A student gave this mug to me to use as a still life prop. I had a tough time figuring out how to use it, so it's been sitting in my studio, smiling at me. Being a bit irritated by this I brought it to school to let it smile at my students for a while. This did nothing to squelch their kvetching (Yiddish, I know, me too). So, as the school year comes gurgling to an end and I am slowly bringing my props back home where they belong, what remains is this mug ever smiling, again, at me.