Can’t take my eyes off of you

Lucas North (Richard Armitage) calculates the proximity of two rogue MI-6 agents as he seeks to protect Dean and Sarah Mitchell in Spooks 7.6. Source: Richard Armitage Net

It’s a grapefruit day, so I should be careful what I say. Don’t want to be too overwrought. But oh, Mr. Armitage, you have moments of beauty past contemplation. The way you make everything curve so gently in Lucas’s face here is a joy to behold. Ears, jaw, lips, nose, eyebrows, hairline …. mmmmm.

Shutting up now.

~ by Servetus on March 24, 2011.

88 Responses to “Can’t take my eyes off of you”

  1. (Be on the lookout for some sort of reference to grapefruit in the final installment of Truce, Servetus. Which just MAYBE I will finish tonight . . . so, so close)

    He has moments of absolute, unalloyed, sheer, breathtaking beauty. In studying the screencaps for my videos, I have found myself in awe at times of it. And also so very impressed at how that beauty morphs with his different characters.

    Hang in there.

    Like

    • I will weep when Truce ends!

      Like

      • And since I ‘gave birth’ to Truce, it’s rather painful for me to let it go . . . but all good things must come to an end, I suppose.

        Like

    • Definitely need that grapefruit for the honeymoon to be a success!

      Like

    • It’s done–Truce, that is–I got the last extraction back from Kim and I just have to take care of a few bits and bobs and then post it later. Just in time for you to enjoy this weekend!

      And the grapefruit is indeed a success. I promise. 😉

      Like

  2. A being of beauty to comtemplate and be thrilled by at grapefruit time! Life would be worse!

    Like

  3. SPOILERS

    This was it, this was the episode when I just knew that I had to write about this character. RA was quite simply phenomanal in this episode. The cheeky start when he asks if Ros wants hin to get croissants. The unbelievable chemistry that he had with Dean. How calm and confident he was. How our normal cerebral Lucas got to kick a few butts. The final scene when Dean is shot os just gut wrenching. Anybody who thinks that Lucas and John Porter are essentially the same should compare this scene with the scene when Gerald Baxter is killed. The reaction and emotions are completely different

    Like

    • I totally agree. This is my favorite episode in Spooks 7, definitely a contender for favorite Lucas North episode over all.

      Like

    • This is absolutely one of my favorite eps of Spooks, too. And I totally agree–when you compare those two characters in those scenes, well–there it is. Two different men with two different reactions to a tragic moment. Other than their MI-5/MI-6 connection, I see no similarity between JP and Lucas. From the beginning of watching John Porter, he struck me as very different from Lucas, anyway, and that feeling didn’t change. This is no actor who plays essentially the same character over and over again. And yes, the ending of this ep gets to me every time, too.

      Like

  4. Oh man, that episode still gets me. I cannot watch the ending without choking.

    Like

    • Yes it’s amazing isn’t it ? I love that episode . I never tire of it.

      Lucas and Porter are definitely not the same by any means. I’m with Khandy there. Two different men with totally different mindsets; and with completely different performances from mr A.

      I too will be sad to see the end of Truce. Grapefruit eh ? Very interesting.

      Like

    • No matter how many times I have watched that episode – and I’ve lost count how many – I still recoil in shocked horror and stop breathing for a moment or two. So yes it may indeed be my favourite from S7.

      I’m also in agreement with those who see Lucas and JP as two totally different characters. I just re-watched Pilot for the GG series this afternoon and marveled all over again how he manages to become such a completely different person in each role that he plays. As Hermione commented in the S7 extra he is “sublime”!! Oh dear!! Am I back at the Vodka again? At least Servetus is sticking with the grapefruit!!

      Like

    • How serendipitous. I’m just about to watch that episode tonight. I’ve been rewatching S.7 all week (thanks to Khandy’s story – I’ve fallen in love all over with Lucas pre-John). The one thing I’m sad about is that I bought S.7 off of iTunes and it doesn’t give the extras you get with the DVD. So I’ve missed the Hermione interview. Don’t suppose someone has put that one on YouTube?

      Like

  5. That was a good episode, wasn’t it? Taut and suspenseful, but with plenty of “Malcolm obtains futuristic weapon using improbable computer program” nonsense. I’m also recalling that as one of the first episodes where we got to see a decisive, resourceful Lucas in action.

