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, November 18, 2013

T-shirt #242 - MUSL XII and other T-shirt blogs

T-shirt #242 - MUSL XII 
and other T-shirt blogs

Welcome back Ultimate Monday. I featured Ultimate shirts on Wednesdays in the Fall because that's when we played. I am shifting back to Monday just to be easy. It's the start of the work week. Things to do. Although Grading Robot will have a somewhat easy week with CTU just starting up. Other schools will need attention, and I am running individual conferences on Wednesday at WMU. But compared to usual, it's a lighter week. Still, today's post will be relatively short. Though in addition to the MUSL shirt, I will feature a little blog recap and other people's blogs recap.

Today's shirt comes from Michiana Ultimate Summer League (South Bend) where I played three seasons: two prior to forming our own league, and one final season before I could no longer devote the time to drive down there and back each week. The community that formed in our car pool was wonderful, and we had many fabulous conversations on the ride down and back. I do miss the conversations. I keep this shirt at my parents' house to wear when I am helping out there. I had a picture of the back, which features sponsorships, but somehow that picture vanished from my phone. I featured my other season at MUSL in T-shirt #207. This shirt is from the next year: 2008.


I devoted myself to some blog recap yesterday, detailing the number of page views I have received and which posts are the most popular. These facts are very interesting to me, and I feel the need to roundup the statistics from time to time.

I have also discussed my categories recently, so I will not go over that again, but I will draw your attention to the categories along the right side of the page. They are hot links to open all the pages labeled with that category. I am happy with my recent addition of the cover gallery category, which collects all the posts in which I have many comic book covers in a gallery, but I also included a couple of related ones (such as the Night Film "movie" posters) and any post with more than three pieces of comic book cover art.

I have some new categories to which I need to add posts, such as relaxing and sassy women. But today is not the day to attend to my categories. I will explore this content again soon. One thing I must update is my LIST of top ten favorite blog posts category. There are some new candidates. I may need to change it to a top twenty (especially since it currently contains 12 entries anyway).


The other day I decided to try a Google search because I wanted to see if my blog was the first result for "365 T-shirts blog." It is the first search. But the search produced some other interesting results.

There are other blogs of similar content.

365 Days > 365 T-shirts article about Andi from La Fraise

His name is Andi, he lives in UK, he is graphic designer and he has a funny/crazy challenge:wearing a different shirt each day and then give them to charity. laFraise couldn’t miss the opportunity of providing him shirts and making an interview to get to know about this project. And of course we will talk about it again at the time he gives the shirts to charities (la Fraise, 2013).
Here's the actual blog: 36t5.

Of course, there's several companies selling shirts on a daily basis, like Teefury, which I have featured before in T-shirt #23: Planet of the Snapes.

I love how the Internet fuels new an inventive ways to be an entrepreneur.

The Captain America Image, left, comes from Flying Mouse. I don't see daily activity on this blog, but the images are GREAT!!

RIPT Apparel gave away 365 T-shirts to a lucky contest winner earlier this year:


I was impressed to find a guy named Dave, who has Crohn's Disease and survived brain cancer, who did the T-shirt project in 2010. He received many donations to reach his goal of 365. Hmmmmm, donations....

Dave's Daily T-shirts Blog

Dave made a video showing all his 365 T-shirts in three minutes. A very cool idea!!

There's also a defunct blog that only made it to seven shirts -- 365 Days, 365 Different shirts -- and the blog page features a link that goes nowhere, so apparently, he didn't make it.

That's just the first page of the Google search. Maybe in a future blog, I will delve deeper. For now, that's a day's work. See you tomorrow.

Though before I go, I wanted to feature this picture on a day when it is prominent. My parents and I went to the Cornwell's Turkeyville Dinner Theatre Christmas show last week. Here's the photo.

Quality time with my parents
at Cornwell's Turkeyville


- chris tower - 1311.18 - 8:48