Monday, January 26, 2009

1000 Posts & Vote Today for the Ugliest Mug!


First of all, I'd like to announce that today is my 1000th post! I began blogging on October 1, 2005, very sporadically at first, daily for quite a while now. Thanks for making this "hobby" so fun!


I know. You haven't been able to sleep for 2 weeks. Me neither.

But our waiting is over; today's the day to post your ugly mug, or if you're not posting, to vote for the ugliest mug.

Just leave your link below, and we'll come check you out. Voting closes at midnight; I'll announce the Queen of of the Ugly Mugs tomorrow. And show you what she/he wins! If the winner is a "he," I will of course change the title to "King." Unless he wants to go on Oprah and confess something, which if he does, I don't want to know about it.

Anyway.

Remember how this idea got started? Let us reminisce.

I couldn't believe I was still using a nasty, crusty, ugly old mug that I had practiced painting on for my morning coffee. And because I have a disease which causes me to expose every vulnerable fiber of my insecure being on the Internet in the hopes of purging myself by humiliation, I posted this pic:

Ooh, doggies. That's bad. So then I thought, "Hey. Don't be so hard on yourself. If you've been using this ugly thing, I'm sure a million other people have been doing the same thing, hanging onto old mugs because they just forget to get rid of them or are too lazy to walk to the trash can, like you are. So just have a contest, calling all ugly mug owners to expose their under bellies, too. Do it! It'll be great fun! People will love this!"

Uh, not so much.

But here we are. I promised a prize. I promised to provide fun. I promised not to raise taxes. So here we are.

You got any ugly mugs? I hope?

If so, link up below, and let us come judge you, because being judged for ugliness is FUN!

Come on back tomorrow to see Mug Royalty. Until then, happy repulsed voting!!


91 comments:

RissaRoo said...

Wow! 1000 posts! See, this is why you're one of my best blogger-heroes. That's a lot of posts! And all of them (well, ok, the hundred-odd ones I've read so far) have been great. Happy 1000 day to you!

My ADHD Me said...

Just wanted to let you know that I went to the thrift store today and just for fun looked for an ugly mug. I saw lots of them but they were all standing in the check out line!!

Becky said...

OK, My post is up... and I'm ready to vote for someone other than myself... when everyone gets around to entering, LOL.

Patrice said...

Congrats on your 1,000th post...how exciting is that!

I'm in....VOTE for me y'all!

Darlene R. said...

I hope I did this right. I haven't had my coffee yet today, so who knows!

Edwina at The Picket Fence said...

Let me start the day off by saying Congratulations on your 1,000 post. You ROCK!!!

Life with Kaishon said...

I am voting for Becky at Adult Deprived. She has a very ugly mug. 1,000 posts? Blogging could be a full time job for you : ).
PS Your mug is very ugly too!

Marsha said...

My ugly mug has been posted and I am here to shamelessly beg for votes since Linda won't let me vote for my own ugly mug!

Good luck to all you other ugly mug-gers and congratulations to Linda on her 1,000th post!

Rhonda said...

Wow! Congratulations on 1000 posts.

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

Congrats on your 1000 post, the mind boggles as I am only at 140 something.... you go girl!

My Ugly Mug is up and running.

and of course I totally vote for myself...

Blessings
Robin

Dena said...

Congratulations Linda on your 1,000th post! That's so awesome! We all Ken Lee you. :)

Good luck to all the ugly mugs out there!

Beverlydru said...

1000 posts?! Wow. My post is up and I am totally voting for myself. A Starbucks card.... huge motivation! : ) Thanks for providing us with great entertainment. I must say, yours was one of the very first blogs I started to read and I've been a fan for over a year now.

Chatty Kelly said...

First let me congratulate you on 1000 posts! Then let me congratulate you that you already have 12 playing "ugly mug." I was worried.

Finally, I have to say my sister's comment above (ADHD Me) cracked me up! Fabulous humor runs in the family. Hey?!?! Are you related to us?

Greg C said...

I'll have you know that I got up at 330 this morning so that I could get this ready. I hope you all like my post. You knew I would play along didn't you?

Uncommon Blonde said...

I vote for Beverlydru - that's one ugly mug!

