A celebration ahead: TAE Word for the Day


What a jubilee there will be when Thorin and his companions come to life on the big screen.

I think we all know the meaning of today’s word, but with the arrival of Sir Peter’s latest video blog yesterday, we were reminded, through those few tantalizing glimpses of our Richard as Thorin in front of the camera and behind the scenes (and a little too much in the background to suit us, but never mind) just how much we have to look forward to come December.

The word for the day is: jubilee(noun)(1) A special anniversary of an event, especially a 50th anniversay. (2) rejoicing or celebration.

This December there will be a jubilee as Richard’s fangurlz (and boyz) around the world come together to see Thorin on our movie screens.

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I'm an LA native--Lower Alabama, that is. My husband of more than 30 years and I live here on a portion of my family's former farm with two gorgeous calicos and a handsome GSD mix. My background is art education, and over the years I've been a teacher, department store photographer, sales associate and a journalist. My husband, his business partner and I have Pecan Ridge Productions, a video production company, for which I shoot & edit video and stills and manage marketing. I also still write part-time for the local paper. I love movies, music, art, photography and books, and my tastes in all of them are eclectic.

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      • I think it’s to help set up his position as leader. Didn’t I read somewhere that Richard had to have lifts put in his shoes to make him taller than Graham MCTavish (Dwalin)? They’re both 6′ 2′ in real life.

        • Yeah, I bet that has never happened to Richard before–needing to wear lifts for a role. πŸ˜‰ It makes him look a bit more kingly, being taller, although he seems pretty darned regal anyway. πŸ˜€

            • Right now it’s pretty quiet. We’ve gotten some rain and some thunder, but not too heavy. Still three hours to go before the watch is over. It’s so warm I am having to run a fan to stir the air.

              • We don’t get tornadoes in Australia but we do get cyclones (your hurricanes, I think?) and they can be so devasting. Take care.

              • Once upon a time we never really had to worry about damage from hurricanes because we were far enough inland that the most we got was some heavy rains, which often helped in times of drought. And then Opal came along and even though we were almost three hours from the coast the winds were still hurricane force when they hit us and caused much damage. There have been several since then that==Katrina, Ivan, Dennis–which have all left their mark. Someone will say such-and-such got damaged in the hurricane, and you have to clarify which hurricane it was.

          • Oh, a mean thought just ran through my mind. If Tom Cruise had been playing Thorin, they wouldn’t have had to digitally shrink him and he would have needed stilts instead of lifts in some scenes. Sorry–the man just gets on my nerves. I used to like him before all the Scientology and jumping on couches and telling mothers there was no such thing as needing medication for post-partum depression. Excuse me, Mr. Cruise–how many children have you delivered??

            • Oh, Angie, we have so much in common! I have felt exactly the same about Tom Cruise these last couple of years. I used to be an enormous fan in his younger days…before he became so PREACHY! And as for that couch-jumping bit!?!?!?

              • I loved him back in the Top Gun days. But his locomotive has left the track since then. Preachy and self-righteous and smug these days. *rolls eyes*

          • Tom Cruise is definitely a sandwich short of a picnic! His ego has got way too big! I really liked him in Rain Man, I think he was a useful actor back then, but now…he’s totally lost the plot. Can’t believe he’d be capable of working as part of an ensemble cast. He’d have to be the one and only star, wouldn’t he?

            • Yes, he is very different than Richard. I found myself amused to read about his plans to turn a series of books featuring a character called Jack Reacher (I think) in a film and apparently he would play the lead. The problem is, Reacher is this massive guy, 6’4″ which is about 10 inches taller than Cruise. I don’t think lifts will help him pull that role off.

  1. Girl for Richard has to be intelligent,sensitive,pretty,young and extremly wealthy!:D
    She must be able to dance,sing,recite,give s..k,to cook….any requiremends,girls? πŸ˜‰

    • OK, I’m jumping in, boots and alll…..why does she have to be young, Joanna?

      And why wealthy?

      I hope that wasn’t some rude expression between “recite” and “to cook”!!!

      • Hugh Jackman’s wife is a number of years older than him and yet they seem very happy together. A friend of mine is 14 years older than her husband but I have never seen a happier couple than them. My point is, age doesn’t really matter as long as the partners really love each other and are compatible. Also, I don’t think wealth would matter to Richard all that much as he doesn’t seem to be a very materialistic person. I’d like to think he’d choose someone with plenty of “internal wealth” though.

