Saturday, August 28, 2010

Excuses, Excuses...

I know I'm supposed to update this blog, but I've gotta admit, I've been a little distracted lately. See, Ol' Doc Atomic is engaged.

And I don't mean, "I'm engaged in the act of collecting toys." (Even though I always am!) No, I mean engaged engaged. Like, you know, to get married. So I've been a little less focused than usual, and the blog, well, it's suffering for it.

But give me a couple more days to get my head together and I promise I'll start posting regularly. I've got a pile of toys just itching to be written about, I've got another "Captain Conner's Corner" article about saucers that I've been sitting on for months, I've got two amazing interviews that are begging to see the light of day -- really good stuff! Rest assured, this blog has not been orphaned!

But you'll understand if I've got a few other things on my mind!

And now a question, because I could really use some advice: How do I convince my completely awesome future wife that using toy robots as invite themes, table decorations, and a cake topper will not make our wedding look like a science fiction fan's bar mitzvah?


  1. Congrats!!

    Hey, if it were my wedding, I'd be all over the robots and such. Throw in a few atomic/molecular shapes and I'm happy as a clam.

    How to convince her? Errrrr Oops I have to go, phone is ringing lol....

  2. ANZinSpace (Steve Baker)August 30, 2010 at 6:49 AM

    You could suggest that the invites should reflect both of you and show her an example combining your interests and hers. Alternatively you could have two sets of invites - one for those who appreciate robots and one for everyone else. The same thing could be done for the table decorations. Possibly for printed items the images could be done in muted colours so at first glance the table decorations appear as nicely coloured but on closer inspection you see robots.

  3. First, Congratulations! Second, I can't help you I just suggested decorating with some Tin Robots and it didn't go over too well, LOL.

  4. Perhaps suggest you get married by a robot?...then when she says "No way!"...a little robot stuff here and there wont seem so bad? oh..and congrats!

  5. @Obscura Antiques:
    Thanks! We've been thinking about where to get married and at one point said, "You know, it's too bad we can't get married at Obscura. It looks awesome and it's guaranteed to freak out our relatives!" Oh well...

  6. We would be honored to host your nuptials , but alas the store is tiny. It would certainly be our first wedding. If it helps any, we have had a few wedding registries at the shop, and would more than glad to set up an appointment to select merchandise suggestions for your guests.

  7. Oh, the deep pleasure I could get from having certain relatives buy me rodent taxidermy, medical supplies of dubious origins, and the odd Masonic curiosity. It'd be a surefire way of never having to speak to certain relatives ever again.

    I'll definitely keep it in mind!

  8. Awesome blog. Glad I found it :)

  9. Hey Doc, just swingin' by to see if you're still blogcasting! Hope you're well, and congrats! :)


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