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Mugshot Monday - “Social Media Breakfast — Minneapolis / Saint Paul” coffee mug with special guest SMBMSP Director Mykl Roventine!
Mykl and I planned this Mugshot probably 16 months ago. I’m not sure how often SMBMSP happens on a Monday, but I told him that I’d do a Mugshot Monday at the next one — if he delivered the coffee mug.
Today was the day! As SMBMSP Director, Mykl has also been delivering great discussions surrounding the social media industry since 2009. Today’s event was no different — Arik Hanson and Danny Olson had an awesome list of case studies for their presentation, “8 Golden Rules for Sure-Fire Success with Facebook Ads" (I will link to video when it is live). It was a very enjoyable talk and I highly recommend you watch it if you’re in the biz.
Thanks for the coffee mug, Mykl!

Mugshot Monday - “Social Media Breakfast — Minneapolis / Saint Paul” coffee mug with special guest SMBMSP Director Mykl Roventine!

Mykl and I planned this Mugshot probably 16 months ago. I’m not sure how often SMBMSP happens on a Monday, but I told him that I’d do a Mugshot Monday at the next one — if he delivered the coffee mug.

Today was the day! As SMBMSP Director, Mykl has also been delivering great discussions surrounding the social media industry since 2009. Today’s event was no different — Arik Hanson and Danny Olson had an awesome list of case studies for their presentation, “8 Golden Rules for Sure-Fire Success with Facebook Ads" (I will link to video when it is live). It was a very enjoyable talk and I highly recommend you watch it if you’re in the biz.

Thanks for the coffee mug, Mykl!

Mugshot Monday - “Minnesota Twins” coffee mug with Columbia Roast by Alterra Coffee
It’s the MN Twins home opener today! I’m wishing I was at Target Field because it’s a glorious day outside. Which is amazing considering we got 6 inches of snow last Thursday here in Minneapolis. 
Special thanks to Meghan for use of her Twins blanket, and to Rachel for telling me where I could find the most amazing Twins coffee mug ever!

Mugshot Monday - “Minnesota Twins” coffee mug with Columbia Roast by Alterra Coffee

It’s the MN Twins home opener today! I’m wishing I was at Target Field because it’s a glorious day outside. Which is amazing considering we got 6 inches of snow last Thursday here in Minneapolis. 

Special thanks to Meghan for use of her Twins blanket, and to Rachel for telling me where I could find the most amazing Twins coffee mug ever!

Mugshot Monday - “The Masters” coffee mug with Guatemalan Dark Roast at Peace Coffee Shop with guest appearance by Arik Hanson!
We still have significantly sized snowbanks here in Minneapolis, but many of us are thinking SPRING. And if you’re thinking Spring and you are my friend Arik, you’re thinking about The Masters (practice rounds for the 2014 tournament start next week). 
Arik actually had to go the Masters TWO TIMES to get that coffee mug he’s holding because they were sold out the first time he went. I have never been to the Masters, so today I grabbed one of the various donated coffee mugs at the Peace Coffee Shop — because a sun signifies Spring!
By the way, be sure to read Arik’s somewhat controversial blog post Why I’m completely revamping my coffee meet-up strategy. That post actually inspired this Mugshot Monday. It was great to see Arik and drink some good coffee and have some inspiring dialogue. I highly recommend it.

Mugshot Monday - “The Masters” coffee mug with Guatemalan Dark Roast at Peace Coffee Shop with guest appearance by Arik Hanson!

We still have significantly sized snowbanks here in Minneapolis, but many of us are thinking SPRING. And if you’re thinking Spring and you are my friend Arik, you’re thinking about The Masters (practice rounds for the 2014 tournament start next week). 

Arik actually had to go the Masters TWO TIMES to get that coffee mug he’s holding because they were sold out the first time he went. I have never been to the Masters, so today I grabbed one of the various donated coffee mugs at the Peace Coffee Shop — because a sun signifies Spring!

By the way, be sure to read Arik’s somewhat controversial blog post Why I’m completely revamping my coffee meet-up strategy. That post actually inspired this Mugshot Monday. It was great to see Arik and drink some good coffee and have some inspiring dialogue. I highly recommend it.

Mugshot Monday - “Bad Waitress — Skull & Cross-Silverware” coffee mug with Spyhouse Coffee
I’m on ‘Staycation’ and my wife’s school is on Spring Break, so we get to go out to lunch together! Without kids! 
Love this coffee mug. Great photobomb behind me, too! I wonder who she is?

Mugshot Monday - “Bad Waitress — Skull & Cross-Silverware” coffee mug with Spyhouse Coffee

I’m on ‘Staycation’ and my wife’s school is on Spring Break, so we get to go out to lunch together! Without kids! 

