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.)

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

T-shirt #167: KUDL 2007 Green

T-shirt #167: KUDL 2007 Green

Grading Robot in full energy production today.

Work explodes.

I am currently running at four classes at two online schools (two at each). Today, I begin two courses at WMU, start the KUDL Fall season, start a class I am taking (I hope, assuming I get re-admitted to WMU), and by the end of October I will have a seventh added with another stint at University of Phoenix. There is also the chance that if Park needs me to teach three in Fall II (starts October 21) that I could be running with eight classes to teach and a ninth as a student for the rest of the year.

I need a vacation. Oh, wait, I am getting a vacation. It will be a partial work vacation, but I am off to Hawaii (the big island) and two days in Portland with my wife from Sept. 28-October 8th. Expect another run of pajamas, dead t-shirts, and quickies during that time period. I have to take some time to figure out how the auto-publisher schedule thingie works. It did not work for me when I tried to set it for my days in the hospital. Luckily, I was conscious enough to check and managed to publish the post on the day of my surgery before the end of the day. Mr. T-shirt Blogger is not allowed any skip days. Any cessation or missed day would violate the purpose of the blog.

Back to work.

For those with whom I play Ultimate, see you tonight for KUDL week one Fall League 2013.

In other news, I came out my door on Sunday to take a walk to find a mysterious cage sitting next to my driveway.

I had no idea where it came from or why it was there. This is not necessarily the kind of uncertainty that I like to live with during my days here on this planet. Luckily, the mystery was ultimately solved, but it puzzled me for most of the day before I found out the truth. Is there a cage fairy? Who goes around leaving cages on people's sidewalks? Was the cage left at the wrong address?

As for today's shirt, this is the green shirt for the 2007 league. I would wear it tonight but apparently I am drafted on the white team. Luckily, I have this shirt in white, too. :-)

NOTE: YESTERDAY'S POST: I am honored that one of my friends re-sent my Twitter message of yesterday's post, calling it to the attention of THE GOOD MEN PROJECT, who added me on Twitter and added my post to the site! I added yesterday's post, T-shirt #166, to my list of top ten favorite posts, which now includes 12 posts total. I am not sure how to rename the category as I am obviously working on a top twenty now.

This post needs a song. Remember T-shirt #163 about Everything But the Girl? I mentioned Tracey Thorn's solo album Out of the Woods as one of my recent and all time favorites. Time for one of the best songs off that album, my first favorite: "Hands Up to the Ceiling."


- chris tower - 1309.04 - 8:33