Wednesday, February 11, 2009

What's my avatar you say?




























Seems a few of my blogging friends don't know what my avatar is. One thought perhaps it was a star wars creature.

It's a bomber hat! Also known as a trooper's hat. Guess if you don't live in Minnesota, Northern Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, or Canada you probably don't see these on a regular basis. Sadly I don't actually own one because my teens would have an absolute fit of apoplexy if I wore one in public. But after the sub zero temps we've had this winter I say "ego be damned!" and I'm getting one next year - fur lined no less. So, mystery solved. And I still want Aretha's inauguration hat.

13 comments:

Erin said...

Oh, I miss seeing those. They also make some appearances in Chicago. But only by people who are TRYING to be cool. In northern IA, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Canada, the wearers actually succeed without trying.

kirby said...

I've always heard them referred to as Mad Bomber Hats. Any idea where this name came from?

Lisa said...

My dad worked in a Monsanto plant in Ohio and he always had these for work! Every time I see your avatar, it cracks me up!

Liberality said...

well thanks for clearing that up for me!

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

I used to have a neon green one. I loved that hat.

Nan said...

For some reason I always associate those hats with Russians -- maybe from seeing "Gorky Park" a few too many times.

Missy said...

my teens would have an absolute fit of apoplexy if I wore one in public.

All the more reason to get one, my dear.

All the more reason.

FranIAm said...

I love that hat!

themom said...

I'm still laughing over our (my) complete stupidity. thegrandson still doesn't get it!!! I think you should get one for yourself - you may start the new trend of 2010!

Two Blessings From Above said...

We have several hanging around our house.

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Mommy said...

My step-daughter has one and so do I...you can get a fancy one, or just head to the Fleet Farm! Yah, sure you betcha.

Julie said...

Honey, that might not be a good idea
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