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Posted by w30bob, on Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:25 pm

Yo Ostomates,

  Jumping off the "I've got an ostomy and my life sucks" topic for just a teeny-weenie second...........check out my new hat!  Is this *** rocking or what?  I was looking for a Dumb Donald (from Fat Albert) hat and this is the closest I could find.  One quick click on Amazon and $12 out of my pocket and this beauty was all mine.  I can even wear my old foggie glasses underneath and the lenses pop out if it's getting dark outside.  Might have to get a black one for when I hang out with my biker buddies.....they're not much into actual "colors".  Tried it out this morning when I fed the zoo and she works like a charm.  Us chrome-domes have very sensitive skulls and it gets cold up there in the wintertime......so hats are a must.  So let me know what you think.  

 Now we can go back to all that ostomy crap.............

Enjoy your Sunday! Go Vikings!!

regards,

bob

 

Reply by warrior, on Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:41 pm

hey hey hey.. pure gangsta .(edited after posting misplet word- gansta) 



Last edited by warrior on Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:59 am; edited 1 time in total
Reply by Bill, on Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:13 pm

Nice one!

Now let me tell you a story about  a hat that I designed especially for our wet weather, so that when it was raining heavily it would not get my glasses wet from the top or the sides. (i'ts hopeless when your glasses are wet and you can't see!)

Anyway, having designed my ideal hat, I  then wanted someone to make one for me out of waterproof material. I looked everywhere I could think of, and eventually thought I would pop into the local fishing shop to see if they could point me in the right direction to get a bespoke hat maker. I took my sketch and measurements, because it is sometimes hard to describe things in words, and a sketch can sometimes be much more useful. 

The guy behind the counter took one look at my sketch and pointed across the shop, saying " They are hanging up over there!"  What I had designed was a reversed sou'wester , with the front longer than the back. I immediately, recognised the hat as a sou'wester, and felt like such an idiot for not having seen it for what it was, via my sketch. It was almost ideal for my needs, except that the earmuffs were slightly in the wrong place, But hey! I could live with that. Also, it could be carefully folded so that it fitted in my pocket when not in use and when unfolded, the sides at the front gave adequate protection from side winds and rain. 

My wife thinks I look like an idiot when wearing it, but then I've always put comfort before fashion and there is nothing like seeing her umbrellas turn inside out, for a warming inner satisfaction in the bad weather. 

Best wishes

Bill 

Reply by iMacG5, on Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:18 pm
warrior wrote:

hey hey hey.. pure gansta. 


Hi Warrior.  I might agree completely but I have no idea what "gansta" means.

Mike

Reply by Bagface, on Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:03 pm

Hey Bob- Ya look like a "cool dude" with your new hat!

Reply by Tickpol , on Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:35 pm

I brings out your eyes...... really... it does

 

Dave

Reply by w30bob, on Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:37 pm

Tick,

  Gangsta..........you know..........GANGSTER.......mob, maffia, you pick the word. 

 

 

"A gangster is a criminal who is a member of a gang. Some gangs are considered to be part of organized crime. Gangsters are also called mobsters, a term derived from mob and the suffix -ster." Wikipedia

 

 

Get hip man...........here you go.....Check it out!

https://youtu.be/LAYgZEMMWxo

  Warning: Not suitable for all folks......meaning young kids and old farts.

 

Enjoy,

bob

 

Reply by warrior, on Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:22 am
iMacG5 wrote:
warrior wrote:

hey hey hey.. pure gansta. 


Hi Warrior.  I might agree completely but I have no idea what "gansta" means.

Mike


Yea 1000 pardons..i meant g a n g s t a...its loosy based word of it real meaning gangster. Purely a humorous slang reply used here.    Slang.. Like mother and mudda...fadder..sista..  My bad..typo can make words not so obvious. 

Reply by lovely, on Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:42 am
Bill wrote:

Nice one!

Now let me tell you a story about  a hat that I designed especially for our wet weather, so that when it was raining heavily it would not get my glasses wet from the top or the sides. (i'ts hopeless when your glasses are wet and you can't see!)

