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.)

Saturday, December 28, 2013

T-shirt #282 - The Grinch

T-shirt #282 - The Grinch

What do I really need to write about The Grinch that has not been written already?

This shirt is a gift from my in-laws, Mike and Sue Creager. How they knew I did not own a Grinch shirt is a mystery to me.

It goes without saying that like most of America I adore Dr. Seuss and the Grinch. I have read and seen How the Grinch Stole Christmas at least 50 times but probably more.

I could clutter today's entry with additional content, but I want to have a short and sweet one.

In two days, I have seen two movies -- The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and American Hustle -- at the new Alamo Draft House. I finished two books -- Dune Messiah and East of West. I spent quality time with the wife and our Satchel boo-boo puppy.

I am not feeling grinchy, though, because I am blessed. I feel luckier than anyone on the planet for such riches of love and happiness (and a cancer free body). I am sending vibes of love to those in need.

I am not done with the Christmas season. Work prevents too much preliminary enjoyment and anticipation, so I linger with it. I am pleased that my wife put up our tree on Thanksgiving weekend. But one year, it stayed up until late March (that's on me not her). The season gets busy, you know?

So, not so much extraneous content. Just enjoy the season. And what's more enjoyable than the Grinch (and a couple other related items that come up in the search). And so, three Grinchy videos as well as one by Aimee Mann and a fifth that Aimme Mann covered but here is done by a great children's choir plus, finally, a sixth: "Christmas Time is Here"

The Grinch Song

Aimee Mann & Grant-Lee Phillips - You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch

The Grinch Ending (Original 1966)

"Whatever Happened to Christmas?"

Foundations of the Future Charter Academy SouthWest Campus 
Grade Two students song - "Whatever Happened to Christmas?"
Calgary AB. 2009

A Charlie Brown Christmas - Christmas Time is Here Song

Confession time: I have never seen the Jim Carrey How the Grinch Stole Christmas movie.


- chris tower - 1312.28 - 18:09