Friday, November 15, 2013

Project Cubbins: Hat 173 - Fishy Friday Edition

Day 173 / Hat 173: Baseball-style cap with weathered khaki colored crown, weathered forest green colored bill and button on top of crown.

Front of crown bears multi-colored embroidery of a leaping trout (I'm going with "rainbow" based on the colors thought I may be wrong on that) next to an outline of Argentina in slate blue) and four yellow stars. All appear beneath the words: "Patagonia 2001."

This is the second of Project's MFLHT (Monahan Fish Lid Hat-Trick) following on the fins of Wednesday's "Trout College" installment. Phil, who lives in my hometown back in Vermont (though he arrived after I left) is a customer at my folks' store and Editor at Orvis News, and I can only presume this is a souvenir from a fly-fishing foray to Patagonia.

By the way, this fellow knows his fish business. I can take a quiz with the best of them but with a 20% score on the latest Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge  I fear I'll never earn my waders.

So the Fishy Friday hat-tip appropriately goes to Phil Monahan.

PC 171: Lady of the Lake
PC 170: Stihl Face
PC 165: Double Zissou

OK, nice hat -- but what exactly is Project Cubbins, anyway?

A: One man's homage to Dr. Seuss and his second book, "The 500 Hats of Bartholemew Cubbins," which is celebrating the 75th anniversary of its publication in 2013, Project Cubbins is an attempt to document the wearing of a different hat or piece of headgear every day for 500 consecutive days. No do-aheads, no banking of hats, no retroactive entries. PC started on May 27, 2013 with Hat 1

Got hats? If you loan 'em, you'll get e'm back safe and sound!

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