Esthermay said...

Linda: I started blogging on 9/30/05 -- That's an entire 24 hours ahead of you. Sadly I'm no where near 1000 posts.
You Rock!
... and OH MY! The competition for ugly mugs is FIERCE! I can only pray for votes now - some people are just shameless, aren't they?
WHAT! Do we just come back here and comment to place our vote?
I'll be back....................

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

A thousand posts? Man, you really are an old-timer. (hee hee)

Congrats! And keep 'em comin'.

Sing4joy said...

Becky@Adult Deprived gets my vote! It's so ropetastic!

Andi said...

Becky@adultdeprived gets my vote. That is one ugly pig/steer/longhorn!

lmerie said...

Ok, everyone has ugly mugs, or at least great creativity with their mugs.

But I have to go with Dena@green acres! And Kudo's to everyone else!! Love your post - everyone!

Mommy, the Human Napkin said...

My post is up! Now I need to go look through all the entries!

Jodie said...

My vote is for ADULT DEPRIVED and Sweet Mercy, if I could stuff the ballot, I SO WOULD! ADULT DEPRIVED. Now that is one ugly mug! (And still, in spite of itself, it finds a way to be lovable.) :)

a Tonggu Momma said...

It was a tough, tough call... but I have to go with Darlene's broken mug at Have You Seen My Keys? And the reason? It's not even usable. The others can at least hold liquid.

Rachel said...

OK, I'm posting my votes now because otherwise I'll spend the entire day looking at ugly coffee mugs.

I KEN LEE Beverlydru's "Boney nose" (can't quite remember what it was called) and Greg's "Pablo Picowsso."

My ADHD Me said...

Although Greg C did have quite an ugly mug and DID go to SUCH extremes to get it...I actually went and looked at every one and without a doubt I chose... drum roll....

BEVERLYDRU!!!!!!!!!

Angie Ledbetter said...

WOOHOO and mega kudos on the 1K posts!!

Barb said...

Congratulations on 1000 posts. I think this is the first time I've ever seen anyone post that number.

I wanted to enter your ugly mug contest but you know, I have exactly one mug in this house that doesn't match my dishes and it's got Mickey Mouse on it. Somehow, it just didn't seem right to call Mickey ugly. :-)

Susanne said...

I'm probably late for half the voting. Oh well. Mines up. And I'm shamelessly begging you for votes just so that I can have something warm to drink in the mug 'cause it is cccccold here! :v)

And seeing I can't vote for mine and I'm assuming the voting has started I vote for Darlene at Have You Seen My Keys? Maybe that poor girl can use her gift card to buy a mug a starbucks, one that actually holds liquids.

Susanne said...

Oh and happy 1000. That's a lot of incredible writing!

ellen b. said...

Congratulations on 1000 posts! Darn, all my ugly mugs are in the state of Washington. I have such little space at the condo here in California that there's only room for pretty mugs :0) I could of takin a photo of my face....

fransmomma said...

do we vote here?? its a tough call between #4 and #11. what i love about both of them is that they're mass produced mugs that were actually sold in a store somewhere. several people (at least) thought those mugs (at some point) were fantastic and would have been honored to sip their coffee from them. with that said i vote for....#.....4, with 11 being a very very close 2nd, if that counts for anything.

skoots1mom said...

"grats" on your "grand"!
that's a lot of typin'

mine's up...in it's royal regalia...hope the masses vote for my little princess...this queen needs some coffee :D

Mel said...

Woohoo on the 1000th post that is amazing!!! here's to at least 1000 more :)

Now i must go vote.

Mel said...

Ok I am voting for both Mocha with Linda and Becky (adult deprived) because well no where did you say i only had one vote...

i may come back and vote for some others too!!! :)

Kate in NJ said...

I'm voting for Becky's ugly "bull mug" too, congrats on hitting 1000!

Mocha with Linda said...

Wow - congrats to you on your 1000th post! You really do meet the definition on my blog! LOL

Gee, people started voting before I even got mine up! Next time tell them they can't vote before noon!

Because I'm sure they would all change their votes once they saw mine!

