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.)

Monday, October 7, 2013

T-shirt #200 - Crieff

T-shirt #200 - Crieff

Happy birthday to my mother, who turns 77 years old today.

We have flown from Hawaii to the Portland area to stay with Liesel's step-father and his wife in their lovely home.

Short today because so much to do. We return home soon when I will resume normal bloggery operations.

MR. T-SHIRT BLOGGER'S OFFICIAL HIATUS TEXT - Mr. T-shirt Blogger (that's me) is on vacation in Hawaii until October 9th. Blog posts may be simple and brief during this time, or there may be many Hawaii pictures and updates. No promises. It's vacation.

When My wife an I got married four years ago (as of 10/3), we never took a honeymoon. With our difficult work schedules, there has never been a good time to schedule a trip. Given recent life events, we threw out caution and welcomed chaos and uncertainty. Carpe Diem! So, off we go (or by the time you read this, there we are).

Today's shirt - My mother's ancestors came from Crieff, Scotland, also known as the Gateway to the Highlands. I have been to Crieff (back in 1986). Scotland may be the next trip I take with Liesel. For now, this is a good way to honor my mother on her birthday. I love you, Mom.

Description text from one site: "Crieff is a lovely holiday town in the heart of Perthshire with a good range of restaurants, banks and shops including 2 supermarkets, 3 art galleries and a good deli. Due to its central location, Crieff is a great base to explore central Scotland with its many tourist attractions including Drummond Castle Gardens, Famous Grouse Experience, Stirling Castle, Wallace Monument, etc.
Perth, Stirling, Edinburgh, St. Andrews and Glasgow are all within easy reach. 
Outdoor pursuits include great walking, golf (golf clubs in flat), fishing, riding, canoeing and cycling."

- chris tower - 1310.07 - 11:53 (8:53 pacific)