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Mugshot Monday — “I <3 Yurts! Snow Mountain Ranch" coffee mug with NESCAFÉ Alegria coffee
Check me out — I’m all YURT-BURLY!
This last week, I stayed in a yurt in Colorado with my family at the YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch and it was awesome. I highly recommend it! No, seriously. It’s like camping, but you have electricity and the tent is already up!
Also, the mountains were amazing and there was a ton of stuff to do with Cindy and our 3 kids — zip line jumping, hiking, horseback riding, summer snow tubing (no, really!), white water rafting, and more. 
By the way — The NESCAFÉ Alegria coffee is free to all guests at the Buck Board restaurant in the main lodge. It was very good. And very free.
Interesting Disclaimer: I’ve posted 236 Mugshot Mondays and this is the first one that was not taken on a Monday. I’m home in Minneapolis today, but I wanted the lovely yurts in the background for the shot! I took this on Saturday, the day we left. I miss the mountains already. And the yurt.

Mugshot Monday — “I <3 Yurts! Snow Mountain Ranch" coffee mug with NESCAFÉ Alegria coffee

Check me out — I’m all YURT-BURLY!

This last week, I stayed in a yurt in Colorado with my family at the YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch and it was awesome. I highly recommend it! No, seriously. It’s like camping, but you have electricity and the tent is already up!

Also, the mountains were amazing and there was a ton of stuff to do with Cindy and our 3 kids — zip line jumping, hiking, horseback riding, summer snow tubing (no, really!), white water rafting, and more. 

By the way — The NESCAFÉ Alegria coffee is free to all guests at the Buck Board restaurant in the main lodge. It was very good. And very free.

Interesting Disclaimer: I’ve posted 236 Mugshot Mondays and this is the first one that was not taken on a Monday. I’m home in Minneapolis today, but I wanted the lovely yurts in the background for the shot! I took this on Saturday, the day we left. I miss the mountains already. And the yurt.

Mugshot Monday - “Anonymous Red Square Grid” coffee mug with Earl Grey White Tip tea by TeaSource

I bought this coffee mug two weeks ago for $.10 at a thrift store in Hayward, Wisconsin. I have no clue who made it or why, but I love it. So simple and continuous. I’m drinking this AMAZING loose leaf Earl Grey White Tip tea — highly recommend it.

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Mugshot Monday - “Anonymous Red Square Grid” coffee mug with Earl Grey White Tip tea by TeaSource

I bought this coffee mug two weeks ago for $.10 at a thrift store in Hayward, Wisconsin. I have no clue who made it or why, but I love it. So simple and continuous. I’m drinking this AMAZING loose leaf Earl Grey White Tip tea — highly recommend it.

See all of my mugshots.

Mugshot Monday - “The House on The Rock” coffee mug with Birchwood Blend by Peace Coffee
Have you ever been to The House on the Rock? If so, what was your favorite part? 
I have 2 favorites:
The original house is very cool. It&#8217;s at the beginning of the tour and many people shuffle right through it. But I stop and visualize living there &#8212; reading a book in one of the nooks or drinking coffee and looking out into the valley while sitting in the infinity room.  
My other favorite part is the crazy-pants carrousel and it&#8217;s sort of represented by my coffee mug even though there aren&#8217;t any actual carrousel &#8220;horses&#8221; on it! Instead there are 269 handcrafted carousel animals. The installation is mesmerizing. Take a seat and let your brain notice all the details &#8212; the mythical &#8220;horses&#8221;, the decorated mannequins flying above, the movement and the music. 
Now, I&#8217;ve never indulged in a mind altering substance while looking at the carousel at The House on the Rock, but I really can&#8217;t see that helping much or being a pleasurable experience. I recommend drinking strong coffee in the morning to heighten your experience!
If you&#8217;ve never been to The House on the Rock it&#8217;s basically a massive collection of collections. And it&#8217;s terribly overwhelming! It&#8217;s equal parts Art Museum, Historical Museum and Freak Show. It&#8217;s both amazing and disturbing at the same time and you should absolutely experience it some day. Just plan to go canoeing on the serene Wisconsin River later in the day so you can contemplate what you just witnessed!
Check out some excellent photos tagged &#8220;House on the Rock&#8221; posted to Tumblr.
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Mugshot Monday - “The House on The Rock” coffee mug with Birchwood Blend by Peace Coffee

Have you ever been to The House on the Rock? If so, what was your favorite part? 

