Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Project Cubbins: Hat 499 - The Cat with a Cat in the "Cat in the Hat" Hat Edition

Day 499 / Hat 499: Plush red and white striped stovepipe-style top hat with 11-inch crown, inch-and-a-half white brim, red lining and interior adjustable Velcro sizing strap. One interior tag reads: "Dr. Seuss, 2014 Classic Media, 59 cm, made in China," and second tag reads: "Spirit Halloween, Egg Harbor Township, NJ, USA, 100% polyester." According to the hang tag that was attached to this bad boy when I bought it at the UTB Spirit Halloween store, it is an officially licensed "Cat in the Hat Deluxe Hat."

With the sun speedily setting on the Project, I felt it only appropriate for the penultimate piece, to pay homage to undoubtedly the most famous of all Seussian hats from the book "The Cat in the Hat" that catapulted (did you see what I just did there?) Dr. Seuss (aka Theodor Geisel) into literary fame in the years following its March 12, 1957, publication.

As an added bit of fun-time wordplay (look, I've only got so much slack left in the rope here folks) I had the Bride take a second shot of me in the "Cat in the Hat" hat - with our cat. The furry loaf of sunshine in my arms there is Bob and while, he was certainly not amused by the whole affair, at least he held still long enough to get the shot.

Of course our other cat Citrus (aka "Butterscotch Lightning") has had her own star turn over the course of the Project -- guest starring in the more than appropriately titled PC 274: "My Cat on my Hat."

Now it's onward and upward I go
With excitement -- and a little sorrow
Knowing that the one-hat-a-day 
Game that I play
Comes to an end on the morrow.

PC 399: In a Bit of a Stewie
PC 299: Driving Mr. Wheat
PC 199: The Hipster before Xmas
PC 99: Anda & Masha
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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