Daily Archives: February 3, 2013

The lads are looking forward to it . . .


As we start a new blog year here at TAE, some of the lads said they wanted to weigh in on what they hope to bring to readers– in between eating enormous pieces of chocolate cake, that is.  I have to say they are a brood of chocoholics.  Not that I mind!befunkyjohnsbefunkygog


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Richard Armitage, you are such a sweetheart.


First let me say, I love a sweet, thoughtful man. You can be a sweet guy and still be strong and manly. My husband of more than 27 years is a prime example of that. An older friend of mine once described him as “adorable,” and I heartily concur.

Someone else who can be described as adorable and sweet is Richard Armitage. That was reinforced for me today listening to the message he sent to the BBC radio presenter when he was unable to call into the Richard III special as had been expected. Thanks go to Servetus at Me + Richard Armitage and a friend who shared this with her:

Certainly, I am disappointed that we didn’t get to actually hear Richard weigh in on the subject of RIII and possibly give us more intel on the proposed film project. But I am also delighted that he took the time to “fumble with his iPad” and send an email en route to L.A. As some have said, he could have turned that responsibility over to his agent. But he went for the personal touch in his typically well-mannered, self-deprecating way, and I appreciate him all the more for it.

Mr. and Mrs. Armitage, I will say once more what a well-brought up son you have. Thank you for bringing him into this world and rearing him so beautifully. He truly is a great gift, a real class act, in our lives.

(And a right old globetrotter these days, too!)


I believe there are so many exciting things ahead for Richard, and I am excited to be along for the ride, however it all may transpire.

Sunday SmoRgAsbord: Angsty, Angry and Oh,So Attractive










I am tired and my eyes are starting to really bug me (the whole sticky, weepy thing going on again) so don’t feel like doing a lot of writing. However, I do want to share our first round of Sunday Smorgasbord.  Dig in!