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Guyday Friday: Kickin’ it off with those prize thighs


Am fighting to stay awake until my latest video finishes uploading, which should be 12:15 or so . It is now 10:45. I am going to go ahead and post this kickoff to Guyday Friday, a little homage to Sir Guy’s thighs, just one part of those  lean, luscious legs we all admire.

Ah, those horseman’s thighs of yours, Sir Guy. Even better when encased in buttery soft black leather. Lucky Richie!

Ah, the joys of those thighs in motion!

And on those many occasions when Marian is once again fibbing to poor old Guy, I long for him to say this to her:

Meeting a FRAF: It’s a good thing


I had a really wonderful experience recently. No, I didn’t get to meet Richard Armitage (darn it). But what I did get to do was meet, for the very first time, another RA fan, one who means a great deal to me.

We had wanted to get together before but things just didn’t work out. This time, they did.

Do you know how wonderful it is to finally be able to put a face and voice (although I had heard her speak before) to someone with whom you have bonded via cyberspace? To be able to give a real hug rather than just a virtual one? It’s pretty damned good, let me tell you.

Not only did she get to meet me, she got to meet the most important man in my life, yes, Snake Slayer extraordinaire and Master Baker, my husband.  The three of us enjoyed a good chat together before I whisked FRAF (Fellow RA Fan) off to lunch.

After a nice relaxing meal together at our local world-class golf course, which offers a really lovely view and a minimum of noise, I took her on a mini-tour of our town. Driving around, I pointed out some of the historic old homes and churches and other points of interest, such as the building that housed my former employer (she obligingly “booed” and “hissed” as we passed). I think I might have been some sort of travel guide or museum docent in a previous life. I love doing stuff like that.  (Come to think of it, she did mention I should consider a job with the Chamber of Commerce.)

A shot of the lovely golf course where we ate lunch.

Our county courthouse, which dates back to 1902.

This is a home of a friend of mine, and it’s lovely–a great place for entertaining. It’s also for sale, so if you are interested . . .

Turns out Alabama—and this was her first visit—was greener, prettier and softer than she expected it to be. She said she could understand why we loved the area. And apparently I am just what you would expect—now, I am not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing.

She was duly impressed with spouse, as I knew she would be. I have extremely good taste in menfolk, what can I say? We all talked again for a while after the lunch and tour.  All too soon, it was time for her to hit the road. We shared an even bigger bear hug and our hope to do it again.

FRAF was just as warm and kind and funny as I had expected her to be. And no, we didn’t only talk about Mr. Armitage. Oh, he got his fair share of time, trust me—after all, we couldn’t miss the chance to wax rhapsodic about the TDHBEW right in the same room together, could we? Squee!

But we also talked about other things like family and pets, blogs and writing, future plans and past disappointments. We laughed a lot together; at one point, I cried just a little.

I know several fans around the world are planning on meeting as part of The Hobbit premiere later this year. I can only say, “Go for it!”

Meeting a fellow fan in RL is a joyous experience that many of us have not yet had. Take advantage of the opportunity if you get it.  It’s fun and interesting and for me, it re-affirmed my belief there are some truly great fans–great human beings–in Armitage World.

After a summer that proved a major bummer for me in certain ways, meeting my FRAF was truly uplifting, an event I will treasure for a long time to come.  Richarding is even more fun when you can share it in RL, too.  Keep on Richarding and carry on!

Keep on Richarding . . .


Tonight I am having a date with bismuth subsalicylate, better known as Pepto-Bismol. Good for upset stomach, indigestion, diarrhea, nausea and heartburn.   Enough said.

Whilst I am recovering, I encourage you to do the above. And here are some more tidbits of the lovely Mr. A.

Guyday Friday: Naughty Guy GIF


Good grief, but my naughty knee is killing me tonight! It’s been a bear for two days now. Grrrrrrr. Speaking of naughty in a much more pleasurable context, it’s time to kick off Guyday Friday.

Now, Guy has an amazing way of doing things that look really . . . naughty. Heck, he can just slink by like a big black-leather clad cat and set off the naughty alarms.  Doesn’t even have to smirk. Sex on legs, our Sir Guy.

And then here he goes, dipping the head back to expose that gorgeous swan-like neck,  briefly closing his kohl-rimmed bedroom eyes, parting those luscious lips, blowing out a breath and . . . well.  There you go . . . with tongue!  Enjoy . . .

We need a little Christmas in July—and Guy


It’s hot, humid and showers and thunderstorms are likely on the way. My head–nay, my whole body–is in its typical rebellion against encroaching stormy weather.

So I think we need more Christmas in July. Santa Guy, take me away!

To the Batcave, Robin! More fun & games at Comic-Con


Warner Brothers, the studio behind The Hobbit, Pacific Rim and next year’s Superman reboot, is bringing some “Extra” to Comic-Con this year, it seems. The studio is mounting an outside festival in the area between the SDCC and the Hilton hotel.

Here’s a blurb from the WB website:

“Everyone at Warner Bros. Television approaches Comic-Con as a fan-first experience. It’s in our DNA, with everything we do — from panels to signings to our bags, posters and more — carefully curated with our fans in mind,” said Lisa Gregorian, Chief Marketing Officer, Warner Bros. Television Group. “With the Extra at Comic-Con space, we have created a free and fun outdoor entertainment destination for fans. In addition to having all the Batmobiles on display and game demos, we will be hosting interviews throughout the day on the Extra stage, as well as evening and night events such as screenings and live comedy and musical performances after the convention floor closes for the day. It’s additive to the experience of being at the Con.”

As the poster above indicates, talent has not yet been confirmed, but a certain hobbit and a dwarf or two just might show up on the Extra stage. Stars of WB shows like Fringe, The Big Bang Theory and the Vampire Diaries are expected, and Holy Cow, Batman! all six of the Batmobiles, from the television series to the latest Dark Knight film, will be on display. I can hear the theme music playing in my head now: “NA-NA-na-na, NA-NA-na-na–BATMAN!!” 😉

There is a hands-on LOTR videogame showcase planned for a new game, Guardians of Middle-Earth, with tie-ins to the upcoming Hobbit films.

I’m personally chuffed at the thought of the Lego Lord of the Rings Street Art display that is planned for July 13-15. You all know how I love art–and it will be in 3-D (sort of like the upcoming Hobbit films)!  I will plan to take lots of photos, of course, to share with you all.

And speaking of fan events, here’s a photo our own Teutcher shared with us of family members at a Star Trek:TNG Comic-Con in Calgary, Canada. You might spy some familiar faces.  Make it so, Number One . . . and soon I will be going where I’ve never gone before. To Comic-Con!!

Donations are still being taken for Comic-Con Trip Fund.  Click on the donate button to the right.. Any amount is truly appreciated. And thanks for your support!

San Diego Comic Con International

San Diego Comic Con International (Photo credit: San Diego Shooter)

And here’s another bit of photo editing fun with that gorgeous portrait of Mr. A as Thorin . . . 



More artistry with Armitage


Richard Armitage is a living, breathing work of art.  He’s poetry in motion and in stillness.  We are captivated by that deep, melodious voice and when he does not speak a word, the eloquence of his mobile, expressive features communicates so much.

The artist in me finds him an ideal subject.  That’s not just because of his obvious physical attractiveness; it’s because of all the goodness of character and innate sweetness that shine through, that bring that spark of intelligence and humor to his eyes, the warmth and genuineness to his smiles.  Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I behold much beauty in Richard Armitage. He should be sketched and painted and sculpted, with that lovely, expressive visage appearing everywhere, from sidewalks to art galleries. It would be a more beautiful world with more Richard, right?