Monday, August 16, 2010
"Just call me Mugsy..."
My husband thinks it is weird to have such a fondness for cups, but it is shared by my daughters and several friends!
For example, the girls and I were discussing how the right mug can make drinking coffee or tea more fun. No, really, it can! Rachel stated that it was like clothing for your coffee,so indeed was very important! He posted about it on facebook and got a lot of responces from women that agreed with our "muggy" philosophy.
In the mornings, I look for certain size and shape cups that are nice and big and takes some effort to hold. In fact, it is the most important mug of the day. I may have gotten this morning mug obsession from watching "Gilmore Girls", where Luke's Diner sports nice substantial full sized mugs.
In the Fall and Winter,I still love my morning coffee but I also like tea from over sized tea cups or a tea pot full of hot tea and regular dainty sized cups. When a chill is in the air, nothing quite hits the spot like tea!
One holiday time several years ago, me and my daughter Christina were on line at a Starbucks and we were noticing how many of their coffee mugs were on sale, and I remarked as to how happy I was when I sipped my coffee from one of my previously purchased Christmas mugs and saw the cheerful stripes inside. Well, a MAN behind me let out an audible sigh of disgust when I said that to which I replied, "I am sorry, but is is a girl thing!" I was too filled with joyful anticipatioon of my Pumpkin Spice Latte to be offended, but really how rude! Let me have my good clean coffee mug fun will ya?
I think it all started from childhood and reading Peter Rabbit, where the characters in the books were always having tea from lovely cups and eating the most colorful cakes and berries and cream!
To quote from a brilliant scholar C.S. Lewis...
"You can't get a cup of tea BIG enough or a book long enough to suit me..."