Today I'm thankful for my black hat. This sounds simple, but I wear this hat all of the time.

This is not a figurative hat implying that I'm a bad guy in a western, but literally a hat that I wear on my head. With the on and off nasty weather that has been rolling through the area over the last few weeks, I've been wearing my black hat often.

I don't think I paid very much for it, when I picked it up on vacation in San Francisco in a Forever 21 back in 2007. The value I've gotten out of it has far exceeded whatever amount I paid.

This hat has kept my hair and head dry and warm on many fall days over the last eight years, and I'm thankful today that I decided to make that purchase.

Here are a few views of my black hat.