Wednesday, January 05, 2011
This one is from snappyjdog. She visited New York City and the U.N. around the time I was participating in a model United Nations my final year of college and she brought me some souvenirs.
My mom made this one. There are more like it at her house. She told me to take this one when I moved out. It is, of course, one of my very favorite mugs.
I had intended to get you a gift card for Pier 1 and wrap it in the mug, which I bought at a Pier 1 when I was setting up my first apartment. I bought a different mug for each of my friends, and one for myself, and a few spares. The idea was that each friend would have his / her own mug at my house and feel a little bit more at home there. Anyway, this mug was the one that was mine and is the only one of that set still in existence. But it has always reminded me of Pier 1 and of really good friends and my first place. And it seems like the right time to pass it on. I didn't make it to Pier 1 to pick up the gift card, so I've included that special kind of gift certificate that you can use at most any store.The "special kind of gift certificate" was cash, if you couldn't guess. This one is one of my favorites too but it gets too hot in the microwave so I don't use it as much as some others. I need to start using my kettle more and then I can use this mug more. This was also the inspiration for getting Mr. Bitter his own mug.
Mugs from Target. That place is full of stuff you don't need but so, so want. I think I at least got the second one on clearance.
More mugs from Grandma. She gave me the God's Blessings Are Forever mug when I was confirmed in the 7th grade. She was my sponsor so she should be nagging me about not going to mass anymore but she doesn't, which is okay with me.
Smiley mugs. I have a thing for smiley faces, although not as much as I used to. I think these might have all come from the florist my mom used to work for.
Aside from that Christmas mug, which I hadn't exactly thought of as just mine until I moved out, this is my first mug. It has tips for saving the Earth on the other side. It is a rare example of something I asked for at the grocery and actually got.
This is one of those cool mugs that reacts to heat. It's a global warming mug, so when you put hot chocolate or tea in it, the continents start to shrink as the ocean fills up. I never drink out of it because I think I must have some how cared for it wrong and the coating that makes it do its trick is slightly sticky now. It's another gift from snappyjdog.
I bought this one at a dollar store on the way to camp at a state park. I'd gotten word that all the people I was on my way to meet were running late so I was killing time when I stopped for lunch. I remembered I'd forgotten to pack a mug and bought this one.