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 23, 2013

T-shirt #216: KUDL 2007: White Patagonia-Cotton

T-shirt #216: KUDL 2007: White Patagonia-Cotton
Cotton shirt

Once again, here we are at KUDL Wednesday. Today's shirt is an odd case. Originally, when I featured the White 2007 KUDL shirt, T-shirt #88, I accidentally featured myself in both shirts, the cotton version and the Patagonia version, even though these are different shirts.

In the original posting, the first picture featured me in the white cotton shirt with my friend Dave Heimberg at the 2007 Huckfest. The second photo showed the team photo from the tournament with me in Patagonia shirt.
So take your pick today. Since I featured both shirts back on June 17th, I am featuring both shirts today on October 23rd.

Patagonia shirt
It's full on Fall here and colder than I remember last year being at this time. This feels like the weather for the end of November not October 23rd. As WWMT weather informs me, our middle 40s temperatures are about 15 degrees below average, so I am not crazy in thinking that this is unseasonably cold. 

When I ran Kalamazoo College Ultimate in the Fall, we would play every Tuesday and Thursday until the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. I remember going out to the fields on more than one Tuesday before Thanksgiving to find myself alone there in the encroaching darkness (even though we played at 4 p.m.). And now, we have games tonight in KUDL in what promises to be 46 degrees at best dropping to as low as 33 with rain and snow. Sounds lovely! Where's my Chapstick?

Short on text today. Just a weather report. :-) Tomorrow, some more comic book reviews and then Friday the weekly comics list (I know you all tune in just for that feature).

As always, thanks for your time and kindness.

- chris tower - 1310.23 - 9:34