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, May 19, 2013

T-shirt #59: KUDL T-shirt 2007

T-shirt #59: KUDL T-shirt 2007

I wanted a pink KUDL shirt for my 2013 team.

Last night, we held our KUDL (Kalamazoo Ultimate Disc League) draft, at which we select players for teams to achieve a well-balanced and all-inclusive league. We do some training for new and former captains, and we build our community with camaraderie, a kind of joking we call heckling, and good spirits. Friends. We are all good friends.

After we draft teams, we do a similar selection process for the color of each team's shirt. Once again we draw for order, and each pair of team captains gets to select a color.
For the first year since we switched from cotton shirts to the moisture-wicking shirts, pink is an available color choice in both women's sizes and, amazingly, in MEN'S sizes as well. As a fan of pink, I was hoping to snag it as your team color. But we drew the seventh pick of ten. Pink was chosen two picks before ours. "Stolen" from me in a blatant attempt to screw me over, which is part of our heckling camaraderie. I am not really upset (a little disappointed maybe), but  this subject is fodder for good-natured heckling all season long.

I do have a pink KUDL shirt, though. This one comes from our fall team in 2007 when we did a run of cotton shirts and were able to select pink as a color.

As for the pink moisture-wicking shirt, there's always next summer.

- chris tower - 1305.19 - 10:50
KUDL 2007 design by Ryan Walters