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T-Shirt Tuesday: Jethro Tull!

Hello All. T-Shirt Tuesday is back. (Yes…it’s still Tuesday in my time zone, if barely.)

This week’s shirt is nineteen years old. I know this, because as you can see below it has a date on it. Yes, back in 1991 I went to see Jethro Tull in Davis during the Catfish Rising tour. I have had many different concert t-shirts that I haven’t hung on to over the years, but this one is special somehow. Perhaps it’s just that I love Jethro Tull. Maybe it’s that Broad sword and the Beast is my favorite album, and, as you can see above, this shirt features art from said album. Or, it could be that the friend I went to the concert with bought me the shirt. I’m not sure. It could be all of these things.

Oh! And it’s useful for folks who don’t know where Davis, CA is located. As you see on the map, it’s a wee bit above San Francisco.

And for the record? Ian Anderson can stand on one leg FOREVER.

And finally, just for fun, here is a Lord of the Rings fan video using the song “Broadsword” by Jethro Tull.

Posted on 15th June 2010
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T-Shirt Tuesday: Calliope Can’t Draw…Cats

This week on T-Shirt Tuesday I have something a little extra special. My own art!

That’s right. I can’t draw cats, as you can see on the shirt above. This shirt is from a short-lived CafePress store I had. I thought it would be fun to celebrate my lack of artistic skill. I mean, why not? Anyway, I think that Party Cat is my favorite. Preferences from you lot?

In other news, it turns out that I’ve owned since 31 March 2000. Wow. I ran across my original domain name registration yesterday. Can you believe that this site has been around (in one form or another) for over 10 years? It also tells us how long Koshvader and I have been together, as the domain name was a gift.

In other other news, I’m going to Atlanta for a week, so please forgive a lack of updates for a bit. Photos of my Nana’s 95th Birthday party to follow. To keep y’all a wee bit entertained in the meantime I’ve posted some videos, and a tab dump post is on it’s way.


Posted on 1st June 2010
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So…welcome to T-Shirt Wednesday.

I didn’t manage to post yesterday. Sorry about that. And here I was trying to post all regular-like. *hangs head in shame*

Wait! I can explain! The server was actually down for a while to allow for migration to a new server. And…

I was at a concert!

I may have mentioned an upcoming concert on this blog a while back. Well, that concert was last night. I just couldn’t resist the combination of Kansas, Styx, and Foreigner all in the same venue. And the show was excellent. Styx especially did a fabulous job of putting on a show.

When I went to look at t-shirts, I was intent upon getting one that had all three band names on it. How better to commemorate a show this full of awesome? And then, I saw the t-shirt pictured above. It should be explained here that my favorite Styx song is Renegade. So, how was I supposed to resist a shirt featuring “Renegade,” “Styx,” The words to the darn song, a rose, wings!!, and crossed smoking revolvers? (Side note: I think this shirt would go very well with Mal’s coat from Firefly. Sadly, I don’t have one.)

So, yeah. I totally caved. And ended up buying two shirts. One for me and one for Koshvader (that he says I may borrow if I need to.) He is the proud owner of the three band United in Rock shirt. I have this one.

Posted on 26th May 2010
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T-Shirt Tuesday: Al-Team


Greetings all. This week’s T-Shirt Tuesday shirt takes a bit of explaining. (Yeah. I know. What else is new?)

Okay. First of all, yes, the shirt is an obnoxious chartreuse green.

“Al-Team” refers to a group of Weird Al Yankovic fans, of which I am one. Each fan has a number and goes on a list. That number is also on the back of the shirt (see below). Yes. My number is the squared velocity of light. In my defense, small “i” was taken. And C squared is also quite appropriate to my initials. (And Koshvader’s, but that’s beside the point.)

The hamster in the picture is Harvey the Wonder Hamster. (You can listen to his theme song, here.) He used to be on Al’s shows with him.

The Spatula is a reference to a certain commercial from the film UHF:

The shirt dates from before the dot bomb, I know that much. So, it’s at least ten years old. And even though I rarely wear it, I still keep it. I am a member of the Al-Team, and I’m proud.


Posted on 17th May 2010
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T-Shirt Tuesday: Oh Yeah


This week, the shirt for T-Shirt Tuesday comes from the Kung Fu: The Legend Continues fandom. My favorite character from that show (quite predictably if you know me at all) was named Kermit Griffin.

(my apologies to the originator of this image…it’s been sitting on my hard drive a long time.)

He’s the guy on the right there with the Desert Eagle. And the sunglasses. He was a former mercenary turned cop and computer guru. His favorite thing to say was “oh yeah.” So, of course the t-shirt is green, and features his sunglasses and favorite phrase. I bought it from Chicago Station, back when they still did t-shirts.

The funny thing about KF: TLC is that it’s a show that people either loved or roll their eyes about. I loved it, and so did Koshvader. In fact, that should have really been my tip off that he was the one for me. Dead giveaway, that.

