365 T-shirts - the reasoning

This blog should be sub-titled: a journal of my life in geek.

I get my geek on with things about which I am geeky: comic books, Baseball, Ultimate, science fiction, my favorite bands, books I have read and loved, and Jungian psychology to name some of the most frequently traversed subjects.

I began this project simply as a way to count my T-shirts. I own a lot of T-shirts. But how many do I have? Do I have 365? We shall find out.

When I started this blog, I thought about how each T-shirt means something to me. I bought it for a reason, after all. I set myself the task to post an entry about a new T-shirt every day as a way to simply write something every day, a warm up for writing fiction, which is my passion. Writing is like exercise. Warm ups are good for exercise. But after completing a month of blogging about T-shirts, I have learned that this blog serves as a journal; it documents my life in geek, sort of a tour of my interests in pop culture. The blog serves as a tool for self-inventory, for assessment and analysis of self and the origins of self, for stepping through the process of individuation in catalogues, lists, and ranks.

The blog also made me aware that I have some serious gaps in my T-shirt ownership, and I am in the process of collecting some new T-shirts for several of the great popular culture icons that I truly love. Stay tuned.

I was also a bit surprised that people checked out my blog and continue to check it, read it, and even comment on it. I am very appreciative of this readership. Please feel free to share your thoughts in my comments section. I will respond.

Also, please note that I have moved the original introductory text to the side bar. And now, I present to you the most recent entry of 365 T-shirts: a journal of my life in geek. Thank you for reading.
(Second Update - 1310.24. First Update - 1306.05 Originally Posted - 1304.25.)

Sunday, March 24, 2013

T-shirt #3: Michigan in Hebrew

T-Shirt #3: Michigan in HebrewI love these University of Michigan international shirts "sporting" different languages. I noticed that Moe's in Ann Arbor carries several others, such as Arabic and Russian. I would like to collect several more, and I happen to be in Ann Arbor on April First, so....we shall see. This is my second Hebrew shirt for UofM. I have always felt a deep connection to the Jewish faith.
This shirt and picture is all the more special because the picture was taken by my Dad. He came over to my house to help move a cabinet, and without my asking, he brought his camera. Proof of synchronicity! I had considered asking him to bring his camera for just this reason, for this photograph, but did not want to impose. Not only did we move the cabinet from the kitchen to the bathroom, but we accomplished one other household task all while Michigan opened a can of whoop ass on Virginia Commonwealth University! Say hello to the Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 1994. Is an Elite Eight showing possible? I might have to buy some more Michigan shirts...