Sunday, November 24, 2013

Project Cubbins: Hat 182 -- Turkey in the Juniper

Day 182 / Hat 182: Peruvian-made turkey hat purchased for the Project today at a store in the Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village in Sedona, Arizona. 

When I asked the proprietress Debby the name of the establishment so I could remember it include it here, she responded: "Just Us Girls - all you need to do is remember JUGS!" To which I responded: "I always do!" 

Additional note: The pointy rock formation in the upper left of the photo is called the Boynton Spire aka Kachina Woman. It is purportedly the locus of the only Sedona vortex that manifests both masculine and feminine energy -- if you're into the New Agey thing.

It also holds a special place in Native American lore. She is supposed to be carrying a cottonwood canoe on her head that was gift from her father Great Mystery (aka the Big Kahuna hisself). She is watching over all the two-leggeds to make sure we behave. According to legend, if the formation topples, Kachina Woman is sending a message that humanity needs, to put it mildly, a cosmic bitch slap.

Oh, one more thing: this place is full of juniper trees - and I think several of the trees behind me are what's called Utah Juniper trees. Apparently when the juniper berries freeze and then thaw (like they have here recently) they start to ferment and when the birds eat them they get kind of drunk.  Drunk Birds sounds like a great Angry Birds sequel to me. 


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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