Friday, September 19, 2008

Mugs

Posted by PicasaOver on the Novel Racers' Blog , Debs has posted the mug she usually takes to the shed with her. It had me thinking...do I choose the same mugs for writing? Well yes, it would appear I do. The first one was done at the pottery cafe in Fulham before we left and inspired by India Knight and Nervis Thomas' book The Idiot Proff Diet - I use this one for green tea, the next in line is dd's - I steal this one for redbush tea, and the final one is my coffee mug. Do I get out of sorts if I don't have the correct mug???? Not really but slightly. Will have to see if my output is adversely affected by mug choice! Is your choice of mug among your writing rituals?

19 comments:

Caroline said...

I have a range of mugs that I can use when I am writing. If I am given the wrong mug, then it simply doesn't feel 'right'. And I can't drink from those mugs and relax at night ...

I didn't realise that I had these 'quirks' until just now! But I think it's better to have these 'issues' than to only be able to write with a glass of wine or 57 bars of chocolate :)

x

JJ said...

I'm totally and utterly obsessed with mugs. There can be 15 clean ones in the cupboard but if one of the right ones isn't there, I have to do the washing up! I've always been obsessive about mugs...

UN PEU LOUFOQUE said...

I can be quite stroppy if presented with tea in a mug I do not fancy! Sad but true!

ps thank you for writing on my myspace wall , Im already a Novel Racer though ( see I make SOOOO Little impact on the group you had forgoten I was there!)

Debs said...

Your mugs are so much more appealing than the one I use though.

It's comforting to know that I'm not the only one.

liz fenwick said...

Caroline - don'ttempt me with glass of wine and 57 chocolate bar!

I don't think I was obcessive until I began writing seriously :-)

Un Peu - on Facebook there is a Novel racers group but I didn't see your name there...I have seen you on the blog :-)

Debs - you are definately not ALONE!!!

Annie Wicking said...

Me, I make myself a drink then I get writing and forget all about it until I reach for it, only to find that its gone cold.

Best thing for me is to have a cold drink beside me.

Best wishes,

Annie

Steve Malley said...

For me, any old mug will do. As long I turn it around nine times clockwise with two fingers on the handle, then nine times counterclockwise with both palms.

What, is that weird?

;-)

Nell said...

So long as my mug contains caffeine then I'm good to go.

liz fenwick said...

Annie - ice tea then?

Steve - shall I send the men in white coats yet?

Nell - invervenious drip would probably be best :-)

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

I'm not obsessive about mugs for writing, except for the special one I keep for a hot chocolate treat to pick me up when the writing gets really difficult. But I am obsessive about mugs in other contexts. I have a green one for peppermint tea and a yellow one for camomile tea. They don't taste right from other colours (except white, but that's too boring). And talking of obsessive... I got here by blackboxing!

Jan Jones said...

Me too. I have a daytime mug, an evening mint-green tea mug, an evening normal-tea mug, a mauve(ish) Lesley Ann Ivory mug for fennel tea, a greenish Lesley Ann Ivory mug for ginger tea. Then there's my Christmas mug, my hot-chocolate mug (doesn't see very much use these days as I am being Very Good), mugs that remind me of friends, mugs that make me feel cosy...

Er, I'd better stop now.

Pat Posner said...

I've got three specials: one (the most-used)for coffee, one for vanilla latte and one for tea.

It isn't only writers - husband has one for coffee and one for tea as well.
All five of them are different. Whatever happened to the days of matching cups and saucers! Actually, I do still have some. They come out about once a year when my snobby s-i-l visits.

Hope you're nicely settled in now, Liz, and writing up a storm.

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

Came here through blackboxing AGAIN. No, I haven't been doing it all day. But I've done it quite a bit recently, and you're the only person whose blog I read anyway, who I've ever been directed to. And twice in one day. Weird!

Phillipa said...

I've got a lovely Jane Austen mug with a quote on it: ' Follies and nonsense, whims and inconsistencies do divert me I own and I laugh at them whenever I can.'

Plus one with great writers' signatures on it. But neither of them have rubbed off on me yet!

Sparx said...

I died a little inside when I smashed my favourite writing mug years ago... have never found another worthy substitute and still miss it; how sad is that? Currently I use a thermos mug for everything and still wait patiently for the next Great Mug to come along... Thanks for commenting on my blog, by the way!

Alyssa Goodnight said...

What awesomely cute mugs! I love mugs, but I'm not picky. I just wish my drink of choice would stay hot longer...

Julie Cohen said...

I've got an Elvis mug and a Yummy Mummy mug and those are mine. The other mugs in the house belong to DH. And I do get out of sorts when one of my mugs isn't clean.

I love yours!

ChrisH said...

I don't make a fetish out of it... but there are some mugs I won't drink from!! I agree that you have to keep the redbush tea in its own mug although when I worked in an office folks wanted me to take it to another room!

photo mugs said...

Your mugs are so much more appealing than the one I use though.