Ever read The Garrett Files? He once mentions the godlet assigned to screw with him? The little bastard hires out.
Which all boils down to "It dried out before I could put the decoration on!"
"Plain is fine."
"I said 'It dried out before I could put the decoration on'." With emphasis.
Followed by missed connections, etc. Which finally led to a small box being delivered today with this in it:
Friend had told her I'm a blacksmith, and she'd determined I was going to get a decorated whiskey cup. Period.
A while back, just before the prices started shooting up, I'd splurged on a bottle of my favorite, and I still have most of it;
The cup will be properly christened tonight.
Tracey's stuff- some of it- can be found here and here, should be able to contact her through either if you have a desire or something strikes your fancy. May take a few days to get an answer, she travels to fairs and such a lot.
Update: Glenfiddich sips very well out of this. Now I need to find out how much that stuff Gerry mentioned costs...