Stir Up Saturday – 224th of November


The M.U.S.C.L.E. figure #224 is the last pretty consistent post before the posts started to spread out a bit. I can’t remember why. Maybe it was just the pressure of the holidays?

It’s weird not being able to remember that. Probably not as weird for you.

I do wonder if certain people miss when I post. I know there are websites that I visit and I’m disappointed when there isn’t new content. It’s not that I value the content so much, but it’s a comforting, available distraction; something to pass the time as I’m picking up dinner or taking a shit.

It’s weird that I chose those two things. They seem too closely connected, but I’m sticking with it. The point was made.

As I was writing this SUS I started looking ahead. I really can’t believe were approaching the end of the year. I found myself…jealous. I think that’s the best word.

I found myself jealous that five years ago I had such a nice Year in Review. I hope people will help me this year, but I doubt it.

That’s not just me being cynical. My request for help was hands down one of the most viewed posts in recent history. I was, and continue to be, very shocked. However there was only one comment and no emails. I think people want to read it, but they don’t want to work on it – which I do understand. It felt like I was reliving the Sunday Paper debacle.

Speaking of papers, I tried to link a news story from November 11th, 2011. I failed. I didn’t see anything that I could connect to M.U.S.C.L.E. or the site. It was a creative disappointment. I didn’t want to end on a downer – even if I’m the only one feeling down.

This made me laugh.

  1. #1 by Nick..Bones... on November 19th, 2016

    Not sure how to start…
    I guess I can say I enjoy reading everything you write.
    I don’t always agree with it but that’s life. Not everything goes the way you want it, things don’t always stay the same. Five years ago may have been a great year for muscles while this year is lacking.
    I’ll always enjoy them even when no one else cares.
    They are a quintessential part of my childhood. I was a poor kid in a family of 7. I didn’t have much but I did have a few of these and I loved them (still do now…maybe more)

    I in my quest have made many friends while collecting. People I honestly feel I can count on. Even if it’s just to bitch to about my problems.

    I have made great strides in my collection this year picking up 26 more class A and almost finishing the C’S and B’S .
    Keep in mind that I’ve only been collecting them for less than 2 years.
    I’m nowhere near wealthy but have aquired many of these because of the friends I’ve made.

  2. #2 by Chad Perry on November 21st, 2016

    Nick..Bones… :

    Five years ago may have been a great year for muscles while this year is lacking.

    Nick, it might be possible that you’re 100% right about this year. I would prefer your thought to be true.

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