The varied travels of the time-honored D&O Diary mug have continued, with appearances here, there and everywhere.
Readers will recall that in a recent post, I offered to send out to anyone who requested one a D&O Diary coffee mug – for free – but only if the mug recipient agreed to send me back a picture of the mug and a description of the circumstances in which the picture was taken. In previous posts (here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here), I published prior rounds of readers’ pictures. The pictures have continued to arrive and I have posted the latest round below.
One reaction I often have when reviewing readers’ mug shots is a recurring wish that I had been present for the reader’s photo shoot. That was certainly my reaction when I viewed the first of today’s featured pictures. The first photo comes to us from loyal reader Mary Irvin of Columbia, South Carolina who sent in this warm picture of her D&O Diary mug in the October sunshine amidst the grapevines at the Opus One winery in Napa Valley, California.
We received quite a number of pictures this time around taken at sporting venues. The first of these sporting pictures comes to us from Mike Parry of Marsh in London, who took a number of mug shots at St. Andrews in Scotland. The picture below is a classic shot of the Swilcan Bridge, with the famous 18th hole of the Old Course in the background.
Our good friend Bill Hopkins of AIG Cat Excess Liability also sent in some golf course pictures, including the one below taken at Stowe, Vermont.
Laura Burke of Lockton also chose a sporting venue for her mug shot. Laura reports that she took this picture from the RT Specialty suite at Soldier Field in Chicago. The picture was jointly submitted by the Lockton Financial Services Team in Chicago with special thanks to Jon Reiner of RT Specialty for taking them to the Bears game.
Apparently inspired by The D&O Diary’s recent travelogue about Lisbon, Richie Leisner of the Trenam Kemker law firm in Tampa sent in this picture of his D&O Diary mug displayed with a number of Lisbon souvenirs. (My Lisbon blog post includes a picture of the actual streetcar to which the souvenir streetcar in the picture below corresponds.)
It wouldn’t be a D&O Diary mug shot gallery without a picture from Asia. This installment’s Asia picture comes to us from Enoch Zhou of AIG in Shanghai. Enoch sent in the great picture taken in the ancient town in Shanghai called Nanxiang. Enoch pointed out something which I had not noticed before, which is that The D&O Diary mugs were made in China. Enoch noted that the mugs had traveled all the way to the U.S. and then back to China.
I have to say, it is so much fun seeing the different places that people have taken their D&O Diary mugs and the great pictures that they have sent back. I never cease to be amazed when people lug their mugs all around the map just to be able to send back a blogworthy mug shot. My thanks to everyone who has sent in a picture.
If there are readers out there who want a mug and have not yet ordered one, I still have some mugs left. If you would like one, just drop me a note and I will be happy to send one along to you. Just remember that if you order a mug, you have to send back a picture. Also, please be patient if you order a mug, it may take a few days for me to get your mug in the mail.