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.)

Saturday, August 3, 2013

T-shirt #135: KUDL Yellow 2007

T-shirt #135: KUDL Yellow 2007

Welcome to Saturday.

For you, it's Saturday. For me, it's still Friday, and I am in the M&M Grill in Colon, Michigan using the free Wi Fi connection and killing time before the evening performance at the Fab MagiCelebration.

This is another of the many shirts I have from KUDL 2007. This one in yellow. It seemed like a good "day off" choice.

Today, today for you, which is Saturday, I am planning to teach two classes (my normal Saturday work routine), and then head off for an hour or so along the Kal-Haven Trail, and then turn around and come back. This is part of the "bucket list" of things I wanted to do before I have surgery on the 16th of August (so expect another blog break then).

But now, after learning what I have learned here in Colon, the thing I really wanted to attend is next week. Clearing two days from the work and family schedules in two consecutive weeks may not be possible. But there is always next year, except for this lingering feeling that my "normal life" will come to an end on the 16th with the surgery, which is not true, but that's how I feel.

But you know, I am keeping this one short. Day off and all that.

Check back tomorrow for pictures from yesterday at the MagiCelebration and today on the bike ride.

Viva la "time off!!"

POSTSCRIPT: I am typing this last bit on Saturday, back home. Being in Colon yesterday was like stepping back in time. After driving home last night, things felt different. The same familiar places around my house and even my house itself felt different. The feeling is starting to fade, but it was still strongly in force this morning as if I had taken a trip back in time. My body returned from the past first, but my consciousness still remained in the past and is returning to the present more slowly.

- chris tower - 1308.03 - 8:55