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Posted on Tuesday 18 September 2007 at 9:46 am

The downside of being a packrat


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I am certainly a packrat, but I come by it naturally. My dad still has his 1974 motorcycle that hasn't worked since about the time I was born and hardware for our old Commodore 64.

One of the things that I seem to accumulate and keep more than anything else is t-shirts. I'm not sure how I do it, but I always end up with way too many t-shirts. Every few years, I decide they've taken over more than their alloted half of my closet and go through picking out ones to donate to Good Will or some such. Last night was one of those moments and I spent an hour or two going through my t-shirts. I picked out nearly 30 t-shirts (29 to be precise) along with a few assorted sweaters, tank tops, and other assorted shirts. But because I am a packrat, I can't stand to get rid of them immediately. Oh no. Now they are in boxes in a corner of my closet where they will stay for a few months. That way if I suddenly realize I want to wear a shirt that is over there, I can swipe it back. Only shirts that are still in the little bins after a few months will actually get donated.

Like I said, I got rid of 29 t-shirts. Anyone care to guess just how many t-shirts I still have hanging in my closet?

EDIT: Incorrect guesses made thus far - 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 57, 60, 64, 65, 73, 100

EDIT 2: We have a winner. After a lot of random guesses and a bit of logical reasoning from drumher, mrstater, and jdbracknell, mrstater was able to get the correct number of 58 remaining t-shirts. One dozen ecookies for mrstater and a half dozen each for drumher and jdbracknell.

Since these are ecookies, they are guaranteed to be calorie free, fat free, wheat free, gluten free, vegetarian, and whatever else people might want/need while still being 100% delicious!

eCookies

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What's Taters, Precious?
mrstater at 2:00 pm on 18 September 2007 (UTC) (Link)
What will you give me if I guess correctly?
Rachael
bratty_jedi at 2:02 pm on 18 September 2007 (UTC) (Link)
eCookies. Assuming your tummy is feeling better and in the mood for ecookies. If not, I'll think of something else. eChicken soup perhaps.
What's Taters, Precious?
mrstater at 2:06 pm on 18 September 2007 (UTC) (Link)
Tummy handled roast and carrot cake last night, so ecookies ought to be fine!

42.
drumher
drumher at 2:58 pm on 18 September 2007 (UTC) (Link)
Ummm...42?

Your post reminds me that it's time to do some wardrobe purging myself. I probably rival your quantities in collected tee shirts, as I work in the sportswear industry and create screen printed resort/surf shop designs but I usually cut the design off and stick it in my portfolio, after it's worn out its welcome in the closet!

So,the newest SW novel "inferno" should be delivered to me today. Have you read it yet? I'm interested to see what the fall out will be after Mara's death.
What's Taters, Precious?
mrstater at 2:59 pm on 18 September 2007 (UTC) (Link)
42 is apparently a very popular number! Watch you, she's going to get snarky with you. ;)
drumher
drumher at 3:13 pm on 18 September 2007 (UTC) (Link)
I hate it when an entire conversation is going on while I'm typing my incredibly witty and original answer!

I can handle her snarkiness but thanks for the warning. ;)
Rachael
bratty_jedi at 3:10 pm on 18 September 2007 (UTC) (Link)
Not 42 and ignore mrstater. I don't know what she's talking about. I'm never snarky.

Cleaning out t-shirts is always a chore but it must be done. Awesome way for you to get lots of shirt, though.

I have read Inferno. In a lot of ways, it was better than many Star Wars books have been of late.
JD
jdbracknell at 3:17 pm on 18 September 2007 (UTC) (Link)
I think the other two have maybe underestimated how these T shirts can mount up, so I'm going to weigh in with a round 100 and see where that leaves us.....
Rachael
bratty_jedi at 3:22 pm on 18 September 2007 (UTC) (Link)
Nope. Too high. Probably only because I last cleaned out my tshirts about 2 years ago and got rid of closer to 100 then.
JD
jdbracknell at 3:30 pm on 18 September 2007 (UTC) (Link)
65?

*really wants ecookies*
What's Taters, Precious?
mrstater at 4:23 pm on 18 September 2007 (UTC) (Link)
What delicious looking cookies!
Rachael
bratty_jedi at 4:34 pm on 18 September 2007 (UTC) (Link)
Yay! Glad you like them.
JD
jdbracknell at 5:02 pm on 18 September 2007 (UTC) (Link)
Hurrah!

58 was going to be my next guess, but I probably couldn't eat a dozen anyway, lol.
cuteej4
cuteej4 at 4:43 pm on 18 September 2007 (UTC) (Link)
Well damnit. I wish I saw this post earlier. Those cookies look so good!

I guess 58! :-D
Rachael
bratty_jedi at 4:48 pm on 18 September 2007 (UTC) (Link)
You're right! eCookies for you, too!


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