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07 Mar, 2008

Hats are happy

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Oh! Things!

I bought myself an awesome new hat. Check it out:

 another view of the new hat.

Please ignore the weird expression I am sporting… but don’t I totally ROCK THIS HAT?

I did a wee calm-before-the-snow-storm grocery shop today. I wore The Hat. I also brought my iPod shuffle, which is great because NOTHING CAN BOTHER ME while I’m wearing it. Seriously, it’s like being in my own personal music video. I had a sloppy grin on my face the whole time. On the way home I stopped at Parma Ravioli to buy The Best Meatball Sandwich in the Whole of Ottawa. As I was crossing the street I was listening to Roller Coaster of Love by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. A gentleman driving a huge Budget rent-a-van kindly stopped to let me cross the street. The spirit of the music moved me (besides, I was wearing The Hat) and I gave him a hearty salute.

I danced on the corner as an OC-Transpo bus drove by.

Another view of The Hat is under the fold.*

What do you think?

 Spankin' new hat!

*photo by Mark, who prides himself on his composition.

10 Responses to "Hats are happy"

1 | a grrl with a blog

March 7th, 2008 at 1:03 pm


this is an awesome hat! definitely a screw-you mr. winter hat!

2 | The Veg Next Door

March 7th, 2008 at 1:28 pm


Forget the hat. Look at the nice arms. Have you been working out? (wink!)

3 | porter

March 7th, 2008 at 2:44 pm


yes, i must agree…you are getting hotter and hotter lady. the hat is awesome, sigh….i wish my head wasn’t so oddly small i look like an idiot in hats.

4 | Sister Sassy

March 7th, 2008 at 9:11 pm


I LOVE my shuffle and super cute hat! Tomorrow (or sunday) I’m posting my head with sporting a super imposed trucker hat…not even close to as cute as yours.

5 | Hannah Specter

March 7th, 2008 at 9:14 pm


I find my camera phone works really well at self portraits. Yours turned out nicely however.

I see you are a writer, I am no publisher but if you want to get in on some fun fiction writing come check us out. :)

6 | MomOnTheGo

March 7th, 2008 at 10:17 pm


Nice hat. I am devoted to my iPod, too. It makes a trip to the grocery store “me time”. Of course it throw the hair dresser off that I don’t want to chat but I have to talk to many people with whom I have a relationship that doesn’t involve money changing hands …

8 | Julie

March 8th, 2008 at 9:49 am


I don’t even know how an iPod shuffle works…

9 | andrea

March 8th, 2008 at 10:34 am


Julie: the iPod shuffle is the most pared down music player in the iPod family. It’s matchbook sized – tiny! – I love using it. I just load it up with my favourite music and go…

10 | BeachMama

March 8th, 2008 at 6:23 pm


I Love the hat! It looks great on you :). And I totally understand how music moves you. It is a bit harder for me right now with the kids, but a little John Mellencamp can always brighten my day.

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