if it happens at the right time to me I fell like somebodies taken away my lollypop... :(
I always did that too, my solution is to put my cups in the center of a roll of duct tape. It looks odd to just have a roll of duct tape laying on your desk, and it doesn't fit every cup. But it's tall enough and heavy enough to prevent most spills.
that is a great idea.. also, now you never have to look for the duct tape.
That Is Brilliant.
and this is why they invented thermos(es?) :P
I used to use a sippy cup in highschool. It had rocketships on it x3
It was totally worth it >.<
I do that ALL the time. Even when it seems impossible for it to actually happen. So, I know your pain. XD
Wait, aren't you a cyclist? Isn't this what Camelbacks (tm) are for? ;-)
You need something like this: http://www.bonanzle.com/booths/Glasseye/items/POST_TOASTIES_No_Spill_coffee_mug_corn_flakes_cereal_CW
Baha, you're an engineer. Why not approach this as a problem you're already trained to solve? :)
Needed: cup solution which accounts for the tolerances of social aesthetics and personal klutziness. :D
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Because, being klutzy is not a sin, we're all guilty. Keeping this from being a frustration is totally an engineering problem and you're probably just the girl for the job. Just let us know what you devise so that everyone benefits!
Maybe use some weak velcro to give it stability, but not cause Jam to use a jerky motion when grabbing it to drink from and thus cause more spillage...
OR! Get a mug that's wider at the bottom.
But I liiiiiiiiiike my mug it's preeeeeeeeeeetyyyyy
Well another solution could be to put the mug in that spot between your keyboard and screen. Since the hand rarely goes there, except maybe to write a memo or something, it appears to be a safe haven for coffe mugs.
A coffee IV drip and and pole could solve this problem.
Mechanical Engineering solution ... radius(base) > radius(top) AND height < radius(base)
Suggested from Electrical Engineering ... time constant to empty = f (capacity, resistance flow). RC circuit. Capacity should be maximized, so increase flow resistance. I.e., put a closeable lid on it.
My cup is a squat truncated cone with a rotating, sealable lid. Hard to tip over and if tipped, d(coffee)/dt is small and I can prevent a BP sized spill on my desk. Lid also reduces heat transfer problem. :)
This never happens to me. It's not that I'm especially careful in general, but it seems that my brain has a subroutine dedicated to keeping track of full recipients, and avoiding spilling them.
Somehow, it never happens to me. It's not that I'm especially careful, but it seems my brain processes include a subroutine dedicated to keeping track of the spatial positions of full recipients around me, and avoiding to spill them.
This is one of the few reasons that I'm glad I am (most likely) OCD. I can almost never ignore a glass that has liquid in it, especially when it's either likely to be knocked over by someone or less than like a foot away from the edge of a counter/table. Usually I just put things further away and put up with the fact that I have to actually make an effort to reach for it. >.>
I can recommend an *excellent* thermos sippy-cup:
I've been using them for years, they're amazingly well designed. Costco sells them occasionally, or you can order through the web site.
I am, amazingly, not too bad with drinks. My clumsiness tends to maifest more often in *just* missing the doorway and smacking my shoulder on the frame on the way through and not being able to move my arm properly for the bruise for the next three days... >.>
I spill any cup, anytime...
It's so great to find a new etoon and spending an afternoon doing the archive. Yes, I found my way from QC to WT and have enough engineering background with a physics degree to get the 'in' jokes. I'm also a WoW altaholic and appreciate the tie ins.
I don't spill - I usually pound cups from which I just drank
What I find is completely hilarious is how he has paper towel 'literally' at the ready. What, is he the Brawny man? Saving innocent civilians from spills everywheres?
This happens more often than I'd care to admit...