it is nuts, how happy a new sighting still makes me feel.
~ by Servetus on March 12, 2017.
Posted in Richard Armitage Tags: me, richard armitage
I am left wondering – was he leaving New York for Berlin or coming into New York from somewhere?
sparkhouse1 said this on March 12, 2017 at 4:55 am | Reply
I’m guessing arriving JFK, because there was a driver waiting for him with a sign. No reason for anyone to pick him up if he was leaving.
Servetus said this on March 12, 2017 at 4:57 am | Reply
That’s what I thought too, because of the sign. But I also wondered because I thought Berlin shooting starts in March.
sparkhouse1 said this on March 12, 2017 at 5:12 am | Reply
I was thrilled in the moment as well, but in hindsight I’m not sure about his being caught. I guess it’s okay since it was a happy coincidence, and not a stalker. 📱 📷
janesteinmiller said this on March 12, 2017 at 5:32 am | Reply
an airport is a public place.
Servetus said this on March 12, 2017 at 5:33 am | Reply
He’s just Dorian Gray-ing it! In the 2 or so years I’ve been in his fandom, I don’t think I’ve ever thought, ” wow, RA is looking old today!”
He’s also mastered the art of looking awesome coming off a plane. I’m always a mess!
mimreckoner said this on March 12, 2017 at 5:54 am | Reply
it probably helps if you go first class.
But I agree — from this glimpse, anyway, he looks fantastic. Well, maybe he had a date planned.
Servetus said this on March 12, 2017 at 5:57 am | Reply
1st class probably helps. But it’s the same stuffy air, and sleeping in one’s clothes. It’s definitely an art!
How late was this btw?
mimreckoner said this on March 12, 2017 at 6:04 am | Reply
She posted it at about 10 p.m. US Central time, so it would have been before that, not sure how much. I.e., he wouldn’t necessarily have slept, although he might have (and I always do on planes).
Servetus said this on March 12, 2017 at 5:24 pm | Reply
Wouldn’t it be fun to be the one to just happen to see him? I don’t think I could get myself together enough to take a quick pic though!
SueBC said this on March 12, 2017 at 6:32 am | Reply
me either. My phone is almost always off.
I don’t think it’s nuts at all! The thrill I get with a new sighting is just as strong now as it ever was. 🙂
Mezz said this on March 12, 2017 at 10:26 am | Reply
I so agree you both. The pic brings instant joy.
Wendy said this on March 12, 2017 at 11:49 am | Reply
What Mezz said! 😉 When I saw this pic, my brain/heart giggled, “He’s baaa-aack!”
(I apologize if this is a duplicate. I responded earlier, but it disappeared.)
zan said this on March 12, 2017 at 4:15 pm | Reply
Sorry — not sure why this went to trash.
Servetus said this on March 12, 2017 at 9:35 pm | Reply
Oh always happy to get a glimpse 😊 love those energetic strides
Hariclea said this on March 12, 2017 at 1:51 pm | Reply
Yeah. You know he probably has all his defensive mechanisms on but there’s something sexy about it.
Servetus said this on March 12, 2017 at 5:35 pm | Reply
Heartily agree…so sexy!
Chazak said this on March 13, 2017 at 3:20 pm | Reply
maybe it’s b/c he’s got his alarms on. Makes him seem a little more dangerous.
Servetus said this on March 13, 2017 at 8:38 pm | Reply
If I would see him at an airport or station I would be paralysed with open mouth and couldn’t take a pic. Lucky one who has had a good reaction and who makes us also feeling happy.
Be66 Seltz said this on March 12, 2017 at 2:27 pm | Reply
yeah, I’m always impressed at how on top of things people are in these situations.
Happy but sorry too It becomes a bleak story. It seems like: I just recognize, starving fans anymore only settling for bread crumbs .
squirrel.0072 said this on March 12, 2017 at 3:22 pm | Reply
I’m sorry you see it that way; I don’t. We have hundreds if not thousands of pictures of him to look at, so this is hardly breadcrumbs. I’m not happy because of scarcity. I’m happy because seeing pictures of him makes me happy.
