This is my favorite mug. It's important to have a good mug for tea or coffee, especially when writing. It's difficult for me to write when I don't have tea. This particular mug is the perfect size and shape, and it's one of a kind, I probably would never be able to replace it. I got it at the first year I went to the Gig Harbor Art Tour, where all the artists in the area open up their studios and put their stuff on display for sale and admiration. I remember this mug was on an "oops" table at a pottery artist's studio, and cost five dollars. I don't really know what the imperfection was, because it was perfect for me!
Rothko likes the mug too. Or, rather, he likes to at least have a taste of whatever is in it.