I have 2 favorites:

The original house is very cool. It’s at the beginning of the tour and many people shuffle right through it. But I stop and visualize living there — reading a book in one of the nooks or drinking coffee and looking out into the valley while sitting in the infinity room.  

My other favorite part is the crazy-pants carrousel and it’s sort of represented by my coffee mug even though there aren’t any actual carrousel “horses” on it! Instead there are 269 handcrafted carousel animals. The installation is mesmerizing. Take a seat and let your brain notice all the details — the mythical “horses”, the decorated mannequins flying above, the movement and the music. 

Now, I’ve never indulged in a mind altering substance while looking at the carousel at The House on the Rock, but I really can’t see that helping much or being a pleasurable experience. I recommend drinking strong coffee in the morning to heighten your experience!

If you’ve never been to The House on the Rock it’s basically a massive collection of collections. And it’s terribly overwhelming! It’s equal parts Art Museum, Historical Museum and Freak Show. It’s both amazing and disturbing at the same time and you should absolutely experience it some day. Just plan to go canoeing on the serene Wisconsin River later in the day so you can contemplate what you just witnessed!

Check out some excellent photos tagged “House on the Rock” posted to Tumblr.

Check out all of my Mugshot Mondays here.

Mugshot Monday - “Deneen Pottery” coffee mug with Birchwood Blend by Peace Coffee

I love the story of this coffee mug. 

I recently bumped into my Seward neighborhood Instagam buddy Squeevey — you should follow him because he takes great photos. We’d never met, but we realized through the photos we posted that we lived nearby! After chatting and high-fives, Squeevey recommends I follow his buddy at Deneen Pottery because I like coffee mugs and they make coffee mugs. 

I did just that. And can I just say I totally want to get this prototype coffee mug they’re working on because it is AWESOME: The Commuter. 

I digress. Basically, an Instagram follow-back and a Facebook comment later, and I’ve got a box of Deneen coffee mugs at my doorstep! I discovered I’ve featured Deneen Pottery as Mugshot Mondays before — here and here. 

These coffee mugs are great. Thanks for sending me some! If you have a minute, check out this video: The Making of a Deneen Pottery Mug. So cool.

Mugshot Monday - “Deneen Pottery” coffee mug with Birchwood Blend by Peace Coffee

I love the story of this coffee mug.

I recently bumped into my Seward neighborhood Instagam buddy Squeevey — you should follow him because he takes great photos. We’d never met, but we realized through the photos we posted that we lived nearby! After chatting and high-fives, Squeevey recommends I follow his buddy at Deneen Pottery because I like coffee mugs and they make coffee mugs.

I did just that. And can I just say I totally want to get this prototype coffee mug they’re working on because it is AWESOME: The Commuter.

I digress. Basically, an Instagram follow-back and a Facebook comment later, and I’ve got a box of Deneen coffee mugs at my doorstep! I discovered I’ve featured Deneen Pottery as Mugshot Mondays before — here and here.

These coffee mugs are great. Thanks for sending me some! If you have a minute, check out this video: The Making of a Deneen Pottery Mug. So cool.

