Stuff Tourists Like, Pt. III

Saturday, July 17, 2010

It's been awhile, I know, but only because I was trying to gather a sufficient number of photos in order to create a really extravagant collage. In the end, I only took five photos, mostly because chasing tourists down the street to snap their photo while remaining unnoticed is not as easy as you might think.

In case you missed the rest of the series, check out the other stuff tourists like by reading Part I & Part II, as observed during my lunch hour in the National Zoo neighborhood. Today, I proudly present you with the newest installment, one with lots of photographic evidence to prove its truthfulness:
  1. Bucket Hats: It's sunny out there, & as a Cullen-skinned young lady myself, I respect tourists' desire to avoid melanoma. After all, no one digs the leather look (save Snooki, I guess, but she's not visiting the National Zoo), which means lathering sunscreen on religiously, only to promptly sweat it off - or donning a hat to shield the rays.

    I tend to be of the belief system that almost all hats are hideously disgusting, though I concede that there are some forgivable options, including variations on the fedora & the straw hat. But you know what I can almost never get on board with? Bucket hats. And tourists love bucket hats. They're everywhere. I truly have no idea why, having not sported a bucket hat myself since the very early '90s (Lord forgive me). Maybe it's the brim? Maybe it's the full coverage the brim provides? Maybe it's a Gilligan complex? Regardless, every time I head out to pick up lunch, I spot at least five new bucket hats on the go.

OK, fine, even I admit that children in bucket hats are often adorbs & that it's probably entirely creepy of me to surreptitiously photograph children I don't know. In fact, I hope that it's not illegal or something. I'M JUST IN IT FOR THE HATS, I mean it.

And come on. These hats are good. Am I right?

PS: Are you following along in a reader? Click through & check out my new layout, as designed by the lovely Moorea Seal. Let me know what you think!


  1. I love your layout! Looks amazing! xoxo

  2. I like the new look, particularly the paper airplanes and your new photo.

  3. The kids are pretty cute.
    And I love the new design! So jealous!

  4. I love the new layout and that picture of you- you look amazing! Also, I definitely remember us having bucket hats in middle school. ;)

  5. Love the new layout, especially the header! I don't own a bucket hat and wouldn't even purchase one if I were going to be a tourist somewhere. But, it's been so damn hot this summer, perhaps it's okay if fashion takes a back seat ;)

  6. Kristyna from The Owl DiaryJuly 17, 2010 at 4:08 PM

    First of all, I'm in love with the new blog design. & second, I couldn't agree more. I absolutely dislike hats. I'm leaving to Chile tomorrow for a 'roughing-it' sort of trip and don't know how often I'll get to wash my hair so I had to find a few hats to take. I'm taking a black trucker hat, which just might be worse than a bucket hat. But oh well. It's all I had leftover from about eight years ago or whenever those things were supposedly in style. Ha. xx

  7. i remember wearing a bucket hat on vacations with family as a kid, thankfully as a kid you can get away with those ridiculous things. i'm sure i wore it on one of our many DC vacations as well. sigh. thank god you weren't around then to document it :)

    also? layout=AMAZING.

  8. WHAT! Your new blog looks so freakin fab!!!! I love it.
    And my offspring own bucket hats that i make them wear every time we go play outside anywhere...I even made Isaiah wear it when playing after school on the playground and I am the extended care teacher so he couldn't escape it LOL!

  9. I think the pictures turned out well!

    And love the new layout!

  10. love the hats and the new layout! I'm going to grab your button.! I have one too if you are so inclined to add me to your sidebar of awesome :)
    Also, when I move to Woodley we should probs go to open city and people watch together :)

  11. I have a picture of me in a Gilligan's Island style bucket hat from a trip to Mesa Verde in high school. I wish I didn't have that picture.

  12. I think the bucket hat is only acceptable on little people...i.e. babies and toddlers. On adults they are usually hoplessly unflattering...and they totally remind me of the 90's/high school when it was cool to wear Tommy or CK bucket hats. yikes!


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