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.)

Friday, November 29, 2013

T-shirt #253 - Strangers in Paradise

T-shirt #253 - Strangers in Paradise

Today is a day off for the t-shirt blogging writer. I am tired from a huge Thanksgiving dinner at the in-laws. Thus, I am posting something easy (and showing me napping). I will be back tomorrow with the Weekly Comics List and some comic book stuff, one day late, as I usually post the Weekly Comics List on Fridays.

Strangers in Paradise (SIP) is a great comic book.

Why it was so great is explained much better here at


I also found in a quick survey of the 'Net that Terry Moore is at work on an SIP novel. HUZZAH!


Terry Moore is wonderful. I always read his stuff, though I have been waiting for Rachel Rising to conclude to read in collected editions. His writing may be a bit sappy, though at times just right, but his art is always impeccable.

PS: Today is my best friend's birthday. If I planned ahead, I would have posted a shirt he gave me. But I didn't. So it's random, which is fitting.

I tried to control myself. I can go a bit nuts with the images and cover gallery stuff. So here is a controlled array.


COUNTDOWN TO THE END OF THE BLOG YEAR - 112 shirts remaining

- chris tower - 1311.29 - 13:00