Wednesday, December 5, 2012

SipSwap Report!

Fellow #sipswap participants: last week while the rest of you were unpacking your new mugs, a crumpled, coffee-stained note arrived at my home, scrawled on a torn scrap of paper delivered by carrier pigeon. I'd post a picture of it but the penmanship was truly atrocious, so I'll transcribe its contents instead:
Dear Rachel,
Greetings from your Mug! I hope that you are well this fine holiday season! Perfect time for hot chocolate or buttered rum, yes? Right then, so I suppose you've noticed by now that I'm not there...
Rachel, I'm just a young Mug who's never seen the world. While I'm delighted at the prospect of a lifetime in the service of your daily latte, I must confess I wasn't ready to commit just yet, and so I've decided to take a little sojourn in the South first to sow my wild tea leaves.
Currently I find myself in the beautiful rolling hills of Tennessee. Nashville was fabulous! I went to the Country Music Hall of Fame, and strolled along the Cumberland River. I've been eating Cracker Barrel biscuits n'gravy like they're going out of style. No, seriously, I kind of hope you plan on filling me up with sausage gravy when I get there.
My dear coffee-swilling Rachel, I promise I'll come out to California as soon as I'm ready. I trust you'll find an acceptable substitute until I arrive--I hear those Starbucks chaps are a dependable, if rather unexciting sort.
Until then,
Your devoted Mug 
Well, Mug, I understand. The world is a big and exciting place, so enjoy your travels. I'm looking forward to meeting you! Get here safely! And many thanks to my lovely mug buddy Sarah L. Blair for sending you on your circuitous journey.

(P.S. If you want to read about the mug gift I concocted for a certain someone, click here.)


  1. That is such a great note! Love it. I also participated in SipSwap! :)

  2. Oh my, I love it. It would be worth the wait just to have that little note! :)

  3. Oh, wow, poor little mug on such a long journey!

  4. I can understand wanting to see the world. At least Mug sent a note )

  5. I love that your mug sent a note. Can't wait to see what it is!

  6. Love the note. You might seriously want to do the sausage gravy thing. This mugs sounds like it could be a bit rowdy if you don't keep it in line with homecooking.

  7. That is precious. I love Sarah, and I can't wait to see how it turns out! :D

    Thanks for participating!! :D

  8. That's one adventurous little mug!

  9. I'm jealous that the mug went to Cracker Barrel. Yum!