photo of my coffee from Bongo Java

Hi there!  I am Lannae from, and I get to be a guest blogger on Nicole Sauce's blog.  I get to blog about whatever I want on Nicole's blog, so I decided to blog about my coffee cup.  When I was in college, I drank a lot of coffee to stay awake as much as I could.  I probably drank between 1/2 a pot to 2 pots of coffee per day.  I had THE original travel mug, and it was attached to my hand at all times.  I would walk around campus that way, and everyone knew me as the one with the coffee mug.  The mug was red plastic, it once had writing on it but that paint chipped off, it only held up to 12 oz, and the base of the mug was a disk shape, so it could fit into the mug holder that could be glued to a dashboard of a car.  Since I did not have a car when I had this mug, I just carried the mug by its handle.  That travel mug got me through 4 years of college, 3 years of grad school, nearly 10 years in Philadelphia, and about 4 years in Nashville.  Where that mug went, I am not sure.  I sure wish I still have it because it, filled with coffee, got me through all of college and my 20s. Sometime during grad school, I bought a 2nd plastic coffee mug, but this one is bigger,  it is 16 oz, and it came from one of the hundreds of Dunkin' Donuts in Boston, it is as spherical in shape and it has that disc at the bottom for the dashboard, and this plastic travel mug had "The Big One" painted on the side of it.  I still have that Dunkin' Donuts mug, but the paint has chipped off the sides, and ti looks like it says | -  . _ ) ' |_` instead  of The Big One.  I actually use the Dunkin' Donuts mug everyday at work, and it has been my work coffee mug for over 10 years now.  Day in and day out I use the same mug.  This mug is attached to my hand most of the morning, and co-workers expect to see me with this mug in my hand.  Since I am older now, I can't tolerate full caffeine anymore, I drink only 1/2 caf and 1/2 decaf now.

So I guess I want to say that today is Earth Day.  Even before I knew what Earth Day was, I used my coffee mug to get re-fills from the student union, from the coffee shops and from my own coffee maker.  I really don't care to use paper or styrofoam cups because that just don't hold up as well as my old faithful coffee mug.  I also like using my own mug because I am cheap, and and many places offer discounts on coffee if you bring your own mug.  Believe me, as a poor college student, getting a discount was a big motivator to make something like reusing a coffee mug a habit.  I am so glad my cheap ways fall in line with Earth Day, so this blog post can tie in my coffee mug with Earth Day.  Other than that, I really don't have much to say about Earth Day accept reduce, reuse and recycle.  I am sure good at reducing the number of coffee mugs I use, and I have been re-using it everyday for definitely over 10 years.  I have no need to recycle it yet, as it is still a perfectly good mug.