- Molly Shannon did a good imitation of that type of person on Conan about 10 years ago.
- I am a loving Christian ( former Jew) . I cradle my coffee cup, as I cradle my husband's shriveled cock, before I blow that old, wizened geezer.
- It's hard to whimsically cross the screen in a douche commercial unless you have both hands on the mug. Everyone knows that!
- Fascinating thread, OP.
- OP, those of us who weigh less than 400lbs sometimes get cold hands and like to warm them on our mugs.
- Fuck off, OP.
- I've seen Barbra do it!
- If this is the worst of your concerns, consider yourself darn lucky, buster, consider yourself darn lucky.
- Yes, OP. It's usually the sort of twats who cradle their "Greek Shittables" yogurt cartons while sitting in their window seats with their feet up on it, looking smugly dazed in the morning light at the prospect of another satisfying lady shit, with a Persian cat curled around their feet.
You know. That type.
- Lots of people do it in the fall and winter to warm up their hands. What's so strange about that?
- It's too casual. And who drinks out of mugs anyway?
- A beaker for you, dear, I'll save my Royal Doulton with hand painted periwinkles for my more coordinated guests...
- Pretty empty life you lead there OP.
- R11 I do.
- R11 has nothing but paper cups, paper plates and plastic forks and spoons in his kitchen.
- [quote]who drinks out of mugs anyway?
Henri -- moi aussi.
- They are alcoholics and need a drink – they got the shakes!
- Mugs are symptomatic of American crassness.
- r11 slurps his coffee directly out of the pot.
- Cradling the mug is stupid, because if one pours fresh hot coffee into a mug, it gets way too hot on the outside of the mug to hold like that!
- R6 -- Jerry Jewel?
- No woman in my family ever did that. My mother served coffee and tea with cups and saucers. I never saw it in real life until I went to college, one day there was a student who weighted about 90 lbs sitting on a stool, she was feigning interest in the chit-chat around her, but was holding onto her mug with both hands and hovered over it as if it were the only source of warmth in the building. I got the distinct feeling she was doing it because she wanted to look like a heroine from a romantic comedy.
- This is the only way to hold a mug
- That's how I begin every morning, OP. And then, I dial my phone using a pencil.
- OMG, remember 'Cup Hands Here Comes Cadbury's'?
The best one was with the little kids, but that's not online. This one will have to do. It'll make you feel all cosy and autumnal.
- OP, Let's face it, you're jealous of the mug -- you've hot nothing hot or warm on the inside and are desperate to be held like that.
At least the $18 saved you the hourly rate of a therapist.
- Mugs are now declasse? What is the socially acceptable hot beverage holder in that case?
- I agree with the OP. It is stupid to cradle a mug with both hands.
It projects an affectation, a neediness, an insecurity - just like smokers who always have to be handling a cigarette.
- R28, see R26. Such nastiness over the cup makes you the classic psychoanalyst in need of therapy.
- Yeah, R29 is right. R28 is a crazy, misinformed fuck.
- R9, My cat is not Persian
- Jealous of the coffee mug....
Oh, so true...
Well done R26.
- [quote]Who DOES this????
Women in TV commercials. (A Venn diagram would reveal a near exact overlap with the women in other commercials who go about sniffing laundry all day.)
Women who "like to curl up with a good book!"
Women who voice the words "have a nice glass of wine!" as though those words carried great weight and meaning.
- Lisa "Stay" Whatsername Loeb is the patron saint of coffee cup cradlers.
- Ha ha, -r9-. PRECISELY!!!!
- This isn't AT ALL about 'mugs vs. cups', morons -- it's about the stupid need to 'cradle' one's precious coffee or tea. It looks stupid and -r9- captured it, spot ON!
- Just enjoyed a mug of pumpkin spice flavored coffee on this first day of autumn. So comforting and cozy!
- How about cradlers who slurp? That nearly makes me homicidal.
- Smug mug-huggers really make me wanna murder them. Or at least mug them.
- How about cradlers who slurp while gazing into the distance?
- Slurpers, die.
