Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Submit a picture to Threadless

I have quite a few Threadless shirts. I love them.  When I was playing around on their website one day, I noticed that you could have your own profile and submit pictures to it.  If they like your picture enough, they'll even use it on the shirt page too.

I opened my profile two or three years ago, and I finally just got around to submitting my first picture.  I ordered a hoody for Rich for a holiday gift, and I decided to add a $5 Mystery Tee for myself.  I was nervous because I generally prefer a sure thing, but I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the package and saw this black shirt with a burning man on it, aptly called "Burn."

After a few failed attempts, I finally got the site to accept my picture, and there it is in all its silliness.  Now that I know what you have to do to get your picture on the site, I think I'll be submitting pictures with each new shirt going forward.

Finished Goals: 69/101
Days Left: 290

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Leave an inspirational note inside a book for someone to find

I've been reading Catch-22 on Time Magazine's Top 100 English Language Novels list to fulfill one of my other goals.  I got it from the library, and I'm going to return it, so it seemed like the perfect time to get this goal done too.

Since the story is set during WWII, it seemed apt to hide a quote from the time period, and Winston Churchill just seemed like the right guy to draw from.  Can't ever go wrong when you quote a drunk, after all.  So if you check out Catch-22 from the Bucktown-Wicker Park library in Chicago in the next couple of weeks, you might find this in my handwriting:

"Today we may say aloud before an awe-struck world: 'We are still masters of our fate. We are still captain of our souls.'"
Winston Churchill
Finished Goals: 68/101
Days Left: 304