This is my entry in the Simply Hot Blogfest hosted by Erica and Christy at their self-titled blog. The rules of this blogfest are simple, share a photo of your favorite mug, the one with sentimental value, or the pithy sayings, or just general awesomeness. The one that you reach for every time you grab a cup of coffee. The one you’ll actually wash just so you can use it. The rules are simple, but I can’t follow them. Because that mug is currently sitting in pieces somewhere in a landfill.
That coffee cup was decorated with colorful (both verbally and physically) loved-themed Shakespeare quotes. It was one of the first gifts my wife gave me when we started dating. I loved that cup, both for what it was and for what it meant. Then my teenage son got a hold it. It’s not the first cup or beer mug or other dish that I treasured for whatever reason that he or his brother destroyed out of carelessness. I’m trying to make sure it’s the last.
Oh well, just a cup, right?
Anyway, these four generally share the role of drinking-coffee-while-writing cup these days. The Henry VIII cup was a gift from an ex-girlfriend, so not much sentimental value there; it’s just an awesome cup. The wives “disappear” when you put hot liquid in the cup.
The Ohio cup is from my wife and my first road trip together. The Van Gogh cup is from the Art Institute of Chicago. She took me there on my birthday.
The Lincoln mug (the Gettysburg Address is on the back) is from a save-my-sanity getaway trip to Springfield my wife made me take during a particularly stressful week. I’m a big fan of Lincoln, and that was a fun day soaking up history. It also reminds how much my wife looks out for me.
That’s it. Hope you enjoyed. Check out others here.