Joy in a cup

It’s nice to have a little caffeine refreshment around while I’m blogging… and I smile every time I look down and see this particular cup:

It reads:  Marian retired. I’m in charge now!  This, of course, riffs off the “Marian the Librarian” character and song from The Music Man.

I love the connection to reel librarians, plus the slightly snarky yet independent and overall positive attitude of the message. And I even like the androgynous nature of the character design — there are awesome librarians out there, full stop, no matter the gender.

Here’s a closeup:

I offered one of these cups as a prize for one of the conference poster sessions I presented about reel librarians, and I liked it so much, I got one for myself!

This cup came from Cafe Press, but it looks like it’s not available anymore. But there’s still a food thermos available with this design — or how it’s described online, a “FUNtainer.” Watch out for that librarian humor. 😉

P.S. I have no connection with Cafe Press, except as a consumer. There’s no paid endorsement or sponsorship here; I just really like this cup.
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2 comments on “Joy in a cup

  1. […] this go-around, I added a film librarian trivia challenge and a giveaway. The prize? This “Marian the Librarian” coffee mug! (I bought two, so I could keep one for […]

  2. […] of the archived posts here on this Reel Librarians blog, and I came across this early post about my “Marian the Librarian” coffee mug. And then two things […]

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