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.)

Monday, June 24, 2013

T-shirt #95 - KUDL 2013: Superheroes

T-shirt #95 - KUDL 2013: Six Degrees of Ultimate

Attention readers! Tower must be a serious grading robot for the next few days and so the blog's entries will be brief. Final grades for my most time consuming school are due Thursday morning, and I have several obstructions to working on them in the week, one of which is KUDL tonight.

As promised each Monday will feature a different KUDL--or at least an ultimate--shirt. Here's the 2013 shirt (in the light blue and pink). I plan to feature this shirt again, so I will not expound too much. But I will say that 2013 may be the best year of KUDL yet and that my team is simply AWESOME. We are known as Funktion Junktion, which I think is a brilliant team name.

Here's a photo that Bruce "Fris" Johnson made happen on June 17th, 2013 after our nightly KUDL games. It's meant to be a "six generations of Ultimate at Kalamazoo College" photo with the youngest and recent K students on the left and moving up the scale to feature the oldest alumni on the far right.

From Left to Right: Meredith Edwards, Morgan Mariama Mahdavi, Woody Tauke, Adam Smith, Jacob Meyers, Stu Gulliver, me (Chris Tower), and Bruce "Fris" Johnson
Look at those lovely people. There's some pride in both Ultimate and Kalamazoo College!

- chris tower - 1306.24 - 8:08