tee shirt chronicles – parts 1 & 2


It’s no secret but a lot of folks don’t know that my favorite article of clothing is a tee shirt.  I have lots of tee shirts.  When I buy tee shirts, I usually get a solid color with no design but with a pocket.  A pocket is perfect for a lens cap or a pack of Marlboros, should I decide to start smoking.   But I have a lot of other shirts with words and pictures that have been given to me on one occasion or another. 


Some folks would think that they can tell a lot about me by looking at these shirts, but they’d be wrong (mostly).  For instance:

. I never attended the Eastman School of Music (even though I have 4 shirts)

. I’ve never been to Chapel Hill, NC,

. I’ve never been to Guatemala.

. I never attended the University of Maryland

. I’ve never worked for NASA

. I’ve never been to La Jolla

. I have lived in Minnesota (Yah, you betcha)

. I have been to Arizona

. I never played for the NY Yankees

. I don’t eat SPAM


If I was forced to pick a favorite, it definitely would be the NASA shirt.  No question. 

I’d like to also point out that I have 14 other tee shirts in various colors without and words or pictures.  Some even have pockets.  They’re kind of boring to look at so I did not include them in this photo essay. 

click any photo below to enter the gallery: 


10 thoughts on “tee shirt chronicles – parts 1 & 2

  1. Melinda Green Harvey

    I have a tee shirt that says BISCUIT BITCH. I know that I do, in fact, make excellent biscuits. The other part, though…?

    Also, I find it interesting that you’ve apparently pre-determined that if you start smoking, it’ll be Marlboros. How did you reach that conclusion?

    1. oneowner Post author

      I guess I should be grateful that nobody has given me a BISCUIT BITCH tee. I’m afraid that it would sit in the closet most of the time. I don’t wear the “You can smell our butts for miles” shirt in public, either. As a matter of fact, many of these shirts I wear only to sleep in because they are about 2 sizes too large. But I love them all anyway.
      As for the Marlboros brand of smokes, well I picked that only because the name sounds cooler than Benson and Hedges Deluxe Ultra Light Menthols.

      1. Melinda Green Harvey

        My favorite shirt has a fake quote from Wm. Shakespeare (“This shit just writes itself”) and I had to stop wearing it when my older granddaughter learned to read.

        Marlboros do sound a lot better than B&HDULMs.

    1. oneowner Post author

      Thanks, Alan. It may not be readily apparent but I actually put some effort in shooting these. The photos here are from my third attempt at shooting the tees but once I started it went fast. I think Zukerberg may have copied my style because I’ve been wearing the tee/jeans combination longer than he’s been alive (but I don;t spend a lot of money on them). It gets cold in New York (most of the year) so the tee is worn under a sweat shirt. Maybe I should do the sweat shirt chronicles next.


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