In my feeble attempts to grow my platform, I read and comment on other blogs. One of those is A Belle, a Bean, and a Chicago Dog. Back in October or November (I can’t remember because it’s Saturday and my kids woke me up at an unholy early hour today) Liz proposed the second annual Mug Swap. The point of this was for each of the participants to make a mug promoting her blog to send to another blogger, a la Secret Santa.
I sent my mug to A New Kind of Normal’s Jamee. Turns out, we share a fondness for a certain investigating former Marine who swigs coffee like a pirate downs rum and employs the head slap as a means of keeping his subordinates in line. I tried to think of a Gibbs-worthy haiku to put on the mug, but came up with nothing. Ironically enough, I think that’s exactly the kind of haiku Gibbs would write – the nonexistent kind. Abby, however, is another story. I ended up putting a joke on the mug that Jamee reminded me was an Abby joke. What’s brown and sticky? A stick. LOL!
Anyway, my mug came from Ali at My Suitcase Full of Tricks and it’s perfect. It’s the perfect size for my morning, mid-morning, late mid-morning, pre-lunch, noon, post-lunch, (see the trend here?) cuppa joe. And when I need to leave my house, I don’t take it with me, but if I need to warm up some coffee for my travel mug, my suitcase mug is the perfect size for nuking the right amount of coffee to pour into my travel mug. Because even though my travel mug is totally awesome and has a valve that shuts so I don’t dump hot coffee all over the baby, it’s not microwave safe. But my suitcase mug is.
Wanna see it?
Thanks, Ali! I heart my mug!