Monday, January 19, 2009

Time Flies When Your Ship is Sinking: One Week Until the Ugly Mug Contest


It's only the most amazing contest/carnival thing ever, that's all, and, well, you know me; I would never exaggerate. But this contest is for people who are, in a word, real. Who don't live in denial about not having ugly coffee mugs somewhere in the backs of their cupboards like all good Americans do.


Yeah. Right. What-Evs, Ms. Denials.

Yes, this contest is for those who fancy a little thing I like to call "coffee." Starbucks, to be exact.

A $15 card goes to the person who gets the most votes in my comments for "Ugliest Mug" on January 26th. One vote per hanging chad. Voters recruited by ACORN will need to show death certificate or toe tag before voting. Contest closes at midnight. I will announce the winner on the 27th.

How do you get votes? Get a mug. Then on the 26th, post a pic of yourself with your mug and beg people to vote for you. Tell them if they vote for you, all of their wildest dreams will come true. This always works.

Then after you post, come here to link up so that people go see your ugly mug.

May one vote for one's self? No, one may not because one will congest the comments, and that will confuse Zoe when she has to count the votes. (Someone has to do the math.)

You know, it could have been worse. I could have had an ugly pants contest. Oh let me guess ... you don't have any ugly pants, either. So just what do you have that's ugly--so ugly that if someone had a contest, this object would win, hands down?

25 comments:

Debbie said...

Hey, I'm willing to admit I have a couple of ugly mugs. I just don't like coffee. So if you have an ugly pants contest (I've got those too) and the prize is some snazzy socks or something, I'm in.

Dena said...

You know what's really sad? Those pants you have posted....my hubby actually had a pair of those when I first met him. And he was going to wear them, along with a Barry Manillow t-shirt when he was going to me my parents. Can you imagine??? LOL

Teri~Facedown said...

Lid...I confess, I have a ugly bathroom. Oh the ugliness knows no end in that bathroom. It is the vilest pit of ugly I have ever seen. Pea green wretched tiled shower, brown toilet and sink. Ugly does not even begin to describe, it is unforgivingly putrid.

Just so you know, no ugly pants here. :)

Mocha with Linda said...

I have an ugly zit on my chin.

And some ugly plants that don't get watered enough.

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

I have some butt-ugly pink carpet that would win an ugly carpet contest.

"Voters recruited by ACORN will need to show death certificate or toe tag before voting." LOL!

You make me laugh.

I love the cute kitty picture, too.

Edwina at The Picket Fence said...

I still on the hunt for my Ugly Mug. Those pants are to die for :)
What school house flag pole did he swipe them from?

My ADHD Me said...

I could find a picture of an ugly mug...just not a coffee mug.
I really don't use mugs...don't drink coffee.

You making want to go out and buy an ugly mug. But then what would I do with a Starbucks GC when I don't drink coffee. I'd have to give to it Chatty kelly. She loves coffee!

The Inept Aspirant said...

How about an ugly "mug" as in "face"?

Debbie said...

I am so sad that I am ugly mugless.

Pam from alertandorientedx4 said...

Linda--no matter what Teri says, my bathroom tops hers. I currently have an open hole where the toilet used to be. Yep. 1 shower. 1 toilet. 6 people live here--4 of them are teens. It can be pretty ugly here.

skoots1mom said...

i love all the "ugly" confessions...reminds me of the cheer...
U G L Y, you ain't got no alibi, you're ugly, u-u-u-ugly! there was more to the cheer but being 30+ years ago, I can't remember the words

i've started looking for my mug...i have an ugly one, yet it has sentimental meaning : ) that I'm hoping will get me some VOTES!

Andrea said...

I told you, I've enlisted my husband to buy me one at the thrift store. Although he hasn't found any yet. Maybe we don't have ugly mugs in Canada. :P

I have a really ugly comforter my Grandma gave me when I got married. Its buried underneath some junk in my basement. Maybe even under a few ugly mugs....

(I heart you!)

Greg C said...

I am telling the truth, I don't have any ugly mugs. I swear. I have a nau@hty mug though and ugly could be the same as bad and bad could be the same as nau@hty. Is that the same?

Susanne said...

Now ugly pants I've got! LOL. I'm obsessed with digging through my boxes looking for an ugly mug. My family thinks I've lost it, thanks to your contest. Not the mug, but my mind.

Beverlydru said...

I've got some ugly socks. I mean hideous. I got them for Christmas. I should post a photo with my mug. You'll be impressed with the ugliness.

PS Thanks for the doggie advice. My husband is the endless researcher and the one who thinks things through until I'm asleep. So thanks to him we will be heeding your advice.

Rachel said...

"Do you think anyone wants to take a roundhouse kick to face while I'm wearing these babies? Forget about it!"

You're still making me want to go out and get an ugly mug, and if I hadn't just spent a grand getting my car fixed I just might have done it!

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

ROTFL! Not sure what part is funniest!

And when did you kidnap my cat?

Even better, how did you get her to cooperate for that picture???

Aunt LoLo said...

All we've got are mugs hubs swiped from the office...sad!

Now, ugly dirty floors, we've got. Ugly guts? Oh definitely.

Sitesx6 said...

Dang.
In my attempt to live a clutter free life....I threw out all my ugly.

Ugly plates, ugly mugs, ugly clothes, GOOD BYE TO UGLY, hello to cute.

Now I can't play.

Cute stuff......I'm in.
Ugly.....I'm out.

I'll be watching though and voting!

sara said...

my dog has two teeth that stick out...ugly dog? I have some very ugly jewelry...one place I never seem to clean out!

Mel said...

Ugly pants i could have done, now i am scouring for an ugly mug, have not found one yet...notice the word YET...

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

OK, now you've just lost your mind.

You want me to go out and buy a mug and make it ugly in the chance I might win a gift card.

Yep, you've lost it.

I just don't have one. Seriously, I don't. I would love to participate though. Can't you think of an alternative for those of us who can't?

I'm sure I have lots of other ugly things in the house ... or maybe not.

Jodie said...

I'm sorry Lid, I really DON'T have an ugly mug. This post did make me laugh though, and that's my favorite, so something good did come of this. :)

What do I have that's ugly enough to win an ugly contest?? I don't know - I'll have to think about that. If I think of something, I'll get back to you. :)

Oh you know what! Now that I've gone through your other comments, I'm with Linda. I do have some ugly plants that are sorely neglected. They could win something. Or maybe I'll just enter into the big gigantic Giveaway Carnival this year. SOMEBODY will want that, right? :)

Becky said...

No ugly pants but I've got the mugs covered. ;-)

Tammy said...

Hilarious. Now I gotta go to the thrift store and buy my ugly mugs back!