More than a month ago (good gravy), I asked you all to send in photos of your favorite mugs, and then — really, I was gonna say, “I got busy,” but how busy am I? I have the one job and the six-minute commute and no kids or spouse. What the hell was I actually up to, over here?
Anyway, I never got to it, is the point. So without any more ado, sans ado, let’s look at your mug shots. BAHAHAHAHAHA. Oh, that hilarity’s why you come here, isn’t it?
We’re starting off strong. This is from Megan. who says a friend gave it to her.
Elsie points out that even though this is technically a Christmas mug, it’s the right size and it matches the kitchen, so. I like it. That cat’s gonna burn its whiskers.
Pamela says she realizes this is two photos, but she felt that both sides were important. Like Joni Mitchell, seeing the world from both sides now. Was that Joni Mitchell or Joan Baez? Oh, hell, was it Carole King? It was some hippie.
Helen’s boss gave her this years ago and she said while it’s not a mug, she loves it “so hard.” Is that the sun shining onto her desk? How lovely. I have windows now but I don’t sit NEXT to a window. I am literally stuck where the sun doesn’t shine.
QueenStella’s mug lives up to her name.
Ashley wants us to know this is her favorite work mug, but not her favorite HOME mug. The home mug has “Kentucky” painted on it. Then she pointed out that the mug above is from Anthropologie, and that their mugs are weirdly reasonable as opposed to everything else in there, and ever since she said that, I have thought about how true that is. “Nice shirt. It’s $915.”
Ahsley also threw in a photo of her cat, Violet. I LOVE YOU SO BAD VIOLET I DO I KISS YOU AND YOUR BIG BIG PUPILS OF IRK.
We’re on a roll with cats and mugs now. This is Tammy’s favorite mug, and also too Sampson and Delilah, which I originally spelled “Delish.” What is wrong with me?
Shelly’s favorite tiny espresso mug, plus also her dog and I want you to brace yourself, but I love that spotty doggie.
Just Me, Vee got this mug in college and still adores it.
Sandra in Naples told me an involved story about her workplace and this mug, but suffice it to say this is their old ’70s logo, and I love love love it. Is it redundant to say “old ’70s”? Dear June: Yes.
Joan’s mom painted this for her! Wow!
Laurie’s workplace gives her a free mug every year. Except now the business is sold and family schamily, I guess.
Rinaldi’s friend since 1st grade had this made for her, as they both have a thing for Jason Bateman. Dying. Why has no one made me a Barry Gibb one? GOD, you guys.
Pendy likes the colors and the messages on this mug, given to her by her sister-in-law. Why are Adirondack chairs so goddamn expensive?
Mulligan bought this to support animal rescue and loves the size and the color. I am also a fan of her owl bag.
Barb in CA said her family bought her this to curtail her prolific swearing. Also, she says the cat is Chico, who is “Milhous’s evil ambivalent dickhead twin.” I do like the looks of that cat. See how I am? Oh, a dick! I’m so drawn to it!
So to speak.
HAHAHAHAHA. Oh my god. Jenn bought this off a Facebook ad. Love. Lurve.
Worker Bee says, “This is my favorite mug, which really isn’t a mug. It’s from the zoo. I bought it when we attended the Christmas lights event. The snowflakes are all animal faces. It has a snap top that works so well my coffee didn’t even spill when I fell in a hole my kids decided to dig right where I walk each morning. Lucky for me, my snap top lid saved my coffee. Not my dignity, but my coffee.”
Sapphire Anastasia stopped using this for a while after her Pug died, but she’s back using it again. It must have been hard for her to look at photos of my Pug, Edsel.
Leanne says she likes this mug because she imagines all the owls saying, “Ow” when the coffee hits their feets. “Hoooo! HOOOOO!”
I need help.
Juice’s favorite mug. “I drink my coffee iced, even in the winter. But then again I live in California, so winter is sort of more of an idea that an actual event.”
Mel was late submitting hers, and you can see how I needed everything in on time, what with how rapidly I got this post together, but her mug was so excellent I was MOVED to include it.
And now, we save the best for last.
Florence bought this is Japan, on a day she was feeling blue. It reads:
Hi my name is Carrot rabit. When anything feel sad me, I just try and think of a pleasant.
I don’t have enough words for how bad I love this mug.
Try and think of a pleasant.