January 30, 2007

Random Commuter Observation


This is one of those days when I wish I wore a hat.

"So why don't you wear a hat, Tom?" you ask.

Weeel, it's a simple matter of vanity. I have a relatively small face in a relatively large head. Hats accentuate this, making me look even more ridiculous than usual. Also, I have very fine (fine as in "thin," not fine as in ''good") hair, which suffers when squished and I'd prefer not to walk about all day with hat hair. And as for earmuffs and those sort of enlarged sweatbands so popular these days? Um, no thanks.

No, I just hoist my collar and scarf up as high as possible and tough it out.

Silly, I suppose, but there it is. As I say, though, I sometimes regret it.

UPDATE: Wait, I may have found the solution -


"Death awaits you all with nasty, sharp, pointy teeth!"

Found at The Daily Llama so maybe I could get some kind of family discount, too.

Posted by Robert at January 30, 2007 09:04 AM | TrackBack

I think you should go with the ear covers that one wears like a reversed-Geordi La Forge visor.

Posted by: OrgleFan at January 30, 2007 09:38 AM

Don't forget the whole static in the hair thing.

Hate that.

Posted by: GroovyVic at January 30, 2007 10:08 AM

I think the adjective he's going for there is "Gi-normous."

But you'd look distinguished in a Fedora---very old school.

Posted by: Steve the LLamabutcher at January 30, 2007 10:14 AM

No, I think you should just suffer for vanity sake... Just like my husband does.

Posted by: Babs at January 30, 2007 11:29 AM

Oh, get a hat, for the love of God. Vanity be damned. Take a tip from one in the hinterlands: 85% of your body heat escapes through the top of your head when it's cold outside. Not only will your head be warmer, but the rest of your body will be as well.

That said, I could totally see you in one of those Russian fur-lined jobs---you know, the ones with the ear flaps.

Posted by: Kathy at January 30, 2007 11:48 AM