Thank you Sue, for providing the following link. It seems more than 100 pieces of JRR Tolkien artwork were recently discovered..
Tangier Island, Virginia, has a fascinating history. Today the very existence of the island is threatened, as it slowly but surely sinks beneath the surface of the Chesapeake Bay. First founded in 1686 by settlers from Cornwall, England. The island was the staging area for British forces during the War of 1812. Most fascinating of all (at least for me) is the fact the island’s dialect is believed to have been that spoken by the original 17th-18th century American colonists. As a result of the island's distance from the mainland, the dialect has not evolved over time. Most numerous surnames amongst the current population of 500 are: Crockett, Pruitt and Parks.
A Wall Street Journal reporter describes her experience on Tangier.
Thanks to following website..entire article available at: http://www.richardarmitagenet.com/images/articlescans/Stylist-26Oct2011.jpg
This past post is from Dec 1, 2010 but the content - RA as a vampire - seems more appropriate to the Halloween season...
Past Post - Mar 2011..Lord of the Thighs
Middle Earth costume contest seems to blend in well with seasonal theme...
Past Post: New Year's 2010:
So far, the majority have chosen Spooks 7 as being the one RA would probably say was the most enjoyable series to film. Here he is having some fun at his co-star's expense before both spooks were "spat out" [a Lucas quote from series 9]
Comment caps from link above:
Michael Flatley is doing a round of interviews over here in England promoting his new "Lord of the Dance" 3D movie. Here's the link for the trailer:
It looks absolutely fabulous!
Getting onto the subject of Richard (did we ever leave it?)I remember him mentioning in an interview that his mum took him to tap dancing lessons because he was pigeon-toed as a child. Poor little wretch. At least we know who to thank (blame) for introducing him to dance! I bet he was the only little lad there, poor thing! (Lucky girls!)
March 12, 2011 1:14 PM
Thx for the link Sue.
Didn't Richard say he loves to dance - always the first one on the dancefloor. His fav is argentine tango. That training is evident in his action sequences, when he needs to raise all 6'2" off the floor in one smooth motion...or Porter tumble setting backwards during prison fight.
Takes me back to school dances, when we never sat down for 3hours straight and the most exciting moment was whenever a guy unacquainted with my group of friends would walk across the hall towards us--ea girl wondered which one of us he was planning to ask to dance. Afterwards we'd gloat w/smugness and get pummelled w/ friends' questions about the fresh meat;)
My most frequent dance partner these days is the Wii. Can get quite a workout with those digital dancers.
DH didn't really dance until he met me, when he says he realized that he didn't stand a chance of sitting certain songs out. Even discovered he actually had some rythmn after being dragged unto the dancefloor for the umpteenth time:) After the first year he was a natural, and still shakes his boody w/me at weddings.
March 12, 2011 5:02 PM
Heh... something I have in common wiht RA! I was horribly pigeon-toed when I was a child. Still am, although not as bad. But my doctor gave my parents the ultimatum - you have to put her in leg braces. My mom said 'no way', and enrolled me in ballet the next day. I spent the next ten years learning the pas de deux, even advancing to pointe.
And in all of that instruction - ballet, pointe, tap - I never learned to "group dance". Put me out there with Blue Danube playing, I'm graceful as a swan. Put on "Celebration" and I turn into a chimpanzee with six legs. Pathetic!! Complicated steps? I get them immediately. Dance in a group at a wedding? Scares the crap out of me!
Bet I'd rock the Argentinan Tango, though... ;)
March 12, 2011 9:38 PM
Bet you'd rock that tango as well Laura..especially with the right dance partner - perhaps 6'2, eyes of blue;)
We'll have to have a virtual dance party here at the blog on Jul 22..Capt America premiere.
Brings back a funny memory - as a member of one of the RA forums, Richard had recently stated in an interview that he was always the first one on the dance floor. So, believe it was for the first new RH episode, might've been 3rd series, we had a virtual party with the accompanying dancing smilies, etc. Of course, we had to have a certain guest who was riding from Nottinghamshire as soon as he was free. Other RA characters showed up and everyone demonstrated their best moves. One member disappeared with the pizza delivery guy. hahaha
Everyone get their virtual dancing shoes on for July 22. It will be time to party!party!
March 12, 2011 11:12 PM
I'm ready for the dance party July 22 - a good way to celebrate RA on the big screen!
March 13, 2011 12:24 PM
If only we had use of smilies here at blogger, Musa. That silly virtual RH party was really fun. We'll need to use words instead (describe our best moves & RA characters as well) in this forum) e.g."oooh, look at Guy swivelling his hips--all that horseriding no doubt keeps them limber--well lubricated to move it!move it!";)
Oh no, now the Madagascar song "I like to move it, move it" will play non-stop for hrs in my head.
March 13, 2011 1:51 PM
That Virtual Party sounds like SUCH fun!! I've already informed one of my friends that she'll be accompanying me to see Capt. America if they run it at our theatre here in town (I will cry on your shoulders if they don't...) She's always up for a good movie, and like us, appreciates a good lookin' man. Although I think Chris Evans is more her cup of tea... which is fine by me.
March 13, 2011 10:09 PM
I just now got a chance to watch the Riverdance clip. My feet are twitchy and itchy now!!! I want to get up and dance!
March 13, 2011 10:27 PM
New series 'Homeland' has been renewed for second season. It's exciting - stars Damien Lewis as a former POW..held captive & tortured by al Qaeda for 8yrs. He returns home..feted as a hero by everyone with a single exception - a female CIA operative who suspects he was turned by his captors. We're halfway through the first season..first couple eps were slow going as he became acclimated to home by sitting in corners in a fetal position and sleeping on the bedroom floor. Storyline has picked up considerably - at the end of last ep she decided the only way to gain the insider information she seeks about him is to become personally involved with her suspect..
There are various RA specialty blogs popping up - here's one devoted entirely to his romance with his phone... http://richardarmitageonthephone.tumblr.com/