Thursday, January 27, 2011

Erica and Christy Mugfest! Come see my pretty mug!

Okay, so what is fuzzy nerds is that I tried to take a picture of this mug with my bright and shiny camera that I got for Christmas. And it died. Which wouldn't be an issue if I had a charger. Because, you see, my mom bought me that camera after hours of scouring the internet. Had it shipped to her that arrived just in the nick of time. The UPS guy was so nice to put it behind the fence because she wasn't home so it wouldn't be seen from the road and get stolen. And then. My aunts dog DESTROYED the box.

I mean, there are teeth marks in the little arm strap the dog got so close to chewing the camera. Luckly, the pup missed the camera and important bits, EXCEPT for the charger. Chewed it to bits... So long story short, you get camera phone mug instead of a good one.

Sorry.

When I signed up for the Mugfest hosted by the AMAZINGLY wonderful Erica and Christy, I thought I was going to picture my Destin mug that I use to keep my keys, plastic pirate knife that I use for a letter opener, and pens in on my desk at work. But then I remembered this one: 

Not too bad quality, right? Meh.

Anyway, this is my mug. It isn't pretty. It isn't one of a kind in this house. It has many brothers and sisters in the cupboard and boxed in the garage. (we only have 3 or so in the house because neither of us drink coffee and don't want to waste the space) It doesn't function as a normal coffee mug should. And it isn't in danger of anyone else wanting to use it and there for causing me to have to smack a biotch. 

But it is special to me. It gets pulled out from under the sink when I need to get my head out of writing. When I just can't think of one more work to put down that makes sense. It helps. I day dream and paint with my mug. Which actually helps with writing!

Oh, yea. And one of my tattoo tubes lives in it too. I don't actually have a good reason why...it's just easier to leave it in the mug in the kitchen under the sink... There is a long story about the tattoo stuff in my house but I don't want to bore anyone who might not care. 

We may not drink coffee ever or even hot chocolate very much. But mugs still have a purpose!






So hop on over to THIS post at check out all the other awesome mugs!

40 comments:

  1. Had to smile. Never thought of the ones I use for other things.

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  2. very creative! I like how you use it- I used to use mine for pens until my girls started making me pen holders for mothers day :)

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  3. Aww, I love your pretty little mug. Looks practical and non-pretentious. Just perfect! ANd what better place for paintbrushes and pencils and pens?!

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  4. That's brilliant, to share a non-drinking mug! Complete with brushes! The more functional things are, the better, I think. :)

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  5. Loved the story about the mug. Sentiment is everything...

    Michael

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  6. Mugs disappear around here. Then I find them in the van. Like the purpose of your mug.
    Nancy
    N. R. Williams, fantasy author

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  7. Awesome re-purposing. I love that you paint when you want to not think about writing. My mugs are almost all for coffee, but I have one on my computer that holds... wait for it... coffee candies (each one guaranteed to have as much caffeine as a cup of actual coffee). LOL What can I say, I'm a freak for the java.

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  8. You don't drink coffee?????? I wouldn't survive a day without it. :) Like the way you use your mugs though.

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  9. Donna Weaver, thank you! This is an unusual day But I couldn't pass up the blogfest!

    Summer, awe! That is so cute!! Homemade ones from children would be special!

    Pk, Thank you! I love it! It's plain and simple and just perfect.

    Su, Can't agree more! I love function.

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  10. LOL! Great take on the mugfest. Brilliant! :O)

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  11. I love that your mug is universal!!! Who know a painting mug would ever be invented and you did it!!! Colene I so heart you!

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  12. Awww, such a cute wittle mug. Love it!

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  13. I've got lots of mugs around here, but my fav is from the Abu Dhabi Hilton. Can't put it in the dishwasher though, because it's got gold on it, so I never use it. Maybe I should make it a home for my pens...

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  14. That mug looks a little dirty ...

    I usually drink out of a beer bottle, or a pint glass.

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  15. Now that is a special mug - and the most creative entry so far.

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  16. I don't think I knew that you like to paint?! That's awesome! :) And the mug use works for me!

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  17. A mug for paintbrishes and tattoo pens, hahahha...nice one too.

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  18. Mugs are great for whatever you want them for. There is something solid about them and they're like potatoes-- the comfort "food" of the cupboard.

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  19. Very cool, thanks for sharing. :)

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  20. Love the painting mug. Having something special like that is awesome. I don't drink coffee or tea very much, but use my mugs for ice cream ;p

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  21. "We may not drink coffee ever or even hot chocolate very much. But mugs still have a purpose!"

    This is great! I think it's fantastic this is your favorite!

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  22. very nice telling... and special mug
    Jeremy
    [iZombie]

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  23. Well then, it seems you've got the perfect mug for writers.

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  24. I'm stealing that mug, Colene! :P

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  25. So many uses for a good mug!

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  26. I don't have any favorite mug anymore. I used to have on, a white coffee cup that I, by accident, stole at Schipol Airport many years ago. I used to have it in my office. Someone has probably stolen it. Thief over thief >:D

    Cold As Heaven

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  27. You don't want to bore anyone who might not care, but you do want to torture the people who do by mentioning the tattoo stuff and never explaining.

    What means have mug and no drinks coffee? Coffee is the essence of LIFE itself. There can be no life without coffee. For reals. I have so many mugs that it's difficult to choose which one to put my coffee in every morning. Stressful. ;-)

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  28. I procrastinated on mine, too, and my camera wasn't cooperative last night, either (but I'm pretty sure what came flying out of my mouth wasn't what the fuzzy nerds, but it did have similar initials). Fun entry!! And YES, I want to know why you have paintbrushes mixed with tattoo supplies!!

    Thanks so much for posting this and for your friendship! You rock!

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  29. aw! Your art mug... :o) All these mugs are making me wish I'd been able to get around at coffee time~ :D <3

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  30. Cool use for the mug.

    I use pint size canning jars to hold different things that I use for my writing.

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  31. The picture looks great! No need to worry. I'm sure your mug is as happy as any other mug in this fest. It looks like it's put to good use, even if not for drinking.

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  32. I love that it serves such an artistic purpose! And pic quality is good!

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  33. Mugs can be very useful than just for drinking tea and coffee and hot chocolate! Also, pretty good picture quality from a camera phone!

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  34. Cool! Mugs with stories behind them are the best. I totally forgot about the ones I use to paint and then forget that they don't contain tea and go to drink them. Yea. Great use.

    :)

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  35. Nice mug. I don't drink coffee either, so my mugs are mostly for show, too.

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  36. What a fun mug! Taking an artistic break from writing is always a good idea, in my opinion :)

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  37. Ha! A mug that lives a different life! I love it!

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