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.)

Thursday, July 25, 2013

T-Shirt #126: New York

T-Shirt #126: New York: Open 24 Hours

I lived in New York for a few months in 1985 while doing a college internship.

I lived on 46th street just off Broadway part of the time and on a boat on the Hudson River's 79th Street Boat Basin.

I worked at Marvel Comics. More to come about that experience.

The time I spent in New York forever changed me and my sense of identity.

I have been back many times to visit. More on the subject of New York in future entries as I have more than one T-shirt featuring the grand old Big Apple of Manhattan.

Grading robot is in full swing, so this one is short.

Ten great things about New York.
Not even the ten best things or my ten favourite things.
Just ten things, off the top of my head,
which you can see I have to hang onto in the picture above
or it won't stay sitting on my neck.

  1. H&H Bagels - Broadway and 80th something - 83rd?
  2. Art Museums - The Whitney, MOMA, the Guggenheim, Brooklyn
  3. Tuna and Egg Salad sandwiches at 2 a.m. from the deli
  4. The little park I found down Park Avenue by Gramercy
  5. The secret door bookcase in the Magical Childe shoppe
  6. Ray's Pizza by the Slice
  7. Riding at the back or front of the subway train and watching the tunnels
  8. Chinatown (just the whole thing basically, but definitely Wo Hop on Mott)
  9. The Empire State (so you can always tell where you are)
  10. The Village Voice (a good read)

I wish I had a picture of me in New York. Not sure that I do.

New York. It's just one of a few of my favorite things.

My Favorite Things - 

John Coltrane [FULL VERSION] HQ


Clone from Image Comics--which I am enjoying very much because of the great Juan Jose Ryp art--has fallen into the backlog along with some other comics I usually read every month pretty quickly (like Teen Titans). I expect to catch up with some reading marathons this weekend as I indulge in some quality time.

Aquaman continues to hold the top spot in its week. More interesting is how many slots Captain America jumps after I wrote T-shirt #106. Everything else holds pretty close to its previous position. I do prefer New Avengers, but I think it's been over a month since it came out as it was not released on June 24th according to T-shirt #99.

COMICS FOR 1307.24  (July 24, 2013)
Aquaman #22
Captain America #009
New Avengers (Infinity) #008
Young Avengers # 008
Hawkeye Annual  #1
Superior Spider-Man #014
The Flash #22
Batman/Superman #2
Justice League Dark (Trinity pt.3) #22
Uncanny Avengers #010
Lazarus #2
Hunger #001

-Back log comics are not listed in any order.
Clone #9
Wolverine #007
Ultimate X-Men #29
Catwoman #22
Green Hornet #4
Teen Titans #22
Superman #22
Uncanny X-Force #004 (to go with the catch up from last week)

- chris tower - 1307.25 - 14:38