- I thought of you all while I lovingly cradled my coffee mug this morning.
- I don't like espresso because you can't really cradle those little cups.
- People who cradle while describing a mixture of overpriced teas and spices like it's some magical brew make me want to hurt them.
The tea wasn't brewed at Hogwarts, chill out.
- I have a friend like this. There are few things she likes more than curling up with a sweater, a good book, and a cradleable mug of coffee. She's known to love fires in fireplaces and any combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves in her fall food. She adores pumpkin pie.
- The bigger the mug the better.
- Wow, talk about pointless bitchery...
- We're not quite 50 posts in an the bitches about the mug-cradling read more and more as if no one has ever dared to cuddle them.
Looks like my theory proved true.
- They cradle their shit in a mug like it's a kitten or something.
- My guess is that they'd stop cradling if the mug slipped and they burned their precious pingo! Ay-yi-yi-iiiiiiiiii!
- [quote]Mugs are now declasse? What is the socially acceptable hot beverage holder in that case?
- I feel like I saw tons of promo shots of Andie McDowell cradling a mug of a hot liquid in Crystal Cove or Cranberry Cove, whatever her new show is.
- But R51, what about the size issue?
- R53 Nature did not intend slurping. Slobs invented slurping.
- This thread is why I love the DL!
- Women who cradle their coffee mugs give the impression they've suffered a miscarriage
- Are these the same women who wear the sleeves of their sweaters pulled down halfway over their hands?
- Is the mark of the FRAU!
- If it's cold outside and my hands are really cold, and *I* am really cold, I'll 'cradle' with two hands to try and warm up. Once warm, I can't imagine why I'd do that.
- I like the feeling of the heat or cold in my hands. But now that I know that somewhere OP is having a full blown stroke over such an action, I plan to cradle every liquid I come into contact with until he dies.
- R57 Yes. It's supposed to make them look waifish and petit and like they have a head cold.
I don't use a mug. I have a large cup and teapot combo.
- -r59- maybe to look like someone 'cool' in a catalog?
- What's more obnoxious: people who cradle coffee mugs or people who obsess over something so minor?
- A Google Images search of "woman drinking search" produced this as the first image.
- Not about the mug cradling per se but about the travel mug, the refillable mug, the paper cup of hot liquid, the bottle of water or latest fad liquid that people carry around like a pacifier. It's one of the surefire ways to spot a North American tourist abroad where natives consume their drink of choice in a civilized manner sitting or standing in a bistro or cafe before they proceed on their way.
But I digress.
- [quote]I have a friend like this. There are few things she likes more than curling up with a sweater, a good book, and a cradleable mug of coffee. She's known to love fires in fireplaces and any combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves in her fall food. She adores pumpkin pie.
Did your friend used to work with me, R45? My co-worker said that her mother was cold, distant, & emotionally abusive. This poor woman craves COZY! to an almost desperate degree & I've always thought that might be due to her lack of affection & comforting cuddling as a baby & child.
- This big warm mug of camomile tea is making me forget all about the fetus I just flushed away!
- How else am I to properly reminisce over my summer fling in Paris with Jean Luc?
- Mind your own fucking business, you cunt!
- Quite true, R65. So many Americans seem obsessed with downing liquids at all times, or at the least carrying about with them big ass bottles of liquids for that purpose. Fat Americans are the worst, toting water bottles proportional to their own jumbo size. They can't comprehend how someone could so much as cross the street or wipe his ass unarmed for "hydration."
- Don't forget adult sippy cups, R70.
- I love nothing more than cradling a wee acorn filled with hot chocolate. It keeps my belly warm during the harsh winter nights.
- They obviously MUST be drinking Sanka decaffeinated coffee!
The Sanka Lady
- I just adore a nice big mug of High Point Coffee!
- R10 is the sort of wannabe anorexic who screeches when people see her hugging a hot mug of cocoa-mocha-caramel-whip-sprinkle-bubble-tea as whipped cream drips from her little mustaches,
"I'M ONLY TRYING TO WARM MY HANDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! JESUS CHRIST!!!!!! BOOHOOHOOHOO!!!!!!!"