Mugshot Monday - “Mitochondrial DNA Gene Cluster Map” coffee mug by Santa Erik with Guatemalan Dark Roast by Peace Coffee
Santa Erik makes some amazing ceramics. But he&#8217;s also an incredible rollerblader, avid biker, accomplished coffee drinker, and the best Santa Claus ever.
He makes his pottery at Northern Clay Center in Seward neighborhood and sells his work on his Etsy shop or at flea markets like the one at Seward Cafe where I bought my mug. Some day I want to take ceramics again because I really enjoyed it.
Thanks for the coffee mug, Erik! It&#8217;s awesome.
See all my previous Mugshots: www.MugshotMonday.com

Mugshot Monday - “Mitochondrial DNA Gene Cluster Map” coffee mug by Santa Erik with Guatemalan Dark Roast by Peace Coffee

Santa Erik makes some amazing ceramics. But he’s also an incredible rollerblader, avid biker, accomplished coffee drinker, and the best Santa Claus ever.

He makes his pottery at Northern Clay Center in Seward neighborhood and sells his work on his Etsy shop or at flea markets like the one at Seward Cafe where I bought my mug. Some day I want to take ceramics again because I really enjoyed it.

Thanks for the coffee mug, Erik! It’s awesome.

See all my previous Mugshots: www.MugshotMonday.com

Mugshot Monday - “Serene I Lost My Job” Caribou Coffee mug with Guatemalan Dark Roast by  Peace Coffee
I received this lovely coffee mug last Thursday when my job was eliminated at MSP-C &#8212; I was laid off.
This coffee mug isn&#8217;t an official &#8220;LOST MY JOB&#8221; mug by Caribou (Buy one here). My friends (and former coworkers) Carly and Andy gave it to me after they heard the news about my job. I really enjoyed working at MSP-C, but most of all I really liked my coworkers. I will miss them all!
This coffee mug actually fits my mood exactly &#8212; it&#8217;s calming, it&#8217;s not happy nor is it sad, it feels like change. 
Take note that I am smiling in this photo! Damn right I am.
I&#8217;ll be updating my LinkedIn and I&#8217;m very optimistic about what&#8217;s next. The punch in the gut here is that I was laid off from my previous job a year and 2 days ago. Both times I was told by senior management it was a business decision, and I believe them. I&#8217;m confident in what I do and how I do it, so I&#8217;ll be collecting myself and looking for the next opportunity! Perhaps I&#8217;m insane, but I&#8217;m actually looking forward to it.

Mugshot Monday - “Serene I Lost My Job” Caribou Coffee mug with Guatemalan Dark Roast by  Peace Coffee

I received this lovely coffee mug last Thursday when my job was eliminated at MSP-C — I was laid off.

This coffee mug isn’t an official “LOST MY JOB” mug by Caribou (Buy one here). My friends (and former coworkers) Carly and Andy gave it to me after they heard the news about my job. I really enjoyed working at MSP-C, but most of all I really liked my coworkers. I will miss them all!

This coffee mug actually fits my mood exactly — it’s calming, it’s not happy nor is it sad, it feels like change. 

Take note that I am smiling in this photo! Damn right I am.

I’ll be updating my LinkedIn and I’m very optimistic about what’s next. The punch in the gut here is that I was laid off from my previous job a year and 2 days ago. Both times I was told by senior management it was a business decision, and I believe them. I’m confident in what I do and how I do it, so I’ll be collecting myself and looking for the next opportunity! Perhaps I’m insane, but I’m actually looking forward to it.

Mugshot Monday - “Deadwood, South Dakota” coffee mug with Guatemalan Dark Roast by  Peace Coffee
Now I know what a &#8220;Deadman&#8217;s Hand&#8221; is.
My friend Patty Mikres went to Deadwood, South Dakota recently and was inspired to gift me this amazing coffee mug she found! The story goes Wild Bill Hickok was shot in the back during a poker game holding a 9 of Diamonds, 8 of Spades, 8 of Clubs, Ace of Spades and Ace of Clubs &#8212; now known forever as the &#8220;Deadman&#8217;s Hand&#8221;.
I know this because it&#8217;s explained at the BOTTOM of my coffee mug:

Great story. Another Deadwood icon pictured on the mug is Calamity Jane &#8212; she was not at that fateful poker game.
I have to mention that Patty is one of my favorite people at MSP-C. She&#8217;s our receptionist and was literally the first person I met when I was interviewing almost a year ago. I liked here immediately when I met her and I like her even more now that I&#8217;ve gotten to know her. Thanks for the coffee mug, Patty!

