Monday, July 21, 2014

Project Cubbins: Hat 421 - Billabong Bucket Edition

Day 421 / Hat 421: Reversible palm-print bucket hat with blue interior. (the Bride says: "I'd say midnight blue -- which also used to be the name of sex show on HBO." So noted.) Additional detail includes the name Billabong embroidered on interior (aka "flipped lid" side) and red Billabong seam tag on palm-print side. 

Grifted from a recently discovered mother lode of millinery in the Bride's archives. I think a palm-print bucket hat pretty much speaks for itself. It should be noted, however, that the mighty palm tree has been a bit of a motif around the homestead here, thanks to a towering Washington palm named Steve (after my freshman college year roommate who was similarly vertically gifted).

In case you were wondering (I was), the Billabong surf apparel brand takes its name from a word that means "a creek that runs only in the rainy season." (at leas that's what the Wikipedians are saying.)

PC 321: T for Tiara
PC 121: Loden Verboten
A Year Ago Today in Project Cubbins

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 celebrated 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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