Monday, December 3, 2012

'Tis the Season!

With Thanksgiving behind us and all the winter holidays in front of us, I am in a very thankful and giving mood. I'm thankful for all the Snow Crab Love followers, both here and on Facebook. I'm pretty impressed that this little crab blog has had over 87,000 page views from all over the world!

To say "Thanks" and "Happy Holidays", I'm giving away a Snow Crab Love mug! That's right, this bad boy could be yours:

You may have seen the mugs before being held by me:

and my advisor:

chillin' on Raphaelle Descouteaux's desk:

or with Captain Picard (from here):

Would you like your own? Here's the deal:
  1. Comment on this post! Let me know what you'd put in your mug. Coffee? Tea? Wine? (No, I've never done that with my own mug...) Or would you go a little less traditional: pens and pencils? Buttons? Crab exoskeletons or eyestalks? (I'm looking at you, Sherry.)
  2. Your name will be entered into a spreadsheet for each comment, either here or on Facebook. You have to be a follower or have 'liked' Snow Crab Love in order to be entered. The winner will be randomly selected from that list. I'm planning on using R for that because I'm a huge nerd.
  3. Giveaway closes: Sunday December 9th at midnight Alaskan time
  4. Prize ships: Anywhere! That being said, please be patient if you live outside the U.S. Shipping from Juneau is a slow process even to get to the lower 48, much less internationally.
 Good Luck and Happy Holidays!

These mugs were paid for by North Pacific Research Board (funding awarded to Sherry Tamone) as part of the community outreach I've done with the blog to help spread the word about snow crabs and crab love. Thank you, NPRB!


  1. This design is so cute! Keep up the good work :)

  2. Yay for mugs! Yay for snow crabs! Yay for holidays! Yay for mugs covered in snow crabs decorated for the holidays! ;-)

  3. Molly, this is Sean Larson. I will put my dried halloween crabs in it.

  4. Wait, what? My wife beat me to this? I WANT THE MUG. What I would put in it?! Something that I won't be sharing with Courtney!
    Also, You're not entering Courtney's double comments as double, are you?

  5. Back off, Sean. You think you are the only one with dried halloween crabs lacking a receptacle?

  6. Molly, this is Rhys again, just checking in.

    I just want you to know if I win this mug, it will house all kinds of crab related stuff.


  7. On an unrelated note, Molly if you've never seen this before you have to check it out. I listened to this radiolab episode recently, the star of the show is the Mantis Shrimp, which has eyes even more amazing than it's cavitation causing punches. It turns out that we are all seeing in black and white compared to the Mantis Shrimp.

  8. I want that mug!!! I would be more traditional and put coffee in it, as opposed to dried crabs. And if I don't win this give away, I totally expect to get one as a birthday present.

  9. These mugs look great Molly! I would put loose leaf earl grey tea in it during the week and then have cocoa with Baileys on the weekend. I may even bring it with me on trips and use it as my "to-go" mug. So many possibilities! Happy Winter from Maryland!

  10. You need to give me the mug. I will put water in it and say hydrated. If I don't get it, I won't and then won't you feel bad having deprived your own mother of sustenance. Whoever that Rhys person is is just too pesty. And Amelia had her chance. Thank you, Molly.