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.)

Monday, December 2, 2013

T-shirt # 256 - Mad Dog Ultimate Tournament - Scooby Doo

T-shirt # 256 - Mad Dog Ultimate Tournament - Scooby Doo

As I wrote yesterday, I am taking a shirt hiatus.... ha ha, that's a typo. I meant "short" hiatus. It's not really a shirt hiatus as there are still shirts.

So light on content for a few days.

Yesterday was the necessary day of rest for "self-care" though after I graded two sets of assignments and did a bunch of daily work. Also, though I had some good picks (Vikings! Cardinals!), I am 6-9 total for the week and only because I went 2-1 with my picks for Thanksgiving Day. But I am sweeping fantasy basketball (except for the team I let Yahoo draft).

Oh and the Pistons won big. So between reading a bunch of comics, quality time with my wife, loving times with the puppy, I am happy. Though now it's back to work, hence the content-light hiatus.

Mad Dog was one of the most fun tournaments in which I ever played. I miss it. But I especially liked teaming up with Midland folks in 2002. It's one of my best Ultimate tournament memories. Plus, I have this nifty shirt. In fact, I may have TWO. I like that I have an Ultimate shirt that features Scooby Doo. Great people!

I have always been a big Scooby Doo fan. Check out these two nifty clips. One is Christmas themed!

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! (1969) - Intro (Opening) - Version 2

A Scooby-Doo Christmas

COUNTDOWN TO THE END OF THE BLOG YEAR - 109 shirts remaining

- chris tower - 1312.02 - 8:40