Mugshot Monday - “Deadwood, South Dakota” coffee mug with Guatemalan Dark Roast by  Peace Coffee

Now I know what a “Deadman’s Hand” is.

My friend Patty Mikres went to Deadwood, South Dakota recently and was inspired to gift me this amazing coffee mug she found! The story goes Wild Bill Hickok was shot in the back during a poker game holding a 9 of Diamonds, 8 of Spades, 8 of Clubs, Ace of Spades and Ace of Clubs — now known forever as the “Deadman’s Hand”.

I know this because it’s explained at the BOTTOM of my coffee mug:

Great story. Another Deadwood icon pictured on the mug is Calamity Jane — she was not at that fateful poker game.

I have to mention that Patty is one of my favorite people at MSP-C. She’s our receptionist and was literally the first person I met when I was interviewing almost a year ago. I liked here immediately when I met her and I like her even more now that I’ve gotten to know her. Thanks for the coffee mug, Patty!

Mugshot Monday - &#8220;Season&#8217;s Greetings&#8221; Reddit &#8216;Ugly Mug&#8217; Gift Exchange coffee mug with Bat City Blend by Katz Coffee
This is the coffee mug I received from my Reddit &#8216;Secret Santa&#8217; Ugly Coffee Mug exchange! It&#8217;s an amazing exchange &#8212; just check out these stats:
  Total Participants: 3,745  Total Shipped: 3,561  Total Received: 2,966  Total Spent: $71,592
Incredible. But the low &#8220;total received&#8221; number was a little concerning &#8212; and I THOUGHT I was going to be one of the unlucky ones who never received a mug. However! My secret santa came through.
 She wrote me a note apologizing and explained there was a small problem with shipping:

"I left your package and another package with my mother to take to the post office (she offered, which was super nice of her). Except she sent both packages to my friend! Who sent it back with a note saying "I don&#8217;t think this ugly mug is for me." I don&#8217;t really know why she didn&#8217;t call me. In the mean time, gmail was sending my reddit exchange e-mails to promotions, which I don&#8217;t look at. I fixed it. Your hideous mug with a long history and delicious coffee are coming tomorrow! So that happened."

I love that story. I also received an entire bag of Bat City Blend by Katz Coffee &#8212; I couldn&#8217;t be more happy about this. Be sure to check out all the mugs people got &#8212; MANY ARE AMAZING AND NOT UGLY! I plan to post mine very soon.
See all my Mugshot Mondays here.

Mugshot Monday - “Season’s Greetings” Reddit ‘Ugly Mug’ Gift Exchange coffee mug with Bat City Blend by Katz Coffee

This is the coffee mug I received from my Reddit ‘Secret Santa’ Ugly Coffee Mug exchange! It’s an amazing exchange — just check out these stats:

  Total Participants: 3,745
  Total Shipped: 3,561

  Total Received: 2,966
  Total Spent: $71,592

Incredible. But the low “total received” number was a little concerning — and I THOUGHT I was going to be one of the unlucky ones who never received a mug. However! My secret santa came through.

She wrote me a note apologizing and explained there was a small problem with shipping:

"I left your package and another package with my mother to take to the post office (she offered, which was super nice of her). Except she sent both packages to my friend! Who sent it back with a note saying "I don’t think this ugly mug is for me." I don’t really know why she didn’t call me. In the mean time, gmail was sending my reddit exchange e-mails to promotions, which I don’t look at. I fixed it. Your hideous mug with a long history and delicious coffee are coming tomorrow! So that happened."

