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Happy International Tee Day!

White Terminal TYes, today’s the first day of summer! It’s also the fourth annual¬†International T-shirt Day, making it appropriate to write about the It’s Nice to Have You in Birmingham t-shirts that we’ve currently got available for sale on the site.

There are several reasons to get the shirt. It’s just a cool-looking t-shirt whether in black or white. It’s a great conversation starter both inside and outside of metro Birmingham.

It’s also a great way to help us raise funds to expand the staff of The Terminal this summer. It’s one of several approaches we’ll be taking in the coming months, including voluntary subscriptions and sponsorships (more info coming soon).

We need to sell at least 250 shirts by this Friday, June 24, for this to work as a first step. The shirts cost $20 ($15 + $5 for shipping via USPS). I’d like to thank those who’ve already purchased t-shirts (18 as of this post). Those of you who used Google Checkout to complete the sale, please be aware that they have not shipped yet; there is a glitch in the system that sends both emails. Those orders that we can fill with existing stock on hand will be sent out no later than Friday evening, June 24. If we are unable to reach the goal and as a result unable to fill your order as of Friday evening, your purchase will be refunded at that time.

We hope you’ll help us spread the word so that we’re able to reach our goal using any and all methods available to you. Thanks in advance for your help and your continued support!

What’s next for skirt! in Birmingham?

skirtlogoEarlier this afternoon Skirt! Magazine here in Birmingham announced via its Twitter feed that it would no longer be associated with Media General, owners of NBC13HD. Subsequent tweets asked for anyone interested in helping save the magazine to contact them via direct message on Twitter (typing the letter “d” in front of their username (skirtBirmingham) or via email. The magazine was founded in 1994 in Charleston, SC and Birmingham is one of 23 markets currently served by it. They do plan to move forward with the local edition of the publication.

The Rhodes lead to Birmingham

While the participants in this story are not tied to Birmingham directly, the results are definitely the type of thing that folks in the Magic City like to be associated with. Steve Kallas’ blog, Kallas Remarks, has a rundown of the details surrounding Florida State safety¬†Myron Rolle‘s predicament – interview here in Birmingham on Saturday to be a Rhodes Scholar, play in Saturday’s game against Maryland, or both (one that speaks to what it means to be a student-athlete, with the emphasis on student, in the ESPN/Internet driven world of sports).

It also may shine a little light on the fact that despite all of the cheering that we do on Saturday mornings, it’s still supposed to be about great individuals like Rolle getting an education, isn’t it?