Anyway, having designed my ideal hat, I  then wanted someone to make one for me out of waterproof material. I looked everywhere I could think of, and eventually thought I would pop into the local fishing shop to see if they could point me in the right direction to get a bespoke hat maker. I took my sketch and measurements, because it is sometimes hard to describe things in words, and a sketch can sometimes be much more useful. 

The guy behind the counter took one look at my sketch and pointed across the shop, saying " They are hanging up over there!"  What I had designed was a reversed sou'wester , with the front longer than the back. I immediately, recognised the hat as a sou'wester, and felt like such an idiot for not having seen it for what it was, via my sketch. It was almost ideal for my needs, except that the earmuffs were slightly in the wrong place, But hey! I could live with that. Also, it could be carefully folded so that it fitted in my pocket when not in use and when unfolded, the sides at the front gave adequate protection from side winds and rain. 

My wife thinks I look like an idiot when wearing it, but then I've always put comfort before fashion and there is nothing like seeing her umbrellas turn inside out, for a warming inner satisfaction in the bad weather. 

Best wishes

Bill 

Hey Bill do we get a picture of you in your hat?

Reply by Bill, on Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:13 am

Hello lovely.  

For a brief moment, I did contemplate putting a photo on here of my hat. Then I realised that I did not know how to do that in the forum so, I passed on that one. 

Best wishes

Bill 

Reply by w30bob, on Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:18 am

Lovely,

  I Googled it and it's the hat the Gorton's fisherman wears.....the one you always see fisherman wear when it's raining out.  Just Google "sou'wester hat" and you'll see.

Regards,

Bob

Reply by w30bob, on Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:55 am

 Bill, 

  It's easy.......just hit the "upload" button in the header above where you type your reply. Then hit "choose file" and find the pic you want to upload on your machine. Hit "upload" and POOF! your pic uploads. Now let's see your handsome mug with your sweet hat! Don't let Lovely down!

;0)

Bob

Reply by britathrt60, on Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:27 am
Bill wrote:

Nice one!

Now let me tell you a story about  a hat that I designed especially for our wet weather, so that when it was raining heavily it would not get my glasses wet from the top or the sides. (i'ts hopeless when your glasses are wet and you can't see!)

Anyway, having designed my ideal hat, I  then wanted someone to make one for me out of waterproof material. I looked everywhere I could think of, and eventually thought I would pop into the local fishing shop to see if they could point me in the right direction to get a bespoke hat maker. I took my sketch and measurements, because it is sometimes hard to describe things in words, and a sketch can sometimes be much more useful. 

The guy behind the counter took one look at my sketch and pointed across the shop, saying " They are hanging up over there!"  What I had designed was a reversed sou'wester , with the front longer than the back. I immediately, recognised the hat as a sou'wester, and felt like such an idiot for not having seen it for what it was, via my sketch. It was almost ideal for my needs, except that the earmuffs were slightly in the wrong place, But hey! I could live with that. Also, it could be carefully folded so that it fitted in my pocket when not in use and when unfolded, the sides at the front gave adequate protection from side winds and rain. 

My wife thinks I look like an idiot when wearing it, but then I've always put comfort before fashion and there is nothing like seeing her umbrellas turn inside out, for a warming inner satisfaction in the bad weather. 

Best wishes

Bill 


Bill this is so awesome...you really are one of the most resourceful people i have ever met..

 Bob you really do look like a rockin gangster in that getup..

Reply by Bill, on Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:47 am

Okay! I'll give it a try--  Thanks Bob the upload/download seemed to work alright, although I don't make the greatest of models!

Not much rain gets past this one. 

Best wishes

Bill

 

Reply by warrior, on Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:56 am
Bill wrote:

Okay! I'll give it a try--  Thanks Bob the upload/download seemed to work alright, although I don't make the greatest of models!

Not much rain gets past this one. 

Best wishes

Bill

 

Bill...i know what you did last summer.. ( google the name of this movie)

Reply by warrior, on Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:02 am
w30bob wrote:

Tick,

  Gangsta..........you know..........GANGSTER.......mob, maffia, you pick the word. 

