Day 478 / Hat 478: Black, baseball-style cap with adjustable Velcro closure in back and red (and a tiny bit of accent orange embroidery on front of a musical note. Additional embroidery on back reads: "Music City" in white script with same musical note (albeit in a much smaller size) between the two words in red embroidery.
Interior label reads: "Otto Collection, 18-686, 100% cotton, one size fits most, made in China, RN129002."
As I'm not musically inclined, I had to look up what kind of note it is -- based on my cursory search of the interwebs it is called an eighth note (in the U.S. and Canada) known as a "quaver" in other English-speaking countries.
As the very definition of an eighth note is one held for one-eighth the duration of a whole note, dubbing this entry to the Project a "Short Eighth" might seem out of place. Not so!
You see, this hat as handed to me just yesterday by my boss of bosses -- whose name happens to be Alice Short. (Don't take my word for it -- take a look at the masthead of today's - or any day's -- Los Angeles Times.)
Ms. Short procured said lid during a recent business trip to Nashville, Tennessee, which, as I'm sure you're figuring out by now, goes by the nickname "Music City" (the city's nickname - not Alice's).She hand-delivered to my desk yesterday for inclusion in the Project.
Which, therefore makes it a high note of sorts too. You see, over the past 477 hats I've had co-workers, loved ones and strangers hand me hats. And, while my direct up-line bosses have clearly tolerated my enthusiastically Seussian side endeavour, I never thought in all my (nearly) 500 hats one of them would throw their hat in my ring.
It goes without saying -- but I'll say it anyway - today's hat -tip goes to Alice Short.
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