Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Putting some fun in fuctional
When we moved into our new house last year, we got new living room furniture as well. As one does when one gets new furniture, I’ve been a bit anal about not-messing-up-the-new-furniture. No flopping onto the couch, no shoes on any of it, no one under the age of 20 allowed food or drink near it.
And coasters. I’m now a coaster fanatic. Monica from Friends would get tired of me nagging about coaster usage. But coasters, of course, aren’t really that exciting. They’re functional, but rarely fun.
Until now. (hee hee)
At Christmas, I was at a shop near my in-laws’ where they sell all kinds of cute things (including my frog shoes). I found a whole rack of nifty coasters with cute sayings, cool pictures, etc. They were all sold separately, so you could have a stack of coasters on the table where no two were alike. This tickled me for some reason, and I now have a set of coasters that makes me smile (and helps encourage others to use them without me going all Monica on them.).
And yes, I have the ubiquitous Scotland souvenir – a coaster showing a kilt being blown up to expose a very nice butt.
But I love quotes, so my new coaster collection says…
“My idea of camping is when room service is late.”
“Computers let you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history… with the possible exception of tequila.” – Mitch Ratliffe
“Remember to always be yourself. Unless you suck.” – Joss Whedon
“There are no good girls gone wrong. There are only bad girls found out.” – Mae West
All the quotes “speak” to me in some way, making a collection of useful items much more personalized. I’ve been out on the internet looking for a company who’ll make individual coasters, but CafePress hasn’t really conquered that one yet. But when they do, I’ll be there and my coaster collection will grow exponentially.
If you could put a quote on a coaster that really reflected you, what would it be?