Thursday, February 19, 2015

What I Got Out of Training

I spent the last two days in training at work.  During one of the "get out of your seat and mingle" exercises today I spied this can sitting on a nearby table.  I immediately knew I didn't have it because it looked totally unfamiliar.  My next task: watch to see whose it was.

A few minutes later when we returned to our seats, I saw who the owner was.  Fortunately it was someone I have worked with in the past, so I might not seem like a total loon when I asked him for can when he was finished with it.

At the next break I took a deep breath and did what I've actually become rather accustomed to doing... I asked if I could have his can when it was empty.  I got the typical "This?  Why?" look, but I explained about my collection and then he understood (or at least he said he understood).  Either way, I had a new can.

He said his girlfriend had bought this Dasani apple flavored water.  His review was not so good.  He named a few other brands he'd rather have, which led to a short discussion on flavored water.

And THAT is what I got out of my leadership training.  I call it a success.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Kickstart Valentine's Day

The third set of Mtn Dew Kickstart flavors recently came out.  These are slim 12oz cans whereas the first two sets were 16oz cans.  The red can is strawberry kiwi and the yellow can is pineapple orange mango.  These hydrating boost drinks are both made with coconut water, something I've not been a fan of in the past, but with flavors like those I'll still give them a shot.  Who knows?  They could become a new love of my life...

Happy Valentine's Day

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Trashed Cans

I watch for cans to add to my collection while the kids watch for cans to recycle.  A few people at church heard we collect cans, so I made sure they understood the difference in the two types of "collecting."  Once in a while someone at church will bring me a can and ask if I have it yet.  Others will bring a trash bag of cans for the kids to recycle.  But I always go through the bags first to look for cans I need.

And so was the case today at church.  Someone gave this bag to me for the kids.  Of course Dad gets first dibs, so I went through the bag and only found one can I didn't have yet:

But a collection gets bigger even one piece at a time, right?  Keep the bags coming...

Saturday, January 31, 2015

The Newest Coca-Cola Can

The Coca-Cola 2014 holiday can featured Santa in front of a horizontal logo.  Now that the holidays are over, Santa has disappeared from the can and now there's just the logo.

The new design matches the horizontal logo Diet Coke switched to late last year.

I was at a friend's house last night and noticed they had the new can so I snagged one for my collection.

Saturday, January 10, 2015


What is this crazy thing?

This is one of the gifts my kids got me for Christmas.  After I put it together, I slid a can through the two rings and had Canbot!

With a couple of AAA batteries, the thing vibrates and scoots around on any hard surface.  

This is definitely a novelty item that I'll be proud to display in my can collection.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

My Latest Trade

I made a recent 12-can trade with a fellow collector in Canada. 


Among the cans I received is a Scottish carbonated soft drink (Irn Bru), a Pepsi Light from China, the Canadian 2013 Mtn Dew Dewmocracy winner (Voltage) and many more. 

My trading has slowed down this year but I still like receiving an occasional box of cans that I can't get in my area. 

Thanks, Ryan!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

2014 Holiday Cans

It's that time of year again; time to hunt down and collect the new batch of holiday cans.  I've seen the Coca-Cola cans in stores for a couple of weeks and I finally got my hands on a couple of them.

As more find their way to my collection I'll update this post to keep track of what I have from the 2014 holiday season.