Out-of-control Armitage? Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

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Here’s a quote I found on Caroline’s Tumblr site, recycledvinyl. I have read it before, but Richard’s quotes, like everything else about him, are worth a second, and third, and fourth–well, you know–read/look/listen.

“Do you know what I really love? I love skiing. I love the headlong rush. Because I have this love-hate relationship with control. The good moments, the best moments, are when I’m out of control.”

First of all, I am imagining Richard slipping those ski goggles into place, then setting off down the slope, his tall figure graceful as always, strong thighs flexing as he pivots and bends, a look that mixes focus with sheer exhilaration on his face, cheekbones flushed in the cold . . . it’s a sight I would love to see. Although the mother hen part of me also thinks, “Oh, do be careful, darling. Don’t break one of those beautiful legs!”

And even though I am a born klutz and would likely manage to break my neck on the bunny slopes if I attempted to ski, I can certainly see the appeal and the excitement of “danger sports,” as Richard refers to them.

And then the thought hits me. “Richard. Out of control.” Oh dear.

Now, why do I find that thought so—-arousing? Must be the Spring FeveRA hitting me again.

"I did say my ideal woman had a bit of a naughty side, didn't I?"

(screencap RANet, ski images by Google Images)

Well, there you go . . .

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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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  1. That’s definitely Richard! I, too pictured him on the slopes as I was reading this. However, I hate skiing! The one time I went, I fell every few feet, I twisted my knee, and I was so cold I couldn’t feel the toilet seat (which is a very disconcerting feeling:))! I would have a lovely time sitting in front of the fire, sipping a warm beverage, reading a good book and watching Richard fly down the slopes! LOL!!!

    • I have some issues with my balance and I’ve always been a bit knock-kneed. Then I wrecked my knee in college in a car accident (NEVER remove an underdash tape player with your knee) and then undergoing surgery years later, after which I was told to never engage in certain types of physical activities (and skiing would be one of the no-nos) so skiing is not on the agenda for me. I would be with you, Laurie, in my cozy alpine sweater, curled up on the sofa by the blazing fire, sipping a mug of hot cocoa with marshmallows, reading and waiting for Richard to go by. 😀

  2. Can’t see the appeal of skiing myself either.. Although I do see the appeal of skiing Richard as you described him, Angie (you have a way with words…)! I too hope he’ll never break his anything while speeding down on the slopes…It is dangerous, see what happened to poor Natasha Richardson!

  3. Did you tell all the truth Angie ? I think your feveRA is hitting you all the year and Richard … out of control “sigh” …
    Skiing in Haute Savoie and as a lover of food I guess he tasted tartiflette, raclette, savoyarde fondue with a glass of white wine. How does he do to stay slim whilst eating huge amounts of cheese ? Lucky man !

    • He’s a big fellow with an active lifestyle and I think he manages to burn off the calories just beautifully. *sigh* He has mentioned laying off the beer and pizza before a shirtless scene. Not that I’d find him unnattractive with a bit of tummy. 😉 And I love cheese, alas, you can tell it by looking at me. As for Richard FeveRA yeah, it strikes all year round.

  4. We have some great mountains in my neck of the woods. He must come over to the great white north and try some skiing with moi of course. No, I have not skied since a class trip many moons ago while in highschool. He can teach me. wink, wink.

  5. Richard out of control. Richard needing aching muscles rubbed. Richard needing warming up after a long day on the slopes. Richard reclining on a sofa by a roaring fire in a cozy ski lodge. Yep, that all works for me. 🙂

      • Appeals to me a lot. .. There’s skiing near here, too, in the mountains near Granada. We’re due for some spring snow (there’s still ice in that wind!) before Holy Week, and the conditions should be beautiful. The King was an avid skier and did his best to promote the resorts here, but most people still think of “sunny Spain”, not “snowy Spain.” Consequently, there’s quite a lovely environment for Richard to go “out of control”…

        • Sounds lovely, Leigh. People think of the South as always having warm weather, but there are places that do get snow even here. And wouldn’t it be convenient to have him in the same country? 😀

  6. My husband often travels in Haute Savoie for his work. Since I know Dear Beloved Mr. A I am ready to go with him for business trips. But he would say : why do want to go with me now?
    What can I say ? Richard is skiing there ? Oh my god !

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