Friday, February 10, 2012

Favorite Things Friday - Water Mug.....

Further proof that my imagination far exceeds my actual capability. I had envisioned taking different shots of this mug, different depths of whatever-you-call-it, different angles, blah blah blah. This is what I actually wound up with, and I'm not pleased with it.

I've had this water mug for at LEAST 16 years, because that's how long it has been since I have lived with my ex. I remember when I bought this insulated water mug from the grocery store (it was the first "real" grocery store in our town, and I was excited not to have to drive 20 miles anymore). The ex made some sarcastic, snide comment about me getting the mug as a gift for being a "frequent shopper." He was not-so-subtly making a comment about my weight, oblivious of the fact that he was pretty steadily eating those groceries TOO. Reason #3311837475 why he's an ex.

Anyway, back to the real subject.

I've had other water mugs, cups, and bottles through the years, but this one is the one I return to again and again. It has a lid and a place for a straw (which I insist upon having), and as you can see from the absence of part of the logo, it has been well used.

I even have a UGA mug that Katydid bought for me at a gymnastics meet that has FLASHING LIGHTS on it, but this is the one I use on a regular basis. It stays at home, either in the kitchen or beside my recliner, usually wherever I was last sitting. It holds about 32 ounces of water (the only thing I ever drink out of it), and while I try to drink it all between dinner and bedtime every night, I'm not always successful.

I don't know WHY this mug is my favorite. It's not particularly attractive, and it wasn't even when it was new. Those colors aren't my favorites, and I don't feel obligated to advertise for this grocery store chain. They get enough of my money every week to stay in business anyway.

I guess it's a habit thing.

Happy Weekend, everyone!

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