... because I would love to wear one of these Canadian Olympic team hats. At the opening ceremonies the Canadians wore these great sheepksin ones and the athletes have since been spotted sporting these ultra-cool wool ones with the braided ties (the white wool ones are even nicer).
But I've got that big goofy curly hair which looks retarded with a hat. You need sleek short hair to really pull this look off, or at least hair that doesn't sproing out the bottom and sides of headgear like a brillo pad.
And now of course, George Stroumboulopoulos has made it impossible for me to even consider wearing one of these hats, since he wore one on The Hour last Thursday while covering the impact of global warming on outdoor rinks (and the Canadian identity). Because now if I tried to wear one, everybody would think that I was trying to emulate George.
And while I can think of far worse role models to have than our George in terms of intelligence, personality and integrity, I certainly wouldn't want to rip off his style.
Good thing I'm not an Olympic athlete.
But I sure am glad that the women on the Canadian hockey team are!
Still the reigning Olympic champs, this team!
And how about that Hayley Wickenheiser?
MVP of the tournament, with a broken hand no less, and she brings her son onto the ice to celebrate the gold medal win with her.