Friday, April 3, 2015

C is for Coffee Mugs

R.a.n.t. of day 04/03/15
A few weeks back my rant was having trouble finding whole bean coffee as opposed to ground coffee. What I don't have problems with is finding a coffee mug to drink said coffee. Can too much of one thing be too much? Perhaps, because my biggest coffee complaint is having a problem deciding which coffee mug I want to select for the day. Yes, I'm coffee crazy and this has resulted in a large collection of coffee mugs. (Coffee being one of the most used tags on my blog). The excess of coffee mugs also means I'm running out of room fast. I have a coffee mug tree that holds six mugs. Quite laughable! It's getting to the point the tree will only hold 10% of my coffee mugs. Yes, one day that will actually be true. So I then bought a novelty coffee mug the size of a large cooking pot. I place a few of my coffee mugs in that thing. The rest are shoved in my cupboard. An entire shelf devoted to coffee mugs. And, of course, there are coffee mugs on top of coffee mugs.

You know the adage, "There's an app for that?" I have a similar saying for my coffee mugs. "There's a mug for that." Depending on what I'm doing, I'll have the perfect coffee mug. For example, the blog photo of the day is inspired from one of my favourite video games, Portal. So I'll use this one when I'm playing early morning video games. Let's be honest though, I drink coffee all day long. What other mugs might you find spilling out of my kitchen cupboard?

When I'm in a comic book mood.

When I'm in a Star Wars mood.

When I'm feeling smart.

When I'm in need of an Irish Coffee.

When I'm watching sports.

Feeling tragic. It's a replica of the mugs used aboard the Titanic. I picked this up when visited Belfast.

When I'm feeling photographic.This was the first photo I ever took when I visited London for the first time. Utilizing CafePress, I created this mug.

Though this is more to advertise the Mall of America, the obvious nod to the Survivor series insured I was going to pick this up. Besides, I like Mall of America. And I have indeed survived shopping there a few times.

This is a replica of a mug used on the Star Trek series. Yes, I have a lot of nerdy mugs.

So there you have it. A taste of my coffee mug collection. Other mugs I have I can remember off the top of my head:

Grumpy Cat - "I had fun once, it was awful"

Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - "Don't Panic"

Disappearing Tardis - Tardis disappears with hot liquid and reappears on the back.

Solar System - Minus Pluto. That's kind of like inviting someone to a party then at the party telling them they didn't really mean to invite them. "So get out!"

Diana Krall - I collected this on her 'Quiet Nights' Tour

Cafe 80's - A mug with the logo from the same cafe featured in the Back to the Future film.

Some questions for discussion:
Do you have a favourite coffee mug?
Which coffee mug featured today do you like?
What do you collect that seems unusual to others?

Bonus Photo
I just received this mug last night.
Welcome to the family!


  1. Visiting from A/Z. I love your assortment of coffee mugs! We've downsized a lot over the years so maybe now we have a total of 20 mugs? Maybe even less. We for a time when we traveled would buy mugs from where we were visiting, but stopped that when we realized how many mugs we were accumulating. We had to downsize my hubby's parents' home a few years back. I honestly think I got rid of over 100 mugs and we saved some.

    Good luck with the rest of the challenge!


    1. Thanks for stopping by Betty. I like the idea of collecting a mug from places I've visited but I'd reserve that for only places I've visited overseas, as those would be more rare.

  2. I love to collect different coffee mugs. I usually use one for a long time and then switch to another one when I get bored. That Darth Vader one is awesome! And I like the Packers one too. Go Packers!!! :D

    1. The Darth Vader mug was a gift from a friend. It's nice when you have friends who know you collect something. Once in a while you'll be surprised by something they find for you. I do hat you do, but with the entire collection of mugs. Keeping many towards from the front of the cupboard. After a while I take all the mugs out and put the most used ones in back and let some others hold my coffee for awhile.

  3. Those mugs are AWESOME!! I loved your post after just reading your title. Once I saw the mugs, I loved it even more. I neeeed one of those Star Trek mugs. I have quite a few mugs, too, but I never thought of using them based on my moods. Great idea!

    Scribbles From Jenn - Visiting from the A to Z Challenge

    1. I can't remember where I got the Star Trek mug, I think a friend brought it for me after a trip to Vegas many years ago. One day, I'll photograph my entire mug collection. I know, I'm so weird.

  4. Hello there.
    You have quite the collection of mugs! I'm currently on a break from seems to be causing a recurrence of my vertigo. I'll stick to ginger tea for now, which is becoming a favourite of mine.

    Entrepreneurial Goddess

    1. Always wished I could get the hang of tea. Oh well, coffee doesn't bother me for now, so I guess I'll stick to that.