"Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary." -John Keating

I don’t remember how or why I started collecting baseball caps. I don’t really “collect” hats in the sense that I display them or keep them in mint condition or anything like that … I just tend to buy, own and wear a lot of different hats. And since one of my 2011 resolutions is to thin out my possessions, I thought eliminating a few hats over the weekend might be an easy place to start. In just five minutes, I identified sixteen hats I no longer wear:

For one reason or another, these are the ones I don’t wear anymore. Some of them are dated, some of them are cheesy, and some of them simply no longer fit my head. Some of them never did, in fact. I don’t know what it is about Hard Rock Cafe hats, but their “One Size Fits All” does not apply to my noggin.

Lest anyone worry about my head getting cold this winter, these are the hats that made the “keep” list:

So that I can remember which ones I’ve parted with, I took pictures of each hat and added them to my Trash photo album. Everything I throw away gets documented, mostly so I don’t drive myself crazy looking for it later on down the road.

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4 Responses to “Sixteen Hats”

  1. Charles Pearson says:

    16 hats…sounds like the title of a song: “You wear Sixteen hats, what do you get? Another day older and deeper in debt…”

    I was going to suggest the you donate them to “Hats for the Homeless” but it turns out they only want hats that are knitted (to keep their heads warm). I don’t baseball caps would help a cold homeless person much.

  2. Rob says:

    These went to Goodwill, actually. Right now we are making 2 Goodwill runs a week, and each run consists of several boxes and bags full of goods.

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