The new job is at an academic research lab so they don’t have things I’m used to at tech companies like disposable or communal coffee cups or whatever so I’m bringing my own

I bought this coffee cup during GDC 2017, because I was staying in a shitty hotel that didn't have coffee/tea/whatever and I got a very bad cold and so I went to a discount store to buy stuff for making tea in my room and most of the mugs were intended for religious grandmas but this one had the sassy owl (it's metallic gold!) and I figured if I was gonna buy a discount store mug it might as well be one that makes me smile.

People are really liking my mug posts so here’s a memento from my time at HBO. (The front used to say “shopping is my cardio” but I modified it.)

I don’t think I have any other mugs worth sharing (but check the rest of this thread for some that I shared in replies to folks which might not show up in various clients, I dunno if mastodon inherited that shit behavior from twitter)

@fluffy I most of my mugs are gifts from my mom, I love them all

@fluffy I also remember throwing mugs out for places I was laid off from

@hellojed this is the only mug my mom ever gave me but holy heck am I taking care of it

(She thinks it’s Fozzy because she can’t be bothered to learn the muppets or why I would love this one)

@fluffy I can completely see why this would be your favorite mug!!! omg it's amazing

I am currently on a mug-buying moratorium for having too many mugs so I like to live vicariously through other people's acquisitions so thank you for sharing your photos 💛

@InspectorCaracal yeah I try not to buy more but I keep ending up with them

the one I drink out of the most is a nice glass mug with a silkscreened caffeine molecule on it, which a coworker gave me as a gift once (ironically I can't tolerate caffeine so that's the one thing that basically never goes in it)

@fluffy I have a 2D Goggles mug by Sydney Padua which says "we need coffee" and I refer to as "my coffee mug" but I exclusively use to drink tea xD

The one I usually use for coffee is a much simpler red curved-sides mug I got for a Christmas present, because I like having the smaller base for French press coffee, there's always some mud at the bottom and concentrating it into as small an area as possible means I can drink more of the coffee itself.

Also I turn cracked mugs into pen holders >.>

@InspectorCaracal that’s a good idea! I usually just throw them out.

@fluffy I can't bear to throw them awayyy I love them too much

one of them is all printed in some of the original Winnie The Pooh illustrations I could never give it up

@InspectorCaracal oh dang yeah I wouldn't want to throw that out either. I guess I've never broken a mug that I care about (and now that I say that I've jinxed it and absolutely I'll end up breaking It's Owl Good on the way to work tomorrow right?)

@fluffy ...actually, speaking of mugs and eggnog, I should go warm up some cider

@fluffy yeah, they deliberately built in "don't see replies to people you don't follow showing up in your timeline" to mastodon :blobshrug:

@fluffy so thank you for mentioning that or I would've missed that AMAZING ROWLF MUG

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