- And I have Raynaud's Syndrome!!!
- A new guy at work tried to start up a 'let's bully the gay guy' thing, lots of little nasty quips at my expense, one of which was bizarrely about my coffee mug being camp. No fucking idea why.
Came into work one day 2 weeks ago and all the coffee mugs had been replaced with pink mugs with sparkly unicorns and "does this mug make me look gay" printed on the side. Seems the rest of the office didn't like the gay bullying vibe and had paid for new mugs for everyone.
No idea if the mugs have been cradled, cupped, hugged or otherwise, I just like my coworkers a lot right now.
- That's so sweet, R77. I want to cradle your co-workers.
- ... and 'cradlers' invariably have ugly, clubby, chapped-looking fingers. So ugly.
- Why isn't he being fired? File a complaint. Two more and he's fucked.
- This is a CLASSIC Julia Roberts move. She is an accomplished actress!
Typically wearing a well-word cardigan while stroking her mug.
- ^^ Oops, meant to type "well-worn" but that works too.
- What's on a coffee cradlers iPod?
- R80 My boss came and spoke to me about it, she'd heard him making a couple of barbed comments, but I told her I'd stick it out unless it got worse. Everything he said could be construed as a joke and would be very hard to prove otherwise. Since the mugs incident I think he's cottoned on that the rest of the staff are *not* with him and the fact that my boss noticed without me saying anything means he won't get away with anything.
He'll be going back to South Africa in a year anyway so not a problem.
- I have greatly enjoyed this mug cradling hate thread.
But what I hate more is people who cannot stir in their mug without making all the clinking noises. Im working on banning real silverware from my office, only plastic spoons allowed. Fuck going green!
- I wonder how the gender breakdown would look if we did an actual survey on the question.
- These kinds of threads are like magnets for anti-social types.
- Coffee. Fresh, rich and deep in flavor.
Coffee hot and dark----a whole lot of coffee.
Coffee that warms and pleases your life a little---and for the time of a cupful, makes it that much enjoyable.
This is today’s SANKA coffee, it is meant to be enjoyed a lot. Have more, have a whole day of it! Only the richest coffee beans go into it---only the caffeine comes out of it! But you can’t taste the caffeine in any cup of coffee.
Have it right into the night, today’s SANKA coffee, still remarkably 97% caffeine-free!
It comes in instant and ground. So soothing and relaxing! Have a WHOLE DAY OF IT!
Sanka coffee. You deserve it.
The Sanka Lady
- DISCLAIMER. THIS COFFEE IS NOT SUITABLE FOR SOCIAL PARASITES, TOMATO NAZIS, FASCISTS IN GENERAL, MUSICAL BOTS OF ANY MONIKER, THE POOR AND UNWASHED, OR ANYONE LIVING WEST OF THE NASSAU/SUFFOLK COUNTY LINE.
- ....AND ALL THAT WEST TEXAS TRASH, TOO.
- Wow OP. You have nothing better to worry about?
- [quote]These kinds of threads are like magnets for anti-social types.
r87 knows this because she is anti-social and she is posting on this thread!
- You have to kind of shrug your shoulders too when you cradle your mug. There is a technique to it.
- Mmmmm. Coffee....
- R94, that obviously was part of two girls and a cup.
- When cradling goes wrong (Hugh Jackman is WHAT?):
- I liked R96
- Perfect, r94
- Brrr, it's cold....
- Sleeves and cradle
- Nice, R100. Extra points for oversized sweater and pensive look.
- Cradling a coffee cup has nothing on laughing alone with salad.
- Bosom clutch, and such a pretty face.
- Over 100 replies on cradling a coffee mug. I think this thread could become legendary.
- I'm a professional, you hater.
- Well, this thread took a turn for the better.
More pictures, please.
- R103, that's a naughty cradler. She's got more than Plath on her mind.
- A classic beauty and a cradler
- I just can't imagine living a life where seeing something like this would even register with me, much less bother me enough to pay $18 to bitch about it.
- Oh, I should have read past the first page. LOL.