I love that story. I also received an entire bag of Bat City Blend by Katz Coffee — I couldn’t be more happy about this. Be sure to check out all the mugs people got — MANY ARE AMAZING AND NOT UGLY! I plan to post mine very soon.

See all my Mugshot Mondays here.

Mugshot Monday - “#Remember” [Memorial Day prototype] coffee mug with Guatemalan Dark Roast by  Peace Coffee
This #Remember coffee mug is a prototype idea I had for Memorial Day. Let me know if you like it or have constructive feedback (Comment, retweet, like, call or fax me your thoughts). If enough people like it I&#8217;ll make some to give away for next year&#8217;s Memorial Day. Always #remember.
Memorial Day is such a sobering day. Wikipedia has a page tracking United States military casualties from every war we have participated in &#8212; it&#8217;s up to 1,321,612 people. That&#8217;s a lot of people who have paid the ultimate sacrifice, but that&#8217;s also a lot of families and friends who have had someone taken away from their lives. That makes me so sad. So on this day, it&#8217;s important for me to remember them &#8212; even if I don&#8217;t always agree with the policy I will always remember those who have died serving our country.

Mugshot Monday - “#Remember” [Memorial Day prototype] coffee mug with Guatemalan Dark Roast by  Peace Coffee

This #Remember coffee mug is a prototype idea I had for Memorial Day. Let me know if you like it or have constructive feedback (Comment, retweet, like, call or fax me your thoughts). If enough people like it I’ll make some to give away for next year’s Memorial Day. Always #remember.

Memorial Day is such a sobering day. Wikipedia has a page tracking United States military casualties from every war we have participated in — it’s up to 1,321,612 people. That’s a lot of people who have paid the ultimate sacrifice, but that’s also a lot of families and friends who have had someone taken away from their lives. That makes me so sad. So on this day, it’s important for me to remember them — even if I don’t always agree with the policy I will always remember those who have died serving our country.

Mugshot Monday - “Unknown Cat” coffee mug with Guatemalan Dark Roast by  Peace Coffee  w/ guest Chica Golden Hotwheels!
I hate cats. Wait, that&#8217;s a little harsh. I &#8220;mostly&#8221; hate cats. 
And as you can see, my dog Chica is TOTALLY BORED with this cat coffee mug. &#8220;Throw it away,&#8221; she seemed to tell me.
But I actually really like the shape and design of this cat coffee mug. However, it&#8217;s a total mystery as to who made it. I work at MSP-C and our editors get a lot of books and music and stuff to review for the various publications we publish. Occasionally, they will share some of these items on a table in the lunch room and THIS COFFEE MUG showed up last week! There are no identifiable markings whatsoever &#8212; I&#8217;d love to give credit to the unknown artist.
Btw, you can try and change my mind about cats, if you think I&#8217;m out of line. I know there are some very darling cats out there &#8212; for example, Chuck and Lori&#8217;s cat: Mr Mooki!
But I&#8217;ll leave you with my absolute favorite Onion headline that summarizes my feelings here: &#8221;Like Boxes Of Shit In Your House? Get A Cat&#8221;.  

Mugshot Monday - “Unknown Cat” coffee mug with Guatemalan Dark Roast by  Peace Coffee  w/ guest Chica Golden Hotwheels!

I hate cats. Wait, that’s a little harsh. I “mostly” hate cats. 

And as you can see, my dog Chica is TOTALLY BORED with this cat coffee mug. “Throw it away,” she seemed to tell me.

But I actually really like the shape and design of this cat coffee mug. However, it’s a total mystery as to who made it. I work at MSP-C and our editors get a lot of books and music and stuff to review for the various publications we publish. Occasionally, they will share some of these items on a table in the lunch room and THIS COFFEE MUG showed up last week! There are no identifiable markings whatsoever — I’d love to give credit to the unknown artist.