Love this coffee mug. Great photobomb behind me, too! I wonder who she is?

Mugshot Monday - “Kieran’s Irish Pub” coffee mug with Irish Coffee on St. Patrick’s Day!
I don’t know how often St. Patrick’s Day lands on a Monday, but when it does, you need to capitalize on the opportunity. 89.3 The Current was broadcasting live (check the can koozie on the table) so that was cool (Photo of @Randball here talking sports sports sports). 
BUT ALSO!! I ran into my neighbors Patrick and Sharon and family, who are full-blooded Irish and take the holiday very seriously. They were finishing breakfast at Kieran’s and they happily photobombed my mugshot. I love how it turned out. Serendipity, FTW!
Also, apparently beer being delivered to Kieran’s gets a police escort!
See also, also: More of my mugshots at MugshotMonday.com

Mugshot Monday - “Kieran’s Irish Pub” coffee mug with Irish Coffee on St. Patrick’s Day!

I don’t know how often St. Patrick’s Day lands on a Monday, but when it does, you need to capitalize on the opportunity. 89.3 The Current was broadcasting live (check the can koozie on the table) so that was cool (Photo of @Randball here talking sports sports sports). 

BUT ALSO!! I ran into my neighbors Patrick and Sharon and family, who are full-blooded Irish and take the holiday very seriously. They were finishing breakfast at Kieran’s and they happily photobombed my mugshot. I love how it turned out. Serendipity, FTW!

Also, apparently beer being delivered to Kieran’s gets a police escort!

See also, also: More of my mugshots at MugshotMonday.com

Mugshot Monday - “Computype” coffee mug with Guatemalan Dark Roast by Peace Coffee
I love the body of this coffee mug. So squat. And it’s heavy.
My friend Drew Wood acquired it in late 2010 or early 2011 when he was editor of MN Business Magazine (he’s now my coworker at Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine). Computype either mailed the coffee mug with a press release or he picked it up at an event.
When I saw it, I mistook “COMPUTYPE” for an early font company from the ’90s (I have NO idea who I was thinking of!), but I soon learned they are a “…trusted leader for barcode labels, label printers & barcode scanners for blood banks, laboratories, libraries & tire industries.”
It seemed a little ironic then that a trusted leader for barcode labels would have a QR code on the back of the mug that went to a dead link: 

I’ll save you the time it’ll take to find your QR code reader app on your phone — hear’s the link: tiny.cc/69k99.
But I digress! I love this mug! Thanks to Drew for loaning it to me for my Mugshot Monday.
» More like this: Every coffee mug has a story! MugshotMonday.com

Mugshot Monday - “Computype” coffee mug with Guatemalan Dark Roast by Peace Coffee

I love the body of this coffee mug. So squat. And it’s heavy.

My friend Drew Wood acquired it in late 2010 or early 2011 when he was editor of MN Business Magazine (he’s now my coworker at Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine). Computype either mailed the coffee mug with a press release or he picked it up at an event.

When I saw it, I mistook “COMPUTYPE” for an early font company from the ’90s (I have NO idea who I was thinking of!), but I soon learned they are a “…trusted leader for barcode labels, label printers & barcode scanners for blood banks, laboratories, libraries & tire industries.”

It seemed a little ironic then that a trusted leader for barcode labels would have a QR code on the back of the mug that went to a dead link: 

I’ll save you the time it’ll take to find your QR code reader app on your phone — hear’s the link: tiny.cc/69k99.

But I digress! I love this mug! Thanks to Drew for loaning it to me for my Mugshot Monday.

» More like this: Every coffee mug has a story! MugshotMonday.com

Mugshot Monday - “McDonald’s Batman Forever — The Riddler” coffee mug with Guatemalan Light Roast by Peace Coffee
Jim Carrey has never won an Oscar. Wait, it’s worse — he’s never been nominated!
The 1995 Batman Forever movie did nobody any favors (Val Kilmer, Tommy Lee Jones, Nicole Kidman, et al) when the movie didn’t win a single Oscar. But Carrey did get this SWEET glass McDonald’s coffee mug for his role as The Riddler, so everything is all good. It’s my second mug in from the McDonald’s collectibles which I stumbled upon at Savers the other week. There are 4 mugs in the set — I have the Tommy Lee Jones Two Face mug:

Perhaps someday I’ll stumble upon the other two mugs! Can’t wait.

Mugshot Monday - “McDonald’s Batman Forever — The Riddler” coffee mug with Guatemalan Light Roast by Peace Coffee

Jim Carrey has never won an Oscar. Wait, it’s worse — he’s never been nominated!