- When a legend cradles (minus points for paper cup):
- Man cradler.
- Metrosexual cradler.
- Tea cup cradler
- And the rest of the lot
- Tsk1 Tsk! It's not classic cradling if it doesn't involve two hands around the cup. Some of the pictures being posted of classic cradling are making me want to come unglued. STUPID LOOKING! Why is it so pervasive? What is the fucking POINT!?
- It just makes me want to barf.
- It's a psychological crutch, OP.
- [quote]I just can't imagine living a life where seeing something like this would even register with me, much less bother me enough to pay $18 to bitch about it.
I must agree, even though there's some amusing shit in this thread.
- Who says the OP registered just to talk about this?
- r102, Im glad you posted that. I bet people who cradle coffee mugs make up 99% of those who use "veggies" for vegetables when they talk. They need those mugs slapped out their hands immediately!
- Uh oh, R121 would hate me.
- Btw, I don't understand some of you people complaining about the mugs -- wtf else would someone drink coffee/tea/hot chocolate out of, if not a mug?
- R123, a cup.
- R121 Same ones who use "yummy" as an adjective. God, I hate that.
- I'm the OP. I've been registered on DL for YEARS. This is the first time I've gone public with my roiling, seething, overwhelming hatred of 'cradlers'. It was time. And I'd like to thank those who have stood by me, posted pictures of the hideous practice and basically affirmed me with their 'cradling' hatred, too. I'm a better person for this. Thank you. (Sobbing . . . )
- [quote]Yes, OP. It's usually the sort of twats who cradle their "Greek Shittables" yogurt cartons while sitting in their window seats with their feet up on it, looking smugly dazed in the morning light at the prospect of another satisfying lady shit, with a Persian cat curled around their feet.
[quote]You know. That type.
It's all Carole King's fault!
- Franco cradling in the cowl neck was taking it too far.
It's way too fucked up, even for this thread.
Stop it. Please close this thread down now.
- Actresses in tv and movies love doing the cup cradle. Just like when they play pregnant women they always walk around with their hand resting on the baby bump.
- [quote]even though there's some amusing shit in this thread.
Not really, unless you find late-stage dementia amusing.
- -r129- You are so-ooooo right. And there could be a whole other thread on the horrible term 'baby bump'. So stupid and annoying!
- I HATE "veggies" and "yummy" too, R121 R102 R125.
- OMG! My heart goes out! I'm cradling as I type!
- Someone's getting ready to curl up with a good book and cradle a big warm mug!
- omg r134, kill it with fire!
- I hope the cat knocks that ugly-ass mug over onto that ugly-ass sofa. We'll see if there's any 'cradling' THEN!!!! Bwahahahahahahaha!
- Cup and mug cradlers are the same fine folks who 'pair' wine with food. Full of CRAP.
- So toasty warm!
- Even a career woman has time to cradle her coffee during her busy day!
- Advanced cradling technique.
- Vertically fetal cradler. The worst kind.
- OMFG @ R140's pic!
- Wtf is the difference between a cup and a mug?
- Is it strongly suggested that cradlers play Natalie Merchant's "Thank You" in the background as they bask in the comfort and support a warm mug giveth?
It wouldn't seem like that would top the cradling playlist and she would be the doyenne of the cradling community.
- Sarah McLaughlin "In the Arms of an Angel" is good for post-miscarriage coffee cradling.
- r147 That also works for middle-aged cradlers after their first born leaves for college. Particularly on a rainy afternoon and preferably sitting in the spawn's bedroom, surrounded by stuffed animals and cheerleading trophies.
- Sorry, I'm not going to drink my coffee out of a delicate little teacup. If it bothers you then MYOB.
- Oversize cable knit sweaters are de rigueur when cradling your coffee. They make the whole experience extra cozy.
- big, ugly, chapped-looking man hands (on women) seem to be part of this whole cradling thing, too!
- Is it truly cradling if there's no window with promising sunlight beaming in, symbolizing hope? What if one cradles at night, or under fluorescents?
Is this actual cradling or just a bastardized version?
