Friday, July 3, 2015

white is the new black, and this has nothing to do with race relations

Today is Friday, but feels kinda like a Saturday, but not.  Everybody's got the day off and is home, but I had a test in my summer class this morning.  As soon as I finished the test, it felt like a holiday.

Wolfgang wanted to go to REI for a hydration pack.  He and some friends have been mountain biking a few times, and he deemed the hydration pack a necessity.  Yes, *sigh* Good Time Louie is back hanging out with the guys again.

So anyway, Magnum and I tagged along.  Not looking to buy anything, just an excuse to go somewhere.  Whoo, how fun are we?!

The shopping trip was a success.  Wolfgang got his hydration pack, which leaves me with a dividend for our REI membership.  I was just tagging along but ended up getting a summer running cap because the one I've been using is that one that Brooks gave me for my half birthday last year.

Then we were back home and I was fiddling with my webcam for the online tutor room, so play along. Compare and contrast...

On the left we have the Brooks hat... and what's wrong with this picture?

Actually, nothing is wrong with this picture.  It's a black hat.  Black is hot, and not in a good way.  I think I know why Brooks was giving these hats away, other than the specialness of my half birthday.

So, on the right, the new REI hat...

It's white and very cool, not necessarily in the cool way, just the temperature way.

And really, it wasn't that crucial a thing.  Just that there was a sale and I remembered my hot black half birthday hat, and then I remembered one of my mom's sayings whenever we went shopping but didn't really need anything.

"Well, it would be a shame to drive there and not  have anything to show for it".

So... what exciting things are YOU doing?



  1. A winter hat and a summer hat! You make them both look good.
    Love your mom's thinking. Now I've got my excuse! Unfortunately, or perhaps fortunately, I don't get much time to shop.
    The only exciting thing I'm doing is working. Seriously, it IS exciting! Not one dull moment. Ever.

    1. Well, I accompanied Wolfgang to the bike shop today, and I'm glad to say I didn't buy anything. I'm sure Mom's okay with that. I think.
      Dull moment in the hotel biz? What's that??

  2. Free stuff is fun! I like the Brooks hat, perhaps only because it says "run happy" which gives it some flair. But I can see why the white hat would be more functional during these summer months. And as ShadowRun says, you make both of 'em look good!

    My excitement so far has consisted of bringing my parents' computer back to life. They think I'm a tech genius, but really I was only doing what I always do. Push some buttons. Try a few things. See if it works. Got lucky this time and my tactics did the trick. Good times!

    1. The "run happy" is certainly a plus, if only it covered up more of the black.
      You ARE an exciting tech genius, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise!

  3. Exciting? Running to the grocery store every 5 minutes, because I keep forgetting that when you have a 19-year-old visiting, you have to buy larger quantities of groceries than you would without him visiting.

    1. Amazing how they can make that stuff disappear so fast, isn't it?