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

Simply based on the fact that she drinks her coffee from a mug with a longhorn on it, I have to vote for Becky!

Xandra

Gig 'Em Ags!

samurai said...

Congrats on reaching 1000 posts!

\o/

Anonymous said...

I vote for BeveryDru's bony nose witch mug. That is surely the ugliest mug I have ever seen...wart and all!

Chickadee said...

Marsha gets my vote not only for having such a hideous mug but also admitting it's longevity. Somehow I see laughter at the reading of the will. *grin*

BTW...she's the greatest Mom!

Dee (aka: co-purchaser of the worst mug and Mother's Day gift)

darla said...

i vote for Patrice!

The Quiet One said...

Hey there! Congrats on reaching 1000 posts... looks like I have quite a bit of reading to do to catch up! :o)

Oh and I'd like to cast my vote for Beverlydru's mug. I think it's a perfect mate for yours! LOL!

Alexia said...

Beverlydru @ Dancing with Daffodils has my vote! That's the ugliest mug I've seen ever! (And I kinda like it LOL)

Edie said...

Congratulations on 1000 votes! That deserves a prize! :)

Darlene at Have You Seen My Keys gets my vote.

a corgi said...

hi; not sure how to vote, but I'm voting for Becky's mug from Adult Deprived; that is one "ugly mug"

betty

a corgi said...

sorry for confusion; second comment left here because I didn't enter my link/name and wasn't sure I needed to before I commented

voting for Becky's mug from Adult Deprived; that's one "ugly mug" for sure

thanks

betty

Anonymous said...

Marsha has my vote!!

I have to vote for her, she is family I am her favorite neice Missi... and I am voting for the actual mug, not the face!

Esthermay said...

My husband is ill today – will have hernia surgery on Wednesday and I must turn of the computer now (&!^#%!) and tend to his needs.
I am a loving wife believe it or not and for this reason I shall place my vote at this time (1:09 pm CST) for:
Who Else?
That crazy pastor’s wife and her Repulsive – yet sexy - Republican mug.

Oh, wait, does my picture show up on this comment?
You say we cannot vote for self?

OH. Puh..lease. All right.
I vote for Mocha Linda’s disgusting Styrofoam beverage vessel.
It is truly gross!
But I deserve to win!

Lazy Daisy said...

I vote for Becky's Steer, Longhorn, Spurs and Rope mug.

Anonymous said...

Hi this is Jamie, Marsha's daughter and the instigator of the Aggie mug purchase. It is true, we were young and low on funds and more importantly on our own during this shopping spree. We went to a store in the local mall that was comparable to a Spencers. We felt so grown up going in there and checking out all the gag gifts. The edible underware just didn't seem to be appropriate during this sensitive time in my mom's life. So being the older much wiser daughter, I made the decision to get the aggie mug. For the record Dee wanted the underware, she was always hungry!

Debbie said...

Okay, I'm not sure which I find funnier - the contest, the mugs, or that people who didn't own an ugly mug went out and searched for and then bought one just for your contest. You are one powerful blogger!

That being said - I'm voting for Becky but would like to offer an honorable mention to Greg C.

Brandon & April said...

Great contest!!

I vote for Patrice!

The Social Frog said...

What a fun & silly contest, alas I have no ugly mug to enter :( Woot on 1,000 posts!

Laurie Ann said...

Congrats on your 1000th post! Woo-hoo!!

Smelling Coffee said...

Congrats on 1000 posts! What a milestone! Can't wait to see the winning ugly mug. :-)

Amy said...

I like Darlene's ugly mug...if you can drink coffee out of this one you deserve to win...This coming from a gal that had to give up my 3shots of espresso a day for medical reasons...I know I am amazing.

sara said...

congrats on 1000, I am 1/2 way there!!

Okay, I can not narrow it down to just one so here they are:

Darlene at have you seen my keys!!
Beverlydru
mocha with Linda

Truly ugly mugs all around!!!!

PS. I know i am lame for not participating. i honestly had it on my agenda to search out an ugly mug, but I could never get to it last week!!! pls forgive me!!!!

Jenny said...

I vote for patrice

annie's eyes said...

