Karma normally comes in the form of a kick in the pants.  So, it came as a surprise this morning when it darn near burnt my hand off.

It’s not really a secret that I turn into a bit of a cheapskate at the Lake Austin Spa.  I sorta go Ross Geller and try to take with me all the freebies possible to make sure I’m getting my money’s worth.  This year I managed to swipe a coffee mug and about 30 teabags. 

Now, I have a certain coffee routine Monday through Wednesday and then Thursday and Friday.   M/T/W I brew coffee at home and bring it to work.  When I get to the office, I pour it into a coffee mug so it has a little more of a “homey” feel.  Th/F are of course designated Starbucks days. 

So, this morning, I go to the kitchen at work to reheat my home brew.  Which is in my Lake Austin Spa mug.  Side note: I rotate mugs weekly.  I heat it up for 40-45 seconds and I go to grab the mug like normal, but HOLY HECK it’s HOT!  Like, probably the hottest thing I’ve ever touched before.  Luckily, the other girl in the kitchen at the time didn’t see me do my Pee Wee Herman tip toe dance as I went from the microwave to the counter on the other side of the kitchen trying not to go full throttle into a Stop, Drop and Roll, nor dropping my precious free mug.  Of course, I ended up with a welt the size of a half dollar on my palm, as well as about half of my coffee on the floor.  TEQUILA!


Clearly, something about that mug is not receptable to the microwave!  And I think that something is karma.