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, May 26, 2013

T-shirt #66: Dead T-shirt #3: Free Detroit Tigers shirt

T-shirt #66: Dead T-shirt #3: Free Detroit Tigers shirt

I am going to Detroit to watch the Tigers play the Minnesota Twins as Max Scherzer, a strikeout machine, faces off against Mike Pelfrey, a former Met and owner of a 6.69 ERA. This fact about Pelfrey makes me hopeful that the Tigers can beat the Twins today. However, often, when I crow about a game before it's over, I seem to jinx my team with a loss. So I am hesitant to even express hope for a win in case there is a very real psychic jinx relationship with my karma.

I love going to Tigers games. I am attending this one with my good friend Jeremiah "The Miah" Newhouse, recent father, awesome husband (married to another good friend Maria (Markus) Newhouse), superb Ultimate player, and   an ardent, passionate Tigers fan like myself. Also, Miah is one of the nicest people I have ever met in my whole life. Miah hooked us up with tickets. Thanks Miah! And thanks to Maria for letting Miah out to play. I am always amazed when new parents of infants can do anything out of the house let alone away from home.

This shirt is another in the series of "dead" T-shirts. Now a rag, this one served as pajamas for a time. I was given it at a Tigers game when I signed up for a credit card, which I did not get. I knew I would not get the card. I just signed up for the shirt. If some company is going to give away Tigers shirts, what the heck.

Enjoy your Sunday and thanks for reading.


- chris tower - 1305.26 - 7:57