Mug Monday: February 27, 2017

Acquisition: ABC Store, Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii
Contents: Harney and Sons decaffeinated black Vanilla Comoro tea

Pretty sure this mug was free. I think I got a couple free ones. There’s something special about being in a place so long you learn their rewards programs and reap the benefits before you leave.

Mug Monday: February 13, 2017

Acquisition: thrift store
Contents: Celestial Seasonings’s True Blueberry herbal tea

Of all my mugs, this has to be my favorite. It’s just so hilarious. It’s clearly from that time that the pharmaceutical industry had revolutionized the antidepressant and, as a result, the pharmaceutical marketing game. Plus, look at these happy old people? How can you not love these happy old people?

Mug Monday: February 6, 2017

Acquisition: eBay
Contents: Hot Buttered Rum

I’m not a huge Disney fan, but there’s something about Disney World that is incredibly pleasing. My first trip to the Magic Kingdom was sometime in the early ’90s, so I’ve definitely got a soft spot for the Disney ephemera from that time. Epcot was always my true love, though. I grew up a sci-fi nerd and loved Epcot’s emphasis on science and futurism and I so deeply wanted to live in that future. Of course, Epcot has evolved, and that dated futuristic charm is largely gone. Getting these mugs — I got a set of two for $10 — goes a long way in feeding my nostalgia monster.

Hot Buttered Rum probably doesn’t match the mug, but it’s cold and I want to be both warm and drunk.

Mug Monday: January 30, 2017

Acquisition: PBS Shop
Contents: Republic of Tea Downton Estate Blend, black tea

I have yet to actually watch Downton Abbey, but of course I have the tea; World Market was closing, the price was dramatically reduced, and I had to buy it. And from what does one drink their sophisticated TV show-branded tea? Something silly, of course.