 

 

"A gangster is a criminal who is a member of a gang. Some gangs are considered to be part of organized crime. Gangsters are also called mobsters, a term derived from mob and the suffix -ster." Wikipedia

 

 

Get hip man...........here you go.....Check it out!

https://youtu.be/LAYgZEMMWxo

  Warning: Not suitable for all folks......meaning young kids and old farts.

 

Enjoy,

bob

 

Hey bob..spider man called..wants his mask back. !!

Reply by ron in mich, on Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:57 am

Hi Bob they have a hat similar to that around here but it has a chin strap they call it a yooper chook for the U.P. OF Michigan.

Reply by Puppyluv56, on Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:37 pm

Hahaha! Funny! Love the hat! I know what you mean and having had a Crome dome when having chemo, I get the cold head and need for a hat but dang, you live in the North! Gangsta may wanna grow some hair! Lol keeps the ears warm! 

Puppy

Reply by iMacG5, on Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:55 pm

Hey Warrier and Bob, I should've known especially since I'm from New Jersey.  So stupid.  I'll just try to fogitaboutit.

Oh, and Bob I really liked both pictures even though I'm old, losing my vision and never did have good facial recognition skills.  Which one is you?

Love you guys,

Mike 

Reply by w30bob, on Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:14 pm

Ron........yes sir, you are right........I checked it out on Google.  What I especially like about my hat is I wear glasses, and if I wear a scarf or pulled up the face shield on the Yooper Chook my glasses tend to get fogged up from my breath going up and out.  Now my hat doesn't completely cover my face, but I find my glasses stay fog free and the lenses in my hat act as safety glasses against snow flung at me or twigs hitting me in the eye when I'm walking the pooch in the woods.  But no doubt the Yooper Chook is a very cool hat indeed.  I might have to order one from the gal in the second video.  

A Yooper Chook;

https://youtu.be/mJmHmjFKx9g

And here's a quick history of this funny sounding hat.........

https://youtu.be/8JIlVIYag30

Much thanks Ron.........you rock.  

 

Hey Bill..........Wow.......don't you look handsome!  You look just like the Gorton's Fisherman I was telling Lovely about.  Although we still have no idea what you actually look like..........I like the look.  And the nice dark drab color of the hat fits right into the type of weather it's designed for.  Very nice........and thanks for posting the pic.  You handsome Devil, you.  

I wore my new cool hat to work today.........I work on a Naval Air Station.  My co-workers loved it........I got the funniest looks until I showed them how it worked.  Unfortunately, the security guards at the front gate weren't too enthusiastic about me wearing it down while trying to get on base.  But after they put their guns away and I flipped up the lenses to let them see it was me........all was good.  Those guys really got to lighten up a bit.  Sheeesh!

Ok, so me and Bill have pretty cool hats..........I'm sure some of you other 20,456 members must also have some cool ones to post pics of.  Show 'em if you got 'em!  (Oh, this is gonna be good.....)

 

later,

bob

 

 

Reply by lovely, on Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:10 am
warrior wrote:
Bill wrote:

Okay! I'll give it a try--  Thanks Bob the upload/download seemed to work alright, although I don't make the greatest of models!

Not much rain gets past this one. 

Best wishes

Bill

 

Bill...i know what you did last summer.. ( google the name of this movie)

Like the hat Bill is this the closest we get to seeing what you look like? LOL

Reply by lovely, on Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:31 am

Hey Bob that is one cool hat. LOL

Reply by Bill, on Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:39 am

Hello warrior. Thanks for the link to the movie - I can certainly see the connection.

Hi Lovely. I don't normally post potographs of myself so, this is probably as near as you'll get. However, the 'model' is posing to show off the hat, not to exhibit the person. I hope you are not too disapointed.

