Stir Up Saturday – Little Memories

Five years ago we kicked off the week with MMMM #28. I really like both of these pictures. It frustrates me that I used to have the thumbnails saved at the posting size. I really don’t know why I did that. Now I save the thumbs larger – just in case I ever want to use them again in a different way.

Since we’re already on the topic of pictures, let’s talk about one of my all-time favorite pictures. It is the group shot of the FLAF’s/Strong Men. I really enjoyed playing with these figures as I took the picture. I can pretend I was trying to get the best shot – but it was playing.

Looking back, the thing that surprises me is that the textures of these figures had not been discussed. Or, at least, I don’t remember it coming up. It’s kind of amazing to think we’re still learning about M.U.S.C.L.E. figures and their related figures.

Again, the thumbnail is too small. Damn you five-years-ago-Chad. I know that only matters to me, but this is what bubbles up looking back.

The other thing that bubbles up when I look at the #204 figure is Nathan Newell and even more specifically The Fox and Tortle Show. I was rediscovering M.U.S.C.L.E. about the time the 10th episode came out. Reading those comics made M.U.S.C.L.E. feel like an established, on-going hobby. Little did I know it was in its infancy.

Finally, we have the Epilogue. It’s not a good one. There’s not much to revisit.

Unless I talk about a memory I had completely forgotten about. The Herb Alpert record.

As soon as I read my recap I instantly remembered. I remember the store. I remembered it was after dinner on a Friday night.

The part I can’t clearly remember is where we were living. Had we left Royal Oak? Were we about to leave?

I know that reader’s don’t care. Sorry. But this is one of my favorite parts of SUS. I love remembering the little details and stories that get lost over time. Not because they don’t matter, but because you can’t remember everything. That also makes me a little mad that I was so focused on being serious when the website started. It was well-intentioned, but so stupid. I lost a lot of little memories because of it.

The nice part of feeling that frustration is also knowing I’ve changed. It never hurts to feel like you’re making progress.

On an unrelated note, here’s an interesting article about the album model today.

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