Monday, April 21, 2008

I've Been MUGGED!

My new blogger friend Phyllis tagged me for this fun little meme!

Lois' Morning Mug Meme Rules:

Most folks drink some sort of a morning beverage, be it coffee or tea, and most likely from a mug.

1. Please share a photo of your favorite mug(s).
2. Tell a story about how it became your favorite. Include what you drink with this mug.
3. Be sure to link to Lois and the person who tagged you for this meme!
4. Leave a comment for Lois so she can follow her meme.

Ok, so here we go!

My first favorite mug is a replacement for my all-time absolute favorite mug that they don't carry at the Disney store anymore (and couldn't find it on eBay). The original was poorly made and the bottom broke off. However, I think I forgot and ran it through the dishwasher or something. Anyway, that one was pink inside, white outside, with Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, AND Eeyore on the front of it. It was beautiful. *sigh*
So now I have this lovely, uncharacteristically happy Eeyore mug that I just love. Isn't he cute?? I used to drink tea out of this mug but then I started using a tea pot to steep my herbal tea, so now I just look at this one. Oh, and I don't drink hot beverages in the morning. I am allergic to caffeine, so to speak. I don't break out in hives, but my adrenal glands get completely overstimulated. I could have a SIP of coffee in the morning and still be up until 2am. Oh, and after prolonged exposure to caffeine (I got addicted to Dr. Pepper a couple of times...gosh I love that junk!), I become depressed. I figured this all out at 18, luckily, so I've been caffeine free all of my adult life (except for those two forays into Dr. Pepper's land of fun).

My oldest daughter and I love Eeyore and we each got this mug one day when we went to the Disney store. (She also got an Orlando Bloom [aka Will Turner] pillow, but I didn't think I could get away with that one!) See, we even got to meet Eeyore in person at Disney! =)My other favorite mug in the whole world, that I've had for a long, long time, has one of Gary Larson's Far Side comics on it. I think his are some of the funniest comics of all time and I can laugh over and over and over at the same ones. This one I loved, and it was a constant reminder that I really needed to quit smoking once and for all, which I finally did about seven months ago. (I'd quite TWICE before for three years at a time, but I know this time's the keeper because I finally replaced a bad habit with a good one--DANCING! Yay me!) So, without further adieu, here is my favorite "comedic" mug.

"The real reason dinosaurs became extinct"

I've probably had a variety of beverages in this puppy, but I remember hot chocolate the most. Oh, and yes, in case you were wondering, I know for a fact that I did use it WHILE SMOKING, just to add to the irony.

Thanks Lois and Phyllis for the fun meme!

© Nicole J. Williams, 2008, all rights reserved.


Camellia said...

Mugging it with Eeyore. What could be more fun?

Anonymous said...

Cool. I love both mugs. The dinosaurs are hilarious.

My favorite mug came from a small pottery store in Lincoln City at the coast. I found it there last year, when we spent a weekend at the coast for our family reunion. And I drink tea out of it every day. I hate coffee...

Carolyn Howard-Johnson said...

I almost always have my book promotion hat on. Wouldn't this be a fun promotion for authors of novels. They get images of their book covers on mugs and then trade pictures for one another's websites. Great publicity and lots of fun.

BTW, I love eeyore, too. I'm going to send you a cute image to use in your e-mails or whatever, I'll do it under private post.

Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Award-winning author of This Is the Place, set in Utah in the 50s. It is about five generation os Utah women, all of whom married Mormon men outside their religion and all of whom were based on the lives of my own grandmothers.

Phyl said...

Awesome post...I love them both....don' think I ever saw Eeyore happy before. how awesome that you got to meet him!

Thanx for lettin me mug you:).

Husband said...

I've never been much of a warm drink I don't think I've ever had a fave mug.

But I absolutely love Eeyore and The Far Side!!! You have excellent taste my dear.

Mrs. G. said...

I had that same Far Side mug back in the day when I smoked. I still get a craving for a cigarette when I see coffee in a mug. And I quit so many years ago.

Jenny said...

I love that cup. HAHA I must go look for one just like it now.