**SPOILERS** I finally bought Season 1 of Berlin Station on iTunes. Over the last week, I could barely wait to get home to see what would happen next! The show is a slow build, working up to fast-paced excitement in the last two episodes. As a vehicle for Richard Armitage's acting skills, it is not as … Continue reading Berlin Station: A Bingeworthy Adventure
My Younger Son refers to my OOA as "Armitage Shanks".... as in, "What are you watching? Oh, Armitage Shanks again?" Apparently, he finds this endlessly funny! So, let's explore the possible definitions of "Armitage Shanks": Armatage Shanks (sic) - The Song: My Family are big Green Day fans, owning all the albums and being represented at … Continue reading Armitage Shanks – 4 Definitions
A few years ago, I wrote a piece for our Wellness Newsletter at work, which I wanted to share with you now. I was reminded of this earlier article after reading Heather Parish's latest blog post on "Stress and Fangirling" here. While my mini-vacation specifics have changed a bit since I wrote the article, my methods have … Continue reading Taking a mini-vacation… Stress relief without travel!
So, the other night my Hubby was watching TV, when he paused the show to listen to something I was saying. But the image he paused on grabbed my attention. Who does this remind you of? Now I know that my Hubby would not be watching MI-5 (Spooks). … Continue reading Who Does This Remind You Of?
I am a big fan of celebrity biographies -- or better yet, autobiographies. I like to try to get inside the head of a favourite musician or actor. But what if the book reveals a dealbreaker (supporting Trump maybe?) or shares TMI (too much information)? Or in the best case, it may corroborate your good … Continue reading Dealbreakers, TMI, and Corroboration
My Younger Son has been binge-watching The Walking Dead on Netflix. I keep thinking that the theme song reminds me of something. Okay, call me crazy (and he did!), but the first 3 melody notes (while in a different key and with fuller instrumentation) sound like the first 3 notes of the BBC North and South theme! … Continue reading Random North and South Stuff
Guyliner is a makeup technique that can make a guy look really bad-ass. And perhaps Richard Armitage as Sir Guy of Gisborne wore it best. Together with his so blue eyes and his dyed black hair, the GUY-liner marked him as the baddie that you couldn't tear your eyes away from. Over the past year, … Continue reading Alternative to GUY-liner?
Okay, I'll admit that I sometimes watch reality shows about family situations that are different from my own. I'm interested in what makes people tick, in how they are different from me, and in how we are the same. This last week, I was really impressed with the positive way that Mariah's coming out as … Continue reading Coming out on “Sister Wives”
In October, in honour of the 10th Anniversary of Robin Hood, I started re-watching Richard Armitage as Sir Guy of Gisborne in BBC’s Robin Hood. I find myself once again mesmerized by that smoulder, that smirk, and that tortured soul as only RA can play him. In the midst of a show that is comic-book … Continue reading Because I’m Missing Sir Guy
The Affair IMO is one of the most gripping shows on TV right now. I started binge-watching it through CraveTV last year and now in Season 3 I can hardly wait until Sunday nights to see the next episode! It is a Showcase original series starring Dominic West (The Wire), Maura Tierney (ER), Ruth Wilson (BBC’s … Continue reading Are You Watching “The Affair”?