But I am very happy with my first purchase. Glass straws! I couldn't choose, so I ordered both bent and straight styles.
I love straws, for some reason. I like to use them with almost everything. This is probably not an issue for most people, but when you work in science there is always an eco-minded person glaring at you over your be-strawed happy hour drink. My straw obsession has survived years of this treatment, but I do feel increasingly guilty about it.
The glass straws are a great solution. They are very sturdy, easily washable, and much more chic than the plastic ones. I can't wait for our first summer mojito party, where we'll all be able to sip in style. My only regret is that I would like them to be just a bit more delicate (and these are the smaller, "iced tea" size, as opposed to the "smoothie" size), but then I would probably go around breaking them all the time, so I guess it's a catch 22.
Want to try one? The company, Glass Dharma, is offering everyone a free straw to celebrate Earth month. Just go to the site, click on the free straw link, and read the instructions. You have to pay $3 shipping, but you get the straw for free. Even if you don't suffer from straw guilt, I think you'll fall in love with these sleek options. They feel very adult.