I couldn't get my act together to participate this round, but I am impressed. People do some serious stunts for Starbucks, and there are some seriously ugly mugs out there. Before I forget, I better post my vote for Mocha with Linda's styrofoam green thing. Reminds me of something we made in Girl Scouts. Always fun, your blog, Linda! Congratulations on the 1K! Amazing. Wonder how many smiles that equals...many no doubt. Love you, AnnetteG

Mocha with Linda said...

Since I can't vote for myself, I vote for Dena. Especially since she actually convinced the checkout clerk she was buying it for a friend.

And in case people wonder, the "petrified" part of petrified styrofoam means my man's mug is dishwasher safe!

Lois said...

This has been a most enjoyable day. It is with great difficulty that I am now ready to post my choice. I love the presentation of BeverlyDru at Dancing with the Daffodils and am naming her Bony Nose mug my choice as winner
Lois

Edwina at The Picket Fence said...

This has been a fun day and I think all the mugs deserve the old
toss out. But my vote goes to Mocha Linda for the beautiful styrofoam mug

Lois said...

I thought I had posted a comment and vote but I don't see it here. My comment: What a great contest. I have enjoyed my day reading and looking at these mugs. My vote gos to Beverly Dru at Dancing with the Daffodils and her "Bony Nose" mug. This has certainly been an interesting contest.
Lois

Becky said...

I think I have made my final decision but I will wait until after dinner to cast my vote, just in case there are some last minute entries.

If anyone needs to change their vote to a later entry that is fine with me. There are uglier things out there in my honest opinion ;-)

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

My vote is for skoots1mom. Did you read that post? Fabulous and "ugly."

peace~elaine

DidiLyn said...

Here is the scoop:
Robin at Be Still had the most hilarious picture. LOVED IT. Ha ha!!
Thought Dena's mug that she picked up at Goodwill was pretty heinous.
But the Ugliest Mug has to go the Bony Nose, the Witch mug, proudly owned by Beverly. Seriously, a mug with a WART on it. No one else can really compete after that.
That is my vote and I'm stickin' to it. :-)

Phyllis@Aimless Conversation said...

Late to the party, but I have always enjoyed making an entrance...

I'll poke around after dinner. Sadly, I may have missed the most voters by posting so late in the day.

Consolation prizes?

Mommy, the Human Napkin said...

My official vote is for Erica Hale and her brown speckledy mug! I love that it was a gift and she kept it!

Marsha said...

Since it doesn't appear that there will be any more entries, I will cast my vote for Mocha with Linda as having the ugliest mug. To me, it truly fits the theme and has no saving grace beyond the beads on the handle... it is a truly ugly mug. I feel like I ought to apologize to Linda for saying that but if she wins then I guess I am not the only one who thinks her mug is ugly... sorry Linda... ooops I said it again!

I think it was really mean of Lidna to not let us vote for our own mugs though!

I also want everyone to know that my young daughters were not in a store that sold edible underwear... honest! LOL

Terri Tiffany said...

Since I don't drink coffee or tea--please vote for Robyn with the UGLY moose mug!!! She got me with the hormone thing.

Annette said...

Congrats on your 1000 posts. That's a great accomplishment.

I love Patrice's ugly mug.

Eric Wilbanks said...

I vote for the mug that looks like a Silver Lady with a pink bikini...because the owner (Phyllis @ Aimless Conversation) is super hot.

Lisa @ The Preacher's Wife said...

I totally vote for Mocha with Linda. I'm also just a little sad that I didn't save my moose poop mug for the occasion.

Kim said...

I waited until late in the day to come back and see the rest of the entries. But as it's approaching 11 p.m. here in sunny South America, I can't wait any longer before I head to bed. Time To Vote!

It was really hard, Lid, because you've inspired the blogosphere to respond with some truly scary ugly mugs. To say nothing of the tragically hysterical stories behind those mugs-o-hideousness.

But I have to say, entry #16 by Skoots1Mom was my hands-down favorite Ugly Mug. One of those "so ugly it's cute" deals.

And by the way, CONGRATULATIONS on 1000 posts! I totally think Jorge should take you out to dinner to celebrate such an auspicious occasion :-) Or at least for dessert and coffee. You can tell him I said so.

