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, October 2, 2013

T-shirt #195 - Centrals 2000

T-shirt #195 - Centrals 2000

 Aloha!! This is the first blog post that has been written in Hawaii as the last three were scheduled to publish and set up on September 28th, the morning we flew out.

Since I had no Internet connection on the plane, and tons of grading to do, I did not work on the blog while in flight (though I may on the way back, working on text offline). Since I got here, I have been grading like a maniac, so I have not had time for much else other than time with my wife and her family. Hawaii is beautiful and serene and very, very special. I have not seen much of it yet, but I did see parts of the Volcano National Park last night before the government shut down. Currently, I am collecting a variety of pictures to post a blog entry about my time in Hawaii thus far, but I have not had time to start cobbling that together. Stay tuned.

MR. T-SHIRT BLOGGER'S OFFICIAL HIATUS TEXT - Mr. T-shirt Blogger (that's me) is on vacation in Hawaii until October 9th. Blog posts may be simple and brief during this time, or there may be many Hawaii pictures and updates. No promises. It's vacation.

When My wife an I got married four years ago (as of 10/3), we never took a honeymoon. With our difficult work schedules, there has never been a good time to schedule a trip. Given recent life events, we threw out caution and welcomed chaos and uncertainty. Carpe Diem! So, off we go (or by the time you read this, there we are).

Today's shirt - I love this shirt. I totally take credit for coming up with this idea, which seemed very appropriate for the year 2000. In case you do not recognize the imagery (and I am not sure who wouldn't), this is the part of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, painted by Michelangelo, in which god touches Adam, bringing him to life. I inserted a disc in between, IE. God giving the game of disc, the game of Ultimate to man. Though, technically, for math geeks, the year 2001 was actually the start of the new millennium, I added the tag line in this year so as to commemorate the new decade, the new century, and the new millennium.

- chris tower - for 1310.02- pre-written and scheduled.