Book Talk: Burgling The Hobbit

People make inferences all the time, sometimes tinged with past experiences they miss something major, others times things give off a set of wordless vibes, tucked at the back of your mind until later. For instance, I knew my grade 7 Language Arts class, now called English Language Arts (ELA), had a different makeup of … Continue reading Book Talk: Burgling The Hobbit

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I couldn't resist. Plus the answer is yes, always, and let me read the map you get lost too easily.  

Music Monday: Misty Mountains by Richard Armitage and Dwarf Cast

Sometimes you want to slow things down. The first time I read The Hobbit, I wondered how long the Misty Mountains song would go on in the chapter. I also remembered thinking Thorin as a jerk. Not just any jerk, but a bonafide, numero uno, block-headed, stubborn, and curmudgeonly as Tolkien described him as older … Continue reading Music Monday: Misty Mountains by Richard Armitage and Dwarf Cast

Music Monday: Courage and Wisdom by Howard Shore

Just Tweeted how I would play this and not cry. Mission failed. How can anyone play this track and not have a tear roll down a cheek? Whatever the criticisms about the last movie people may have, the Bilbo/Thorin scene met my expectations.

T’was the Hours Before Battle Of The Five Armies…

I took a look at my post count. Counting this post, I have three to publish before the mighty 300. It's equivalent of an army of sweaty, half-naked Spartans, lead by this guy: who can give this guy: a run for his money in the beard-growing department. (Editorial Note: You can keep your Prince Charmings. … Continue reading T’was the Hours Before Battle Of The Five Armies…

Midweek Geekiness: Hobbits, and Heroes, and At-Home-Sick Oh My!

The sage advice series I put together last week to experiment with the sticky-post widget on WordPress. Good thing too as I am at home sick with pneumonia since October 20th. After a week of antibiotics, I have two puffers to open up my airways. Trust me, people take breathing for granted until they have trouble … Continue reading Midweek Geekiness: Hobbits, and Heroes, and At-Home-Sick Oh My!

A Little Pick Me Up

Thankfully, a short work week after food overdose known as Thanksgiving long weekend. Sadly, I return to a Xerox printer/photocopier not working. After staring at John Proctor for a while, time for a new Armitage character and one with possibly worse troubles then a Xerox machine.

Finally, the Thorin Poster

Yowza, Yowza, Yowza, Yowza, Yowza, Yowza, Yowza…and at some point blasted idiot as he makes reckless choices in the last movies. In a way this was the Thorin I waited for since I read the books. The guy under the make up made us remember it’s not always that way, and it doesn’t happen overnight.
And now back to yowza, yowza, yowza, yowza, yowza…

Armitage Agonistes

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Midweek Geekiness: Just Twittering Around

Before Stacks and Ranges the blog, I created @stacksandranges the Twitter handle.  The reason is quite simple and involves a guy.  In this case it involves Nathan Fillion and some grand scheme to have him fall in love with my brain, then live happily ever after.  My following, and followers, reflect my eclectic tastes.  I … Continue reading Midweek Geekiness: Just Twittering Around