hats in australia

Space Straya

I’m gonna throw my hat into the “Earth is Space Australia” ring, and bring up the topic of hats. Not protective helmets or for identification, just normal hats. Not only does it look odd, hats come in dozens of types, between ball caps to stetsons to top hats. And some people ALWAYS wear one. So, why wouldn’t we take them to space?

Hazzro: Human John, what is that on your head?

John: What, my hat?

Hazzro: A “hat”? Was the helmet we provided not satisfactory? Were you injured?

Hazzro was concerned, if the humans weren’t protecting their organs, the next pirate attack would be their last. The humans were too good for walking around injured and claiming everything is fine, even when they weren’t.

John: No, it’s fine. I’m just off duty right now. I thought I would just relax with my snap-back. Everything is okay, Haz.

Hazzro: Snap… Back?! Is that dangerous?!

John shook his head and tried to contain his laughter at Hazzro’s confusion. He then attempted to explain the different types of hats to the alien crew mate.

Hazzro: And humans wear hats because?

John: Depends, but it blocks light from our eyes and keeps our hair out of our sight.

Hazzro: Is the light bothering your eyes? Is there an issue with your fur?

John: Nah, I’m fine. I just like wearing hats. It’s comfortable to me.

Hazzro: Alright, but one more question? Why does your “snap-back” have the letters “RWBY” on it?

John: That requires… a bit more explanation…

realising christmas is next month

Oh Philip, you outshine the morning sun.


Aboriginal Paintings.  Timmy Payungka Tjapangati Possum Dreaming for Children, Walter Tjampitjinpa Wild Potato Story, Anatjari Tjakamarra Big Pintupi Dreaming Ceremony, Tim Leura Tjapaltjarri Travelling Honey Ant Dreaming, Uta Uta Tjangala Women’s Dreaming, John Tjakamarra No Title, Yala Yala Gibbs Tjungurrayi No Title, Nosepeg Tjupurrula Three Ceremonial Poles, (top to bottom). 1970s.


At Abbey Festival in Queensland for work. So exhausted that we went to bed at 7pm last night. It’s insanely busy, and I’ve met so many people!

Wearing a dress for the first time in ages, and I have a couple of new rad hats… so I guess I’m happy. One more day until we go home!