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Hey, May!

"Heartless". Design by Juan Carlos Bueno. Get it at http://www.threadless.com/.How you doin’? What’s up with all the snow? Even though the weather is a bit funky today, spring is about to happen and that means it’s time to get some new t-shirts. I noticed that the one I wore to work today has two large holes in it, but it’s my well-worn Corporate Zombie t-shirt, so I’m not too surprised. I probably shouldn’t walk around looking like a bum at work, though.

As every spring, I turn to Threadless to cover my t-shirt needs. Yes, it’s more expensive that picking up a three pack at the mall, but it’s more fun to walk around in a Communist Party t-shirt than a plain white one.

I’ve usually bought shirts with catching illustrations or funny one-liners, but this year I’ve decided to try out some of the other designs1. The reason is that Anniken got me a really nice t-shirt with a design that I probably wouldn’t have bought myself, still I think it works very well. I won’t go totally nuts, of course, I’m old and new things scare me.

Anyway.

I picked out a few designs a couple of days ago and just now realized that one of the is suddenly sold out. You snooze, you lose, I guess. But there are still a lot to choose from. Let’s start with Heartless. A very typical design for me to pick, but the color is something I wouldn’t normally wear. The good thing is that it will prepare me for a possible future as a cone. I’ll take it! It’s the characters from The Wizard of Oz getting a heart for the Tin Man. Funneeeeh!

"I Am the Bridge Jumping Friend That Your Parents Warned You About". Get it at http://www.threadless.com/.Next up is a text t-shirt, because I just can’t help myself. I Am the Bridge Jumping Friend That Your Parents Warned You About. It’s funny, ’cause it’s not true. I’m not that bridge jumping friend your parents warned you about. The only warning the other kids got about me from their parents was that I would one day sit in a dark room and write about purchasing t-shirts. Better stay away from that kid.

Moving on.

"LightSaver". Design by Matthijs Smit. Get it from http://www.threadless.com/.I like both Star Wars and pretending to care about the environment, the latter being a tad annoying for at least one person I know. Yes, I’m looking at you, dear. So what’s better than a t-shirt that combines both Star Wars and an environmentally friendly message? LightSaver gives you both and holy crap I think it even glows in the dark! Cool.

With three t-shirts in the basket and the grand total now being above the import limit per package in Norway – below the limit I don’t have to pay taxes, if the total value of the contents of a packaged gets above 200 NOK, I have to suck up 25% taxes – I decided to split the order into two separate orders and get a little something-something for a little someone-someone that will arrive later this year2. One of These Days We’ll Fly Away. Look at that: totally unisex (because you never really know, do you?) and a color that hides the stains. Or maybe not. I have no idea.

"One of These Days, We'll Fly Away!". Design by Bryce Milburn. Get it at http://www.threadless.com/. At least the kid will be easy to spot when it gets away.

UPDATE: After actually checking the prices, I realized I will not be able to even split the order in two to avoid taxes, I have to order each shirt separately. With the extra P&P per item, it’s just not worth it, so it seems I will be shirtless this year. Yes, I’m a cheapskate.

Footnotes

  1. In hindsight, that didn’t really happen. Maybe next year.
  2. No, there is no secret being revealed, nor is it nothing to read between the lines. It’s not my kid. Relax, ma.

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