The first glass I'll feature is one of my favorites, and most simplest.
I bought this one just before I left New York. It's the ever-so-popular "I love New York" design we see on bumper stickers and t-shirts. Every time I look at it I get nostalgic for my life in New York. It makes me remember all the things I miss and certainly took advantage of as a New Yorker.
Truth is, this is actually a replacement glass for the glass I bought before I left New York. An exact replica purchased when I was in New York in November of 2008 for my sister's wedding. The original, may it rest in peace (or pieces), was broken in a boilermaker incident.
For those that don't know what a boilermaker is, it's a glass of beer with a shot of liquor in it - you drop and chug. People's opinion or taste on what the shot is varies, but mine was of tequila. The beer was most likely a Corona. Needless to say, glass against glass doesn't always end pretty. Fortunately no one (me) was injured.
And also, needless to say, I never used a glass from my collection to do another shot! Of course, my shot days are few and far between, not a huge fan of them, which is one reason it's so interesting that I have such a collection.