    Like

    • I love the “Malcolm obtains futuristic weapon using improbably compute rprogram” stuff, too. I just watched 6.8 last night, and was so impressed by how Malcolm used code he wrote on the spur of the moment and deposited onto a flash drive to foil a computer program that was going to put down the entire US satellite system for months.

      Like

  6. I actually cried over Dean’s death. And the expressions on the faces of Lucas and Ros. I wanted an AK or something to go after that rogue MI6 creep. Or one of Harry’s neckties? It was so moving. And the scene in the safe house dump? Big brother quality time with the lost youth…

    Like

  7. Love that word “overwrought” Servetus. I can just hear RA’s “Lady Denny” saying it to Venetia with that tremble in his voice!! Always makes me giggle even though the way he voices all the characters in the audiobooks he narrates are just one more thing that puts me in awe of his talents.

    Like

  8. Oops! Me again!! I meant to add – please Servetus, I hope you NEVER shut up!!

    Like

  9. A stirring episode and how does this picture manage to make his eyes look opaque and blue? The grief on his face, the desperation as he chases Dean…that is no John Bateman, ruthless killer.

    And I think its a “grapefruit day” for many of us!

    Like

    • Exactly, the eyes are astounding here. I was watching the episode and when I saw them I had to pause the player for awhile. I stole this cap — there’s a point, too, at which his pupils are framed by the whites of his eyes that’s even slightly more arresting.

      Like

  10. I watched this episode on the screen on Sunday. It has the same impact on me every time. The acting is marvellous from all concerned, but Richard is so intense I stop breathing!

    Like

    • I know. How does he DO that?

      Like

      • Spooks 7 was fantastic to me. Many times I found myself literally on the edge of my seat and biting my nails. (I watched it in segments on YouTube at night here in the office after everyone else had left). Even on repeated viewings, I still felt the adrenaline rush. This episode still resonates for me. Richard as Lucas is simply amazing. THIS is the Lucas North I know, love, admire, respect and believe in.

        Like

  11. Oh, what a sight to behold! The tension, the concentration. A favourite episode of mine in all of Spooks, and a highlight of series 7, my favourite series. The scene in the safehouse, where Lucas reveals that his father was a Methodist minister was beautiful – how they bonded, and how obviously Dean lacks and yearns for a father figure in his life. It is funny how he tries to imitate Lucas when he speaks to his mother later! Every time I watch it I think that Lucas is wasted in MI5. He should be a teacher, in a boys’ school, teaching languages and literature. I know he would be inspiring 🙂

    The MI6 creep, Sands, was truly evil, he even frightened Ros a bit, and I actually thought that he would come back in a later series to kill her.

    Poor Dean. What a cruel ending.

    D*rn, the producers who ordered lovely, brave Lucas to be destroyed by turning him into an amoral terrorist cum drug dealer should be , well, you can imagine what I want to do to them.

    Oh, the beauty of Lucas/Richard. Breathtaking. I liked his body in this episode – he was still very slim, but not as emaciated as in the first two episodes. Oh, and I am in love with his skin, as you know 😀 – I just want to touch it and the thought of how it feels amkes me drool, LOL!

    Uhm, I think I said too much…

    Like

    • yes, Lucas is a real role model here. This is off topic but it’s something that so many young people these days lack. I’m not sure why. But it means that you can have a lot of influence on a young person through even a brief encounter — and also that we should think about how we behave in these settings.

      You just said what many were thinking: the voice of a generation.

      Like

  12. That episode itself is the strongest reason for not reconciling Lucas 7 with Lucas 9. With Lucas 8, all right. Not 9. (Get over it, fitzg – nope) 9 simply happened in an evil parallel unviverse…

    Like

  13. Yes although I didn’t exactly become a Richard fan straight after this, i remember thinking at the time that it was nice to see him taking charge and being a leading man – I rewatched it recently and Dean’s death is so tragic – silly boy! I am also now unable to visit St Pancras station where it was filmed without thinking of this episode of Spooks.

    Like

    • I’m almost done with my Spooks backstory watching now, have gotten to 6.8, and I think I am finally starting to understand why people were upset when RPJ left. I didn’t think he was that great at the beginning but he has some super moments in 6.7 and 6.8 with Ros / Hermione Norris. They had some amazing chemistry.

      Like

  14. Oh!, Those “glorious” grapefruit days…

    They make us see and feel Mr A. even more amazing and unbearably touching.
    Hang in there Dr Servetus:-)

    Like

    • Thanks. Yes, it’s like he affects me more on days like that.

