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.)

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

T-shirt #243 - Movie City

T-shirt #243 - Movie City

I worked in a video store from 1990 to 1995. It was located on the east side of town at Gull Road and Sprinkle Road. It was called Movie City ans was owned by a great guy of whom I am still very fond, a guy named Ken.

I worked all the holidays. Christmas Eve, Easter, New Year's Eve, and any other times that other people wanted off because I needed so much other time off and holidays tended to be good times for me.

It was one of the best jobs I ever had.

I owe a great deal to Ken and his store for teaching me about customer service and building community.

I miss his store. I wish it had not closed, which it did, in or around 1995.

Movie City, I miss you. And I am not the only one.

I miss having access to so many movies. Okay, not true any more with streaming. I miss the time and luxury to bring home stacks of videos and actually binge watch them all. I do not seem to have the time to watch stacks of videos anymore. I am sad about this change and yet not sad. I get more done. I read more.

Today's entry is very short. I am currently in my mythology class as I type this. Lots of grading to do.

ASIDE: The actress Melissa Gilbert (famous for being "Half Pint" on Little House on the Prairie) spent a summer at the Barn Theatre. She came into Movie City one day. She paid with a credit card for a business: Half Pint Enterprises. There's my Movie City brush with fame.

This was not my first shirt choice of the day. I started another entry that will probably go up as Thursday's or even Friday's entry. I photographed this shirt and conceived what I wanted to write later in the afternoon to meet the daily deadline. Tomorrow's and possibly Thursday's entries will be short like this one. And this is supposed to be my light work week.

BTW, the front of the shirt is blank. The design is on the back.

See you tomorrow.


- chris tower - 1311.19 - 20:33