Servetus said this on March 12, 2017 at 5:36 pm | Reply
I agree WITH YOU, scarcity but quality. If he could be more appreciate, recognized for his talent, I should blow my socks off.
squirrel.0072 said this on March 12, 2017 at 9:33 pm | Reply
I’m glad to see an actual fan take the photo, instead of paparazzi. One of the things I find most appealing about him compared to other actors is how quiet he is. He’s out there doing PR when he needs to but returns to his private life and keeps it private. I’ve observed other fandoms and RA’s fans are a pretty stable group, aside from his tweet removals and a bit of bickering. There is something to be said for having a clear boundary between public and private, I think that keeps his fans relatively stable. No scandals or endless paparazzi photos of his every move. When he does surface it’s much more special. He doesn’t exhaust us with his public persona.
elizabethrubens said this on March 12, 2017 at 7:07 pm | Reply
He’s not really “worth it” for photographers to lie in wait for, though, either. Not clear whether those photos would have any resale value. And he learned his lesson about saying he was getting on a plane in 2015 — doubt he will ever do that again.
Servetus said this on March 13, 2017 at 8:47 pm | Reply
Liked the sighting too. Wherever he was was arriving from, he had quite a load of luggage. Twice as much as I took on a three-week trip. Of course, I don’t have to look good while travelling. No one is likely to snap a photo of me striding through an airport (thank God) . I agree that going first class is the best way to preserve good looks while flying. Nothing is worse than sitting in a crappy seat for hours, with the seatback in front of you eight inches from your face. At the very least he gets a nice hot towel to wipe his pretty face with before exiting the plane.
Kathy Jones said this on March 12, 2017 at 7:45 pm | Reply
I suspect that he looks good even without the towel … 🙂
Servetus said this on March 13, 2017 at 8:46 pm | Reply
You are right. The only way a hot towel would improve my looks would be if I wore it over my face.
Kathy Jones said this on March 14, 2017 at 4:53 am | Reply
that’s not true. I’ve seen your face.
Servetus said this on March 14, 2017 at 4:57 am | Reply
I know, right? I feel giddy as a school girl – Silly, really, at my age 🙂
I always wonder about the size of RA’s luggage…I pack a lot of stuff, but my suitcase is never as big as his. This is not what I call light travelling.
Mermaid said this on March 12, 2017 at 8:24 pm | Reply
well, I think he was there three weeks, so if you think normal clothes plus exercise clothes, plus stuff you can wear to be made up, plus one or two things for “nice,” it does start to run into volume. I wonder if he carries “creature comforts” at all. It’s one of the most common recommendations for people who spend a lot of time in hotel rooms or rented apartments — bring five or six things that make you feel at home.
Servetus said this on March 13, 2017 at 8:41 pm | Reply
Peut-être cette grande valise contient toute une collection variée de chaussures à tête de chien?
Les noms suivants ont été choisis en référence à des lieux fréquentés par RArmitage, à des noms de l’acteur dans des films, à des fans qui se reconnaitront, … Barzoï, Basset artésien normand, Berger de l’Atlas, Berger Australien, Berger catalan, Braque de Weimar, Briquet griffon vendéen, Bulldog anglais, Cavalier King Charles, Chien d’Arrêt de Bohême, Chien de Canaan, Cocker américain, Dalmatien, Dogue allemand, Lévrier afghan, Lévrier irlandais, Pékinois, Podenco canario, Saint-Bernard, Retriever de la Nouvelle-Écosse, Smous des Pays-Bas, Terrier tibétain, West Highland White Terrier…)
Coucou à la charmante vétérinaire qui aime la couture!
squirrel.0072 said this on March 14, 2017 at 8:59 pm | Reply
or perhaps the accompanying clothing for someone leading any of these dogs … I wonder if he bought those Givenchy shoes after they finished filming.
Servetus said this on March 14, 2017 at 10:10 pm | Reply
Why not ?
Well, if I were in his shoes, perhaps, I would offer them to a close friend who likes canidae, because I definitely prefer felines.
miaou against woof!
squirrel.0072 said this on March 15, 2017 at 12:38 am | Reply
The thrill of finding Wally… er Richie! I love these sightings too. 🙂
Esther said this on March 12, 2017 at 8:54 pm | Reply
and given how often he must travel there are so few of them. As you say, there are constant airport sightings of Colin Firth.
Servetus said this on March 13, 2017 at 8:39 pm | Reply
I think Colin is just more instantly recognized than Richard is.
Esther said this on March 14, 2017 at 12:48 pm | Reply
I repeat the bloke is a ninja. He’s a master of hiding in plain sight.
Fatima said this on March 14, 2017 at 12:28 am | Reply
I agree. I even have a theory about how he does it now.
Be66 Seltz said this on March 16, 2017 at 11:47 am | Reply
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