  2. Hi Kathryngaul!:)
    Young-so she could wait until Richard decides to start family πŸ˜‰
    Rich- to be able to finance Richard’s dreams πŸ˜‰
    This last sentence is a description of the ideal women according to Mark C.-my hubby:)

    • I still don’t understand what “give s..k” means. Please explain.

      The Jackmans do seem to be a lovely family, don’t they, Judit? And Hugh and Deb adopted both their children.

      Richard could do that, too – and then he wouldn’t even need a wife!!!!

      • Yes, they do indeed and Hugh seems like a absolutely devoted father, which is also very endearing. I really, really like the guy. He’s multi-talented just like Richard! Have you seen him in “Inside the Actor’s Studio”? He’s an absolute darling. I’d prefer Richard to have his own children (because of the genes, oh those treasures!) but if he can’t for some reason then I’d like him to raise his adopted ones with a partner, and not by himself. πŸ™‚

        • I really like Hugh Jackman a lot, too. He seems like a genuinely nice guy and devoted family man, he’s a good actor and like Richard, has a background in musical theater. Yeah, I do think those marvelous genes need to be carried forth. A surrogate mother?

          • HJ is the complete package too: he sings, he acts, he dances, has a great sense of humour, is humble and down-to-earth. And he’s very handsome! πŸ™‚ Actually, RA and HJ could play brothers in a film! Wouldn’t that be great? πŸ™‚

            • ooooh, the former and future “Sexiest Man Alive” in a movie together!! The testosterone would leap off the screen! (BTW, just to clarify, I think Richard is the sexiest man of all time. Just thinking of the annual accolades by People Magazine).

            • It would be a way to carry on his genes if he doesn’t find the right woman/the right woman is past childbearing age/the right woman turns out to be the right man! πŸ™‚

          • Angie, are you saying he might be interested in men too? Not that it would make any difference to me, just asking.. πŸ™‚

            • Actually, RA Frenzy posted the other day “Is He or Isn’t He?” because there have been rumors off and on for years that RA might be gay or bi or whatever, and Frenz wanted to point it IS all rumor and conjecture at this point as no proof has been offered one way or another.

              Personally I think he is very likely a straight guy who happens to be very shy and very private. And we know from the interviews by females he can be a bit of a flirty-girty when he chooses. πŸ˜‰

              But if he isn’t–that would not change my admiration and affection for him. As someone said about the possibility of him being gay, “He might mot be attracted to me, but he’d make a great friend.” And it wouldn’t make him any less talented or sweet or good-humored.

          • Very well put, Angie. It wouldn’t change my admiration for him either! Well nothing will change my admiration for him unless he does something really nasty but that is not very likely to happen since he’s such well brought up fellow. πŸ™‚

            • Exactly. He would have to do something truly bad–be a rapist or an abusive boyfriend or child molester, for example–to change how I feel about him.

              And I think the chances of that happening are slim to none, as we say here. πŸ˜‰

    • Hmmmm. “she must be able to dance,sing,recite,give s..k,to cook”.

      “Must” is a very strong word.

      Do you fit your husband’s idea of the ideal woman? You don’t think his list sounds a bit sexist? Do you have to do all the cooking?

      I know I wouldn’t want any man who wasn’t as capable of looking after himself as I am capable of looking after myself!

  3. Having said the above, I wouldn’t mind do the cooking…so long as it wasn’t taken for granted that I would! πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‰ And, wow, fancy having a bloke like Richard to help out with the “chopping”!!!!

    You may have gathered by now that I’m a bit of a stirrer – especially when it appears that some young women still let men dictate what an ideal woman should be! Why on earth did my generation bother to fight for women’s rights if it was all for nothing!

  4. I was joking,Kathryngaul!:) My husbend is very cheerful and independent guy. Sorry, but I just must come back to my Matrix. Till then,bye!:)

    • When my former husband and I married a million years ago, neither of could cook – we would just about boil the bottom out of the kettle (the type you put on the stove!)!! But we learned pretty quickly. In fact, I trained him well…for his 2nd wife! LOL.:) πŸ˜‰

      Your Matrix? Is that the film with Keanu Reeves? I really liked that – must rewatch it sometime.

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