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.)

Saturday, March 23, 2013

T-shirt #2: Michigan in Chinese

T-shirt #2: Michigan in Chinese

The University of Michigan has been a part of my life always. My father graduated from the Blue in the 1950s, and my sister graduated from there in the 1990s. I almost went there, but instead, I chose Kalamazoo College.

I have followed Michigan sports with my Dad and my sister all of my life. It means a lot. I lived in Ann Arbor for most of a summer and spent a lot of time there. It's a favorite place. Today, March 23, 2013, Michigan plays its second game in the NCAA tournament, a milestone it has not been able to pass since 1994. Here we go. Go Blue! Make the Sweet Sixteen!

Also, apparently,


means literally "Michigan University add gas!" via my good friend @chris dilley. He doesn't really like sports, but he knows Chinese. I like this because I have a lot of gas to add to most any moment in time.

If Michigan wins, T-Shirt #3 may be the one I have that's in Hebrew. If they lose, I might have to mourn until football season.