The Inaugural Post- Preoccupied With Richard

armitage3Collages1I find myself so bemused, here at my desk, embarking on a blog. In all likelihood few will read it, as I have no plans to really announce myself as a blogger to my real life circle, nor do I know if or how I should go about promoting my blog to others suffering the Richard Armitage Syndrome. I do know this: not one person in my real life knows much about Richard, aside from what I myself have told them, and that he plays a comparatively hunky dwarf in The Hobbit films.

 

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Hubby’s idea of a Richard Joke

That’s not entirely true. My husband knows who Richard Armitage is. He’s an attentive husband. A tolerant husband. How could he help but notice the sudden forum memberships, the appearance of a region-free DVD player and the arrival of multiple new DVDs, the impulsive decision to travel to London? Not long after I announced my fond desire to spend a small fortune attending The Crucible, I found this gem, courtesy of the Hubby, as the desktop image at the house. Hubby delights me time and again. He didn’t care to travel to London, but he gave his blessing and reminded me that I only fawn after Richard because he reminds my of my spouse….

Fridge

Fridge Rules: Each post must contain at least one cute, fluffy animal along with sex appeal.

My employees know who Richard Armitage is, as he features more than once on the community “puppy/kitten display” on our laboratory fridge, shown here in all its unapologetically exploitative glory. That, and I just left them for 10 days to travel to the UK, merely because he starred in a play and I had to be there. I did have to endure some ribbing, as they claimed they would hide the controlled drugs and cautioned me that any attempt to abduct Richard would result in imprisonment and/or deportation. The cheekiness!

My mom, probably more than anyone, knows how much I’ve lost my mind over Richard. As my travel companion to the U.K., it would be difficult for her to not realize the extent to which I’ve involved myself in this fandom. She was, however, game enough to accompany me to the Stage Door twice, and having watched the Crucible with me twice, she, more than anyone, now understands at least my intense admiration for his talent.

In this blog, I will publish my musings and my experiences pertaining to Richard Armitage. No telling how long my Affliction will last, or how dedicated a blogger I will become. I don’t know whether to hope it’s temporary or hope it’s here to stay.

This concludes my first blog entry. I believe it’s time to see a dog about his ear. =)

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35 comments

  1. kelbel75 · September 10, 2014

    yay! a new Armitage blogger! welcome to the madness 😀 (I’m jealous that your husband knows it’s all in good fun. mine isn’t quite there yet 😛 )

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    • jholland · September 10, 2014

      Very blessed indeed. He came around pretty quickly. He softened when he heard accounts of RA’s kind and humble ways. And then there was Strike Back. =)

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  2. Servetus · September 10, 2014

    Welcome!

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  3. Servetus · September 10, 2014

    Reblogged this on Me + Richard Armitage and commented:
    Here’s what looks like a new Richard Armitage blog — it’s been a while since we could greet someone new. Welcome!

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  4. guylty · September 10, 2014

    “In all likelihood few will read it, as I have no plans to really announce myself as a blogger to my real life circle, nor do I know if or how I should go about promoting my blog to others suffering the Richard Armitage Syndrome.” Well, you are doing fine – subscribing to my blog has meant that I had to check you out *gg* So here I am. Expecting more. Oh, and you have just been announced to Armitage world thanks to Servetus. Expect an onslaught. Your stats will never be the same again. *ggg*
    Looking forward to getting the lowdown on your SD experiences now.

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    • Servetus · September 10, 2014

      yeah, sorry — subscribing to the blog with your own blog is a dead giveaway … but I can take down my post if you want.

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      • guylty · September 10, 2014

        Hey, I was just joking, Serv 🙂 You’re reblogs are a great way of finding stuff. Was not meant as a snide comment from me!

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        • Servetus · September 10, 2014

          No, I’m never sure whether people want to be discovered or not — in general though hits tend to make people happy so I try to facilitate that 🙂

          in any case, welcome to Preoccupied!

