About six months ago, a good online friend of mine decided to join the Peace Corps and make the world a better place and all that. He thought it’d be a grand adventure and a nice way to see the world… I agreed with him but I made him swear on the life of his first newborn that he’d send me somethin’… after all, what good are friends if you can’t get free stuff from 'em, right?
Well, it finally came in the mail today and it’s this funky looking hat from Kyrgyzstan called a kalpak. It seems it’s their national hat or something but it looks like nothing more than a crossbreed between a lampshade and a fez on steroids to me. Despite how incredibly uncool that sounds, I like it… it’s quirky.
I even wore it to work tonight since it’s a cold weather hat and I go in and out all night at work. Got a couple stares for my troubles too. Heh. Here’s an image of it. Cool, i’n’t? ;j