Monday, July 05, 2010

staying dry

Since the rainy season started, I found the perfect way not to get my wallet and some groceries wet...oilcloth bags!

I don't know why I didn't go through my stash of bags before, but this is definitely a great way not to get stuff wet.

The cloth is coated on the outside with what seems to me like vinyl or plastic, so when the rain hits it, the rain repels.

Just wipe the bag when you get back and your wallet, cell phone and digital camera will be dry!

What do you do about your bag when it rains?

p.s. my two oilcloth bags are: Hello Kitty (which I got from a friend in Hawaii) and Laduree, Paris macarons! (which I got as a freebie inside a Japan fashion magazine)

p.p.s. How was/is your 4th of July? We technically don't celebrate here, but here's what we had for dinner, in case you were curious...steak, chirmol (made with okra, tomato, lime, onion, cucumber, italian parsley (didn't have cilantro at the store)), carrot salad, baked onion rings and La Guillotine beer. The maker is the same that makes Delirium Tremens though not as fruity, it had the same alcohol content (8.5%), it also had a little bite to it but went nicely with our meal.

Have a nice week!


jalna said...

Hey, I got a bag like that somewhere. Wonder where I put it. Me thinks it's time to clean out the closet.

K and S said...

Ooh would love to see what your bag looks like Jalna :)

Take care.

Jenster said...

We're big on using reusable bags in the Northwest, so my grocery are nylon-coated ones that purchased for 99 cents each at Trader Joe's. But I have to admit, we live in the suburbs, which are not as pedestrian-friendly, so we also tend to drive everywhere. Our purchases don't have a chance to get too wet between the store and the car.

Deb in Hawaii said...

I have about a bazillion re-useable bags but none oilcloth! I may have to find one. ;-) Your dinner sounds delicious.

K and S said...

Actually where we live isn't too pedestrian friendly either Jenster, there is just not enough room for sidewalks.

I hope you have one Debinhawaii :)

Take care you two.

Rowena said...

I don't have to worry much about wet weather since we just park underground at the shopping centers. Your 4th of July eats sounds like just the sort of stuff I'd wanna eat - just simple good food to match the weather. The only thing lacking for us was some gentle, cool trades like back home, but it was perfect weather all around.

K and S said...

aw man Rowena, we could use some trades here too, it was so humid :(

Take care.