First off, I want to say thanks to everyone who sent in their ideas. I...wasn't really sure what to expect when I published Monday's post. Yeah, I know I asked readers for ideas, but I'm going to let you all in on a little secret: I tend to expect the worst out of, well, everything. It's a trait that annoys the bejeezus out of lots of people (my husband in particular,) but let me tell you, Internets, it does wonders in preparing you for any and all disappointments.
To put it bluntly, I threw that post out there with the expectation that I wasn't going get a single response. So when the suggestions started rolling in I was not only pleased, I was genuinely surprised.
So honestly, thank you.
Alright, enough of the sappiness: on to the post!
Everyone has a springtime ritual. Maybe you're a spring-cleaning type, or perhaps you start working on your spring and summer garden. My ritual involves my 1960s Ross bike, which I finally get to take out for a spin after having retired it for the winter.
I will admit that I don't wear a helmet when I take my bike out for a spin, which I should probably remedy. Especially since helmets have come a long, long way from those dorky things they used to have back in the day.
Don't believe me? Feast your eyes on this:
I don't know what decade you grew up in, but I can safely say they did not have deerstalker helmets back in 1980s, and we were much the poorer for it. This would have come in super handy back when I went through my badly-advised Encyclopedia Brown/Harriet The Spy phase.
Of course, that's a really fancy helmet. But never fear; even regular helmets have undergone a major change for the awesome.
This delightfully retro-looking helmet is one of many designs that can be found at Nutcase Helmets.
You can get even have your helmet custom-painted by Belle Helmets. Personally, I kinda like the phrenology-skull-themed one pictured above.
Ah, Sanrio. How I love the fact that if it's inanimate, you can find a way to emblazon them with your extensive roster of copyright-protected characters for a profit.
...Mostly because I would totally buy one. My weird affection for Hello Kitty stuff knows no bounds.
Thanks to Z for her idea, as well as the link to the deerstalker helmet!