Btw, you can try and change my mind about cats, if you think I’m out of line. I know there are some very darling cats out there — for example, Chuck and Lori’s cat: Mr Mooki!

But I’ll leave you with my absolute favorite Onion headline that summarizes my feelings here: ”Like Boxes Of Shit In Your House? Get A Cat”.  

Mugshot Monday - “Car2Go Minneapolis” travel mug with Guatemalan Dark Roast by Peace Coffee
My other car is [officially] a Car2Go!
I had contemplated testing out my transportation needs with a combo BIKE/BUS/TRAIN/CAR2GO this summer. But my Subaru Forester blew its head gasket which expedited my test. I&#8217;m happy to report that going to a one-car-family is working out REALLY good.
Car2Go works like this: Get a membership and then pay by the minute when you drive. I use their iOS app to locate available cars near me if I need one. Park for free in any legal Minneapolis parking space (non-restrictive meters included!) And you don&#8217;t have to return the car. So I can take the bus home today, or catch a ride with my awesome coworker, or my awesome wife might pick me up. Flexibility is king, my friends.
I didn&#8217;t endorse Car2Go immediately (see my post here questioning the service), but  I&#8217;ve since changed my mind thanks to research and listening to my friend&#8217;s $.02. The service is now an important piece of the commuting puzzle for me. I&#8217;m sure I&#8217;ll lament I didn&#8217;t do this sooner.
Full Disclosure! Car2Go Minneapolis sent me that travel mug (and a coffee mug and a toy car and a t-shirt #fistpump) because I told them I wanted to do this Mugshot Monday telling you about my story.  
&#187; See all 200+ of my Mugshot Mondays here: www.MugshotMonday.com

Mugshot Monday - “Car2Go Minneapolis” travel mug with Guatemalan Dark Roast by Peace Coffee

My other car is [officially] a Car2Go!

I had contemplated testing out my transportation needs with a combo BIKE/BUS/TRAIN/CAR2GO this summer. But my Subaru Forester blew its head gasket which expedited my test. I’m happy to report that going to a one-car-family is working out REALLY good.

Car2Go works like this: Get a membership and then pay by the minute when you drive. I use their iOS app to locate available cars near me if I need one. Park for free in any legal Minneapolis parking space (non-restrictive meters included!) And you don’t have to return the car. So I can take the bus home today, or catch a ride with my awesome coworker, or my awesome wife might pick me up. Flexibility is king, my friends.

I didn’t endorse Car2Go immediately (see my post here questioning the service), but  I’ve since changed my mind thanks to research and listening to my friend’s $.02. The service is now an important piece of the commuting puzzle for me. I’m sure I’ll lament I didn’t do this sooner.

Full Disclosure! Car2Go Minneapolis sent me that travel mug (and a coffee mug and a toy car and a t-shirt #fistpump) because I told them I wanted to do this Mugshot Monday telling you about my story.  

» See all 200+ of my Mugshot Mondays here: www.MugshotMonday.com

Mugshot Monday - “Cinco de Mayo Margarita” in a coffee mug at Rare Steak and Sushi!
Congrats to my new coworker Isabelle who started at MSP-C today! She&#8217;s really great and we&#8217;re all super happy about this. Also, it&#8217;s Cinco de Mayo &#8212; what an awesome day to to start a job, right? Anniversaries are always going to be amazing. Thanks to David tending bar at Rare for accommodating my unique coffee mug Margarita request. It&#8217;s DELICIOUS.
Cheers!

Mugshot Monday - “Cinco de Mayo Margarita” in a coffee mug at Rare Steak and Sushi!

Congrats to my new coworker Isabelle who started at MSP-C today! She’s really great and we’re all super happy about this. Also, it’s Cinco de Mayo — what an awesome day to to start a job, right? Anniversaries are always going to be amazing. Thanks to David tending bar at Rare for accommodating my unique coffee mug Margarita request. It’s DELICIOUS.

Cheers!

