Wednesday, November 10, 2010
It's a stetson
It's all about the hat these days, seriously it is. I'm talking about my new cowboy hat (see profile pic on the sidebar). A friend convinced me to buy it while we were in Branson a few weeks ago. I hesitated since I am so NOT a cowgirl, or so I thought. Since then it has been hard NOT to wear it.
People notice the hat. They notice ME when I'm wearing it. They smile, they speak to me directly which is astonishing, since this is not a common urban behavior. On Facebook I've received several friend requests from people who love their cowboy hats. There's a whole sub-culture out there consisting of those of us who wear cowboy hats. Who knew?? Wow.
Just today it occurred to me that maybe I feel at home in the hat because I was born in the American west, in Denver, Colorado where cowboys and cowboy hats are not a fashion statement or a lifestyle choice. Cowboys in Colorado just ARE.
I'm thinking cowboy boots, too, might be a good idea. I don't want to go overboard or start looking like a cartoon version of myself, but a pair of boots would be appropriate, yes? I say oh yeah.