Wednesday, May 23, 2012

There's a Shirt For That

Happy Hump Day

There was a time when truth could be poured out in an endless stream of words.  Pages and pages spent exploring the human condition.  Or whatever.  Now words are limited.  Blogs, posts, tweets - each shorter than the last - carrying in a handful of words those critical messages.

Today we're going to look at one of those great vehicles of highly condenced truth:

THE T-SHIRT

Of course, this is a blog about writing, so I'm limiting our tour to t-shirt truths on the subject of writing.


We all know what it takes to get the job done.


Of course, sometimes you've battled back all your distractions only to find your muse has flown.




But you push on, getting your first draft completed.  Time to edit.  So you call in the...





Sometimes these guys get a little grumpy, especially if you make the same mistakes over and over.



Still, you can't let that slow you down.  Every writer knows...



And so you have. It's written, it's polished, it's published.  Time to remind the world...



So, as we end our t-shirt truth tour, let me just say ....



How about you?  Seen any good t-shirt truths lately?


And I can't deny you your Hump Day "Aw".




Happy Hump Day.


Groaner of the Day: Two men were in the process of inventing a new brand of gum. They were arguing over the fact that their new gum was too hard and brittle and didn't have the right consistency.

One of the inventors insisted they simply had to add more liquid to their primary secret ingredient, code named "Yewin".

The other argued adamantly. "No, No, No! It's not wetter Yewin that counts... it's how you ply the gum!"

(ouch)

28 comments:

Stacy McKitrick said...

Neat t-shirts!

My favorite t-shirt, though not for writers, says "The Book Was Better".

When I wear it, I can always tell when a non-reader/writer reads it (because they don't get it).

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

My favorite is the last t-shirt!

Clarissa Draper said...

Love the t-shirts, especially the there, their, they're.

LD Masterson said...

Stacy - Love it.

LD Masterson said...

Alex - Well, of course. You have a great blog.

LD Masterson said...

Clarissa - I was thinking of getting that one for one of my grandkids. Straight A student but never gets those right.

Maria Zannini said...

Message t-shirts were the pre-internet tweets of the day.

I prefer them to tweets any day.

Carol Kilgore said...

LOVE those t-shirts! And I love your blog :)

Jessica R. Patch said...

Those Tshirts are hilarious and I want the one about putting crap on the page! LOL

Fun post! As usual!

LD Masterson said...

Maria - I totally agree.

LD Masterson said...

Carol, thank you very much.

LD Masterson said...

Jessica - Yup, I want that one, too.

Elana Johnson said...

Oh man, the Internet. Just last night I told my friend I needed to go on an Internet fast. There's just so much noise out there!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I'll say it - AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!

I can really relate to that first t-shirt.

LD Masterson said...

Elana - Soooo much temptation.

LD Masterson said...

Diane - Can you tell the pillow and blanket are tissues? How adorable is that.

Re. the shirt - Me, too. That's why I had to put it first.

Ciara said...

I LOVE these shirts!!! I want one of each of them. :)

Sarah Ahiers said...

That....is the worst groaner i think i've seen to date. ;D
And i totally want all those shirts

LD Masterson said...

Ah, Ciara, if only I had them to give. :-)

LD Masterson said...

Sarah - Really? The worse one. Woo woo! I've hit a new low.

(See previous comment re. the shirts.)

Darke Conteur said...

Right now, I'm having one of those tie-dyed moments. No words, just pretty colours. Must be the nice weather affecting me. :D

LD Masterson said...

Darke - Enjoy.

Robert Guthrie said...

"When your imaginary friends won't talk to you." I LOVE that!

LD Masterson said...

Robert - Happens to me all the time. :-)

Tara Tyler said...

those t-shirts are the greatest!

LD Masterson said...

Tara - I wish I owned them all.

And thanks for Following me.

Beth Camp said...

Don't know where you got these, but I love them, every single one. I wish I had seven of them, one for every writing day! Great blog!

LD Masterson said...

Beth - I can't reveal my sources (because I sold the pictures from various cataloges) but I wish I had them, too.