I have an addiction to tee shirts, not just any tee shirts, but pop culture tee shirts, and not just any old pop culture tee shirts, but the unique, available for 24 hours only, pop culture tee shirts found on sites like teefury.com, yetee.com and shirt.woot.com.
I have far more shirts than I want to count because then I might have to admit I have a problem, which I don’t. I have a collection which I have complete control over. The tee shirts do not control me!! I am not their bitch. I’m not , I swear.
Anyway, I have an
obscene amount—um a lot of tee shirts. Here is a picture of most of them. I can’t show all of them because some are tucked away as gifts. My kids also like them, or at least they are given a lot of them, and some are still being shipped to me!
The reason I know I’m okay with my collection and that it doesn’t rule me the way bushido ruled foolishly optimistic samurai bound to death by their honor is because I have rules which I always follow.
Rule 1: I never buy the shirt right away. I always wait a bit and usually show it to my hubby when he gets home from work. If I can’t remember what the shirt is a few hours later, then it isn’t a buy.
Rule 2: Okay this one is more a justification—I do buy them for gifts also. I mean I always get one for myself, but I do buy them for my kids and sometimes other family members if it’s something really special.
Rule 3: I never buy from any of the UK sites. It’s not that I don’t like them, because I do, but the cost of shipping is as much as the shirt, so that is a no-no. The shirts usually come around to the US sites eventually.
Now I do have to admit that I have help with my addiction. There is an email service called The Tee Keeper, and every morning I wake up and there are the daily shirts for EIGHT DIFFERENT TEE SHIRT SITES, IN MY EMAIL, JUST FOR ME!!!!!!!
Anyway it is very nice and helpful.
My hubby helped me with photos. He made me include all my Comic Con tee shirts, which are free and therefore not part of the problem. Also I counted them—um right now—not including the ones I have tucked away for gifts or the ones that have yet to be shipped to me—I have 49 tee shirts. That’s not excessive is it????
Do you have any
addictions—um collection? Are there rules you make yourself follow?
I had a huge collection of smart ass t-shirts. In packing for this trip, I donated most of them. The fun is in the collecting anyhow. Besides, now I have closet space for some Thinkgeek.com shirts 😀
I must stay away from thinkgeek, it’s like crack h
You don’t have a problem because all of your shirts are awesome. 😀
Thanks Jordan- I think so too!
Great post, Alica. Love the tees. I have tendency to collect shoes and great bottles of wine. Both of which one can never have enough. The wine can serve as a wonderful impromptu gift, too, right??
Joylse if I could wear high heels for more than 10 min I would be a shoe person! And yes wine is a great emergency gift 🙂
Oh my goodness! 49 t-shirts? Then again, the male part of my family (everyone but me) makes fun of how many shoes I have. Apparently, guys only need like five pair of shoes, but I have, um, more than that (multiply by 5 or 6).
I am eyeballing the Peace, Love, Grammar shirt I featured on my blog the other day. That is so me. If only it would show up under my Christmas tree…
I’ll make sure to tell Santa about that shirt for you 🙂 Thanks Julie!
Your collection is awesome! What a fun selection of shirts! I have a huge collection of comic books. I haven’t collected in awhile, but I’m still addicted to Spider-Man. 😉
Thanks Diana- I could easily start collecting comics/manga/graphic novels if I could afford them. But I have trouble paying 15 dollars or more for a book I can read in an hour. Maybe once the children are gone *sighs*
wait! you got a catbus bus stop one?? oh i am super jealous! i was so sad that i missed that one.
Cat bus rocks! You must sign up for theteekeeper email that’s how I stay on top of everything.