The 1995 Batman Forever movie did nobody any favors (Val Kilmer, Tommy Lee Jones, Nicole Kidman, et al) when the movie didn’t win a single Oscar. But Carrey did get this SWEET glass McDonald’s coffee mug for his role as The Riddler, so everything is all good. It’s my second mug in from the McDonald’s collectibles which I stumbled upon at Savers the other week. There are 4 mugs in the set — I have the Tommy Lee Jones Two Face mug:

Perhaps someday I’ll stumble upon the other two mugs! Can’t wait.

Mugshot Monday - “Twin Town Guitars” coffee mug with Guatemalan Light Roast by Peace Coffee
I really like Twin Town Guitar store. My two boys are taking weekly guitar lessons there and I saw this coffee mug for sale when I dropped them off — only $3.50! That’s not a deal, that’s a steal! Santa gave them a bass guitar and electric guitar for Christmas and they’ve been jammin’ ever since!
Love Twin Town’s tagline: “Keeping Your Life Loud and Local Since 1997”! Perfect. Got any good Twin Town Guitars stories? Leave a comment or Tumblr Reply.

Mugshot Monday - “Twin Town Guitars” coffee mug with Guatemalan Light Roast by Peace Coffee

I really like Twin Town Guitar store. My two boys are taking weekly guitar lessons there and I saw this coffee mug for sale when I dropped them off — only $3.50! That’s not a deal, that’s a steal! Santa gave them a bass guitar and electric guitar for Christmas and they’ve been jammin’ ever since!

Love Twin Town’s tagline: “Keeping Your Life Loud and Local Since 1997”! Perfect. Got any good Twin Town Guitars stories? Leave a comment or Tumblr Reply.

Mugshot Monday - “Turtle Bread Company” coffee mug with Mocha Java by Morningstar Coffee
I have the day off so I got to have breakfast with my three boys and my wife at Turtle Bread Company in Longfellow. Happy President’s Day to all you awesome presidents out there!

Mugshot Monday - “Turtle Bread Company” coffee mug with Mocha Java by Morningstar Coffee

I have the day off so I got to have breakfast with my three boys and my wife at Turtle Bread Company in Longfellow. Happy President’s Day to all you awesome presidents out there!

Mugshot Monday - “@bigboxcar Mug Revolution Twitter Mug” coffee mug with Guatemalan Light Roast by Peace Coffee
I rarely replace a broken coffee mug. But I made an exception with this one.
This is a custom coffee mug hand crafted by Owen Dearing of Mug Revolution out of Bend, Oregon. He has a handy online form where you can choose what goes on the front and even pick custom thumb rests (this one has a bird, of course.)
Put a bird on it my friends!
Back in 2012, I cracked my first custom Twitter mug (sad photo here), but I am so happy to have this one back in the collection. You should make one, too!

Mugshot Monday - “@bigboxcar Mug Revolution Twitter Mug” coffee mug with Guatemalan Light Roast by Peace Coffee

I rarely replace a broken coffee mug. But I made an exception with this one.

This is a custom coffee mug hand crafted by Owen Dearing of Mug Revolution out of Bend, Oregon. He has a handy online form where you can choose what goes on the front and even pick custom thumb rests (this one has a bird, of course.)

Put a bird on it my friends!

Back in 2012, I cracked my first custom Twitter mug (sad photo here), but I am so happy to have this one back in the collection. You should make one, too!

Mugshot Monday - “Kickapoo Coffee Roasters — The Rooster” coffee mug with a Dirty Chai at Caffetto Coffee SHop
I feel like I should have grown my hair out for this shot. Check out that rooster!
Actually, I was hoping to sip from this coffee mug this morning, after being tipped off by artist and Instagramer, @make_eyes:

Unfortunately the barista said, “That mug is long gone.” Terrible news. But instead of using that, I got this great mug from Kickapoo Coffee Roasters who I had never heard of. Serendipity strikes again! The Dirty Chai was delicious, btw.

Mugshot Monday - “Kickapoo Coffee RoastersThe Rooster” coffee mug with a Dirty Chai at Caffetto Coffee SHop

I feel like I should have grown my hair out for this shot. Check out that rooster!

Actually, I was hoping to sip from this coffee mug this morning, after being tipped off by artist and Instagramer, @make_eyes:

Unfortunately the barista said, “That mug is long gone.” Terrible news. But instead of using that, I got this great mug from Kickapoo Coffee Roasters who I had never heard of. Serendipity strikes again! The Dirty Chai was delicious, btw.

