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, February 15, 2014

T-shirt #331 - Winnie the Pooh - Mornings

T-shirt #331 - Winnie the Pooh - "Mornings are BEARable when they smell like chocolate."

I am leaving in the original text I posted with new text following.

ORIGINAL TEXT: Still running behind. Even on a partial day off, there do not seem to be enough hours in the day.

In a conversation with my therapist, I admitted that the only putting pressure on me to maintain a feverish pace with this blog is me. I have not had a single comment from readers asking what gives with the incomplete posts or with falling behind. In fact, I may be the only who knows how many incomplete posts are on the blog now. (It's four, counting this one, and one I wanted to update, which would make five if I counted that fifth one as unfinished, and I don't.)

UPDATED AND FINISHED 1403.13: I have decided that some posts do not need a lot of text. Isn't it enough to see this cute shirt and see that I still have my Winnie the Pooh bear? This is actually the second Winnie the Pooh. If I get a chance, I may update with the original Pooh Bear from my childhood. This one was given to me by my first college girlfriend when I was 19, though she also sewed a shirt for the original as his original shirt was completely deteriorated.

I do not think that growing up and being an adult means that I cannot own a teddy bear or ten of them.

I also do not feel that I am less of a man for owning a bear.

The floor mats in my car feature HELLO KITTY.

I also carry a purse. I stopped calling it a "man bag" or a "man purse" years ago. It's a purse. No reason to be ashamed.

Feminism is just another way to say humanism.

HIATUS TEXT: I am taking a short hiatus. A "hiatus" for the 365 T-shirts Blog does not mean that there will not be shirts or that I will skip posting on any forthcoming day. There will be shirts. But the shirts will not be exciting or the featured shirts will not require me to write a small novel to properly generate the content I feel is sufficient. I created a category for my hiatus so as to group together those "easy" shirts that I consider to be "hiatus shirts." The goal of the hiatus is to fill in many blog days with easy shirts in order to complete longer love letters to beloved popular culture icons on more special shirts and to write more complex entries AHEAD OF TIME. The daily grind is becoming too much and causing me to fall behind and to be forced to post incomplete entries. I am hoping that a series of hiatus shirts will allow me to catch up, get ahead, and stay ahead. Ideally, I would like to be writing the bulk of each entry three days ahead while always working on at least one other. I have a lot of great shirts to share before the end of my blog year (after all I was just given SIXTEEN shirts for my birthday). Stay tuned. I promise to post the more interesting and longer T-shirt entries as I finish them. Thanks for reading. BTW, this is the standard HIATUS TEXT that I will include in every "hiatus shirt" entry.

COUNTDOWN TO END OF THE BLOG YEAR - 34 shirts remaining

- chris tower - first published - 1402.15 - 16:15
final publication - 1403.13 - 9:40