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 9, 2013

T-shirt #202 - Pajamas: Tigers: Road to the Show

T-shirt #202 - Pajamas: Tigers: Road to the Show

Returned home late last night from the long trek that took us to Hawaii, Oahu, and Portland. The drive from Chicago was a bit trying. Remind me never to return on a plane at rush hour.

However, though I needed sleep, I did keep track of the Tigers game as we returned to Michigan.

Please note the Tigers shorts that function as pajama bottoms with the Tigers T-shirt that functions as a pajama top in the picture on the right.

Not much content today as we madly scramble to unpack, work, and acclimate to home and regular life after our trip.

I do have a few thoughts on yesterday's Tigers game.

Thankfully, they managed to get the win because it would have been an enormous let down for the Athletics to win the series in Detroit.

The ESPN highlights focused mainly on Scherzer who came on in relief of Doug Fister, and after loading the bases, pitched out of the jam, striking out two batters on ridiculous pitches. I loved Leyland's choice here. With the game and the series on the line, he brings in his best pitcher. Saving Scherzer for Game Five does no good if the Tigers had lost Game Four, they would have lost the series.

As for Doug Fister, ESPN focused so much on Scherzer that Fister's performance was overlooked. Fister only gave up seven hits and one walk in six strong innings. If one of those hits had not been a home run to Jed Lowrie in the 5th, the score may have been 1-0.

Martinez's home run was a home run. Of course, Josh Reddick wants the interference call and feels he would have caught the ball. But VMart's homer cleared the fence. It was a homer. It was clutch.

Austin Jackson's broken bat single is one of the biggest plays of the series.

The Tigers should have won game two. Verlander was masterful. To lose in the bottom of ninth, by one run, was very disappointing. Now Verlander takes the hill again for Game Five in Oakland. It's going to be a great game. I have another Tigers shirt lined up for tomorrow. Stay tuned.

- chris tower - 1310.09 - 11:33