Monday, March 17, 2014

Project Cubbins: Hat 295 - Shamrock Shaker Edition

Day 295 / Hat 295: Green bowler hat with black hatband and fabric three-leaf clover detail on front. Tag on back of brim reads: "Item No. 5318, one size fits most. 100% polyester, made in Ningbo, Zhe Jiang, China, RN# 88490 Fun World Div., Mfg. date: Jul-Sep/2013."

Purchased specifically for the Project yesterday at KMart for the princely sum of $2.17, The world's largest leprechaun or McDonald's seasonal Shamrock Shake spokesblob Uncle O'Grimacey (at right)? You be the judge.

Speaking of the Shamrock Shake (do they even offer that minty seasonal shake any more?), that's what I've been calling the 4.4 earthquake that rousted many a slumbering Angeleno out of bed this morning at 6:25 a.m.

I suppose that's one way to get things shaking on a Monday morning!

PC 294: Grinning Gambler
PC 293: Outback in the Front Seat
PC 292: Rando Ribbon

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

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