      Like

      • So we are back to the basic statement you already went through so many times: is it about him, or is it me, or combination of many things?
        Those days prove us that part of the effect he has on us is coming from our own perception of him, which is biased, or modified depending among others by our state of mind and (can I say it?) hormones, …

        He is THE Alfa male, no question asked. And we, females do react to this as well.

        Far from me the idea to reduce the effect of him or his work to just testosterone. Obviously, we all agree on the fact that Mr. A. is such a deep, talented and sensitive human being.
        I just wanted to point out that basic “animal like” vibes also have a part in the attraction.

        Like

        • I think that must be true (“animal” vibes) and yet I wonder how that gets through the screen.

          I was thinking yesterday that it’s *really* good for him that I’ll never meet him. The effect must be even more intense in person.

          Or maybe it’s that hormones cause certain kinds of perceptions in our minds to become more intense?

          Like

          • Well, I had thought I has successfully put this RA addiction behind me. How wrong I was. It’s back, with a vengeance. I even thought I had figured out why I was so drawn to him and had convinced myself that I could get passed it. How wrong I was. Servetus, as you know, there are many reasons why it’s been re-ignited but now, I’m not even sure I want to shut if off. Last night, I even dreamed about him…and boy was it ever a good dream. Unfortunately, one of my cats woke me up right in the middle of the best part. Darn! For now, I’ve decided to shut off the brain, stop thinking about why he has such a pull on me, stop feeling bad about that and just enjoy it. I need a little sunshine in my life.

            And Teuchter, I so understand your post below. That’s why I have Spooks (S.7 & 8), Strike Back and all his audiobooks on my iPod. I can take him with me wherever I go…

            Like

          • To have the kind of charisma and sex appeal and sheer animal magnetism he has–if you were to tell me the man is some sort of sorcerer, I wouldn’t completely disbelieve you. Because it is amazing and uncanny, the Armitage Affect.

            No doubt our hormones do have a certain effect–but it is also interesting to note Mr. Armitage ignites these feelings in females of all ages and phases of life. I don’t have “grapefruit” days anymore–but I sure do have days when I crave, crave, crave RA.

            @Teutcher,

            Don’t feel silly or pathetic, so many of us feel exactly as you do.

            When I went on the cruise last year, I took my Zune with several RA vids on it so I could enjoy his image while chilling on the Serenity Deck. Of course, I check in here when I get free moments during the day and always start the day checking RANet for the latest news and the POD.

            And who is it who has made no less than 14 RA videos since March 16? And you think YOU’RE obsessed? I rest my case. 😉

            Like

          • @ Servetus,
            Both the real person and hormones must get things more intense.
            Can you imagine meeting Mr A. in person during those days, … Houch!
            And I am sure you would behave very well in front of him, don’t you think?
            @ Angieklang,
            Sorcerer, that might be some new path to explore, …
            Magnetism and vibes might all come from there actually…Are we on a spell, then? Don’t want to get out of it.
            @ Calexore,
            Can the cats manage to spend the night out of your bedroom?
            You are right on that, we should just enjoy the ride sometimes, …

            Like

            • I’d do my best to behave but probably have to run away screaming. I wonder if one were in a relationship with someone like that if one would slowly become inured to his charms?

              Like

              • Probably to some degree you would realistically. I won’t say familiarity breeds contempt, but–just close proximity on a regular basis might dampen the intensity a bit?
                Also, could one’s heart actually take it if things didn’t become slightly less intense? (Of course, Layla is always going to find her John totally delicious 😉 ).

                Like

  15. I’m going to be quite honest here, even though I know I sound TOTALLY pathetic, but there are days when all I want to do is sit and gaze at him, in whatever form that may take, be it DVD, screencap, vid or pictures on my computer. When I was away for the weekend recently I wasn’t sure how I would “survive” without doing that as there was no Internet connection, no phone (except a pay-phone) and because of the mountainous location no cell phone connection either. Of course “survive” I did and admit to enjoying the peaceful atmosphere away from it all; but just in case I suddenly suffered severe “withdrawal symptoms” I had slipped a picture of “Lucas” from S7 inside my journal!! Yes, I did have to take a couple of peeks when my room-mate was doing something else (she has NO idea of this obsession) but I was very happy to be home again to indulge in this fantasy when the mood strikes me! Ask me to explain this?…that would be impossible! Can’t begin to, even to myself. So you see Servetus, the title of this posting is unbelievably apt in my case!!