These are really important questions.
- Mug cradling is usually done with contemplative indie folk music playing softly in the background.
- Marry me R140.
- Breakfast nooks were made for coffee cup cradling.
- And to think I was thisclose to swearing off DL for good, not really, I have no life, but you must admit it has been pretty boring here of late. And then, this magical thread comes onto the scene. Thank you, OP, rarely have I seen a thread so strangely random and yet oddly specific. As soon as I read your original post the image of a woman in an oversized sweater cradling a hot cup of coffee entered my brain and I have been laughing ever since. Thanks, OP!
- ... and to think: This thread isn't even salacious.
- -r152- I do think proper cradling does involve looking out a window, wistfully. There are just so many awful components to this cradling crap. It's mind-boggling as well as completely stupid-looking.
- Edgier, 90s-era cradlers often opt for some Enya, although the crass arrangements can often interrupt the introspection and melancholy synonymous with cradling.
Widowed, 70s-era cradlers often put "Because the Night" on a loop for their cradling accompaniment. The schmaltzier ones who's kids did not enroll in state schools prefer Carole King's "So Far Away."
The 80s were a bad time for cradling, as no music - which is integral to a genuine cradling experience - was well suited (Suzanne Vega being the exception). In many ways, the cradling movement was a result of the slew of bad coffee commercials in the 1980s and, of course, "Thirtysomething." For that, we'll always be grateful.
Also, cradling is most effectively enjoyed during the fifth and seventh day of menstruation, preferably with a tampon string hanging a quarter-inch outside the left labial fold. Anything less is far too formal and anything more is just whorish.
- This woman is going apple picking and leaf peeping after she finishes her delicious pumpkin spice coffee.
- There's something lesbianic about these cradlers. Not in the Subaru-driving, farmer's tan, Rotweiller way, but more the "I ate out my roommate in college after two Piña Colladas and can't get it out of my head" way.
It's as if they're overcompensating for the snatch taste in their mouth and any residual guilt by appearing hauntingly vulnerable, delicate and feminine. No real muff diver would ever cradle. Unless it's a Foster's oil can.
- no -161- She's looking forward to massive, caffeine-induced DUMP!
- Do these cradlers exist in real life or are they a fictional creation of advertising executives, gay stylists, and photographers all of whom are likely male?
- I love when people always eat fast food burgers with two hands like they're so formidable. Please. The real burgers are never that big and stuffed full of toppings.
- I can honestly say that never in *real life* have I seen anyone -- male or female -- cradle their coffee, cocoa, tea, whatever. It's made-up ad agency bullshit! And I hate it!
- Oh, MOCHA!
- I realize no one wants to know, but I cradle my drink because i have tremors. Trying to use one hand with a mug or cup just makes it more noticeable.
Other than that, the pictures and perception of the big sweatered dreamy eyed frau is excellent and silly. But advertising isn't known for it's subtlety.
- I actually have Raynaud's Syndrome. It's a weird circulatory condition that causes coldness and slight numbness in the fingers and toes. My fingertips sometimes turn the color of chicken fat from it. It's odd because it can be unpredictable. I tend to get it when it's colder, but not always. Sometimes I've gotten it when it's 60 out. I do use my coffee cup as a warming device, but I'm not really conscious of how I hold it when I do.
- R57, that is hilarious!
I want to hurt women who pull their sweaters and shirts way down to cover their hands as an affection and trendy way to look what they think is 'hip'.
It is so stupid.
Sam (Kelly Monaco) does this on General Hospital.
They look like pea brains.
- R169, I thought they were actually making sweaters and other tops with sleeves that are too long ON PURPOSE, i.e., no pulling down needed.
- People who 'cradle' because of circulatory and/or nerve problems, like a couple previous posters, are exempt from the ridicule. We're talking here about pure affectation in ads, etc. The sweater-sleeve aspect is equally cringe-worthy. It just keeps getting worse. Do people in other countries DO THIS!?
- One the R.A.'s in my dorm freshman year was an incorrigible sweater-sleeve-tugger mug hugger. At floor meetings she'd always be cradling a cup.
