Monday, June 08, 2009
Mug: Chinese-made commercial ware for Chubby's Family Restaurant. What can I say? It's a family restaurant mug. Chubby's is a family-owned chain of local restaurants owned by George, a big Greek guy with an accent so thick you can barely understand him. He hires a lot of Greeks (and a scary looking Macedonian dishwasher who wears combat camo).
Coffee: "Colombian" beans, fairly thin. Free refills.
Note: A story I was told from Chicago: A Greek and a Russian both immigrate to the US, and get jobs in a restaurant washing dishes. After a year, the Greek is the cook, and the Russian is washing dishes. After two years, the Greek manages the restaurant's new location. He takes the Russian with him as a dishwasher. After three years, the Greek owns the restaurants... and his old friend the Russian is working for him... washing dishes.
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Mug: Large stoneware mug from China. Basic thick, heavy mug, with a handle suitable for ham-fisted handling. Digitally imprinted (not sure how this works, but it's cool). From the CafePress website: Super-size your favorite beverage or just size-up to avoid spills with our hefty, 15 oz. ceramic Large Mug. Large easy-grip handle. When you need more, mug it up. Measures 4.5" tall, 3.25" diameter, Dishwasher and microwave safe.
Coffee: The comfortable choice. 100% Colombian Supremo beans, full city roast, double the strength (coffee to water ratio) of the usual "American" coffee.
Notes: Features the graphic from the bumper sticker, "Thank You For Sharing The Road With Bicycles" reflecting what I feel is an example of SMART bicycle advocacy. This mug, and its companion, are available here.