Monday, February 02, 2009

I Need A Mug

It's true.

My office's main facilities have moved down several floors. The only people up here are the ones who are so busy working their lives away that they don't give a shit what receptacle holds their caffeinated beverages...they just want it within clutching distance. So they don't care that all the nice mugs have been moved down to the other floor and what we're left with is a rag tag bunch of Island of Misfit Mugs ridiculousness.


Except for me. I care.


I cared enough to go to Goodwill last year and get myself a fancy pants teacup with an elegant pastoral scene upon it...which got stolen about 6 months ago. Somebody's a rat.


So since then I've been slumming with POM glasses and beat up travel mugs, and I'm just over it. I tell you I'm over it!
What I'm trying to say is, I need a mug. But I don't want it to be just any mug. I want it to be THE mug.

I want it to say "I am a mug...but I am also Kara"

I want it to accessorize my desk and life like...well...like an accessory.


I want it to not come from Ikea, a sporting event or a non-profit. But I can't seem to find it. The Kara Mug is eluding me.

Maybe I'm not looking hard enough. Maybe I'm focusing too much on the new condo, the new bike, and the new pair of canvas shoes that need to replace the ones literally falling apart ON
my feet right now. But none of the mugs I've looked at already have made my heart soar. And that's something one needs from one's mug. Heart soarage. I think we all know this.


Bottom line: I can't do it alone. I need you. You all know me well enough by now...please take that hard-earned knowledge and help me scour the internets for a mug. THE mug.

(Now accepting links via the "comment" screen. All suggestions will be considered; some will most certainly be mocked.)

17 keep(s) me blogging:

yinyang said...

All I got is this dual-purpose mug. It looks convenient, but it's from the UK and fugly.

Unless you'd like this Condi mug.

The Future said...

How about the pink pirate girl's mughttp://www.orientaltrading.com/ui/search/processRequest.do?Ntt=mugs&x=0&y=0&requestURI=searchMain&Ntk=all&Ntx=mode%2Bmatchallpartial&N=0, or, there are actually some red or black ones on the next page; you'll notice I skipped over all the Jesus and God mugs, not to mention the sports-related mugs.

Or, you could go down the party line, http://mugs.cafepress.com/democrat?topic=7657,

Or, you could some you might consider funny,http://mugs.cafepress.com/funny?topic=10791,

Or, a mug with the Face's mug on it would really be unique to you (Mike has one you know).

theWaif said...

For a mere $60 donation you could get this splendid OPB mug.

Too generic? Perhaps a global warming mug would suit you better.

The Onion's website also has a fine selection. I'm partial to their "I enjoy Colombia's Second-Finest Export" mug.

Orhan Kahn said...

We print words and pictures on mugs at my work.

Thats why Soviet Australia is best Australia.

AxAtlas said...

How about this nametag one?
or
Kitty Killa!
or
Skulls
or
funny skulls one?

Gorilla Bananas said...

Here's one for you.

Stinkypaw said...

Send me your address and I'll mail you an original one! Just for you!

Twinkie said...

Oh dear sweet baby geezuz! A CONDI MUG?????

CLASSIC!!

Jill said...

How about this Kara....it matches your blog page!

http://rlv.zcache.com/dot_to_dot_personalized_coffee_mug_black-p168276808657312003741x_325.jpg?t_text1=Kara&t_text2=

Mary Witzl said...

I'm afraid I'm in that "Just give me the damn coffee now" group, and damn the receptacle. But it really irks me when someone uses MY mug and then leaves it, sticky with sugar and stained with black dregs, on the £$&*-ing staffroom table.

Jill said...

This is the one I have on my desk. I like sarcasm, even in my beverage holders.

http://us.st12.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/demotivators_2034_1669101.

Jill said...

Oh, but they have a whole selection. Maybe another one would suit you better.

http://despair.com/15ozcoffeemugs.html

Susie Q said...

Oh sweetums you already have a beautiful mug, just look in the mirror...
But seriously, my mug requirements are simple. I just use a mug the size of the Grand Canyon. I don't really mind cold coffee or tea and I am FAR too lazy to get up, fill, sit down, repeat. Just fill that sucker up!

Sarah said...

Dang it Laura! You beat me to the uncommon goods link. They also have some other good ones. I got Josh one for Christmas last year that had the bill of rights on it. When you fill it up with hotness, the words start to disappear. Hehehe.

Kara said...

you're all doing a bang up job. i'm going to have a hard time making a decision. so i might pass the buck.

Robert the Skeptic said...

Get a mug that says on it: "I have Aids". Nobody will steal it.. Nobody!

Thérèse said...

The best mug, hands down:
Mug of Shut the Hell Up.

There is no superior mug.