Resurfacing !

Mr. Thornton (Richard Armitage) listening as the police officer reassures him after the strike has been broken, in episode 2 of North & South. My caps.

So, I went with two full days of Rosh Hashanah and about half of a Sabbath. Mostly because Rosh Hashanah was unexpectedly intense, grapefruit was impending yesterday and I knew I wouldn’t make it through the whole day physically today without some Armitage to distract me. Also I started to wonder whether my students had managed all of the “end of paper” obstacles on their own or whether there’d be a ton of worried email awaiting me. Despite all that, my mood is great and I’m looking forward to posting and commenting again. Thanks to everyone who left a comment during my religious vacation!

One thing I have to say immediately is something that made me immensely happy to learn: the news for for 29th September includes an announcement that they will be an affiliate and donating proceeds to charity. This is something I’ve wanted to do for some time and have been dithering about due to moves, tax issues, etc. I’m really thrilled they’re doing it, though, and until I do get myself together enough to do it myself, if that every happens, I’m going to be directing traffic over there regularly. This is really a super gesture on their part and makes me love Armitageworld again and again. Way to go, guys.

OK. More soon!

~ by Servetus on October 1, 2011.

14 Responses to “Resurfacing !”

  1. Welcome back! We kept the place clean while you were gone. 😉


  2. Servetus, it´s good to have you back. I´m glad you feel quite alright, even though I´m not so familiar with Rosh Hashanah and what´s all coming with it.


  3. I feel for you and midterms, Servetus,

    Right after getting my masters, years ago, I had 210 students in 6 course wih four preps. Yup, I was the grunt. And I managed to assign 5 page mini papers to my 90 students in 3 sections of one class, while my 60 upper division students in two sections of 30 students each of that class had 10 page papers. All of these papers were due to me at the same time frame–which meant I had to grade them all. Ha! I never did that again.

    Cheers! Grati ;->


    • Everybody does that once — and if she lives to survive, she thinks about it more carefully the next time 🙂


  4. Welcome back servetus. I’ve taken advantage of your break to catch up on some of your previous posts. Gradually getting through them, up to November 2010! I’ve spent more time than I care to admit sitting at my laptop reading your posts and all the comments, let’s just say it’s lucky I’ve been home alone this weekend 😉 ! Husband away and son off doing his own thing. I want to say how much I am enjoying your blog, and the contributions of the regular and not so regular commenters. I have been an RA fan for a while, following sites such as RANet for information on Richard, but am new to blogs such as this. I have happily settled on just two, this one and frenz’s (commented a couple of times on calorexa’s but hers has moved to being private), because they are respectful and thoughtful, but we have permission to drool and sigh over RA as well ;)! Your posts and accompanying comments have made me think more deeply about what I have watched one minute and giggle hysterically at the banter between you all the next; my views have been challenged and I’ve been brought to the point of tears. I am no academic, and don’t pretend to understand everything you have written, but I read it anyway and try to learn something.
    My RA crush is a secret one, so to be able to read/share what is in my well and truly middle-aged heart and feel a kindred spirit among posters here is a wonderful feeling.
    Thankyou 🙂


    • Mezz, you’re not alone: the last paragraph applies as well to me as if I myself had written it. 🙂


    • Thanks for the many kind words, Mezz. I’m glad to read that “back issues” are still of value to newcomers. We’ve been glad to have you here.


      • Thanks servetus. Having been unable to watch Spooks S9 again after e3, the “back issues” discussing the episodes of that series have made interesting reading. Bit by bit, looking at screencaps and even the videos, it seems to be helping me come to terms with the whole debacle (I’m not talking about RA’s acting here) and I’ll reach the point where I’m ready to watch the whole season in its entirety. Kind of like those therapy sessions where a patient is helped to overcome a phobia LOL!


  5. Mmm, grapefruit days and Armitage! I need no such excuse. Any absence of any length and the need builds up relentlessly. Luckily, BBC Entertainment has seen fit to assuage the thirst with a double bill of Spooks 8 from this Saturday. Lucas North on my screen – bliss, and worth a mountain of grapefruit!


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