We're just in from our walk up to the mail kiosk here in Beautiful La Hacienda Trailer Park... and we kinda-sorta enjoyed the oh-so-wintry 20 degree temps (that would be 7 degrees, with the wind chill figgered in). I say "enjoyed" because the weather gives us an opportunity to play dress up. Like this:
It's not often I get to break out the Ol Rooshian hat these days, which saw daily winter use back when I lived in Ra-cha-cha. You should disregard the mixed sartorial messages, Gentle Reader. I'm sure the combination of hat, ancient field jacket, and kaffiya creates a serious WTF? moment for the casual observer. Or perhaps a "what an idiot!" sort of reaction. One never knows...
But... about the hat. From an old post:
I bought the hat in a flea market while on one of my business trips to Moscow in the early '90s. I wanted a Russian air force hat for what should be obvious reasons...but, alas, there were none to be found that day. So...I bought the hat you see here, in Russian Navy Blue, which... all credit to our Russian comrades... is actually blue (the leather bits, not the fur)...unlike US Navy "blue," which we all know is black. Those of us with unimpaired color vision, anyway.
And here's a close up of the hat emblem:
I love wearing this thing... it's one of the better artifacts from Former Happy Days.