I’ve got a lot of friends who are legitimately (versus college dormitories, ‘apartment over the garage,’ and ‘we need ten people living here to pay the rent’ roommates) moving into their own places now, and, naturally, that comes with the need for new stuff. Furniture, cookware, decorative nonsense, and dinnerware. Now, I’m a person who likes organization. I like things to match. Furniture should be in matching sets, obviously, and your dinnerware? Absolutely. Plates, bowls, glasses–gotta have everything looking tidy.
But not coffee mugs. I think people who match their coffee mugs with their plates and bowls and things have no personality. When I choose which mug I plan to drink my coffee out of for the night, it sets the mood for everything I do afterward. I have a mug that I tend to use when I’m catching up on TV shows I’ve missed. I’ve got a couple for writing. A couple for reading. One for crocheting and doodling. A few that serve multiple purposes.
I’m not a crazy person (that’s probably debatable. I have no concrete proof), I just think that a coffee mug can possess a lot of character. I’ve got one with my business card design on it. It’s pretty. I don’t use it much, since it doesn’t hold nearly the volume of coffee I’m used to consuming. (I have been cutting back. Don’t judge me.) A coffee mug should reflect the personality of the person drinking it.
Moral of the story? Don’t be boring.
Don’t believe none of my coffee mugs match? HERE, LET ME SHOW YOU. (One of them actually has coffee in it. =D)
What are your quirks that have nothing to do with writing? (Points if they are beverage-related. =P)