Taking Care of Business

Music & More Challenge

34.) career you’d like to see RA portray

Hmm. Nothing automatically came to my mind for this one, so I had to think on it a bit. I started by considering the types of occupations I generally see in the television programs that I watch: Vigilantes ( Person of Interest), Detectives (Gotham), and Scientists (The Big Bang Theory). All good occupations but somewhat cliche.

an Intelligence Officer is kind of like a Detective, isn't it?
an Intelligence Officer is kind of like a Detective, isn’t it?

Things that I like to watch in reruns might be a little more promising: cooking competitions and home renovation shows (Chefs and Contractors). A Chef sounded intriguing to me at first but so many of them have ego issues and get all pretentious about their food (cheeseburger and cola girl here, remember?) though it can be mesmerizing to watch their hands


While I enjoy certain kinds of visuals in the renovation shows, what I enjoy most is the geeky technical talk; weatherstripping and flashing and caulking, oh my!

talk dirty to me!

The more I watch these shows though, the more I lament the fact that I don’t actually like to cook and I do not live in the Craftsman style house with the stained glass windows, wood burning fireplace and abundance of woodwork, of my dreams



I remembered a series of Tumblr posts that portrayed Richard in various occupations, so I went in search of them to give me some other ideas. As I browsed through the mrpuddingston blog and was smiling at things like the Kindergarten Teacher and laughing at things like the Circus Performer, I came across something that made my heart stop. I had found my answer:


Richard Armitage- Pirate

this is both brilliant and slightly crazy, which is why I love it!

(special thanks to Crystal Chandlyre for showcasing the Vocationship creations)

music question: a song with your favorite guitar riff

any number of songs by Led Zeppelin.

they were one of my favorite bands in Middle School. I wrote the band name on all my covered text books and my notebooks too. I even painted it on my skateboard, along with a really horrible attempt at recreating Jimmy Page’s twin neck guitar. since I usually link a song here in answer to the question, I’m going to go with Black Dog. It reminds me of family camping vacations and cross-country road trips.


12 thoughts on “Taking Care of Business

    1. I’ve never watched Black Sails though I hear good things about it. when I resubscribe to Starz soon in anticipation of Outlander picking back up again, I’ll have to remember to watch it 🙂


    1. I witnessed a concert pianist perform a few nights ago and I realized for the first time how much the performance resembled a dance. the way he would raise his hands in the air softly, almost like he was conducting, and then forcefully bring them down again when the tempo changed.

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        1. hm appealing idea.. especially as i’ve just come from a concert.. but however much i like the piano i think cello still wins tho sadly there is less scope for solo performances there… but the sound of it strikes me as incredibly warm and the playing of it much like an embrace.

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  1. i wouldn’t mind seeing him pay a pirate 😉
    as to houses i like them uncluttered and simple, pretty modern and with a lot of simple bear wooden floors to walk barefoot on…


    1. I get crucified for saying this but I like wall to wall carpeting. I like the look of hardwood floors, especially if they’re original, but I like the feel of carpet under my feet (I do not like tile at all. when I visit relatives in Florida, it drives me crazy)

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      1. i like tiles in hot places like Spain or Greece as it keep it cool but in colder places it’s nice to have a carpet, but not the all round stuck carpets grr, don’t like those. Back home we used to take the carpets away in the summer so the wood would be bear and colder and the put them back in the autumn 🙂 Nice , tho i do prefer more rustic rugs to traditional carpets 🙂


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