Mugshot Monday - “SUPER BOWL XXVI Sunday, January 26, 1992 Hubert H Humphrey Metrodome” “coffee mug” with (HOT!!) Birchwood Blend by Peace Coffee
I couldn’t secure a commemorative SUPER BOWL XXVI coffee mug, so this will have to do. Seemed like a good idea to use this “mug” seeing as the Dome’s roof is now deflated and will soon become just another hole in the ground. Here’s a boring time-lapse of the roof deflation that could have benefited from pyro or other explosions, IMHO:

This “mug” is obviously for ice cold Coca-Cola, so I will need to superglue a handle if I’m going to use it for coffee because my fingers were getting super toasty!
Also, it’s Martin Luther King Jr Day and I should probably make a coffee mug to celebrate because the man was/is very important. I haven’t seen a MLK coffee mug that I’ve liked, so let me know if you know of one. 

Mugshot Monday - “SUPER BOWL XXVI Sunday, January 26, 1992 Hubert H Humphrey Metrodome” “coffee mug” with (HOT!!) Birchwood Blend by Peace Coffee

I couldn’t secure a commemorative SUPER BOWL XXVI coffee mug, so this will have to do. Seemed like a good idea to use this “mug” seeing as the Dome’s roof is now deflated and will soon become just another hole in the ground. Here’s a boring time-lapse of the roof deflation that could have benefited from pyro or other explosions, IMHO:

This “mug” is obviously for ice cold Coca-Cola, so I will need to superglue a handle if I’m going to use it for coffee because my fingers were getting super toasty!

Also, it’s Martin Luther King Jr Day and I should probably make a coffee mug to celebrate because the man was/is very important. I haven’t seen a MLK coffee mug that I’ve liked, so let me know if you know of one. 

Mugshot Monday - “Commemorative -21 degrees #pwnMNwinter” coffee mug with Birchwood Blend by Peace Coffee
HOLY! Today’s temp in Minneapolis was -21 degrees! So I made this commemorative coffee mug to mark the occasion. I sipped my coffee as I tried to start my Subaru, but ultimately my efforts to drive to work today were defeated.
I actually like winter a lot. And if you don’t plan to #pwnMNwinter you’re going to go nuts in this state. I made this coffee mug fully expecting to post this Mugshot Monday as a victorious trophy! Unfortunately, MN Winter pwn’d ME today by taking my car hostage. Minor setback. I’ll be fighting back, don’t worry. 

Mugshot Monday - “Commemorative -21 degrees #pwnMNwinter” coffee mug with Birchwood Blend by Peace Coffee

HOLY! Today’s temp in Minneapolis was -21 degrees! So I made this commemorative coffee mug to mark the occasion. I sipped my coffee as I tried to start my Subaru, but ultimately my efforts to drive to work today were defeated.

I actually like winter a lot. And if you don’t plan to #pwnMNwinter you’re going to go nuts in this state. I made this coffee mug fully expecting to post this Mugshot Monday as a victorious trophy! Unfortunately, MN Winter pwn’d ME today by taking my car hostage. Minor setback. I’ll be fighting back, don’t worry. 

Mugshot Monday - “Parka Minneapolis” coffee mug with MIXTAPE Blend by Dogwood Coffee
I have a soft spot in my heart for an awesome looking snowmobile.
It was tough to get in the shot, but there is a blue snowmobile hanging on the wall above my head. I’ve wanted to get over to Parka Minneapolis on Lake Street ever since Tom Horgen posted a photo of a Parka coffee mug on Instagram. Today’s mugshot turned into a fantastic brunch with the whole family. Food is great, coffee is fabulous. Thanks to Bryant for the great service! We’ll be back!
Check the design on the other side of this Parka coffee mug which is very cool.
See more of my Mugshots at MugshotMonday.com

Mugshot Monday - “Parka Minneapolis” coffee mug with MIXTAPE Blend by Dogwood Coffee

I have a soft spot in my heart for an awesome looking snowmobile.

It was tough to get in the shot, but there is a blue snowmobile hanging on the wall above my head. I’ve wanted to get over to Parka Minneapolis on Lake Street ever since Tom Horgen posted a photo of a Parka coffee mug on Instagram. Today’s mugshot turned into a fantastic brunch with the whole family. Food is great, coffee is fabulous. Thanks to Bryant for the great service! We’ll be back!

Check the design on the other side of this Parka coffee mug which is very cool.

See more of my Mugshots at MugshotMonday.com

Mugshot Monday - “The Magic of Santa” coffee mug with Birchwood Blend by Peace Coffee
Merry Christmas all you awesome people! 

Mugshot Monday - “The Magic of Santa” coffee mug with Birchwood Blend by Peace Coffee

Merry Christmas all you awesome people!