Best wishes

Bill 

Reply by w30bob, on Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:46 am

Bill, I like the look.  There's something about that dark shadowy figure hiding behind the hedgerow, identity hidden but with that serious straight-lipped expression of impending doom leering out from under that dark gloomy head cover that just reeks of Jack the Ripper........very spooky.  I pity the poor fool who runs into you on a dark dreary night over there in the UK.......he'd probably expect you to weild a sharply pointed daggar, but would be pleasantly shocked when you instead beguiled  him with your witty prose instead.  I think if I pulled that hat down a bit and cut some eye holes in it I could get to like that hat!!

Cheers Brother!

regards,

bob

Reply by Bill, on Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:59 am

Hello Bob.

Interesting you should say about eyeholes, because if I had found someone to make the hat for me instead of getting one off-the-shelf, then the front would have had a clear visor so that the wind and rain would not get in through the front either. The other addition would have been a mosquito net for the summertime, when it rains and brings out the pesky little flying insects in their swarms, especially where I walk along the riverbanks and marshlands. If you don't get bitten badly, then you're likely to swallow or breathe the pesky things in. However, this hat is useful for keeping the binoculars relatively dry and it does have the advantage of a chinstrap. which stops it getting blown off in the gales (I've lost a couple of baseball caps like that!).

Even though it is 'unusual' in the situations where I walk. I am always surprised at the people I meet (fishermen, birdwatchers, natralists etc) who are quite keen to find out where they could buy one. Sometimes I feel like I'm setting a new fashion for functional outdoor clothing.  Maybe I should carry a few in my rucksack and sell them on my travels!

Best wishes

Bill

Reply by w30bob, on Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:13 pm

Hi Bill,

  Well.........if you're ever bored.........you can incorporate your design changes or additions into one of those hats (probably with the help of a local seamstress if you'd rather not tackle it yourself) and then patent it!  Clothing can be patented.  Once patented you'll hold the design rights and you could sell or license them to a clothing company. If your hat has unique functions to it, you could also patent those functions with a utility patent.  Then sell the rights to one of the bigger outdoor clothing vendors and POOF!.........you're rich.  I can see an Eddie Bauer logo on your hat now!  And I like the visor idea better than my eye holes, at least for functionality. Easy to clean and wider field of vision. Good idea!  

Cheers,

bob

Reply by Bellily, on Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:48 pm

love the hat so much that i don't even know what to say.

and love talking hats (vs. bags).

hey, i'm out of projects.. i think i'm going to try making this one, but via crochet vs knitting.

brain hat

Reply by w30bob, on Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:15 pm

Hi bellily,

  That's a very interesting hat......looks like brains without a skull.....very cool.

 Just about everyone I talked to today at work had the same reaction to my hat. They initially would stare at it for a few seconds.....smile....and then ask me to pull it down over my eyes.  Then they'd stare some more and you could see them thinking. Then anyone in their mid 40's or older would say "Fat Albert!". Younger folks would just say "hey, that's pretty cool". Then I'd tell them about the lenses being removeable, functioning as sunglasses or safety glasses and show them the smooth lining inside the hat. And after more discussion the  conversation would end with them saying "I need to get one of those". I got a feeling Amazon sales of these hats ih s going to increase tonight.  I know I'm buying a few more!

Later,

Bob

Reply by warrior, on Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:23 am
w30bob wrote:

Tick,

  Gangsta..........you know..........GANGSTER.......mob, maffia, you pick the word. 

 

 

"A gangster is a criminal who is a member of a gang. Some gangs are considered to be part of organized crime. Gangsters are also called mobsters, a term derived from mob and the suffix -ster." Wikipedia

 

 

Get hip man...........here you go.....Check it out!

https://youtu.be/LAYgZEMMWxo

  Warning: Not suitable for all folks......meaning young kids and old farts.

 

Enjoy,

bob

 

Bob..i think.. You meant Mike..not Tick here. Dig?

Reply by warrior, on Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:26 am
iMacG5 wrote:

Hey Warrier and Bob, I should've known especially since I'm from New Jersey.  So stupid.  I'll just try to fogitaboutit.

Oh, and Bob I really liked both pictures even though I'm old, losing my vision and never did have good facial recognition skills.  Which one is you?

Love you guys,

Mike 


Mike..no apologies. I misplet the word. No worries. Warrior.

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