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, August 5, 2013

T-shirt #137: KUDL - KUSS - Purple -2006

T-shirt #137: KUDL - KUSS - Purple - 2006

I questioned the wisdom of presenting another KUDL shirt for the third day in a row. But it is KUDL Monday, and it's a very special Monday. Today, August 5th, marks the last Monday of the KUDL 2013 summer season.

Also, tonight we will host the first two games of our 2013 tournament, playing the rest of the games on Saturday, August 10th.

So far in the history of this blog, I have featured 14 KUDL shirts or Ultimate shirts with KUDL related photos. I have featured shirts from every year of KUDL (2007-2013), except the very first year, when we were called KUSS: Kalamazoo Ultimate Summer Syndicate (2006).

I drafted what I thought was a rocking and awesome team, but somehow, through no my fault of my own (or at least that is my story), we did not win a single game. Not one. I do not remember too many more details of whether we played close games or how often we were blown out. I do not remember scores or statistics from our year of loss. But I do have some nifty photos. And in keeping with the short and fun posts, I present another series of photos. Don't say that I did not warn you.

From KUSS costume night with Ed Kenny

From KUSS costume night: team captains (Ryan Kircher not pictured)
L-R: me, Ed Kenny, Kent Elliott, Matt Frayer, and Dan Lipson

Bobby Frantz and Miah Newhouse

L-R: Miah, Van, me, Touchdown Jesus, Tiffany Gleason, Hari Johnson,
Melissa McKim, Stu Gulliver, Bobby Frantz, and ...? I forget

L-R: Hari, TDJ Walters, Van, Craig Schram, Miah, Lanny Potts, mem Stu, ??, ??, Dave Schram

Greg "Van" Isom happy with his award

Watching the KUSS finals and keeping score
Me, Ali Almadari, Van, Ryan TDJ Walters

Team Purple cheers to lift its spirits before another loss.

- chris tower - 1308.05 - 9:37