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Karl Pearson-Cater  #Minneapolis ☕️💥👌🏻 Every Monday I post a pic of my mug and the mug I am drinking from. B/c Every Mug Has a Story [_]D

http://t.bigboxcar.com/post/162937341897/mugshot-monday-every-mug-has-a-story

Saw this sweating man at the bus stop. 😂
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#minneapolis #latergram

Mugshot Monday - “Happy Face” mug with Twin Cities Blend by Peace Coffee .

That smile on my face – and on my mug – is because I’m so happy to be drinking coffee again!
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I went the last 5 weeks without coffee and the last 4 weeks without caffeine.
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“Why the hell would you want to do that?” asked everyone I mentioned it to.
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I’ve been fully caffeinated for the last 20+ years and wanted to see what it felt like to give my body a break from processing coffee beans and caffeine. Plus I was drinking 3 to 4 mugs of coffee every day which seemed like too much.
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I was worried about sleep deprivation and not being able to function while going caffeine-free. I was dead wrong about that. Here are some things I noticed during the experiment:
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🔸 I slept better. Not a surprise, but cool to confirm.
🔸 After week one of no caffeine, it was easier to wake up. I was more alert. I could not believe it! This. Did. Not. Make. Sense.
🔸The “quitting caffeine” headaches are real. They only lasted 48 hours for me, but it felt like I was wearing a brick bandana on my head. I weaned myself: Went from 4 mugs per day to 1 mug per day for one week, and then green tea for one week before going totally caffeine-free. That worked great.
🔸I enjoyed exploring new flavors of caffeine-free tea.
🔸Montana Gold by @TeaSource was my favorite morning tea. Something about the spicy cinnamon helped me start my mornings the best.
🔸The Turmeric Ginger tea at @Peace_Coffee Shop was my favorite afternoon tea. Smooth and comforting, yet spicy.
🔸Drinking booze the night before made me want coffee and caffeine more severely in the morning. So, I stopped drinking booze the night before.
🔸By the final week, I was missing the taste of coffee more than the effects of caffeine.
🔸I got a very familiar and satisfying feeling sipping hot caffeine-free drinks. I think it wasn’t just the caffeine I was craving, it was the ritual.
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My conclusion is pretty damning: I thought I needed caffeine to stay awake and be alert, but I didn’t. In fact, I felt more alert for longer periods of time than when I was using caffeine, probably because I didn’t have the crashes.
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Prince on the left smiling at the awesome shot of Prince on the right. Detail of @robertwhitmanphoto's contact sheet at the MPLS Photo Center "Pre-Fame" exhibit. .
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#latergram #robertwhitman #prince #minneapolis

My favorite 3 photos of Prince by @robertwhitmanphoto. Very cool collection at Mpls Photo Center.
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#robertwhitman #prince #minneapolis

Prince Pre-Fame exhibit by @robertwhitmanphoto 💯

And the winner of the #400thMugshotMonday Buffalo Trace coffee mug giveaway is . . . @melanieceraso!
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Congratulations! I'll send a message to figure out mug delivery deets!
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Thanks to everyone who entered. And thanks to @deneen_pottery and @nilesrun for making this possible. Super fun!
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Special thanks to my 9YO who wanted to print out all the entries, cut them up, and pick one from the mug. Awesome idea.
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#mugshotmonday #giveaway

One more day to enter! 🙌🏻💥☕️
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I’m giving away this awesome @BuffaloTrace coffee mug! It’s hand crafted by the fine folks at @Deneen_Pottery.
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I’m celebrating my 400th #MugshotMonday by giving away one of the two coffee mugs featured in the photo posted last Monday. See the #400thMugshotMonday hashtag to read all about it.
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You have a chance to win this mug if you follow these carefully crafted instructions:
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1. Like this photo
2. Tag a friend in the comments who you’d love to get a cup of coffee or tea (or whiskey) with!
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That’s it! (Comments on this post OR last week's giveaway are valid entries for winning the mug)
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I started my Mugshot Monday project way back in 2009. It’s kinda nuts. Link in bio for details on the project if you're curious.
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This specific Buffalo Trace coffee mug appeared in my 400th mugshot and was held by Niles Deneen who runs Deneen Pottery. They made this lovely hand thrown ceramic mug. It was a very special Mugshot Monday for me and I thought it'd be fun to give this mug away to someone!
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I’ll randomly pick a winner on Tuesday, September 12th*. Good luck.
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*USA entries only. Delicious Buffalo Trace whisky not included in prize.
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#coffeemug #giveaway #fun! #coffeecheers #mugmonday #mugshotmondays

