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.)

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

T-shirt #47: The Boo-Boo

T-shirt #47: Kiss my Boo-Boo

My wife and I are crazy dog parents. I am okay with this.

Back in August of 2012, we adopted a puppy: Satchel Paige Tower. She is a "spreagle": Springer-Spaniel/Beagle mix. She is our baby, the joy of our lives.

Liesel has taken to calling her "the Boo Boo" or "the Boo."

I already owned this Boo-Boo shirt, given my love for Hanna-Barbera cartoons, such as Jonny Quest, The Huckleberry Hound Show, and the Yogi Bear Show. Thus, this short is a fitting choice for today since Satchel takes good care of her dad when he's ill.

Adopting Satchel has been another in a series of amazing events dating back to 2008, which include meeting and marrying Liesel, loving her kids, securing more than enough work, and buying a house. The puppy has been a wonderful addition to our family, and I love her very much, especially during these last two days when I have been in bed with this horrible illness.

I have many nicknames for her, such as Poopsydoodle, the Doodler, Doodle bug, and Sneaky Pickle.

We're crazy dog parents. But she's our baby. And we love her.

-chris tower - 1305.07 - 18:50 - feeling better but not well