It’s Like This…

I understand a lot is going on with respect to Richard Armitage. Fantastic! It’s wonderful to witness this even if everything hasn’t gone down the way some of us thought it would or have even liked at times. I’m just glad for him, because well, I have spent four years (really more than that) talking about the man and his career. I do have some sort of weird investment in him. CWS out of whack? Maybe, but I don’t care. I just hope he outdoes his expectations of himself. Go, Richard!

As for me, I am outdoing my expectations. Then again, maybe not. I’ve run more than one business, and this is usually what happens — you go out and market and market and market, and things may trickle in for a while, and then there’s a flood. I have never run a business nor been up close and personal to other businesses where this did not happen. Things usually never come in a steady stream. Anyway, I’m up to my eyeballs in work, and if you knew the medical bills the Frenz household is staring down and very possibly future insurance bills, you would know why I’ve got to do this.

The good news is I am having a blast! I’ve said this before, but I can’t stop saying it because I keep falling into clover, as it were. I went to a political gathering a few weeks ago, because a friend of mine is running for office and asked me to help. I did have to think for months and months about helping, because I actually hate politics. But I finally decided to help, hence my presence at a political gathering. While I was at this meeting, someone started talking about my area of expertise and how they needed to hire someone. Then another person chimed in with his needs and another and another and before I left that place, I was loaded up with clients and potential clients. Wow. Wow. Wow.

And get this. I was sick as a dog when I got to this meeting and had to leave early because I was literally swaying on my feet. I made what should have been a four hour drive home in almost seven hours. Doesn’t matter! It was worth it.

I’m just thankful I was ready, and these people were too ’cause they not only want my services but have the money to pay for them. LOL! Yes, I just laughed, and I have a big grin on my face too. Do you know how good it feels to work your tail off and it finally starts paying off?! It’s wonderful.

I feel as if this is happening to Richard Armitage as well. He has worked his backside off. We have seen that over and over with the effort he puts into his characters and heard confirmation of it from the glowing reports his colleagues always give of him. It’s almost as if at times there is a kind of awe of him as a human being. Even Martin Freeman who is a quintessential smartass and who rarely gets serious about anything, got serious about Richard and praised him as a fine human being. Then there are the fans’ reactions to him and I include my own with the consensus being that he is class itself.

And now he seems to be grinning a lot these days, which makes me think he is feeling pretty good and with good reason. Yes, I’ve mentioned this smiling before as well. I can’t stop talking about it because he seems continually unabashed in his pleasure in the last year. Or maybe it’s just me who sees it that way ’cause I’m feeling pretty good myself — and that includes my getting pneumonia. So what! Things are moving forward, and I don’t have time to moan about what hasn’t gone right. In keeping with a high ranking on the CWS, certainly, Richard feels the same. ;-)

Yeah, Rich, I know just how you feel. It’s hard to stop smiling even when you may be tired.

Richard Armitage at wondercon

I adore this photo. There is no telling how many times I may use it. I may even use it as a screensaver. Something I have never done with a Richard Armitage photo. Yep, that’s right. I’ve never done it. His beauty has always been contained within my computer or phone. (Sorry, Rich). But I may have to breakdown and use this photo and damn the ribbing I’ll receive.


  1. Yay, you! Yay, Richard! Life is good!

  2. I know that’s not much of a comment, but I’m on the fly. I just wanted you to know I liked all the positivity for both of you!

  3. That was a great comment! Love it.

  4. I still miss google skin!! My personal private screensaver!

  5. I do too! I really loved my google homepage. I DO NOT like Google+ that much.

  6. No neither do I or that it’s linked to YouTube but I love google drive.

  7. I’ve admitted to being shallow and superficial – so all I’ll say is, “make sure you charge what you’re worth. This is exactly *not* the time for you to low ball.”

  8. So great to hear from you, Frenz! I had missed you and hoped all was OK. It’s fantastic that your business is going so well! I grew up in a family business, and understand completely from watching my father. And I hope you are feeling better too.
    I’m also crazy about Heather’s pics, but have not been able to decide on a favorite! She did such a great job capturing Richard’s personality and natural smile as few others have, it seems to me anyway.
    Thanks again for the update, and cheers for both you and Richard!!

  9. I really appreciate that, Perry! Probably can’t be said enough.

    Frankly, one of the great things about busting ass, is it makes it really easy to ask for a fair price, and I learned that the hard way long ago. It’s just a general rule that people think you’re worth what you’re charging them. Not talking about friends here but others. If you’re charging a cheap price, they treat you as if you’re cheap! LOL!

  10. Thank you, Susan! And obviously I agree about Heather’s ability. She really is great at what she does, and it doesn’t hurt that she knows the subject. LOL!

  11. Sometimes opportunities come when you least expect it… so pleased for you, Frenz! Definitely too busy to come over to London now to see ‘The Crucible’ ! :-) And of course, happy for Richard too. Have been following his career for 10 years and am so happy he is where he is now.

  12. Congrats!

  13. :) Congratulations to Frenz and Richie !
    I love Heather’s photos.

  14. Very uplifting and positive! I love that you will be paid well for doing what you love to do, Frenz!

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