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      • jholland · September 10, 2014

        Shameless, I know! lol
        I never expected to be reblogged, so thank you! I’ve lurked on all the blogs I subscribed to, and more, for a long time.

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        • Servetus · September 10, 2014

          yes, SO shameless. Admitting that you lurk. Horrid!!! (hugs)

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    • jholland · September 10, 2014

      They’re coming. An exhaustive account! =)

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  5. guylty · September 10, 2014

    Something is going wrong with your blog right now. All commentators are called jholland and except for my own avatar everyone else has Serv’s avatar. Unless my computer is experiencing some kind of incident 😀

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    • Servetus · September 10, 2014

      The Servplan for world domination. I see this, too.

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      • guylty · September 10, 2014

        LOL. jholland, can you leave the preoccupationwitharmitage aside for a moment? We are worried! It looks like we are all becoming one…

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    • jholland · September 10, 2014

      I have no Earthly idea how to fix this. I see it too, but thought it might just be me. Now I know. I’ll, ah, look into it.

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      • guylty · September 10, 2014

        Well, now we are our own avatars – but we are still all you by name *ggg*. It’ll probably right itself. (Hope that doesn’t put you off. Birthing pains :-D)

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        • jholland · September 11, 2014

          My birthing pains have passed, it seems. They fixed it! I think I’ll return to my preoccupationwitharmitage now.

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        • guylty · September 11, 2014

          Yay. Hope to see more fruits of that labour, soon 😀

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  6. jholland · September 10, 2014

    Hope it doesn’t put YOU off. Don’t Ever comment on preoccupiedwitharmitage… she steals your name….

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  7. Gratiana Lovelace · September 10, 2014

    Grati here. Welcome to Richard Armitage Blogging! Glad to have another RA admirer in the mix. It’s gReAt that you were able to see him in The Crucible and meet him at the stage door–with your Mom, no less.

    P.S. And your comment thread here does look like “jholland multiplicity” is going on. Ha! I’ve never seen this glitch before. I had a doozy of a glitch of my own when I first started blogging. I must have hovered over create new blog and I had two blogs that went to the same blog address–I called one the shadow blog. But I couldn’t tell which blog I was blogging to. Thankfully, the WordPress Happiness Engineers–that is what they call themselves–fixed the technical issue for me, and it was smooth sailing since then. So if your glitch continues, be sure to call on the WordPress Happiness Engineers

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    • jholland · September 10, 2014

      Thank you for the welcome! I’m shocked anyone is here, but I shouldn’t be, given the quality of loveliness common to our fandom. And I see your comment is labeled jholland as well. Sigh. I did some research on this little name-nabbing tendency of mine, and came up with exactly zilch. I couldn’t ever find any contact links for the WordPress Happiness Engineers! Where can they be found?

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  8. Faboamanto · September 10, 2014

    Welcome to the blogging madness 🙂

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    • jholland · September 11, 2014

      Thank you! Can’t believe I’m doing it. lol =)

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  9. Perry · September 10, 2014

    Welcome JHolland. Try support – put in a question on the WordPress forum and see what happens. Be patient. It took me about 25 hours to get my first post up.

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    • jholland · September 11, 2014

      Have done… now we wait. Thanks for the welcome- love your site!

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      • Perry · September 11, 2014

        Thanks. Looking forward to more from you.

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  10. Helen · September 11, 2014

    Welcome from me too… And congrats on coming clean to your husband 😉 (and choosing one with a great sense of humour!)

    Helen

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    • jholland · September 11, 2014

      I’m keeping the blog on the down-low, though. I’m sure he’ll figure it out eventually. =)

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  11. trudystattle · September 11, 2014

    Welcome to the all the Richard love found in sharing/blogging! You’re out now in the fandom, but your RL friends may still not know…
    At least it’s comforting to know you’re not the first, nor the last to have this ‘problem.’ Right? 🙂

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