Monday, April 21, 2008

My Patagonia Pal

Thanks to Facebook, I recently discovered my long lost high school friend, Lisa Edwards. After getting caught up on each others lives, she told me how she works at Patagonia. And since I'm much more outdoorsy since marrying Paul, I actually knew what Patagonia was and love their stuff. After a few more emails, she said that she had a bunch of samples in her office that she needed to get rid of and asked for my address so she could send me some of it. I was of course thrilled.

I was blown away when I got the package. It was akin to Christmas morning. Inside was a water-proof duffel bag, with probably 20 articles of clothing. Hundreds of dollars worth of gear.

Pictured above: Black dressy-ish sweater, amazing red rain jacket, black down jacket (super light weight and great for backpacking), black base layer, pink base layer, red running shirt.

Besides that, there were another couple of base layers for me, some for Paul, and even some for his brothers, some climbing pants and running shirts, rain jacket and down pullover for Paul, a fleece each for his brothers, a down vest, and a beanie. And I'm sure I'm forgetting some. I really can't describe how giddy I was the day it came. So, moral of the story, Facebook is wonderful and I love old friends who need to de-junk their office! Thanks again, Lisa!


kerri d said...

Score Mel!! I have not had such bounteous good luck with Facebook :)

Linford Family said...


Jenny gave me her Blog address and then I saw a link for yours so I thought I might leave a "comment". It's fun to see what's happening with people I haven't seen or talked to for a while. Your girl is cute! Stop by our blog when you get a chance!

Bret Linford

Laura Bernard said...

Congrats to you! Is this Lisa Edward, like children's chorus, blonde hair, skinny brother, maybe named Stephen Edwards?

Funny that she'd send you such a score!

My cat's licking my leg right now. I love it!! :)

Noelle said...

Wow!! You're so lucky!! I wish I had a patagonia pal or something like it!

kmb said...

Can I just say that I had a dream the other night that this happened to me (it was all this stuff REI was giving away and I got to keep it)....unfortunately it was a dream and when I woke up I was so disappointed! So I am glad yours was real! That is so awesome, but you deserve it! This is Kristen by the way.