Mugshot Monday - “I ❤️ NY” mug with Sweet Sarsaparilla tea by @TeaSource
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Today we remember those who lost their lives on this day in 2001.
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I can still see the World Trade Center towers in New York City collapsing on live TV, and then we heard about the other planes crashing in Washington, DC and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
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Thanks to my friend @kavanagh7263 who gave me this mug earlier this year. He told me he raised this cup on the 10th anniversary of the attacks.
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I do really love New York City. It’s like the biggest small city in America – all of those small ethnically diverse neighborhoods just go on forever!
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It feels like the city – and the nation – have recovered since 2001, but we’ll always remember that terrible day. That is certain.
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See also my 400+ photos from the Mugshot Monday project here: www.MugshotMonday.com – Every Mug Has A Story
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#mugshotmonday #I❤️NY #newyorkcity #911 #september11 #tea #coffeemug #Sarsaparilla #teasource #coffeecheers #mugmonday #mugshotmondays

Sly squirrel has found THE PERFECT hiding spot. Shhhhhhh. 😂

I'm giving away the @buffalotrace mug that Niles Deneen is holding in this photo! Check my previous photo for how to enter! Fun outtake from the 400th #mugshotmonday posted this week.
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#400thMugshotMonday

I’m giving away this awesome @BuffaloTrace coffee mug! It’s hand crafted by the fine folks at @Deneen_Pottery.
.
I’m celebrating my 400th #MugshotMonday by giving away one of the two coffee mugs featured in the photo posted last Monday. See the #400thMugshotMonday hashtag to read all about it.
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You have a chance to win this mug if you follow these carefully crafted instructions:
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1. Like this photo
2. Tag a friend in the comments who you’d love to get a cup of coffee or tea (or whiskey) with!
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That’s it!
.
I started my Mugshot Monday project way back in 2009. It’s kinda nuts. Link in bio for details on the project if you're curious.
.
This specific Buffalo Trace coffee mug appeared in my 400th mugshot and was held by Niles Deneen who runs Deneen Pottery. They made this lovely hand thrown ceramic mug. It was a very special Mugshot Monday for me and I thought it'd be fun to give this mug away to someone!
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I’ll randomly pick a winner on Tuesday, September 12th*. Good luck.
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*USA entries only. Delicious Buffalo Trace whisky not included in prize.
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#coffeemug #giveaway #fun!

Mugshot Monday - “@BuffaloTraceDistillery” mug by Deneen Pottery with Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
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There’s whisky in my mug tonight because I’m celebrating my 400th Mugshot Monday!
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I started my Mugshot Monday project in 2009 and thought I’d post my mugs for a year. And as the years stacked up I’ve said many times, “I can’t believe I’ve posted this many photos!” But for some reason, 400 mugshots just seems totally and utterly bananas to me. I can’t even believe it.
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Niles Deneen joined me to help celebrate this momentous occasion! Niles runs a really great coffee mug company called @Deneen_Pottery in St. Paul. He’s an all around super amazing person, and Deneen Pottery makes these rad hand-thrown ceramic Buffalo Trace mugs.
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I really had NO IDEA what mug I would use for this 400th mugshot. I wanted it to be special and decided celebrating it properly needed to involve whiskey.
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I thought to ask Niles if Deneen Pottery made any shot glasses or mugs for whiskey brands and I nearly fell out of my chair when he mentioned “@BuffaloTrace”.
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Their whiskey is so gooooooooooooood.
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Today’s Mugshot Monday turned out super awesome! I continue to be in awe of the serendipity I experience doing this project every week.
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Cheers, friends! I hope you drank from an awesome mug today, too.
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See also: Link in my bio to view my Ignite Minneapolis presentation where I try to explain why the heck I post these Mugshot Mondays every week (bonus video link at the end).
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See also also my 400+ photos from the Mugshot Monday project here: www.MugshotMonday.com – Every Mug Has A Story.
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#MugshotMonday #BuffaloTrace #bourbon #whisky #400 #DeneenPottery #handthrown #ceramics #coffeemug #WhiskeyMug #coffeecheers #mugmonday #mugshotmondays

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