The "Brit a Day" series

What does a months-long parade of attractive British men have to do with fiction, you might well ask? These gentlemen have inspired some lovely scenes, part of the life I live in my head. Over time, some of these scenes reach out to one another and begin to form a story. For the present, each one of these pictures provides a writing prompt for me, a way to keep me writing with a sense of passion and narrative, even when the stories are not yet fully formed.

Monday, April 30, 2012

A Brit a Day [#757]

If you are ever in need of some nostalgic avatars, here are 3-- from my collection to yours.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

A Brit a Day [#756]

Laphroaig distillery has this program called 'Friends of Laphroaig' whereby purchasers of their products can become holders of tiny [square foot] plots of land on the distillery property on Islay, Scotland.  They rent the property back from each 'Friend' for the price of one dram per year--but you have to show up in person to collect.

Anyway, I am one of these landowners [hence, today's brit is an honorary one--me], and Laphroaig has recently made it possible to view the location of one's plot on Google earth.  I captured a birds-eye view of mine and posted it above.  The bay at Port Ellen is on the left of the picture.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

A Brit a Day [#755]

This one is for Donna.  Do natives of Northern Ireland mind being lumped in with my Brits?

Friday, April 27, 2012

A Brit a Day [#754]

Eddie Argos and party at Stonehenge.  Who decides who gets to go inside the fence?

Thursday, April 26, 2012

A Brit a Day [#753]

You might as well call this post "Must. Kiss. This. Man. Part B".

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A Brit a Day [#752]

Tennant may have a kitten up around his head, but Matt Smith has the loveliest forelock in all the kingdom.  Thank you tumblr people for all your fine pics that I love.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

A Brit a Day [#751]

A six pack of young Dan Radcliffe in the very early days of  'Harry Potter' fame.

Monday, April 23, 2012

A Brit a Day [#750]

David Tennant carousing with a kitten in the same manner that I carouse with my pet rat.  But I do not put a bow on her.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

A Brit a Day [#749]

Fanpop actually has a page called 'RIP Severus Snape.'  I found a lot of behind-the-scenes pictures there that I had never seen.  It was hard to choose just one for today, but I'm always good with laughing Snape.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

A Brit a Day [#748]

A friend gave me all the soundtracks from the Harry Potter movies on CD for my birthday.  I've been listening to them in the car, and most recently finished 'The Goblet of Fire.'

Oh, Robert Pattinson, why did you have to die as Cedric Diggory and come back to life as a vampire?

Friday, April 20, 2012

A Brit a Day [#747]

When the topic is Great Alternative Frontmen, Eddie Argos and Jarvis Cocker come to my mind.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

A Brit a Day [#746]

Must. Kiss. This. Man.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A Brit a Day [#745]

Matt Smith, as though he has planets at his fingertips.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A Brit a Day [#744]

Dan Radcliffe, just another teenager lounging on a couch....but somehow, not.

Monday, April 16, 2012

A Brit a Day [#743]

David Tennant, back in black for Monday and happy to be here.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

A Brit a day [#742]

...and in the same vein, today's guest brit is Australian [still a brit in my way of thinking] John Noble.  As scientist Walter Bishop on 'Fringe', John does an incredible job of looking far more wizened than his actual 63 years.  I'd love to see Mr. Rickman [who is 66] in such a role some day!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

A Brit a Day [#741]

One more week [April 20th, next Friday night] and Henry Ian Cusick is on 'Fringe'!

Friday, April 13, 2012

A Brit a Day [#740]

Once upon a time in a land far far away.....there was Art Brut with very special guests Black Wire.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Special Edition because I used the same picture two weeks on a row

.....well, almost the same.
Henry Ian Cusick

A Brit a Day [#739]

Episode 2 of 'Scandal' is on tonight!  In the weirdest PR move I've seen in a long time, ABC put #2 up for viewing on its website the night after the premiere.  They must have heard the consensus of the critics who thought the show doesn't really take off until the second episode.  Whew!  Let's put your best foot forward, people!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A Brit a Day [#738]

Happy birthday to me.
Happy birthday to me.
Here's to looking at Matt Smith.
Happy birthday tooooo meeeeee.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A Brit a Day [#737]

November 2005 was a big month for me--it was the first time I traveled away from home after a nearly fatal accident earlier that year.  As for reading material on that trip, I only had eyes for Harry Potter, I remember, and Dan certainly deserved to grace the cover.

Monday, April 9, 2012

A Brit a Day [#736]

This is a nice big picture of David Tennant if you open it in another window.  Clearly David survived an encounter with a moth but his jumper did not.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

A Brit a Day [#735]

"James, no, no.....Benedict Cumberbatch, I choose YOU!"

Saturday, April 7, 2012

A Brit a Day [#734]

A favorite moment from Thursday night's premiere of 'Scandal'--
[allow me to paraphrase]
She: "You slept with me and then you didn't call me."
He:  "I'm getting married."
News flash, mister[s]--that doesn't really explain anything.

Friday, April 6, 2012

A Brit a Day [#733]

Art Brut, conveniently photographed on my last birthday, 4/11/11.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

A Brit a Day [#732]

I am beyond ready for this show to finally appear on my TV.  Tonight, Henry Ian Cusick co-stars in the premiere episode of 'Scandal' on ABC at 10 pm.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A Brit a Day [#731]

Matt Smith in that sweater we have so come to love.  Is it wool? Cotton?  A synthetic blend?  Only Matt knows for sure.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

A Brit a Day [#730]

Does anyone know what happened when Daniel Radcliffe's movie 'The Woman in Black' opened?  Was it well received?

Monday, April 2, 2012

A Brit a Day [#729]

Mr. Tennant was not quite ready for his close-up.  But it's lovely still.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

A Brit a Day [#728]

Me and the family watched 'Frankenstein Meets the Werewolf' on TV tonight, and I have to ask, what kind of grave robber but an idiot opens the casket of a werewolf on the night of the full moon?

I love Snape protecting the kids from Lupin in HP3.  Nothing sexier than a man standing up to things that go bump in the night.