I have no idea where this came from or how long it's been in my house, but I do know that Jay brought it home and it's his idea of a joke. I'm not a morning person, especially before I've had my coffee. In fact, my morning behaviour can be described as monstrous or vicious. The family knows not to even make eye contact with me. Sometimes for laughs, Jay will bring me coffee in bed in the Tammie mug, usually saying something like, "Wake up Sunshine" or my personal least favorite, "Rise and shine, Angel of the morning." Of course this makes me want to kill him but because I haven't yet had my coffee, I can only summon enough energy to call him an asshole and vow to get my revenge later in the day.
Even though the whole routine irritates me in the morning, it always gives me a chuckle later in the day because, you know, it's just sort of our thing.
(If anyone is interested, I'd love it if you all would share some of the things floating around your house that never fail to cheer you up a bit. Consider this an invite to steal my idea.)