tek's button collection

2007: I just started buying new buttons. Been a long time since I added to my collection, but there's a little bookstore on the street where I live that has several I want, so I'll try to pick one of them up now and then. And because of that, I've decided to start a page for my button collection. Well, some things will be more pins than buttons, so maybe I should just say "pin collection," which would apply to buttons as well. Meh, I think too much. Anyway, my old ones are back home at my parents' house, but I've been there visiting, and scanned them. And I guess I should say a bit about each one...


New pins (2007)

Dunno what to say. I've always liked the yin-yang symbol and um... everything it symbolizes, I guess....
Meh, the majority of life outrages me, confuses me, scares me, and/or depresses me. If I dwelled on it too much, I'd have to be committed. But yeah... I think alot of people who aren't outraged about something must not be paying attention....
Because I am not a perky person. Don't get me wrong... it works for some people, it can be quite charming in fact. Or just sort of pleasant, or neutral. But many perky people are quite annoying. *shrug*
I'm an artist, and I seem to manage alright as a (wage) slave. But I don't like it, and yeah, I could never be a real slave. It's hard enough as it is, and I'd be much more suited to, you know... frittering my time away on my art. And enjoying the art of others. TV, movies, music, books, comics, etc....


Old pins

I don't really know what "TUIT" is, and I think Timbuk3 is a band, but I'm not familiar with them. I am vaguely aware of Sugarloaf Mountain, but I don't think I've ever been there. These are all pins which I'm pretty sure were given to me by my friend Moxie, to add to my collection. And while they're not pins I would likely have ever chosen for myself, I do appreciate it nevertheless. I'm also fairly sure some of the other pins I'll be showing here came from Mox, but they'll be ones I'm more interested in. Of course, I won't always remember for sure where I got some....



Because I graduated 8th grade in 1989. That pretty much says it all.

Because I graduated high school in 1993.
I most likely got this from Moxie. Never really been into Mad comics, but I like the concept. And I have enjoyed the TV show somewhat. And who could help but like Alfred E. Neuman?
This may have come from Mox, or it may have come from my friend OGRE3000, or, hell, I coulda gotten it myself somewhere. Or it could be from someone else. I dunno. Whatever, I've always been a Batman fan, so...
This was provided to me by my friend Jax, who is from the 24th century. I can communicate with him with it even when he's in the future. He's a brilliant engineer and arranged that little trick himself. Most communicators don't have intertemporal capabilities, you know....
This one I definitely remember buying myself. I couldn't say quite where or when... but I definitely got it myself. And it's funny. Even if I think people should also try to keep Uranus clean... if you know what I mean...
I dunno, this seems like something Ogre probably would have sent me. But again, my memory sucks and it could be Mox. Whatevs, it's real cool. Even though I myself am a fanboy....
I am patriotic. I'm not nationalistic and I think alot of people who consider themselves patriots don't actually have the first gd clue what it means to be an American... but I don't wanna get off on a rant. Oh yeah, I also should say I'm fairly sure I bought this myself.
Enlarge
I'm certain I bought this for myself. I love the Joker. I was apprenticed to him for awhile, you know. Okay, actually, that was one of my other personalities, The Kidder. But anyway. It's a shame the tip of the 'r' broke off...
I don't remember where I got this or whether I bought it myself. Maybe... it is shiny, and I like shiny things... But somehow it seems more likely that a family member would have given it to me. Again, it's always possible I got it from Mox. Or myself. Anyway, like the pin says, we've got pine trees and lobsters here. It's a very natural sort of state. If you like that kind of thing....
Seems like something Mox would've given me. But I could've also gotten it myself, what with the being mentally ill, and all. Or it could have come to me some other way. Curse my memory!
Like I said before, I'm patriotic. In my own small way. I got this soon after 9/11, I believe. It was pretty much unavoidable, at that time you couldn't swing a dead cat without hitting something like this ribbon....
Another one I don't recall where I got, but which seems most likely to have come from Mox. Well, I've never been a fan of book-banning (though at least it's not quite as heinous as book-burning). So if there's a whole week for reading banned books... or whatever the week is for, as long as it's anti-book-banning, I'm for it.
This... I don't remember where I got this. Sigh. Could be Mox, could be a family member, more likely. You can't really tell what it is from the scan... it kind of looks like Cousin Itt... but in reality, I think it's supposed to be a seal, which it looks more like in person than this scan does. But the important thing is, it's hairy and weird. And who doesn't like weird, hairy pins?
I like Superman. Not as much as Batman, but Supes is okay, too. Where did I get this? Mox? Ogre? I need to keep better mental track of things. Sigh.
I feel like I probably got this myself. But I don't remember.
Same deal, five years later. Same lousy memory.
Enlarge
I really feel pretty sure I got this when I went to see one of the Special Edition Star Wars movies. I mean I think the theater was giving them away, if I recall. As always, I could be wrong.
I dunno where I got this. Probably from Mom, one Halloween. The scan doesn't really show the yellowish-green of his face very well.
I got this in high school. Our sports teams were the Vikings. I seem to recall using this pin in an art project one time, stuck to an eraser I think (Vikraser), fighting an earphone case, or something (Headphonecasehead). Yes, I've always been weird.
I got this in grade school when I went to this thing for people who won some writing contest or whatever. I don't remember it very well. But my story was called "Kangaroos Are Fine."


collections index