Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Pook Me!

One of my more amusing Christmas gifts this year was the Pook Toque given to me by my friend Beth and her family! Someone asked me why I was wearing monkey underpants on my head. But really, it's a very warm, fleece-lined toque with a couple of socks hanging of the top. You can style the socks in many different ways, like...

The Shrek

The Jelly Doughnut
(This is the year I hope to strip that FRIGGING AWFUL WALLPAPER in my office!)

The Cindy Lu Who. Not everyone can carry this off, you know! (Shaddap, I can too!)

Cowboy mullet with appropriate facial stylings.

The Care Bear

And it looks great with my new dish gloves!

Here's the instruction chart...

And there's a very helpful video. Obviously I need to work on my technique!

Apparently Justin Bieber (who gives me the willies in ways I cannot describe... shudder!) also owns one of these toques. I never thought I'd see the day when I had ANYTHING in common with Bieber, other than my citizenship!

And at the end of the day...

...Gordon still loves me, no matter how nutty I am!


  1. So many looks with one hat - what more can you ask for?!

  2. I swear, every day I wake up, the more I look like Gordon.

    I'm still not sure if that's good. Either he's part of a trend, or he's part of a problem.

    I guess having Stalin's 1/6 head staring out at me from a pencil basket doesn't help my judgmental capabilities.

  3. I like that photo with you and Gordon! My lady says she must be really, really out of it because she didn't even know about Pook Hats! ha ha

  4. I agree Little Blue Mouse, I agree!

    Chef Nick, maybe Gordon is stealing your soul. Or maybe it's Stalin. I tend towards the Stalin theory.

    Isobelle, tell your Lady not to worry. First of all, they are a Canadian phenomenon, which no doubt will imminently spread to the US (if Justin Bieber is wearing Pooks!) Secondly, your lady probably has better sense than me and would not be seen dead with monkey underpants on her head!! :)

  5. Haha nbow that is a hat to die for!

  6. Anonymous3:27 pm

    Hahaa! Your teeth are way too nice to go with the cowboy mullet look, Natalie!

  7. Indeed it is Jams!

    TTPT, maybe I could black out some teeth using Photoshop!

  8. What a cool gift. My fav. was the Cowboy mullet!!!

  9. You wear this well. I think I want one now…

    PS…I also feel the same way about Bieber!

  10. Hoot-a-toot, I'm glad you approve! :)

    And thank you very much, David. I think you need a Pook Took in your windy hometown. :)

    As for Justin Bieber, I would have said he only appeals to pre-pubescent girls, but apparently one of the top Google searches that brought people to my blog this week was "Justin Bieber underpants." I shudder to think just who is looking THAT up.


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