you're missing the point. It's fun!"
"Captain, one might match that value by drinking the beer in the first place while it is still cold."(Depending on the price I can find for a case of Grolsch, I may try and get myself one of these.)EDIT
: According to valjean615
, "That link is for 2007. I went to the Crumpler store last week and the staff person said that Beer For Bags would not be happening this year because the owners would not be able to make the trip from Australia, as they have the past 2 years. She did say that there would be some other type of promotion during the summer, but said the details were being worked out." I am a SAD PANDA.
Otherwise, I'm going to spend today trying to figure out what I'm going to do with myself tomorrow. It's supposed a nice day, and I'd prefer to spend a portion of it outside, possibly walking, reading, or writing. I'm just trying to decide if I should do this in Manhattan or Brooklyn. Brooklyn is very tempting - Prospect park is across the way, after all. Hrm. Any suggestions? Part of me kind of
wants to do a little bit of shopping (I find myself in need of short-sleeved, work-appropriate shirts) but I mostly just want some time wandering around to clear my head.