Anyway, the one thing about this t-shirt is that it’s hand wash only, being silk screened by hand and all of that. As such, I don’t get to wear it very often. *pout* I think I’ll go read some fanfiction now.

Posted on 10th May 2010
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T-Shirt Tuesday: Due South


As you can probably tell from the front of this shirt, I like Due South. And yes, I do have all the episodes on DVD.

If I recall correctly, I got this t-shirt in Toronto during RCW 139, the Due South Fan convention. In fact, it’s from the first one (and the only one I attended, sad to say) back in 1996. It was put on by folks from the Due South Mailing list. We even managed to startle the catering staff at one point by bursting into song. (If I ever manage to unearth the photos from the event, I’ll scan and post them here. Though…I know that a couple of them were of the front of the coroner’s office, as Forever Knight was also filmed in Toronto.)

It was also the first, and only, time I’ve been to Toronto. *sniffle* I would really like to go back someday.

Thank you kindly for reading.


Posted on 3rd May 2010
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T-Shirt Tuesday: Open Body – Close Body


This week’s T-Shirt Tuesday Tee is:

The Open Body – Close Body shirt. For those of you who do not know HTML, a basic website is made up of – Open html, Open Head, Close Head, Open Body, Close Body, and Close html.

It sort of looks like the example below (but with “<" not "["):

[html] (open html – tells the browser to start reading here)
[head] (open head – this is where extra code such a javascript goes, as well as the “title.”)

[title]Example Page[/title] (Open title, the text you want to appear at the top of the browser page – up above the address bar, close title.)

[/head] (close head – we are all done with the spot for code and stylesheets, etc.)
[body] (open body – this tells the browser that it has reached the section of the website that displays in a browser page. This is where all of the stuff that you see in your browser window goes.)

[center] (open center – you are telling the browser to center the next stuff it sees, in this case…)
[h1]Hello[/h1] (open h1 – Heading 1 is the largest of the headings. It makes your text large. Our terribly interesting heading in this case is: Hello., Close h1 – enough with the heading already.)
[/center] (close center – This tells the browser to stop with all of this centering nonsense.)

[/body] (close body – Ok. Done with the stuff to display in the browser window.)
[/html] (close html – This tells the browser that it can stop reading the code for this page, as it’s all done.)

Now, as you might imagine, there is a hat with the head statement on it out there. Just don’t wear it backwards, or you’ll get an error. *wink*

It seems to me that I got this T-Shirt from Thinkgeek. I’m not sure if I bought it myself, or it was a gift. I’m thinking that I got it myself as I was doing a great deal of html coding back then. Yes. I love my geeky t-shirt.


You know, I didn’t mean to give y’all my quick intro to html (hypertext markup language), but there you go. I hope that it comes in handy for you someday.

Posted on 26th April 2010
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T-Shirt Tuesday: Gasp!


Welcome to another T-shirt Tuesday. This week is a t-shirt that is rather mysterious.

As you can see in the picture above, this shirt is imitating silent film inter-titles, indicating that some character has just said “Gasp!”. Where did it come from? I don’t really know. I received it in the mail after I fell on the stairs here in the apartment for the first time. Yet, I never found out who sent it to me. I would like to take this opportunity to once again thank my mysterious benefactor. Loving silent film as I do, I also love this shirt. I feel like I have the opportunity to find things “terribly shocking” when I wear it. Not that I have to say anything about the topic. I can just point at the shirt, and it does the talking for me…or, I suppose, the communication.

Speaking of silent film, I’m going to have to make an extra effort to get over to the Niles Essenay Theater to watch some this summer. Do any of you have a favorite silent film I should try out?

Posted on 19th April 2010
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T-Shirt Tuesday: The Fairy


Welcome to another T-shirt Tuesday. I’m totally wiped out, so this is gonna be short.

As I recall, this t-shirt was a gift. Not sure who gave it to me, though. Deb? Catslyn? It’s an over-sized t-shirt. One of those ones that you sleep in. And I do.

Yes. I like fairies. Even given that they are not historically the friendly beings many folks consider them to be. I have a whole rant here somewhere on the subject, but you get my drift I expect. By the way, if you like fairies, read Hannah’s Garden by Midori Snyder. It rocks.

I’m going to go pass out now. *thud*

Posted on 12th April 2010
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T-Shirt Tuesday: Edinburgh Castle


Hello all. For this second T-shirt Tuesday, I’m looking at my T-shirt from Edinburgh Castle. Yes, the one in Scotland. I was there back in May of 1999, but the t-shirt I bought while there illustrated the deaths of various Scottish monarchs. I’m not sure what happened to it. The shirt pictured above was given to me by my sister who was in Scotland that same month, after having traveled all over Europe and the UK (her Grand Tour, don’t you know) with her boyfriend (now husband). Does she know me?

Apparently, yes, as I still have it. Green is my favorite color, by the way. She knows this.

If you ever get the chance, visit Edinburgh. It’s wonderful. There were no festivals on while I was there, and the peace in the park not far from the castle of a Sunday morning…well…I miss it.

Posted on 6th April 2010
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