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, September 1, 2013

T-shirt #164: Felix the Cat

T-shirt #164: Felix the Cat and random nonesuch

 Hello and happy Sunday. Welcome to September.

Here's an odd thing.

Today's shirt was a gift from my step-daughter's boyfriend, Mr. Adam Kemp, a young man whom I hold in high regard and think is "da bomb." In other words, I think he's an amazing person, and I am proud to be associated with him. I also think that his relationship with Piper shows what high quality people they both are.

Anyway, Adam gave me this shirt as a gift for a Christmas or birthday, not sure which, knowing I liked comics and cartoons and suspecting that a Felix the Cat shirt would be a good gift. He was right. What he did not know is that I am not really a very devoted Felix the Cat fan. I know Felix the Cat, and I have some experience with the character. But I am not really a big fan. AND YET, I own a Felix the Cat toy (as seen in the photos). Adam could not have known that owned this toy as it was cleverly hidden in my parents house. And yet he bought me the shirt.

Is Adam Kemp psychic?

Okay, there's the thought of the day.

I am restricting myself to brevity in an attempt to get ahead and work out some longer future entries.

So, this is all the text I have for you today, and I will conclude with something I spotted on Tumblr last night while growing ever sleepier reading comics and watching the TIGERS crush the Indians (Yay!!).



Via Fledgling Phoenix

That's all and that's enough.
Isn't that awesome?

- chris tower - 1309.01 - 11:31