Blog Introspection Challenge 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6





blog-intro-challengeWell, we’re back from our water park adventure! (Sheesh… nothing like a vacation to stress you out… young love’s eye relapsed with one herpes blister but luckily a timely intervention with antiviral medication put a quick stop to it, and little sister slipped on the steps in the kiddie pool and split her chin open, requiring 3 stitches! We still had a blast though, with both kids requesting a return next weekend. LOL- nope!)



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So I’m back to blogging Richard Armitage and re-commencing blogger omphaloskepsis as per Guylty’s directives.

Exactly That

Preoccupied. With Him.

2. The significance of your blog’s name:

I think it’s self-explanatory. I’m a bit preoccupied with Richard Armitage. I wanted the title of the blog to reflect my situation. =)





forgive me

I guess every blogger has her little idiosyncracies.

3. What’s your (usual) blogging process?

Well, I generally just start typing whatever it is I have to say. I’ll compose words first, then usually find or create images to illustrate or entertain, and enter them to the left or right of the text, most often paying little attention to the original source of the image and failing to cite sources (bad blogger!) I sometimes like to go back and put a few phrases in bold, and I don’t know why I do that exactly and hope it doesn’t annoy the crap out of the audience. Then I preview the post, which is where I seem better able to catch any errors or typos I may have made. Most often I publish right after that, though a couple of times I’ve written something in advance and published it on a certain day, such as when I published our love story as a sort of tribute to Hubby on our 13 year anniversary.

4. What’s your favorite post?

Armitage Dogs

The Russian Asset and Richard’s Fluffy Puff

OK, I’m going to have to give two. So for 2014 it was my super ridiculous dream when Richard Armitage (or was it Lucas North?) arrived at my vet office ready to adopt a dog. The dream was pretty fantastic and the write-up was both funny and popular, drawing a lot of fun comments. I have published several dreams and I assure you they were all real dreams that I have had, despite certain commentators nudging me to just make them up if they don’t come naturally. I’ve had a real dry spell lately and that’s too bad, but maybe we’ll have something frightful coming when Dolarhyde enters the subconscious arena. Not sure whether to hope for that or not. =)


I *think* this edit was by thranduilea. Makes me giggle every time.

For 2015 I would have to say it was my Nipplegate Spoof, which was also utterly ridiculous (seems to be a pattern here!) and has been viewed a laughable number of times by me, myself and I whenever I need a good chuckle. I think I’ve written three spoofs and enjoyed each of my absurdities more than the last. So as soon as a new spoof-worthy situation arises, I’m looking forward to more.






My most-clicked image. Can’t figure out why….

5. Which Post Got The Most Views?

This one’s easy, and not unlike Perry’s situation, it wasn’t anything that took a lot of effort on my part. It was when images of shirtless John Proctor hit social media, and I posted my edit of those photos in my Damn! Another Spontaneous Ovarian Combustion update. This post is easily the most viewed, ladies. Now, it may be in part to Servetus having re-blogged it, but the thing is, it gets views on a daily basis and it’s high enough in the google image search ratings that my blog almost got outed the day my surgery tech was showing me encouraging images during a real endurance challenge in the surgical suite. LOL.

100 Armitage Photos4

Yep. This one continues to give. I won’t specify what.

6. Which post continues to give?

Well, if this question means which post brings the most traffic, it’s the Spontaneous Ovarian Combustion post above. If it means which post brings me the most pleasure, it’s probably my spoofs because like I said, I myself revisit those on a regular basis. I also enjoy my own Not Quite 100 Armitage images post, which provides a lot of eye-candy when I need a boost.


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So there you have it. Knocked out several questions today and maybe caught up with a few of the other Armitage bloggers who have been participating. Thanks again, Guylty, for livening up the blogosphere and inspiring all of us to navel-gaze!


  1. Perry · June 1, 2015

    I’m quite smitten with your spoofs, especially Nipplegate. And yes, we can commiserate over the wildly popular posts that only had images. Sorry about the little one falling and splitting – but as long as you all thought of it as a good vacation, that’s what counts.

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    • jholland · June 1, 2015

      Thank you! Yes, those nipples had me firing on all cylinders! =) And we did have a lot of fun and so many laughs on our vacation. I must hand it to the little girl- she’s a trooper. We left Hubby behind when we went for the stitches. If anyone would have NOT handled that well, it was her Daddy. =)


  2. Hariclea · June 1, 2015

    Upd glad kids ok and aren’t they great bouncing back quickly from troubles 🙂 thanks for reminding me of the posts just gave the counter a few more boosts 🙂


    • jholland · June 1, 2015

      They’re regular bouncy balls!! Hope your vacation is less eventful in the medical realm. Lol.

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  3. Servetus · June 1, 2015

    I will long hold your Nipplegate post in pleasant memory. Glad everyone still in one piece. Childhood is really dangerous.


    • jholland · June 1, 2015

      Thanks! And yeah… those kiddie pools. Hazardous, I tell you. She really hates her sutures. She demands a bandaid over the area because she doesn’t want anyone to think she’s grown chin whiskers. =)


  4. Servetus · June 1, 2015

    Oh, and — I remember thinking when your blog appeared that it had a really great title. One of those “why didn’t I think of that?” when I struggled all those months with the term “obsessed” not feeling really appropriate except in ironic usage.


    • jholland · June 1, 2015

      Yeah, the name came to me immediately, with no deep pondering or agonizing. As soon as the word “preoccupied” came to mind, I googled preoccupied with armitage, preoccupied with richard, and a few other similar phrases, thinking it was so obvious it was probably taken, and that was the only moment of doubt I had, worrying about how long it might take to come up with an alternative. Huge relief when there weren’t any preoccupied RA blogs!

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