So, really, boys and girls, do yourselves a favor and invest in a rad umbrella. Even if you don't live in a rainy climate, an umbrella makes a great physical sunblock, and won't flop in your face like those oh-so-pretty-but-really-kind-of-stupid floppy brimmed hats. I'm a fan of the long skinny school of umbrella myself. I like to swagger around with it like a cane, and use it to poke things. Once I used the curved handle of my umbrella to catch a runaway dog by the collar. True story.
Here are a few I'm lusting after right now...
|Instant happiness from MoMA|
|Seriously. Seriously. *swoon* Buy it here.|
|The Funbrella is specially designed for kids. Whatever.|
|Of course the coolest umbrella etailer ever is based in the UK...|
|The Brelli is semi-translucent, waterproof, windproof, |
UV protective, and (wait for it...) biodegradable. Hello.
And if a shorty is more your style...
|A Katana umbrella. Just in case. ThinkGeek.com also carries them |
with a pirate sword handle, a lightsaber handle, and brass knuckles.
Very Avengers, no?
A sturdy and well designed umbrella can be a godsend in an Oregon spring. Or winter. Or fall. Also, its a fun accessory! And who doesn't love even the flimsiest excuse to accessorize? Crazy people. That's who.
And don't forget, you can always use your umbrella to poke things!