    Like

    • Teutcher,
      I am SO with you on this.
      It does not sound pathetic, but so familiar… Sneaking from the kids and DH to watch just one hint of a picture of Mr A. on Dr Servetus blog when coming home from work….
      Because a full day at work is unbearable without being able to get “a fix”, … How could I call it?!?

      But I somehow wondered: How a thirty something years old, mother of three can sink in such a ridiculous, girly way of behaving….
      The AR effect…

      Like

    • Sorry, sorry sorry I meant Teuchter.
      Can I blame it on the AR effect?

      Like

      • He certainly has that effect on me but in your case and at your age I don’t find it in the least ridiculous. He is, at least, OLDER than you! However my case is SO much worse as I am over 70!!!! The mother of five and grandmother of 15!! So you see, way, WAY past my girlish years. Try explaining THAT to anyone!!!

        Like

        • I think that’s a great thing! It isn’t ridiculous at all. It’s a wonderful thing to have passionate feelings, whatever age we are. And RA is most conducive to passion. I’m rather hoping I still feel such passion when I’m well into my 70s too. My mom’s your age and she was pretty into Mr. Thornton when we watched it together not long ago…She might be a convert yet.

          Like

          • Agree about the hoping to feel passion at every age. I think that may be key to the whole Armitage effect. It’s like his acting calls forth the memories of certain kinds of emotions.

            Like

            • I’ve been going through and responding to comments on my videos at YT, and once again I am struck by the wellspring of emotions he brings forth in women of all ages. I mentioned hearing “Marry Me” by Train made me want to get married all over again (and yes, to my present husband, not RA) and seemed so perfect for a video for John and Margaret. A viewer admitted she had the same feelings even as an older married lady . . . we’ve commented before on how he makes us feel young and frisky and full of possibilities in the most glorious of ways . . .

              Like

              • When I watch his performance or intreviews my heart and body remind me that I have been 15…
                Mr A. is awaking our souls again, no matter how old our bodies are.

                If you remember Angieklang, my first post on this blog mentioned your very statment: watching Mr. A. made me being in love with my DH all over again.

                Like

        • @Teuchter, just a little follow-up…I showed my mom the Keffiyeh light green picture – winner of the Servetus survey during Fans2 and she was most definitely smitten. She called him ‘un vrai ténébreux’ (Frenchies here will know what I mean – something to the effect of dark/mysterious). I think we might have another convert on our hands. What clued me in was when she was watching N&S with me a few weeks back she said at the end of e.4 – ‘is it already over?’ – this from the woman who usually falls asleep within the first 15mins of a movie. And she agreed he was much sexier than Colin Firth (although we both still like Mr. Firth.)

          Like

          • Loved to hear that about your mom calexora! It is always a good feeling when someone “gets” him after seeing either a picture of him – in this case the light green eyes (who can resist his eyes I ask?) or something he has starred in. I could guess the gist of the French phrase you quoted! I hope she continues to be an admirer of his talents. I don’t think I would find it possible to sleep with him on the screen in front of me!!

            N&S was a series that resonated with so many of us. I loaned it to a girl at church and when she returned it, admitted that although she normally did not watch TV in the afternoon, she had put it on, and as she said herself, “four hours later…..!!!” I know the feeling! Once you start watching it you don’t want to stop!! She did not become a “convert” as far as I know but at least she appreciated what a wonderful series it was and was especially taken with RA!!

            Like

    • I’m so with you on this. The first time I ever printed a picture of him was when I was going to be taking a transatlantic flight and didn’t know if I could go that long without being able to catch a glimpse of him.

      Like

      • I’m just wondering how the poor chap and “the object of our affection” (or should that read obsession) would react if he ever read any of this stuff. I’m positive he would find it quite acceptable from you “young ‘uns” but would undoubtedly have a totally different reaction when it came to the likes of me!!

        Like

        • You made me laugh so much, thank you! We are all in the same boat… Could we call it “Obffection”?

          Please, Teuchter, do not put a burden on your age!
          The fact that you get those reactions is quite a compliment for Mr A., meaning that he reaches us all.
          Moreover, there is NO age to feel, dream, love and DARE…
          Thanks G… and it might even get better with time.
          And we have a French expression to support this: “The best soups are made in the older pots…”
          So I hope to be still be moved as you are when I will reach your age.
          I also wondered sometimes what he might think if he ever found out about our giggling…
          What might impress him should not be the giggling, but the overwhelmingly tremendously huge number of giggling happening at once.

