Monday, December 09, 2013
Project Cubbins: Hat 197 - Winter Laker Lid Edition
Day 197 / Hat 197: Purple, gold and white striped cuffed knit hat with shag pom-pom in the same colors. Details include an embroidered Los Angeles Lakers logo on one side of the rolled up cuff, and a purple Adidas logo on the other.
Interior tags read: "100% acrylic," "adidas.com," and one tag simply bears the NBA logo and the Los Angeles Lakers logo side by side.
A cold-weather Lakers lid both a nod to the unusually cold L.A. weather (I actually had to scrape my car window this morning - the horror!) and the Lakers superstar point guard Kobe Bryant's return to the basketball court for the first time since tearing his left Achilles tendon back in mid-April.
It wasn't exactly a triumphant return for Bryant, and the Lakers ended up losing to the Toronto Raptors, 106-94, but I'm confident that Bryant -- like the L.A. weather -- will be warming up to what we're used in no time at all.
Oh, and since this cozy piece of headgear was pilfered from the Bride's hat-stash, she gets today's obligatory hat tip.
PC 196: Antler Clause
PC 157: Let's Go Lakers!
Kobe Bryant on boxing shoes, muses and sutures, Nike unveils the Kobe 9 shoe
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!