Okay, so first, thank you Erica and Christy for such a fun idea for a blogfest! Stop on by their blog for more entries. Here goes:
I am very particular about mugs. I don't like anyone else to use my favorites and have been known to be snappish on the subject. At home I mostly drink tea. Green, Earl Grey, Spearmint, Chai, Chamomile, fruit or flower flavors. All sorts. Coffee is for work, or for when I run by a Starbucks or Borders or something, in which case it is more like a dessert than coffee. It always cracks me up when they ask if I want whipped cream. Um, yeah. Always.
My favorite mug was purchased at Starbucks, which is part of the reason I love it. Did you know that while they are an overpriced conglomerate, they are actually quite socially responsible? I studied them once for a business class. They have really good fair trade and environmental policies, and have great benefits for their employees. I sort of love the hell out of Starbucks.
The second reason I love this mug is that it is roundish in shape. Like my wineglasses, I like a fat, round shape. It fits your hand better (and holds more, of course). Okay, this just got super anal retentive. I mentioned I'm particular, right? This mug is also made out of recycled materials (high five environment). And the final and main reason I love this mug (I know, finally, right?) is the word on the side, because my novel is about someone who's lived through a whole bunch of lifetimes. So when I saw it I was instantly in love - simple, elegant, awesome. Here it is:
I realize in the pic it doesn't look that round, but it is :)And my second runner up is this one, because I love the artist, Laurel Burch, and it has horses (need I say more?):
So, if you're still reading, congrats and thanks for indulging my neurotic diatribe about mugs! Pop over to
E & C's blog for more mug obsession :)