When I first moved up to the farm, the internet options were satellite or dial-up. I tried satellite but it was so bad I reverted to dial-up. That was around 2002.
I had gotten involved in following a few blogs on a blogging network, and they offered a mug if you paid a sponsorship. I got the mug and used it for years as a catch-cup and measurer under my coffee grinder.
The other day I fumbled to grab my phone off the counter, which stretched the power cord, and launched the mug onto the floor. Things in the world are so random like that.