A couple of days after I wrote the previous blog entry, I remembered the Captain Kirk coffee mug that my friend D gave me. We'd gone shopping together and while roaming through Hobby Lobby, I spotted the mug and found it hilarious. It was too highly priced for my cheapskate blood, so I didn't purchase it; besides, I've got a plethora of coffee mugs already, and Some Postman is forever telling me to thin the herd.
D is a generous soul, however, and gifted the mug to me a couple of weeks later. It is indeed hilarious and makes me smile every time I see the gaudy thing. And of course, I think of my dear friend, too. It's a bit awkward to hold (and rather disconcerting to imagine sipping from James T. Kirk's head!) so I use it as a candy dish instead.
Live long and prosper, D. Set phasers to stun. Warp speed ahead!