Sunday, December 29, 2013

Project Cubbins: Hat 217 -'Spies Like Us' Edition

Day 217 / Hat 217:  Trapper hat with black nylon exterior and rabbit fur trim. Interior tag reads Crowncap, Winnipeg, Canada.  

The Bride picked up this cold-weather hat - and another in blue for herself - at the Orvis Outlet in Manchester many years agon and we call them our "'Spies Like Us' hats because when we first wore them out into the Vermont snow it reminded me of the way Dan Aykroyd and Chevy Chase looked in the movie of that name. 

I wore this bad boy for my outing to the slopes yesterday and at one point the Bride looked over at me and said: "Your beard kind of matches the trim on the hat and you look like a mole with eyes."

Moving past the fact that moles actually do have eyes to begin with, her comment meant two things.

First, I had to add this bad boy to the Project. Second, , while it was a nice run (I haven't shaved since the moment I last left Vermont on September 29) it was time for the beard to go away.  

(Longtime readers of the Project might notice that this is far from the first trapper topper to join the ranks - see PC 135 and 145. 

Q: 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
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