Wearing my Howard Dean winter cap seems equivalent to being a dog owner. People out walking their dogs always seem more likely to have strangers come up to them for random conversations. This morning while waiting for the bus someone mentioned they liked my Dean hat. Mike gave me a tip once that he always has extra Dean buttons with him in case he talks to someone who is a Dean supporter. So, this morning I gave one of my extra buttons to Nora. Then later on when I was on the Red Line someone else mentioned they liked my hat. She already had a Dean button on her scarf. We talked about the Joe Trippi news and tidbits about our volunteering experiences in New Hampshire. Now I just need to remember to keep business cards in my bag so I can keep in touch with these people.