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.)

Sunday, October 27, 2013

T-shirt #220: Star Trek Red Shirt Gift

Clockwise starting with me, Randall Davis, Steve Cameron, John Kasdorf, Mark Peeters, and Nathan McLaughlin
T-shirt #220: Star Trek Red Shirt Gift

Played Dungeons and Dragons today.

Technically, Pathfinder, which is a revision of D&D 3.5.

I am sporting a red Star Trek shirt that was a Kellogg's give-away.

The shirt was a gift from John Kasdorf (pictured above), so it earns both a new shirt tag and a gift shirt tag.
You can see the chips, which are ever popular, and the signature pistachios.

Dice are in evidence, of course, as is beer, which is a relatively new addition as my earliest years of play did not feature beer.

Yes, that is a UFP Star Fleet Messenger Bag in the picture. More geek gear. Expect it.

I spent all morning working on my Aquaman entry, which is nearly done but needs some work. When I left to play, my plan was to post an incomplete entry when I got home and finish the Aquaman post tomorrow. I have revised this plan, and I will either finish tomorrow or Tuesday at the latest. So, stay tuned for AQUAMAN.

Meanwhile, the D&D game went well. I used the Cause Fear spell well and actually made a try attacking with my claws as I am a Draconic Sorcerer female gnome named Astrid.

Extra No Prize points if you know what TV character inspired my choice of a name for my character.

Lazy Sunday. No work. Fun times with good friends.

More content in the days to come.

- chris tower - 1310.27 - 18:50