Too Good to Be True

Music & More Challenge

14.) the first photoshoot you saw

The Glamour photoshoot


My first “posed” Richard Armitage was the fuzzy grey lapel overcoat in front of the yellow taxi cab. The hair was impeccable, the look smouldering, the face old Hollywood handsome.


The waistcoat was classic, the slacks perfectly fitted,

the forearms…


He looked too good to be true. I was mistrustful. I had to find out more about him: his work, his personality, his everyday style, before I would give in. I very rarely make split second decisions; I needed to research a bit more.


I researched a lot

and it was so worth it.


music question: the first song you heard from your favorite artist

Dead and Done by Bobby Long

I’m dead and I’m done, by the heat of the sun

and I’ll rest my hat in an autumn field.

(you can read more about Bobby on my other blog )

Hickory Dickory Dock



When I see pics from this photoshoot, I think a variety of things (all good) but what I always focus on are those Bell-Bottoms. A mouse could easily run up those jeans, I speak from experience…

Hickory Dickory Dock

the mouse ran up the clock


When I was 19 and still living at home with my parents, I had a pet mouse.

Her name was Hershey because she was the color of Milk Chocolate 😀

My boyfriend at the time had a pet snake.

*I have a pet snake too...*
*I have a pet snake too…*

He bought me the mouse for Easter,

after I heard the feeder mice we bought at the pet store scream

when they were placed in the cage with the snake.


Hershey had babies but only one survived (she ate the others 😯 )

We named him Pat, after the character from a Saturday Night Live skit,

because we couldn’t tell what sex he was for the longest time 😉

*if you take a peek under here, I guarantee you won't be confused*
*if you take a peek under here, I guarantee you won’t be confused*

One day while cleaning Pat’s cage I dropped him, after he bit me! 😡

My mother and I herded him behind a bookcase and hatched a plan to catch him: Mom would chase him out, while I trapped him in a small plastic trashcan. We didn’t share the plan with Pat, so he scurried right past me, of course 🙄

*send him my way, nothing can get past this smolder*
*send him my way, nothing can get past this smolder*

When he met the wall, he swiftly turned right back around

and into my floppy trouser leg, as I knelt on the floor.

*the suspense!*
*the suspense!*

I jumped up and proceeded to freak the freak out! The mouse didn’t stop running, he moved up my thigh and around to my backside! I was jumping around like a lunatic while my mother was reduced to a ball of laughter on the floor.

The clock struck one

the mouse ran down


I stripped off those trousers, lightening quick!

with my leg rooted in the trashcan to catch the mouse on his way back down.



It was at this point that I happened to catch a glimpse of the window,

where the paperboy was frozen in place

watching me jump around in my underwear with my foot in a trashcan.

*so that's where that dance came from!*
*so that’s where that dance came from!*

Hickory Dickory


Happy 100th Post!
Happy 100th Post!

It’s Not My FAULT!

It was around this time in my pursuit of all things Richard Armitage, that the Fault photoshoot emerged.


I had heard whisperings and murmurs of anticipation for this particular shoot, and was interested to see if it met expectations. Some parts I really liked




those that seemed to be the fan favorites though, I didn’t.


that pocket-flap is really distracting
that pocket-flap is really distracting

I think it was the use of black and white in this instance that I didn’t like. The texture of the stripped shirt seems too rough, the scruffy facial hair looks like wire, and the distortion on the magazine cover itself just looks dirty. *cringes and waits for backlash* This gruffness looked so unlike the Richard Armitage I was becoming familiar with, that he almost seemed like an impostor.

nope, don't really like the shirt in color either
don’t really like the shirt in color either

Looking back on my reactions now though, maybe I was being a bit biased. For you see, only days prior I had discovered some older candid shots of Richard in a wool cap….Street RA had gotten to me first!


I loved these photos instantly, and I still do.

The Friendly Demeanor


The Modest Magnetism

pocket flap still distracting
pocket flap still distracting

The Hat


The Jacket


The Jeans


even the worn leather Attache Case!

So the fact that I wasn’t moved by that highly anticipated photoshoot wasn’t my Fault at all! Candid Richard Armitage just has a sneaky charm about him that Professional Richard Armitage has no hope against.