          Like

          • Oh dear girl! You just made me cry! That was so sweet of you to say all that! You honestly made my day! To add to it I’ve just been reading some of Khandy’s fanfics and just a few moments ago my granddaughter came in with a parcel for me. My “Sylvester” audiobook has arrived! Yay!!!! Now if I just had the CD player I plan to buy I could, to paraphrase what one lady wrote, “quite happily have taken Sylvester AND Richard Armitage to bed!!” Now all giggle together!!

            Like

            • You made me smile, and think, then smile again.
              I hope you will enjoy Sylvester very soon!
              Sylvester AND Mr.A, hum, …
              giggle, giggle, giggle, …

              Like

    • I should have mentioned that the picture I mentioned that I “hid” in my journal is one where he is wearing the “pea-coat” with the collar up taken from the scene where he and Ros meet “Marlin”. His eyes always seem extra beautiful in that scene especially in close-ups where you see his amazing lashes. Sorry, drooling again!!

      Like

  16. S7.6 shocked me totally. Maybe because I started watching Spooks from the 7 Series. I love this series and I still can not come to terms with S9. I admit that I could not tear my eyes from him.
    Like the ladies here, if even for a moment didn’t look at one of the web with RA, then I decide my day to be wasted. And still and still ask myself why is that? What is wrong with me that I can not stop? I conclude that, also after reading the comments (reaction) by other ladies, that everything with me (us) is OK. It seems to me that most of us have just a kind of sensitivity. And this sensitivity makes me prone to ArmitageEffect (or as I call it magic of RA). And it is in how old you are, there is no completely irrelevant. So I am glad that I’m in such a worthy group

    Like

  17. Ah Teuchter, I’m close behind you, and son is a mere 5 yrs younger than our gentleman. I try to keep SOME objectivity; but as you know, Angie…

    I’s love to meet him! But preferably not as a “fan”. Preferably in some more neutral environment – as script writer? (dream on). TV/radio interviewer? (more unlikely). Still, it’s possible to fantasise being the reference librarian in a British libraary, and responding VERY professionally 🙂 to his hunt for material on MI5/SAS/medieval background. (Just).

    Let’s simply go with it. He has a long career ahead, for which he’s supremely qualified and prepared.

    Like

    • I’d like to be the gal who sells him a newspaper every morning on his way to the Tube.

      Like

    • Someone in this blog mentioned earlier that “she was the friend Mr.A. had not met yet”.
      To some extend, I truly believe that we all, from this particular boat, can consider ourselves like friends that have not met him yet. Because at the end of the day, after all our giggling, drooling and fantasy we are still decent ladies for whom the final hope is that he would find in his life fulfillment, love and serenity.
      OK, back to earth, friendship is supposed to be shared, I know!

      And on the same line, I would not want to meet him and be introduced as “a fan”, yeuck! But rather through regular (of course) professional contact. Still trying to figure out which one though… The best way to show him respect would be to react as “normal” as possible to his presence, stare, smile, name it …

      Like

      • I’m sorry, what did you say your name was? And you’re an actor? Oh, I don’t really follow television and film …. 🙂

        Like

  18. I love realising that I’m in the same boat as everyone here, hopelessly fascinated, captivated and obsessed after well over a year. I thought the passion for this actor would abate, but it’s worsening. Now I can no longer go a whole working day without seeing or reading about him, but check websites during my breaks. I have given no explanation to my co-workers as I assume them to be too sensible to succumb to fangirl/fanboy behaviour so they must wonder if I’m having a severe mid-life crisis.

    Like

    • Ditto. I think this man should come with a warning: DO NOT GAZE UPON, LISTEN TO, OR READ ABOUT at your own risk.

      The following side effects have been reported by at least 99.99% of people partaking in RA. Many of these side effects can be managed, but most will not go away on their own over time:

      – increased sexual desire or fantasizing (may extend beyond RA)
      – dizziness, particularly prevalent when RA is taken during ‘grapefruit’ days
      – drowsiness, likely if RA dose exceeds 12 consecutive hours
      – nervousness should RA be encountered in RL
      – sleep disturbance (but may be pleasurable if RA-related dream occurs)
      – dependance on internet, DVDs, audiobooks that contain RA,
      – development of technological skills in order to better express fascination and love of RA (or to facilitate finding RA)
      – fast or irregular heartbeat, when listening to or looking at RA (or products that contain RA, such as Guy, Lucas, John’s’)
      – fast talking and excited feelings or actions that are out of control
      – appearance of strange, unexplained behaviour such as internet surfing in public areas to get RA fix
      – excessive RA-related expenditures

