A Blog Semi-Vacation

Tomorrow I am heading to Florida for a two week family vacation (life is rough for old Timothy R. Hanley, that’s for sure) and so things will be a little quieter around Straitened Circumstances while I’m gone. It’s 2014, so I’ll have wifi and whatnot, and will definitely pop in for notable Wonder Woman news. Expect Wonder Woman solicits, if they come out in the next two weeks, previews, and a Wonder Woman review, and hopefully Zack Snyder will release a picture of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in the near future! I’m sure I’ll have some thoughts about that.

So yeah, there will be posts. Just fewer posts, because I will be busy sitting in the sun and reading books; 94% of what I do on vacation is read. I’ve got some books lined up that look really cool and that I’m very excited to dive into, including Six-Gun Snow White by Cathyrenne M. Valente, River of Stars by Guy Gavriel Kay, and many more. Like ten more. My suitcase might be overweight.

After a lot of searching, I’ve also got myself some fantastic new swim trunks that will allow me to stealth cosplay as Wonder Woman while I’m on the beach. Check them out:


So if you see a guy on a Florida beach rocking those shorts and reading books while everyone else is frolicking in the waves, it’s most likely me. Come say hi. I’ll probably be a shining white beacon because I am all about super high SPF protection.

In the meantime, you can compensate for the lack of new posts by listening to me talk about Wonder Woman Unbound with Mark Lynch of WICN’s Inquiry. It was a super fun show to do; Mark really knows his comics and loves the Silver Age, and it’s always a good time to dig into the weird world of Wonder Woman. We chatted about Lois Lane for a bit as well, which I am always glad to do.

Anyway, I’ll be around, just less often, for the next two weeks. And hopefully I’ll return with stories of some fun comic book adventures! There are a couple of shops I’m really looking forward to checking out, and fingers crossed I’ll make some cool finds. Once when I was in high school I was off on vacation and found the ENTIRE run of the death of Superman in a random bookshop for twenty-five cents an issue, so let’s hope for something awesome like that. And if I don’t find anything cool, at least there will be sun and orange juice.


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3 Responses to “A Blog Semi-Vacation”

  1. Jeremiah J. Hanley Says:

    Tim, I am reading your book now but I really need to let you know about us, the West Coast Hanleys.

    First my name is Jeremiah J. Hanley and your best way to sort out my trail is via Linkedin. Here is a fast track link,too:

    But there are numerous Jeremiah’s in the crowd and my eldest son is a Jeremiah W also findable on Linkedin.

    The key connection of interest for you, however is that my wife, Sharon, of 46 years as of today is the sister of a famous artist names Mike Dooney. He is of Teenange Mutant Ninja fame but is also a specialist in Wonder Woman art.
    cf. https://www.google.com/search?q=mike+dooney+artist&espv=2&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=JVenU5jVHZDfoASU6oGoCg&ved=0CDQQsAQ&biw=1366&bih=643
    A real favorite at Comic Con, we have been tied to this thread for years because of him.

    Two of our sons are artists (there are three of them) and the third is a software “Silicon Valley” denizen, currently in an exciting company just thru a key V.C. round of financing.
    His name is Tom. (http://techcrunch.com/2014/06/17/walker-co-6-9m-a16z/)
    JW is deeply into technology and telecom/video production/editing, as a professional, but is also a gifted artist and avid collector of comic books. JW is a Director at HP.
    Middle Son (also an avid collector of Comics) worked for Lucas Films and EA and developed video games and is a graduate of CalPoly’s esteemed graphic arts design programs. He runs the Graphics and Publication-Promotion for Simpson-Strong Tie in CA.
    More to come if we should connect further, but love to build a clan connection with you and others in the Canadian Clan.
    We are all originally from NYC both the Dooney’s and the Hanley’s but hold Irish citizenship from my mother.

    My wife, Sharon, is quite talented,as an amateur artist,too, and it was from her that the we Hanley’s adopted/adapted the artist gene.
    Enjoy your vacation. We head for Hawaii for 5 weeks next Friday.

  2. Lee-Erin Says:

    What I really want to know is where did you get the swim trunks? I have been looking for something exactically like this. Please let me know.

    • Tim Hanley Says:

      I got them at Old Navy! They’re not on the website anymore (though they are on the Canadian website still), but I saw them in stores less than a month ago. They’re good trunks too; very comfy.

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