- I work with a woman who does that. She comes into work wearing the least ammount of clothes that she can get away with then complains that she is cold and cuddles up with her coffee mug all morning.
Makes feel all stabby.
- A Yankee Candle burning nearby adds to the ambience in the breakfast nook.
- "I can just imagine sitting here having a morning cup of coffee!"
- Gee, where else am I going to store my "morning Joe"?
- R172, I bet in the lounge of your dorm she elected to sit on the floor too, right? Legs curled close to her chest, her huge sweater stretched over her knees. That chick was in my dorm too, only it was 1991. She was a Fräulein then, she's surely a Frau today.
- Most excellent coffee commercial (featuring woman who giggles winsomely as she cradles.)
- OK people, I think we've all had enough of you discovering Google Images for the first time and dragging your loot to this thread. It is not amusing anymore.
- r179 = cradling her coffee barefoot and counting the crow's feet.
- OP, my butt cheeks cradle your coffee.
- R179 needs a nice warm mug of Swiss Miss to cradle.
- the reason people cradle their bowls and mugs is the equivalent to why dogs bite anyone trying to touch their food bowls while they're eating. It's animal instinct. Of course, humans are capable of critical thinking and the reason humans "guard" their food is usually because they came from an environment where they felt the need to protect their food from others. Perhaps they came from a big family where there was not quite enough to satisfy their hunger or perhaps they came from an environment where there was a lot of arguing and fighting going on and they felt the need to protect what they had or used the little they had as a way to feel comfort. It's no mystery and there's a reason why they are in "protect" mode.
- R66, I cannot stand people who over-emphasize being 'cozy' and crave cozy, like your co-worker.
It is repellent and off-putting.
- My question is why do Brits always say "Let's have a nice cup of tea". Is there such a thing as a "not nice" cup of tea?
- Here's one for the ladies. Apparently oversize sweaters are de rigueur but panties are optional.
- Ava Gardner to therapist: Because I was promoted as a sort of a siren and played all those sexy broads, people made the mistake of thinking I was like that off the screen.
Therapist (cradling her mug) And how does that make you feel?
- These women who deliberately wear their sweaters with long sleeves covering their hands grab onto the long sleeves with their fingers as they are wearing it - and hold on as if a security blanket.
They have the same psychological dimension of people who hold onto to their coffee/tea mugs with both handles.
Insecure people who feel uncomfortable in the world.
- both hands - not both handles
- I nurse a scotch. It does dry out the nipples though.
- well thank you, -r183-. Now go back to working on your dissertation.
- Oh hell, hilarious thread!
- r178, that ad is terrifically terrible.
- [quote]My question is why do Brits always say "Let's have a nice cup of tea". Is there such a thing as a "not nice" cup of tea?
They don't always do, not even in sitcoms, soaps, and kitchen sink dramas, and from my observations it's only occasionally, even infrequently heard. Same for a cup of coffee.
Brits and Americans are in the same guilty boat, however, in making "a nice glass of wine" an almost standard code for "glass of wine". Which makes me wish for a great trans-Atlantic smack to wipe the smug innuendo out of the lot of them. It's more a chick thing, of course, and the Brits are less shy about changing up "nice glass" as "nice bottle".
I have a sister-in-law who likes a nice box of wine every day, though the euphemism, in her case, is "nice glass of wine". Were she a bit younger (and less addled by all that fucking wine), she would have been a (nice) coffee cup cradler with wet sweater sleeves.
- Meg Ryan circa 1995 is the patron saint of sweater sleeve pullers everywhere. She perfected the practice while cocking her head and mulling quizzically over life's sheer unpredictability. I'm sure she cradled too although that image is not seared on my brain quite so much.
- [quote]My question is why do Brits always say "Let's have a nice cup of tea". Is there such a thing as a "not nice" cup of tea?
I'm guilty of this. Sorry. But it's one of the few truly twee Britishisms that are left in this land of ours, so I think a lot of us hang on to it. It's reassuring, but you won't find us cradling our mugs or cups. The only cradling you see here is coffee or Lemsip adverts- or, yes, in a soap when a woman has had a traumatic experience. Usually with wet eyes, straggly hair and a lot of dramatic pauses.
