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, April 7, 2013

T-Shirt #17: Detroit Tigers Country

T-shirt #17: It's obvious you wish you were part of Detroit Tigers Country

I made a secret promise with myself yesterday. By secret, I mean, I did not share it with you, dear readers. I decided to display another Tigers shirt today if the team beat the Yankees yesterday.

Guess what?

Another Tigers victory to move to 3-2 on the season.

I know, I know. Some of you are saying: "Hey, Tower, aren't you a huge Michigan fan? The Wolverines won the final four game last night to go to the NCAA Finals. Where's your Michigan shirt?"

Well, I have already posted THREE Michigan shirts (and now THREE Tigers shirts).  Expect a Michigan shirt tomorrow. It's necessary. Today, it's the Detroit Tigers.

It's always great to beat the Yankees. But it's even better to see the Tigers beat them like the team did yesterday (Saturday, April 6): Cabrera goes 4-4 with a double and a walk, Peralta and Hunter also hit doubles and notch RBIs, Dirks earns his first and second hits of the season and logs two RBIs, VMart slaps a single and a RBI, AJ has three hits. In fact, every Tigers player has a hit except Santiago who goes 0-4. Scherzer is a bit shaky and Alburquerque gives up a hit and two walks in one inning, but the Tigers pile it on in the fifth and sixth and win 8-4. How sweet it is.

Verlander takes the mound against CC Sabathia today, Sunday April 7.

Remember that last time the Tigers played the Yankees, the Detroiters swept them in four straight to win the ALCS. A sweep this weekend is hardly necessary, but it's decisive, and it sends the right message.


-chris tower 1304.07 7:22