My favorite coffee mug sprung a leak, years ago. It now holds pens, pencils and whatever-else-the-kids-put-in-it, next to the big computer in the basement.
"My" mug (when I'm not using a travel-mug) was the "Mama Bear" mug I received at a baby shower for my oldest child. It started leaking around the handle, last month.
So I'm down to my green, glass mug. It used to have gold letters saying:
Program in the Arts & Sciences
Canon Beach, Oregon
School of Extended Studies"
No leaks, yet. It has held up fairly well. Except now, the gold letters read:
Pro am in the A s & Sci
Canon O gon"
(and the last row is simply a blur)
I am headed out-of-town this week to see what conferences are like in the 21st century. I wonder if they still sell things like coffee mugs.