Mugshot Monday - “Bakers Square Restaurant &amp; Pies” coffee mug
Just dropped my Subaru Forrester at Firestone Autocare on Ford Parkway and I&#8217;m across the street waiting for the bus in Bakers Square. It&#8217;s cold and rainy outside and the hot coffee is good. I look pensive because I do not want to spend any more money on this car!
This summer, I was hoping to test using a combination of Bike/Bus/Train/Car2Go and sell my trusty Subaru. We&#8217;d then become a one car family and lower our carbon footprint &#8212; not to mention save some $$$!
But depending on the repairs, I may be skipping the test entirely. And that&#8217;s just fine with me.Well, I think it&#8217;s just fine. 

Mugshot Monday - “Bakers Square Restaurant & Pies” coffee mug

Just dropped my Subaru Forrester at Firestone Autocare on Ford Parkway and I’m across the street waiting for the bus in Bakers Square. It’s cold and rainy outside and the hot coffee is good. I look pensive because I do not want to spend any more money on this car!

This summer, I was hoping to test using a combination of Bike/Bus/Train/Car2Go and sell my trusty Subaru. We’d then become a one car family and lower our carbon footprint — not to mention save some $$$!

But depending on the repairs, I may be skipping the test entirely. And that’s just fine with me.Well, I think it’s just fine. 

Mugshot Monday - “I Like My Electrician” Gotto Electric coffee mug with Guatemalan Dark Roast by Peace Coffee
A good dependable trustworthy electrician is super important. Also, it helps if you actually LIKE them.
Gotto Electric has a great campaign on Facebook right now: If you LIKE them on Facebook, they&#8217;ll send you a coffee mug for customers to shoot a selfie and and post on their page. I&#8217;m biased, of course. I love a good mugshot. But it&#8217;s also a excellent advocacy play: True advocates of Grotto Electric can publicly let their Facebook friends know.
Quick clarification: Gotto Electric is not my electrician, but that&#8217;s ONLY due to the fact that I live in Minnesota and they provide services to residents of Pennsylvania! They sent me this coffee mug because they&#8217;re awesome like that. So if you&#8217;re in PA, give them a call &#8212; AFTER you check if you&#8217;re friends have liked them on Facebook with their own Mugshot!
SEE ALSO: Another &#8220;Electrical" Mugshot Monday I did.SEE ALSO ALSO: All my Mugshot Mondays: www.MugshotMonday.com

Mugshot Monday - “I Like My Electrician” Gotto Electric coffee mug with Guatemalan Dark Roast by Peace Coffee

A good dependable trustworthy electrician is super important. Also, it helps if you actually LIKE them.

Gotto Electric has a great campaign on Facebook right now: If you LIKE them on Facebook, they’ll send you a coffee mug for customers to shoot a selfie and and post on their page. I’m biased, of course. I love a good mugshot. But it’s also a excellent advocacy play: True advocates of Grotto Electric can publicly let their Facebook friends know.

Quick clarification: Gotto Electric is not my electrician, but that’s ONLY due to the fact that I live in Minnesota and they provide services to residents of Pennsylvania! They sent me this coffee mug because they’re awesome like that. So if you’re in PA, give them a call — AFTER you check if you’re friends have liked them on Facebook with their own Mugshot!

SEE ALSO: Another “Electrical" Mugshot Monday I did.
SEE ALSO ALSO: All my Mugshot Mondays: www.MugshotMonday.com

Mugshot Monday - “Social Media Breakfast &#8212; Minneapolis / Saint Paul” coffee mug with special guest SMBMSP Director Mykl Roventine!
Mykl and I planned this Mugshot probably 16 months ago. I&#8217;m not sure how often SMBMSP happens on a Monday, but I told him that I&#8217;d do a Mugshot Monday at the next one &#8212; 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&#8217;s event was no different &#8212; Arik Hanson and Danny Olson had an awesome list of case studies for their presentation, &#8220;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&#8217;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!