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Old 03-22-2016, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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My latest is 24 ounces. I just use it for coffee. It gets filled once a day... sometime a second but only half way. My tea mug is smaller.
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That reminds me of when I was doing military police duties.

I would come in before 0700, fill my mug, review affairs, take a sip, go off to report to the XO, come back, NUKE IT, take a sip, go off to morning training, come back, NUKE IT, take a sip, go off to do something else, come back, NUKE IT, take a sip, etc, etc, etc, through out the day. I tended to only have one mug a day.

The mug is still with me. It is a larger one with motivational sayings on it that encircle it descendingly. It is like this one: Free Thinkers University -- Success - By Barbara Smallwood & Steve Kilborn www.Dyslexia.tv
but mine has a different background pattern, sort of like a piano keyboard/old style computer paper. I picked mine up in the mid 80's, after a not the best sea tour. It has fallen off the desk, there is a crack line on both sides along the handle, running almost the entire height (perhaps it is glued together with nuked coffee), and it is mine.

I'm not sure when Smallwood & Kilborn wrote that, wrote that last line, "Now show us the color of your rainbow" but it was probably during the Bailey Quarters' generation, before LGBT movement took over the Rainbow and made it their own symbol. A nice collection of my mugs (as do other things, like the poster "Building a Rainbow") come from that whimsical time with unicorns and rainbows on them......unlike other eras when such has been turned into a travesty by one side or another. SI-GH!

One of my Mother's mugs had on one side a rainbow sprouting from a spring. One of my brothers is gay, I don't know if he would have gone after the mug, but I grabbed it first (come to think of it, when we were all there together, I always grabbed it first) and made it part of my collection, made it my own.

It was Mom who verbally directed me to keep my day to day silverware in coffee mugs. She was more implying for when one sets the table but it is how I store the clean flatware on the shelf, usually in those that can't be microwaved. She was implying such as with those narrow neck, wide bottom type (like they often used on DS 9), but if I culled any mugs, those were the ones. The ones I received leaked and they wasted space on the shelf.

Does seeing the coffee mug as 1000 & 1 influence us to other things? My preferred style of soup bowl are the kinds with a handle, a thumb hole on the side. Got to run.
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Old 03-23-2016, 12:29 AM
 
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That reminds me of when I was doing military police duties.

I would come in before 0700, fill my mug, review affairs, take a sip, go off to report to the XO, come back, NUKE IT, take a sip, go off to morning training, come back, NUKE IT, take a sip, go off to do something else, come back, NUKE IT, take a sip, etc, etc, etc, through out the day. I tended to only have one mug a day.

The mug is still with me. It is a larger one with motivational sayings on it that encircle it descendingly. It is like this one: Free Thinkers University -- Success - By Barbara Smallwood & Steve Kilborn www.Dyslexia.tv
but mine has a different background pattern, sort of like a piano keyboard/old style computer paper. I picked mine up in the mid 80's, after a not the best sea tour. It has fallen off the desk, there is a crack line on both sides along the handle, running almost the entire height (perhaps it is glued together with nuked coffee), and it is mine.

I'm not sure when Smallwood & Kilborn wrote that, wrote that last line, "Now show us the color of your rainbow" but it was probably during the Bailey Quarters' generation, before LGBT movement took over the Rainbow and made it their own symbol. A nice collection of my mugs (as do other things, like the poster "Building a Rainbow") come from that whimsical time with unicorns and rainbows on them......unlike other eras when such has been turned into a travesty by one side or another. SI-GH!

One of my Mother's mugs had on one side a rainbow sprouting from a spring. One of my brothers is gay, I don't know if he would have gone after the mug, but I grabbed it first (come to think of it, when we were all there together, I always grabbed it first) and made it part of my collection, made it my own.

It was Mom who verbally directed me to keep my day to day silverware in coffee mugs. She was more implying for when one sets the table but it is how I store the clean flatware on the shelf, usually in those that can't be microwaved. She was implying such as with those narrow neck, wide bottom type (like they often used on DS 9), but if I culled any mugs, those were the ones. The ones I received leaked and they wasted space on the shelf.

Does seeing the coffee mug as 1000 & 1 influence us to other things? My preferred style of soup bowl are the kinds with a handle, a thumb hole on the side. Got to run.
That's funny....I drink my huge mug in about 20 minutes....😄
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Old 03-23-2016, 11:30 PM
 
Location: Talmadge, San Diego, CA
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I buy decorative mugs at Salvation Army thrift stores when they have sales. I then drill holes in the bottom of them, and turn them into flowerpots.
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Old 04-06-2016, 01:08 PM
 
Location: The analog world
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No coffee mugs in this house. I do, however, have a set of white tea cups and saucers that match my everyday china. Actually, it's my only dishware. (I'm not much of a collector.) Like, Tamara, I do find them very flexible. I've served everything from tea to soup to mousse to ice cream in them. I will say, though, that I must have matching dishes, preferably white. A cabinet filled with unmatched mugs would make me all twitchy. I really can't stand clutter.
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Old 04-06-2016, 01:18 PM
 
Location: in here, out there
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This thread is about the versatility of coffee mugs, not tea cups.
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Old 04-06-2016, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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We used to have loads, as husband and I are both former teachers and teachers are gifted mugs like it's the only gift out there. But we've weeded them down to a couple of frequently used ones each. And my husband is Navy, so he has his grody "mess" mug, which I thankfully rarely have to see, lol.

I personally only use mugs for hot things. I don't like cold stuff in mugs.
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Old 04-06-2016, 01:37 PM
 
Location: The analog world
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This thread is about the versatility of coffee mugs, not tea cups.
True enough, Charles, but a basic tea cup can hold coffee as well and is similarly versatile. Please forgive me for confusing matters.
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Old 04-06-2016, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Maui, Hawaii
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Only use mine for those nifty 'cake in a mug' 'brownie in a mug' treats, yum, so easy and fast to make but you do need a nice strong mug, not a fragile china tea cup. Have an insulated, thermos-type thing for drinking coffee.
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Old 04-06-2016, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Jamestown, NY
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I have a large collection that I'm going to pare down to only a few ... my stoneware roosters and my dogs. The rest are going. I'm thinking about having a yard sale, but if I don't they'll get donated to a couple of charities that have thrift stores/provide assistance to the very poor.
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Old 04-06-2016, 04:35 PM
 
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I'm not sure when Smallwood & Kilborn wrote that, wrote that last line, "Now show us the color of your rainbow" but it was probably during the Bailey Quarters' generation, before LGBT movement took over the Rainbow and made it their own symbol. t to run.
I might be the only one left, but the rainbow always reminds me of the promise God made after the flood, and the account of Noah and his ark.

"After the flood, all the colors came out, it was a beautiful day..." U2
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