Wednesday, January 14, 2009

That Is One Ugly Mug!






Linda, over at 2nd Cup of Coffee, is having a little contest. I thought, "Why not join in on the fun?" I just knew that I would find a use for the white elephant gift that we got at a Christmas party this year.

I guess I should first explain what a white elephant gift is. It is something in your home that you don't use or need anymore. For example, one person got a shoe box full of mismatched socks with holes in them. Another good one was a pair of Santa boxers that had "ho, ho, ho" written across the rear. One of the best ones was the one we got (of course). It was a box with a baggie full of pieces of a broken mug and a bottle of superglue.

Nice.

ANYWAY....my husband felt the need to glue that stinkin' thing together.

He apparently needs more to do! ;)

As you will see from the pictures, a few pieces were, um, not there. I wanted him to pitch it, but he would have nothing of that. Now I am glad that he didn't because it makes the perfect entry for this wonderful contest!! See for yourself:

Don't think for a minute that this bad boy won't be revisiting the white elephant Christmas party next year---Someone else is going to have the pleasure of owning it for a whole year! I just thought that if it was going to be hanging around MY house this year, it was going to have to serve some purpose. I am hoping that purpose is winning this contest for me! As the next picture portrays, it's not good for much of anything else:
If you would be so kind as to do me a favor and on January 26th go over to 2nd Cup and vote for my ugly mug. I would very much appreciate it!!


19 comments:

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Girl, if I were voting, you'd be winning! Just think, what if you took that mug back to the party and announced you won $15 at Starbucks for that very same mug!!!

Fran said...

Hilarious! And, I think I see some God in that broken mug...you know...we are broken...He puts us back together to be used.

Hmmmmm.....
Love you,
Fran

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Just coming back around to say thanks for playing again, and that mug completely, COMPLETELY cracks me up out loud. Thanks for playing along.

Dena said...

The white elephant gift ideas sound like a lot of fun! And I cracked up seeing the picture of trying to drink from it.

Good luck today!

Marsha said...

I seriously thought about promising each entrant to vote for their mug if they would vote for mine but figured my guilt would be as obvious as a stain on a blue dress... so I'm simply here to grovel.

Well the obvious you cracked me up joke has already been used but this is seriously one ugly mug... no fanfare, no pathetic story, no begging or groveling is needed... you really do have an ugly mug! lol

Ouch... the competition is getting painful!

Marsha

Esthermay said...

Here we go! Yours is the first truly ugly mug to go on my short list. Pictures alone - not quite. BUT - the story of poor husband with no life gives you pity points. Get the poor man a jigsaw puzzle or somthing!
Idea of re-gifting said mug could create a national craze for broken ceramic.
You're onto somethin' here!!!!!!

RissaRoo said...

Ha! Ugly, AND broken! Too funny. I'll know who to blame if I get a jigsaw-puzzle mug for a white elephant gift in the next 10 years! Those gifts make the rounds, you know.

a Tonggu Momma said...

My short list is now up to four. Must. Create. Better. Criteria. These just keep getting better and better. You get brownie points because your husband glued it back together. I would totally do something like that.

Mommy, the Human Napkin said...

That is hilarious!

Susanne said...

You poor dear. You got my vote so that you can take that gift card and get yourself a mug that will hold your coffee!

Mocha with Linda said...

That mug's just not all it's cracked up to be, is it?

Too funny! And pretty ugly!

Lois said...

The more they come the uglier they get. I am becoming more confused on who to vote for. I love that your husband had the patience to glue those pieces together.
Lois

Edie said...

This one just might get my vote. Your story of your husband actually gluing it back together and not letting you throw it out reeled me in but that picture of you trying to drink out of it was the clincher! LOL!! Great job.

I have a few others to look at first but I'm holding my place here.

Debbie said...

Oh my, that is one ugly mug!

sara said...

this was truly great!!! love the story and the picture of you drinking with water running out...priceless!!!

You get my vote!

I think it should go back to the same party next year as your white elephant!!!

Becky said...

So so funny. That is an ugly mug! I can't believe you tried to drink out of it. LOL.

Beverlydru said...

As much as I want to win I think you might have it glued together. : ) But oh it was good for lots of laughs! Nice to meet you.

Phyllis@Aimless Conversation said...

THAT is truly great idea for the next White Elephant exchange I get invited to.

Alana said...

That is FUNNY!!