But well done for the excellent thread, OP.
*hugs a cushion whilst eating ice cream from the tub like a fat cow*
- R185 -- I take that invitation as "shorthand" meaning, "Let's have a nice visit over a cup of tea." You're being too literal.
However, if you want a Not Nice cup of tea, try that awful trendy rooibos (bush) tea - ugh!
- Lipton, Twinings, any of those North American brands are 'not nice' cups of tea, really anything other than PG Tips or Fortnum & Mason.
- I've been cradling my tea mug with fierce purpose these past few days, and chuckling in your general direction, DL.
- PG Tips has actually made be throw up. Twice. I started a thread about it a couple of years ago. It was probably the tannins in it. Anyway, a couple of posters said it was "common" tea for chavs.
- R198 Liptons was founded in Glasgow, Scotland by Thomas Lipton, a Scottish grocer who set up his own tea plantations and Twinings was founded in Andover, England by Thomas Twining, an English merchant.
R200 PG Tips isn't a chav tea, it's just standard tea, like Tetleys or Typhoo. There's no right or wrong tea, just personal taste.
- I don't mind when people cradle their coffee mugs, but it drives me nuts when they finger the rim of the mug with one hand while holding in the other hand.
- In the '80s, before Starbucks was a big deal in California, I was in an acting program with this gaudy rich girl. She'd drive up in her BMW and hop out with lattes for herself and her two special friends. The building was freezing in the morning, so the three of them would shuffle around the hallways, lattes cradled in their hands, muttering in their shakiest baby voices "Caffe latte... Caffe latte..."
It was horrible back then. But it's kind of funny to do it now, with my partner in our own kitchen.
- I cradle my coffee mug, I laugh out loud when I eat salad alone, and the only way I will eat yogurt is sitting sideways in an armchair and kicking my feet in the air joyfully.
- What about when the mug itself is wearing a sweater?
- Cradle me again!
- You really are a cunt, Julie.
- That dumb girl in that 8 O'Clock coffee commercial who slurps her coffee before going into a job interview cradles her mug! I'm glad she lost the job!
- I cradle one-handed so I can hear the ocean without a shell!
- There was a cradling-your-coffee joke on Dads (the new FOX show) tonight. Yeah, I don't know why I was watching.
Brenda Song says to Giovanni Ribisi: "Stop holding you coffee like that -- it looks like you're in a bone loss drug commercial."
- Cradle all of your food with the Buddha bowl:
- Is it wrong that I reallllly want one of those Buddha Bowls?
- I've always wanted a Buddha bowl too. It's making me worry I might be a stage 1 cradler.
- No, 212, but it's wrong to pay $28 for it.
- Is it gauche to cuddle syrup?
- Haven't seen this in MY country
- I prefer the tea pot/cup combo.
- I cradled a huge mug of Swiss Miss last night in honor of this thread.
- I just saw this commercial and thought of this thread (@:17):
- People who do that (cradle their drinks) look like hamsters at their water bottles. It's really stupid looking.
- What about people put their cats in cradle ?
- Indoor scarf wearing, sweater sleeve pulling, cup cradlers unite in coziness!
- Do coffee cradlers ever give their mugs butterfly kisses?
- In commercials, it gives the model something to do with her hands.
The over-sized mug craze of the 90s made mug hugging mandatory as you were holding earthenware plus a pint of latte.
At work, mug hugging prevents hand fluttering when talking.
- Mug hugging is a way of covering their tits.
- [quote]That dumb girl in that 8 O'Clock coffee commercial who slurps her coffee before going into a job interview cradles her mug! I'm glad she lost the job!
Shows how out of touch people are. A major rule of going into a job interview is not to eat/drink anything that will make your breath smell. Also, you don't want to have to pee.
- [quote]A major rule of going into a job interview is not to eat/drink anything that will make your breath smell. Also, you don't want to have to pee.
