Two summers ago I travelled to Japan for almost a month. I got to see a good chunk of the country in a short time span with the help of the Shinkansen bullet trains. I met awesome people and had great food. I also spent a TON of money.
This shirt came from the Pokémon Center store in Tokyo. When I saw it on the shelf I just couldn’t help myself. It is a cute design with a strange, uniquely Japanese Engrish caption. Pikachu, like Winnie the Pooh, is stuck in a tree stump. The best part is Pikachu’s face sticking out the back of the shirt.
T-shirts are extra expensive in Japan, partially because of having to import their cotton and partially because hardcore fans are willing to pay higher prices. I suppose I fall into this category.
One upon a time, I lived with George (mentioned in the previous post). One Saturday morning, we woke up, had an idea, and by Sunday night NextTra.in was born.
NextTra.in is a simple NYC subway schedule checker. Type in a station name and it will immediately give you the times of the next several trains in each direction.
I acquired this shirt while attending a transit data unconference at Google’s NYC headquarters. It reminds me of the fun and creative times we had when George is still my roommate. Still, not much has changed; we do the same thing now that we work together every Monday-Thursday.
My first t-shirt story will be about one of my newest. I acquired my Johnny Cask shirt this weekend in Milton, Delaware at the Dogfish Head brewery. I considered the trip a pilgrimage with my friend George down to our favorite beer maker. Sadly, I didn’t have a chance to actual try the 75 minute IPA, but I hear it’s a blend of the 60 minute and 90 minute brews.
It’s a hot, sunny 4th of July so far—perhaps not the best weather to wear a black shirt—but the colors just fit too well!