Richard, I’d heard you looked sharp tonight. Finally, I got to see for myself.*squee*


Livestreaming is horribly frustrating for me.  The constant need to buffer, all the starts and stops in the middle of a conversation, the loading symbol right smack over the person’s face–highly annoying, especially on a night that you have eagerly anticipated for close to two years. If you’ve got a decent high-speed internet connection, it can be great. If you don’t, uhmmmm, not so much. I believe some of you share in my frustration.

Then when your computer, which has become increasingly troublesome, decides to really “act a fool,” it’s enough to make you want to bang your head against a wall if it didn’t throb so much already.

Thanks to my husband, I did have a new computer bought cheap from his boss, who’d won this HP laptop months ago and never even fired it up.

Now it’s mine. Nothing’s loaded on it yet, but at least I did have web browsers to use.

So I tried to watch the livestream of the red carpet in Wellington. But it kept needing to “load” . . . and “load” and “load” and I was stuck with Neil Finn and his band for an eternity. No offense to Neil, but I wanted Richard Armitage.

And I bloody well missed him.  I saw some of the other dwarves, Cate, Hugo, Elijah . . . but no Richard. *sob*

I was almost ready to just call it a day when I heard a certain voice. THAT voice. I opened that screen again and saw him. Richard.

Looking just as sharp as a commenter on Twitter had said. I only saw him from the shoulders up, but I really liked him in that grey suit. (Was the tie red? Hard to tell in the glare.) Loved the little wave in his shining hair. His crinkles showing in the bright sun. That sweet smile.  And was that stubble I spied? Sexy, handsome, charming man.  Finally. Richard.

Oh, you’ve come a long, long way, baby.  I hope tonight is all you dreamed of it being.

Guess who? I know who. A sharp-dressed man on his way to being a movie star!

Sorry, no pics up yet that I can share from tonight. I am sure videos and screen shots will surface soon . . .

About fedoralady

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. Thank you so much, Judit, for sharing the great photos of Alice’s. And yes, it’s been frustrating, I know that I could have just waited until later to see it on video, but I really wanted to be part of the live experience in some way, you know? He looked great and seemed so relaxed and comfortable with the whole experience. I thought all the dwarves really cleaned up nicely. 😉

  2. I, too, was frustrated with the band and all that. I was up at 4:00 a.m. to see Richard! I had to pick up the parts with Richard from Serv’s blog and RACentral, because the live streaming began “loading”, stuck for five minutes when Richard’s car appeared and eventually playing when someone else was being interviewed. Still, he looks marvelous, gorgeous, well turned out, happy, and truly stellar.

      • Yes, she finally got him into a bespoke suit that really fits him beautifully, in that blue-tinged charcoal gray, and a good white shirt with the right collar — love the tie and the tie clip. Nice haircut, too, with that bit of a wave making you want to run your fingers through his hair… He is just sublime, isn’t he?

  3. I just saw two interviews already on You Yube. Yes, Judit, THE MOST GORGEOUS!!! He looked so different with that traditional haircut. Always sublime, and getting better!

  4. I was just as frustrated, Angie! I wanted to scream! But I gave up and went to bed. I’ll watch I tonight without the d*mn starts and stops!

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