Everyone has their good days and their bad days. But today, Friday the 13th is shrouded (pun intended) in mystery and superstition. Today, you don’t want to have a black cat cross your path, walk under a ladder, break a mirror, etc.
I can’t claim any black cat’s walking in front of me—except years ago my late Aunt’s adorable black kitten whom she rescued,. Nor am I so short to be able to walk under ladders—almost, but not quite. However I did unintentionally break a fancy hand mirror once—a lovely large 8 inch in diameter round brass hand mirror, with a beveled mirror edge, that my grandmother had given me. That thing was heavy! So it seemed solidly travel worthy. That’s right. You guessed it! I had packed the hand mirror in a suitcase, only to discover it shattered upon my arrival at my aunt’s home in another town. Broken mirrors are supposed to give you 7 years of back luck. I can’t quite remember the timing of the shattered mirror. But my high school and early college years were probably my penance. Ha!
Though I am not particularly superstitious—spit three times, turn around, and spit three more times—I wholeheartedly will avail myself of antidotes to bad luck, such as good luck charms.
Especially if the good luck charm is in the form of the exquisitely
talented British actor Richard Armitage. Well, the man [right as Harry Kennedy in The Vicar of Dibley, 2006; via Armitage Archangels, Thanks!] certainly has charm—and he’s better than rubbing a rabbit’s foot in my pocket. *wink*
In fact, I think I still have a rabbit’s foot on a key chain somewhere in a drawer—I saw it only a few months ago. But my adult self finds it a tad ghoulish to have a dead animals foot—dyed pink, no less. Thumper [right] needs his foot. And obviously, the rabbit’s foot wasn’t that lucky for the rabbit in question.
And I wonder if some future generation going through my tchotchke trinkets drawer—when I no longer have need of it–finds my rabbit’s foot lucky charm within, will they think that I was into taxidermy? Or even will they know what the rabbit’s foot is? *shudders*
Yet when Richard Armitage diplays his muscles for a role [purrrrr!; below as John Porter in 2010’s Strike Back, epi6HD-pix04], he looks so fine that he must be a good luck charm. And I am prone to sighhhhhhing. Or in today’s case, thighhhhhhing in admiration and RegArd.
So below are a few images or gifs that I found to share with for you to consider adopting/adapting for your own Richard Armitage thighhhhhhing good luck charms.
1) When ill for a few days, one RA fan named Cyn (Thanks!) shared this gif on January 11th, and within one day, she was feeling better. I would, too. Thighhhh!
2) And though I haven’t heard of any wet lucky charms—unless you count holy water—the Spooks tv show scene with wet jeans on the character of Lucas North (portrayed by Richard Armitage, right), makes a convincing argument for a wet lucky charm variety.
3) Richard Armitage handsomely encased in a tux with straining trousers (via JuliaK, Thanks!; below, from Esquire UK, 2013 photospread):
4) and 5) And since it is Friday—as in Guy Day Friday–maybe we can slip in a little Richard Armitage with Medieval leather chaps on Sir Guy of Gisborne thighhhhhing: (below left, shared by Fabo, Thanks!) and then as Sir Guy wearing neck to toe leather (below right, shared by Isabelle, Thanks!):
So with gorgeous Richard Armitage images such as those above, I could break a few mirrors, cross paths with a few black cats, crawl under a few ladders, and still count myself lucky. Sighhhhhh! Or, thighhhhh!