"We'd hire you, but you reek of macchiato and you peed on my good chair."
- Andie MacDowell on the Hallmark Channel's worldwide smash hit Cedar Grove.
- I can't wait until Christmas time. I'll be curled up under the tree getting all nostalgic about my childhood. Back then the whole family would gather by the fire and sing carols. We cared so much about each other. Sometimes we would venture out into the wood while the snow gently fell down on us. We always knew we could look forward to the warmth and love that our family would provide once we returned to the hearth.
It was like Currier & Ives, Martha Stewart, and Thomas Kinkaid all rolled up into One. Good times.
- Very sweet [r229]
- I'm also peeved by the way Mary Louise Parker was always sucking down on her iced latte on 'Weeds'. I had to stop watching after the third season because I couldn't stand it any more. The constant sucking on that damn straw like there was some kind of life force in that cup. It was like a juvenile form of coffee cradling.
- I hope the Christmas Mouse soon comes out of hibernation to finally settle this important issue.
- Ha, R231 - I thought exactly the same thing about MLP in Weeds. It was distracting!
- Great point, R231, R233.
I cannot understand why Jennifer Garner is constantly getting large coffees to go at Starbucks during her daily jaunts outside in Brentwood with her kids as shown in the constant photos at radaronline.com, mailonline.com, and maybe justjared.com.
Can't Jennifer make coffee at home and drink it? Doesn't she have a travel coffee mug to put it in? Doesn't Jennifer have a coffee maker at home with a travel mug?
On the other hand, maybe I read that she or Ben have a contract with Starbucks so that would explain the constant run to Starbucks for coffee.
- People who are constantly sucking on those lattes, fattes, whatever, must have rancid, awful coffee breath.
- Love that pic of Andie at R228. She's so sexy. Dayum. That show is boring as hell but whoever is director of photography is earning his paycheck. That show is shot fucking BEAUTIFULLY. No lie.
- These's a nip in the air tonight! Time for coffee cradling!
- There's a cozy, toasty little special section in Hell for people who cradle their coffee. See if you still feel a 'nip' in the air then, smarty pants!
- I wish I had a good mug to hug right now.
I would hug it snugly AND smugly!
- I was -2 C tonight, and I have a terrible cold.
I cradled my mug and felt so much better.
- Jesus Christ on a Crutch, people -- get a dog to cradle! Or a boyfriend!
- I cradle my coffee cup for practical reasons. I have an anxiety disorder and cradling it helps keep my hands from shakiing. It's one of my million coping mechanisms.
- R241, calm the fuck down.
Maybe you're the one who is boyfriend deprived.
You don't cuddle with your loved one when you're sick, coughing and sneezing. If you don't want him to get sick, you respect that.
- I think we need up distinguish between people who cradle for warmth and those twee people who see cradling as expressing their cozy personality.
- I'm under my hand woven Angora rabbit throw right now, cradling my Indonesian Kopi Luwak Coffee at 600 dollars a pound it's a steal.
- -r243- Dork. You fell for it.
- Or if you're confessing you're a troll, R246, then you're an idiot. And a troll.
That makes you pathetic, perfect for the current DL.
- Bring on the coffee cradlers. 'tis the season. Brrr-rrrrr! The nights and mornings are chilly. Time for people to start acting silly.
- Is the Christmas mouse a cradler?
- I had to stop. I broke too many mugs.
- Some major coffee mug cradling by Scarlett on Nashville Wednesday night!
- Had some great cradling moments over Thanksgiving weekend. So comfy cozy!
- Cradle me AGAIN!!!!
- I cradled to a crescent moon.
- I'm guessing half the country will be a-cradlin' to beat the band for the next several days. Send in your best cradlin' shots! Don't forget to pull your sweater sleeves down over your hands! And be sure and sit in a windowseat.
- A new product revolutionizes mug cradling:
- Link to full story of the cradler's cup:
- [R22] nailed it saying that they want to look like a romantic comedy heroine. When I was younger I did it because I wanted to be like Lorelai Gilmore.
- A warm toasty bump on a cold winter day. Cradle away, cozy friends!