Pondering My Stint in the Armitage Army

I’ve been surveying the landscape again, and it’s hard not to wonder how Richard Armitage’s advent in America is going to play out. The Captain America promotion didn’t count. It was a blip. This Hobbit press machine is the real thing, and its invasion is formidable. Walking around New York has made that clear. Ads for this movie seem to be plastered on every available surface, so that I can go nowhere without being met by the Hobbity bunch, even on the steps leading in and out of the subway.

I thought I was ready for this, but I’m not so sure now. Last Saturday was already my saturation point, which wasn’t a problem because I just did what I always do when I’m full up to the eyeballs on information about Richard Armitage — go AWOL for a few days. But as I try to rejoin the march, something is in jeopardy — my voice on this blog. I’m feeling the need to refrain from sharing as many of my thoughts about show business. A little Armitage Protection Mode trying to kick in.

Perhaps this post is a commitment to remain honest. Yes, I’m putting myself out here for some accountability. Please note I’m not accountable to share everything I’m thinking. If I did that, your hair would curl. But this need to remain honest is my bullshit detector coming to my rescue, and thankfully, it makes me draw back and take note of what’s going on around me, and if I’m feeling too hemmed in by conventional thinking, I want to get loose. Mostly, I fear becoming homogenized — oohing and aahhing and generally just saying the same old claptrap I find so prevalent and uninteresting.

For now, I’m hanging out with my girls, loving that, and trying mightily to forget The Hobbit exists. It’s a little hard to do sometimes:



  1. Are those lasses your daughters RAFrenzy?

  2. Who can think hobbity when two such beauties are in the vacinity. Enter priorities.

  3. Anneke,

    Yes, they are. :)

  4. Yep! And thanks for the words about my girls. I’m pretty smitten with them. :D

  5. Let the APM kick in. We want you hale and hearty and blogging.

    Your daughters are lovely. I can tell you are a proud mum.

  6. Just take it as it comes, Frenz. Ennui is a strange companion, if that’s what it is.

    And don’t forget the snark ;)

  7. That is an amazing photo. And I’m not talking about the Hobbit billboard. Your girls are gorgeous. I know you’re so proud of them.

  8. You have nice daughters, RAFrenzy.

    I wanted to go to London for the premiere but for professional reasons it did not work out. Shame.

  9. You have beautiful daughters RAFrenzy. Are they, too, RA fans?

  10. I know what you mean, enjoy the present as far as this blog and thoughts on RA, Less is more … Breathe and take time away, change is inevitable for all of us in the fandom.

  11. ahhh, that IS a good picture isn’t it?!!! :) Thing is, they’re prettier inside than outside. Scary! Love you gals!

  12. There’s so much stuff going on right now that it’s impossible to follow. Spending time with your beautiful daughters instead sounds like time well spent. :)

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