THUD Thursday!  Richard Armitage’s enigmatic eyes!, July 12, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1172)

Well friends, The “eyes” have it in this gif from the 2013 Esquire video of the talented British Actor Richard Armitage getting red carpet ready!  Sighhh!

Thanks for sjcb for the link to Mezzmerized by Richard’s gif:


And for those of you who like the full experience … Below is the full short video shared by Laura Day (Thanks!):

Hope you have a gReAt day! Cheers!

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Majestic Monday!  Richard Armitage as Thorin gazing at Erebor key, July 02, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1171)

With the talented British actor Richard Armitage portraying Thorin Oakenshield’s unbridled desire in THDofS (2013) when gazing at his Erebor Mountain key with such smouldering intensity, I have but one thing to say … “Ohhhh, to be that key!” Sighhh!  THUD!


Wishing you a lovely day! Hugs  & Cheers! Grati ;->

Image link, with thanks, to Miki & Terra di Mezzo.


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The U.S. immigrant family separation policy needs to cease, June 20, 2018  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1170)

The U.S. needs to immediately reunite the seized immigrant children with their families.  Anything less is inhumane and disgraceful.


Three of our former First Ladies weigh in on the Trump Administration policy of separating children from their families and seizing and incarcerating the children when they cross over the U.S. and Mexico border:

Michelle Obama retweets Laura Bush:


Secretary Clinton shares her outrage:


The crux of the matter is the crisis of children being imprisoned:


And it gets worse, with babies and toddlers held in “tender age centers”, isolated from their families:

An excerpt:
“Doctors and lawyers who have visited the shelters said the facilities were fine, clean and safe, but the kids — who have no idea where their parents are — were hysterical, crying and acting out.

“The shelters aren’t the problem, it’s taking kids from their parents that’s the problem,” said South Texas pediatrician Marsha Griffin who has visited many.

Alicia Lieberman, who runs the Early Trauma Treatment Network at University of California, San Francisco, said decades of study show early separations can cause permanent emotional damage.”




We ask ourselves, what can we do as individuals to help save the immigrant children seized by the U.S. government?  One method is by voicing our concerns to people who can make a difference by contacting our elected representatives–and telling them that we want them to set aside politics and personal gain now and reunite families, and abolish the cruel and inhumane family separations law/policy/procedures that the current administration is using to try to control and deter immigration to the U.S.


And listed below is the U.S. government web site where you can find out what your elected representatives are doing, and there also search links to contact them:

I have already contacted one of my U.S. Senators about this issue.  Your turn.

Hugs and Love!  Grati

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Sexy SatuRdAy: Richard Armitage chats with his Their Lost Daughters audiobook author Joy Ellis, June 16, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1169)

Thanks to Chrissyinwm for the video link below:


And of the several images of Richard Armitage for Their Lost Daughters audiobook promoting his performance, the image below really melts my heart with its haunting beauty (Thanks to Isabelle for sharing!):

So as an avid Amazon Kindle for PC book reader, I am torn between buying the book and reading it first, or going straight to listening to Richard Armitage and the audio version? Outcome pending—next paycheck.  Ha!

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#RichardArmitage for Too Hottt to Handle Tuesday! Claude Becker style! June 12, 2018  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1168)

British actor (yay!  He slightly kept his Brit accent!)  Richard Armitage  is so purrrrfectly smoulderingly hot as Claude Becker in the “Oceans 8” film!  Love those pouty lips of his!

Whether it is due to Claude Becker’s debonair tux with medals, his heated couch wrestling with Ms. (no spoilers), his bed post cuffs (again one of Richard Armitage’s characters is all tied up, Ha!), and that surprise plot twist at the end (no spoilers), Claude Becker is a doozy of a male foil for the ladies!  And Claude’s smouldering mojo completely distRActed me from his actual intent (mild spoiler).    Ha!

The Ladies rock it in “Ocean’s 8!  And I’m so looking forward to seeing the “Ocean’s 8” movie (poster below)  again this coming weekend!

Hope you have a gReAt day! Hugs & Cheers! Grati ;->

P.S. Thanks to RA Archangels for the Richard Armitage as Claude Becker  image above! 



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WCW:  I bought our “Oceans 8” tickets at Fandango for opening weekend starting June 8th, June 06, 2018  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1167)

#DateAfternoon for my hubby and I this weekend!

Tuesday night, I bought our #opening_weekend #Oceans8 movie tickets online via #Fandango!  And the tickets come with a free movie poster!  Snap!

And the matinee movie ticket price online was $3.99 USD per person x 2 people, with a $3 svc fee = $10.98 total!  What a bargain!  Prices like these will get me back into the movie theatre—and that “Ocean’s 8” is a ladies centered film, and it costars Richard Armitage (image below via Yennefer Ice, Thanks!), of course.  *wink*

I am so looking forward to seeing the Ladies and the devilishly handsome and talented British actor #Richard_Armitage (above)   in what looks like a super fun film!   The “Oceans 8” official main trailer appears below:


Only 2 days more until the ladies of Oceans 8 rise on Friday, June 08, 2018!


P.S.  Bonus of @MatiasFmatias fan art below, Thanks to her for sharing!


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THTHT–Richard Armitage characters diptych of John Thornton and Claude Becker by Mat Khal, May 29, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1166)

Two Richard Armitage characters, 14 years apart–John Thornton (left, North & South, 2004) and Claude Becker (right, Oceans 8, 2018)–one smouldering RA diptych by Mat Khal (Thanks!):


P.S.  And here is the link for the “b roll” of behind the scenes footage of filming “Ocean’s 8”!  Thanks for the link to TeresaA!

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