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 29, 2013

T-shirt #130: KUDL 2012

T-shirt #130: KUDL 2012: Zombie Grass

Hello ever faithful readers. It's KUDL Monday and you know what that means: Another KUDL shirt.

Grading Robot has final grades due for one of his universities on Tuesday, so this one is mostly pictures with pithy comments. At least, I hope they are pithy.

How am I looking? This is a frightening photo on the left. I do not think I am even aware that a picture is being taken, so it's not like I am giving the camera person the stink eye.

Or am I?

The photo to the right was shown before, and for once, I am not referencing the former post with a link. It's a photo from costume night in 2012. We were named Zombie Grass because dead grass is yellow and dead things are zombies. If that makes no sense, then leave it alone. We're Ultimate players; we do not need to make sense.

STOP MAKING SENSE! Words to live by.

As for the picture to the right, for costume night last year, we were zombies. This is us being zombies. Josh Danks (who is usually shirtless) is in front. I am behind in my yellow nightie to give with our yellow shirts.

Really, it's not that exciting. I know.

Something happened with the Patagonia shirts we use in KUDL last year. This one seems thinner and more insubstantial than the rest. Plus, yellow is not really my color, at least this hue of yellow, because if you have been reading I have already featured several yellow shirts and wrote about my Spring yellow shirt thing, such as in T-shirt #30: Kid Flash (yes, Kid Flash, despite what's in the URL). So this shirt is more or less my work shirt. I wear it when working around the house or in the yard, which I do not do (the work that is) nearly enough.

But yesterday was more or less a day of rest, and so I decided to get pictures taking the puppy for a walk.

"Satchel, don't pull."


"Dad... come on, what's the hold up.
And what's Adam Kemp doing
with your phone?"
Photos with Satchel courtesy of Adam Kemp (not pictured).

Since you did not get a really good look at the shirt, here's art proofs from last year that we did not use. I kind of like the disc and our league name, though, but we have to be consistent with our brand.

KUDL enters week nine tonight. Only one more Monday left after tonight and then the end of the season tournament on Saturday August 10th.

Our team, FUNKTION JUNKTION, is very excited. We have a great team. Expect to see more pictures.


- chris tower - 1307.29 - 8:33