Just When I Thought I Was Out

Forgive me father, for I have sinned. It has been two years since my last blog post. I realize that's not even a venial sin, but a lot has happened in the last 800 days. In no particular order:

What can I say? Like Conrad Birdie, I got a lot a living to do. And I need someplace better than Facebook and Flickr to record it. (And I also need a testbed for some PHP, CSS, and Javascript techniques but let's not mention that.) So I'm resurrecting this blog. Yay! Let's celebrate with a round-up of my favorite shirts from the last year.

Man of 1,000 Shirts

Now, you may be thinking - "Dave, did you learn anything interesting from wearing a different t-shirt every day for a year?" And the answer is very simple: "No, not really." But I did learn the following uninteresting things:

  • If you have crazy friends they will encourage your crazy projects until they are blown all out of proportion. The T-Shirt Project was only supposed to last for 60 days.
  • As long as your apartment is relatively dry and warm a pile of 200 unwashed t-shirts will not start smell like your high school locker room. Or you will just gradually get used to the smell and not notice it. Either or.
  • Boy does folding your laundry make a huge difference in terms of the volume it takes up.
  • Some people seem to think $20 is a reasonable price for a t-shirt and those people are crazy.
  • If you are desperate for shirts and don't mind feeling short of breath all day, a large man can fit into a woman's small.
  • Those t-shirt-a-day sites are dangerous if you're an impulse buyer, because they're deliberately constructed to shut down any defense mechanisms you might usually have in place to stop you from buying too much.
  • If you get one good shirt in a grab bag of three, you did not get a good deal. Unless you are running a t-shirt web site that requires you to acquire a giant pile of t-shirts in a very short period of time.
  • Low camera angles are your friend.

Like I said, it's hardly the wisdom of the ages.

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