Around this time last year,
Richard Armitage did not exist in my world.
I had not become familiar with North & South yet,
I had never heard of Lucas North or Guy of Gisborne.
I had learned that Mr. Thornton was set to play the lead
dwarf in The Hobbit from my friend, the North & South fan
just wasn’t on my radar yet.
I had been waiting years for The Hobbit to be brought to the big screen though! I remember reading the magazine snippet announcing the plans for a major motion picture and Peter Jackson’s involvement in it. In our excitement, my husband and I debated how it was all going to play out. Would it be like LOTR in style and casting? What would inevitably be lost or gained through adaptation?
It’s funny how clear that memory is in my mind
(I was standing next to the piano; it was sorely in need of dusting)
The years that followed were less clear. We would check on the progress of the movie often
but it just didn’t seem to be happening; it bummed us out.
Years later when the movie had finally been green-lit and production had begun
…I was kind of over it already.
It wasn’t until I saw the dwarves in Entertainment Weekly magazine, that I started getting excited again. I was surprised that Thorin wasn’t old but very pleased with the warrior appearance, and the boots 😎
I became frustrated when opening weekend rolled around; Holiday chaos prevented me from seeing The Hobbit in theatres for three weeks! Once I did see it though, well, you all know what happened then 😉
Heart and Soul, meet Richard Armitage and his eyes…and voice…and…
It is now a whole year later and once again Holiday chaos is trying to thwart my happiness;
not this time!
Tonight is a no-go because Husband and Son have plans. Tomorrow won’t work either because Husband and Son will be tired after their all-nighter
(video-game marathons and over-dosing on sugar will do that to you)
plus I have to bake for the Holiday party we will be attending that evening. Bah Humbug!
Sunday our fan loyalties are being tested:
go to the movie and miss our favorite team’s football game, or hold off until evening? I suggested we DVR the game and vow not to listen to the radio on the way home from the movie, but Husband isn’t really on board with that plan.
So, it looks like Sunday evening it is.
Did I mention that it’s also Husband’s birthday?
It’s a good thing he wants to see this movie too because it’s his gift 😳
(real gift has been waylaid in the mail; I’m not the best planner)