Steak, a Julienned baked (jacket) potato, green salad with Ranch dressing and a thick slice of Texas toast washed down with iced tea. I could imagine Richard Armitage eating such a meal (although my steak might be cooked a little more than he prefers). This is what we had for supper, courtesy of my sweet spouse. I think the Marie Callender pie and ice cream is going to have to wait a bit . . . as well as the rest of that potato (like, tomorrow).
I didn’t feel great this afternoon so I took a nap and never did get anything posted here. Color me lazy.
I did finally get the video production business website and blog live today, hooray. Still work to be done there, but it’s coming along.
Let’s see, I now have two blogs, a website, three FB pages, two Twitter accounts (one of which I really need to do something with) and a Tumblr account which is a rehash of this blog but is steadily climbing in number of followers. My FB followers have jumped up by more than 70 people this week, I think. And I used to be afraid to touch a computer.
I guess I have come a long way, baby! Although what I have accomplished seems a mere drop in a bucket compared to a certain actor I deeply admire.
(courtesy of FB and Thorin’s Arkenstone)
And Mr. A has come a long way, too! After all those early struggles and disappointments. After almost giving up. From winning so many hearts and starting his own army with his portrayal of the romantic hero, John Thornton . . .
To turning what could have been a bog-standard cardboard cut-out villain into a complex, charismatic, intensely erotic anti-hero we loved, Sir Guy of Gisborne . . .
To bringing us Lucas North, a mysterious and alluring spy fractured by his years in a Russian prison, trying to reclaim his place in the present . . . and totally fascinating us all . . .
To giving breadth and depth to role of a tough soldier with a tender side, John Porter, an alpha male seeking redemption and making us fall in love–and lust–all over again . . .
So many other roles, too, large and small, always making an impact. Always giving his best and making the most of the role.
Thank you, Richard. Little wonder you’ve wowed audiences all over the world with your amazing portrayal of the King Under the Mountain, Thorin Oakenshield.
It’s all added up, hasn’t it? The successes and the seeming failures from which you surely learned valuable lessons; the long hours of research and rehearsal and hard work you’ve put into your roles over the years, the commitment. The dedication. I sense you wouldn’t take anything for the journey, the experiences, the lessons learned along the way. You’ve grown as an actor and, I believe, as a human being. Which has only, in turn, made you a better actor–or so I would argue.
It’s been an amazing journey thus far. And I can’t wait to see where it takes you next, my wonderfully gifted, deeply dedicated, beautiful Richard Armitage.
Again, thank you.