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, July 1, 2013

T-shirt #102: WIPU

T-shirt #102: WIPU

Today's entry is a brief one and very picture-oriented. Though I promised weekly Monday KUDL shirts, this is not a KUDL shirt. But since, it is one of my favourite Ultimate shirts, I must feature it. AND I have groovy action photos taken by KUDL's best photographer Lindsay Phillips. Thanks Lindsay!!

This is the logo both front and back for the Western Women's Ultimate Team known as WIPU: Western Invisible Pink Unicorn. I think it's an awesome team name and an awesome logo, so I had to buy the shirt. Luckily, they make cuts for fat, old guys.

I also love supporting women's Ultimate. I like when I see other Ultimate men being strong and loud supporters (and monetary supporters) of women's Ultimate teams. Ultimate needs more women's teams.
Okay, I know it's silly, but I could not resist posing with a disc even in my office.
Here's some action photos from pick up play on Wednesday June 19th, which is the last Wednesday I could attend for five weeks due to a class I am teaching.

I look much fatter than I think I look.
You may notice that this guy is skying over me to catch the disc, but at look at how close I am to getting the D! For a hobbled old guy who can barely walk let alone run, I did all right.
Yes, I can catch. And check it out kids! This is the way to catch a disc: TWO HANDS.

Or as my good friend Little joked last week: "Use THREE HANDS! THREE HANDS!"
Remember kids: watch the disc into your hands as you catch. Then again, if I was actually cutting, I would be running to the disc not standing still and leaning forward because I am too old and tired to lift my feet.
Though it is a lovely thing to admire your throw, it is also a good idea to cut right after throwing because you will always be open.


Why can I never remember to do that?

Hey, Ultimate peeps, see you at the fields!

Hey non-Ultimate peeps: are you inspired?

- chris tower - 1307.01 - 8:40