I am currently enjoying a cuppa in my new mug. A mug that was imprinted with one of Rich's famous photographs (such things happen when you know the artist) (and can you see that little bit of dried coffee on the rim? Oh yes...this mug is being enjoyed!) I was presented with the mug yesterday after work as I was headed out to dinner with a good friend. I feel privileged as it was one of the firsts off the press...complete with a spelling mistake on the back (it's in the title...) which just proves Rich's theory that he's darned tired.
Now, I have to say...this is not my most favoritest images he's taken, and I know that I'm in the minority. That's not to say that I don't like it...I do. I just happened to personally grow up in this town and it actually is my hometown. I just think that the little banners that are put up all over town on our street lamps are bit too over the top. It's Prescott. We have problems like everyone else. We also have unique things like everyone else as well...we're not Everybody's Hometown.
This is not Mayberry.
It's still a lovely shot though...because it really does showcase the beauty of the downtown and portrays the feeling of standing on a street in Prescott. And with the printing mistake on the back? Well, that takes the seriousness of the sappy sentimental words of the sign and balances it right out for me. It makes me deliriously happy and giggle...which is exactly the way I'd like to start every day (even if the mistake was pointed out by the artist himself...it's in the title which reads, "Everbody's Hometown...HA! It absolutely kills me...specially when you say it with an accent...also, is everybody's even a word?)
I am already planning on purchasing several of these mugs for family and friends. I'd also like to have Rich print out several of these mugs with this little mistake so I could give them as gifts to the select few that grew up here...
And I have another simple request...
Rich, could you also make the mug say,
"It's Prescott Like Biscuit!"
(only because this is one of the best worst sayings of Everybody's Home Town...)