Sunday, September 28, 2014

Project Cubbins: Hat 490 -- Elvis & His Appetites Edition

Day 490 / Hat 490: Molded rubbery Elvis headpiece including hair, forehead, ears, sideburns and gold-framed sunglasses with black mesh lenses. 

Loaned to the project by Zachary Harrison by way of his dad Bill Harrison or vice-versa (Bill sent the package, Zachary says they were sourced from his room back home in Ft. Wayne).

Since I'm down to the last 10, I decided I'd try to have a little (more) fun, and when I headed over to Zachary's place to pick this piece of headgear (it's definitely headgear -- not hat -- and thanks to the ears and sunglasses it pushes beyond the sticky wig wicket) he happened to mention a new sandwich shop around the corner called Fat Sal's Deli - and one sandwich in particular that he had eaten there called the "Fat Buffalo."  

The Fat Buffalo, in case you were wondering (I know you were) consists of chicken fingers, mozzarella sticks, melted cheddar, french fries, buffalo hot sauce and blue cheese dressing made on an extra-wide hero roll. What you see in the above photo is the half a sandwich that survived the unwrapping process long enough to document.

As I headed out the door to check out this place for myself, Zachary called out after me: "You know what would be funny? Eating a Fat Buffalo while wearing the Elvis!"

You know what? He's right. 

A hat-tip to Bill for the sending the hat and the assist to Zachary for the photo suggestion. I need to go take a nap.

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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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