      Seek immediate medical attention if any of the following occur:

      – Difficulty breathing
      – Uncontrollable screaming when RA is encountered in RL

      After you stop taking RA (that is, if you are able to), your body may need time to adjust. The length of time this takes depends on the amount of RA-related products you were consuming and how long you used it. During this period of time, check with your favorite RA-fansite if you notice any of the following side effects as they may be able to recommend a support group:

      abnormal dreams
      agitation
      anxiety
      difficulty concentrating
      dizziness
      headache
      nausea
      trembling or shaking
      sensations similar to electric shocks

      Some people may experience side effects other than those listed.

      Like

      • @calexora: You’ve diagnosed our delicious malaise. Your esploration of RA-mania should slot nicely in the DSM-1V Diagnoses and Codes between Pyromania and Reactive Attachment Disorder.

        Like

      • I’ll definitely insert this in the drafts for the next permutation of the DSM …

        Like

      • @calexora. Do you know I can put a tick next to almost all of the first set of side effects. You are SO right when you say he should come with a warning!! I found that once you “gaze”, “listen” or “read” then you are a gonner. That is what happened to me! I know this is something that one doesn’t recover from! However, may I say that the side effects caused by NOT taking RA sound so severe that I won’t even contemplate it.

        Like

        • Agree! I was thinking after I wrote this that it should come with the list of ailments that RA relieves, i.e. recommended usage…Now that could be a fun post…Any suggestions ladies? (and men? I’m sure he appeals to both sexes…how could he not!?)

          Like

          • We’ve gotten one poster in the entire history of this blog that admits to being a man.

            Like

            • Ya, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t more out there lurking….BTW I converted a very heterosexual male colleague to RA. He doesn’t have a crush on RA (that he admits to) but well, he did go out of his way to find Spooks S.7,8,9 after he watched Strike Back and consumed all of these in less than a week…So I suspect there are many men (of all inclinations) that might secretly like/admire him too :).

              Like

          • You should come up with that list calexora! I think it would be a long one. I honestly believe he has done wonders for me! I feel YEARS younger than I really am. I also believe that there are men to whom he appeals although not in the same way perhaps as he does to us. I think they would find him a man’s man! One of my sons was incredibly impressed by the scene in S8 in which Lucas has that flash-back to his time in prison when he was about to hang himself. He found it amazing what he did with, as Richard said, was essentially a stage direction, “Lucas considers hanging himself” and he said he found it really difficult because “it’s psychologically how does a character get to that point” before he “does something as shocking as that!” Looking at that scene always has a profound effect on me as he makes you feel his pain. I cannot fathom how anyone could watch it and NOT be moved. This scene is another reason why Lucas’ character assassination in Series 9 upset me so much.

            Like

            • I know, that scene is arresting. Sometimes I have one of his shows playing in the background while I’m doing something else. But there are few particular scenes (like that one) throughout his body of work that, every time they are playing, I have to stop and give it my full attention.

              He has such talent – to be able to get himself in the mindset to convincingly convey what that character would have been going through at that point, is just amazing to me. I imagine he must have a lot of empathy for others if he is so adept at putting himself in other’s shoes.

              Like

  19. I could say I’m having a later-middle age crisis. But the gentleman’s acting expertise overcomes the scruples. 😀 Just discerning women, we are. Is there a talent-scout job going anywhere?

    Like

  20. I believe Angie told me some time ago that we all have the “good taste” gene when it comes to RA and that is why he affects us the way he does. Can I be EXTRA silly for a moment and ask, could there be such a thing as an RA gene? It would be something we women of good taste just “have” and so can accept it without question regardless of age or marital status; not let it bother us in any way, nor question our sanity; not think we are weird or unusual; be happy that it will always be there and never diminish; then just sit back, accept it for what it is and enjoy the ride!! Told you it was silly!!

    Like

  21. Doesn’t bother teuchter love! Son just rolls his eyes. Then did internet research and presented the Gently DVD for Christmas.

    Very practical in RL, so family and friends forgive the (occasional) flights of fantasy etc.

    Seriously, nothwithstanding a long “relationship” with the Scot, this bloke’s talent is of a different (sort of similar, but not quite) nature. He is an actor.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

 
%d bloggers like this: