My Hobbit T-Shirt from Nov 4
I'm tired, and my feet really hurt, and I may be suffering from delayed frostbite, but I would do it all again tomorrow.
Richard Armitage and Two Other Guys*
I'm sure I'll need a few days to catch up with all the blogs and websites of Armitage fans and Hobbit fans who were there yesterday. The details of the evening have been more than covered by now I'm sure, especially for those that watched the streaming portion of the evening, so I really wouldn't be adding much to what you all have already read and said.
Standing in line was also much fun thanks to my great line companions and the company of two wonderful RA Friends.
I'm glad Richard wasn't "styled" and was just his wonderful, quiet, lovely, self, wearing his favorite black long-sleeve Lucas T-shirt, and that gorgeous leather jacket. I'm still in a state of bliss and grateful for having the good fortune to be there and to see him.
As a special treat for those lucky few of us in theaters around the world, we did see 20 minutes of footage from Desolation of Smaug (DOS). Peter Jackson asked us not to give too many details, but don't think there's harm in saying we saw scenes in Mirkwood, Laketown, and lots of barrels. I was impressed by what we saw.
This morning when I was trying to hail a cab at 3:30am across from Central Park in New York to get to the train station on time, I thought of Richard, the new New Yorker. Had there been an opportunity, might have asked him if he's settled in the new apartment.
*Anderson Cooper and Orlando Bloom