Linda at 2nd Cup of Coffee is having an Ugly Mug contest today. Basically you need to bare your cupboard's soul and find the ugliest mug you own and show us all, no less. The picture must have you with the ugly mug to show that you really do own it. Now up for grabs is a $15 Starbucks card. And well, we all know, how I love me some Starbucks! So as a result this whole endeavor has turned me into a searching maniac. My family thinks I have definitely lost it. My mind that is, not the mug. I have not only dug through to the back of my cupboards, but down in the black hole of a storage room that I have where all things ugly go until I have the guts to get rid of them. Add to that a college student who moved away last September and cleaned me out and nary an ugly mug was to be found. All my uglies went with her as the oldest and first to move away. That's the privelage you have of being the first, I guess. You get to take all the uglies with you to your new home.
(Oops, guess I seriously missed on that picture.)
I seriously even went to the second hand store to find "ugly" but then was overcome with guilt that it actually wasn't my mug, and well, my frugal side won out and I didn't want to spend the bucks unless I knew it would win for sure. So back to the hunt at home, and this is what I finally decided on. Looks like a plain white mug.
But oh, no, upon closer inspection it is a picture mug. Of two out of three of the cutest kids on the planet. It was a Father's Day gift for their dear ole Dad years and years ago. But the picture people failed to tell us it was not dishwasher safe. So it faded into oblivion. And I haven't had the heart to throw the thing away. Just call me a sentimental fool. I mean who can throw a mug out with these two cute mugs on it:
Or this sweet message on it:
Now it pretends to decorate and tries to fool us into thinking it is still useful by holding our pens on the computer desk. Hey, I never said I was a decorating affiacondo either.
While it may not even be considered ugly, faded and sad but not ugly, please do me a favor and click over to Linda's and cast me a vote, would you? If for nothing else, but out of sympathy for it being -23* C, that's -11*F people and I really need something warm to drink. I even promise I'll share it with the daddy who actually owns this mug.