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.)

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

T-shirt #209: KUDL 2008 Orange Long-Sleeved

T-shirt #209: KUDL 2008 Orange Long-Sleeved


Hey, it's cold outside.

Temps today will not break 59 I am told. Though it's not raining now, it may rain later.

Today marks the return of KUDL Wednesday on the blog. I did not share a KUDL shirt last Wednesday, though I did return to the field after my hiatus.

I busted out the long-sleeved shirt Monday when I took the puppy for a walk. If I had someone with me, or a more fancy phone, I could have shared a picture of me on a walk with the puppy.

I did a week's worth of work yesterday. I am finding it difficult to muster the motivation to do another week's worth of work between now and Friday morning. But Grading Robot may have hit on a shortcut to save oodles of time. Grading Robot is smart. Grading Robot is a robot.

Compounding the lack of work motivation is my wife's doldrums because she had two rough days at work and is dragged down by the entropy of the universe, and to cap that off, a water main break left us without water for a couple of crucial hours this morning when we both wanted showers.

The good news? Well, not the Detroit Tigers winning. I am leaving that subject alone. Let's see..

  • I am enjoying re-reading Dune via audio book. The first few chapters are a wonderful way to start such an epic novel and series. The intensity of the early chapters is not well sustained through the whole, but so far, I am enjoying the re-read and remember these chapters well, especially the first one.
  • One of my friends finally took me up on my recommendation to read (also via audio edition) to Ready Player One, one of my favorite books of the year and one of my favorite books of all time. He also questioned that people who did not live through the 1980s would not enjoy the references contained therein quite as much but I am told by a 1990s child and a 2000s child that this is not true.
  • My wife discovered a new band, though as another friend on Facebook was quick to point out he discovered them months ago and posted a video to FB. Oops. One would think I would miss very little as I work at the computer all day, but then, I am WORKING. I have trained myself to limit or even eliminate Facebook breaks.
  • So as an added treat, I conclude today with two videos from Lucius (one is short and one is long).

Turn It Around (live)

Lucius: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

- chris tower - 1310.16 - 13:14