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Archive for December, 2007

Devie Pirate


We were looking at old pictures today and came across the Devie pirate. Yarrrr!

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I was previously a journalist for my high school newspaper in my younger years. During this time, I learned the impact that images could have on a written story.

With this in mind, I felt it was only appropriate to lead off with the skull n’ crossbones.

I started writing this post after reading the following article on CNN this morning:

AP story on BPA

So what exactly is BPA? I had to look this up as I haven’t seen it before. Its full name is Bisphenol A, which is a phenolic compound used in the synthesis of many different types of plastics. Most notably for our purposes, BPA is an important component of polycarbonate. For our interest, polycarbonate appears in most hard plastic water bottles that are available for consumer purchase. While BPA is simply a precursor chemical, it does appear in the end product as chemical reactions are rarely fully completed. As such, it can leach from the completed polycarbonate material into the surrounding environment.

As far as health effects go, it is a compound known to interfere with estrogen in the human body. This leads to a wide range of potential problems that can arise.

For more info on BPA, check out:

BPA information from Wikipedia

What are the solutions? Buy a SIGG water bottle of course. While they are lined with an epoxy compound (another type of polymer) they are completely BPA free. Or, if you really want to go for polymer free try one of the stainless steel flasks which we offer. Only slightly heavier and very durable.

Happy Holidays and drink safely!

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What We Don’t Do

I was trying to think of something to post about this morning. Then, this arrived from UPS:

What’s the issue, you say? Packaging.

The item we purchased was a 4 gig mini sd card measuring 4 x 6 x 1/2 inches with a weight of about 1 ounce.

The packaging was a 8 x 10 x 6 inch box filled with non-biodegradable syrofoam weighing at least twice as much as the card.

This excess packaging is wasteful, unnecessary, and must be costly for the seller. Oh well – we’ll just reuse it!

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Happy Holidays and a SIGG flask.

what can you put into a SIGG flask? Water of course, but how about egg nog or beer or bourbon? The robust stainless steel construction can handle anything you care to carry. Whatever you choose, have a happy holidays while enjoying the beverage of your choice.

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Holiday Giving

For us at Baying Hound, charitable giving is a matter of social responsibility. We work hard to earn your business and are fortunate enough to have a profitable company because of it. We believe in supporting organizations with at least 1 percent of those profits.

A few weeks ago we asked for your input on which charities to choose this year. We looked over all the recommendations and are proud to announce our support of the following non-profit organizations:

Clintonville Beechwold Resource Center: our neighborhood food pantry and social services provider
Capital Area Humane Society: Columbus’ independently funded animal shelter.
WCBE: Central Ohio’s public radio station
Nature Conservancy: Organization that protects and preserves natural spaces in the US and around the world.

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To increase the visibility of our blog, I am adding it to Technorati. Thanks, Small Business Ideas Forum, for the advice to do this!

Check out my Technorati Profile if you wish.

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Greetings from India. My SIGG blue touch 1L traveler water bottle is sitting on a ledges looking out over the Arabian Sea. This picture was taken from the Sun-n-Sand Hotel at Juhu Beach in Mumbai, India.

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