Following reminds me of hubby & I, plus extended family, fleeing the powerful forces of hurricane Irene yesterday. We lost 2 days of vacation but are forever grateful the storm did not pack as lethal a punch as had been advertised. I'm certain there will be plenty of property damage and our thoughts and prayers are with the wonderful people of NC. Also with all those along the northeast coast of the USA. Stay safe!
Thanks to Musa for the following heads up re complimentary remarks about RA's John Thornton interpretation plus thoughts on his upcoming Thorin. Reference is made to a 'dwelf' instead of a 'dwarf'. Have recent photos of RA as Thorin quelled all Tolkien purists' fears the leader of the dwarves might've been given a middle earth makeover?
Strike Back, based on ex-SAS sergeant Chris Ryan’s bestseller, caused quite a stir when it debuted last year thanks to the casting of Spooks heartthrob Richard Armitage in an action-hero role. Armitage played hunky soldier John Porter, oozing sex appeal in his khakis and two-day stubble. For the second series, Strike Back: Project Dawn, Armitage appears only in the first episode — as a hostage.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2027713/Strike-Back-Amanda-Mealings-new-role-didnt-mean-play-hero-mugged.html#ixzz1VcVOMqzA
Musa aka Fabo posted a link to the following obviously infallible way to measure your compatibility with RA. It's remarkable how much they can discern by comparing both our birthdates. *wide grin*
Before posting this *in depth* analysis of our prospects for a lasting relationship, I'm sorry to have to inform dear RA that there's a major obstacle to that ever happening
(other than the fact we'll never meet in the first place...stop snorting out there - let a girl hold on to her dignity:) and that is - one of us is married - and it's not Richard. Happy to say that particular obstacle is not negotiable *cough,cough* since dh is also a keeper. Although, I would be happy to consider polygamy if both guys agree to it. *dream on woman* As dh asks whenever I've been extra silly - "have you been into the cooking wine?" :) hic,hic
Ann and Richard Armitage [whoa! we're already off to a great start]
Compatibility level: 75% - A relationship that is usually compatible, and easy for the partners to get along.
This is an excellent combination, but because the partners are so compatible, they sometimes enhance each other’s less desirable traits as well.
Richard Armitage is upbeat, expressive, creative and playful. However, as a Life Path number 3, Richard is not always focused and the results of Richard's productivity are not always useful. [sheesh! tell that to all the Guy gals and Hobbit enthusiasts}
Ann's life style is dynamic and, if the decision is in Ann's hand alone, this life style will involve lots of travel. If they happen to share a home, Richard and Ann will have little trouble creating a living environment and a life style suitable to both. [wibble, dribble]
Both Richard and Ann communicate well. They both thrive on playing center stage, both want to be in the spotlight, and this may cause an uncomfortable competitive atmosphere.
Ann can, at times, say things on the spur of the moment that reveal an underlying problem in the relationship. Richard would do well reading between the lines, because, whatever it is, Ann probably would not spell it out. Similarly, Richard likes to skim over the deeper issues in life, especially those in the emotional sphere. Ann needs to be aware that, even after being close to Richard for many years, much about Richard will never be revealed.[Up for this imaginary challenge:]
Richard and Ann get along very well. Richard likes the way Ann acts and talks. Ann has a wonderful time with Richard's wacky sense of humor and upbeat nature. It is a good combination that can last a lifetime. [or to be realistic - her fangurl condition could last a lifetime]
If problems arise and reach the kind of proportions that put this relationship in jeopardy, it is usually because the partners did not listen carefully to each other. Both Richard and Ann have a tendency to keep emotional problems on the back shelf instead of dealing with them. Then, once the turbulence reaches the surface, it is too late.
Richard and Ann have to pay attention to each other.[Guarantee I'd hold up my end] Watch for subtle signs of discomfort or anger, and deal with it immediately. That is the key to sharing an inspiring, creative, lively, happy life. [Oh yeah, I'm not paying enough attention to him - that's the problem..right:]