A Day Late, A Dollar Short

Read to the end for a post about Kirk's Spooky Plans.

So let's call last week what it was: a missed week of TimeMachiner. It's something I'm not fond of and generally I miss weeks when there's a holiday or when I've had too much going on. Last week's non-issue was mainly that second point. I've been mentally exhausted a lot more lately with my not-so-new job I landed a few months ago. The mental energy it takes leaves less room for writing and sharing the internet with you all. But that doesn't mean I'm stopping. It simply means I need to write when I can and not leave all the work for Mondays before I send things out 12 hours later. And, yes it's a Monday afternoon that I'm typing this. I haven't learned my lesson yet.

My last weekend was busy for good reasons though. I got engaged and that's been a big mental piece that has (in a good way!) left less room for writing. Big, exciting things are in my future but I wanted to share the good news with you.

This is all a lot to say that life is complicated and busy and full of things that stop us from doing the things we want to do. It's weirdly been a bit harder to source some great content for TimeMachiner in the past month. The backlog of great items I've found has started to run dry and I'm waiting for more odd things to happen in the world that I can bring to you. It's certainly an odd waiting game I didn't think would come. On the flip-side I've been able to get some items out to you that I've had on the back burner that you'll see in today's issue.

Further in the good news department is the return of hockey season, which is a love of mine. I attended opening night for my NY Islanders and saw them squeak out a win against Buffalo. I try to keep my sports talk to a minimum here, but suffice it to say that I'm hopeful for a good season of "sports puck".

Finally, this past Friday I attended NY Comic Con and stumbled upon a table where the American Gladiators were in attendance. I was super excited because I didn't know they were there and I LOVED that show as a kid. I watched the documentary Muscles & Mayhem in two nights and it was great. For anyone who enjoyed the show, it's a must-watch. Anyhow, at the con I got to meet Nitro, Zap, Ice, and Laser. They were all so nice, took photos and signed some stuff, all for a price. Normally I don't do any of that stuff but I doubt they'll be there next year and it was too good of an opportunity to pass up. Serendipity at its finest.

I hope you have a great week.

-Aaron

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