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, August 15, 2013

T-shirt #147: The Xavier Institute for Higher Learning Logo 1

T-shirt #147: The Xavier Institute for Higher Learning - Logo One

Okay, so I lied. If you are following closely, I promised another comic book artist today, but that is proving to be a much more time consuming entry than I first realized, and I want to give it more thought. Here's a hint: I am going to re-read Marvels and Kingdom Come. Those who know comics now know the artist I have in mind. Plus, I have mentioned him before in these pages and mentioned him among my favorite artists. Yowsa!

So, instead of the artist formerly known as Mr. Thursday, I might have presented another plan that I had for today, which starts with an H and ends with a -Wart's with an OG in between because Harry Potter saved my life. But this story will also need to wait for another time.

Instead I continue my run of "just logos" with one of the first logo shirts I ever bought: the logo for the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning. As you can see, the logo is a bit faded.

Though Grading Robot has been powered down, chris tower has much to do today, much of it is self-care.

Unless my plans change (and don't be surprised if they do), the next four days will be pajama shirts as I take a brief hiatus and yet continue to post a shirt each day.

Thanks for reading!

Make mine Marvel!

- chris tower - 1308.15 - 11:19