Hot Cup of Joe’s "Hot Cup"

ScienceBlogger Dave at The World’s Fair is asking SciBloggers about their mugs. I might not be his “SciBling” but with a blog title like mine, how could I resist?

The questions are:
1. Can you show us your coffee cup?
2. Can you comment on it? Do you think it reflects on your personality?
3. Do you have any interesting anecdotes resulting from coffee cup commentary?
3. Can you try to get others to comment on it?

Interestingly enough, the cup in my logo is one of mine. It’s a clear glass mug with a gold NASA emblem on one side and the words “United States of America” embossed in the glass base. You can just make that out if you look close at the base, but the emblem is buried in shadow. That one isn’t my favorite, however. I chose it because I thought it would look cool for the logo.

My favorite mug is shown to the right. Its one that I use daily and actually got up from my chair to refill while writing this sentence! I bought it at the Dallas World Aquarium and its my favorite not only because of the logo and colors, but the size and shape. It holds more coffee than most mugs and is taller -I think the style is called a meeting mug.

But does it reflect my personality? If I have a cabinet full of various coffee mugs, but I’m willing to go all the way out to my car to get this one, wash it (sometimes), and fill it rather than use of them, does that make me slightly obsessive compulsive? Or do I just prefer the size, capacity, and feel of my frog mug? I don’t really have any interesting anecdotes I can share (other than a mild case of OCD), and not enough people land on my blog to hope for comments, but it’s like I said. I couldn’t pass up this meme with a blog tile like mine!


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