Linda said...

Congrats on your 1000th post!! I vote for Marsha @ Just Some Thoughts.

thouartloosed said...

I gave away all my own ugly mugs because of some dumb organizational book I read that said you should only keep things around that you love to look at. blahblahblah. I didn't enter but I want to vote for Beverlydru's ugly mug. It was not only ugly; it was kinda creepy.

Phyllis@Aimless Conversation said...

***I have edited my post to show the serious details of my very ugly mug*** Please click over and have a look.

In the spirit of fairness, I sent my husband to place the vote for mine (the bikini statement) and I will vote for someone else. There was really only one that I thought was at least AS ugly as mine. Linda's green sytrofoam one. Only her's was dishwasher safe, which make me a mite envious.

Might you consider closing the links and extending the voting?

Mountain Mama said...

Susanne at Living To Tell The Story asked me to come and vote for her ugly mug, so here I am but I don't know what I'm supposed to do to vote.
Myself, I don't own an ugly mug. All mine have gorgeous flowers on them.
I'm so blessed! LOL

Becky said...

OK, after careful consideration and much agonizing I am voting for Dena @ Green acres mug. I can sympathize with her journey, admire her life changing experience through this contest, the chips helped it to win out over the other shaped mugs (witch and Ugly Mug himself), and its just plain ugly. :-p

Edie said...

I already voted but I do think Pam at A&Ox4 deserves SOMETHING for her mug. It is The Original ugly mug.

Dena said...

I just got home and I hope the voting hasn't ended yet.I have to go with Becky and her longhorn with a pig nose. The thought of putting a pigs nose on a cow, cracks me up. LOL

My ADHD Me said...

OK, me AGAIN. For someone that isn't even in the contest. you are getting ALOT of comments from me

My vote was and still is for beverly dru but I must say my second choice would have to be A&OX4...a tiny replica of yours! ahah

RissaRoo said...

I vote for Mommy, the Human Napkin. Because she was the only one to vote for me! Plus she had several pretty ugly mugs. Plus, I think the handle "Mommy, the human napkin" is Hil-Air-E-Us, and I can totally identify with it!

Joanna said...

I was leaning towards Beverlydru until I saw Pam's. She has the original ugly mug mug.

I think I'll vote for them both because I just can't make up my mind.

Jonathan said...

My vote is for Phyllis@Aimless Conversation

Pam from alertandorientedx4 said...

I think I have to have a split vote...1/2 for Phyllis, 'cuz she uses hers and it looks like something I'd use...sadly. And 1/2 for Dena because she didn't cheap out and use a coupon. And that is truly one. ugly. mug. But you gotta admit, my mug is pretty sweet, too! When Tyler gets my camera back, I may just have to post all the icky dust collecting Toby mugs I own. Antique Road Show may be knocking at my door. Next time, if there is a next time, you should have catagories, like in the academy awards: animal themes, homemade, purchased for the sole purpose of winning, original mascot of the ENTIRE CONTEST!!!!! tee-hee

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

Okay, Lid, here's my deal:

Although it's ugly, and maybe not the ugliest ON the planet, but ugly none-the-less...the descriptions that Erica Hale gave her ugly mug really put hers over the top!

Allow me elaborate:

Fish eyes...eeewwww. First thing in the morning???

Something Paul Bunyan SNEEZED out. *Hack*

Bad case of the Smallpox...or really bad acne. Need I say more??

Okay, one more: her CAT tried to bury it. What, prey tell, to CATS normally try to BURY??? Yeah.

My vote goes to Erica Hale.

But my honorable mention most certainly goes to Dena...mainly for all the trouble she went through to participate! :-)

Melanie @ This Ain't New York said...

Congrats on 1000!

Mocha with Linda should win SOMETHING. OH MY. :>)

BeFri said...

Im voting for Dena @ Green Acres #11.

Debbie said...

Just wanted to congratulate you on the 1000th post! Quite the accomplishment.

Julie said...

You have 1,000 posts??????

OH MY GOSH!!!

I've been blogging for a year and I might have 79 or 80. I'm looking forward to the day when I hit 100! lol

You are amazing.....

Keep writing cause I love reading....